David Yoon is a "writer, designer, photographer, and self-confessed urban planning geek" whose blog "Narrow Streets: Los Angeles" plays with an intriguing idea: What if Los Angeles' wide streets could be narrowed? What would it do to the identity of the city, and to the place of people in it? "Narrow Streets' is a notional cousin to the idea of LA without cars, first visualized by photographer Matt Logue and later borrowed by filmmaker Ross Ching, but where those projects attempted to render LA quieter and emptier, Yoon's is after something more elusive: A city rescaled. If you're an urban planning geek, or even just a resident of the actual, wide-gauge LA, it's a stimulating way to think about the place, and it raises a nutty, bracing possibility -- liberation by smooshing.
My home has a fireplace and before the oppressive smoke of wildfires ruined the joy of lighting it, I used to start a fire once in a while during the colder months. Firewood isn’t readily available here in the Bay Area, so I would often have to resort to the use of firelogs since they […]
In January 2019, Peter Orosz plans to live broadcast his snowy trek across the Japanese island of Shikoku. He will also produce a printed field report. The story is that last year I walked 2,700 miles from one end of Japan to the other, and now I will go back to walk the most interesting […]
San Antonio artist Michael Esparza’s oil paintings put Texas-based fast food restaurants in the center of bucolic landscapes. It’s hard not to compare his work to Thomas Kinkade’s but that’s the point. (The main difference, imo, is that Esparza’s pieces are actually palatable.) Texas Monthly: The idea for the series, which Esparza describes as “a […]
Adobe’s design software catalog is essential to any graphics program, as much for their simplicity as their versatility. Anyone can be an effective graphic designer with tools like Illustrator and InDesign – and the right training in their potential. That’s where the Adobe CC A-Z Lifetime Bundle comes in. Whether you’re getting your feet wet […]
Businesses of any size continue to use PDFs despite – and perhaps because of – their stubborn resistance to simple editing. But for those who need a little flexibility on their documentation, the search is over for alternative software. PDF Expert for Mac is the catch-all solution for wrangling those PDFs, and it’s available at […]
When it comes to tech, smaller is better, and these items fit the bill both in terms of size and price. We’ve rounded up our favorite stocking-ready gadgets, most of which are already on sale – and you can take an additional 15% off any of them with the special code MERRY15. iPM 3-in-1 Fast […]