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I made my first digital drawing in Microsoft Paint on my dad’s computer when I was in primary school. It was so exciting then to be able to draw without a pencil, and paint with shades unconstrained by my color sets. Although the drawing tools were very primitive, I was enthusiastic about creating simple images on a monitor. Since university, where… Read more »

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We should be designing plantings that are as interesting, resilient, and balanced as those in the wild. We can do this by designing with plant communities and not individual plants. As humans, we crave encounters with nature. To become lost in the majesty of the giant redwoods, bask under the filtered light of gnarled oaks,… Read more »

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“You can go to the mountains and the beach in one afternoon” goes the classic Angeleno humble-brag. I first heard it on the East Coast, where my friends and I plotted for days just to escape the NYC subway system. In Los Angeles, from the beaches of Santa Monica to the trails of the San… Read more »

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At the turn of the 20th century, only ten percent of the world’s population resided in cities; today, that number has grown to nearly fifty percent. Paul Romer, Director of the Marron Institute at NYU, projects that “in 100 years, there will be about five billion more urban residents in the evolving world than there… Read more »

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Corners without curb cuts Broken sidewalks Ficus tree sidewalk upheaval Poorly signaled traffic lights Cars in driveways blocking sidewalk Fallen trees across sidewalk Sidewalks closed indefinitely for construction Mysterious deep puddles (it hasn’t rained in months) City parking lot without elevator or pedestrian ramp Sprinklers watering sidewalk Drivers turning right without yielding to pedestrians Lack… Read more »

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Bill Tatham, from the Sausalito office, was assisting with the student program in Los Angeles last week when he snapped this iconic image. And while there are many standout attractions in LA, Dodger Stadium is truly in a league of its own. Even those who are not baseball fanatics will appreciate the sensual qualities of… Read more »