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William Krisel is among the pioneering architects who helped define and drive affordable, modernist tract housing in Southern California. Born in Shanghai in 1924 to American parents who were working abroad for the U.S. State Department, Krisel drafted his first house at just 11 years old. Krisel’s father sent the drawing to an architect who said that Krisel had the talent to become an architect himself, which is exactly what he did. 

Krisel remained in China until he was 13 before moving back to the United States. When he was 18, Krisel was assigned as a Chinese interpreter during World War II. While in the Army, he spoke with other soldiers about their plans for after the war, which ultimately informed his architectural

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A holiday that revolves around appreciating your loved ones and eating all the food is our favorite kind of holiday. But all that food can weigh on us—literally and figuratively. That’s why there’s no better way to start your Thanksgiving celebrations than with a turkey trot, giving you a kickstart on burning off all those calories that you get to enjoy later. 

To make your hunt for a great trot easier, we rounded up the best of the best turkey trots across the country. Featuring everything from costume contests to dog runs to face painting, the following runs (or walks) will ensure you kick off the holiday festivities right. 

 

Orange County

Dana Point Turkey Trot

The Dana Point Turkey Trot has been going strong for

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If the idea of assembling a piece of furniture gives you chills, then you’ll love this innovative furniture collection. The new, Model 19 flat-pack furniture line by Nomad London was designed specifically with environmentally-conscious city dwellers in mind. 

Before we get into the genius of the line, though, it’s important to know the genius behind it. London architect Henning Stummel studied architecture and urbanism at ETH Zurich and Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, two schools that remain heavily influenced by the form-follows-function ideology of the Bauhaus movement. Henning opened his own practice, Henning Stummel Architects, where he applied Bauhaus ideology to many architectural designs before foraying into furniture design with Nomad

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With their steep, multi-gabled roofs, half-timber framing, and elaborate entryways, there’s nothing quite like the beautiful design of a Tudor-style home. At once elegant and down to earth, these homes are a favorite among architecture and history enthusiasts as the 15th-century style has endured for centuries, receiving fresh updates along the way.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in a Tudor home—or you hope to one day—then you may be curious about the ways you can style the interior to enhance the unique architectural features of these homes. 

From elevating wood details to creating color schemes that maximize the home’s style, the following tips will ensure the interior of your Tudor is just as stunning as the

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Old Towne Orange sits on about one square mile of land around the Orange, California, plaza. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood boasts many antique and collectible shops, specialty boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants, but what truly sets it apart is its high concentration (about 1,300) of vintage buildings. 

Old Town Orange Vintage Buildings
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Most of Old Towne’s buildings were constructed between 1874-1940 after attorneys Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell acquired the 1,385 acres of land as legal fees in 1869. The two attorneys attempted to model the land’s layout after Philadelphia, designed by William Penn. Featuring two cross streets that divide the area into quadrants, the middle point

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High Point Market had its fall trade show on October 19-23, and it gave a lot of insight into the interior trends you can expect to see a lot of during the winter months. If you’re not familiar with it, High Point Market is the largest furnishings trade show in the world, drawing 75,000 retail home buyers, interior designers, architects, and other industry professionals to High Point, North Carolina, for the show that takes place every six months. 

The market features over 12 million(!) square feet of show space and more than 2,000 exhibitors representing 100+ countries around the world. Part of the reason that the show’s so popular, other than the boundless new products it showcases, is that it’s a great

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In addition to October 31st being a day of costumes, trick or treating, and parties, it’s also the day that architect Zaha Hadid was born. Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi architect and the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, receiving the award in 2004. She also received the Stirling Prize, the UK’s most esteemed architectural award, in 2010 and 2011, and was the first woman to win the RIBA Gold Medal. 

Hadid was born in Baghdad in 1950 to her father, a wealthy, liberal industrialist, and her mother, an artist. The upper-class family took many trips to ancient Sumerian cities during Hadid’s childhood, which she has said sparked her interest in architecture. After attending boarding school in England and Switzerland,

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Surrounded by mountain ranges and located about 15 miles inland of the Pacific Ocean, Ojai is a small, picturesque city of about 8,000 residents. The sleepy Ventura County destination offers a welcome refuge from the never-ending traffic and swarms of people found in many Southern California cities. 

The region was first occupied by the Chumash Indians who named the city after the Ventureno Chumash word for “moon.” In 1837, a Santa Barbara entrepreneur named Fernando Tico received the Rancho Ojai Mexican land grant, which included 17,716 acres of the city. On his newly acquired land, Tico and his family operated a cattle ranch before selling the region in 1853. The land was bought and sold by several people thereafter

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With the days getting shorter and the nights becoming cooler, there’s no denying that the season of hibernation is upon us. The season begs for cozy nights in with fluffy blankets, crackling fires, and binge sessions of your favorite movies and TV shows. It’s also the perfect time to catch up with friends during dinner parties and game nights. And the perfect complement to all of that hygge goodness? A warm and welcoming scent that will make you forget why you ever loved summer. 

Scents are one of the best and easiest ways to transition your home from warm to cooler weather, and they never fail to set the perfect mood for a comfy night in or a cozy dinner party. But not all scents are created equal—some are more appropriate for summer than winter,

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There’s nothing quite like the restorative power of nature, no matter how much new technology tries to convince us otherwise. Mother Nature is so powerful, in fact, that entire architectural styles were developed to harness and enhance it. From mid-century modern to contemporary and ranch homes, there are several architectural styles that were specifically created with nature in mind. 

Some of the first homes designed to maximize nature were mid-century modern houses. Early modernist architects like Richard Neutra and A. Quincy Jones saw the value of connecting the indoors with the outdoors, creating homes with expansive windows, wide-open floor plans, and organic materials that create harmony and connection with the surrounding

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