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July 2019

Found 13 blog entries for July 2019.

Angel City Brewery; Source: atlasobscura.com

The Los Angeles Arts District is located downtown and bounded by the Los Angeles River, Alameda Street, First Street, and Violet Street. The district is among the most creative hubs of LA, largely thanks to a group of artists in the 1970s who were priced out of Venice and Hollywood, establishing homes and studios in the forgotten warehouses of downtown, albeit mostly illegally. 

These artists founded several art galleries, such as The Art Dock, a street gallery in a loading dock of then-called Citizens Warehouse (now the Pickle Works Building) and the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions center on Industrial. There were also a number of artist-fueled hangouts established during that time, including Al’s

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It’s no secret that lighting can contribute to everything from how a room makes you feel to how your overall design looks, but did you know that it can also make the world a better place? 

Lighting solutions like lamps, pendants, and sconces are all great for enhancing a space, but they’re often comprised of materials that aren’t so great for Mother Earth. Fortunately, direct-to-consumer company Gantri is changing that. Launched in 2017, Gantri creates all of its lamps using 3D printing of sustainable, corn-based plastics. 

The company is headquartered in the Bay Area and its CEO and founder Ian Yang told Hunker, “Our process eliminates the vast majority of industrial inefficiencies, which allows us to offer our products for a

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Log cabins have been an American staple for centuries, and given their straightforward construction and unparalleled cozy feel, it’s easy to see why. No matter where they’re located, log cabins instantly provide a refuge from the crazy world outside, and entering them can feel like you’re being wrapped in a big, warm hug. 

But developing a warm and inviting interior aesthetic that aligns with the cozy vibe of this architecture takes a little bit of thought and consideration. If you’re the proud owner of a log cabin (or you hope to be one in the future), then check out the following tips to maximize this charming architecture’s interior style. 

 

Add Artisan Accents

Hand Carved Giraffe Artisan Accent
Hand-Carved Giraffe, $99+

Log cabins have a

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The Orange County Fair has a long history that dates back to 1890, just a year after Orange County was founded. Since then, the OC Fair has evolved from a small, five-day event to a 23-day festival that celebrates the OC’s communities, interests, agriculture, and heritage. 

This year, the OC Fair truly has something for everyone. Music enthusiasts will love the killer lineup of musicians playing throughout the festival, including Smokey Robinson, Kool & the Gang, and Weird Al. There are also a ton of tribute shows and parties for classic bands, such as Bee Gees Gold - A Tribute to the Bee Gees, which takes place on August 7th, and Zeppelin Live - A Live Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin that happens on August 3rd. 

Orange County Fair Monster Trucks
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Featured: Enchanted Home Pet Sofa

If you’ve worked hard to cultivate a beautiful, thoughtful aesthetic that’s reflective of your personality and style sensibility, the last thing you want to do is tarnish it with a dingy dog bed or ugly cat tree. Fortunately, there are quite a few brands that are dedicated to creating pet accessories that are just as beautiful and well-designed as they are comfy and accessible for your furry loved one. 

Whether you’re a cat lover, a dog enthusiast, or all of the above, the following accessories will elevate your aesthetic while making your furbaby feel like the royalty that they are. 

 

Nordic Pet Bowl, $29.99

Mid Century Modern Pet Bowl

These Scandi-inspired pet bowls are the perfect complement to a mid-century aesthetic

 

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Formerly reserved for those traveling on a budget, Airbnb is now accommodating folks seeking high-end travel experiences as well. The company recently announced its new tier for travelers seeking the ultimate in luxury, Airbnb Luxe, and listed 2,000 new properties that were culled from the Luxury Retreats site that the company acquired in 2017. 

If you’ve been following Airbnb's moves in recent years, then you know that it introduced a similar tier of properties in 2018 called Airbnb Plus, but Airbnb Luxe takes it to the next level. For example, listings on Airbnb Plus must pass a 100-point inspection and average $150 per night. To be listed on Airbnb Luxe, however, the property must meet a 300-point inspection in addition to offering a dedicated trip

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Source: 671 Barberry Lane; Listed by Andrew Falk of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

San Rafael is a city in California located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city used to be the site of several Coast Miwok villages, including Awani-wi, Ewu, and Shotomko-cha. It was named after Mission San Rafael Arcangel, a hospital founded in the early 19th century to treat sick Native Americans. 

Mission San Rafael
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Today, San Rafael is the oldest and most culturally diverse city in Marin County, boasting a thriving music, culinary, and shopping scene. It also features a strong creative industry, largely thanks to George Lucas choosing to film the movie THX 1138 in the city in 1970. Lucas ended up loving the location,

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John Lautner is widely considered to be among the most important 20th-century architects in the United States. Lautner was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan, the natural surroundings of which greatly influenced his distinct architectural style. The future architect became immersed in architecture from a young age, helping his father build a chalet at just 12 years old. 

Despite his early interest in architecture, Lautner earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Northern Michigan University. However, after reading the autobiography of Frank Lloyd Wright, Lautner decided to pursue an architecture education, applying to Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship in Wisconsin. 

Lautner was one of Wright’s first Taliesin

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The simple elegance of mid-century modern design has most definitely withstood the test of time, making mid-century homes appear just as fresh now as they did when they were first constructed after WWII. If you’re as obsessed with mid-century homes as we are and you’re lucky enough to live in one, then you might be considering decorating the interior to pay homage to this classic architectural style. 

Fortunately, mid-century interior design is just as fresh and timeless as the architecture. In fact, mid-century furniture and decor are super trendy right now, so it’s a cinch to find perfect pieces for your home. To make it even easier, we rounded up some of our favorite mid-century-inspired pieces that are sure to elevate the

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On July 18-21, Comic-Con International is coming to San Diego and the event is shaping up to be among the best yet. If you’re not familiar with Comic-Con, it’s an annual convention that began in 1970 after a group of comic, movie, and science fiction enthusiasts came together to create the first-ever comic book convention. What began as a one-day “minicon” has evolved into a four-day extravaganza with hundreds of thousands of attendees—last year, around 130,000 people attended the convention. 

The convention features everything a comic lover could want, including speaking panels comprised of prominent comics creators; science fiction authors; and film and TV directors, actors, writers, and producers. There are also a ton

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