Archive for August, 2009

Border Blooms in Wales

The trellis next to the front door.

Snapped these sights on our trip to Wales a couple weeks ago, all just steps from the cottage where Andy's mum and step-pop have resided for the last two decades.

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Off the Wall: Norwood Young + Michael Jackson

Enough said.

Crowned the "King of Hancock Park" by the alt-crowd because of his utterly mad digs–specifically the 17 statues of Michelangelo's David that line the driveway of his whitewashed house–the source of fascination, celebration, derision and litigation (by neighbors) known as Norwood Young is feting his birthday tonight with an all-out tribute to the "King of Pop," his fellow Virgo, Michael Jackson.

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Under Wraps

Excuse the interruption.
A momentary pause for sure…As I’ve noted in recent weeks, layout is looming on a book project and I’m finding the dead in deadline ever more a reality as I write like mad to reach those final two words of bliss: “the end.”

It hasn’t been all work and no adventure.

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The Birds

"Kids Attacked by Ravens" (1963) by Robert Coburn

Deadline is fast approaching on the manuscript for "The Extraordinary Difference," the history of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive architect Fred Hayman. From sun up to sun down, I'm consumed by the project.

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Beyond Woodstock: Opus 40

Rock Star: Harvey Fite raised DIY to an art form in his backyard.

With the opening of “Taking Woodstock,” just one of a barrage of projects commemorating the 40th anniversary of the festival that defined a generation (and has since transformed a town into a tourist stop and fueled an entire industry), we flashback to our own escapade there this summer and, particularly, an opus stamped 40 of another kind altogether.

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