"Usonian" usually refers to the low-slung, affordable houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but it's also a handy term to describe similar houses by his followers. Here's one, architect unknown, from 1955, that needs some love. And $1.595M.  

It's been an exciting last few weeks here at CH+D. Up here in our edit offices, we just sent our July/August issue to the printers. It's the first under the direction of our new executive editor, Erin Feher, and it's filled with gorgeous projects from San Francisco to Silver Lake. And just as it hits the stands it will also be hitting the web, as we'll be launching our brand new digital issue on June 23.

By now L.A.'s mobile culinary culture is inarguable. Korean tacos, gourmet ice cream sandwiches, and even sushi can all be found roaming the streets of Los Angeles. Let's face it – tacos may taste best at 2 am after a night of drinking at El Prado but no one enjoys sitting on upturned milk crates to get their carne asada on. Enter the Design Truck – a roving furniture gallery launching this weekend to provide comfortable, stylish seating for L.A.'s finest food trucks.

Submit now for our Readers' Room Contest: Pools and Outdoor Rooms Do you have a fabulous pool hangout? A outstanding outdoor room? Send us your pool and outdoor room pictures by July 7 and our reader's will vote on their favorite. The winner will be featured in our next issue of CH+D.

When it’s time for her close-up, not even Mother Nature is immune to a little “restyling.” Riffing on the Grand Dame’s botanical creations, Bay Area photographer and designer Tara Gill has created a series of blooming artworks called “Patterns of Growth” using all things green, leafy, and floral as her medium. After rearranging her exotic botanical finds into unique shapes and forms, the result is an eye-popping, kaleidoscope-like pattern rooted in the artist’s unique, creative vision. 

The first day of summer was yesterday. Pair that with the warm weather we've been having in SF, and I'm in a seasonal state of mind. Perhaps that's why the works in the Palos Verdes art exhibition, Surf's Up, are so appealing to me.

This past weekend, the NY Times did a nice little roundup of significant architecture that's open to the public in Los Angeles. All the usual suspects were in there, including Greene & Greene's Gamble House, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, Neutra's VDL II house, Schindler's studio in West Hollywood and the Eames' Case Study House No. 8. Not a bad list, but hardly surprising.

San Francisco-based woodworker Jeremiah Nielson has been customizing wood furniture for over 18 years and is now releasing his own line of Mid-Century furniture called the Jeremiah Collection. All the furniture is handmade from solid walnut, white oak or reclaimed wood. Each piece is one of kind and doesn't hide from slight imperfections by trying to fill them in or cut around them, resulting in a beautiful balance between of modernity and nature.

It's not everyday you get two great architects on the same lot. Here in Los Angeles, the pool house was designed by Pierre Koenig in 2002. The main house was designed by Gregory Ain in 1952.

Behold – the newly approved plan for Santa Monica's planned seven-acre public park near City Hall. Designed by James Corner's Field Operations, the same firm behind New York's fabulous High Line, the Palisades Garden Walk, as the park has been dubbed, was approved last week by the City Council.


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