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:: Tuesday, September 10, 2002

The revised, expanded, fully up-to-date illustrated manual of contemporary American sign language, sometimes referred to as "finger spelling" here, courtesy of Lester.


:: Monday, September 09, 2002

Had the pleasure of spending the weekend at Downtown LA's uber-hip hotel, The Standard. It was everything I expected plus some. Besting the already fun Standard Hollywood, the Downtown LA Standard features a fantastic lobby complete with outdoor seating and DJ performing nightly, but the real fun is under and among the stars at their amazingly beautiful rooftop deck. Sporting a full bar, pool, DJ, dance floor, the best in 70's Italian plastic furniture, and the gorgeous nighttime LA skyline, it's the most fun I've had at a club in a long time. The people were friendly and, as you'd expect at LA's trendiest, gorgeous. If you find yourself in LA, don't miss it.

P.S. Only regret: Getting to LA a day too late to check out Club Synthetic


Remember the Sleeper house? Designed by architect Charles Deaton, and featured in Woody Allen's film Sleeper, it's had fallen into a horrible state of disrepair until being rescued by John Huggins for $1.3 million. Now it's finally been completed to the original architect's vision and lovingly restored. Nice to see one of mid-century modern architecture's unique assets saved.


     

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