Seen in L.A.: Spooky and Colorful Festiveness

Overly done and “composed” Halloween decorations are just not my thing . . . I can appreciate other folks’ expense and hard work, but my eyes are always drawn to the more “perfectly imperfect.” So while out and about in the days leading up to tonight’s All Hallow’s Eve festivities and … Continue reading

California Bungalows in the Mail: When Pacific Ready-Cut Homes Ruled the L.A. Burbs

Ever heard of a “kit house?” (NOT talking cats here.) Well, in the first half of the 20th Century, buying a DIY mail-order bungalow was not uncommon, especially in Southern California. The concept actually originated in the Midwest with a highly successful company called Aladdin Homes, of Bay City, Michigan. … Continue reading