One of summer’s great pleasures is dining al fresco. Nothing better than enjoying great food, good friends and family while enjoying this glorious California weather. Here are 10 of the best.

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Get Up & Go: It’s Friday night and the sun is setting over Barnsdall’s famous Hollyhock House. You are sitting on the west lawn, enjoying the view, boutique wines, and food trucks…What a lovely summer’s eve.

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

 33  0 Google +0  0   Liquid L.A. > What You’ll Be Drinking at Barnsdall Wine Tasting’s Summer Kick-Off What You’ll Be Drinking at Barnsdall Wine Tasting’s Summer Kick-Off Silverlake Wine’s Randy Clement shows us what is pouring this Friday Posted on 5/22/2014 2:42:00 PM by Garrett Snyder Photograph courtesy Silverlake Wines One of our […]

And where to take that cute Mini camper? Here is a list of California’s best camping spots.

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

          Right here in the Golden State of California, more than 70 years after The Camper’s Handbook was written by a Brit who traveled as a boy 1,200 miles across America’s prairie land by wagon in the 19th century, my family took camping road trips within and across California borders. With […]

Oh so cute – Mini’s with luxury campers make roughing it easy.

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

              Short of the Batmobile, it’s hard to imagine a multi-use vehicle as fun as MINI‘s tiny luxury campers. The automaker recently unveiled three different car-top campers, which it claims are the tiniest luxury campers in the world. The modular units are essentially whole rooms scaled down to a […]

This portable charging station is a great example of design & utility rolled into one. Owning an electric powered vehicle just gets more & more interesting.

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

            Unveiled in Rome, Italy in September 2013, the structure was developed as an attempt to reinvent a typical trade show pavilion. Its dynamic form and energy efficiency is reminiscent of Frei Otto’s experiments with lightweight tension membrane structures in his search for forms that would be both visually engaging […]

Get up & Go

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

If you find yourself at Venice Beach this Memorial Day weekend, check out Abbot Kinney, with its shopping & great food. Intelligentsia offers some of the best coffee in L.A. http://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/la-city-guide-the-best-food-drink-and-shopping-on-abbot-kinney?pageNumber=2

Less Than 24 Hours in Paris? No Problem.

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On a recent trip to Bordeaux, Fathom contributing editor Kate Donnelly found herself with a half-day layover in Paris. So little time in one of the world’s great cities might seem like torture, but she made the most of it. PARIS – Spend less than 24 hours in beautiful, magical, romantic Paris? Why would I […]

Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan has captured Hong Kong’s ‘Jockey Club innovation tower’ the new home of the region’s Polytechnic University (PolyU) school of design, and the Jockey Club design Institute for Social Innovation. Designed by Zaha Hadid, 15,000 square meters of floor area is spread across 15 stories, accommodating up to 1,800 students and […]