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Living local, urban design, sustainability, landscape architecture, and places in the East Bay. Design that works where it is.

Berkeley Rocks

You really have to see Berkeley’s rocks. Ancient rock outcroppings are not so unusual in California, but the way North Berkeley’s neighborhoods integrated the boulders into the built landscape is pretty awe-inspiring. Indian … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Vibe is Still Groovy at the Trident, Sausalito

During the 1960s and 70s, you could have bumped into Janis Joplin, enjoyed an impromptu concert by Bob Dylan, or had Robin Williams bus your table at a natural foods restaurant in Sausalito: the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hidden Walk in Sausalito

Jan and I love to hike in beautiful open space areas like the East Bay Regional Parks, Joaquin Miller Park, or Mount Tamalpais, but sometimes we also enjoy exploring urban areas. The residential … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Plank

Jack London Square once had a Barnes & Noble bookstore for an anchor. As of October, the new tenant is Plank. Plank features fun. A cacophony of noisy, frolicking, frivolous … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Puttin’ On the Ritz

After a spectacular day on the coast, we decided to stop at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay to enjoy the sunset and a cocktail. Upon arrival, we paid $10 for … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Devil’s Slide, Mavericks & Coastal Geology

We love going places! In an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint, we spend a lot of our free time traveling local. That doesn’t mean we never fly, but it’s remarkable … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Big Sur Roadhouse

One way we live where we are is to travel local. We spent the weekend with the kids in Big Sur, about 150 miles from most of the five-one-oh area … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment