Holiday Weekend Linkages: Loquat Edition

Like loquats? Thank the Mexican orchard workers who saved them

Amazon Introduces Tiny ‘ZenBooths’ for Stressed-Out Warehouse Workers

Inside Citizen’s Dangerous Effort to Cash In On Vigilantism

Belcampo: ‘farm to door’ butcher admits misrepresenting origins of meat

How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century?

Weekend Linkages: Floored

City, Suburb, Server Farm: the Urban Geography of Amazon

A private bar where you can drink, hug, and ditch masks? Welcome to Risky Business in North Hollywood

Crime App Citizen is Driving a Security Car Around L.A. and Won’t Say Why

Build your own bamboo dome-like structure with giant grass’s zome building kit

Why are our cities built for 6ft-tall men? The female architects who fought back

Narrative Napalm Malcolm Gladwell’s apologia for American butchery

Goodwill stores have a message: Please stop donating trash

The US government should buy the Greyhound bus company. Hear me out

Weekend Linkages: All Plants and Mirrors

Build a protected garden enclosure

Mayor de Blasio’s strange burger and fries moment

A Visit to the CIA’s “Secret” Abstract Art Collection

Digital tulip fever

Chipotle Is a Criminal Enterprise Built on Exploitation

A Caledonia house on the edge of a crumbling cliff has sold after a monthslong saga

The bells v the boutique hotel: the battle to save Britain’s oldest factory

Ever wonder what all of those surface car parking lots in downtown LA used to be?

How you can help stop Airbnb in LA

Programming note: I’ll return to blogging soon–been busy with workshop organization tasks, seeing actual people for the first time in 14 months and other mundane but blessed activities!

Weekend Linkages: Ghost Kitchens, Cats and Recursion

Some parody billboards just dropped in England and Wales. Via @BrentToderian

Ghost kitchens of China

Goodbye to the Future: The Last Days of Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower

Metro’s Oscar Nightmare

NSFW explanation of cat domestication

‘It’s like a place of healing’: the growth of America’s food forests

Print rooms, prints, and their printed borders

This week’s strange real estate listing

A plaque about plaques