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

Saturday Linkages: Mostly Architecture

Special thanks to friend of the blog Nic for this week’s real estate listing of the week–your chance to buy Nixon’s old compound

Door of the week

L.A. Built a Tiny-House Village for Homeless Residents, and Some Aren’t So Sure About It

Inside the ‘Tartarian Empire,’ the QAnon of Architecture

Traffic Was Historically Low In 2020. The Death Toll On LA’s Streets Was Not

Let’s Just Call it Sunday Linkages Until My Schedule Changes

Mars Sucks

The pole vaulting shepherds of the Canary Islands

If you’d like to live in a giant Taco Bell and have $6,000,000 laying around this house is for you

A 1,000 year blue dye mystery solved

Kid, I blew up the honey: fallout from nuclear bomb tests detected in US pots

Gender reveal party host turns himself in to police; nearby residents complain of dirty water and a damaged foundation

Best Twitter thread of the week

Saturday Linkages: Late Again!

Reddit user BrewCoven repurposed an old TV for a cat bed.

‘Unorthodox and magical’: how tree stumps can transform your garden

Weeding and mulching are satisfying, but we need ground covers to eliminate those chores

Germinating Bed of Osiris

Gilles Deleuze correctly describes the world we live in today back in 1990

Strange real estate listing of the week

Resign Mitch O’Farrell: sign the petition!