Half of all U.S. households own at least one Apple product, according to CNBC’s All-America Economic survey. Americans don’t stop with just one device. Homes that own least one Apple, own an average of three. Overall, the average household has 1.6 Apple devices.
No wonder their stock is above $600 per share.
ok, i was in costa rica for the weekend playing the imperial festival with bjork and tv on the radio and thievery corp and flaming lips and lots of others.
to be clear: i’m not sure if i’m name dropping or if i’m just drawing attention to the fact that it was a really great festival.
but i’m mentioning the imperial festival, as it kept me away from l.a for a couple of days, and thus kept me from my true purpose in life: taking pictures of parking lots and old houses and putting them on the internet.
today’s oddball architecture blog is less about architecture and more about the strange and disconcerting and unique randomness of l.a.
today i’ve included 2 pictures, taken 40 minutes apart.
one picture is of a very glamorous auto body shop in the middle of hollywood.
and the other picture is of gigantic mountains.
i happily admit that there’s nothing too terribly remarkable about either picture.
but what makes them remarkable when taken together is that they’re 30 minutes away from each other in the same city.
there’s an old cliche that in l.a you can go skiing in the morning and surfing in the afternoon.
it’s a nice old cliche, because it’s true. and it’s a picturesque cliche, used to lure people to l.a for decades.
but less of a cliche, although equally true, is that in l.a you could pawn your silverware after breakfast and get eaten by a mountain lion or bear before lunch.
in fact you could pawn your silverware at 10 a.m and be running away from mountain lions by 11a.m.
(to be clear: i’ve never heard of anyone in l.a being eaten by a mountain lion or bear. i guess i was just trying to sound tough, as writing, ‘having a picnic by 11a.m’ doesn’t seem to carry the same gravitas).
so, auto body shop at 10 a.m, gigantic mountains at 10:45a.m.