The Mud House Once Owned By Steve Martin

The Mud House by Roland Coate Jr.
This semi-subterranean, poured concrete home constructed in 1974 in Santa Barbara, CA was one of the few homes built by Roland Coate, Jr. whose father, Roland Eli Coate, Sr., was a much better known architect. The home was not considered architecturally significant when first built, but as the years passed, it has become known for being one of the important examples of Modernist concrete architecture (or Brutalism) in California. (more…)

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The Best Red Carpet Looks From The Oscars 2021 (Updated!)

The red carpet fashions at the 93rd Oscars were proof, like the other awards shows of 2021 before them, that people could not wait to get out of the confines of their home —at least those who didn’t gain the Quarantine Twenty— and spread their metaphorical peacock feathers. (more…)

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Angelina Jolie Seen 30 Years Apart By Two Photographers

Any diehard Angelina Jolie fan has already seen the test shots of her taken back in 1991 by celebrity photographer Harry Langdon, Jr. There are lots of them and they are easily found floating around cyberspace. So why do we bring them up now? After seeing Jolie’s recent cover and editorial shots for Vogue UK by photographer Craig McDean, we couldn’t believe how little she’s changed in thirty years and thought it would be fun to put the photos side-by-side. (more…)

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