Emerson Dameron

Emerson Dameron

Journalist, copywriter, humorist

Design, comedy, humor, technology, internet culture, startups, business, street art, pranks, Los Angeles

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Back To The Drawing Board

It begins with a sharpened pencil, a scrap of paper, and the germ of an idea.

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A Review of Design Disruptors

Design Disruptors consists of interviews with well-placed Silicon Valley designers along with action shots of their work (and their fanciful workspaces). Decision-makers at Lyft, Facebook, Mailchimp, Pinterest, Spotify, and other powerful companies chime in about what they’re working on, what design is, and how it is shaping the contemporary world.

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We're Gonna Rock Down to Electric Avenue

Drive Electric Week comes to Los Angeles as the city unveils an ambitious transportation plan.

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Little Pink Houses for You and Me

The Los Angeles housing crunch is quite real, and it is brutal. Rents significantly have outpaced incomes across America for decades, particularly in LA, which Forbes ranks as the nation’s third toughest market for renters. Brent Gaisford is a developer, blogger, and organizer for the new advocacy group Abundant Housing LA, and he believes that those in the Los Angeles architecture, design, and urban planning spheres have a responsibility to communicate about the affordable housing crisis, in their work and in their lives.

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Midcentury Meets 21st Century

Palm Springs is getting popular, and not just because Coachella 2017 has already sold out its advance passes. The perennial vacation spot is drawing in not just tourists but new homesteaders, drawn to its laid-back, photogenic lifestyle and Midcentury Modernist architectural legacy. We hope William Francis Cody would be pleased.

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Exploring DTLA: The Bloc

Los Angeles malls open up for the summer.

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Hotel Cecil: An Unintended American Grotesque

We will see you in our nightmares.