Design + Photo Blog

Abandoned + Historied 16th Street Station, Oakland

16th Street Station is a relic of a disappeared Oakland, when rail travel was the best way to get around. Except that the building, large and looming, beautiful and grand, is still very much a part of the landscape in deep West Oakland. 16th Street Station was built in 1912, and represents a thriving African-American community...

The Curious Case of the Eastern Sierras

The Eastern Sierras have it all. Snow-capped mountains, natural hot springs, alpine lakes, geothermal areas, small western towns and interesting geologic formations. Let's not even mention the eastern entrance to Yosemite. Along with that lie old ghost towns and plenty of shameful history. This area is equally accessible from northern and southern California, and with so many places to camp (on BLM land or otherwise), makes for a uniquely peaceful,...