Moby Launches Los Angeles Architecture Blog
Moby is one of the greatest pioneers of electronic music that the world has ever known, but who knew the Master Of Beats Y’all–yes, Moby is actually an acronym–was such an architecture aficionado? Moby has been known to have an appreciation for the arts, particularly on a somewhat underground level, but with his new blog, Moby Los Angeles Architecture, it is obvious through his insightful comments that he has a deep affinity for strange and beautiful architecture.
Already on a Moby high after seeing the legend perform live at Los Globos in Silverlake recently (you can read my enthusiastic rave review of the event here), I had been seeking more Moby related content after reading his biography again for the fourth time, when my roommate showed me his new blog featuring his commentary on some unique Los Angeles architecture. Naturally, I fell in love with the blog immediately. With a focus on hidden, relatively unknown architectural masterpieces, Moby provides us with the opportunity to analyze architecture that we most likely never would have stumbled upon on our own. Moby provided the following insight on the project in his inaugural post.
“one of the things that fascinates and baffles me about l.a is the randomness and accidental beauty and strangeness of the architecture here. every day i arbitrarily see buildings and houses and odd structures that go from the beautiful to the banal, usually within 10 feet of each other. so, to that end i’m starting a self-indulgent and fun but pointless new project: moby los angeles architecture
A daily (or weekly) collection of some of the random and strange and banal and beautiful architecture i see in l.a. most cities have beautiful architecture. but most cities have beautiful architecture that is prominently displayed and relatively easy to find (think: Chrysler Building, Sacre Couer, st peters, Sydney Opera House, etc). one of the very odd things about l.a is that the most beautiful architecture in l.a is hidden on tiny streets that very few people will ever see. and the architecture in l.a is, generally, of a very domestic and modest scale (probably facilitating it’s strangeness).
new york has big architecture. paris has grand architecure. most cities have big, grand, old, and well documented architecture. l.a has idiosyncratic weirdness. sometimes beautiful. sometimes strange. sometimes painfully banal. so when i walk/drive around l.a i’ll take pictures of some of the strange, beautiful, ugly, banal, sublime, baffling buildings i come across.” [sic]
The blog, which was launched just one week ago, has already stolen my heart. I highly advise bookmarking this site!