The Most Interesting Non-Golden Gate California Bridges

We've tracked down and catalogued our favorite California bridges; including suspension, covered, truss and trestle bridges.  Any especially fascinating bridges or stories related to are included in the survey.  

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The Californist Does it on the Beach

The beach lovers piece. The Californist looks at local and favored California beach friendly items for your beach going adventures.  We love these beach bags, boardshorts, sunscreens and beach entertainment designs. 

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Our Favorite California Libraries - Cool Places for Great Minds

A Californist list of our favorite public and private libraries.  Libraries from all over the state of California are represented in this list that features unusual aesthetic, historical or architectural beauty. 

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California Garden Designer Spotlight - A Profile on Thomas Dolliver Church

You have to admire this intrepid pioneer who helped move forward the fertile bedrock of the modernist California Style. Nationally recognized and lauded for his vision on elegant simplicity, livable gardens and native planting. His gardens were designed within the framework of practicality and aesthetic durability traits that likely exist within your own backyard today

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California's Best Botanical Gardens - Our Favorites List.

Our favorite botanical gardens, ranging from higher priced to free. Including the following:

Huntington Library and Gardens

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

UC Davis Arboretum 

San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

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California Design. It's cool as hell, and these are the only books you'll need.

If you are one of the lucky individuals who happened to be shopping for mid-century modern furniture in the heyday of California design between the '30s to the mid '60s, you likely have some highly sought after and heirloom quality wares featured in one of the three following California Design books. 

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