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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Free Camping in California - The Best Sites Where You Probably Won't Die.

We've done our best to cull out the places that heed the fabled motherly mantra "Well, you get what you pay for." Except for Slab City, but we really shouldn't call that camping anyway.

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Fire Lookout Rental Opportunities Available in California

Ever been walking in the forest and come across a fire lookout and start daydreaming about doing one of the coolest jobs ever?

Now you can rent that experience and you don't even have to hassle with all that brush clearing, trail raking and fishing out of plastic bags from pit toilets. Live the dream! 

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