As featured in the LA Times “Making a Cramped Galley Kitchen Clean and Functional.”

By Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times – May 7, 2011

Candice Cain and John Lee of Echo Park grew tired of their kitchen’s messy look. They wanted bright, airy and practical. Mission accomplished.

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As featured in the “Seen: Herakut-‘After the Laughter’ @LeBasse Projects Chinatown”

By Jack, Los Angeles Times – February 26, 2012

On Saturday evening, Herakut concluded their extended LA stay with the opening of ‘After the Laughter’ @ LeBasse Projects Chinatown. The installation-centric show also doubled as the LA release for the duo’s recently released book of the same title. Recreating a studio style experience, the installation featured paintings, drawings, and a new series of sculptures displayed around the transformed space on custom shelving and pedestals created on location by Matthew Pope of Black Star Projects.

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You may think a new bar has arrived in Echo Park’s Hi-Fi district — a sleek black and white sign and horizontal wooden slats beckoning you in — but Black Star happens to be a full-service building and design co-op founded by general contractor Matthew Pope.

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Kitchen of the Week: Tipping a Hat to Vintage in Hollywood

By Vanessa Brunner,

Inspired by a quirky antique, this kitchen for a writer-performer recalls the 1920s without conjuring a movie set

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Lucky Duck by Square One, a Cheerful Addition to SiLa

By Kat Odell, LA Eater – January 16, 2014

Los Angeles has no shortage of restaurants pushing the local, sustainable, seasonal mantra, but only a handful do it right. One such eatery that follows through with its California sensibility is Square One, the East Hollywood breakfast and lunch place that’s usually packed with hungry eastsiders collecting out front. Based on the popularity of Square One and the newer Square One at the Boathouse, owner John Himelstein decided to push the envelope and launch a dinner place, which brings us to Lucky Duck by Square One, open last night in place of the old SiLa Bistro.

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