Moby Cares About Architecture
February 1, 2012
We were all thrilled when venerable rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube confessed his love for mid-century design and took us all on a cruise in his convertible to the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades. We’re not sure if our reaction was quite comparable when we discovered another pop musician from Los Angeles publicly professing his love for architecture: not one week ago, DJ and tea enthusiast Moby started his own building blog, if you will, with the somehow aptly disjointed name Moby Los Angeles Architecture.
In his first post, he sets the stage for his online conquest: “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.” With flagrant informality, Moby is setting out to curate “a daily (or weekly) collection of some of the random and strange and banal and beautiful architecture I see in l.a.”
Though he might hit a little too close to home with his Livejournal-appropriate forced humility, we applaud Moby for his diligent formal analysis peppered with short and sweet anecdotes, and for contextualizing architecture in the life of…well, Moby.