Michael Webb
writes on modern architecture, design, and travel. He is the author of 26 books, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection (Rizzoli) and Venice CA: Art +Architecture in a Maverick Community (Abrams). He travels widely in search of new and classic modern architecture and contributes to magazines around the world. Michael lives in the Neutra apartment that Charles and Ray Eames once called home.

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Designed a Good Restaurant Lately?


Bestor Architects' design for the Beachwood Cafe was a 2012 winner. Entries for this year's competition are being accepted now. Photo via AIA | Los Angeles.If so, you should submit it to AIA|LA for their 9th annual Restaurant Design Awards. From funky bars and edgy clubs to high-end eateries, here in LA or around the world, every project will be considered, as long as you send your entry by April 1st. This year’s jury includes editor Margot Dougherty, restaurateur Warner Ebbink, and architect George Kelly. Bestor Architects’ Beachwood Café (see above) was one of the 2012 winners, and the organizers are counting on an even better turnout this year. For more information, go to



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