Spent the day in Downtown San Diego yesterday working from Hive Haus (an incredibly awesome collaborative workspace) and really fell in love with the East Village district where their retro-fitted building is located. On our walk to lunch I spotted this residential building that incorporated shipping containers in its facade. Would love to see if they are utilized inside too....should have knocked on someones door!
This neighborhood is still considered to be up and coming but I think its already arrived. It had great buildings, great shops and restaurants, and even rad astro turf patches on some of the sidewalks. There's a grittier side to it the further east you go but even that didn't feel too bad; it looked like Disneyland compared to some emerging areas of Downtown LA.
Every time I'm in SD I feel like I could move there....but then I get back home to LA and remember how much I love the endless opportunities this expansive city offers. Even if I do have to sit in traffic once in a while to take advantage of them all :)
**Shout out to Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee for hosting an awesome party, Cause for Drinks, where we raised over $1,000 for FOT!!!