Amazing Photos of the Montecito Lair-in-Progress

••• Architect Robin Donaldson of Shubin Donaldson has been posting the most amazing photos of the Lynda Weinman/Bruce Heavin house currently under construction in Montecito. (They’re way better than the one above, shot by me; click here for a larger version.) To see Donaldson’s photos for yourself, go to his Instagram and look for anything with a sexy curve. And there are more by Heavin—such as thisthis, and this—on the firm’s Instagram.

••• From the Santa Barbara International Film Festival: “This coming Thursday on SBIFF Film Talk: Director Chris Jenkins will be with us to discuss his short film Vera Cruz. It follows artist-architect Jeff Shelton as he ropes the creative community into decorating the outside of a colorful house at 521 Santa Barbara Street.” Register here for the Q&A.

••• The Clare V. store at the Montecito Country Mart has opened. A pop-up, it’s in the tiny space next to Mate Gallery.

••• One of the most prominent corners in Carpinteria is available for rent: three contiguous spaces (unit 2, unit 3, and unit 4) at the western corner of Carpinteria and Linden avenues, formerly home to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a nail salon/spa. That corner really sets a tone for the town, and just imagine what an upgrade would do to it….

••• I’ve been doing Siteline for a year now, and I’m pleased to report that it has been gaining significant traction of late. I thought about doing a survey to find out what readers like and don’t like, but the heat has enervated me. That doesn’t mean I don’t crave input. So please email me at [email protected] with your thoughts—all feedback is welcome, even negative constructive.

••• Mollusk Surf Shop made a fun retro video introducing its Santa Barbara team.


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