Lack, Las Vegas, LEGOs and Lautner

Los Angeles Slinks for 11.20.09

The week is winding down here as the sun has already set and the weekend arrives. But here are a few miscellaneous odds and ends we found today that might be of interest, including a video showing how IKEA's Lack table is constructed, the best places to raise children, LEGO architecture by actual architects and the stunning Lautner designed Elrod House in Palm Springs…

National Geographic's Ultimate Factories: NatGeo gives a peek behind the name and brand when they reveal what makes IKEA's Lack coffee table both light and durable: a honeycomb design within.

Business Week's Best Places to Raise Your Kids: 2010: Southern California made the list with a few suburban sections, topped by Arcadia, followed up by Diamond Bar and Monterey Park (we know there's good food and some cute postwar homes in those hoods). Surprisingly, Las Vegas made the list too.

Building Asia Brick by Brick: We somehow missed this, but it's still worth revisiting for the range of amazing and wildly conceptual designs fourteen international architects and architecture firms came up using LEGOs.

John Lautner's Palm Springs Lautner House Available: Curbed reports one of our favorite Lautner homes is now on sale. Check out what all the hullybaloo is about with many more photos here and a video tour here.

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