LS: We love LA. And we just happen to be here during a surge of energy in LA’s long, rich history of design, art, and architecture. It’s a very supportive community, people show up for each other’s openings, sample sales, screenings, readings, etc., and have been extremely generous in sharing resources and knowledge with us. As for the environment, we're outside (thanks to the oppressively perfect weather) when we’re not in the studio with our respective dogs and menfolk. Hopie lives in Venice Beach, and I spend most of my not-working time in Joshua Tree. Because Block Shop is part of everything we do, the landscapes of these places work their way into our designs.