About Gustave Heully, Design Critic

Gustave Heully is a designer, artist, critic and West Hollywood resident. He has experience as both a designer in LA architecture offices and as an academic, writing about researching and curating exhibitions on architecture, urbanism and design. @GusHeully

Murder, Misfortune and Manson: Most Famous WeHo Deaths

Murder, Misfortune and Manson: Most Famous WeHo Deaths

Creepy deaths aren't just the stuff of dark fantasy. Murders, suicides and overdoses alike are a real part of WeHo's tumultuous history.

Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Ever Wonder: Why Is WeHo’s Sunset Tower Decorated with Plants, Animals and Planes?

Ever Wonder: Why Is WeHo’s Sunset Tower Decorated with Plants, Animals and Planes?

Architect Leland Bryant's Art Deco tower includes decorative elements that may have been inspired by the Babylon set in "Intolerance."

Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Ever Wonder: Was the Factory a Factory?

Ever Wonder: Was the Factory a Factory?

Before it became known for manufacturing ecstatic nightlife, The Factory was an actual factory and a number of other things.

Mon, Sep 23, 2013
Ever Wonder Why So Many English Tudor Buildings Line the Sunset Strip?

Ever Wonder Why So Many English Tudor Buildings Line the Sunset Strip?

Unlike the Spanish and Art Deco buildings of Hollywood proper, much of the Strip, including the Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Roxy, was...

Mon, Aug 26, 2013
Emser Tile: A Building From When Size Mattered

Emser Tile: A Building From When Size Mattered

Ever Wonder why the Emser Tile building at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Olive Drive dwarfs everything around it?

Mon, Aug 05, 2013
Why Bullwinkle Moose Stands Statuesque on the Strip

Why Bullwinkle Moose Stands Statuesque on the Strip

Perched across from the Chateau Marmont, in front of what was until recently Hollywood Hounds, is Bullwinkle Moose, nearly 20 feet tall and...

Mon, Jul 01, 2013
From Cult to Cabo: Sunset’s Cantina Once Home to Hippie Health Food Commune

From Cult to Cabo: Sunset’s Cantina Once Home to Hippie Health Food Commune

The Source, a restaurant where Cabo Cantina stands, mixed vegetarian cuisine with spirituality, psychedelic music and a cult commune.

Fri, May 24, 2013
Experiment, Calculus and Art on Sunset Boulevard

Experiment, Calculus and Art on Sunset Boulevard

Ever wonder why Prism gallery is so uniquely designed? Or if you can even go in?

Fri, Apr 19, 2013
Is WeHo’s CVS Building a Cultural Barometer?

Is WeHo’s CVS Building a Cultural Barometer?

The building saw unique tenants as fads came and went in the second half of the century, from bowling to roller disco.

Mon, Apr 01, 2013
Sunset’s Green ‘Forum’: A Master Architect’s Design for a Surgeon to the Stars

Sunset’s Green ‘Forum’: A Master Architect’s Design for a Surgeon to the Stars

Get the story behind this unique Sunset Strip building, designed by modern architect Oscar Niemeyer for a plastic surgeon, and currently...

Thu, Mar 07, 2013
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