Author: Blue Door Magazine



The messaging of WPA posters from the 1930s and 1940s serves as timely inspiration and a reminder of the resilience of the American spirit. As Orange County and the country face the medical, social, and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, life is uncertain. After four months, we are eager for things to return to normal, or whatever our new normal becomes. In times like these, history can provide insight—inspiration, even—as we face the future.  […]



Video calls have you worried about your walls? Designers Zoom in to reveal what works best from behind the scenes. By Alexandria Abramian As home has transformed into a multi-hyphenate live/work/learn/workout space overnight, video calls have suddenly put our abodes under the spotlight. And with it a new design question has emerged: Where will I shine best at home? Here designers delve into the background to frame your ultimate video setting. Erica Bryen Erica Bryen […]


Art and the Other

OCMA’s next season will explore how identity and cultural legacy can impact how we see the world By Jennifer Condas Have you ever wondered what it would be like to view the world through the eyes of another? And that this new way of seeing may provide an entirely different way of assessing the spaces we live in? Well, wonder no more, because one of OCMA Expand’s exciting new exhibitions in Season 4 will invite […]

Real Estate

Virtual Viewing (post with video)

Real estate agent Michael Johnson of Compass elevates the art of the remote home showing  “Showing homes remotely requires a totally different approach to the process,” says Mike Johnson of Compass. “The pacing is different, the way you respond to your client’s cues is different, and even the way in which the house is revealed is different.”  One of Johnson’s latest cinematic case studies? A multi-level, ocean-view post-and-beam in Laguna Beach. Tucked in, up, and around […]