Check out And the Pursuit of Happiness: Time Wastes Too Fast by Maira Kalman. Its a lovely sketchbook about her visit to Monticello. [via mental_floss]
Two cool stories from dornob:
Wooden Wonderland: Massive Lofted Treehouse Design
Ghost Buildings: Accidental Art of Demolished Architecture. Some of these images really remind me of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark.
A brief write-up about Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies by Reyner Banham at Curbed LA. One of my former sci_arc professors, Joe Day, wrote a forward for a new addition of the well-regarded book.