Kinsee Morlan has been covering arts and culture in San Diego and Tijuana for nearly a decade as the arts and web editor for San Diego CityBeat. Recently, she left her post for the purportedly greener pastures of the landscape architecture world (she's now the office manager and marketing coordinator at the firm Schmidt Design Group). Kinsee's got a cool dog, an even cooler husband and sweet pad in Lemon Grove, a weird, old suburb of San Diego County.
LOCATION: San Diego, CA
WHAT INSPIRES ME: Authenticity. Interesting urban tribes. Geeky passion.
FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Hiking trails in East County. Tecate, Mexico if I have all day.
FAVORITE WRITERS: Charles Bukowski, Lauren Collins, Virginia Woolf
ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU'D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Chris Burden.
MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Damien Hirst.
PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Ratatat or other high-energy music without lyrics to distract me.
WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: The weather, like everyone else in this area. I actually just bought a home in the Lemon Grove area of San Diego County where the motto is "Best Climate on Earth."
ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): I take photographs and used to paint. My goal is to start a creative project with my mom in which we revamp old lamps. I love lamp. I really do have a thing for unique lighting.
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