The House Rules: How Real Estate Drives American Influencer Culture

Martin Karaffa
Futurists Club by Science of the Time
10 min readJun 5, 2020

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1600 North Vine Street, Los Angeles, California 90028. Image by Peter boy 12qq12, used under Creative Commons license CC BY 3.0

A story by Martin Karaffa

1600 North Vine Street is not unlike many modern Los Angeles apartment buildings. Pool. Views. The svelte fashionistas of the Melrose corridor like its smaller kitchens and larger wardrobes. Bathrooms equal or outnumber bedrooms — important for harmonious roommate relationships. It sits a stone’s throw from the corner of…

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Martin Karaffa
Futurists Club by Science of the Time

Marty is an independent strategy consultant specialising in global brands and communications. He is also an Associate Partner of The Culture Factor.