Can design be unintentional? Consider this house on Roma Court in Marina Del Rey, in Los Angeles. It’s wrapped in what appears to be a giant fumigation cover, and, within the context of the surrounding homes and adjacent bridge, it seems to work. But it works in a strange, unexpected
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We were riding down the Speedway today when we saw this piece by Shepard Fairey peering at us from behind a chain-linked fence near the intersection with Brooks Court in Venice, in Los Angeles. The wheat-paste appears on the facade of a condemned building overlooking an equally barren courtyard. We
We’ve long admired the works by the Art of Chase. This mural animates the intersection of Brooks and Pacific with his familiar “Remember Who You Are” project, blasting through the brick facade to reveal his signature eyes motif. It’s always nice to encounter a piece by the Art of Chase,
The glass-and-steel tower at the L.A. Live building complex in Los Angeles is an imposing presence on the skyline as you approach city’s downtown from almost every direction but the north. The building is the first major new skyscraper in L.A. since 1992. Since it’s completion a few years ago,
There’s this awesome, fun wheat-paste street-art piece we stumbled across that’s a mash-up of a wolf, cheetah and unicorn. The artwork is by artist Diana Garcia. You can find it on the side of Gjelina restaurant on Abbot-Kinney Boulevard in Venice, in Los Angeles. Love it.
We recently stopped by the restaurant Mohawk Bend in the Echo Park neighborhood near Silver Lake in Los Angeles. The restaurant lies at a spot on Sunset Boulevard near Mohawk Street and where Sunset curves or “bends,” hence the name. The space is beautiful, especially the back room, a cavernous
Street art painting of rabbits by artist Max Neutra on the Abbott-Kinney strip in Venice, in Los Angeles.
This has got to be the most stylish and the only stand-alone shop of super-stylish eyewear brand Oliver Peoples we’ve seen. Its architectural design aesthetic is so fitting for its location in Malibu, near Los Angeles.
Another one of French street-art superstar JR’s giant eyes. This one at Gjelina, a trendy restaurant on the hip Abbot-Kinney strip in the Venice area of Los Angeles.
Some superdope street art on a property hoarding fence near the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Virgil Avenue in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.
We’re fans of artist Walter de Maria and his massive abstract, geometric sculptural installation artworks. This one at the always reliable and first-rate Los Angeles Country Museums of Art, a.k.a., LACMA, is an epic work that fills a warehouse-size gallery in the museum’s Resnick Pavillion.
The awesome pink piano belonging to singer/songwriter Leslie Stevens, front-person of the L.A. alt-country band Leslie Stevens and the Badgers. The piano sits in the living room of a hilltop house and studio near Silver Lake, in Los Angeles, and has been played by a list of accomplished musicians, including