Los Angeles

Burbank, Ikea, duct tape wallets and cardboard creatures too

June 13th, 2009 by alephnaught

Burbank, Ikea, duct tape wallets and cardboard creatures too

We decided to run errands today, especially a trip to the Ikea store in Burbank, CA. First off, I’ve switched wallets – the leather one I bought in Italy is starting to wear out, so when I ordered some stuff from ThinkGeek, I figured I’d try a duct tape wallet.  it works!  It snaps shut […]

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

June 7th, 2009 by alephnaught

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Aviva and I wanted to see the current show “Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples” so we dropped Basil at his sitter’s house and drove to the museum. A car with the license plate HEATHER – made me think of the movie “Heathers” On the way into the […]

May 28th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Culver City Art Walk

We decided to do the Culver City Art Walk today – a bunch of galleries open their doors to the public along La Cienega and Washington in Culver City. A pretty cool billboard – wonder what its selling? Painted exterior of a non-profit on La Cienega Mao in lights in front of Maloney Fine Art […]

Santa Monica

May 24th, 2009 by alephnaught

Santa Monica

We love going to Santa Monica, so we put the dog in the car and drove out.  We go down Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Coast Highway; you go right by the Getty Villa which is a copy of Hadrian’s Villa outside of Rome. We walked around the Prominade, which is a three block pedestrian […]

A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

May 24th, 2009 by alephnaught

A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

Just a bunch of pictures I took with my Blackberry over the last month or so; no one category deserved a separate post, so here’s a gallery instead. Translate

July 8th, 2008 by alephnaught

Things to see and do in Los Angeles

I’ve decided to organize all the web related stuff we find useful on Los Angeles into one place on my web site. This will include pages on places we’ve been (including links to blog entries), as well as links to other sites with information we found useful on LA. Hopefully that will make it easier […]

June 14th, 2008 by alephnaught

Venice Beach

We decided to take the dog down to Venice Beach – it was hitting over 90 degrees in the Valley and it was only in the mid 70s at the water front, and we’d heard that Venice Beach was still a hippie holdover from the ’60s. I liked it. We walked perhaps a quarter of […]

May 26th, 2008 by alephnaught

Mulholland Drive

We decided to go on a drive and consider David Lynch as well…. Mulholland Drive is a famous road that runs north of Los Angeles through the mountains. It twists and turns, dives and climbs, surrounded by green trees and mansions. The Canyon Country Store on Laurel Canyon Boulevard is a fixture from the sixties […]

May 23rd, 2008 by alephnaught

Sawtelle and Govindas

Got to kick everyone out of work early today. So, Aviva and I took a trip into West Hollywood. First, we stopped on Sawtelle. This is yet another Japanese area, with a few really cool stores like Giant Robot, which is a cool store that sells Japanese toys, books, and just general stuff; I bought […]

May 17th, 2008 by alephnaught

Chinatown in Los Angeles

We decided to take a drive to Chinatown. Not as big as the ones in San Francisco, New York City or perhaps even Chicago, but its still pretty neat. There’s a big sign when you walk up The gates look really cool There are some nifty, oriental-looking buildings And of course a statue of Dr. […]