Archive for ‘December, 2015’


A Geometric Gift Guide

A Geometric Gift Guide

December 16, 2015 Written by Rebecca The holiday season is upon us, and everywhere you look, there are ornaments, lights, garlands, bits, and baubles. Yes, the Christmas kitsch has arrived, and although I am a huge fan of said kitsch, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. This holiday season, Vroman’s is carrying a variety […]

Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

File: William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray earlier in the year, walks to a courthouse for jury selection in his trial on Nov. 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images In the case involving the death of Freddie Gray, the jury has […]

American Apparel to close its first store in Echo Park

American Apparel to close its first store in Echo Park

ECHO PARK — A lot has happened in the dozen years since American Apparel opened its first store, a large outlet on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The underwear and t-shirt maker mushroomed into a nationwide hipster apparel chain known for its racy advertising and controversial founder Dov Charney before he was ousted from the […]

4 Friday Photos

4 Friday Photos

Kate Carvellas came to our attention once again when she posted “4 Friday Photos.” We then perused more of her “days” and found more images we wished to share, and we’re grateful for Kate’s permission to do so. And, if you enjoy the gift of giving art for the holidays, Kate’s having a sale of […]

Century Books in Green St. Village & a Bit o’ Dark Chocolate

Century Books in Green St. Village & a Bit o’ Dark Chocolate

Century Books is for people who love books; love to browse, peruse and read a little; who like Persian rugs, wood floors, graceful tables, natural light, and old English-type, large muntin windows; who don’t mind stacks of books on the floor (similar to the stacks we have in our own home) and enjoy a good […]

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

We dream of a bottomless gift card to Vroman’s, endless armfuls of books hauled from the many Little Free Libraries around (only to be replaced or shared again, of course), a 2-week vacation where we’re grounded, directed to sit and read and only read (it must be a command in order to prevent the ever-looming […]

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

There are thousands upon thousands of roses, daisies, carnations, marigolds, seeds, bark, grasses, and even fruits and vegetables. Thousands upon thousands of organic materials that must be placed and attached by hand to create the magnificent floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Come see for yourself as volunteers head into the final days and […]

Seed Bakery

Seed Bakery

It all started with Joseph who was born in a barn. Next to a wheat field. Who grew up to mill whole grains, Ferment, And bake bread.   Though inexpertly poetic, the above intro is not entirely true┬╣, but it’s humorous, and we like funny. And we like good, lovingly made homemade bread. We actually […]

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

Apparently, we have Winter Solstice on the brain as this is the third article in this week’s edition of Hometown Pasadena in which we mention this “shortest day of light.” Christina Sirgun Powers of Yoga for Balance in Altadena has been teaching kundalini yoga for twelve years and on December 19, she’ll be up at […]

Rubel Castle, Michael’s Room

Rubel Castle, Michael’s Room

I almost forgot I promised to tell you more about this triangle shaped, glass bottle wall when I posted a photo of it last week. The wall forms part of the loft above Michael Rubel’s private room, one of the first things he built as Rubel Castle was beginning to form. Michael’s mother Dorothy liked to host […]

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