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Month: August, 2010

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Lotus Land is a magnificent 37 acre garden in Montecito, California.  The gardens were created by  Madame Ganna Walska, who owned the property from 1941 until her death in 1984.  There are many specialty gardens including cacti, succulent, and euphorbia, an entire garden dedicated to the color blue, and a cycad garden with over 400 […]

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Raffi Kalenderian’s work has always struck a chord with me. His paintings of family and friends seem sparse and full, close and far, intimate and isolated all at the same time. But you should see it for yourself: here and here or read more about him here. Hi Raffi! Tell us a bit about your creative […]

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A colony of millions of one celled plants growing together.  Penicillin /  Video Does time lapse ever get old?  Video / BBC collection Does time lapse and electronic music ever get old? (don’t answer that)  Video Make your own blue cheese and then invite us over to try it!  Blue Cheese / DIY

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Lucy Temerlin was a chimpanzee raised as a human child by psychotherapist and professor Maurice Temerlin and his wife, Jane. Lucy had a kitty, drank gin, and communicated with sign language. She was released to a chimpanzee rehabilitation center in Gambia at the age of 12. For years, Lucy was unable to relate to the other chimps in the rehabilitation […]

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We are thrilled to announce two things. 1.  We have recently come into the possession of studio images from the 60′s.  There are funeral images, wedding images and portraits.  They are beyond amazing and if you have any interest in looking, seeing, romance,  history and/or photography you will be just as amazed. 2.  We have […]

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Rooftop terrace, Pasadena Museum of California Art “Informed by the state’s rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. The Pasadena Museum of California Art is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the […]

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Becky Yamamoto is a comedian and a writer and one of my most favorite people.  She lives in New York but don’t worry if you aren’t over there… she also lives on the internet. website /  blog /  video /  twitter / cupcake recipe You are in for a treat. What are your current obsessions? “The […]

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Felis Catus  /  Kinka + Lefty  /   Pasadena  /  California I N T E R E S T I N G The oldest archaeological site with a cat burial is about 9,500 years old. Cats probably domesticated themselves. Cats were a cult animal in Egypt. Using new genetic evidence, scientists think that the first […]

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Slake: A City and its Stories New long-form for a short attention-span world. Listen to the interview with Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa by clicking here.  Read excerpts from the first issue, Still Life, with contributions from  Mark Z. Danielewski, Jervey Tervalon, Jonathan Gold and more by clicking here.