A COLLECTION OF

Month: September, 2011

I D E A

One of my favorite poems by Richard Brautigan with which to end this week. Happy weekend, friends. (image source: from a friend)

A N I M A L

(Our friend Brian Baughn is guestposting on ACO this month. Let’s hear it for BRIAN!) I’m not an animal person, but that’s just because somewhere along the way that got defined as being into animal interaction… even though you can be a sports guy and not play sports– you don’t have to say you’re only a sports […]

T H I N G

This Saturday is the official launch of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.: 1945 to 1980, a group of exhibitions spearheaded by the Getty Museum at venues all across the city that attempt to capture the arts in Los Angeles from 1945 to 1980. Ten years in the making, this series of exhibitions and events has expanded into a […]

P L A C E

Sturtevant Falls / Santa Anita Canyon If you are like me and love goats, make sure to start your hike with a stop at Adams Pack Station, where you can find much needed sustenance, supplies and the cutest goats to pet.  There are also roosters to get you excited! You will need an adventure pass […]

P E R S O N

A few years back, a friend of mine gave me a copy of California, Amra Brooks‘ novella about growing up in California from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s.  The book struck a chord within me and I have found myself returning to it over the years, remembering parts of it and embellishing others in the same […]

I D E A

I recently watched the film, Bill Cunningham New York, and it was beyond magical. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest sitting down and watching this gem of a movie featuring a gem of a man – Bill Cunningham.  The movie will delight you with inspiration, dedication and love as you learn about […]

A N I M A L

The Book of Imaginary Beings is a compendium of 116 fantastical animals carried down through history by the human imagination, and collected by poet/writer Jorge Luis Borges. This collection brings together mythological creatures across many literary genres and cultural traditions, including dragons, elves, and nymphs, as well as the less familiar Animals That Live in […]

T H I N G

(Our friend Brian Baughn is guestposting on ACO this month. Let’s hear it for BRIAN!) Behold the only app my mom has ever enjoyed.  Finger Battle is an instantly fun, instantly comprehensible game that you could still probably get a kick out of while playing against a monkey.  The one and only goal is to […]

P L A C E

I recently visited the Libros Schmibros Lending Library and Bookshop  at the Hammer Museum, where it is temporarily enjoying a residency in the form of a reincarnation of its flagship store in Boyle Heights. Libros Schmibros is a non-profit lending library and bookstore started by David Kipen (book critic and former director for the National Endowment for the […]

P E R S O N

Manic Monday Rituals!  Today we have the wonderful Joanna Williams sharing memories and inspiration.  Gilda and I were lucky enough to spend some new friend time with her at her studio (the house for her company Kneeland Co.)  We were very excited by all that Joanna shared and showed us and really enjoyed exchanging links […]