VENICE, CA — On the same day presidential hopeful John McCain likened his opponent Barak Obama to celebutant Paris Hilton, Dogtownink.com received this video (CLICK “READ ON” BELOW TO VIEW) of John McCain and Paris Hilton cavorting together, enjoying the benefits of the same Bush tax cuts for the wealthy that McCain has vowed to extend.
McCain and Paris Hilton caught together in video on 3130 2008
Life On Venice: Butt of the joke on 3130 2008
City workers, Robert Graham sculpture, grafitti tag
Jan 2, 2008
Delmer Residence (Morphosis) on 3130 2008
Original house circa 19TK. Addition, 1976, by Morphosis.
Fairly early work by Thom Mayne and Morphosis.
Po-Mo Castle on 3130 2008
date and architect unknown (I’m researching)
Orange and red post modern home with pop-out portico and turret features.
Skew House on 3130 2008
date and architect unknown
Very cool residence I’m researching
Bright & Associates (Frank Israel) on 3129 2008
Remodel 1990 by Frank Israel
Charles and Ray Eames’ old design studio on Brooks and Abbot Kinney was remodeled by Frank Israel (1945-1995), one of Los Angeles most important late-twentieth century architects.
Venice Beach Suites and Hotel (Historic) on 3129 2008
Circa 1908, renovated 2002
Built as a hotel right in the thick of things on Ocean Front Walk in 1908 and renovated in 2002, Venice Beach Suites and Hotel provides a sense of Venice in its heyday. Substantial differences can be seen between the building in its early days (postcard) to in its present incarnation.
Ocean Front Walk
Life On Venice: Art-ifact on 3129 2008
Spray paint, cinder block, detritus
July 25, 2008
Life On Venice: Eye candy on 3128 2008
Woman, street art, street.
January 9, 2008
El Bordello Alexandra on 3128 2008
It’s not every neighborhood where you can mount gargoyles and cloven-hoofed figures all over your house without having the local home owners association up in arms.
This strange “gothic” divertissement next to another (the Morrison Hotel) is hardly Notre Dame de Paris, but as boardwalk kitsch goes (okay, it’s 100 feet off the boardwalk across Speedway), it’s a gargoyle giggle.