Underground Diaries

L.A. Louver  (Frederick Fisher & Partners)

L.A. Louver (Frederick Fisher & Partners)

1997 by Frederick Fisher + Partners Architects

Contemporary art gallery…

North Venice Ave
Venice, California

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“Nature’s Viagra” watermelon placed on endangered list after Marina Del Rey riots

MARINA DEL REY, CA — The Environmental Protection Agency today placed watermelon on the endangered species list after reports that the fleshy fruit is nature’s Viagra sparked hoarding and riots in Marina Del Rey, Calif, home to the world’s largest concentration of aging horn dogs.

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‘N Sync creator’s next act: B’hind Barz

Sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for scamming scores of seniors out of their life savings, Lou Pearlman, the chubby/creepy/purvy dude responsible for the boy band plague was positively upbeat. “Talk about ‘Don’t throw me in the briar patch,'” said Pearlman.

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100 Coed Drug Dealers Busted! (20 Million Others Still Open for Business)

SAN DIEGO, CA — One hundred college students were busted here this week for selling drugs…inducing a sigh of relief from the 20 million other college students selling drugs everywhere else who weren’t busted.

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100 Market

100 Market

19TK

International modern architecture. Arched porticoes integrate the building with the area’s early Venice, Italy theme.

100 Market Street
Venice, California

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1905 Craftsman

1905 Craftsman

Circa 1905

This century-old craftsman sports freshly stuccoed walls and newly shingled roof.

Venice, California

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2-4-6-8 Studio (Morphosis)

2-4-6-8 Studio (Morphosis)

1979 by Morphosis

Joshua Sales’s 2-4-6-8 Studio, designed by Thom Mayne and Michael Rotundi in 1978, was initially an add-on to his bungalow (which subsequently burned and was reconstructed by Johnson Marklee Architects). The studio is an early example of the deconstructive architecture of which Morphosis was a leading proponent.

Amoroso Court
Venice, California

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23 Breeze House (R&D Architects)

23 Breeze House (R&D Architects)

2007 by David Reddy, R&D Architects
(with Venice Collaborative, mural exterior by Nancy Monk)

Said to be built with eco-friendly materials, solar assisted water and electric system.

Walk streets
Venice, California

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3 New Jersey bears scared off by puppy “just harmless hairy gay dudes”

NEW YORK, NY — The three bears reportedly scared from a New Jersey backyard by a cocker spaniel puppy have come forward with a very different account of events. “First off, we’re grown men — albeit really hairy gay ones…”

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543 House (Callas Shortridge Architects)

543 House (Callas Shortridge Architects)

2006 by Steven Shortridge, Callas Shortridge Architects

With floating boxes of corrugated metal and glass, this modern home by a firm once associated with Frank Israel is almost Donal Judd-like in its minimalist design.

Rialto
Venice, California

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