Underground Diaries

Blue Craftsman

Blue Craftsman

Circa 19TK

Quaint walk street craftsman.

Park Place
Venice, California

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Boat Apartments

Boat Apartments

Circa 1989

Originally designed as a rather eccentric home, the boat-shaped residence has been subdivided into apartments.

Pacific Ave
Marina Del Rey, California

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Boat-Yard-House

Boat-Yard-House

Cottage with boat feature.

Venice, California

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Bollywood Berkeley

Bollywood Berkeley

Bollywood film dance troupe competitions are the bomb: What college kid doesn’t want to dress in outrageous costumes and undulate with enthusiastic members of the opposite sex? Arranged marriages can wait. Bring the bhangra!

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brain-boosting drugs

Breakthroughs by Scientists On Brain-Boost Drugs Nullified

In the wake of reports that over 20 percent of scientists use brain-boosting drugs, the Intl. Science Committee (ISC) announced today that results of any and all science performed with the aid of such drugs would be thrown out: “All breakthroughs, discoveries and cures achieved by cheating are hereby nullified…even if they do cure cancer,” said ISC spokesperson, Dr. Lucius Taint. “Our regrets to those with cancer; best get your affairs in order.”

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Brick Residence (Ted Tokio Tanaka)

Brick Residence (Ted Tokio Tanaka)

1982 by Ted Tanaka (the man behind the LAX glow towers).

Nicer than Miami Vice. Loft-like yet cozy interior. Everyone I know wants this house.

Walk streets
Venice, California

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Bright & Associates (Frank Israel)

Bright & Associates (Frank Israel)

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.

Brooks
Venice, California

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Brown Cottage

Brown Cottage

Circa 19TK

One of several narrow cottages on Cabrillo.

Cabrillo
Venice, California

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Buff Monster Über Alleys

BUFF MONSTER ÜBER ALLEYS

Can’t keep a good Buff Monsta down. Despite the best efforts and baser inclinations of passing taggers, Buff Monster’s street art again reigns supreme…at least at the intersection of Hampton and Indiana.

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C's FOR CYBELE WITH HER GOREY TATTOO

C’s FOR CYBELE WITH HER GOREY TATTOO

A tattoo of two children hitting each other over the head with croquet mallets graces Cybele O’Brien’s left shoulder. It’s an illustration by that master of morbid, Edward Gorey, from his book The Epiplectic Bicycle.

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