Gjelina on 3525 2008

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Recently opened Abbot Kinney restaurant specializing in farmer’s market fresh American contemporary cuisine. Still hammering out the service kinks but a delicious addition to the neighborhood. Their vegetable dishes are especially fine. Gjelina serves beer and wine. Best make a reservation — Gjelina’s “in” this summer.

Mid-Century Modern Office on 3525 2008

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Circa 19TK

Unadorned mid-century modern office stands out for its simplicity amid newer structures with more contrived details.

1315 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, California

Dola on 3525 2008

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1423 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 664-9300

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Newly opened Abbot Kinney newsstand with a nice selection of titles and sweet garden reading area. Coming soon, harder-to-come-by European architecture titles, as well as coffee and pastries.

Hours: 7am – 8pm

Asiany Cottage on 3525 2008

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Circa 19TK

Another Cabrillo Ave cottage, this time with distinct Asian-influenced craftsman styling.

Cabrillo Ave
Venice, California

Growing Up Bohemian on 3422 2008

by John OBrien | ˜ 1 Comment »

We moved to Venice in 1960, when I was 10 years old. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my parents were beatniks. I knew that things were somehow looser in my household – that people were tolerated and welcomed there that weren’t welcome in the homes of most of my schoolmates.

CBS Crew’s Melrose Graffiti Gallery on 3422 2008

by thebradmiskell | ˜ 4 Comments »

A look at some of CBS Crew’s rad Melrose Ave work while Dytch talks a little about respect — or the lack thereof — by certain members of the media and wannabe graff writers.

Original Bands: Go Big for Tribute Bands of Tomorrow on 3420 2008

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Dear Original Bands of Today- Get your buck cherry, sequin-skinned freak on. Wear sex clown make-up and ass-less chaps (unless you’re, like, Motorhead, then DO NOT wear ass-less chaps). Play rococo leads on multi-neck guitars… Give tribute bands of tomorrow something to work with today.

This is Tribute Band Land on 3419 2008

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Whatever happened to cover bands, you ask? Tribute bands, that’s what. I don’t know if they’re exactly a subculture. Maybe their followers are. But what a kick in the butt to cover. And how easy? Throw a rock pretty much anywhere in America and you’re going to hit one Led Zepplica or other.

MiniKiss: Live at Pechanga! (Well, sort of live) on 3418 2008

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I first heard about MiniKiss when a neighbor returned from a night out in Hollywood with foggy memories of having ended the evening by sucking face with a little dude (she may have used the M-word) from a Kiss tribute band comprised entirely of little dudes.

Life On Venice: Camouflage on 3315 2008

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Kevin Hinton, tattoo art, tattoos

Digital photograph

March 7, 2008
Old Glory Tattoo Parlor
Venice, California

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