Sprinklesmobile

June 24, 2009

Sprinkles Cupcakes has recently released a Sprinklesmobile allowing their beautiful, luxury cupcakes to travel around Los Angeles so you no longer have to bare the long lines in Beverly Hills when the sugar craving takes control. The van carries 1500 cupcakes for $4.00 each and can be followed on Twitter. This past Sunday they distributed nearly 500 free cupcakes at The Grove!   Ta-ta bikini season, yummy Red Velvet here I come….

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Gjelina

June 23, 2009

Located in Venice along Abbot Kinney this “high-energy Mediterranean” restaurant features delicious food made from seasonal, local, organic ingredients. With two long communal tables in the main dining room and a uniquely made chandler – the place buzzes with energy during peak hours. Travis Lett, the young chef, offers an impressive menu of thin-crust pizza (think roasted baby artichokes, gremulata, parmesan – yum) and other fresh fare that keeps the crowds coming.

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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice CA (310) 450 1429

Taschen Bookshop

June 4, 2009

The German book publisher, Taschen, was founded in 1980 with the mission of making art books more affordable and lesser-seen art available to mainstream bookstores. Today the company has 9 retail locations that sell their beautifully designed books that capture”beauty, culture, and modernity” in locations ranging from Paris to Cologne to London to New York (S0ho) to Los Angeles (Beverly Hills and at The Grove). With interiors designed by Philippe Stark, their slick stores and exquisite books are truly captivating.

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On June 19-21, 2009 the website will be having a warehouse sale with many books reduced 50%-75%.

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Father’s Office

May 22, 2009

With a newly opened location in Culver City, Chef Sang Yoon’s Father’s Office continues to attract crowds with juicy burgers, artisan beer brews, and yummy sweet potatoe fries. File into the long, narrow space glance at the chalk board menus and place your order at the bar. With toppings such as blue cheese and applewood bacon compote offered you you can’t go wrong at this office!

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3229 Helms Avenue Los Angeles, CA

1018 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA

www.fathersoffice.com

Venice

May 14, 2009

Chris Anthony’s latest show, Venice, at Corey Helford’s Gallery in Culver City depicts a civilation that emerges from the ocean. The icy pallate of greys and blues give the photos a dream-like quality as the citizens of a sinking city emerge.

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Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony

Corey Helford’s Gallery 6086 Comey Ave. Los Angeles, CA

Show ended April 18, 2009

Monocle Shop

May 12, 2009

In April, Monocle Magazine opened it’s second retail location in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Similiar to their first shop in Marylebone, London, the shop is quite small, merely 115 sq. ft., and features unique design collaborations (see below) as well as past and present issues of their esteemed magazine. Published by the Founder of Wallpaper*, Tyler Brule, Monocle Magazine provides a monthly briefing on the “global affairs, business, culture, and design” of the world. The design layout and the physical quality of the magazine nearly completely justify its hefty price tag ($10). I adore reading it and can’t seem to put it down. I can’t wait to visit their store stateside- although I feel Abbot Kinney would have been a more interesting place for them to set up shop. Regardless in this economy, trust me, Monocle’s next issue is one investment you won’t regret. 

monocle_store225 26th Street, Brentwood Country Mart, Los Angeles CA (310) 395 4180

See below design collaboration with Alejandro Gutierrez, an Urbanist and design leader at Arup, for Monocle

Alejandro Gutierrez "The Perfect Community"

Alejandro Gutierrez "The Perfect Community"

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Cool Haus

April 23, 2009

Spotted at Coachella, Cool Haus is a creative, architect-inspired ice cream truck that has plans to hit the streets of Los Angeles this summer.  With flavors such as Frank Behry and Mintimalism how can you resist? Follow Cool Haus on twitter this summer or catch them this weekend at Stagecoach!

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www.eatcoolhaus.com