That’s right! I can walk to the new bowling alley/entertainment zone in the Little Tokyo Galleria. I just finished eating a late dinner the other night at Honda Ya Izakaya when I saw the huge bowling alley banner. I am so excited!!! This mall is under-going a major renovation. A huge, new Korean bbq is moving in on the top floor, and an organic product store is now located on the floor below.
I’ve been visiting this mall for years. It houses the closest grocery store to my loft, and a couple of f my favorite restaurants in the area (not to mention a late night karoke bar and a small arcade with Japanese games).
And now, I can go bowling!!! See a rendering of the new Entertainment Zone below:
“The 50,000-square-foot entertainment hub will be anchored by a 24-lane bowling alley, a sports bar and a new “family restaurant.” *
October 24, 2011
The other day I went to the Apple store to check out the new Iphone 4S with a friend. He was more interested in looking at the new nanos. Those things are tiny. I had never really looked at them before. The Iphone 4S demo station was filled with people trying to figure out how to work Siri, so I decided to wander over to the nano section with him. He brought me over to the incredibly small machines. They are less than 2″ square–the perfect size for a watch face–someone discovered. My friend wanted to buy a nano to turn it into a watch–a pretty cool idea, which was “kickstarted” by Scott Wilson, founder of MINIMAL and former Global Creative Director for Nike Watches. Wilson actually raised almost a million dollars to launch his idea. The bands, which hold the nano into place as a watch, range from $40-$100. The actual iPod nano starts at $129. The entire cost is pretty reasonable for a multi-function watch.
With 18 different clock face designs, you have a lot of different options to choose from. My friend almost bought the nano and the Lunatik wrist band, but ultimately decided not to, because there wasn’t a calendar app on the nano. Good point. As soon as they add the calendar, I’ll definitely get one. Perfection…especially in pink.
Outside of the PDC on Melrose (where I’ve been spending a lot of time lately), there’s a collection of strange yet totally awesome sculptures. I took a photo of a few of them a few days ago. I researched the random pieces of public art and found out they were created by Miranda July.
I love her “Eleven Heavy Things” project (the sculptures outside the PDC), as they were designed for interaction and photography. There are basically 11 witty photo opportunities. You should totally check out the front lawn of the PDC if you are in the area.
From July’s website:
“…Though the work begins as sculpture, it becomes a performance that is only complete when these tourist photos are uploaded onto personal blogs and sent in emails — at which point the audience changes, and the subject clearly becomes the participants, revealing themselves through the work.”
Production of this work has been supported by Deitch Projects
June 23, 2011
Some of my favorite outfits on Million Dollar Decorators:
Last week I attended the cast/crew premiere screening party of “Million Dollar Decorators”. The party was held at a gorgeous private residences (one of the producers). It was such a fun party ! The only one who couldn’t make it was Martyn. It was amazing watching the premiere with everyone involved in the show. We laughed the entire time…seriously…even during the guacamole scene.
Here’s a few photos I snapped of the cast/crew:
Mary and JAM before the screening.
Me and Melissa
We love tacos and MARGARITAS
They must have been talking about the show.
I see Nathan.
Jeffrey and Ross…
Nathan, Mary, girls and me (Shazz).
according to my friend Eliza who was there. She has impeccable taste, and her job requires she travel the Film Festival circuit around the world (that has to be like one of the best jobs ever!)
I had to share her recommendations because the films look so good. Thanks Eliza!
The Artist (a silent film about the silent era):
Drive ( starring Ryan Gosling as a professional stunt car driver by day, and a getaway driver by night). The clip below features the Arts District. I can even see my building in it! There’s some small geographical errors, but I’m still excited my neighborhood sees some action.
Yay! Finally some good movies to see.