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M. KEEGAN UHL | FILMMAKER
This is what M. Keegan Uhl wants to do when he's not making beautiful leather goods at his company, One Star Leather Goods.
MKeeganUhl  movie  LosAngeles 
17 hours ago by JJLDickinson
One Star Leather Goods
Good-looking, locally made leather goods: notebook covers, wallets, belts, pen cases.... I met company founder M. Keegan Uhl manning a table at the 2019 Los Angeles International Pen Show.

Buy good things, own them a long time.

One Star Leather Goods are made from the highest quality American sourced leather available. Each piece is individually hand cut, hand sewn and hand finished in our little garage shop in Los Angeles. Our designs are simple, elegant and functional. Our products will wear and age beautifully and are meant to be used and abused. [That's important to me!]
shopping  leather  LosAngeles  wallet  belt  MKeeganUhl 
17 hours ago by JJLDickinson
Omiso
"We blend the best ingredients to produce traditional yet locally-minded miso paste and products. Produced in the heart of L.A.’s Arts District. We hope to serve the local miso demand first and foremost while offering a taste to global neighbors as well. Small batch sizes, unhurried fermentation times, and attention to detail allows us to offer a masterful miso."

I encountered their "omiso balls" outside Demitasse at the 2019 Little Tokyo Oshogatsu, then foolishly did not sample any of their miso soup, or remember to return and buy some.
LosAngeles  cooking  Japanese  shopping 
7 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Monica Leal Cueva
To be honest, I don't remember where I saw Cueva's striking work and picked up her business card.

"Mónica Leal Cueva is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. Born in Mexico into a passionately artistic family, she was exposed to a wide range of artistic expression from early childhood. Her father, a trio guitarist, introduced her to the deep romanticism of bolero music, and her mother, an accomplished painter, showed her the wonders of the classical masters. Her family’s bohemian poetry-reading evenings further stroked her fascination with the fundamental unity of the creative process through word, sound or color, and her constant traveling through Mexico imbued her with the subtle sensibility of its traditional and modern arts, which blend a direct, unflinching look at what it is to be human with a subtle, even tender surrealism and love of fantasy."
art  artist  photographer  photography  LosAngeles 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Sake Dojo
Trendy small plate and sushi restaurant with about a million beers.
restaurant  contemporary  Japanese  LittleTokyo  LosAngeles 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Now Serving
Janis writes "This place was written up in 'Bon Appetit' — a cookbook store mostly but they have other things and limited food — and might be worth visiting."
shopping  LosAngeles  Chinatown  bookstore  kitchenSupplies  groceries  cooking 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Los Angeles River Path Project
Finally, a possibility of connecting LA River Path segments upstream and downstream of downtown LA!
bicycling  LosAngeles  LosAngelesRiver  travel 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
American Laser Cutter
"We have one of the biggest laser cutters in Los Angeles with a 4 x 5 foot bed!
"We now also offer metal engraving services!"

Laser cutting and engraving; also service and repair of laser cutters and engravers. CEO Jonathan Schwartz has appeared at a couple of Frogtown Artwalks.
laser  laserEngraving  LosAngeles  repair 
september 2018 by JJLDickinson
Grand Central Market
Historic, full of good food and groceries. Near the Bradbury Building. Per Marty Yu and numerous others.
food  eating  shopping  LosAngeles 
september 2018 by JJLDickinson
Angel City Lumber
"ACL intercepts trees that would otherwise end up chipped or in a landfill.  We custom mill and dry the wood before offering it for sale.  We strive to provide high quality hardwood products through simply reusing what would otherwise be considered 'waste.'"
Per Joe Janda.
wood  shopping  woodworking  urbanForestry  trees  sustainability  LosAngeles  lumber 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
CHIMNEY
Decent coffeehouse in that odd area east of Chinatown and west of the 5 freeway. Walking buddy Steve W. and I encountered it during our 10 Bridges Walk.
coffee  espresso  coffeehouse  roaster  LosAngeles 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
MENYA MUSASHI NITEN ICHIRYU | Noodles [Ramen, Tsukeman] and Tonkkatsu
"Each bowl of ramen at the restaurant is served with braised pork belly and tonkatsu..., and the broth is made from a mixture of pork bones and seafood," per Jenn Harris, writing in the 7/14/2018 "LA Times."
Japanese  restaurant  LosAngeles  ramen 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
The King's Roost
Supplies and workshops for baking and milling, soapmaking, aquaculture, and more. Supports bulk flour orders for the Los Angeles Bread Bakers group (founded by the King's Roost owner).
DIY  shopping  LosAngeles  baking  soap  gardening  cooking 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Brewery Art Walk – Where art lives.
Somehow I missed this for years, but just checked it out. Per Uyen Nguyen. I guess I owe her some strawberries now....
art  studio  LosAngeles  travel 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
TONYMOLY USA | TONYMOLY USA Official
If you like Korean boy bands and think your face will be improved by the application of fermented puree of snail, then this is the place for you. It would be hard to explain why I was there, but it was entertaining. Per Ellen Dickinson.
Korean  shopping  cosmetics  LittleTokyo  LosAngeles 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
MARUGAME MONZO
Handmade udon noodles. Reviewed by Jonathan Gold at http://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-gold-20130914-story.html. Enjoyed lunch here 4/3/2018.
Japanese  noodles  udon  restaurant  LittleTokyo  LosAngeles 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
Brewery Artwalk | THE NEXT BREWERY ART WALK IS APRIL 7 & 8 2018
Annual art walk event at the Brewery Arts Complex; per Uyen Nguyen.
art  gallery  LosAngeles  walking 
march 2018 by JJLDickinson
Frogtown Art Walk
This event makes for an interesting evening out in this transitional, riverine neighborhood.
Frogtown  LosAngeles  art  LosAngelesRiver  walking 
march 2018 by JJLDickinson
holbox - welcome page
One half of a combo listed by Jonathan Gold in his 2017 list of the 101 best restaurants in Southern California--making the list include at least 102 restaurants. (Do any of the other entries reflect such sleight of hand?) Unfortunately I only ate at the other half 3/22/2018. I'll have to go back to get it right. (As of late July 2018, I've done this. I'll be back!)
restaurant  LosAngeles  Mexican  seafood 
march 2018 by JJLDickinson
Home - Otium
Contemporary American cuisine near the Broad Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, in downtown Los Angeles. Currently on Jonathan Gold's list of the 101 best restaurants in Southern California. Enjoyed brunch here 2/25/2018.
LosAngeles  food  restaurant  contemporary  downtown 
february 2018 by JJLDickinson
48 Hour Film Project
Ivon Visalli proposes that Red Cape Films enter the Los Angeles 48-hour film making competition in August 2018. Too bad we missed the boat on Paris--and I couldn't persuade him to go with Seattle!
movie  film  LosAngeles  competition  RedCapeFilms 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
TAKOYAKI TANOTA
Enjoyed some takoyaki purchased from the Takoyaki Tanota stand outside Weller Court in Little Tokyo, during the 2018 Oshogatsu festival.
LittleTokyo  LosAngeles  DTLA  food  restaurant  takoyaki  Japanese 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
Hedley & Bennett // Handmade Chef Gear
Aprons, other chefs' clothing; per Ellen Dickinson, who gave me their excellent "Ginger" apron.
cooking  clothing  shopping  LosAngeles 
december 2017 by JJLDickinson
The Hive Tribe | Beekeeping at your place.
Hobbyist turned pro will maintain your hive...for a professional fee. (Nothing wrong with that!)
beekeeping  urbanBeekeeping  LosAngeles 
april 2017 by JJLDickinson
AGCC Printmaking Studio | Angels Gate Cultural Center
The Angels Gate Cultural Center maintains a very well-equipped printmaking studio. Thought-provoking....
LosAngeles  art  printmaking  AngelsGateCulturalCenter  SanPedro 
february 2017 by JJLDickinson
Bottles Wholesale - Wholesale Jars & Containers - GBS
General Bottle Supply: Local wholesale source of bottles, jars, caps, etc. Will sell individual cases, and ship. Recommended source of honey jars, per Long Beach Beekeepers' Henry Kurland and others.
canning  beekeeping  jar  bottle  wholesale  shopping  container  LosAngeles  honey 
july 2016 by JJLDickinson
The Judson Studios
The king of Los Angeles-area leaded glass: restored windows for a couple of local Frank Lloyd Wright houses. Per Kyle Thayer and Mark Hammons.
leadedGlass  architecture  preservation  restoration  window  LosAngeles 
february 2016 by JJLDickinson
Chimney Coffee (@chimneycoffee) • Instagram photos and videos
Walking buddy Steve W. and I discovered this place during our 3/8/2015 prosecution of the 10 Bridges Walk route. At the time, the draw was a bathroom; but the coffee was carefully made and very good.
coffee  coffeehouse  espresso  pastry  LosAngeles  Chinatown  tea  restaurant  food  eating 
march 2015 by JJLDickinson
Welcome to the official website of Shan Ichiyanagi - "The Candy Artist"
Candy sculptor who's performed at a number of Los Angeles Little Tokyo oshogatsu (New Year's Day) celebrations. The website is unfortunately very shallow, but Ichiyanagi is clearly alive and well. (Wikipedia covers him.)
ShinobuIchiyanagi  Japanese  art  artist  candy  sculpture  performance  LosAngeles  oshogatsu  amezaiku 
january 2015 by JJLDickinson
drkrm | lab | gallery | los angeles
Attended 3/2/2013 opening at this photography gallery, for Chicago photographer Art Shay.
Chinatown  gallery  ArtShay  LosAngeles  photography 
march 2013 by JJLDickinson
Handsome Coffee Roasters
Artisanal roaster c. downtown LA, with counter for drinks; per Tom Leventhal. Not far from CicLAvia route. As far as I know, the quality of their drinks took a rapid and inexorable path to Hell during 2013-2014.
LittleTokyo  LosAngeles  roasters  espresso  shopping  cafe  illustration  coffee 
november 2012 by JJLDickinson
Surfridge, CA
Abandoned residential area west of LAX; per Jeff Baker.
urbanExploration  LosAngeles  LAX 
october 2012 by JJLDickinson
Ross Cutlery & Sharpening Service
Large knife inventory includes new and rebuilt straight razors, strops, shaving brushes, shaving soap. Can re-sharpen serrated or scalloped bread knives. Across from Grand Central Market; in (?) Bradbury Building.
LosAngeles  knives  razors  shaving  sharpening  GrandCentralMarket  BradburyBuilding  shopping 
november 2010 by JJLDickinson
CLUI: Urban Crude
Online slide show, commentary re: local oil drilling by the Center for Land Use Interpretation; per Dave Ayer.
LosAngeles  petroleum  wikiGong  art  LongBeach 
november 2010 by JJLDickinson
The Smell
Southern California electronic music venue; per Cyndustries.com.
LosAngeles  electronicMusic  music  art  culture  wikiGong 
october 2010 by JJLDickinson
Plum Tree Inn Restaurant - Home
Northern Chinese (Mandarin), per Seilay Wong. Crossover restaurant, with many bottles of wine on display and large, abstract canvases. Free wi-fi.
restaurant  Chinese  LosAngeles  Chinatown  Mandarin 
august 2010 by JJLDickinson
Bamboo House - 323-668-2437
Per Mark Hammons, one of whose two or three weekly visits recently included me and Alex.
restaurant  Thai  LosAngeles  MarkHammons 
august 2008 by JJLDickinson

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