Louis Vuitton Series 2

Last day of this immersive somewhat psychedelic exhibit.  Definitely worth a peek.

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get lost, lost Lost exhibit.

This is not like that eight buffalos sentence. I didn't write it to be coy. I mean it.

I missed this Lost exhibit.

How?  How, how, how?  I am on their mailing list. How did I miss this? Los Angeles, you are driving me crazy. I'm saturated with stuff.  Add some hours to the day please, especially since I generally work at least 12 of them, like a crazy person oh wait like everyone else in Los Angeles, except when we aren't working and sit in coffee shops all day or surf or have brunch with our dogs on patios in t-shirts (that's us in t-shirts, not the dogs, not the patios) while everyone else is shoveling five feet of snow; and add some days to the week; and some weeks to the year. Because it's impossible to do everything, and that's really why I stick around, but it's driving me crazy.

Right now:

The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design - 23rd annual, at FIDM

allegedly ..... at the Hollywood Museum on Highland, the allegedly annual (though I've not heard of it, I can vouch for the Hannibal Lecter prison cell in the basement, so a wasted trip there is never wasted) "Celebration of Entertainment Awards" exhibit with some set pieces from Boyhood and Nightcrawler. Nothing about this on their website (which isn't maintained well, which is why I say "allegedly"), but they do say they have some Harry Potter things. And if they don't, the Warner Brothers museum does.

famous people's typewriters at the Paley Center.

and Paleyfest.

"Louis Vuitton Series 2 - Past, Present and Future" (immersive exhibit of Nicolas Ghesquière's vision for Louis Vuitton)

and Hollywood Costume at the new Academy Museum.


black and white and red all over

Stores on Beverly Drive.  Gareth Pugh.


eaten by the monster of love

Sparks played tonight at the Ace Hotel

... and a relic from my first Valentine's Day in L.A.


used Steinways

Used Steinways sign en route from my car to the spellbinding exhibit of Rolling Stones photos "It's Just a Shot Away" at Taschen Gallery on Beverly Blvd.  It's up until Feb. 28, if you could have possibly missed it with the dayglo pink paint.

a few favorites of mine:

"Patience Please" - Ethan Russell, 1972

"Keith & Pug" (Beggars Banquet outtake) - Michael Joseph, 1968

"Mick Jagger in Car With Leopard, Los Angeles" - Albert Watson, 1992

also some of these photos by Dominique Tarlé from Villa Nellcôtte

building exterior, although the pink is truly unphotographable:

While in the neighborhood, I stopped by Ahead Stereo finally, to ask something I have been meaning to ask for many years: what the HECK is that weird thing on the sign? And of course, the answer is that there is no answer.

Also poked my head into the amazing Walnut Wallpaper and looked through some sample papers:

it's almost The Shining ...
... or John Waters at the Grammy Awards ..