Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
These guys run from $65.00 to over $200.00, with hideouts, scratching posts, and all sorts of perches upholstered in a variety of piles and shags. They also do custom work. I spoke with Oscar (below) as he contemplats his next design.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I stumbled upon this garden in the middle of the night on a feral kitten rescue at 110 S. Rampart across the street from the infamous "Original Tommy's." There was something just so HaFoSaFo about it that I went back the next day to photograph it and happened to meet gardener Angela as she tended her vegetables.
I asked Angela about the landlords, who live at the apartment complex, and she told me they encourage the tenants to garden. You can tell from the street that something is a little bit different about this place. For one thing, there is a sort of homemade suit of armor decorating the facade of the building. There is also an ancient looking wagon/fence and a sculpture made from a wagon wheel.
One could argue that calling Beverly and Rampart HaFoSaFo is infringing on Westlake, but the boundaries of HaFoSaFo are not traditional hard and fast lines drawn on maps, but subject to sprawl anywhere our sign seems to leave its humble footprint(s).
So, in the name of the quantum foot, I claim this building as soveriegn territory and a southern outpost of our noble land/state of mind (does this make us a landmind?).
The Great City/State/Barrio of HaFoSaFo ratifies its legitimate and non-prescribing sovereignty over... and offers its great abiding bare-foot kicking power to the above aforementioned property..... or something to that effect.
Monday, May 16, 2011
(I can't really make it out either. I'm guessing that is 1(626)240-9238ish)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I made a guitar repair shop inside a vintage 1973 SnapOn truck. I owned and ran Silverlake Guitar Shop from 1999 through 2006, and I have many great memories and friends from that time. Since then, I've been working on guitars for bands in the studio and on the road, and fixing gear for old friends. In 2010, between doing guitar tech work on a couple recording sessions, I was hired to set up shop in a studio and put all the instruments in proper working order. Working this way was such a positive and pleasant experience, I got to thinking about finding a way to service studios and collections with a mobile workshop, in which I could concentrate fully on the instrument without distractions. I started looking for a vehicle that would have the right amount of space and appliances, and I found this GrummanOlsen StepVan to be perfect for a shop.