An all too familiar byproduct of the pandemic is social distancing. This of course has affected us social beings in countless ways. Our heart goes out to all the struggling restaurants and we’re thankful for the delivery apps to keep us fed. But we’re especially impressed with the creativity of Cara Haltiwanger, local LA chef and bar tender. She’s created mouthwatering breakfast sandwiches which she delivers via a bucket drop from a 4th story brick building in East Hollywood. She’s not only satisfying our food cravings but allows us to get out of the house and experience a bit of community in a creative setting. Kudos to Cara. Who would have thunk that one day we’d be eating breakfast from a bucket?
The Broad | Stunning contemporary art museum with a one-of-a-kind exterior, located on Grand Ave. The Broad offers rotating temporary exhibitions, and houses over 2,000 pieces in its permanent collection, including works by Jean?Michel Basquiat, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, and Robert Rauschenberg, to name a few.
The Broad makes its collection of contemporary art from the 1950s to the present accessible to the widest possible audience by presenting exhibitions and operating a lending program to art museums and galleries worldwide.
By actively building a dynamic collection that features in-depth representations of influential contemporary artists and by advancing education and engagement through exhibitions and diverse public programming, the museum enriches, provokes, inspires, and fosters appreciation of art of our time.
Free admission is based on timed entry and must be booked in advance. Note that some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge. Open Wednesday to Sunday. –See stunning new installations with many works on view for the first time!
KUMIHIMO | The Art of Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, (Additional Dates) Japan House | 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The tradition of kumihimo began in Japan in the sixth century in the Imperial Court and Buddhist temples, and by the ninth century, during the Heian period (794–1185), it reached its golden age. Braided silk cords of many styles and patterns were used for aristocratic costumes, interior furnishings and decorations, musical instruments, and religious equipment for temples and shrines.
UMIHIMO: The Art of Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO is the first exhibition in the United States to explore the history and art of Japanese silk braiding, or kumihimo?(“braided cords”). The JAPAN HOUSE touring exhibition is produced by Yusoku Kumihimo Domyo (Domyo), a Tokyo-based company that has been making braided silk cords by hand since 1652.
A lot of us have figured out things to do to occupy our free time during the pandemic. Some constructive, some not so much. One of the more popular outlets has been gardening. We at Modern Living LA are very impressed with the folks at Victory Garden LA. One victory garden for personal use led to three more for a friend.
A much welcomed business was formed. Their tag line reads “a group of out of work industry types, trying to pay our bills, one beautiful planter box at a time”. Well let’s help them pay those bills while giving us something to look forward to working on over the weekend.
“So you’re familiar with hybrid cars and hybrid dogs right? But, let’s not be overly impressed by the combination of merely two things. Designed by AUX Architecture, the Art Room is a 7,750 square foot creative space housing a restaurant, art gallery, studio and venue for creative collaborations with artists, designers, musicians, architects, chefs, baristas, mixologists, photographers and performers. Take that, Saint Berdoodle and Noofypoo! You’ve got nothing on The Art Room. We’re so excited to eat, art gaze and pop in some ear plugs for the big music show.
What’s really great is the as yet untitled restaurant will be helmed by D Brandon Walker. We hear he’s a big proponent of helping folks with hardships get back on their feet thru culinary training. If all this isn’t reason enough to check out The Art Room, well , you still have the Prius to fall back on.” …la.eater.com
Asante is a Swahli word meaning thank you, and Crop Swap LA™ is full of gratitude to the many people who made this demonstration farm possible.
Crop Swap LA™ donates 10% of the harvest to the community and to sell most of the rest within just a few miles of the microfarm, to neighborhoods that are home to people most affected by food apartheid.
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