losangelespast:

Looking west down Hollywood Boulevard from Las Palmas, Los Angeles, 1955.

losangelespast:

Looking west down Hollywood Boulevard from Las Palmas, Los Angeles, 1955.

(Source: lapl.org)

kcetliving:

10 Old-School L.A. Restaurant Exteriors

Reblogged from tumblangeles with 74 notes / Los Angeles 

hydeordie:

Seen in 3rd and Alameda, Los Angeles, CA

hydeordie:

Seen in 3rd and Alameda, Los Angeles, CA

Reblogged from tumblangeles with 229 notes / Los Angeles DTLA 


Charles and Ray Eames in their home near Santa Monica. 
America’s Sunset Coast | National Geographic Society ©1978


Charles and Ray Eames in their home near Santa Monica. 

America’s Sunset Coast | National Geographic Society ©1978

(Source: drydockshop.com)

upnorthtrips:

A West Coast Rap Album Matrix

upnorthtrips:

A West Coast Rap Album Matrix

themaninthegreenshirt:

Charles and Ray Eames on a Volocette, 1948
The Eames’ studio in 901 Washington Boulevard has often been described as a circus, where visitors walked into an arena full of surprises. One of these unplanned moments triggered this photo. While working on the set of one of their many photo shoots in 1948, a friend rode by on his Velocette. Charles and Ray hopped on the motorcycle, and someone snapped a shot. A spontaneous gesture, yet no isolated instance: The Eameses used photography to teach people to see the beauty inherent in everyday objects, from furniture pieces and folk art to motorcycles. This iconic image not only represents the creative and spontaneous characters of Charles and Ray Eames, but also expresses their approach to the design profession, which was: “to take pleasure seriously”.

themaninthegreenshirt:

Charles and Ray Eames on a Volocette, 1948

The Eames’ studio in 901 Washington Boulevard has often been described as a circus, where visitors walked into an arena full of surprises. One of these unplanned moments triggered this photo. While working on the set of one of their many photo shoots in 1948, a friend rode by on his Velocette. Charles and Ray hopped on the motorcycle, and someone snapped a shot. A spontaneous gesture, yet no isolated instance: The Eameses used photography to teach people to see the beauty inherent in everyday objects, from furniture pieces and folk art to motorcycles. This iconic image not only represents the creative and spontaneous characters of Charles and Ray Eames, but also expresses their approach to the design profession, which was: “to take pleasure seriously”.

Carrie Brownstein’s L.A. drive playlist

(Source: kenzo.com)

lamitas:

L.A river drag racing in the 50s

lamitas:

L.A river drag racing in the 50s

Reblogged from mudwerks with 3,059 notes / Los Angeles 1950s L.A. River 

wandrlust:

View of Angel’s Flight and the Elks Building, 3rd and Olive Streets, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, February 16, 1960 — Palmer Conner

wandrlust:

View of Angel’s Flight and the Elks Building, 3rd and Olive Streets, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, February 16, 1960 — Palmer Conner

(Source: theghettochildren)

Griffith Park’s not that bad, Schmidt.

(Source: stewbies)


Skyway Hotel Coffee Shop | Los Angeles, CA | Photo: Maynard Parker - Via

Skyway Hotel Coffee Shop | Los Angeles, CA | Photo: Maynard Parker - Via

(Source: midcenturymodernfreak)

cinefamily:

New Beverly Cinema

cinefamily:

New Beverly Cinema

"A good domestic life is simply more attainable here, as L.A has both invented and perfected that strange balance between the suburban and the apocalyptic. But let’s be clear, I have an agenda: I want my friends to join me here so I can sit with them by my pool in February and look at the weather updates for the rest of the Western world and feel smug together."

Moby on Los Angeles

I mean, he ain’t wrong!

(via yumwatch)