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We're not going to front like we weren't among the worst offenders when the internet collectively peed in its cyber panties today over Daft Punk's leaked Random Access Memories album ahead of its May 21st release. A live stream of the entire album has since been made available for listening on iTunes and we've been playing it on a loop for the last few hours. Whether or not it's your cup of tea, at the very least it's worth a listen just for cultural context and the sake of staying informed. Lots of feelings we're still working out about the album as as a whole which is filled with disco vibes and baby-making music, but Track 12 ("Doin' It Right") is definitely a new favorite. Given today's Daft Punk developments, the timing couldn't be better to share these recent photos of the helmeted Frenchman posing at James Goldstein's famous John Lautner-designed home in Beverly Hills. Decked in custom Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent tuxes, of course...
Living in this city means bearing witness to a higher than average amount of strange sights and vast array of definitions of socially acceptable human behavior on the daily. Oftentimes the abundance of L.A. weirdness we see in our day-to-day is beyond words when attempting to describe it to those who weren't there. But now with Instagram, the heavy lifting is taken care of for us in capturing a breathtakingly peculiar or otherwise noteworthy vision and sharing it with the world. So join us as we celebrate L.A.'s knack for proving life can always get a little bit funkier with another round of the most absurd, seriously WTF moments you pretty much only ever see in L.A. Insta-captured in the last two weeks.
A proud display of heritage parked last night on South Beverly Drive in the BH (obvi) across from Urth Caffe. Happy Friday! [via @ericrosenfeld]
But where are the leaping dolphins glistening in the sun above the horizon?! And no rainbow? Guess we're just going to have to complete that perfection this weekend.
Although L.A. is probably the most undeserving city of delightfully random waves of perfect summer-like weather in winter, Mother Nature is feeling generous again and granting us another few 80-degree days. Sure, it's a sign of irreparable damage to the entire planet's ecosystems and melting away of the poles, but don't lie... you know it feels awesome. To not appreciate it in some capacity would be a shame, especially when a good portion of the country is experiencing a true winter wonderland that does not quite have the magical charm of the holiday snow flurries sprinkled over The Grove. So, here's a little reminder in case you've forgotten how to maximize this streak of summery glory with these eight ways to take advantage of 80-degree days in February and March.
A week ago today, we were lucky to see temperatures in the 50s, but Mother Nature has decided to grant us a couple of summery 80-degree days in February. Sure, it's a sign of irreparable damage to the entire planet's ecosystems and melting away of the poles, but don't lie... you know it feels awesome. To not appreciate this downright delightful weather in some capacity would be a crying shame, especially when a good portion of the country is experiencing a true winter wonderland that does not quite have the magical charm of the holiday snow flurries sprinkled over The Grove. Maximize this little streak of summer-like glory with these eight ways to take advantage of 80-degree days in February.
View of the rainbow over the 405 from The Getty via @edamame69
A leprechaun was on the loose yesterday, leaving a trail of the most magically intense rainbows all across the L.A. sky. Later, patrons of The Abbey came forward admitting they assumed the cries of "they're after me lucky charms!" they heard were just those of some locals enjoying Sunday Funday.
This morning from above the 110 freeway in Downtown L.A. via @crunkistani
That 80-degree three-day weekend in the middle of L.A.'s winter we just had means we can't really be mad at it. Stay dry out there!
Living in this city means bearing witness to a higher than average amount of strange sights and vast array of definitions of socially acceptable human behavior on the daily. Oftentimes words can't do these profound visions justice and that's why we're thankful for Instagram. With our favorite photo sharing app, we are able to capture a breathtakingly peculiar or otherwise noteworthy occurrence, like a stark naked man on Sunset Blvd during morning rush hour, and share it with the world. Though we're only about two weeks into 2013, there's already an overwhelming wealth of such moments to showcase L.A.'s knack for proving life can always get a little bit funkier. So sit back an enjoy another round of "Only In L.A.," a selection of the strangest, most absurd and seriously WTF moments you pretty much could only ever see in L.A. Insta-captured in the new year.
"Oh, The Places You'll Go" was the theme for the 124th Rose Parade Tuesday morning in Pasadena which sent dozens of vibrant floats down the parade route before the big showdown between University of Wisconsin and Stanford at the Rose Bowl. Featuring everything from Dr. Seuss characters and international landmarks to team mascots and rainbows, every inch of float was covered in flowers, leaves or other natural materials. While most of us were in bed beginning the recovery process at the 8am start time of the parade on New Year's Day, those who weren't too hungover from their New Year's Eve escapades to make it there were kind enough to upload some Instagrams of the gorgeous floral arrangements. Click through the slideshow for a look at some of our favorites.
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.