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April 14, 2005 | Barbara King, Times Staff Writer
Something must have gone awry with the instructions. There can't possibly be a residence here on this Venice street, at least not a three-story concrete contemporary, and brand new to boot. Surely there are restrictions: This is smack in the heart of an old Venice retail and restaurant district, several carefree blocks of mostly low-slung, charm-galore stucco and brick structures. But here's the address, all right, just past a hippie throwback shop in a tiny clapboard bungalow.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 14, 2005 | Barbara King, Times Staff Writer
Something must have gone awry with the instructions. There can't possibly be a residence here on this Venice street, at least not a three-story concrete contemporary, and brand new to boot. Surely there are restrictions: This is smack in the heart of an old Venice retail and restaurant district, several carefree blocks of mostly low-slung, charm-galore stucco and brick structures. But here's the address, all right, just past a hippie throwback shop in a tiny clapboard bungalow.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2005
So the story about Blaine Halvorson ["A Peculiar Kind of Perfection," April 14] was satire, right? How else do you explain its ridiculousness? First, there's the cheerful description of Halvorson's spanking-new three-story concrete home, nestled among single-story structures. This same phenomenon is what's largely ruining the charm and historical integrity of countless Los Angeles neighborhoods. Then there's Halvorson himself, bragging about how everybody he's ever met is intimidated by him (uh, yeah, sure they are, Blaine)
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March 19, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE
Right hand, green. Left foot, red. We've all played Twister, so why not wear it? According to Blaine Halvorson, an L.A. designer who recently started a Twister Clothing line, the game is "one of the few things that appeals to all ages. Kids play it, but so do 30- and 40-year-olds." Halvorson, 27, thought of the bright idea while working in his hometown of Bozeman, Mont. "My seamstress' kids had a Twister game out, and I said, 'We have to make that mat into a dress!'
HOME & GARDEN
April 14, 2005 | Barbara King
So what is it, exactly, about Obsolete, Blaine Halvorson's "addiction"? The Venice collector was right when he said trying to describe the place is like trying to describe chocolate without ever having tasted it. You're bound to bumble. There's nothing, really, to compare it to in L.A. Is it a store that feels like a gallery that looks like a museum? Or a gallery that feels like a museum that looks like a store? Or ... oh, give up.
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