HOME & GARDEN
March 17, 2014 |
A sliver of a yard can be a powerful thing. Materials & Applications has proved this time and again by collaborating with architects to put up fantastical creations on a 25-by-40-foot gravel yard fronting Silver Lake Boulevard. Past double-take-worthy installations include a golden-leafed Mylar canopy in the shape of a black hole by Ball-Nogues Studio, a motorized vegetative cover that opens and refolds like origami by Eddie Sykes and a sinuous, fire-shaped gazebo made of pressure-laminated panels by Edmund Ming-Yip Kwong.
July 4, 2013 |
The Red Lion Tavern in Silver Lake was kitschy long before being kitschy became a hallmark of counterculture cool. The venerable German beer garden on Glendale Boulevard, which has always been earnest about its over-the-top Bavarian-themed decor and dirndl-clad bartenders, is now situated across the street from one of hipsterdom's most self-consciously ironic and aggressively kitschy bars, the Cha Cha Lounge. This faded Frau of Silver Lake was cool long before a pilgrimage of the young and tragically hip led to a steady gentrification process that last fall resulted in Forbes magazine dubbing Silver Lake "America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 |
It's a mid-century modern home with a famous designer and a fabulous view. But is it a Silver Lake cultural monument? The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will wrestle with that question Thursday when it decides whether to recommend that the Waverly Drive house become the city's 1,038th historic-cultural landmark. Such a designation would stall a plan by a Beverly Hills developer to demolish the ranch-style house designed by pioneering Chinese American architect Gilbert L. Leong and replace it with five three-story homes.
November 16, 2011 |
A triplex in Silver Lake that was once home to a teenage Steve McQueen is on the market for $599,900. The updated Spanish-style building, constructed in 1923, contains three one-bedroom units in 1,660 square feet on two levels. The landscaped property is walled and gated with a lawn and deck. There is also a storage room, wine cellar and laundry. McQueen, who died in 1980 at 50, was known for his tough-guy persona. The box-office star appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" (1960)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2012 |
Community volunteer David Nott had taken middle school students on an urban hike through Silver Lake before, but they stumbled across something unexpected during a recent excursion - a roughly 11,000-square-foot area designed just for people on foot. "Look!" Nott said to the handful of 11- and 12-year-old students, pointing to the newly built pedestrian- and bike-only Sunset Triangle Plaza. "This has become a social environment," he said. Billed as Los Angeles' first "street-to-plaza" conversion, much of the new park originally was a two-lane swath of pavement that carried motorists along Griffith Park Boulevard.
February 4, 2010 |
Launched in 2001 by the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, a nonprofit organization that benefits local youths, the Silver Lake farmers market successfully serves its community. Prepared foods and crafts stands -- such as gourmet coffee, books, LPs, sunglasses and clothes -- outnumber the produce vendors, giving the venue somewhat of a flea market ambience, but that seems to suit the area, with its mix of hipster and working-class residents. Locavores may cock an eyebrow at one vendor who sells imported bananas, papaya, mangoes and pineapples ("What's up with the dude selling bananas here?
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2006 |
With a collection of rosewood and teak furniture, elaborate lighting fixtures and Northern European ceramics, Michael Belanger brought high-end 20th century design to Silver Lake. Starting today, he is preparing to close his gallery by offering the entire inventory at 30% to 60% off. Among the finds: dozens of dining chairs, Scandinavian tables and nightstands, and hand-blown 1960s Italian chandeliers, sconces and pendants, below. The store will be open daily until June 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2010 |
Contradictions fly along Hyperion Avenue when the Birdman of Silver Lake takes wing. Rik Martino rolls his wobbly cart with two mismatched wheels to the corner of Tracy Street and stops at Baller Hardware to buy two 20-pound bags of True Value Wild Bird Food. More than 30 years after arriving from his native Italy, the 58-year-old actor is still looking for his big-screen break. Square-jawed and body-builder muscular, Martino views himself as more Al Pacino than Jean-Claude Van Damme.
July 15, 1993
In an effort to increase their visibility in Echo Park and Silver Lake, Los Angeles police officers are patrolling the area on bicycle. Northeast Division officers Joe Writer and Ray Garcia are riding through the areas once a week and plan to increase the frequency of the patrols. The days and times of the patrols vary. Pioneer Market has donated office space at their Sunset Boulevard store to police.