Artists in old Downtown San Pedro area leave their galleries or studios open late every first Thursday of the month.
Hiroko, an amazing sculptor, who seems very quiet and gentle in person. reveals an opposite side of her personality through her art pieces in bronze, stone or ceramic.
These adorable and pretty cups and bowls are also made by Hiroko.
David Mario Pratt lives and works in his own art loft, where the walls are covered with his paintings and drawings. Time and space theme can be found in many of his works.
I passed by Demitasse coffee shop in Santa Monica, my eyes caught by some glass tube towers. I heard about ice drip coffee before, but had never tried one. I decided to be a little bit adventurous that day. $6 a plastic cup of ice drip coffee, 3 times more expensive than regular coffee in most coffee shops. It tasted a little bit sour. The employee told me they used a type of coffee bean from Indonesia. The result: I kept awake that night, which hardly happened even if I drank coffee late during the day. I am not sure if it was caused by this unusual drink.
Ice drip coffee doesn’t mean ice coffee, it refers to a method of coffee brewing. A lot of ice with a little bit water is added to fill the top glass vessel of the tower. The small glass ball underneath the vessel collects melting ice that would then travel very slowly through some ground coffee in the tube at the middle of the tower. Finally the coffee drips down into the carafe at the bottom. The whole process takes about 15 hours.
The photos below were taken by the antique Nikon camera.
A Moveable Feast – a dining table on wheels created by Daniel Busby and his volunteers.
While shopping at Trader Joe’s, I would always stop by wine section, although I hardly drink. What catches my attentions are the wine labels, sometimes the shape of the bottle. A lot of these labels are nicely designed with great typography and illustrations.
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