Archive for March 2009

Birdhouses on a Wire

March 31, 2009


Steven Weinberg of Telephone and Soup mentioned this to me the other day, sent me on a wild goose chase looking for them. Today, he remembered where they actually were, and went and took these nice pictures. Beats your old Reeboks, right? Thanks, Steven!


Homemade Star Wars Action Figures, A Million Times Better Than Store Bought

March 31, 2009

Jonah from The Ladder Herald just put together a set of action figures a million times better than anything Lucasfilm has ever produced. Let’s hope they don’t sue him.

Proud mum Elizabeth says, “I thought you should see this, Internet.” Link.

Thank you both. (More closeups, please!)


Star Wars Droids as Mission Street Art, 1977

Introducing Orange Alley

March 31, 2009


Today on I Heart Street Art, we venture down Orange Alley, a once-plain little alleyway just off Valencia that, thanks to the efforts of a group of artists and neighbors, is set to give Clarion and Balmy a run for they money. Link.

Cookie Shop Coming Soon

March 31, 2009


Last night I stopped in at Receiver Gallery for a sneak peek at their upcoming Porous Walker show (more on that later), but I also got a sneak peek at (and taste of) the cookies from Anthony’s Cookies, our soon-to-open new neighborhood cookie shop.

The Cookies and Cream Cookie, seen here in the foreground, was, as gallery runner Steven noted, “very meta.”

Complete cookie menu here. I can’t wait for this place to open.

‘Plop’ Goes the Pilsner

March 31, 2009


By now, we all know about the strong connection between the Mission and Berlin.

Today, our new favorite Berlin blog, berlin’, explains why the Flensburger Pilsener motto is “plop.” Link.

Valencia Street Park

March 30, 2009

I hate to jump on Burrito Justice a third time today, but they just keep churning out such solid content. This time, it’s a proposal worthy of an emergency Planning Commission hearing at the very least.

As you can see in the above diagram, the plan is to facilitate a smarter St. Luke’s expansion by closing Valencia to auto traffic (between Chavez and Mission) and turning it into a park — Valencia Street Park — thereby creating an inviting plaza for hospital employees, neighborhood folk and everyone else to congregate.

See the whole meticulously outlined plan, as well as the other (boring) plans currently under consideration, right here.

Oh also, this might make for good reason to finally discontinue the 26-Valencia.

Forlorn Candy Corn Goes To Hollywood

March 30, 2009


My sister Elisa came across this Forlorn Candy Corn down at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood this week, and she slapped a KDVS sticker at his feet to cheer him up.

Thanks, Elisa!


Forlorn Candy Corn Goes To SXSW on Mission Mission.

Mission Mission Goes To Hollywood on Mission Mission.

“Per Elisa” by Alice on YouTube.