Tag Archives: the Toy District

Name The Overlap by Tom Grode

Welcome to another episode of Name The Overlap  —  the fun chance to name where you live because when you walk around your neighborhood and look at the signs, study maps, do some Googling, you discover everything contradicts itself. Last … Continue reading

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Skid Row this-a-way art, by Paint Your Life

Last month, a mysterious yet altogether delightful guerrilla way-finder sign popped up in the Toy District, courtesy of Wild Life. At about the same time, my girlfriend Amy started telling me about a pop-art portrait she got done of her beloved Shih Tzu. I put two … Continue reading

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NO POOPING ALLOWED

As DTLA continues it’s Renaissance, it has still not figured out how to handle it’s most basic sanitary concerns in the streets of Skid Row. I for one would like to see more toilets in the area. For more about this … Continue reading

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BigBelly Solar trash cans, Part 2

I have blogged about these BigBelly Solar trash cans before. Now, after having learned a bit more about them, I am going to be picking up where I left off. These cans have been popping up all over DTLA in … Continue reading

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trash update for 5th St. (the Nickel)

Last night I took a leisurely stroll down the Nickel with an Operation Face-Lift tour-guide.  The night air was warm and many Skidrowians were out socializing and enjoying the evening (course there are no benches available for them to sit on at night, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gin does Design as Research in the Toy District

Below is just a small sample of artist Elizabeth Gin’s work on the Toy District of downtown Los Angeles. To see more, visit her website:  http://cargocollective.com/gintonic SEEING PEOPLE Fueling my obsession with the Toy District as a result of my Media Study … Continue reading

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Skid Row Estates – street art in the Toy district

I could write a long piece on what I think about this street art that popped up in my neighborhood last week, but I am going to hold my tongue- or in this case hold my fingers and let you decide … Continue reading

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