Wind Down With A Book—Literally And To Think We Saw It On Abbot Kinney . . .

We spotted these vintage book clocks neatly arranged in front of a boutique located a block away from Knock Knock headquarters: These home décor finds are by Vintage Book Clocks (appropriately named). We appreciate how they marry the tangible book with the hands of an analog clock—two items continuing to inevitably drown in the digital world. However, as we continue …

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Meet Gary, The Knife-Sharpening Guy! . . . The What?!

The following is a random story that has no relation to post-holiday events, New Year’s, or the like. But this guy is marked as “rad” in our book. True story from last Thursday: Jen wanted her knives sharpened (a dull knife means wasted time), so she gathered her and her neighboring friends’ collections, and called upon Gary, a mobile, knife …

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And To Think We Saw it On Abbot Kinney . . . A Peek Into Our Neighborhood

Since last week was scattered with drizzles of rain, today’s cloudless, blue-streaked sky (the standard for our Venice locale) was just asking for us to go strolling for a little fresh air. So, on our lunch break, a few of us decided to walk down Abbot Kinney to Abbot’s Habit, a café and coffee hub. On the way there, I …

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The Alleys of Venice It's Our "Welcome to Venice" Feature!

Note: After approximately 678 words of exposition, there are many cool pictures with descriptive captions below. If you have no desire to read the introductory essay—and believe me, I wouldn’t blame you—just skip down to the pictures. I’d never experienced alleys before I moved to Los Angeles, and to Venice in particular. Right before I landed in LA, in 1998, …

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