On the road again…

Crosswalk modeling

I spend most of my weekends on sidewalks, streets and other assorted variations on pavement (okay, and sometimes on a river), but last weekend I was especially road-bound. First, here’s me at our Los Angeles Walks fundraiser, walking the crosswalk red carpet. Yes, we painted a crosswalk—with chalk paint! I totally feel for the awesome men and women of DOT. It is not an easy job.

Go bikes!

The next day was our annual Design-n-Dim Sum bike ride with de LaB. Over 75 riders showed up at Flying Pigeon in Highland Park to ride to three design studios before heading to Chinatown for dumplings.

Happy people
Eddy Sykes chandelier
Cute homeowners
Over the bridgeUnder the bridge

Thanks so much to Stefan Bishop, Astrid Diehl and Eddy Sykes, and Tracy Wilkinson for letting us invade their studios (and homes!) on a Sunday morning. And of course our undying thanks to Flying Pigeon for helping us make this ride one of our most popular events. What a fantastic, inspiring day!

Cute Danielle

But that wasn’t enough asphalt for me! After that I rode downtown to an architectural exhibition… in a parking lot. On the Road is a series of itinerant, ephemeral art and design projects that will take place all over the city for the next year. Design writer Danielle Rago (my fellow DJ or “Design Journalist” over at KCRW’s DnA) is acting as curator for the program, which, if Sunday’s event is any indicator, should be plenty provocative, and a lot of fun.

Jon Louie

I was excited to see so much attention being focused on many great young architects, like my friend Jonathan Louie (atop ladder). You can read more about the project in my Los Angeles Times story.

More photos from the street (of course).

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  • the Expandress

    Hi Alissa,
    from your side of things, it looks FUN to live in L.A… must check it out. Haven’t been there in a while.
    XO, the Expandress