los angeles

Stunningly Crisp Los Angeles Timelapse

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Stunning timelapse from Colin Rich. We've seen his amazing Los Angeles TImelapses before.

"It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn't always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen."

LA GIFs from James Curran, Master Giffer

In July I spent a month in Los Angeles where I animated a new GIF every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during my stay. See all the looping GIFs on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram with #LAGifathon or follow me to keep up with the next Gifathon, coming soon... twitter.com/slimjimstudios instagram.com/slimjimstudios slimjimstudios.tumblr.com slimjimstudios.com Sound by the amazing David Kamp twitter.com/kamptweets instagram.com/davidkamp studiokamp.com

James Curran, of SlimJim Studios, has some really great, fun GIF sets. Here is his take on Los Angeles.

Song of the Day - Keep Together by Hunter Hunted

From the band's Facebook Page:

Hunter Hunted is Dan Chang and Michael Garner. The Los Angeles duo weave intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous, soaring songs that toe the line between California indie and folk rock. 

To say that they've accomplished a lot in a short amount of time would be an understatement. Since the bands inception in January of 2013, they've been included in Nylon Magazine's "Bands to look out for", Teen Vogue's "Jam's of the year", Billboard Magazines "Scouting Report", and KCRW's "Bands we Love". With standout track "Keep Together" making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O'Brien show to SXSW. Four weeks since their Billboard charting debut, the band is keeping busy, doing a US tour with Fitz and the Tantrums followed by a West coast tour with The Mowgli's.

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14ft StoopidTallBike from CicLAvia

Last weekend's CicLAvia 2013 in  Los Angeles, CA saw this enormous bike, called StoopidTallBike. Indeed.

Richie Trimble explains his work:

14.5ft at the Seat
Built in 12 work hours
One Huffy beach cruiser, 2" square tubing, 3/4" round tubing, and 1" round tubing
26" single speed coaster brake wheelset
6 1/2 single speed bicycle chains (32.5ft of chain)

Music is "Contact High" by Architecture in Helsinki

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