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Homeowners: Five Key Signs You Need a New Boiler

boiler

It is incredibly easy to take central heating for granted – which makes the inevitable upheaval when your boiler dies all the more stressful to navigate. With reports that major energy companies are finding it difficult to deliver maintenance and service, it’s more important than ever that you log any issues you’re having with your own boiler as soon as you possibly can. But how can you tell that your boiler is on its way out? Continue reading Homeowners: Five Key Signs You Need a New Boiler

Pink Thing of The Day: Trashy Lingerie Store Exterior

trashy lingerie store photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

The Trashy Lingerie store (online, visit Trashy.com) is a Los Angeles institution specializing in handmade and bespoke lingerie and costumes, and housed inside a fabulous Pink Building. They had already closed for the day when we happened to pass by in mid-December, but I did get  a snap of one of the front Christmas-themed window displays!

trashy lingerie store window photo by gail worley

Trashy Lingerie is Located at 402 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Just One Block from the Famous Canter’s Deli)!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2018!

St Paddy
Photo By Gail

It looks like someone at Paddy McGuire’s Ale House on Third Avenue is feeling festive! Have a lucky day and don’t drink too much!

The Mystery of The Green Monster Hand

Green Monster Hand Detail
All Photos By Gail

It’s been a few weeks now since I first noticed the Green Monster Hand giving what looks like some kind of a two-finger salute of unknown meaning (I don’t think the fingers are spread apart enough to make it a proper peace sign, but I could be wrong). I can’t say when exactly it went up, but considering I pass by this block (Avenue B between 13th and 14th Streets) almost daily, I think it’s relatively new.

I like it.

Green Monster Hand

Modern Art Monday Presents: O. Louis Guglielmi, One Third of a Nation

One Third of a Nation
Photo By Gail

The title of this work, One Third of a Nation (1939) references President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1937 inaugural address in which he proclaimed, “I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.” One Third of a Nation is also the title of Arthur Arent’s 1938 play, which emphasized the plight of the poor and was funded by the WPA’s Federal Theater Project. In this painting, O. Louis Guglielmi (1906 – 1956) draws attention to the horrid living conditions during the Great Depression. The forms in the foreground resemble coffins, and subsequently suggest a similar reading of the brick tenements behind them. The floral wreath adorning the building’s cornice reinforces this metaphor.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.