1941 Raleigh Hotel | Collins Avenue, Miami Beach | Architect: L. Murray Dixon | Large-format acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho
L. Murray Dixon designed my family’s house in Coral Gables (and the Tides too).
Inn at Mt. Ada, Catalina Island, Calif.
Crystal clear view of the Avalon Harbor from the inn’s back porch. Sat outside for lunch in mid-February. Felt like a dream.
Tuscan Spring Hotel & Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California
Hot geothermal pools waiting for you. Winter desert nights rock.
Lido Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California
Built in 1963. At Sunset. Spa tour stop.
The Sands Motel, Gainesville,Florida
Insert appropriate sands of time reference here….bygone days on Highway 441.
ok, you know, possibly, that i love old l.a motels.
and i have this dream of buying an old motel with david lynch and turning it into an art space where each room is it’s own tiny gallery.
in the meantime here’s an old l.a motel.
it’s actually not that old (maybe late 50’s? early 60’s?).
and architecturally it’s nothing to write home about.
but THE SIGN.
as far as l.a motel signs go this one is the ne plus ultra, the zenith of l.a motel signs.
b.it’s falling apart.
c. it’s amazing.
so, the motel itself just kind of looks like the motel in ‘breaking bad’ where hank teaches walt jr about prostitution.
but the sign is amazing.
and i think the sign is based around a surfboard motif. or a jungle shield.
which is odd as it’s about 30 miles from the beach and about 8,000 miles from the jungle.
One of the Valley’s most iconic vintage neon motel signs captured by Moby.
Pages of Florencio Zavala’s sketchbook — Flo’s teaching an illustration workshop this weekend at Summer School starting today, our semi-biannual art-making-while-imbibing situation at Ace Palm Springs. School Night Los Angeles is bringing down a bunch of great people to give workshops by the pool. All of this is going down during AfterFest, our concomitant nightly fête running throughout the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Making things is really fun, and so is watching things — it all begins this evening. Let us join together in holy lounging.
Looking forward to next weekend @ PSIFF AfterFest. #desertnights
Sunset, Fairfax District. Adios 2012…was a fine year.