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While the rental side of our business is regional, with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Culver City, CA, offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.
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Wedged between Los Angeles and Santa Monica, the old movie town of Culver City is almost unrecognisable from a decade ago. Best known as the home of Sony Pictures and the Helms Bakery complex, the area has a lot more to offer today, with a swanky Downtown, an Arts District that boasts some of the best galleries in LA, and a swathe of new transit initiatives.For an area just over 13 sq km, it’s architecturally diverse too: from its handsome Beaux-Arts buildings like The Culver Hotel, to the nearby neighbourhood of Hayden Tract, w...
Wedged between Los Angeles and Santa Monica, the old movie town of Culver City is almost unrecognisable from a decade ago. Best known as the home of Sony Pictures and the Helms Bakery complex, the area has a lot more to offer today, with a swanky Downtown, an Arts District that boasts some of the best galleries in LA, and a swathe of new transit initiatives.
For an area just over 13 sq km, it’s architecturally diverse too: from its handsome Beaux-Arts buildings like The Culver Hotel, to the nearby neighbourhood of Hayden Tract, where local architect Eric Owens Moss has turned a declining warehouse district into a thriving beehive of architectural experimentation.
With Amazon, Apple and HBO helping to fuel a revitalisation – bringing with them an influx of design-forward shops and restaurants – Culver City is fast becoming one of California’s most vibrant and creative neighbourhoods.
Having opened its floor-to-ceiling French doors on 1 February 2023, Juliet marks interior designer Jeremiah Brent’s hospitality debut, and is a love letter to contemporary Parisian dining. Located in Culver City’s Platform Design District, the long brasserie-style dining room feels intimate thanks to Brent’s design decisions: wicker-covered arches divide the space, while considered details include scalloped-edge tables, chairs upholstered in ticking stripe fabric and saffron-coloured velvet banquettes.
Emphasising seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, dishes range from oysters with cucumber and trout roe, and a traditional endive salad, to duck confit ‘cigars’ with sauce valois. The wine list is a highlight, with nearly 50 wines available by the glass from solely French producers, served up by a charming and knowledgeable (also French) sommelier.
An art tour of Los Angeles isn’t complete without a trip to the 2,000 sq m complex of Blum & Poe, one of the founding galleries of the Culver City Arts District. When tastemakers Tim Blum and Jeff Poe moved their Santa Monica gallery to an industrial warehouse in 2003, it became a catalyst for the development of the area’s arts corridor.
The gallery is a vocal advocate of efforts to lower the commercial art world’s carbon footprint by rethinking the way it approaches auctions and fairs. Blum & Poe exhibits both established and up-and-coming contemporary artists, and programming highlights include an exploration of the art of ikebana by Japanese-Brazilian artist Asuka Anastacia Ogawa (11 March – 15 April 2023), and a Thornton Dial retrospective (29 April – 10 June 2023).
Running through one of Los Angeles’ most important ecological reserves, this bike path begins at Syd Kronenthal Park and plots a direct course to the beach. The 11km route dates from the 1930s, when Ballona Creek was channelised to protect the LA basin from flooding, transforming a natural waterway into a storm drain, and causing massive ecological disruption in the process.
Today, the 225-hectare Ballona Wetlands are protected, and a new public access conservation project approved last year is set to restore and enhance rich habitat for birds and native plant species. In recent years, bike path improvements have included native landscaping, installation of public artworks, murals and other projects by local non-profits.
Selling rare and out-of-print art books since 1984, this Culver City stalwart is a must-visit if you’re in the market for a perfect coffee-table book or a lost architectural tome. Owners Whitney and Lee Kaplan’s monastic approach to curation of Arcana’s collections has long made the store a Holy Grail for art and design lovers. Visitors are greeted with a quiet and reverent atmosphere, while staff are helpful and well informed.
The Kaplans frequently build art libraries for collectors across the country, and began to accumulate published materials on Black artists in the late 1980s. Last year their archive of over 3,500 books, catalogues and materials on African American art and artists, amassed over the past four decades, was acquired by the Getty Research Institute.
This venerable Beaux-Arts landmark opened in 1924 and has played host to myriad Hollywood legends. Having shuttered its doors over the pandemic, it reopened in 2022. The owners used the down time to make tasteful interior updates, while retaining the charm of this historic gem. The Culver Hotel’s flatiron building ensures that none of its 46 rooms are alike, and owner Maya Mallick has paired antique and vintage finds with luxurious amenities, to guarantee a comfortable stay.
A new grand bistro and garden, Lillie’s (named for city founder Harry Culver’s wife) weaves raw bar starters with modern French cuisine from local Californian producers, and has a focus on natural wines. Lillie’s hosts intimate cafe-style live music nights at the hotel, while a separate speakeasy-style cocktail bar will be opening over the summer.
Pairing antique furniture and curiosities with industrial lighting and contemporary figurative art, owner Ray Azoulay has a flair for display, evidenced in his atmospheric store and gallery on Washington Boulevard in Culver City. In Obsolete, Azoulay presents his unique take on the world, sourcing interesting and mostly European pieces that are sensitively restored or reupholstered and presented in dramatic, and often macabre, vignettes.
Obsolete describes its collection as including the modern and the primitive, the functional and the defunct. From Belgian and Italian modernist lighting, French farm tables and garden pieces, by way of deep English armchairs from the 1820s, 17th-century Swedish ceremonial weapons, and life-sized timber artist models. ‘It’s really about form, materials and patina, no matter what period something comes from,’ explains Azoulay.
Transported from New York, this part-barber shop, part-cocktail lounge mash-up has a disquieting moniker, but an amusing concept. By day, a friendly team of local stylists offer men’s cuts and classic barbershop shaves in a crisp white space with mirrored walls and antique barber chairs (nothing particularly surprising there). By night, the lights dim, the candles come out and through a nondescript door in the back, expertly crafted cocktails and good tunes fill the hidden bar.
You get a fun mix of characters, and with a DJ spinning on weekends, the parlour stays open until the early hours. Blind Barber has two LA locations (Culver City and Highland Park) with both hosting a monthly comedy club featuring local stand-up talent.
Sporting the only rooftop pool in Culver City, the buzzy new Canopy Club on top of The Shay Hotel offers panoramic views of Downtown and the Santa Monica Mountains. While we feel the restaurant’s décor misses the mark, this is still a great spot to pull up a lounger and spend the day recharging poolside. The all-day menu includes crowd-pleasing classics that are light and fresh, and a selection of mostly agave-based cocktails are available by the glass or carafe.
Community is important at The Shay, and its industrial-style lobby by Venice Beach design firm Studio Collective doubles as a co-working space for guests and locals alike, while hotel amenities are all sourced from local partners, including the excellent Milk + Honey spa, which is next door.
Timothy Anscombe-Bell runs Sustainable Design Collective (SDC), a Los Angeles based design resource and consultancy, bringing together some of the brightest in modern craft-based manufacturing. He works on healthy, sustainable and green building schemes – from offices, cultural institutions, schools and universities, to hotels, restaurants and specialist retail. @sdc_inc
Culver City, California, is a charming and vibrant city nestled in the heart of Los Angeles County. Its prime location offers the perfect blend of city life and outdoor recreation, making it an ideal place to call home. Whether you are a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or an outdoor adventurer, Culver City has something to offer. In this article, we will explore the benefits of living in Culver City, from its iconic landmarks and cultural institutions to its scenic parks and recreational activities.Iconic Landmarks and Cultural Institu...
Culver City, California, is a charming and vibrant city nestled in the heart of Los Angeles County. Its prime location offers the perfect blend of city life and outdoor recreation, making it an ideal place to call home. Whether you are a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or an outdoor adventurer, Culver City has something to offer. In this article, we will explore the benefits of living in Culver City, from its iconic landmarks and cultural institutions to its scenic parks and recreational activities.
Culver City is home to several iconic landmarks and cultural institutions that draw visitors from all over the world. One such landmark is the Sony Pictures Studios, which offers guided tours that take visitors behind the scenes of some of Hollywood's most iconic films and TV shows. Another must-visit landmark is the Kirk Douglas Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance venue that hosts world-class theatrical productions year-round.
If you are a fan of contemporary art, you will love the Culver City Arts District, a hub of galleries and studios that showcase the work of local and international artists. Some of the most notable galleries in the district include Kopeikin Gallery, Blum & Poe, and Roberts Projects.
Culver City is home to several scenic parks that offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. One of the most popular parks in the city is the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, which offers panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline and is a popular spot for hiking, picnicking, and bird-watching. Another must-visit park is Culver City Park, which features a playground, sports fields, and picnic areas.
If you are looking for a more active outdoor adventure, you can head to the Ballona Creek Bike Path, a scenic bike trail that winds through the city and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Another popular outdoor activity in Culver City is the Culver City stairs, a series of outdoor staircases that provide a challenging workout and stunning views of the city.
Culver City is a foodie paradise, with a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and eateries that offer something for every palate. One of the most popular eateries in the city is Akasha, a farm-to-table restaurant that features locally sourced ingredients and innovative dishes. Another must-visit spot is the Culver City Farmers Market, which takes place every Tuesday and offers a wide selection of fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and baked goods. For a taste of the exotic, head to the Mayura Indian Restaurant, which serves authentic South Indian cuisine like dosas, idlis, and curries.
Culver City is a tight-knit community that loves to celebrate, and there is no shortage of community events and festivals throughout the year. One of the most popular events is the Culver City Car Show, which takes place every May and features classic cars from all over the world.
Living in Culver City, California, offers the perfect blend of urban convenience and outdoor recreation. From its iconic landmarks and cultural institutions to its scenic parks and recreational activities, there is something for everyone in this vibrant and diverse city. Whether you are a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or an outdoor adventurer, Culver City is the perfect place to potentially set up roots.
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From iconic old Hollywood landmarks to neon light installations, here are some of the most unique things at Amazon’s campus in Culver City, California.Amazon’s corporate employees in Los Angeles have the opportunity to work at one of the most iconic film studios in entertainment history. The company secured space at Culver Studios in late 2017 to build a unique home for Amazon Music, Amazon Studios, IMDb, Prime Video, and Worldwide Advertising.The history of Culver Studios dates back to some of the earliest days of ...
From iconic old Hollywood landmarks to neon light installations, here are some of the most unique things at Amazon’s campus in Culver City, California.
Amazon’s corporate employees in Los Angeles have the opportunity to work at one of the most iconic film studios in entertainment history. The company secured space at Culver Studios in late 2017 to build a unique home for Amazon Music, Amazon Studios, IMDb, Prime Video, and Worldwide Advertising.
The history of Culver Studios dates back to some of the earliest days of Hollywood in 1919. The grounds have a long-established reputation as the filming location for blockbuster hits and classics like Gone with the Wind, King Kong, Rocky, Beetlejuice, Armageddon, I Am Legend, and X-Men First Class.
The Amazon campus now spans across 14 acres and blends the modern architecture of five office buildings and six state-of-the-art sound stages with a historic, colonial-style mansion and four accompanying bungalows.
I had the opportunity to roam around the campus and take a look inside a few of Amazon’s office spaces. Keep reading for an exclusive peek inside the gates.
First, caffeine. The top floor of the Amazon Music office has a café where employees can get lattes, tea, and coffee. Not only did the café offer the option to take my matcha unsweetened—a rarity—it was also delicious.
The deck located just outside the café offers the perfect spot to take in all the views of surrounding LA and enjoy some sun with a morning coffee.
The indoor seating area features art from live shows, a cool velvet couch, and dedicated booths for dining.
An astonishing level of detail went into decorating the Amazon Music office. Case in point: Even the space above the recycling bins is adorned with shelves of color-coordinated vases, books, and beads.
The breezeway between the Amazon Music and Amazon Studios offices offers spots to relax a bit—for people and doggos alike. I spotted Heathcliff and his mom Natasha scoping out the facilities for our four-legged friends on my way to the next building.
Heading into the Amazon Studios office, employees are immediately greeted by a large, illuminated staircase. The lights change colors, and they were blue for Thursday Night Football on the day I visited.
A showcase in the lobby displays awards for Prime Video and Amazon Studios. There are a lot of Emmy awards for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in that case. I was surprised by how big the Emmy statues are in real life!
Neon art illuminates the hallways of the Amazon Studios office to celebrate the history of the campus and the neighborhood it inhabits.
Large, colorful murals depicting cultural scenes from around the world are also on display—some are so realistic you might think you were actually there if it weren’t for the signs and thermostats on the walls.
Like the Amazon Music office, the Amazon Studios building also offers break spots with great views.
Heading back downstairs and into the breezeway between buildings, employees can catch a glimpse of the sound stages, including the recently announced Stage 15, the virtual production production stage, where films like the upcoming Candy Cane Lane starring Eddie Murphy are shooting. There are six stages that range between 5,600 and 34,500 square feet in size, with ceilings up to 46 feet high.
A big part of what makes Culver City so magical for film lovers is the Culver Studios mansion. The building has deep roots in Hollywood history, including features in Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Some of the most notable filmmakers in history have had offices in here. It now serves as an office space for Amazon Studios.
Employees can walk the grounds around the property to take in all the Hollywood history, including bungalows where famous filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, and Orson Welles resided.
The third building I had access to was the office at The Culver Steps, a complex of offices, retail stores, and restaurants on campus.
My visit to the Culver Steps office was a quicker one since the space is a bit smaller, but I did find some cool living art on the walls.
There are also nice views of Culver Boulevard from the conference rooms.
As the day winds down on the Culver City campus, light displays illuminate the buildings and walkways to help guide employees home for the evening.
I was lucky enough to catch the holiday light display before heading out for the night.
That concludes my tour of Amazon’s Culver City campus. Want more? Get an inside look at the Amazon office in Nashville, Tennessee and check out the latest news about our second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
Enjoy some swingin' New Orleans traditional jazz courtesy of the Big Butter Jazz Band at Ivy Station. Picnic or swing dance on the plaza! Champion swing dancers from LA Jitterbug will be teaching swing dance basics between sets. All ages welcome.This is a free event with free 2-hour parking validation available upon request. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Equator Coffees, ...
Enjoy some swingin' New Orleans traditional jazz courtesy of the Big Butter Jazz Band at Ivy Station. Picnic or swing dance on the plaza! Champion swing dancers from LA Jitterbug will be teaching swing dance basics between sets. All ages welcome.
This is a free event with free 2-hour parking validation available upon request. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Equator Coffees, Sweetfin, Love.Life, Los Angeles Ale Works, etta, and Canopy Club, all located at Ivy Station.
**Please note the September 16th event will take place at a new time, 2-4pm**
This programming was created in part through the City of Los Angeles Arts Development Fee Program, Department of Cultural Affairs.
About Big Butter Jazz Band:
The Big Butter Jazz Band is dedicated to playing New Orleans Traditional (aka Trad) jazz and Swing jazz. Standards and songs from the 1900's-1930's and Tin Pan Alley, back from the times when jazz was still dance music. Whether you call it—Trad, early jazz, hot jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans jazz, or vintage jazz—it's full of beautiful melodies, infectious energy, and a pulsing rhythm that you can't help but dance to. The band was founded in 2013 and has been playing restaurants, bars, festivals, special events, jazz festivals and swing dances all around Southern California ever since.
Drawing inspiration from the musicians of the past as well as the young New Orleans bands on Frenchmen Street, they’ll get your feet shuffling, head bobbing, fingers snapping, and body moving with their hard-driving rhythm section and hot ensemble choruses. Big Butter is delighting LA’s swing dance crowd and many others with their hot speakeasy sounds.
About Ivy Station:
Eat, drink, shop, and stay at Ivy Station, Culver City’s newest mixed-use destination. In addition to exploring a curated and expanding mix of shops and restaurants, visitors can enjoy the lawn and gardens and participate in a variety of free community events.
Now open at Ivy Station: Canopy Club, Carbon Health, Equator Coffees, etta, Healthy Spot, Los Angeles Ale Works, Love.Life, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, milk + honey, Solidcore, Starlight the Carwash, Sweetfin, The Shay, Upper Ivy Residences, Warner Bros. Discovery, and YogaSix.
The restaurant’s Grand Opening Is On Saturday, August 5 By Dolores QuintanaHey, Sunshine Kitchen, a new and eagerly anticipated plant-based fast-casual restaurant, is ready to serve the public with its grand opening on Saturday, August 5th. Located at 3863 Overland Avenue in Culver City, California, the restaurant boasts a unique, curated non-GMO menu proudly owned by the renowned vegan chefs, authors, and moms Jenny Engel and Heather Golden Ray. Their mission is to inspire the Los Angele...
The restaurant’s Grand Opening Is On Saturday, August 5
By Dolores Quintana
Hey, Sunshine Kitchen, a new and eagerly anticipated plant-based fast-casual restaurant, is ready to serve the public with its grand opening on Saturday, August 5th. Located at 3863 Overland Avenue in Culver City, California, the restaurant boasts a unique, curated non-GMO menu proudly owned by the renowned vegan chefs, authors, and moms Jenny Engel and Heather Golden Ray. Their mission is to inspire the Los Angeles community to embrace healthier eating through the power of plant-based cuisine, contributing to a greener, more sustainable future. The restaurant is located at 3863 Overland Avenue in Culver City, CA 90232.
Culver City’s community is invited to join in the celebration of its grand opening with a family and pet-friendly event on Saturday, August 5. The festivities will include fun face painting, distributing butterfly-shaped wildflower seed papers for future planting, and much more. For additional details, visit Hey, Sunshine Kitchen online.
The menu features an array of delicious, 100% plant-based dishes, all sustainably sourced to ensure the highest quality. The mouthwatering offerings range from warm bowls, salads, tacos, and sandwiches to refreshing fresh juices and vibrant kids’ meals.
Some of the standout menu items include:
Co-founder Jenny Engel shares, “Cooking has been our passion since we were five, and we’ve always prioritized the health of the planet. After running Los Angeles’ first vegan cooking school, Spork Foods, we launched Hey, Sunshine Kitchen to continue our commitment to crafting delectable plant-based meals that positively impact the environment for future generations.” As part of their dedication to sustainability, Hey, Sunshine Kitchen has teamed up with Friends of Ballona Wetlands to support pollinator conservation. On Mondays, guests will receive complimentary pollinator-friendly plants with meal purchases while supplies last. This initiative aligns with the restaurant’s vision of promoting a more eco-friendly future. The program’s inaugural corporate sponsor is Follow Your Heart, a leading plant-based food company known for championing sustainability.
Co-founder Heather Golden Ray explains, “We envisioned starting a restaurant together to offer sustainable and delicious meals to our beloved community. Sunshine Kitchen’s philosophy is to create non-GMO plant-based foods that taste amazing without compromising on the textures and flavors people love.”