Malinda Lloyd, How to be Crafty

Episode 04

Malinda is a crafting, tech nerd who loves exploring the quirkier, nerdier side of Los Angeles. Her journey to LA from Austin, Texas is a tale of gambling with the universe and winning. In this interview she takes us on her tour of LA from Hollywood to Skidrokyo where we learn all about her favorite places to connect with the craft scene, collecting art, eating ramen and getting around Los Angeles without owning a car.Malinda.jpg

Name: Malinda Lloyd
Occupation: Digital Producer, Crafter
Neighborhood: Skidrokyo
Links:

 

Malinda’s Craft Scene:
Crafster.org – Collaboration and craft swaps
http://www.crafster.org

Meltdown Comics
http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/

Clockwork Couture
https://clockworkcouture.com/

Whimsical Alley – Harry Potter store on Wilshire
http://www.whimsicalleyla.com/home

The Mombie Zombie
https://www.facebook.com/TheMombieZombie

Brewery Art Walk
http://breweryartwalk.com/

The Last Bookstore
http://lastbookstorela.com/

Michael Levine
http://www.lowpricefabric.com/

Malinda’s Los Angeles:
Hollywood
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood
Skidrokyo – Right in the middle of Little Tokyo, skid row and the toy district
https://twitter.com/hashtag/skidrokyo

Little Tokyo
http://www.visitlittletokyo.com/
Street Art of Downtown Los Angeles
http://lastreetartgallery.com/

Yarn Bombing
http://www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com/

Graffiti Mural Tour
http://laarttours.com/graffititour/

Munky King
https://www.munkyking.com/

Caticorn:

Kouraku – hole in the wall authentic ramen
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kouraku-restaurant-los-angeles-2

Orochon – really good ramen
http://www.yelp.com/biz/orochon-ramen-los-angeles

Hollywood Pies – Chicago style pizza
http://hollywoodpies.com/

Masa in Echo Park Pizza
http://masaofechopark.com/

Cycling in LA & getting around without a car:
CicLAvia
http://www.ciclavia.org/

LA Metro
http://www.metro.net/

Expo line to Santa Monica
http://www.buildexpo.org/

Los Angeles Bike Paths
http://labikepaths.com/
TIPS: Scenic route use Garmin bike GPS, Quick route use Google Maps

Malinda’s LA Hacks:
1. Use public transportation
2. Find your favorite coffee shop. Hers is Demitasse.
http://cafedemitasse.com/

Cartoon Chicken Riding a Bike

Cartoon Chicken Riding a Bike

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