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


Malinda’s Craft Scene: – Collaboration and craft swaps

Meltdown Comics

Clockwork Couture

Whimsical Alley – Harry Potter store on Wilshire

The Mombie Zombie

Brewery Art Walk

The Last Bookstore

Michael Levine

Malinda’s Los Angeles:
Skidrokyo – Right in the middle of Little Tokyo, skid row and the toy district

Little Tokyo
Street Art of Downtown Los Angeles

Yarn Bombing

Graffiti Mural Tour

Munky King


Kouraku – hole in the wall authentic ramen

Orochon – really good ramen

Hollywood Pies – Chicago style pizza

Masa in Echo Park Pizza

Cycling in LA & getting around without a car:

LA Metro

Expo line to Santa Monica

Los Angeles Bike Paths
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.

Cartoon Chicken Riding a Bike

Cartoon Chicken Riding a Bike

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