Welcome to “The Little Blog that Could”  We at team Pasadena Adjacent live in the Highland Park neighborhood of Garvanza.  

Join us on a narcissistic journey into the minutia that floods our daily lives as we display the oddities we hold near and dear. Take part in local history. Visit secret gardens, under appreciated art, wonders in concrete, trash on Tuesdays.

Request and Expectation: if you visit my blog to pilfer it’s visual content, I EXPECT you to ask me for permission to use it. Look below – there’s an e-mail address

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to be factual, don’t rely on us for scholarship. We will not be held responsible –  and you will look stupid.

Unpaid, unsung and unsullied thus far, we ARE willing to accept swag and bribes. Still waiting 

e-mail: accesspalm@gmail.com

The Editor


.blogs we follow…..

Art Related

New Town – Cabinet of Wonders  Hungry HyaenaJeans PaintingsPasteSrapiteria – Left BankNew Deal Art – Pomona Arts ColonyStefs SketchesUnknown Hipster – WinklemanSouth Pasadena Arts Center – Off-RampNELA Art Dennis Oppenheim – Art Project Google  What I See – SamAmato.com – Vetti/Northcote – Out The Window – Charnel House – Tug Boat – The Silo  –  Striking Distance – Nowness Archives of American Art – Green Art  Artist Opportunity – CartWheelArt – Walter Lab Artist – BOMB Magazine – Watercolor Tutorials – Mr WatercolorIceland Art Residency – woodblock dreams ART  – Western Art  – Monday Murals

Ceramic Related

Frank Lloyd Gallery – Slip Cast – Mud Bucket – Potter – Xeim – Pot ShotsMaking Molds – Melakay Pots – Mosaic Makers – creativebug.com – Shambalhala Pottery – Echo Ceramics local Clay Planet – Archy Bray Foundation – Chemical Colorants Ceramic Questions – Ceramic Techniques Daily – Glaze Mixer – What is Underglaze – What is Slip What is Engobe – Laguna Catalogue 

Design Related

Carpets – Future Modern – Journey –  Ladislav Czernek Richard Olsen’s Journal –  Cathy of California – Textile/Wallpaper – Design in Multiples – ArcSpace – But Does it Float – Agence Eureka – Journey Thread Chairs – Modern Design – Fabricator for Art – Journeygurny

Critique Related

Art Forum – Culture Monster Carol Diel’s Art Vent LA Arts Audio  X-TRA – Huffingtonpost –  Art Conversations – Ugly Angel – Art and Perception – Artist Statement – Feral House – Blouin ARTINFO Top Documentary

Museum Related

Hammer – MOCA – Barnsdale – Trading Post – Bowers

Photo Related

Elizabeth Avadon – Old Photos –  Shanna’sView – Art Film – StickUp Artist Old Russia  – Charlie Walker – Shorpy – Toadberry


Tommy & Co – Cafe Pasadena Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things – Bucket List – Mixed Meters – Neat –  Cruncci, Granola & Patrizzi @Intergarlictic –  Improve Everywhere – Dollar Dress – Ugly HouseDaily Brain Scan – YouAreNotSoSmart – Hurt Me – Dance – Sweet Vickey  Friends of the Castle Green – Tales of the Hotel Green – PortlandBecky Atlas Obscura – Sad and Useless  Buzz Feed – Scientology Watchers – Rowan Moore – Strange – Cult of the Weird – Altadena Weather Cam – CalTech Web Cam


Folk Streams – United Art SceneTed Lecture SeriesThe MothSanta Monica Museum  – Documentaries  – SnagFilm Side Street Projects Podcasts


Lost in the Landscape – Physics – WaterBee HumanChance of RainCougar MagicThe Great SilenceLA Creek FreakPalm Tree NationSan Gabriel Mountain ManWild SuburbiaEchosNative Plant Nursery North East TreesDry Gardens – Fish Canyon – modern hiker – Greenwald Cevitus  – What is Missing Root Simple A Thinking Stomach Mind in the Sand Kelly Riccetti Favorite Hikes – Wild Garden Weeding Wild Suburbia Native by Design – 100Hikes – Hiking Era History – Civic Gardens 

Shamanic Arts

Wilderness Christopher Nyerges – Arroyo Sage – School of Shamanic Arts – Fire Ceremony – Natural Dyes – Siberian Shamanism – Pasadena Shaman

Daily Photo Blogs

DP Gem City – LA.Other – DP JerusalemDP Kat Likkel and Beyond – DP Las VegasDP Palos Verdes –  – DP Pensacola – DP Scottsdale – DP South Pasadena Montecito HeightsDP Perth – photogrphybydeepak – Mammoth DP  – Native Speaker


Highland Park 90042Pasadena PIO – Prettyugly – York BlvdStair Street Ghost – The EastsiderLA CurbedLA Ecco VillageBig Orange LandmarkOC HistoryHerritage SquareLA History – Red HillLA TacoLA EastsiderBurbank   Militant Angeleno – Militant Angeleno 2


 99 Cent ChefOpen Mouth –  Collage Ensamble Food – Vegan/less fat Restless Chef – Food Simple


Altadena HikerFinnegan Begin AgainGrrll BlatherPoet Linda DoveSometimes I lie – Banjo52 – Haiku Bandit  – Pathos – SueBob – Brain Picking – Janet Fitch – Effective Writers – Living Visciverously

Non-blog sites

YalewimpResearch – Subway- AnimalsLast Words – ADDCyber Hobo LA Buildings  – Arts/ArchInternut Interjection – DepressionTilt ShiftNYTIMES Axner Clay LA Artist on Film – Bad Art Statement – Shamanism


Creative Type – Knowledge/60 – 5 Regrets – OA – ADD – ADHD – Brene Brown TED Strength – Exercise –  Live Well – 55kgs Brain Pickings – Tai Chi


ForgottenHP HistoryHP HistoryArchive – Laws – LA History – Calisphere – USC Library – Architecture – History LAUSC Library KCET Highland Park  EPHSNews SoCal Focus – OldHomesOfLosAngeles area history – El Sereno Historical Society – Kizh Nation Messy Nessy – Big Map Blog – History Girls – Maps of the Middle East – Old Los Angeles Post Cards – Moores Postcard Museum

Cats Cats Cats

Kitties – Caturday  – Writer Kitties – Show Cats – Vet Pasadena – 7th Heaven Orientals – Oriental Cat Blog

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Autry – second Tuesday of each month

Pasadena Museum of History – wednesday for residents

California Museum of Art Pasadena – Free the first Friday of the month (all day)
Free the third Thursday of the month (5–8pm) 

Norton Simon – Admission is free for all visitors the first Friday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art – Free Thursday 5-8 pm

Long Beach Museum of Art – Free Thursday 5-8

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • After 3 pm for LA county residents M-Fri
  • On the second Tuesday of each month
  • On federal holidays, sponsored by Target

Hammer – Free 

AMOCA (Pomona) membership