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.

Bored with our guile, cunning and persuasive charm? Then you might enjoy hitching a ride on the editor’s bus. We hear it’s the 175th most exciting thing to do in Pasadena

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 TownCabinet of Wonders - Hungry HyaenaJeans PaintingsPasteSrapiteriaLeft Bank- New Deal Art - Pomona Arts ColonyStefs SketchesUnknown Hipster - WinklemanSouth Pasadena Arts Center - Off-RampNELA Art - Dennis OppenheimArt Project Google - What I See – SamAmato.com - Vetti/Northcote - Out The Window - Charnel HouseTug Boat - The Silo  –  Striking Distance – Nowness - Archives of American Art - Green Art - Artist Opportunity

Ceramic Related

Frank Lloyd Gallery - Slip CastMud Bucket - Potter - Xeim - Pot ShotsMelakay 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

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 AvadonOld Photos -  Shanna’sView - Art Film - StickUp Artist - Old Russia  - Charlie Walker - Shorpy - Toadberry


Tommy & CoCafe Pasadena - Museum of Ridiculously Interesting ThingsBucket ListMixed Meters - Neat -  Cruncci, Granola & Patrizzi @Intergarlictic -  Improve Everywhere - Dollar Dress - Ugly HouseDaily Brain Scan - YouAreNotSoSmartHurt Me - Dance - Sweet Vickey - Tales of the Hotel Green - PortlandBecky Atlas ObscuraSad and Useless - Buzz Feed - Scientology Watchers - Rowan Moore


Folk StreamsUnited Art SceneTed Lecture SeriesThe MothSanta Monica Museum  - Documentaries  - SnagFilm


Lost in the LandscapePhysics - 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

Daily Photo Blogs

DP Gem CityDP JerusalemDP Kat Likkel and BeyondDP Las VegasDP Palos VerdesDP PasadenaDP PensacolaDP ScottsdaleDP South Pasadena - Montecito HeightsDP Perthphotogrphybydeepak - Mammoth DP  - Native Speaker


Highland Park 90042Pasadena PIO - Prettyugly - York BlvdStair Street GhostThe 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 


Altadena HikerFinnegan Begin AgainGrrll BlatherPoet Linda DoveSometimes I lie - Banjo52 - Haiku Bandit  – Pathos - SueBob - Brain Picking - Janet Fitch

Non-blog sites

YalewimpResearch - Subway- AnimalsLast WordsOA ADDCyber Hobo - LA Buildings  - Arts/ArchInternut Interjection DepressionTilt ShiftNYTIMES - Axner Clay - LA Artist on Film


Creative Type - Knowledge/605 Regrets - OA ADD - Brene Brown TED - StrengthExercise -  Live Well - 55kgs - Brain Pickings - Tai Chi


ForgottenHP HistoryHP HistoryArchive LawsLA History - Calisphere - USC Library - Architecture - History LA- USC Library - KCET Highland Park  - EPHSNews - SoCal Focus - OldHomesOfLosAngeles - area history - El Sereno Historical Society - Kizh Nation - Messy Nessy - Big Map Blog - History Girls


Kitties - Caturday  – Writer Kitties - Show Cats - Vet Pasadena

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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