Colors of Los Angeles
It is undeniable that Photographer and Designer, Andrew Kuttler has a keen eye for color. His daily instagram adventures around Los Angeles are delightfully cheerful eye candy, and are sure to brighten your feed. From the cool hues of the Arts District, to the warm tones of Chinatown, even the gray and mundane look vibrant against LA’s ever blue sky.
Join us as we explore our new West Coast home through Andrew's optimistic lens and words. Follow along as we take a ride from Venice Beach to the Eastside. Roll through some of our new favorite neighborhoods. Take it all in 'Tokyo Slow' and enjoy the vibrant sights, restaurants, and each colorful moment in between.
Downtown Los Angeles holds some of the city’s biggest and boldest architecture and works of art (Walt Disney Concert Hall, MOCA) but my favorite museum of recent years is The Broad. A true gem inside and out, The Broad is an exciting take at modernism that has become one of LA’s most popular photo ops. Tip: take the Metro downtown to avoid parking and use your tokyobike to explore surrounding restaurants and coffee shops like Otium and Blue Bottle.
No trip around LA is complete without a stop at the beach! While the water won’t be swimmable until our summertime (August and September), the free-spirited atmosphere of Venice will keep you entertained all year long. I love riding my tokyobike down the boardwalk from Santa Monica to the Venice Skate Park and ending my beach day looking out at the water with a Menotti’s cold brew in hand.
The Arts District has become DTLA’s go-to neighborhood for the hippest stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Seamlessly blending wild graffiti and urban decor, the showcase of individual artists paired with the rustic shops makes this pocket of downtown one of the most memorable. It’s easy to spend a whole day exploring and snacking; I recommend riding around Mateo Street to check out some of the newest murals and ending with a meal at Wurstküche.
One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles is Ramen Champ, tucked away in the heart of Chinatown. Any opportunity to visit Ramen Champ is also one to check out the hustle and bustle of this busy but beautiful little neighborhood. Full of bright colors and eccentric shops, Chinatown is one of the most fascinating places in LA to explore — there’s always something new to discover!
What better way to end my tour of Los Angeles than with my own neighborhood of Los Feliz! I love to ride my Tokyobike to Bru Coffeebar before heading down to Skylight Books or to catch a movie at the cinema. Los Feliz is also known for being wildly colorful with ever-changing murals. A vibrant and delicious place I also frequent is Tacos Tu Madre (the Fried Chicken Taco is my favorite!).
Always dreaming of the vibrant colors of a big city, Andrew made the move from Kansas to Los Angeles in 2013. With a background in graphic design, Andrew’s eye for minimalism and color coordination led him to work as a content creator for brands like Michael Kors, Veuve Clicquot and many more. Currently residing in the heart of Hollywood, Andrew loves exploring new places and making each day an amazing adventure. Andrew's sunny optimism is a breath of fresh air to us here at tokyobike, and we hope you'll follow along on his California adventures.