Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

Remembering Ships, L.A.’s Out-of-This-World Coffee Shops

With their boomerang-shaped roofs and futuristic neon signs, Ships Coffee Shops were impossible to miss. Inside, the small chain dished out American favorites, but the diners’ exteriors were otherworldly; they looked like UFOs!

News | Interesting Stories

Exclusive: The New Owner of Norms Reveals His Plans For the Legendary Site - Los Angeles Magazine

Jason Illoulian is open to the chain restaurant staying put. His architect would rather say goodbye

History | Los Angeles History

Googie: Architecture of the Space Age

Before I moved to Los Angeles (almost 2 years ago now) I had never heard the word Googie. In fact, when a friend -- a native Californian -- used the term I initially thought it must have something to do with Google. I didn't know the word, but I definitel

Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

Eat a burger at Hollywood's favorite functioning retro diner | Stories | Roadtrippers

If Johnie’s Coffee Shop is the most commonly used non-functioning diner for Hollywood, Bob's Big Boy Broiler (also known as Johnie’s Broiler and Archie’s Atomic Drive-in) in Downey, CA is probably the most used active diner...

Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

Norms Restaurant May Not Be Demolished, Yet | WEHOville

The LA Historic Heritage Commission will consider designating Norms restaurant an historic / cultural property.

Architecture & Interior Design | Googie

L.A. to consider preservation of Googie-style Norms on La Cienega - LA Times

Fans of modern architecture are pushing to make the retro, angular building that has long housed Norms on La Cienega Boulevard a historic and cultural monument, worried that the beloved '50s building could be at risk.

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid Century

Johnie's Coffee Shop | Los Angeles Conservancy

The beloved Johnie's Coffee Shop at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax is on the road to landmark status!

The Conservancy and our Modern Committee, with the help of architectural historian Alan Hess, have submitted a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) nomination for the iconic Googie restaurant building.