Take A Trip to China in Knock Knock Fashion Knock Knockers’ Latest Trip Overseas

Elyse working. Or at least, she manipulated this photo to make it look as if she was.

Our manufacturing director, Elyse, and our president, Jim, have traveled together to China several times now and have come up with a pretty standard formula for these business trips. Wanna feel like you’re on a Knock Knock biz trip? Here’s the protocol: 1. Always sit as far away as possible from each other on the plane in order to avoid embarrassing …

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Why Not Take A Leap On Leap Day? Metaphorically, Not Literally

The Knock Knock team can firmly agree there aren’t enough hours in a day. Thank god leap day is tomorrow. That means we have an extra twenty-four hours to play with. Leap day is like a second-hand New Year in an offbeat way. If your routine has started to feel monotonous, why not use the day to refresh and start …

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And To Think We Saw it On Abbot Kinney . . . A Peek Into Our Neighborhood

It’s just your typical busy day on Abbot Kinney.

Since last week was scattered with drizzles of rain, today’s cloudless, blue-streaked sky (the standard for our Venice locale) was just asking for us to go strolling for a little fresh air. So, on our lunch break, a few of us decided to walk down Abbot Kinney to Abbot’s Habit, a café and coffee hub. On the way there, I …

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The Alleys of Venice It's Our "Welcome to Venice" Feature!

Happy dogs at the intersection of Navarre and Seville Courts (in my Venice mini-neighborhood, the alleys all have regal Spanish names: Cordova, Granada, and Toledo are a few of their alley hermanas).

Note: After approximately 678 words of exposition, there are many cool pictures with descriptive captions below. If you have no desire to read the introductory essay—and believe me, I wouldn’t blame you—just skip down to the pictures. I’d never experienced alleys before I moved to Los Angeles, and to Venice in particular. Right before I landed in LA, in 1998, …

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