Who is doing what this weekend? What is going on this weekend? When is it all going down this weekend? Why is it all happening this weekend? How do we find out what’s happening this weekend? Well, CHECK THE RECAP!!! Duh.
Art Center is always on top of their shit. From their students to their staff to everything else involved, they are certainly an institution in town that we’re always watching because they are so contemporary. Moreover, out of all the schools in town, Art Center and their students do the best job at getting their work out into the world and using the Internet to share what they are doing. We heard mentioning about this from Ophelia Chong but, apparently, Art Center has worked its way around and through Behance and has made their own little online destination for finding what students are up to. It’s the Art Center Network and it is a great resource for finding new artistic talents (and, you know, it’s full of great eye candy too).
Origami is a delicate craft. It’s paper based and obviously relies on very smart hands, who literally could make or break the resulting piece as fast as the piece was made. Alyson Iwamoto must be aware of this which is why she has switched up her origami mediums: she uses porcelain to make create items based off of origami figures. They’re remarkably simple and absolutely elegant.
The late 60s walk among us and twas The Olms who resurrected them. KCRW once again welcomed me back to one of their exclusive Berkeley Street Sessions, this time for Pete Yorn and J.D. King’s new hippie-revival effort The Olms.
Google defines olms as: European aquatic salamanders with permanent external gills that live in caves.
I define The Olms as: something of a dark-tinted anachronism; two lead singers, led by long-time folk rock stalwart Pete Yorn and a very commendable effort by J.D. King’s hair.
My aunt lives in East Hollywood in a house that’s on the side of a hill. It’s a very rectangular, pre-post modern architectural house that looks like a suitcase jutting out from a mountain. When my grandfather (A big influence stylistically on me: rest in peace, sir.) visited the house, he notoriously called the place a “trailer on the side of a hill.” This was his ineloquent and curt way to say, “Hey: you live in a very boxy place with a great view.” I’ve coveted the house for a long time (and my Aunt knows it) but I’ve also been looking for my own alternative to her place. What’s the latest entry into this series? LA architecture firm J,P;A‘s Sessa Residence.