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Did We Meet Our 2012 Resolutions?

Did We Meet Our 2012 Resolutions?

What a year it has been. We did a lot, you did a lot, and we are so happy we all spent this time together in Los Angeles. How wonderful! This said, we kept an eye on our 2012 resolutions and we can’t help but wonder if we actually met them. Did we? We wanted to take a few minutes to see how we did so we know what our 2013 resolutions will be. Let’s investigate…

• Resolution? More Design
• What Does This Mean? “As our sister website is The Fox Is Black, a website that has a very large voice in the design community, we want to make this one of our top prioritiesin the new year.”
• Did We Do It? Sure? We did more design posts and shared interviews with designers like Trevor Tarczynski, Ludlow Kingsley,
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? Likely.

• Resolution? More Architecture.
• What Does This Mean? “…we want to share more and diversify what we are sharing…Our city is gigantic and there are a lot of spaces to share–and we want to be the ones doing it.”
• Did We Do It? We went on an architectural tour of a church?
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? Yes.

• Resolution? More Music
• What Does This Mean? “We want to work harder and throw more music at you guys–from rap to dance to rock to any other sound people are calling music these days.”
• Did We Do It? Duh.
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? We’ll keep on keeping on with this!

• Resolution? More Opinions
• What Does This Mean? “We need to share opinions.”
• Did We Do It? Sure? We’d like to diversify this some.
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? In some capacity, yes.

• Resolution? ~*~pArTiEs~*~
• What Does This Mean? “We want to create assemblages of cool people doing cool things at cool places around town.”
• Did We Do It? Kinda? That was only one event and it was pretty paltry. So, basically, :|
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? Yes. Definitely. We already have things in the works!

• Resolution? Diversification
• What Does This Mean? “A lot of our Featured Interviews have been white men who make things, which is great; however, that is a very narrow corner of this city. We want to showcase more women and more people of color: we want to show all of Los Angeles.”
• Did We Do It? Perusing our Featured Interviews, I’d say that we did this. Perhaps we could cover more neighborhoods but, hey, we’re getting there.
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? Yes. Always.

• Resolution? Expansion of Coverage
• What Does This Mean? “We need to branch out East and West and North and South.”
• Did We Do It? No. We didn’t. We dropped the ball on this.
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? Yes.

• Resolution? Credit Where Credit Is Due
• What Does This Mean? “We hope to give credit where credit is due…by some fundage…The number one thing we have in mind is a bi-yearly–maybe quarterly, if we can–scholarship for artists working locally.”
• Did We Do It? We fucked this one up, didn’t we? Dang. The reality is that we’ve made no money on LAIY so starting a scholarship would have meant placing lots of the no-money we have and placing it elsewhere. We want to make this happen, though.
• Will This Be A Goal In 2013? Yes. Any local organizations want to co-sponsor this with us?

How do you think we did? Were we too hard on ourselves? Too easy? Let us know! Moreover, how did you do on our 2012 resolutions for you? Did you go on a morning hike? Take the Metro more? Go to a new beach? See a movie at a fancy place? We’re sure you did. Happy new year, everyone!

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