One of L.A.’s fairy godmothers, Francesca Lia Block, wrote a short story about a girl who falls in and out of love–and the arc of her romance is accompanied by tattoos that mysteriously appear and then disappear from her skin. The playfulness and magic of the story reminds of something we already know: a tattoo is (almost always) forever.
Andie Dinkin is a Los Angeles artist who is currently studying at RISD. We stumbled upon her very delicate and ghostly art a few days ago and found them to be absolutely mesmerizing. She has an ability to make the gloomy breathtaking.
The only thing I made in college that I am super pumped about still is a one man show that I wrote, directed, and performed based on the lifecycle of a fictional serial killer. It was an attempt to challenge myself and also make a performance piece that would scare the shit out of people. Anyway, there isn’t really a tactile anything to show for that performance with the exception of a few slides and some old props. If only I had chosen an educational interest that could serve me better now! Venice based artist and designer David Kitz doesn’t have that problem, though. While at school in UCLA he started making a prototype for a product that he designed. He made the L-Lamp, a very simple and clean lighting tool that would look great in any Los Angeles home.
We’re getting really pumped for our LAIY x Devastator event this Saturday which is going to celebrate all things Indie. It will be a lot of fun and we’ve planned manyf fun happenings to go on throughout the evening. One thing we’ve been in charge of is the music. In addition to some in-shop sounds, we wanted to share one of two exclusive mixes that we’ve made for the event. Download it after the jump!
“What is the best cookie in Los Angeles?” That is a question we’ve never thought to ask. This isn’t really something you consider until you taste something and know it is the best. This cookie is something that is so irresistible, so decadent, so insane as you eat that you cannot place a time when you’ve had another confectionary experience like this. This is what it means to be the best–and we had this feeling while trying Santa Monica’s Cookie Good‘s Carmel-Pretzel-Chocolate Chunk cookie. It is the best, most ridiculous cookie in Los Angeles.