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Salene Jang’s Small Memories

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Salene Jang describes herself as an illustrator and designer “who likes pretty things and animals.” That seems a bit on the surface of what she can do but, when you look at her work, you do find that she excels at sharing those two subjects and often colliding them together. Her paintings in particular are extremely good looking in that they use bold colors to build worlds of wonder, places and scenes that are almost too spectacular to process. In a way, they’re her way of processing the world—and little memories she may has.

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Salt., Southern Californian Eyewear With Style

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It’s particularly difficult to not be obsessed with glasses in Southern California. It’s almost always sunny that we always have to protect our eyes. That also may explain why there are so many local eyewear houses, which is nothing to complain about since sunglasses are easy to love. I was recently chatting with a friend about this and she alerted me of a new Costa Mesa based, beach angled luxury glasses maker called Salt. They are a brand that hits both the understated and trendy marks, a difficult territory to occupy—but Salt. does it with grace.

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A Necklace From Myers Collective

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Myers Collective is the design focused jewelry brainchild of local Jenny Myers. She has worked as an architect and graphic designer and this Collective is an outlet to express expand her ideas on design onto a smaller scale. Her name may sound familiar from her collaboration with Otaat but we’ve never encountered her work in person until a recent stop into Beverly’s Garde, where a nice little stack of embossed paper held a few of her necklaces in place. Each has a light, ethereal quality that is sophisticated and sharpened by brass hardware: Myers Collective is certainly making necklaces for the understated Angeleno.

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Artist's Pants Gordy Grundy

Local artist and writer Gordy Grundy has released a book called Artist’s Pants. It shares the humor and life of a working artist and is totally great. It’s out now!

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Outdoor Tech The Big Turtle Shell Wireless Speaker

Want a mobile speaker with a little flair? Local design outlet Outdoor Tech have released a wireless speaker called The Big Turtle Shell. It’s big—and pretty cool.

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Piero Golia Gagosian Gallery Clear

Gagosian Gallery’s latest showing is a studying of California Light and Space Movement pieces and “new” takes on their concepts. It’s called Clear and is on view now through August 22.

Above: Piero Golia. Clone (Untitled), 2011. Stainless steel, glass, marble and light. 28 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (71.1 x 25.1 x 25.1 cm). Ed. of 5.

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Get Lost LA Crosstown Rebels

The Egyptian Theatre is welcoming a Crosstown Rebels show on August 23. It’s called Get Lost LA and will feature Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, Acid Pauli, and more.

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Summer Fridays Willie Jane

Venice’s Willie Jane has a special Summer Friday happening that could be a great way to get out of the office: from 11:30AM to 2:30PM, you can get some of their salads, sandwiches, and plates along with “botanical cocktails.” Yum!

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