A little over a month ago we spoke with Poketo about their soon-to-be-open retail store. Ted and Angie gave details on the process of opening a store and what to expect from their first brick and mortar retail store. We along with lots of other people were super pumped from the story and could not wait to check it out. Thus, when we saw on Instagram that they were having a super soft-opening this past Saturday, we had to go. There was no excuse: we had to check it out!
Sculpture now isn’t what sculpture used to be. If you go to the Getty Villa or any other classic art wings of museums, you find sculpture that comes so close to the human form that you could mistake it for a real person. They are flawless and will never not be admired for their representing life in an extremely representative way. Sculpture now just doesn’t do that. It’s usually more abstract and doesn’t necessarily seek to represent human forms: sculpture now is different. That being said, it was totally shocking to come across the work of LA sculptor David Simon. His work is shockingly lifelike and is a modern incarnation of classic sculpture.
Valerie Gordon is passionate. She is one of those people who lives and breathes her work and family and interests and cannot separate them. However, she has woven all of these elements together through a culinary outfit, Valerie Confections. She is her work and her brand: there is no way to separate the two. Her company is a sweets and savory business she runs with her partner, Stan Weightman Jr., and a growing list of employees. Valerie puts her heart and soul into her goods and they have boomed as a result, carried as locally as her South Silver Lake storefront to Dean & Deluca’s across the nation. Her momentum is quickly growing and soon enough, Valerie Gordon will be a household name.
Three things proliferate this weekend: design, art openings and closings, and music–a typical Los Angeles weekend. Hear more about it in THE RECAP!
As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.