News broke on Facebook and Twitter and practically everywhere else in LA last week that “YAYYY NEW YORK LOVES US YAAYYYYY!!!” With the headline “Los Angeles Is The Future” and a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of what is what, you feel comfortable and ready to shout praises. It’s like your big brother just gave you that pat on the back for hitting your one hundredth homerun–except this is the one he actually chose to acknowledge.
Last week we took a peek inside of the LAMA 20th Anniversary Catalogue, an almost pornographic art book of lots and lots and lots of goods that will be up for grabs this weekend. The art ranges from Picasso to Ruscha, surrealism to light and space. It sweeps through so many places and cultures and movements in a very clean way. For whatever reason, we anticipated this translating fairly mildly from catalogue pages to showroom floor. How does it all look? Quite brilliant, actually. We previewed the auction last Friday and we *highly* recommend you do the same. It’s like a hurricane passed through five of your favorite modern art museums and neatly organized them on the walls of a warehouse.
Kinfolk is the magazine now for young, cool, fresh food loving, city-but-country urbanites who don’t want to settle on reading Martha Stewart Living. They’ve established themselves as the new “It” home magazine for Millenials and, although a little over a year old, they’ve helped to define and articulate a what people now like doing: hanging out and having a good meal with friends. Teaming with Apolis, they hosted one of their intimate dinners followed by a celebration of their collaboration. It was fun, a little weird, but good because both brands are good.
My biggest issue with South Coast Repertory’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice is that I know this play well and consequently what it should be. Actually, no. My biggest issue with SCR’s production is that I felt the need to immediately preempt my companion by reassuring him upon our departure, “No, really, this is one of my favorite plays; please read it.” Were one to base his assessment solely on this production, incredulity would be warranted and my own passion rendered incomprehensible.
We figured it would be slightly fitting on the first day of October to have some nature, almost Autumn-in-LA art pieces to share. Devin Tsuno is an artist and LA native who is currently working within these mixed media pieces that are a combination of paint, acrylic, and handmade paper. They represent semi-tropical nature in subdued bright colors and hint toward a city like Los Angeles’ influence on its natural surrounding.