There are lots of cool stores in Los Angeles, sure, but few are consistently stellar again and again and again. Melrose’s TENOVERSIX has done an excellent job of rising to the challenge of doing a good job of sharing interesting products and keeping their store looking great. They always have something interesting going on over there, too. Most recently? They’re having a little art show featuring Brendan Lott‘s culture smashing collages. The show is curated by Yaoska Davila and, although we haven’t gotten to visit the showing ourselves, she sent us a note with photos of the show. You’re going to want to stop by and see it!
Santa Monica Blvd stretches just over 14 miles from the urban nest of Sunset Junction to the sun-bleached cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designer Chris Rubino decided to walk the road in just one day, taking pictures of the city along the way. He recently posted this neat video with the results of that walk, focusing on the signage of SMB.
A few years ago, I had this absurdly faggy obsession with Longchamp’s Roseau bag, a luscious black leather tote bag that elevated any owner from “Person With A Bag” status to “Hot Bitch #1 Look At How Fly I Am Respect This” status. I was obsessed with that bag for no other reason than it epitomized casual luxury and was so smartly made. I still fantasize about it….that is until I replaced it with these super fucking brilliant Mansur Gavriel bags. The brand creates simply beautiful, playfully fancy leather bags that represent a California casualness that I thought I was getting from Longchamp but obviously wasn’t because those bags are not from California in any way.
It’s been a little bit since we’ve checked in with Lucky Dragons. They’ve been doing lots from having gallery shows to participating in dublab stuff and more and more and more. They’re also sporadically releasing new music and have tossed out two items in the past few weeks: sound soup Wow Mix and tiny cassette songs Publicity Reform.
The desert is a very interesting place. It’s a landscape that is so alien and so captivating that you easily find yourself lost there, consumed by its grandeur. It’s inspiring and full of oddities and strange natural happenings that draw you in and–for many–keep you there. Artist Cristopher Cichocki lives and works in the Coachella Valley. The desert is his studio assistant and his muse and his background: the desert is in his work and his work is in the desert. His show Epicenter, currently on view at PDC based See Line Gallery, is an examination of desert themes and dives into everything from burning bushes to the strange ecology of the Salton Sea. His work opens a conversation about the desert that is as dynamic as the San Andreas Fault and as curious as a martian landscape.