A few weeks back we heard from LAIY friend Natalie James of Fashion Intel. Natalie is a woman about town who knows just about everything. Like, she *literally* knows about everything. With Coachella coming up this weekend and everyone getting all excited to trek out to the desert to jam out and veg, she had an idea: wouldn’t everyone want to know where to get some food? Ummm, yes! Thus, here are nine food pitstops you may not have heard of or may have heard of that Ms. James has some notes on…
Made In L.A. is coming to the Hammer, Barnsdall Park, LAXART, and billboards around town on June 2 and will showcase sixty emerging, under-recognized Los Angeles artists–one of which will be voted to win a $100,000 prize. In order to help you make an educated vote this summer, we’re counting down to Made In L.A. by showcasing each artist participating in the biennial.
Meg Cranston is a multi-discipline artist who works in and around popular culture–but not in very straightforward ways. Her work covers the entire map, her leaving nearly no stone unturned in how she chooses to express herself.
By this point, you have all seen the remarkable short documentary about Caine’s Arcade and know about the East Los Angeles arcade started by Caine, a remarkable young man.
Taking a trip to Little Tokyo is always a gas. There’s so much going on in food and culture and art and activity: it’s always a joy to visit. For a lot of people, stopping in and walking around this micro-neighborhood is just a little trip through another culture and nothing else beyond that. But, if you look deeper beyond seeing them as little Sanrio shops and hyper-niche restaurants and markets you can find some treasures that you may actually need.
Malcolm Gladwell is an author whose work is now a calling card for modern thinking persons, proof that you are cool and with it and an intellectual. He is super successful and ranks near the top of the best authors of the twenty first century. Recently, he released Collected, a newly repacked, redesigned, and rereleased version of the books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. On the occasion of this new collection, Gladwell worked with Los Angeles illustrator Brian Rea to make illustrations for the three books, giving them a beautiful and unique visual voice that adds a new dimension to them. We spoke with Rea about the process that went into creating the pieces for Collected.