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Molarchae!

Molarchae!

You know, ever since shirts and bumper stickers that said things like “Talk Nerdy To Me” and “Reading Is Sexy” came out it has been impossible to take any art/design/science mashing seriously. You think of Hot Topic sales. You think of bumper stickers on the back of beat-up Corollas. You think of that girl in your AP Biology class who wore a shirt with molecular structures on them. That’s what you think of. Los Angeles’ based Molarchae makes artsy sciency creations that aren’t cringeworthy nor are they annoying because they incorporate great craft.

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There Is Only Teenage Love

There Is Only Teenage Love

There Is No Teenage Love was such a huge LA breakout for us. They were unexpected in their style and totally unexpected in following through on being so super fucking great. We loved them so much that they even made our both our 2012 best music list as well as The Fox Is Black’s. They’re so great! Anyway, we got word from them that they have a little *bonus* follow up to their debut. It’s a dreamy ten minute track titled “There Is Only Teenage Love.”

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What You’re Doing This Weekend: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

My love of print began in elementary school with the Weekly Reader. Here was a magazine that tailored to my adolescent interests (pandas, weaving, outer space) and you could also buy books from it. Last night I checked out the opening of NYC bookstore Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at MOCA and could barely contain myself. I mean, a museum that I love and you can buy books from it?

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Gräf & Lantz

Graf & Lantz

With a name like Gräf & Lantz, you would not suspect that this home and lifestyle design brand would be based in Los Angeles. It sounds like a company that has been established in Berlin for a century. You imagine they are very stiff and serious about their work and that it is certainly nothing that would or should be in LA. That obviously isn’t the case. Gräf & Lamtz are actually a very luxurious brand who make fancy bags and bowls and more–and they like to incorporate fancy felt into their work, too.

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Patricia Fernández Points Of Departure Between Spain And Frace 18th Street Arts Center

Made In L.A. alumn Patricia Fernández is currently the focus of a big showing at Santa Monica’s 18th Street Art Center. The show is called Points of Departure (between Spain and France) and is currently on view now through June 28.

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Bold LA Downtown Los Angeles

To add to the bubbling activity of who knows what on Broadway is Bold Room LA, a multi-purpose creative space hosting pop-ups and art. Sounds interesting!

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Living And Sustaining A Creative Life Sharon Louden LACMA

To celebrate her book, artist Sharon Louden will be coming to LACMA for a discussion and book signing of her new piece Living And Sustaining A Creative Life. It’s April 21 and will include a panel of speakers from Randy Sommer of ACME to George Stoll.

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Freeway Studies Insidue The Quad Otis

For the second of their road studying shows, Otis is presenting Freeway Studies #2. It’s a group show featuring “work by 31 contemporary artists whose studios are located inside the border defined by the following freeways: I-405, I-110, I-10 and I-105.” It’s on view through June 27.

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