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Land Laid In LA

Land Laid In LA

Lay of the Land is a unique local studio who physicalize geography. They dont make little woodblocks or maps but instead these really interesting topographical representations of lands. They’re like little views of a state or country or physical mass as seen from space created with plush greens and solid blues. They’re little reminders of nature and geography.

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Making Made Collection

Making Made Collection

Who doesn’t need fancy, well-made, wooden tabletop items? Well executed little objects make for great gifts and are as functional as they are fun. They’re those perfect little things you see in OK and Poketo and whatever store you stop into. You can’t help but pick one up every so often! The locals at Okum Made are carrying on this idea of simple, cute, excellent little products that you don’t need but you need. It’s their Made Collection, a new selection of simple and woody goods that are currently being Kickstarted.

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Making The Arts District: An Interview With Michael Smith and Tyler Stonebreaker of Creative Space

Making The Arts District: An Interview With Michael Smith and Tyler Stonebreaker of Creative Space

A neighborhood isn’t planned: a neighborhood happens. It’s the result of like-minded individuals and businesses grouping together in the same area and growing a part of town into their perfect community. This process takes years and relies heavily on change as the catalyst for success. Los Angeles neighborhoods are constantly changing. With a huge population of creatives, makers in need of space, and new businesses looking to expand, forgotten and neglected parts of the city become neighborhoods coping with a status change: they are maturing and, in some cases, rematuring. Los Angeles–now–is a collection of neighborhoods happening at warp speed.

Venice, Highland Park, Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, the Arts District, Chinatown, various Fairfax Corridors: these are just a few of the Los Angeles neighborhoods that have and still are coming into their own. People are taking note of this and doing what they can to ensure that these neighborhoods succeed. People like Tyler Stonebreaker and Michael Smith are following the growth and changes in Los Angeles very closely because it is their job to know what neighborhoods are doing and how businesses new and old to Los Angeles can fit within our landscape.

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The Hollywood And Highland Character Count: January 25

The Hollywood And Highland Character Count: January 25

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.

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The View From Here L.A. And Photography Getty Museum George Baker

May 31 will be a free symposium sponsored by the Getty Museum Photographs Council to celebrate the 175th anniversary of photography’s invention. How rad is that? The subject of the event is on LA and photography.

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La Cage Aux Folles Warren Techentin Materials And Appliances

Silver Lake’s Materials & Appliances is welcoming it’s latest installation on April 19 called La Cage aux Folles. The work is by Warren Techentin and is a warping of steel tubes. Stop by the opening if you can!

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AIGA Los Angeles Hecho En LA Yo Santosa Designer Entrepreneuer

AIGA and Hecho En LA are having an event at Maker City LA about with Yo Santosa of Ferroconcrete on starting a design studio. Happening April 30!

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Night Gallery Cogwheels Carved In Wood Jonathan Griffin

Night Gallery’s next exhibition is group show Cogwheels Carved In Wood. It’s curated by Jonathan Griffin and will be on view from April 19 through May 17.

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