High atop the penthouse level of 9200 Sunset Boulevard in WeHo sits an exclusive club with clientele so A-list that in preparation for writing this post, I was asked not to mention any names or take any pictures. Regardless of beefed up security, an express elevator, and celebrity secrecy, Soho House made a distinct and unforgettable impression, welcoming members of rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to spin a DJ set.
My favorite California story also happens to be my weakest California story. The details are hazy: I was listening to an interview on the radio- or maybe I read it? An artist was talking about leaving So-Cal after living here for years. From his new home, the artist watched the infamous live telecast of OJ Simpson’s white Bronco ambling up the 405 and cried. Was he crying for the victims, for the fallen superstar, or the Knicks game being interrupted? No. He was crying for the light. The artist saw the golden rays alighting on that Bronco, a gentle light that is so specific to California, and was overcome by it’s beauty.
Spaulding’s HVW8 has an interesting retail/art hybrid going on now: the A&C Shop. It’s curated by all around rad art guy Xavier Burt of Art & Council and features some super fascinating, art times design times culture collaborations in addition to art and other goods. It’s a pretty sweet retail concept and experience that, sadly, only seems to be around through tomorrow as HVW8 will be prepping for their new show. In any event, we had to share while we could.
Since we’ve already shared one video something from an LAIY cover girl, why not share another? This one is equally as fabulous, too: Gai Gherardi and Barbara McReynold’s l.a.Eyeworks have gotten some really rad, artsy, somewhat abstract commercials by artist/filmmaker Molly Schiot. They are fantastic celebrations of a Los Angeles brand by a Los Angeles filmmaker with Los Angeles music and tons of Los Angeles eye candy.
It’s been a while since we’ve spoken about the webseries Heather Taylor makes for her website, LA In Bloom. In fact, it’s been almost a year since we spoke about it. The former LAIY cover girl and co-owner of Culver City’s Taylor De Cordoba is back in motion videomaking but has kicked things up a notch: she’s now making videos with Look TV, a fairly popular DIY fashion and beauty channel. As she mentioned when we spoke to her earlier this Summer, she has stepped up her game–and it all looks great!