YACHT have a lot of rad shit going on. They just turned ten, they have a new television show coming up, and they’re making music, naturally. They recently released a super catchy song that speaks directly to us Angelenos as its titled “Second Summer” and–although it is about so much more than weather–it feels particularly special for locals. Their new video to support the song is quite a ball buster, too.
A few weeks back we heard on Twitter that Echo Park Lake was being filled up–but was it? We were incredibly curious and had been wanting to find time to investigate for weekends. Is the Lake on the cusp of being opened to the public? Is it far from being completed? Does it look pristine and new and great? We took a walk around the lake yesterday for quite a long time and took notes and lots of photos. Let’s take a look at how Echo Park Lake is looking…
On the tenth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: Hi Tree log roll pillows.
The letterpress is the beefcake of the printing world. They are sturdy, heavy beings planted in one place to do its job. They are both angular and round and move in a back-and-forth motion much like a slowed down headbanger. These creatures are typically made of smooth, dense metals and–like trees–prefer not be moved from where you place them. They were born from a utilitarian desire to make and keep notations in massive quantities and their craft has evolved into a precious practice only a few participate in.
Rosanna and Joel Kvernmo are letterpressers. The couple are recent Los Angeles transplants who have been living in Highland Park with their massive cast iron letterpress since February of 2012. They rely on this tool in order to make work and it relies on them for employment. This union and making is Iron Curtain Press, a small printing shop that is two people and their press.
On the ninth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: The Quiet Life Five Panel Hats.