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.
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.
Art is the name of the game this weekend since soooooooo much art stuff is happening. The weather’s supposed to be pretty meh so this is a good thing: you’re going to stay inside and peruse art stuffs. Like what? Well, duh, CHECK THE RECAP!!
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.
Rare Times is a pretty soulful, sometimes jazzy feeling electronic four piece from Los Angeles. They’ve been compared to Morgan Geist in everything I’ve read about them and, while the comparison does stand, their influence is clearly late nineties and early 2000s R&B-pop singers combined with the production skills behind artists like Patrice Rushen. There are even vocal breakdowns of sexy coos, too. They’re great. Anyway, the new video for their song “No One’s Looking Out” was recently released and it is a lo-fi view of Los Angeles mixed with a sexy storyline.