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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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Rare Times’ “No One’s Looking Out”

Rare Times' "No One's Looking Out"

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.

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Annenberg Anatomy Of A Fashion Shoot

Christopher Lapp and the Annenberg/Skylight Studios will be having a May 7 event through the American Society Of Media Photographers called Anatomy Of A Fashion Shoot. Sounds great!

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Taco Night Silk Scarf Karen Mabon Vacation Days

Love making tacos? Then you will love this: Vacation Days released a themed scarf depicting a taco fiesta illustrated by Karen Mabon. It’s quite nice!

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I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer Casita Del Campo Dane Whitlock Drew Droege

Remember last year’s Praire-Oke and how fun that was? Well big news: the team behind that show is back with the SpOoKy I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer. Should be fab! It’s happening May 2 and May 3, May 9 and May 10, May 16 and May 17, and May 23 and May 24. Catch a trailer for it below.

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Iko Iko Building Block New Space

Hey you guys: the new Iko Iko is open at 1727 Spring Street. To celebrate, there will be an opening party on April 26. Check it out!

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