Nearly a month until our one year anniversary (!!!!!!!!), we have some news to share. It’s not bad news or good news but something you guys should know as there may be a lag or a few slower days in posting. As of Monday, I started a job working on the social media for a television show. It should be fun and super exciting and blah blah blah but it also means LAIY will have some weird time management issues to adjust to. We’ll have it figured out in no time!
April Lee is currently a design student at UCLA. Like all designers, she can and does dip her toes into other forms of expression like photography, illustration, bookmaking, and more. We don’t remember how we stumbled onto her work but there’s one project we believe she did for a school assignment that is pretty cool: two meditations on the Santa Monica Pier in book form. They’re straightforward means of showcasing this Westside destination that is done in such an effective manner that we thought we’d share.
Christy Lee Rogers is a Los Angeles based fine art photographer. Her work deals with the body as it is obscured and complicated by water. She’s a native Hawaiian which we assume has something to do with her wanting to create this dialogue between humans and the ocean and other water masses. The result of this exploration are non-manipulated photos that look a lot like paintings.
As a location, the Control Room is an electrifying and humming space. As a moniker for the artists’ run, commercial gallery located on the edge of the Arts District in Downtown L.A., it’s quite brilliant. Having never visited, I imagined a modest sized floor plan with room to seriously examine art. For my first experience, I went to the closing night of Fridge, September 2nd, 2012. I was rewarded with a proliferation of surprising connections between works that were completely transportive. Remember, I am an escapist at heart. Reality bites, for reals.
Matters Of Space is a Highland Park based interior design and consultation firm. They have a light, feminine style that pairs refined natural items with rich colored objects. They have a fairly low key style that says a lot by not saying too much. We found that they also make a few products, one of them being reclaimed rope necklaces that speak exactly to their aesthetic.