Last night we got a chance to sample the new Melrose sandwich destination, Marcona. The spot is situated quite nicely on the big street almost diagonally East of Village Idiot on the South side of the street, a great place to be in within the neighborhood. The sandwich spot does not open until next Tuesday the 20th; however, they opened their doors last night to give a preview of sandwich-y goodness.
We’re big fans of Los Angeles’ Nite Jewel, indie lo-fi pop star Romona Gonzalez. We’ve covered the inklings of projects leading up to the release of her new album One Second Of Love, like single “One Second of Love” and “In The Dark.” The LP recently was released and is quite good, shifting our notions on previous songs we were “Meh.” about and turning us into fans of them all. She spoke with Yours Truly while making the track “She’s Always Watching You,” who interviewed her about what it took to make that song and what her best musical processes are.
Jonny Cota sits in the back of Skingraft’s workspace, racks of their new collection lining the walls and his work desk covered in various accessorizes like black leather baseball caps, leather studded gloves, hairy leather gloves, skeletal cuffs, a small leather clutch, and a piece of black fabric covered in sequins. The items surround a laptop and phone and are neatly organized, ready for the upcoming Wednesday celebration of all things Skingraft: their Winter 2012 runway presentation for Los Angeles Fashion Week.
A few weeks ago, we asked artists through the Pacific Standard Time Facebook and Twitter pages to share their thoughts with us. To highlight some of Southern California’s up-and-coming talent, we’ve spoken with a few of these artists and asked them about their work, how they draw inspiration from Southern California, and their thoughts on Pacific Standard Time. The fifth artist in the series is Michelle Alexis Newman, a young photographer and visual artist who works with incredible doses of humor.
Editor’s Note: A few photos in this feature are slightly not safe for work.
Christmas cards are always a big deal for me. They have to be seasonal, they have to be witty, they have to bring joy: they have to be so many things while also being one tiny little sheet of paper, usually folded over itself to become a proper card. For a long time last year, we thought up some clever ideas and then thought of something that could be cool and particularly Los Angeles: having our photo taken with a celebrity in Hollywood.