Thomas Brendan is a Los Angeles designer. His work is graphic and bright and is heavy on the influence of Southern California. It’s reflective of desert vibes and beachy breaks, all reflecting a laid back, young, and decidedly cool Los Angeles tone that he places atop of various subjects (be them LA items or non-LA items). He’s making some really great stuff.
If you’ve ever been to an art fair, this will be of interest and/or funny to you. If you haven’t, you may miss a little bit of something. Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City has a very witty show opening September 8 that features the work of New York photographer Andy Freeberg. The exhibit and collection of photos examine art fairs for what they are: a lot of people standing around oftentimes not even looking at art.
Summer is ending! With Labor Day approaching and lots of drinks behind us, what were a few standouts and trends we noticed being served around town? A bunch! The city is mostly reinventing classics (which we have been doing for years), infusing the intelligence of mixology into old classics. If you don’t want to go out or have some extra booze lying around, we have a few late Summer cocktails for you to make. Enjoy while barbecuing this weekend!
A few weeks ago, we had a delightful lunch at Short Cake. We had never been and were super happy to have gotten to try it. One area we totally did not cover was their baked goods and pastries: we went to Short Cake and didn’t have any cake. Seriously??? We didn’t realize this until after we left so, of course, we had to go back and pick up lots of sweet treats from the new Original Farmers Market staple. We got lots of goodies: get ready to start mouthwatering, people.
Is it possible to make how you eat cuter? We didn’t think it was possible but, apparently, it is possible: artist/designer/Los Angeles philanthropist Dylan Kendall has made little bowls, tablewares, and more that have little feet on them. They look like tiny table setting people from Beauty And The Beast! They’re painfully adorable.