When I think of Bicycle playing cards, I think of old men (or even dogs) sitting around a card table, casually tossing them to the center of the table through smokey air. They’re very reminiscent of an era that has passed us by. They’re classic and in their own way cool despite their having been replaced by sexier games like Cards Against Humanity. Art director and artist Jackson Robinson must either be a big card shark or bored by what Bicycle playing cards has become because he has redesigned the deck of cards with an appropriate eye for money. He’s calling it the Federal 52.
People in Los Angeles always need something new to put their succulents in. What’s the latest cool thing you can put your succulents in? Ancient Future Stonework‘s totally art deco and futuristic and tribal little planters. They’re like these soft but obviously hard objects that you can put a similarly contrasting smooth but often prickley object into.
Art can be so expensive and, for casual art enthusiasts who want a piece of it, it can sometimes seem impossible to grasp. Those dreams of being a modern Herb and Dorothy seem so impossible to reach! Atlanta based Crusade For Art from Jennifer Schwartz Gallery feels that everyone should be able to participate in art collecting and that it should engage communities. That is why the organization is hitting the road in a tricked out 1977 VW Bus to share the gospel and get art to cool people via pop-up galleries across the country that put art in art fans’ hands…for free! The tour is coming to Los Angeles this Saturday and will feature some local and not-local talent you should be aware of: you just need to stop by and check out the event. To help spread the word, the art crusaders sent us some of the photos that they’ll be featuring. Check them out!
It feels like out of nowhere this LA2050 project has popped up, gotten in all of our faces, and is demanding we pay attention to it. Perhaps it is just us and the fact that we’ve received what now feels like countless emails on the subject but we have no clue what it is and have not had the time to digest this future thinking, high-stakes-low-commitment online Los Angeles happening. At first we thought it was just a cool looking LA website and then found it was mapping the future of LA and then we realized it had something to do with GOOD and then we realized there was lots of money involved and then our Twitter feed became a flood of “Vote for me!” and “Vote for them!” retweets. What is going on with this #LA2050? Let us explain.
Hey, men and women who dress men: Saturday and Sunday, Apolis is hosting a men’s pop-up shop. While the Arts District brand is enough to extract any fashionable guy out, this little shop is particularly special as it is coming from helplessly hip husband-and-wife founded outfitters Pierrepont Hicks from New York. The pop-up is called NorthernGRADE and it will fit you in US made wears and hace you set with everything from grooming products to games. In anticipation of the happening, we checked in with Pierrepont co-founder Katherine McMillan about what she thinks about Los Angeles. She very much seems to fancy our city!