If you are going to Rudy’s in Silver Lake, you may want to park a little further away and walk as you can scope some street art: there are some secret Os Gemeos pieces nearby, in the alleyway on Hoover Street and Talmadge Street.
The Los Angeles fashion scene is still something very nebulous in our minds, a mix of super high end stars but also up-and-coming designers and also people who seemingly make clothes for fun. We went to the Concept LA Fashion Week presentation over the weekend with no idea what to expect beyond a few installations and maybe a fashion show? We kind of got that but quickly realized it was like a hall of little shows happening that different people were invited to. We were invited to see the Belle N. Matisse presentation, which was a great installation that made all the other presentations there look like they were from people who make clothes for fun.
Are you guys using Pinterest? We’re not. We’re not and we still don’t know how to feel about it as it all just sounds like a scrapbooking bulletin board nightmare. Regardless, when good things happen on there, good things happen on there, picking up like wildfire and being “Repinned” everywhere. One thing we found by way of LAist is a Pinterest board (Is that what you call it?) from the Los Angeles Public Library that features a showcasing of famous menus from Los Angeles restaurants of yesteryear.
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 fourth artist in the series is Suzan Woodruff, an artist who is making ethereal color explorations with acrylics.
A lot of people claim to be storytellers but Joris Debeij is probably one of the most legitimate storytellers in the truest sense of the word. He isn’t writing about celebrity news or pushing products that are sent to him or making very OK art and calling it “storytelling.” No: he is speaking with Angelenos whose stories have not been heard and is telling them by way of bite-sized, finely crafted, easy to consume videos served up on his website, I Am Los Angeles. Joris is a one man production machine, creating video after video around the little and big people who make Los Angeles the fantastic city that it is.