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Get Ready For The Times

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You guys! Guess who made a clothing brand? The people over at National Forest! The brand is The Times and it is totally a mashing of all the creative minds there. It’s part Steven Harrington, part Justin Krietemeyer, and even a little bit of Thomas Brendan, too. You all are going to want to grab some of these wears because we are sure you–like us–always imagined clothing from National Forest would be fantastic and, yes, they are fantastic.

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Surrounded By Art Material: An Interview With Alex Israel

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“I went to elementary school right here,” Alex Israel says pointing out his window. It’s a gated Westwood public school with three silver balloons waving out in front by the auditorium. He points to a high-rise apartment a few blocks away. “I moved into that building after college. I can see my elementary school from the living room window.”

The radio casually plays aggressive rap music and Alex is completely unfazed by this accompaniment. His bright blue Dodgers jacket makes a shiny rustle with each driving gesture. “It’s hard to give someone a tour through my life in a couple of hours,” he says turning a corner, eventually coming to a road closure. He points to a brick house as he makes a U-turn: “My best friend from third grade lived there.” He points to another house: “Another friend lived there. I went to her wedding two years ago.”

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Charming Baker In Los Angeles

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British artist Charming Baker is in Los Angeles for a huge show–his largest solo exhibition ever, actually–that will be taking place March 21 through March 24. The artist is known for making graphic design and graffiti inspired paintings and sculptures that cope with nature and how he processes the world.Lie Down I Think I Love You is the name of the show and it deals with the unpredictability of love and is poised to be a breakout moment for Baker. Held at the always rad Milk Studios space, Baker is planning to wow us all with things like a giant “oversized plastic toy passenger plane.” It certainly is going to be an intriguing, quick, big show! To hear more about it and to preview what we can expect from Lie Down I Think I Love You, we spoke with Charming about coming to LA, having a big show, and what he’s off to next.

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Tom McKinley Paints LA Art Houses

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A big dream for many Angelenos is to have that poolside, sunny, boxy Modern home on a hillside that overlooks the city. It would be full of mid-century furniture that is complimented with high-tech amenities and modest, brag worthy paintings. It’s the LA dream home! This image of the Los Angeles hillside Modernist home is embedded in our culture and certainly has its own subgenre in art as seen in the work of David Hockney and with shows like Backyard Oasis. Artist Tom McKinley shares this housing lust as his work focuses on these covetable LA locations. He’s basically painting all of our dream houses.

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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is August 2 and Napoléon’s Macarons in Topanga and the Americana are celebrating with ice cream / macaron mashups.

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The Cartographer_Samira Yamin Cody Trepte

Charles James Gallery has a grou art show opening on July 26 called The Cartographer. This will include works from Cody Trepte, Clarissa Tossin, Samira Yamin, and more. It’s on view through August 30!

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TeamFollowBack C.W. Moss Actual Size

Check this out: there’s going to be a performance / art show called #TeamFollowBack by C.W. Moss on July 26 at Actual Size in Chinatown. What’s that? Moss will literally have you follow him and he will follow you for two hours. You can sign up to be a follower/followed, too!

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Katin 2014

Surf brand Katin have released their latest collection which is brilliant, of course. If you haven’t gotten into Summer yet, this should help.

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