Gold & Soil are a Topanga based duo consisting of Ana Caravelle and Ryan York. They make sparkly, layered music that very much seems to be a response to nature (which is likely the influence of living in Topanga Canyon). Their music glows from Carvelle’s folksy vocals, which are cocooned in a thick layer of warped strings.
Dublab has been an LA institution of new music. Created by 3 KSCR students in 1999, the amorphous project has attracted the best in experimental and electronic music since its inception. Anyone from Ariel Pink to Four Tet to Animal Collective to Z-Trip could be expected at a Dublab party or record. Not content to be merely an “event,” an “occurrence,” or a “internet radio station,” the brand bills itself as a part of the Future Roots movement (even naming the non-profit company Future Roots Inc.)
Patrick Donlon is an LA based artist and designer. He’s recently released a series of really, really beautiful Digital Projections that see various photos collaged and mashed together resulting in colorful imagery that could easily be confused for tiny landscapes full of microorganisms. They’re quite fascinating.
We found Pots By Pringle randomly scouring Etsy one day for content. The brand is by local artist Seth Pringle who makes these form driven and functional vessels for plants, namely succulents. They’re super raw and made from rugged material but have a delicacy to them. There is this tension between their being ugly and beautiful that draws us to them.
Matsuda Eyewear is a Japanese heritage brand that makes some super, super beautiful glasses. They are designed with an incredible attention to detail and are launching some fine wears after recently relocating to the Southland. To share some of their latest Fall/Winter looks, the brand has released a short, beautiful campaign film that sees their glasses exploding out of dark water and back to life. It’s a simple visual metaphor that basically is saying, “Hey: we’re back, everyone!”