It feels like a very long time ago but, at one point, The Fox Is Black had a giveaway of the zine RRR. It was the second issue of the very graphically driven publication and we were so super pumped to see more from it. As things go, time passes, people get busy, and two years ago feels like a month ago and you have no idea how you got to where you currently are. That’s why it came as a super pleasant surprise to find a special surprise in the mail: a new issue of RRR. What a welcome surprise!
We all know Sonos makes absolutely incredible speakers and sound systems. They are brilliantly designed and perform like a dream. But I bet you didn’t know that they also want their users to experience the things they listen to. How you may ask? Well at The Sonos Studio of course!
When we stopped into Los Feliz’s Weltenbuerger a little bit ago, we were super impressed with what they were doing. Crazier? They have a ton of other LA/German makers for sale in the store that are equally as avant garde and wonderful. One of our favorites was Sydney Brown‘s wooden shoes. They’re both sophisticated and artfully crafted and, like them bags we spoke about earlier, will have people asking you all about them.
Fairfax’s IKO IKO is featuring a great little collaboration of Los Angeles makers: Building Block + WAKA WAKA’s custom limited edition leather bags. The two makers teamed up to make these beautiful oddball bags that are part geometric meditation and part tanned flesh tones with wooden details. They are a delightful means for you to carry around your belongings and will certainly get you some “What’s that?!” looks.
It’s a very brisk late afternoon in January. The sun is setting and Greta Waller is quickly moving through her art studio/living looking for supplies. She recites something to herself that serves as both a status update mantra and a to-do list: “I’m going to eat so I have energy, I’ll grab my shit, and I’m going to paint Dick Blick because it’s a corporate art store. And I work there now.”
This is very much Greta’s style: she will do anything to get herself painting. She has itchy painter’s hands that need to be scratched daily. She isn’t satisfied unless she is making more and more and more paintings. There are a literally a million things Greta wants to paint and she will not stop until she has painted them.