For the first time in a while, it seemed like last Thursday was one of those evening where there were so many things we had so many things we wanted to attend. There was the Munny show, there was the Charming Baker opening, and there was the opening of The Standard Hollywood’s Book Stand. The first two we had an idea of what to expect but the latter was the most intriguing as we hadn’t heard anything about it save for the hyper-clean website we had shared last week. What is it? An equally as crisp and clean and effortlessly cool pop-up plant and outdoorsy lifestyle store.
Maya Erdelyi does not live in Los Angeles. A handful of months ago, on a cold evening in Echo Park, the animation artist and filmmaker was enjoying one of her final nights in town with a cup of tea at her dining room table. “I guess I move around a lot,” she says with a smile. “It’s good for me—difficult sometimes, but ultimately, it’s very stimulating and inspiring. New Orleans, where I’m moving, is a culturally rich place: I’m excited to learn about it—and now I can officially say I’m Tri-Coastal.”
She’s moving to the Southeast to be with her boyfriend, the gallery director of the May Gallery & Residency. Maya has been in Los Angeles for three and a half years after what feels like an incredibly long life spent traveling and learning. Los Angeles is one of those places Maya never considered or imagined she’d move to but it was necessary that she come here and it will never not be a part of her. “I’m always going to come back here. To spend time with friends, go to the desert, and work with people on creative projects here,” she says of the city.
This week has been busy and it seems like this weekend is going to be busy, too. Can’t we all just go on a vacation?! Maybe Easter will bring some rest and relaxation. But this weekend? Tons to do! You know you want to know what those activities are. So, CHECK THE RECAP!!
We knew that the geometric work of Homako looked familiar to us when we stumbled upon their Etsy page. Why is that? We’ve totally seen them at the Poketo store! The jewelry brand is from local Yoko Minemura who makes more than just folded fabric necklaces but also items like felted ball and golden pebble necklaces. She has a simplicity in her style that is all about studying form, patterns, and geometry.
Nicholas Alan Cope is a Los Angeles photographer who is a bit obsessed with our architecture. He has been chronicling the beautiful oddities for a while now and has catalogued them on his website. He has a very specific focus: very linear, very geometric, very 1970s, very LA stucco Bauhaus buildings. They feel cool but awkward and are almost alien as there is very little trace of Angelenos. It’s a remarkable examination that you’ll be able to see more of in Whitewash, Cope’s powerHouse book on these structures.