While West last weekend for the Quadron show, we were wondering where some good places to get a bite in Little Osaka were. We sent out a Tweet to get some suggestions and we received a resounding response pushing for a visit to one place: Plan Check. The place has been buzzed about since it opened a little over a year ago and was on everyone’s list of “places to eat right now.” Taking the advice of everyone and their mother, we stopped in to the no reservation restaurant around 9:30PM on a Friday night and had one of the best and worst dining experiences in the city.
Galleries are wonderful places to meet up with friends, lovers or both. Or find new ones. Private Views are full of beautifully romantic people, looking longingly at the art and considering (if one has the means) whether to purchase or indulging in flights of fancy, gazing into the photographic print with its promise of another life.
Fahey/Klein has been inspiring both collectors and dreamers since 1986 and has exhibited work from such luminaries across the spectrum in fashion, fine art and reportage photography as Berenice Abbott, Ellen Von Unwerth, Helmut Newton, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Herb Ritts and photojournalist, James Nachtwey. The gallery has over 8000 photographs in stock, an incredible (and discreet) database of international collectors and changes its exhibition space for a new two-person show every five weeks.
Who would have thought that the landscape of water would have gotten so complicated? There are now little things you can squirt into water and all sorts of types of flavored waters and, in general, thousands of brands that sell more and more refined versions of the omnipresent beverage: there’s so much water! What happens when Lady Gaga’s manager and Terry Richardson want to make water: what does that look like? Well, you get something like POPwater, a bubbly and sweet-then-still entry into the water world. It’s a curious “new” type of water that is being targeted at Los Angeles. Let’s see what it’s all about.
Some things are cute and there’s no other description for it: it is just cute. This is by no means a bad thing because being cute is one of the best things in the world to be. Coco et Pompon know cute and they know how to make things in this way without it being too silly or too childish or too niche. The duo of makers make ceramic sculptures and recycled wood objects that both inform each other. They feel like little characters that you may find hiding out in the brush of a hiking trail, little friends who don’t do anything else but be adorable.
Are you forgetting to do something today? Did you vote? Do you know who you want to be the next mayor of Los Angeles?