This week’s featured interview has been a long time coming—and we’ve been anxiously awaiting the time to share Kristi’s work. Specifically, the Urban Forest candle mentioned in the article. It’s a lovable, earthy, amazing little light object that is also a remarkable design object. There are few other candles that are produced in such a smart way.
It’s been some time since we’ve spoken about Made In L.A., *the* Summer art show in Los Angeles (and one that really does speak to the crazy talent we have in this city). There are many post-show things to write about, one of them being the really, really excellent exhibition catalogue. Serving as both a means to contextualize and sort of artsy yearbook, the book condenses and expands the idea of the exhibition into some well designed pages.
I thought we had already shared the work of Peggy Noland but I realized that she’s just so cool and so insanely wonderful that it almost seemed too obvious to share what she’s up to. Noland is an LA / Kansas City hybrid of high-pop artist and fashion designer. She uses clothing as bizarre canvases for her to make fun of popular culture. She is a master of appropriation—and is who I believe to be the world’s leading creator of humor based in artistry.
When you smell Lite + Cycle’s Urban Forest candle, you get a very distinct scent memory. It smells of woodsy winds with Juniper and Fir scents clearly pronounced to the nose. An underlining, kindly aggressive fennel flavor asserts itself much like the clusters of yellow flowers the plant gives, waving to you from the Californian wild. A very small hint of coffee closes the thought, reminding of a post-hike reward from Trails.
If this olfactory experience is familiar, it’s because it is likely something you’ve experience in your Los Angeles life: the Urban Forest candle was inspired by the experience of visiting Griffith Park. The outdoor venue is unique and truly Angeleno as it is an escape to nature folded inside of a sprawling metropolis. Griffith Park represents an abundant natural reprieve we have in this city, like green commercial breaks from the bustle of city life.
Oh, hello August. What did you bring with you? A weekend?? Well, thank you!! CHECK THE RECAP!!