We’ve been doing a lot of concert ticket giveaways, which has been a bit exciting considering people love going to shows. The latest we have for you guys is a pair of tickets courtesy of Goldenvoice to go see Foxygen on August 14 at The Fonda. Wouldn’t you love to check them out?! Who wouldn’t?! They’re a rad little group—and their new song is pretty sweet.
While reading Design Boom recently, something fishy about Hollywood came up. Apparently London based Ordinary Architecture worked with local architecture, art, and design program On The Road to create a disruption on the trails near the Hollywood sign. What does that mean? There were giant letters from the sign scattered around, making it appear that the sign had blown away, onto the trails.
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.