Whoever is doing PR for JF Chen is on their shit right now. Why? Because antique dealer and eponymous local cool guy Joel Chen has been making the publicity rounds on a few notable places. First, he’s the cover man of the latest issue of Apartamento. Yes, that’s him! Secondly, he recently was the subject of a little Nowness video. The video is particularly great and gives you an active peek into his home, which I think we were all a little curious to see.
Late Summer of last year, Newport Beach contemporary surf brand ourCaste debuted sharing their look and philosophy in a quick, engaging sweep. We’d yet to really see their wears in store but have been very, very intrigued with what they had the potential for: their look books have been very great and very, very stylish so their clothing had to match. And they do! Their Rocko Short is a great example of their (excellent) style.
You’ve been waiting all week for this. You may have been waiting all June for this. Well, it’s here: THREE DAY WEEKEND!!! CHECK THE RECAP!!!!!!!
At the beginning of June, I went on my first cruise for work. It was a job where I’d be working by myself as a television show filmed and was basically all by myself as everyone around me was having fun. It was both great and terrible.
Zachary Zezima is a New York animator currently based in Los Angeles as he attends CalArts. He made a little animation this year called CRUISING which feels surprisingly similar to my experience of a cruise ship: I was alone, at sea, despite being surrounded by people. It’s a very unique experience that he captures in such a bright, light way.
I’m not quite sure how I came across the work of Jessica Williams—but I’m very glad I did. She is a native Angeleno and local who paints in a way that is very specific and lifestyle oriented while being absolutely abstract: her work takes scenes from the every day and turns them into jewel toned atmospheres. There is an alchemic quality to the work.