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Entries from November 2009

gobble, gobble!

November 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-OFXUaMIv8] For those who celebrate it, we hope you have a scrumptious Thanksgiving! We’ll be back to regular posting after the holidays, watch for our review of the Phil Frost and Barry McGee Show “mindthegap,” now showing at LA’s new PRISM gallery.

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Tags: art · artists · graffiti · holidays · public art · rail life · street culture

mindthegap at PRISM.

November 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on mindthegap at PRISM.

On Thursday evening, LA’s newest art space — PRISM — hosted its inaugural art show, pairing with RVCA for a two-person exhibit featuring Barry McGee and Phil Frost, influential members from the new school of up-and-coming contemporary artists. And if this show is any indication as to the future of PRISM, its fate looks promising. […]

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Tags: art · artists · graffiti · street culture

we'll be back in a few weeks!!

November 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

And onto the honeymoon . . . (photograph by Sweet Pea Photography).

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Tags: photography

mungo & maud.

November 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I realize that I recently posted about a modern dog bed, and I swear I’m not trying to become a dog-centric writer, but I just had to share my latest obsession, which consequently, happens to be about dogs. I’ve been looking for a tasteful leather collar for our new pup and keep coming up short, […]

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Tags: animals · design

chilewich + griffin.

November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Chilewich, the company known for its woven vinyl tabletop decor and durable indoor/outdoor rugs, has branched out into iPhone covers — a genius and natural move really. Partnering with Griffin Technology (your neighborly iPod outfitter), Chilewich has released a line of stylish and durable iPhone covers (for both the 3G and the 3Gs). The Elan […]

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Tags: design · technology · trends

katsu goes big!

November 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

All-City? Check. Super-Tags on the Hells Gate Bridge? Check. What’s next? How about the largest fill-in ever caught on video? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hyVUGxFPto] Check.

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Tags: graffiti · rail life · street culture · trends

Starry Night: Nicolas Pol's The Martus Maw Show.

November 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last night marked the debut of French artist Nicolas Pol’s first ever US exhibition, entitled The Martus Maw, at the old meat market on Essex street in New York and quite the debut it was, with guests like designer Jean Paul Gaultier (at right), French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld (at right), and Mickey Boardman and […]

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Tags: art · street culture

a litl bit in love with you.

November 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on a litl bit in love with you.

Meet your newest obsession — litl. It’s an intuitive Webbook designed for Internet surfing, and it weighs just three pounds. You can use the litl in two ways — laptop mode (self-explanatory) or easel style, which gets a little more clever because instead of navigating with a trackpad or keyboard, you use a wheel (designed […]

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Tags: design · technology · trends

honeymooning!

November 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on honeymooning!

Next time this week, we’ll be sleeping in our comfy platform bed at The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, enjoying the first leg of our honeymoon, and I cannot wait! We booked our trip ages ago, and now that’s it fast approaching I’ve got a one-track mind for relaxation and sunshine. Our first stop? The […]

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Tags: architecture · design · holidays · interiors · travel · trends

lovegroove & repucci redo delftware.

November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on lovegroove & repucci redo delftware.

My preferred aesthetic is to interpret the traditional in a fresh and modern way, which is why this Delft porcelain set by lovegroove & repucci probably caught my eye. Using centuries-old, iconic blue and white Dutch pottery, the designers swapped the customary motifs with an atypical choice — graffiti. So what do you think? Clever […]

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Tags: design · food · graffiti · modern objects · street culture