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Printing Futurism: An Interview With Nicole Katz Of Paper Chase Press

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Not very many people are thinking about print in the way that Nicole Katz is. She is the current owner of Sunset Blvd’s Paper Chase Press, a boutique printer who does work for clients ranging from MOCA to Focus Features to Opening Ceremony. The business has been in her family for decades too: you could say the print is in the blood.

Nicole sits near the front of the Paper Chases storefront, at a plywood table that serves as their casual conference table. The whir of Sunset traffic offers an ambient sonic backdrop, one that the office has habituated to. A few employees type away orders and meet with clients in the background and a baby—Charlie—sits on said plywood table playing with a few geometric toys.

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The New New Age: An Interview With Amanda Chantal Bacon Of Moon Juice

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A woman walks into Silver Lake’s Moon Juice. She very carefully pushes open the glass door to the space, a tissue coming in between her hand and the handle. She sneezes and says hello to chef and shop owner Amanda Chantal Bacon in a nasally congested chirp. Amanda greets her with a smile, saying hi and waving to her. “I have a cold,” the woman says. Amanda turns away from the low storefront table she sits at and points to a clear cold case of colorful juices: “The Strawberry Silver is good for a cold.” The woman nods, thanks her, and speeds to the counter for this natural medicine.

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A Life In Painting: An Interview With America Martin

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America Martin is an artist. Clear whatever baggage associated with artists that you have in your head, though. Take out the clutter of current movements and wipe the word clean with the purity of Classicism and Rococo, periods where artistry was almost a predestined lifestyle and where very young persons could choose the career of art making before they hit puberty. That is America Martin’s life in art and where her practice formed: in her youth. She is a contemporary artist whose history is more akin to art origin stories from centuries passed. You won’t find very many other artists like America.

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From All Different Places: An Interview With Cliff Fong

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If all the furniture in a room matched, something would not feel right. It’s unsettling when everything is of the same store and when all the chairs and all the tables in a specific location are the same. They remind of stale waiting rooms in hospitals and lifeless banquet halls in churches. Libraries are like this and schools are like this and airports are like this, these areas where the furniture and environment are too perfect and too monotonous because they were decorated with a uniform eye instead of an aesthetic eye.

These spaces are uncomfortable and make you suspicious: why are they so perfect? Their being so calm and undisturbed is boring to the point of unsettlement. Where is the variety or excitement to this space? That is why interior designers are important because it is their job to not only make a space look nice but to compliment it and find beautiful objects to fill it. Cliff Fong is an interior designer who abides by this philosophy—and he’s one of Los Angeles’ best, too.

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Los Angeles As Architectural Study: An Interview With Peter Zellner

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A building is a symbol. It is a body that reflects cultures, lifestyles, and aesthetic movements in addition to housing various communities and ideological practices. A person’s home or office or business is a container of space but also a representation of thoughts past, present, and future.

Los Angeles has a lot of buildings that are symbols of something more than what they are. For example, the new space for art establishment Night Gallery is more than a place for artists to hang work or socialize. It is an experiment in repurposing a non-traditional art space and lacks a prioritization or direct focus in regard to spatial flow. There is no right or wrong way to travel through the space nor is there a right or wrong way to use the space. It is itself a casual, good looking, simple Angeleno.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

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