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.
Oh, hello August. What did you bring with you? A weekend?? Well, thank you!! CHECK THE RECAP!!
To move from somewhat downer looks at food, let’s celebrate sweets with local illustrator T. Digneece. The artist did a little self-initiated project that sees ice cream turned into expressive, minimalist objects. They’re kind of like branding for a futuristic ice cream shop.