If you’ve been Downtown during breakfast hours, you know it can be quite a search for a good meal. We learned this last year when we wandered from place to place to place hoping to find a suitable brunch spot but couldn’t find anything. Many were too packed or closed or simply were reservation only. One of those places we couldn’t get into was KTCHN DTLA, housed inside always stellar The Gorbals. We had stumbled into the place before but couldn’t get a table and had bookmarked in our brains to return here because any perma-pop-up within The Gorbals has to be something worthy of our time. In fact, we’d assume it would up one of the best (high-end) breakfasts in LA at the moment.
Linear Bells is the musical alias for David Teboul. The musician lives part time in Los Angeles and in Nantes, France and recently released a new nine track LP–I Can Dream–of beautifully ambient stretches of sound that he created while in Los Angeles this past Winter. It is a sprawling nine tracks that each have a quiet life of their own. It’s a beautiful, concentrated listen that is easily this year’s There Is No Teenage Love.
Refik Anadol is one of those artists whose brain is running faster than his hands can make. Actually, it isn’t just his hand that can’t keep up: it’s technology, too. He’s one of those artists whose work is so tied to sciences and mathematics that explaining his process and what goes into making work sounds a lot like building an experiment. His interactive, video based pieces are beautiful projections that have the ability to warp space and toy with how you perceive space. Anadol’s work is positioned at the center of a triangle composed of technological experiments, immersive art, and light and space tricks.
Anadol’s work is currently the subject of a solo show at Young Projects. It’s held in their Project Space, which the artist has transformed into a dark, geometric Cave of Wonders. The show–The Active Apperatus and Liminal Landscapes–is one that is made to make you feel something, providing an almost hallucinatory environment for you to get lost in.
Who are you following on Instagram? There are so many people to follow! We’re always sliding in new people we dig, from near and far, to see various other points of view of the world. Seeing what another person’s Los Angeles looks like is always something we love because it provides the right amount of escapism within our own city, getting us excited about the possibility to see this site for ourself. This article has been a long time coming but we wanted to share ten(-ish) Instagram people we’ve been digging recently that you may want to consider following. Check them out!
If you’ve driven North on Fairfax for the past few weeks, you will have noticed Travis Millard‘s work is featured on a billboard overlooking the Fairfax District. It’s some bones and skateboard parts done in his style and with the brand name “The Hundreds” written below it: the piece was obviously a hint at an upcoming collaboration…and it was! The artist teamed up with the brand to create a handful of looks that interprets The Hundred’s explosive, cool street style through Millard’s often hysterical hand-drawn aesthetic.