Alvaro Ilizarbe is a Los Angeles by way of Peru artist whose work is about filling space. He creates worlds that are a jumble of shapes. They form patterns and organize themselves into little cities: what may look like a tangle of lines is actually a meticulously planned ecosystem for an imagined world. He is a king of organizing the chaotic through art.
You guys! *Big* news for you (at least we think so): synthgoth act TR/ST is on tour now and is headed to Los Angeles for a show at The Fonda on September 27. If you aren’t familiar with the act, it is the moniker for Toronto musician Robert Alfons who makes a fantastic blend of dark pop and light electronic. He’s a super rad dude and, thanks to our Goldenvoice pals, we have a pair of tickets for you to see him next Saturday.
This week has been hot. Many people are surprisingly raising an uproar, surprised that this is happening now, so late in the Summer. For people who have lived in Los Angeles for years, the September heat wave is something expected: it may be warm all year, but—in September—it is hot.
To make heat matters worse, we are in a drought right now. We can share our version of drought tips all we want but sometimes the best way to express how to cope with the heat and the dryness is to visualize the problem—and the solution. Local design studio Italic did exactly that, drawing inspiration from the current climatic drama: they made little online playing cards of drought tips.
Plans are plans that you make—but why plan when you can just do something? Like what? CHECK THE RECAP!!
Locals know that Los Angeles is so much more than the Hollywood sign or the Downtown skyline. There are many other views of LA, most of which only we know about and only we cherish. This idea is the subject of a new little series of works that have been compiled into a book: it’s called 100 Not So Famous Views Of L.A. by Barbara Thomason and it is a run through some of our most beloved places.