Before SQIRL took over the city with their Virgil day spot, they were making wild crazy jams. New adopters and transplants forget this and we figured we should take a minute to praise their sweet, sweet line of spreadables. While all are good, I am a sucker for how they do strawberry jam. That shit is just so good.
It’s well known how great Compartes is. The local, beloved chocolate outfit has gotten quite a good bit of attention for the cocoa based sweets they make but not for the not-chocolate items in their repertoire. Last year, we had heard from Jonathan of Compartes that he was working on making peanut butter, which was used for his take on Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The mixture included local honey and sea salt and is absolutely made from scratch. “Would it be possible to buy a jar?” we wondered. Yes: now you can.
A big story yesterday on LAist was the work of photographer Michael Jang. The artist isn’t based in Los Angeles but he attended CalArts in the early seventies. Can you imagine what that must have been like? Sure, art school now is wild—but it must have been so incredible back then…and it was! Jang is releasing photos from his time there, which is being toted as many as an unofficial yearbook for the school.
We’ve been doing a lot of concert ticket giveaways, which has been a bit exciting considering people love going to shows. The latest we have for you guys is a pair of tickets courtesy of Goldenvoice to go see Foxygen on August 14 at The Fonda. Wouldn’t you love to check them out?! Who wouldn’t?! They’re a rad little group—and their new song is pretty sweet.
While reading Design Boom recently, something fishy about Hollywood came up. Apparently London based Ordinary Architecture worked with local architecture, art, and design program On The Road to create a disruption on the trails near the Hollywood sign. What does that mean? There were giant letters from the sign scattered around, making it appear that the sign had blown away, onto the trails.