My friend Michael emailed me these great ideas for bikeway signage by Joseph Prichard, something that Los Angeles desperately needs. The bright purple signs come in four different categories: Navigation, Caution, Connections and Points of Interest. This is already a great starting point, as the signs will be informative to people on bikes and in cars.
For drivers it makes it clear that a certain stretch of road is a place that must be shared with bike riders. While for bike riders they will hopefully feel safer riding as an area has been precisely mapped out for them. I also like the idea of signs leading to bike shops and bike-friendly places to eat as well.
Click here for more images and info about this great idea.
While it’s a gloomy day in Los Angeles today, most days it’s incredibly sunny, and I personally can’t leave the house without my sunglasses. So when I spotted these new MX Sunglasses by Supreme, I thought it might be time for a change. I’ve been wanting a pair of tortoise framed glasses for a while now, and I think this is just the right blend of new and old. I love that they went with a little star to put on the ends of the glasses, it’s interesting what brands decide to do with that space. I think the red ones would be a perfect pair of summer glasses for a woman looking to make a bold and classy statement as well.
Not sure how much these are going to be, but Supreme is pretty reasonably priced, so it hopefully won’t be too bad.
Found through SwipeLife
I spotted this Box Light in the newest issue of Dwell and I thought it was quite a clever idea. Late at night my desk lamp can start to bother me, but I don’t exactly want to sit in the dark. With the Box Light, you simply slide out the light as far as you need it to be, giving yourself and optimal amount of light. The light was designed by Jonas Hakaniemi, though I could see a brand like Muji selling something like this.
After the art show last night I stopped by Rooster Fish for a drink, and lo and behold they had an old schol Galaga machine! Matt couldn’t resist playing and I couldn’t resist taking pictures. I just loved how all the light and color streaks came out in these, I thought they looked pretty neat. I know a lot of people hate the camera on the original and 3G iPhones, but I think there’s something charming about all of the noise and it’s lack of sophistication.
Also, did youknow that Galaga is 30 years old this year? Crazy, huh?
Last night I went out to Flux’s studio for their irregularly scheduled show at their workspace in Venice. The exhibit featured Andrezza Valentin and Guilherme Marcondes, a pair of artists from São Paulo, Brazil who collaborate frequently on a number of projects. They had some prints of photos up, modern day ruins surrounded by greenery and with some amazing circular light leaks on a couple of them. They had a video piece on the roof, which was a time lapse video of some ruins in a desert, but it was almost impossible to even tell that time was moving by, it was that subtle.
The final piece though was an clear box filled with these tiny video screens that displayed all kinds of random images, what you see in the photos above. The random assortment was really interesting and you couldn’t help but try and find more and more unique things popping up. Really great show, really great artists, really great time, as usual.
Geometry of Ruins is open till July 11 at Flux.
326 Sunset Ave. Venice
Wed-Sat 2-5pm (closed July 4)