I meant to post this Friday but the day got away from me, so I’m making up for it tonight! This here is the final wallpaper in this little team-up with myself and my friends at Ghostly records, and of course, Michael Cina. Musically we have Gadi Mizrahi and his song Oh Love, which comes from the I Can Never Get Enough EP. The song is kind of funky, but kinda house-ish, but nonetheless should get your toes tapping.
The artwork is actually the art for the Oh Love single and is a pretty straightforward mix of paint splatters in all kinds of wild colors. I really love this one because you can see the texture of the canvas coming through.
Big thanks to my friends Sam, Missy and Danny for thinking up this great collaboration and to Mike Cina for creating such awesome artwork. If it’s not too much trouble let me know what you thought of this little team-up.
Last Thursday I made kind of a late appearance to the new Arkitip gallery called Project Space for the inaugural show featuring Parra called Yes, Yes, Yes. I’ve seen some other photos of the show and it looked pretty packed, and the art itself was pretty rad. Parra just has this way of making these asinine sort of ideas look amazing.
It was also nice to see Scott again, he was kind enough to show me a pair of limited edition sculptures that I said I was going to steal. They weren’t sitting out during the show so get a gander at ‘em. It was also rad to meet Parra, who was totally down to earth. Finally it was great to meet my e-buddy Felipe Lima and his girlfriend Ashley. They were kind enough to take me home after a long night of drinks!
Tons of photos, like a whole lot, under the cut, so be sure to take a look.
About a month ago Lomography, the brand that single-handed ushered in the return of analog photography, moved into a new space here in Los Angeles, West Hollywood to be precise. Funny enough I actually pass by it every day on my way to work but I’d never stopped by. The other day though I purchased a Canon S90 so I was well armed to go in and document the space.
It’s situated on a corner of Santa Monica Blvd. in a two story building with an entirely glass facade. From the street you can see the giant wall they’ve decorated with what seems to be thousands of photos in a great grid of color. It looks quite abstract from a distance but as you get closer it becomes clear that they’re average photos.
Inside they sell every type of camera and accessory you could imagine. It’s staggering the amount of cameras they sell at this point, almost overwhelmingly so. But the space is divided quite clearly into different sections and each camera is marked with a description of what they do as well. Add to that a rather cheery staff who chatted with me and were helpful in answering all of my questions makes the store a great place to visit.
When I was visiting Skylight Books on Friday I noticed a new title called Hand Made 3D by Index Books which looked kind of fun, so I decided to browse through it. It’s quite a self-explanatory book, it’s a collection of work made by people who mostly use paper to craft together interesting stuff.
While flipping through it though I noticed my buddy Jean Jullien was in the book, and I flipped the page and voila, his Desktop Wallpaper was sitting there in a double page spread. It always amazes me to see these images that were created for my blog in other places, especially books. I have to give a big thanks to Jean for submitting the image!
Also yesterday I got an email from Joel P West, whom I mentioned way back on Kitsune Noir Mixcast No.012, letting me know that he and his band The Tree Ring had made a video for their new song Dreams Where I Am Sleeping. It’s a totally adorable video that they taped at a dog park, so there’s lots of cute pups running around as well as a giant bubble wand.
Watching a video like this, with such a phenomenal song, this is why I blog. This is why I love to share things with people, because when I watch and listen to this video I smile. Joel and his band make absolutely beautiful music and I can’t wait for them to record a proper album. Also big props to Dustin Cretton for doing such a wonderful job on the video, you totally captured those moments beautifully.