A Place In The Sun: Picturing California
The American Dream is familiar enough territory, but what of the allure of the West? The group show "A Place in the Sun: Picturing California" highlights Los Angeles photographers, some native and others transplants, who explore the Caliifornia dream...
Martha Cooper: Remix
A major part of the early graffiti scene, photojournalist Martha Cooper is now on the other end of lens as the focus of a new exhibition at L.A.'s Carmichael Gallery. "Martha Cooper: Remix" sees over 50 artists recreate their favorite images by the...
History of American Graffiti
Not all graffiti books are created equally, but a behemoth like the forthcoming "History of American Graffiti" shows how meaningful collections of photos and information on the subject can be when edited with a careful eye. Co-authors Roger Gastman...
Out of Print
Turning classic book covers into inspirational t-shirts, Out of Print recently added a kids line to its collection of "intelligent" literary fashions. Tykes can don soon-to-be-favorite reads like "The Catcher In The Rye," "Moby Dick," "Pride and...
Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness
A contemporary Dr. Seuss, Calef Brown's childrens books are as an exciting read for kids as they are adults. His catchy rhymes put his self-illustrated book "Flamingos on the Roof" a place on the NY Times bestselling list and his latest edition...
Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art
Founder of the record label Breakbeat Science and an early proponent of drum and bass, DB Burkeman (known to most as producer, promoter and DJ DB) wears many hats. Most recently, he took up the role of editor with his book "Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece...
Image. Architecture. Now.
Known as "one shot Shulman" for his knack for capturing subjects perfectly on the first try, architectural photographer Julius Shulman first entranced the world with his image "Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960. Pierre Koenig, Architect...
"Dirty Baby," a music project joining guitarist and composer Nels Cline (of Wilco fame) and poet David Breskin, "recontextualizes" American artist Ed Ruscha's "censor strips" (artworks that depict the black marks used to censor documents). The resulting...
Tom Sachs x Krink
Like most artists, Tom Sachs is very exacting of his tools. He does a lot of tagging and signing as part of his work and is very particular about the pens he uses, even selling a personalized Sharpie from his website. As part of an exchange with...
Africa Is The Future
Raised in Paris by a French mother and Congolese father, photographer Nicolas Premier traveled to the Republic of Congo to investigate his roots for the first time in September 2001. Shocked by the destruction and poverty plaguing much of the capital...
A fresh take on French classics, Chance offers a tightly edited collection of clothing, accessories, books and music. Building off of the essential striped shirt— first worn by the French Navy in 1858, made popular by Matisse 50 years later...
Opening at L.A.'s
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape
In graffiti's latest museum show "Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape," the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego looks at how everyday visual cues—signs, advertisements, tattoos, graffiti, graphic art, trash—have become...
The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Joshua and Stacey Abarbanel, Jewnion Label is a witty take on vintage union label design coupled with a love of Jewish culture. Joshua (a fine artist who honed his handyman skills as a teen doing apartment...
Weil Baby Tritan Bottles
The near-impossible task of finding the perfect bottle belongs in the "things people don't tell you before you have a baby" file. Initially, the nipple plays the decisive role—will your baby like it or not? Then, make sure your kid isn't...
Zoku Quick Pop Maker
With gourmet popsicle brands all over Manhattan touting newfangled flavor combos (see Popbar, People's Pops and La Newyorkina), the Zoku Quick Pop Maker steps in with a DIY way to concoct your own—three at a time—in less than 10 minutes...
"Swoon," the new eponymous book by the artist (aka Caledonia Curry and one of the best known female street artists in the world), finally came out this month. Tracing her process and showing some of her installations in galleries and streets around...
Borrowing their name from the Latin word for energy, Navitas Naturals makes the best in exotic organic and raw superfoods packaged in equally refreshing zip-top bags. The Marin County, CA-based company's 24 functional foods have seemingly unlimited...
My Dirty Little Heaven
With much of her art focused on African diaspora and the female form, Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu transformed the Deutsche Guggenheim into a cocoon-like setting to aptly display the new works in her upcoming solo show, "My Dirty...
The Last Dragon
Better known as Ramblin Worker, San Francisco-based artist Steve MacDonald combines sewing and embroidery with tech-savvy techniques to come up with his colorful illustrations, currently showing at NYC's Fuse Gallery. "The Last Dragon" skews...
My Haggadah: Made it Myself
To help kids understand the story of Passover—one of the more popular holidays for Jews and non-Jews alike because of its humanitarian message of social justice and peace—Francine Hermaline and her husband Adam Levite created "My Haggadah...
Currently on display at L.A.'s Carmichael Gallery, Nina Pandolfo's "Life's Flavor" marks the first solo show for the successful contemporary street artist. Known for depicting wide-eyed, stocking-clad girls, the Brazilian explains that the title...
Eco-Kids Sustainable Art Products
Founded in 2008, Eco-Kids is the brainchild of mother and former nanny Cammie Weeks, who used her mother's recipe to make eco-dough for her son and his friends. Cammie explains that she and her husband "realized the need for safe and natural art...
Laura Lobdell Jewelry
For Valentine's Day jewelery designer Laura Lobdell, known for casting found objects like champagne corks and matchsticks in silver, created four new pieces, which each come accompanied by hand-painted cards. A more gritty version of Margiela's hospital...
NEW YORK CITY
Andrew and Peter Sutherland: Amateur Hour
Brothers, artists and Colorado natives Andrew and Peter Sutherland are having their first ever show together, called "Amateur Hour" and opening tonight at NYC's ATM gallery. The title of the show celebrates the time we live in now and...