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Core77's Here/Now Conference
Later this month (29-30 September), downtown LA will play host to the third annual Core77 Here/Now conference—offering up two days of discussion, workshops, tours and parties with some of the most innovative thinkers in the country. Focused on...
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Smiley Face Cup
There might not be a more cheerful way to drink your coffee each morning than out of this smiley face cup. Crafted from non-toxic, locally sourced materials, it's also food and oven safe. Available in four sizes (from four to 16 ounces), each vessel...
FOOD-DRINK
Counter Culture Coffee, Los Angeles
Coffee bars of every size and shape are opening around the globe at breakneck speed, many of which emphasize novelty elements like 3D animals crafted in cappuccinos. Counter Culture Coffee, however, has taken a different approach in the face of its...
TRAVEL
The Standard Introduces "Standard Time"
In a move that will have travelers no longer ruing 5AM arrival times or hangovers, The Standard has just announced it's forgoing traditional check-in and check-out times at their hotels—from NYC to Miami and Los Angeles. For those who elect the...
CULTURE
Norberto Rodriguez's "ART, AMIRITE?" at Maitland Foley Gallery, LA
In a fascinating (albeit potentially difficult to understand via words) artistic endeavor, Cuban-born Norberto Rodriguez of NOR(BERT)O inc. has created "ART AMIRITE?"—a show at LA's Maitland Foley which is a collection of objects, artworks and artifacts...
CULTURE
Pop-Up Magazine Tour
Taking new non-fiction stories off the page and into the third dimension, Pop-Up Magazine is an unusual performance template aiming to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. Across a wide range of topics—pop culture, crime, science, food...
FURNITURE_DECOR
WWA Shower Curtain
LA-based art brand BFGF (whose blankets we are already fans of) have released a bunch of products on Society 6, our pick being the WWA shower curtain. Decorated with a palm tree, candle, Lisa Simpson, and something resembling a Nike swoosh, this shower...
TRAVEL
Indoek's Inaugural City Guide Zine
It’s been said that Los Angeles isn’t a city so much as a collection of small towns or neighborhoods that run more or less continuously from one to the next. Just ask any Angeleno to point you to the center of town and you’ll get a range of destinations...
DESIGN
COS + Snarkitecture's LA Pop-Up Shop
by Ariel Katz Last night in Downtown Los Angeles, COS launched their latest pop-up, created in collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of experimental Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture and housed inside Scandinavian concept...
DESIGN
Verve Coffee's New West Hollywood Space
In Santa Cruz, beach-goers, surfers and mountain bikers frequent Verve Coffee Roasters' popular cafes. Verve’s mission to source relationship-based direct trade coffees, paired with friendly and approachable customer service, has made them...
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Olga Metallic Teepee
Wolfum's eye-catching printed textiles and wallpaper are created with sustainability in mind, from fabric made of recycled PET bottles combined with organic cotton. All made in the USA, this black and gold teepee reaches six feet tall and becomes a...
CULTURE
Mariana Fernandes for Dear DTLA at Ace, Los Angeles
When LA-based artist Brian Roettinger was tasked to create a billboard design at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the result sent a bold message. His “NEVER ODD NOR EVEN” design, with a white angled font on a bright red background, hung powerful...
CULTURE
Portraits of Canyon Life, LA
Few places have been portrayed in films and novels in as many different ways as Los Angeles. The city can be everything from a glamorous Hollywood dream to a hippie playground to a seedy, hardboiled noir. One place where Angelenos meet is Runyon Canyon...
STYLE
New Albion Sports
Born out of a group email chain dedicated to the NBA (which is 30,000 emails deep, so far) is the new label and sports website, New Albion. Created by four friends—Marc Hendrick, Alex Vitlin, Felix Chan and James Wright—who are located across LA...
CULTURE
Oakley In Residence: Los Angeles
by Sasha Barkans Oakley is a relatively new player in the skateboard scene, but they seem to be on a mission to let the skateboard world know that they’re here to stay. Their pro skate roster boasts some of the biggest names in skateboarding—including...
CULTURE
Godeleine de Rosamel: Life Forms
by Eva Glettner Though Godeleine de Rosamel currently resides in Los Angeles, she is most well known abroad. In her new show, “ Life Forms,” on view at LA's Giant Robot gallery, exhibits work that is every bit as fun and interesting as her illustrations...
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ListenUp
Kelela: A Message Rising singer/songwriter Kelela released a slow-burning but spectacular track from her upcoming EP Hallucinogen, called "A Message," which was co-written with Venezuelan producer Arca (who also co-produced Björk's Vulnicura). The...
TECH
Beam Smart Projector
What if you could program a device to start projecting a video of a calm, quiet shoreline—as your alarm—to help ease you into the day? Or have a social media notification report pop up on your living room wall as soon as you walk through the door...
STYLE
The Quarter Century Pant
Few things are more frustrating than finding that perfect pair of pants, only to have them shrink, rip or fray within months of first putting them on. Californian company RPMWEST has decided to take action; with the idea of rugged, long-lasting American...
FOOD-DRINK
Word of Mouth: Koreatown, Los Angeles
With the largest Korean population outside of South Korea, LA's sprawling Koreatown neighborhood offers an almost overwhelming number of food, beverage and shopping options at every turn. Traditionally home to many Korean families and a large Latino...
STYLE
The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
STYLE
Vrai & Oro Fine Jewelry
A timeless piece of jewelry not only stands on its own, but also effortlessly complements all other accessories as they fall in and out of fashion. This is exactly what Vanessa Stofenmacher and Chelsea Nicholson had in mind when they started Vrai...
STYLE
New Basics Premium Sweats
When it comes to basics, it's too easy to simply visit a local chain and buy them on the cheap; after all, basics are made for convenience, and daily wear means frequent replacement. However, these inexpensive items often have a high price socially...
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