Picked up this beautiful book, Spring, 2011 while waiting for brunch at Le Bal recently. Incredibly moving photos by photographer Seji Kumagai.
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A beautiful photo by Takashi Homma for the new Cosmic Wonder Light Source publication “Harmonic Edition”
This weekend come check out the first ever LA Art Book Fair at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary. Bookstand will have a very special stand set up along with many others who I’m excited to see like Iko Iko, Ooga Booga, Family Books, Nieves and many more! The first image is from the BOOK STAND booklet: the southwest, by L.A.-based photographer Ye Rin Mok.
I’ll also be selling some of my CM textiles at Bookstand, in amazing company alongside prints by Lauren Spencer King (pictured above), and ikebana arrangements by Tigers to Lilies come check it out. Starting tonight thru Sunday.
I’m very excited about the launch of Claire Cottrell’s Bookstand! I already ordered some books from her amazing collection. Claire is a multitalented new friend who has the most amazing book collection I was lucky enough to see a sample of her beautiful and thoughtfully curated collection at Lili’s when I was last in LA. Books are curated by categories or themes, anything from the color pink to food, to dreamlands. Check it out here!
I’m very excited that this weekend at 0fr, Cecile Daladier who I’ve posted about before will be selling some plants and pots along her husband Nicolas Soulier, who will be speaking about his powerful book “Reconquering the Streets” and talking about Japanese potted gardens. Plus there will be an exhibition of photos for the launch of new issue of The Plant Journal by Daisuke Hamada. Plus an after party at Candelaria, who has a new site made by David. This is an 0fr event not to be missed!
18h15-19h: discussion autour du livre “Reconquérir les rues” en présence de l’auteur, l’architecte urbaniste Nicolas Soulier, et focus sur les jardins de pots au Japon avec projection des photos de Daisuke Hamada pour The Plant Journal.
21h15: soirée à la Candelaria
Tout le week-end: pop-up store de boutures et jardinières Assaï. Apportez votre pique-nique, terrasse 0fr végétalisée pour l’occasion.
While in Tokyo I picked up the latest special issue of Casa Brutus which focuses on California creators and a lot of the amazing people and things happening there right now. Also while I was there, a California Mart pop up shop had just opened, featuring a lot of the same people who are in the magazine, Beatrice Valenzuela, Altadena Works, Heath Ceramics..
Very excited that this magazine features friends and is connected to an exhibition which has sent several friends out to Tokyo recently. The exihibition DREAMERS is curated by Serena Mitnik-Miller and is at Ron Herman Sendagaya. If you’re in Tokyo go check it out, and if not go out and find a copy of this magazine! So much more good stuff inside, South Willard, General Store, OK, Dosa, Altadena Works, Aya Muto, Heath Ceramics, the Ace Hotel and much more. It makes me so happy to see where I’m from being celebrated and having a creative community come together. I miss California!
“With pushes and pulls of color stains, creased absences, sporadic metallic piles and fades, process is pointing to process here. A texture of addition and subtraction shows how the canvas is something he’s working with rather than on–what kind of interactions occur and those that happen unexpectedly.
Entitled “Something in the Way,” the something is important to consider…in the way of where things may go and come back…in the way of a trance of color fantasies, star clusters, spiral galaxies, rock landscapes, reflection pools…in the way of illusion and in the way of thinking.
A good start on a new year.”
“BLEACHED BLEACHED is a light catalog of images by an individual artist presented monthly on our website and as a downloadable pdf. To bleach = to remove the color, to alter the fiber, to change what was the original.”
Things I’ve had my eye on aside from that entire Raquel Allegra collection.. Cosmic Wonder trench coat, orange mug, triangle socks, Eastpack Kris Van Assche backpack, crazy patterned knit socks, APC army shirt dress, Vanessa Bruno dress, Saskia Diez white wood hair band, A Détacher knit hat, Deyrolle posters book, Carven sweater, Hansel from Basel knit tote, Jane Birken basket, furry hat like this one- preferably fake fur or definitely vintage, a crazy cosby style sweater from MNZ, Loeffler Randall black boots, Araks yellow undergarments, Old Field Farm dark amber maple syrup from this shop.
On the shelves of Olympia le Tan. So many brilliant covers, good books and book clutches that I would love to have! I see we share a love of Totoro and Studio Ghibli too.
I feel on fire lately. Feels good to be back from wherever I was. A good vacation really helps. My friend Alex has this expression about people, things, etc.. being on fire, and I am feeling it. Which is good because there are only a million projects flying my way right now. Started reading Fran Lebowitz’s Metropolitan Life after watching her documentary recently, (finally!) loooved it, add her to the new list of heroes!
Not sure who this amazing images is by.. anyone?
photo by Aitor Saavedra for Macarena Adell thanks Patricia for the image info!
A couple Friday nights ago there was an EPIC celebration of 0fr’s 15 year anniversary, and co-owner Alexandre Thumerelle’s birthday. Set in the beautiful garden of an old mill full of artist’s lofts, with cave-like theaters built into the street overpass that acts as a castle wall to this magical fortress, the night was full of never ending champagne, musical performances, cakes, friends and so much love for this beautiful little bookstore and all the amazing people it’s brought together over the years. With special performances by MAI, Mark Borthwick, Candides, and Two Bunnies in Love, it was such an amazing night!! I can’t wait till the next one! I’m not sure there will be a party that can match this one for quite a while.
Here’s a peek at the beautiful new Mark Borthwick book David gave me as a gift recently. So much inspiration as always but it’s definitely my favorite of his books so far.
I love this book, Firework Studies by Pierre Le Hors! An amazing way to capture such an ephemeral experience.
“firework studies is a book compiling photographs of fireworks in the night sky. by constraining nearly all tonal values to stark blacks and pure whites, the trails, explosions and clouds of debris are reduced to a series of simple repeated formal elements: arced lines, spherical bursts, and randomly dispersed particles. i made no effort to limit digital artifacts resulting from pushing the image files past their conventional range; the resulting noise becomes hard to distinguish from the texture of the fireworks themselves.” -PLH