Lots of holiday shopping is happening right now. For a great way to give someone something unique, useful and meaningful check out The Ecology Center’s Tools for Change General store online here. Or visit the center for even more goods! It’s really a magical place full of people doing inspiring great things, plus all the proceeds from your shopping go directly to funding their amazing educational programing. One of my favorite items that I never travel without is this set. They also offer workshops that are another way to give (easily accessible by train from LA), check out the calendar here.
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There is a really great exhibition of work by graphic designer Irma Boom at the Netherlands Institute in Paris right now until Dec 15th. Sadly the institute is closing at the end of the year, and I just found out about it!
The exhibition shows a multitude of different books designed by Boom, from Shelia Hicks Weaving as Metaphor (which I finally picked up in the shop), to Chanel books with crazy packaging and embossing, to museum catalogs and more! Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Paris and love books or design.
If you haven’t already been to visit the amazing shops that are part of ARTS RE STORE LA in Westwood, go check them out before they’re gone!
The UCLA Hammer museum received a $100,000 grant to create Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood, a project that is currently taking over multiple empty storefronts in Westwood and filling them with pop-up shops currated by LA artisans.
Featuring an incredible line up of people who make up an amazing community of creators in LA right now, there are multiple shops full of so many good things to buy and see, from Iko Iko, Dosa, Weltenbuerger & Ermie, Bookstand, Heather Levine, and so many more! There are even concerts and workshops happening here throughout the month so take advantage of this rare moment to participate in a really amazing project, which will hopefully encourage more things like this to happen throughout the city. Up until November 24th.
Friend and artist Keren Richter recently opened a pop-up shop with art director Gabriel Kuo in Berlin called Rats. Filled with things you won’t normally find in Berlin, Rats is mostly stocked with items from New York, and named after it’s unofficial mascot. Items from a few other cities are included as well (including Paris!) A selection of my necklaces are stocked here for the month. Wish I could be there to see it in person. Check it out if you’re in Berlin this month, it looks amazing!
RATS Torstrasse 68, Berlin Up till August 24th.
Heather Levine wall hanging, Ben Medansky ceramic bowl, Raquel Allegra dress, Jesse Kamm cream Moon tote, Cécile Daladier vase, Assembly x Neji Commu watch, APC bag, Miansai cuff, bags from UGUiSU shop, Cosmic Wonder Light Source Diamond Equinox catalog, MMM boots, Eatable of Many Orders bag, Earth Tu Face products, Buena Vista baseball cap, Raquel Allegra sweatshirt, A Détacher shoes, Illuminance by Rinko Kawauchi, Études hat, Lahssan X Faconnable Striped trench, more Ben Medansky ceramics, Raquel Allegra striped top, LHOOQ bra, RA tie dye leggings, David Hockney book, new running shoes, paper boxes by Marbré Harikabo.
The wonderful Rachel over at Herb Lester sent me a few of their city maps. I already own a few I love the one for Amsterdam and Paris, it’s where I discovered the amazing super old paper store in Amsterdam, and how I found the place to buy new blue French worker jackets in Paris.
These handy little guides are so useful, colorful and compact enough to travel with. They have since made two more for Paris, and added many more cities. If you’re heading anywhere soon, these guides have nice unusual tips for exploring new places.
If you’re in Paris tomorrow night please come to the opening of Rosemarie Auberson’s show at 0fr! She will be showing new work and we will be celebrating the release of her beautiful book published by 0fr, along with the birthday of 0fr co-owner Alex Thumerelle. There will also be a textile installation by me, ceramics by Makoto Orui, and a performance by Marc Desse. The catalog is available at 0fr and there are only 100 copies so get there soon!
**The book is now also available on Rosemarie’s site here!
Picked up this beautiful book, Spring, 2011 while waiting for brunch at Le Bal recently. Incredibly moving photos by photographer Seji Kumagai.
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!