Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ellsworth Kelly and Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Left: Maryam Nassir Zadeh FW 2015

Right: Elsworth Kelly, Orange Relief with Green

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Reading Los Angeles in the original

This Third Los Angeles series has me revisiting classics and in the midst of my revisiting I discovered an edition of Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies that I need to own. Ahhhh and so this post has some sort of substance, here's "Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles," a 1972 BBC documentary:

Also! a wholly depressing illustration from Four Ecologies - a partial map of the Pacific Electric railroad line in 1920 (worth enlarging):

These Groupon emails are getting out of control

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Shots: a series

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shiro Kuramata & his chairs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Strictly Platonic, W4C

Why is it so hard for me to find a cookie like this? All I ever want is a hard ass, pale ass cookie with sugar sprinkled on it, no icing, no chocolate chips, none of that bullshit. If you have any leads PLEASE EMAIL ME I'M DESPERATE

Only built for internet linx

Not The Onion (Totally The Onion)

  1. A recent report revealed that the number of black men, women, and children lynched in the South between 1877 and 1950 was at least 700 more than previously thought, bringing the number to 3,959 victims. The New York Times reported on this, and, somehow, failed to mention that those doing the lynching were - wait for it - white. Why do we keep coddling white people? As Jenee Desmond-Harris reports on Vox, "this sort of oversight has also been interpreted as going hand-in-hand with a widespread reluctance to see white supremacy (versus individual racist acts by bad people) as a driving force in America's history, or a contributor the country's present racial inequality." Let's do better. 
  2. Here's a weird ass article about Bobby Shmurda and his (former?) attorney from The New Yorker.
  3. Forever 21 is being sued by Adobe for pirating Photoshop and I'm loling forever 
  4. Occidental College and Christopher Hawthorne - Los Angeles Times architecture critic and Oxy professor, just FYI - are presenting Third Los Angeles, a series of talks concerning Los Angeles' future and past development and it starts tomorrow. Go to all of them! I'll be there! 
  5. BART is still fuckin' up 
  6. The Hollyhock House is reopening! It's gonna be open for 24 hours straight starting Friday, February 13th at 4pm. I'm trying to plan a post-turn up trip but I can't decide if I want to get Fatburger before or after. 
  7. California prosecutors are lying and being generally sus all over the place and judges aren't doing anything about it. The only thing I really have to contribute to this is a deep sigh. 
  8. Affective labor is something that I wish was part of the conversation more often. It is what I personally have found to be the most exhausting part of working in a retail environment. As Bryce Covert reports in this article about McDonalds' "Pay wth Lovin'" campaign (gag), "ordering a sandwich is now supposed to be a delightful experience, and of course a low-wage clerk is at work for something other than a paycheck. This is what’s pernicious about emotional labor: it requires poorly paid people to slather a smile onto their face and cover up the real conditions under which they labor." And because I'm a PDF hoarder, here's Michael Hardt's original paper on affective/immaterial labor and Kathi' Weeks' "Life Within and Against Work: Affective Labor, Feminist Critique, and Post-Fordist Politics." 
  9. The Metro Red Line is hosting speed dating events on train cars Friday, February 13th from 11 am to 1:30 pm. I am totally for this for some reason. 
  10. Wu-Tang Chicken??? Can someone explain this tweet to me?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ferragamo in public

Read the Autobiography of Malcolm X. If u've already read it, read it again, fuck it. Flip thru the Koran, find a random passage and write it down. Think about what u wrote down the whole month. Like Taurus, u should listen to some Gangsta Boo. Stay charismatic, diplomatic and attentive. Focus on work. Not ur job, per se, but work that is meaningful to u. Light a white candle on the full moon and burn some palo santo, sage or sandalwood. Stay hydrated.
Kool A.D. is so wise. I also took his Leo advice which was to listen to "Finessin" by Future one more time and it was super helpful.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The best headline, the only headline

Monday, February 2, 2015

Neals Niat

A short interview with the artist at African Digital Art.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf,  Ntozake Shange, Shameless Hussy Press, San Lorenzo, California, 1976. 



Tata Naka SS 2015

Tata Naka is one of my favorite labels right now. Come summer, the look is sipping a tropical drink in this while smelling like Monoi oil.

Ettore Sottsass, 1985

I know the Memphis Group is having a big moment right now (and rightfully so!) but mi nah care - I woke up this morning thinking about Ettore Sottsass' sculpture.

Guy de Cointet

Maira Gall