All of my love has lately been going to zines. I started one in December and saw such a great response I did another! This was followed by zine fests & selling at shows..it’s been a whirlwind! Here are some images & a link to the zine blog to check it out!
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I love caves. Something about them just makes me feel like a child. The combination of mystery & romance is something that gets me every time. Brice Bischof has gone to the Bronson Caves in Griffith Park ( Los Angeles ) & turned these rather bland & sun-drenched rocks into something more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
Is it smoke? Lights? Fabric? I wouldn’t want to ruin the mystery for you.
While having some girl time at my friend Natalie’s house the other day, I noticed her neighbors installing something. She informed me that the neighbor had gotten a bookshelf and wanted to make a little free library for the entire complex. What a great idea!!! We are so lucky in Southern California to never have to really deal with intense weather conditions, so that these sort of things can actually exist.
The following weeks, I started to notice little outdoor libraries with FREE LITTLE LIBRARY signs all over town. One in Los Feliz, another in Silverlake. They took on the shapes of bookshelves, curio cabinets & even an old trunk.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a kindle & iPad. They are fast, convenient and most of all green. But there is something to the romance of a book. Some of my favorite books I bought at a used store, found on a boardwalk in NJ one summer, was lent by a friend. These are books that have a memory attached to them.
Learn more about where to find one of these charming exchanges near you, or even better how to start your own, by visiting the Little Free Library website.
I’m going to start researching right now to find a way to bring this to my hood!
Charlotte Caron has been getting a lot of attention on blogs lately for her animal/human hybrid face paintings. I’m loving them!
Delicate & street art are not normally terms that you hear together. However, MADEMOISELLE MAURICE has somehow made the two work beautifully. Like a origami rainbow exploding from the dark old buildings around Paris, I imagine lovers strolling down a street & smiling when they see her work.
I only hope it’s still blooming around the city when I visit this summer.
I recently came across the work of James Nizam and am completely blown away by his new work using light & architecture. Using black and white photography, he turns dark rooms into “light sculptures”. It’s a new take on the idea of a Camera Obscura and I’m really digging it. Simple & Beautiful.
Currently in love with Anna Garforth, an amazing typographer and environmental artist. The eco-graffiti trend has been on the rise, and this UK based artist is making some of the most beautiful work out there.
I’m a total nerd for branding.
My love of things neatly arranged is brought to new levels by the artist Giuseppe Randazzo.
His work titled “Stone Fields” is a series of algorithmic works. He uses algorithms to create the structure of the stones and to sort them by size according to an underlying pattern. Some of my favorites are below:
Maricor Maricar describes themselves as Designers, Illustrators, animators & makers of things assorted.
I would describe them as unlike any collective I’ve ever seen before.