So I'm beginning to wonder, who's the hipster consultant to the hit teen drama, Gossip Girl? 'Cause in the past couple of weeks, I've seen Serena van der Woodsen's mom hang art by Ryan McGinley in her house. BAPE got a shout out. And now this? Not that curator, film director, artist, and writer Aaron Rose is a nobody (he's well known for all things "Beautiful Loser"), but like, he's somebody very important to a very niche audience. And sure that audience is growing but for Aaron's name to appear in primetime, almost gave me whiplash. I did a double-take. Paused my DVR, rewound and rewatched. Aaron Rose as Serena's love interest-artist was unexpected. It was like that moment in watching "Lost In Translation" when I realized everyone in the flick was a friend of Sofia's (Hiromix, Nao from B's, Hiroshi Fujiwara, etc.). I knew who those people were. But the masses watching the movie would never know and this Gossip Girl incident is déjà vu. It's like graffiti -- the writing on the wall. Someone's saying something and I can actually decipher it. This time, I'm curious to know who or how someone not of the Manhattan downtown ilk could put it all together. So, am I crazy? Anyone else notice? Have they hired a hipster insider? Interested in seeing who gets a peep next.
It's safe to say that we love cheese. And we consume a lot of it. See those people inspecting the cheese wall? The ones tirelessly picking up cheese, sniffing and squeezing? That's us. I'm certain at least 20% of every grocery bill is happily paid to the fromage makers of the world.
I only wish I had a container to protect and keep our cheese at room temperature. That's why, I am totally coveting these two cheese domes from the carefully curated Japanese shop, Tortoise. Unfortunately they're both sold out so I'll just have to wait until next Spring to display my favorite pungent blues or creamy Camemberts. Even empty, these cheese domes would be an awesome addition to any kitchen counter.
2100 North Main Street, Unit A10
Los Angeles, CA 90031
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admission is free and so is parking.
The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art colony. Each artwalk, over 100 resident artists participate.During this event, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artworks directly from the artists at studio prices. Come support LA's finest artists, take homesome great works and and dine at the on-site restaurant.
Caroline, the mother of my godson, Quentin, celebrated her birthday with friends and visiting family from France. She prepared a Michelin-worthy meal consisting of choucroute and sausages, serving her mother-in-law's Île flotante as the mouthwatering dessert. It's such a treat to get to eat a home cooked meal. I only wish we could do it more often!
WEDNESDAY 29TH OCT - SATURDAY 29TH NOV 2008 PRIVATE VIEW - Thursday 30th Oct
From the exterior there are few clues to the contents of Self Storage, David Ersser's second exhibition at SEVENTEEN, as the windows are barred and the main space is sealed off by a half lowered roller shutter that bisects the gallery. This barrier marks the boundary of the exhibition, the shutter obscuring the collected objects, placed into stasis in a lock-up storage behind it.
Within the simple constraints of a glass globe, the captivating images in Travelers (Aperture) conjure up entire sequences of imaginary worlds and events. Coinciding with the publication of the artists’ first monograph, Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz will discuss their collaborative process of creating mesmerizing miniature snowbound environments and then recording them in chilly color photographs. At first glance playful, closer observation of the work reveals darker narratives rife with anxiety and uncertainty.
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
between 10th & 11th avenues
New York, New York