"Economist Joel Waldfogel says giving gifts people don't want isn't just bad for the recipients, it's bad for the economy. According to his research, billions of dollars are wasted each year because of holiday shopping."
"There is one market that still seems relatively strong. It's the market for Andy Warhol paintings. The late pop artist once said, making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. Warhol knew something about that. A painting he made of 200 $1 bills recently sold for $44 million. It's one of the highest prices ever paid for one of his works."
"I believe the children are our future, Teach them well and let them lead the way, Show them all the beauty they possess inside, Give them a sense of pride to make it easier, Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be."
Along with Claus Freyinger, Andrew Holder has been co-principal at the Los Angeles Design Group (LADG) in Hollywood, California since 2007. The LADG is a firm specializing in contemporary design at all scales, with particular expertise in a materialist approach to design problems, exploiting the properties of pragmatic building materials to create environments and objects that are tailored to generate a specific sensory experience.
I'm really digging artist Christopher Bettig's new print, "Paris". It reminds me of the homes across the square from the Centre Pompidou -- homes I have spent a lot of time daydreaming about. Mr. Mountain Label created the neighborhood by drawing and scanning different buildings he saw from his last trip there. The one color print, "Paris" is 18 x 24 inches and is limited to 50 signed screen printed works. Act now if you likey, the original print in dark blue sold out quickly.
I am thankful you come here every day and pay this little piece of the internets some attention. Thanks for the kind words -- they really keep me going.
I am thankful for my good health and fortune and mostly for my amazing family and friends. Thanks to Silvio who reminds me that we live a fulfilling and fortunate life and thanks to our newborn Lulu for showing us what love can be.
Big ups to self-proclaimed "backpack hip hop designer of the 21st century" and creative director Kevin Lyons, whom I had the distinct pleasure of working with at Tokion way back when! And I mean waaaaay back...
Thanks to Jen Bekman, I discovered Sarah Utter's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" letterpress mini-poster and immediately ordered it as a housewarming present for friends back east.
Exploring the lyrics that influenced her growing up, Utter prints the words to Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" which was later covered by Saint Etienne in 1991 (this is the version that impacted my dorm life).
Join us for a ‘tactical demonstration’ and sneak preview concert of some of the wild experiments Emily Lacy has been conducting over the last 6 weeks, in preparation for her December/January residency at LACMA entitled ‘Temples of the Mind’, including a burgeoning context for musical collaboration called Ecce. In ‘Temples of the Mind’, tape loops, digital loops, amplifiers, and larger questions of temporality, are all engaged via human and electronic echoes, and investigations of the broader idea of “signal”.
Gary Baseman will be hosting Friday’s event to introduce his new collection of tinplate prints, made from his 2006 Limited Edition Artist Series tins. All prints are signed by the artist and numbered, and are available exclusively through Hint Mint. They will be on view at Hint Mint House until Dec. 31st.
Guests will be given art supplies to sketch a life-sized cast of Baseman characters and live models. And of course, there will be an open bar provided by Blue Ice Vodka and Izze Soda to help you get your creative juices flowing!
Back in 2006 the conquest-of-Florida-themed band Ponce De Leon (John P. Hogan, Greg McKenna, and Dave Reich) decided the appropriate showcase for their latest batch of material would be a rock musical to be written and directed by John and to be performed by Hogan, the band, and some friends. This musical, entitled The Island of Florida: A Foundation Myth, would be performed at CalArts as Hogan’s thesis project for his master’s degree, and a little later at the Velaslavasay Panorama Theater. In the years since, perfectionism, attention deficits, the ebb and flow of life, torpor, and a total absence of financial capital meant that the soundtrack to this work of unequivocal genius laid incomplete for years, but now, as if Brian Wilson, Axl Rose, Samuel Beckett, Stephen Sondheim, and Freddie Mercury had an orgy and made a baby out of steroids and cement, the extremely strong and powerful soundtrack is complete and ready to be distributed in some kind of listenable format (TBA).