I had lunch with inspirational, super-friendly, culture journalist Daniel Rolnik. We scarfed down Swingers-burgers between mouthfuls of art and rock talk. This photo is an accurate representation of how charming and fun he is. I hope you are lucky enough to hear, "Hi, I'm Daniel" someday too!
After a short summer break, we’re dusting off the keyboard and getting back in the mix with the launch of GOOD Maker in Los Angeles.
GOOD Maker is GOOD’s new platform for supporting cool people doing cool stuff. In short, GOOD (and/or a partner) puts up some money, you submit a project that needs funding, and the community votes for the winner.
Together with our friends at EPIP L.A., we're excited to announce the GOOD L.A. Fund—$2,500 to the L.A.-based initiative that the GOOD community decides is most deserving.
If you’re working on—or are a fan of—a project that is good for our city and needs funding, submit below, shout it from the social rooftops, and get some cash to move things forward.
Submit an awesome L.A. project here
And don't forget to tell us what you think! Email: email@example.com.
I can't believe we've been hosting our summer kick off barbecue for nine years now! But there you have it. Nine years of post-E3 fun. The crowd has changed from electronic entertainment industry folks-only to a big ass party for our creative cabal.
Thanks to Toby and Michael for hosting our party for the third year in a row. Thanks to Kiino and Matt for hooking us up with tunes. And thanks to all our friends that made the day fun and special. We are looking forward to the 10 year anniversary party, next year! See you then.
Elle Decor profiled musician John Mayer's Manhattan home. And it's a yawn. Following is their description of what you see above:
In the living area, the sofa, armchairs, lamps, cocktail table, and handknotted silk rug are all by Armani/Casa; the stool, made of woven water hyacinth, is from Apartment 48, and the velvet pillows are from ABC Carpet & Home.
OMFG... how boring! How can a young guy like John have the taste of a 72 year old Japanese woman? I'm not saying his home is ugly. It just doesn't fly for a young rock star's apartment. Someone's been living in hotel rooms for too long (this is a favored aesthetic of the MTV Cribs set). Nice guitar but it's hard to believe it rests there all the time. Really?!
Am I the only person who caught the solo interesting piece in the room?! Hello, editors! Thanks for the obvious shout out to Andy Warhol in the bedroom, but like, there's a kick ass Ryan McGinness piece hanging on the wall and it's getting no love from you decorator zombies. John, whomever picked up that piece for you should've decorated the rest of your home.
Dwell on Design at the Los Angeles Convention Center is this weekend, June 26-28! And it's going to be a jam-packed weekend of design, architecture, green activities, fun, and food! Following are some of this weekend's highlights:
There will be a Mobile Restaurant Row with tacos, BBQ, hot dogs, shaved ice, and architectural ice cream sandwiches by Coolhaus. Are you good with sweet treats and tasty names? If so, enter the contest to invent their next flavor!
If you are interested in attending Saturday night's Movie Night, I have one pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. The tickets will get you into the movie and gain you entrance to dinner, but you'll still have to pay for your own food. Enter by leaving a comment telling us what neighborhood you live in. Remember to enter your email address. A randomly selected winner will be notified by Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PST. If you want to guarantee entrance, purchase a ticket with a special discount code for HOC readers:
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Conference Plus (3 Day Pass) from $49 with this special code: DWELL976Y
The Journal of Popular Noise
Vol. 1 Fall/Winter 2008, Issues 10-12
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Journal of Popular Noise, Vol. 1 issues 10-12. Based in Brooklyn, New York, The Journal of Popular Noise is a semi-annual audio magazine featuring experimental music and sound art. The journal is beautifully designed and packaged in a letter-pressed clamshell casing that unfolds to reveal three 45-rpm records, each featuring a different artist—each record is considered a different issue of the magazine. These particular issues feature the work of Climax Golden Twins, PWRFL Power, and Linda and Ron’s Dad. The launch will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2008, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Street, New York City.
Visual communicator Peter Saville probably better expresses what he's thinking through his work than words.
Arkitip No. 0049 will be a virtual catalog of Peter’s work including essays from Saville’s colleagues throughout his career. It will also include two original prints from the designer. The prints will be 12 x 12 In. on 100 lb. archival stock and will sit on top of the magazine inside a custom designed box carefully encasing the magazine and prints.
Available November 20, 2009. Don't miss it, subscribe today.