Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Note to self.

42 Galleries and Exhibit Spaces Participate in Artwalk Culver City on Saturday June 2nd
On Saturday, June 2, 2007 from 12:00 Noon to 8PM, the City of Culver City and LACMA Muse will present the second annual ARTWALK Culver City. This free, self-guided tour of forty-two local art galleries and exhibition spaces is sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment and 89.9 KCRW is the official Public Radio Sponsor. ARTWALK Culver City is intended to introduce a wider audience to the area’s growing art scene which includes twenty-four spaces in Culver City and eighteen spaces along its Los Angeles border. This event will especially celebrate the Culver City Art District, a cluster of galleries exhibiting emerging and established artists, which has formed where Washington and La Cienega Boulevards intersect. There will be special promotions from neighboring restaurants, cafes and bars in the Culver City Art District and Downtown as well as live jazz from 5PM to 8PM performed by the alumni of the Henry Mancini Institute and the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.

Timothy Hull Life Is Only Real When I Am
May 26- June 23, 2007

Taylor De Cordoba gallery

"From May 26 thru June 23, Taylor De Cordoba will present Life is Real Only Then When I Am, a solo show by New York-based artist Timothy Hull. The exhibition consists of paintings, works on paper, a scent and audio, relating to the world surrounding the mystical thinker and orator, G.I. Gurdjieff (1877-1949). The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Saturday May 26th from 6 – 9PM.

Through a wide range of media, Hull explores the dynamics of the cult of personality, the plausibility of esoteric knowledge, notions of orientalism, charismatic icons, diagrams and mysticism. He uses Gurdjieff as a symbol for the incidence of new age gurus and the search for ‘truth’ and ‘reality’ vis-à-vis Eastern knowledge in early Twentieth Century Europe. The work evokes a particular era and feeling, creating new associations either linked to or wholly inconsequential to the subject matter. The title of the exhibition is taken from the title of Gurdjieff’s last book in the ‘All and Everything’ series."

Friday, May 18, 2007


I lied. I said I would attempt to update more periodically, but... nevertheless, here I am again! I've accrued many drafts as I always would start something new, like words just falling out of my mouth, and never being able to end on a good note. So here's the 30th shot of many...

Table Manners T-ShirtsMinale Maeda
While the designer at Minale Maeda does great tableware design (see "lace plates"), I can't help but be enamored with the lace-tablecloth motifs. The T-shirts may be ho-hum worn, but with big macs resting atop them, the pseudo "tablecloth" couldn't be any more upscale.

If you want summer cool, Comme de garcons will give you summer cool. These wallets are AMAZING. I, in fact, have a Comme de garcons wallet (not shown). I purchased mine at Blends in Downtown in the secret store behind the shoe displays. Just feeling the leather, I could tell already this wallet will be lasting me a while. Unless I lose of it course, and I will lose it of course.

You certainly can't have a wallet without a bag. Or can you? Check out the bag below before you answer:]

I just cannot get the colorful sorbet palette out of my mind. Granted, this textile looks a little ancient (and by ancient, I mean 1970's) but there's a wee bit of hippie in me, fine a lot. Can't go wrong with a colorful bag in the summer.

And just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't flash a little bit of shimmer. Just ask people in Miami. They shimmer 24/7.
Tashkent, OTTE, jcole silverOTTE NY
Perfect with your scandalous bathing suit. Or not.

So to ring in the summertime--- enjoy! I'll be back soon, I promise.