Archive for category: Art in America

The Lost Art of the Ashtray

The Lost Art of the Ashtray

I was asked by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon to contribute an essay for their current exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.

Francesca DiMattio: Modern Art

Francesca DiMattio: Modern Art

Based in NYC artist Francesca DiMattio, wears two braids that she weaves with scarves and ties at the back of her head

Quick Spin Through Metropolis II

Quick Spin Through Metropolis II

It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a big Chris Burden fan. So of course I’ve been breathlessly awaiting the unveiling of his newest sculpture

Listening to Los Angeles

Listening to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a noisy place. But have you ever stopped and listened to it, picking apart all the sounds that create this perpetual cacophony we call home?

The Payoff

The Payoff

There has been a lot of ink (pixels?) spilled lately on this idea that we’re so obsessed with Tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming the important moments of our lives

310 vs 213

310 vs 213

You might know that I am the co-host of an event series called design east of La Brea, or de LaB. We like to feature designers, architects, artists and various other urban instigators

Ice Cube Loves LA

Ice Cube Loves LA

I once thought of myself as a special kind of cheerleader for Los Angeles, an eloquent advocate for its evasive beauty.

Coffee Table Must-Have

Coffee Table Must-Have

If you’re looking for a great holiday gift for your designophile friend (everyone’s got at least one, right?)