Saelee Oh at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Friday 29 January 2010

Californian artist Saelee Oh believes everything in the universe is connected, so it’s only natural that this conviction would be the central theme to her current solo-exhibit Infinite Roots. Her stunning work often depicts a harmonious world full of energy. Whimsical narratives are told by horses, octopus and also through female figures. Infinite Roots features multi-medium pieces including paintings, drawings and hand-cut paper. The intricate detail involved with her floral creations astounds me. Catch the exhibit at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery until February 13.

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Zach Paul

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Saturday 23 January 2010

I was immediately taken with the work of California artist Zack Paul. Especially the images created on various bits of driftwood and found natural objects. The most perfect backdrop to his clean, geometric images.

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The Bone Room: an ossified store in Berkeley

The Uncool Hunter Reader Find

By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Travel on Friday 6 November 2009

The owner of the Bone Room had worked in a store that sold reptiles, cobras, and spiders since 1987. Now he’s running his own business where he sells bones of all kinds: from human skulls written with the corresponding natural record to different kinds of animal bones, skulls and even embalmed laboratory rats and dissected insects.

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Topaz Rags

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 6 November 2009

California-based drums-bass-piano trio Topaz Rags may or may not have tumbled out of a desert roadhouse, but their sound evokes the kind of gleefully sinister goings-on you might imagine beneath thrumming bug zappers and a flickering neon glow after the bartender has locked the front door and Bubba has donned his purple cloak.

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Bone Awl

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 14 July 2009

Crusty black metal duo Bone Awl crawled out of their hole in Novato, California to do a nation-wide tour recently and I missed them because I’m a dingleberry. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they had Klaxon label-mates Volahn and Ashdautas in tow, ensuring pure auditory armageddon at every show. I think I need a […]

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Lucky Dragon tables

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Products on Friday 10 July 2009

Lucky Dragon is a collection of limited edition and signed hand-built tables by designer Mike Lee. Like them? So do we. But be prepared to dig deep: prices range from $4800 to $12,200 and the tables can only be viewed at the Chinese Jesus showroom in Venice, California.

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Erin Althea

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Art on Saturday 15 November 2008

I love the bold watercolors of California artist Erin Althea, with their esoteric imagery and experimentation. Yup, I’m just a sucker for the folksy stuff.

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Wired: California uses more gas than China

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 24 July 2008

Wired just published a great article asserting that despite all the uproar over China’s consumption of fossil fuels, the rapidly developing nation still uses less gas than California alone.

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Caleb Neelon

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 16 April 2008

A reminder about the Caleb Neelon Is Working on It solo exhibition of artist, writer and educator, Caleb Neelon, which kicks off at West Hollywood’s Carmichael Gallery on May 10th and runs until June 1st.

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Joe Koller

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 28 March 2008

The work of Californian artist Joe Koller channels his two major influences: surfing and the arts. His inspiration from the ocean is a constant undercurrent in his photographs of nature, urban landscapes, and travel shots. After a few group shows in Southern and Northern California over the past two years, he’ll be launching his first solo show — Adrfit — at San Francisco’s Space Gallery on April 27th.

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Michael Mararian at the Corey Helford Gallery

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 12 March 2008

We’re excited about the upcoming Michael Mararian of M. Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls exhibition of new works — Phobias, Foibles and Fiends — which is opening in July at Culver City, California’s Corey Helford Gallery: ‘The exhibition features an installation of over thirty macabre ink renderings which reflect a humorous, yet intensely personal examination of lost innocence in our modern society, dealing with psychological fears, character flaws, and complexes of the human id.

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Joshua Petker

Julia Hennock Reader Find

By Julia Hennock in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2008

‘Romantic street painting’ or ‘renaissance graffiti’? Joshua Petker spent years as a graffiti artist in California and Europe before painting portraits of ladies. But he hasn’t hung up his hoodie in favour of crustless cucumber sandwiches just yet. His work reeks of punk, with explosions of brash colours and bloody, textured details. And he often […]

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