I came across We Were Promised Jetpacks a couple years ago on satellite radio when I was driving from New York to Los Angeles with a friend. I grabbed the album (These Four Walls) when I got home and I’ve been hooked ever since. I can listen to their song, Keeping Warm [listen below], on a loop all day.
A year ago you could happily find me here, writing for Lost At E Minor, and cooking away in Los Angeles restaurant kitchens. A year later, I’ve launched Sqirl (for the old saying ‘Squirreling Things Away’), a preservation company dedicated to jams, jellies, and marmalades made from certified organic seasonal fruit no more than 200 miles from Sqirl’s commercial kitchen.
This new series of alternative sculptures by Brendan Lott uses the wall as part of the ‘canvas’, so if you were to buy one of his pieces, he would have to recreate it on the actual wall in your home.
Kitchen 24 is one of the neatest places to dine in the Los Angeles district. Not only is the food unbelievably tasty, but it’s open 24/7, making it the perfect place to eat that Mediterranean tofu omelette you’re craving at 4pm when you wake up from a long night out. I strongly recommend the chamomile […]
Directed by Matt Wells and shot in Los Angeles, this video for the Rafter song No Fucking Around is awesome. Why? Err, well, start with the rather unorthodox casting and go from there.
Polluted, overrun, and over-trafficked. And that’s just the back streets of Los Angeles. Our friends over at Wild Ammo have published a collection of photos that anwer the inpenetrable question: ‘what if everyone suddenly disappeared from the city? It would look quite deserted, and even eerie’. Indeed.
Do you know the feeling when you come across a painting or a photo and it really gets to you somehow in a very straightforward kind of way? That’s how I feel when I look at Brooke Shaden’s work.
Wild little bees in Los Angeles are buzzing around their local turf gathering from what happens to be in bloom making each batch of Feral Honey to have its own unique flavor. Russell Bates and Amy Seidenwurm sided with Mother Nature and natural selection allowing the bees to do their own thing, resulting in resillient, […]
It may be because I am currently hanging out in the bedlam known as Los Angeles, but I find this video by El Guincho for his song Bombay to be rather titillating beyond the fact that there are no small number of, er, tits shown in it.
Test Kitchen is just the place for those who dream about being the personal guinea pigs for famous chefs. This new LA hotspot offers a quasi-permanent pop-up experience with gastronomic genius circulating through on a regular basis.
Jesus Lizard was one of my favorite bands in the ’90s. David Yow’s art is strangely much cleaner and more nuanced than his singing and stage demeanor, despite the crass humor and cartoon dicks. His first solo art show at the DIY Gallery in LA has been generating quite a buzz lately.
Particularly fixated on rocks and geology, Los Angeles-based artist Marissa Textor specializes in photorealistic graphite drawings of landscapes, mountains, and other natural scenes that are often imbued with a sense of dread.