Photography done by the wonderful Liesel PlambeckRachel Surnow, Chris Cherrie, and Amy Woo are fresh thinkers and makers. Designing exclusive wearable art, these friends created a for-profit organization that donates 25% of every sale to charity. Respectively conscious of the environment, upcycling and enforcing free trade.

Photography done by the wonderful Liesel Plambeck

Rachel Surnow, Chris Cherrie, and Amy Woo are fresh thinkers and makers. Designing exclusive wearable art, these friends created a for-profit organization that donates 25% of every sale to charity. Respectively conscious of the environment, upcycling and enforcing free trade.





Stripes Orange & Blue

Stripes Orange & Blue


Two new shirts :)

Two new shirts :)


Originally opened in 1972 and called The Cantina, what is now Pappy & Harriet’s was once an outlaw biker burrito bar. Set right at the entrance to Pioneertown (a proper 1940’s – 50’s old west movie set created by the likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers), Pappy’s is now a swingin’ bar known for its mesquite BBQ and live music. On any given night you can catch national acts like Rufus Wainwright, local faves Gram Rabbit, or you may even find Robert Plant sitting in with the Thrift Store All Stars.
by Stacy Conde

Originally opened in 1972 and called The Cantina, what is now Pappy & Harriet’s was once an outlaw biker burrito bar. Set right at the entrance to Pioneertown (a proper 1940’s – 50’s old west movie set created by the likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers), Pappy’s is now a swingin’ bar known for its mesquite BBQ and live music. On any given night you can catch national acts like Rufus Wainwright, local faves Gram Rabbit, or you may even find Robert Plant sitting in with the Thrift Store All Stars.

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Picasso once said that all children are artists, and in that vein, New York artist Judith Braun keeps the youthful spirit alive, albeit with an adult’s sophisticated edge. In her large-scale finger drawings she creates wall-sized abstractions and nature scenes by dipping her fingers in charcoal powder and drawing directly on walls. Her latest mural, “Diamond Dust”, at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, is a 50-foot pastoral scene that took a week to create in front of a live audience.

"Diamond Dust" marks the largest site-specific project of Braun’s career, which began in the 1980s with realistic figure paintings and Xerox art that explored sexism, racism and feminism. The controversial pieces attracted criticism, especially her piece depicting a dead, naked angel hanging upside-down from an altar. After a hiatus she spent isolated in her studio, Braun returned to the art world with finger art.

Started in 2003, Braun’s current ongoing drawing project, the “Symmetrical Procedures”, is constrained a set of four rules: Abstraction, Bilateral Symmetry, Square Format, and Graphite."Abstraction keeps the images free to be anything, while the symmetry resolves that fluidity into something, like liquid energy crystallizing," Braun explains on her website. “The crystal metaphor is also reflected in the carbon medium of graphite that, under heat and pressure, becomes a diamond. Working within constraints prompts a proliferation of possibilities that self organize into groups and subgroups, from which I then choose some to render carefully by hand.”

More recently, “Fingerings” continue her use of carbon dust to draw directly on walls using both hands, allowing the inherent symmetry of the body to manifest. “Diamond Dust" is on view through October 2012 at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

by Nestor Bailly


Sculptor Mauro Perucchetti blends pop and minimalism with a touch of sarcastic wit to help generate some truly exquisite sculptures. I would imagine a personal viewing of his exhibitions would be a memorable experience.

Sculptor Mauro Perucchetti blends pop and minimalism with a touch of sarcastic wit to help generate some truly exquisite sculptures. I would imagine a personal viewing of his exhibitions would be a memorable experience.


Josh Beech shot by Marco Falcetta and styled by Manos Samartzis for the June 2012 issue of Homme Style.


Bahamas live tonight  in Old Pasadena - for free as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights 2012.