Last Weekend was the 11th annual F*ck Yeah Fest in Los Angeles. In the middle of a heatwave, nearly 40,000 people gathered at L.A Memorial Sports Arena and Exposition Park to see Morrissey, Kanye, Purity Ring, Cold Cave and many more. We had such an awesome time catching our favorite babe Solange while sitting under a tree, chomping on fried snacks. We lost our minds at FKA Twigs, and met so many babes with rad style. What were your favorite FYF moments or looks? @space15twenty #UOonyou #UOaroundyou
John Foster is a design object artist based in Minneapolis, MN. He works with various materials such as quartz, acrylics, glass, gold, and glitter. He’s a wizard at creating substrates which are cut into multidimensional tiles that are then polished, and welded together to create dreamy objects. Our favorite is his hand-crafted interstellar-sparkle table (recently commissioned by producer and DJ; ZEDD). John describes his art as experimental. “The objects I make bring the viewer into the moment, with visceral gasps and heart skipping opulence. The colors are rich, the sunlit moments are priceless.” he say's. John draws inspiration for his art from his love of music, and constantly seeking patterns. “Sounds are some of the most beautiful shapes you can't see, but feel.” he say’s. Currently, John is working on accessory design in addition to his objects. A preview is live on his site. Below are some of our faves.
Images provided by John Foster
When we found out that local DJ and Model Keith Wilson opened his own boutique in DTLA, we could not be any more excited. Keith is the man behind Ledisko productions, a local night-life event company in LA. Since 2001, Ledisko has helped launch artist such as She Wants Revenge, Shiny Toy Guns, Skrillex, Banks and many more. Last fall he opened NO SEASON. It is not only a clothing boutique, but a lifestyle project. It’s expression of culture and lifestyle sets NO SEASON apart from other boutiques (in our opinion). At NO SEASON each item is selected personally by the likes of Keith and his sister Emily. There you can find designs from London, Australia and Los Angeles. Check out the store next time you’re downtown (noseasonlosangeles.com if you don’t live in the area) and to catch Keith’s next event visit Ledisko.com.
Sarah Owen is the Youth Editor for WGSN an international trend forecasting company. She resides in NYC and travels the world hunting for upcoming trends. As a fashion forecaster she predicts the colors, fabrics and styles that will be presented on the runway and in stores for the upcoming seasons. While in Los Angeles, I sat down with her and jumped into her fascinating world.
Tell me a little about what you do…
I am a painter and an interdisciplinary artist. Every day i work with mediums including painting, drawing, writing, photography, textile and publishing . I also run the online shop project Bonjour Supermarket (www.bonjoursupermarket.com), for which i design and produce exclusive textile pieces. I recently had a solo show and positive participative piece in Tokyo and some of my artworks are part of a current group show at the Brunei Gallery in London. I also happen to sometime be working as a consultant and art director.
You have an incredible eye for beautiful things. What inspires your aesthetic?
Thank you very much for the compliment!
Mostly my journeys, i love traveling. I am fascinated and fond of learning about traditional objects, textiles and art, i believe these also inspire my aesthetic. Simple, Quality, Elegant and Fun, i would say those are the four by which I go.
What are five things you cannot live without?
I wouldn't say live without but just five objects i like having with me:
-An old photobooth of my father and myself
-A Mala my fiancé Jatinder gave me when we met
-The book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
-The parfum Scent One: Hinoki by Monocle and x Comme des Garcons
-A little straw purse given by my grand mother, she herself got it from a trusted friend before she passed away.See more after the jump!
Shine up your fixie and join us for a summer session of Pedal Fest TOMORROW!
All of the details and rsvp HERE.
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Reckin Crew's head honcho Cedric Grandberry Jr. is taking a new step of his own as a business man and creative director.
My friend, Nia Aziz and I had the pleasure of getting to know Cedric and how he runs his own clothing line, Reckin Crew. Considered more than just an Odd Future kid, Cedric has big plans as an artist.
Full interview below...