Los Angeles is no stranger to art and the surreal, but from October to mid-November, the city was treated to one of the most eye-catching installations in recent memory. Husband and wife artist duo Dabs Myla, famous for their Golden Age illustration aesthetics and whimsical design projects, collaborated with the Modernica Factory, a manufacturer / design collective dedicated to North American Modernist design. The installation was Before and Further, a 2-story household festooned with custom-made furniture, illustrated wallpaper, and recreational doodads, all aiming to establish a cartoon wonderland in the midst of Los Angeles.
Innumerable ingredients go into a memorable trip. Sometimes, terror is one of them. For a truly creepy travel spot to remember, look no further than the Shikoku valleys of Japan. There sits the village of Nagoro, where all the inhabitants are slowly being replaced by life-sized scarecrows. […]
Spring is here! It’s time to throw off the gloom and reserve of winter and see the beauty the season has to offer. Whether you’re looking for beautiful floral blooms or countryside villages, we’ve got all you need to start planning your spring travel season. […]
Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel came to Los Angeles this past weekend, proving the city’s love for all art–highbrow, lowbrow, and everything in between. Invited artists included both established names and some more surprising personalities (Daryl from Walking Dead?), with all works centered around one theme: cats. Cats. And More Cats. […]
March 14th saw the 115th birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, widely recognized as origami’s one and only grandmaster. Yoshizawa was responsible for innovative techniques that brought unparalleled realism to the craft, and for the standard diagram notation that you see in instructional booklets today. […]
Given that we’re living on the only green planet in the known universe, there’s something patently ridiculous about visiting a desert, so why do it? Because there are miracles there, miracles like Salvation Mountain, the man-made shrine of the Colorado Desert.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we compiled a list of five women explorers who made travel and exploration their business, regardless of resources, social taboos, or experience. This is for the ladies, and for anyone who ever made an excuse not to travel–it can always be done. […]
It’s not often that the sweet tooth bites back, but that’s the premise behind the LA art installation Break Bread. Until mid-March, the Think Tank gallery space will host the installation’s fanged cake sculptures, urban memorial shrines, and more. Collectively, the pieces speak barbed volumes regarding consumerism, artifice, and the primitive urges that drive them. […]
The first step is to admit it: you hate vegetables. The second step is to realize: vegetables can be mouthwatering on their own. And if you don’t agree, we’ve got a culinary gimmick or two to get your chard tasting like rib roast.. There’s absolutely no shame in a little trickery, especially if it’s your health on the line! […]