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.
The body of work of French painter and interdisciplinary artist Johanna Tagada is intertwined with the notion of happiness and feelings of wellness.
Tagada attempts for the viewers of her work to feel less anxious and more serene. In her paintings and through her entire practice, with the use of soft colours and shapes she hopes to relax her audience. The artist derives most of her inspiration from daily life and experiences. Her artworks, often semi autobiographical and related to feelings are described as poetic and delicate. To create a dialogue with the viewer is a position Johanna adopts in several of her works.
Utrecht Now idea, Tokyo, July 2014, Tagada first initiates Épistolaire Imaginaire an installation piece, in which she invites visitors and friends to leave a written note of a simple moment of happiness in one of the pale pink notebooks she hand-made, as part of the installation. The audience is given the task to write (anonymously or not, in any language or form) a short memory of a moment of simple happiness. In exchange of this note, each participant can take home a folded letter written by Tagada herself. The letters are positive, encouraging, simple yet powerful. Though the time frame of the exhibitions the letters part of the installation decrease, just as flower petals taken away by a breeze.
Épistolaire Imaginaire is thought as a travelling installation questioning simple happiness.
Abbot Kinney in Venice is a great place to go get lost. It is block after block of street art, eclectic shopping, and good ole' California vibes. You can find a good pair of cut-off shorts on a adorned front yard, air plants sold from a renovated shipping container, and a psychic eager to tell you about the future. When the temperature rises you can cool off with a watermelon-raspberry lemonade, and hide inside a tiny house filled with Vinyl records. On Abbot Kinney, California is truly alive.
Hello there! New lifestyle and art blogger for Space15Twenty here. My name is Krystabell, I live in Los Angeles, I love iced-lattes, going to the beach and going to art shows (the usual). Together we will discover art, design, and all things rad. For now, take a peek into my new apartment. It's a combo of "I HAVE to buy this" art pieces, plants and my fiance's "I can't get rid of this" vinyl's. Currently on my walls; art by Chicago's; Laura Berger, LA's very own; Noah Sturm and a vinyl of queen B's "Bootylicious".
"I don't think you ready for this jelly."
"Trust in the You of Now"
Installation and Photographs by Lani Trock
Friday April 17th
6PM - 9PM
Complimentary Cocktails Provided
1520 N.Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles 90028
When we first featured photographer Veronica Sanchis Bencomo on the blog, we loved seeing her collection Thirty Sundays around London.
Now Veronica has moved to New York and has started her Thirty Sundays project once again and we decided to join her on this adventure.
Every month we’ll post the Sunday photos Veronica has taken and see the transition of her life in the Big Apple.
"Having found myself move to the Big Apple recently, I thought to explore it with a camera in my hand. I decided to repeat my Thirty Sundays project, this time in New York. This new project is set more or less under the same grounds as the previous one, one Polaroid every Sunday during thirty weeks. However, this time I have changed the camera to Fujifilm Instax 210. This camera, unlike my previous one, Fujifilm Instax 7S, has more controls, such as, two focusing settings and lighting options also the photo itself is slightly bigger. The project is an experimentation with no overarching theme. It has been done under certain rules set by me and the limitations of the instant camera. " Says Veronica.
Here is Thirty Sundays in New York
Basing her work on a contemporary approach, Portugal-based designer Lia Gonçalves shifts between jewelry and design, reflecting the preference for a minimalistic aesthetic and, at the same time, a deep concern for functionality.
In 2009 she graduated in jewelry design and after that she concluded a master degree in product design.
in 2010 she decided to launch her own brand.
Her latest line entitled "Planets" which was presented this year at JOYA - Barcelona Art Jewelry Fair. The inspiration comes from planets, moons, comets and our solar system.
All items are handmade in silver with different color options.
Photography by João Gigante
Texas is coming to California!
Busy-Being has curated the upcoming pop-up shop featuring various designers bringing the lone state style to Space15Twenty.
Get to know more about the designers and what they're all about.
Busy-Being was launched in 2004 and is owned and operated by Amber Abramson, a Los Angeles native living in Austin, TX where the Busy-Being brick and mortar shop now resides. Amber has been a working curator since 2002 in addition to being the former director of LA's fourxfour Gallery and the ongoing associate director of the famed New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. She has curated exhibitions internationally and has been working closely with artists of all mediums in platforms ranging from art galleries, public murals, corporate campaigns and events, museum work, community workshops, non-profit sector, political arena, book and catalog production, as well as retail pursuits.
You and your friends are probably wondering what to do this weekend.
Well it's your lucky weekend because there is so much stuff to do and see!
L.A Art Show 2015
Join the biggest art show in Los Angeles as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the LA Convention Center. You will be able to look back on the LA art scene over a 20 year span! Also this art show is not only features the great city of LA, they're also featuring art works from China, Korea and Japan.
“the art and artists that have been featured at the La Art Show have been exceptional over the years. I feel that the breadth and quality of the art has sometimes gone under the radar because of the grand scale of our event.” said LA Art show Producer Kim Martingale.
11am - 7pm (Sunday close at 5pm)
1 Day General Admission: $20
Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall J and K, 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, Ca 90015
As a fashion photographer, I cannot miss the big photography exhibit Event Photo L.A. 2015.
This international photography exhibition is returning for its 24th year! The 2015 edition of the event will feature a unique diversity of photographic art and even historical photography from 19th Century to contemporary photography.
I’m going, my friends are going and now you can go there too!
General Show Dates
Jan 16 -17
11am - 7pm
11am - 6pm
The Reef / L.A. Mart 1933 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007