Animals Out Of Place

These new works by L.A.-based artist Doug Aitken are kind of a trip, placing animals in motel rooms – the kind of animals that, by no stretch of the normal imagination, belong in a motel room. Installed as a large-scale film titled ‘migration,’ the project “depicts the movements of migratory […]


This is my new obsession, just as the days of summer start to fade. For these San Francisco boys, who play under the name Girls, summer’s not the kind of thing that ever has to end. Shot with exuberance on Super 8, this plays like a Levis commercial that doesn’t […]

Seavees Feature

More shoe talk: Nick Schonberger of Selectism just put up a nice retrospective of California brand SeaVees, a lost-but-not-forgotten icon recently re-discovered and revived with some fresh new ideas, including a great collaboration with Pantone. For a little insight into how a small, dead brand is brought back to life, […]

Mini Studios

Joe Fig creates mini sculptures depicting some of my favorite artists hard at work in their studio spaces: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close, to name a handful. This is the perfect mix of childlike whimsy and serious artistic endeavor, like a model train set that’s really, really important. […]

Todd St. John in San Francisco

This just opened yesterday and I’m wishing I was on the opposite coast. If you’re in the area, you can check it out at Mollusk Surf Shop through the end of November. For a quick primer on the NY-based, Oahu-raised artist/designer, check out some of the stuff from his portfolio […]

The Unofficials

Does that sound like a new Pixar flick about a superhero family? The point is, let’s make today ‘unofficial music videos’ day. The first is a fan-made video created for Brooklyn-slash-Austin rising stars Neon Indian, whom Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear just included as a ‘recent favorite’ on the playlist […]