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.
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.
What is the best part of your job?
Diversity. The faces are always changing, the places are never the same. I get to meet different people everyday. I am always traveling and never know what is happening tomorrow but can tell you what is happening in 2018.
What are some of the things you cannot leave home without?
Who are some of the artist currently on your playlist?
Diiv, Ibeyi, Son Lux and Low Roar. I recently took a road trip in Iceland and listened to Low Roar most of the way, it was the perfect soundtrack.
What advice do you have for anyone who aspires to work in the fashion industry one day?
Find your center point and work around that. Do not be afraid to ask questions but also offer answers to create your own opportunities. Surround yourself with people who push you to be a better version of yourself and be a sponge.
Get to know more about Sarah via her Instagram account @sarahsarahowen. It is full of inspiring fashion, art and events from around the world.
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.
To celebrate the first day of fall, we’re going to remember the good ol’ days of summertime. New York based graphic designer, fashion photographer/videographer and artist Quan recently went on a trip to Roatán, Honduras and the images are just stunning.
Sky blue waters and playful dolphins. Sun kissed skin and bonfire nights. Quan enchants us with his experience in Honduras.
Tokyo street style is what got me into fashion. I remember the moment my little sister introduced it to me and I was just speechless and we would buy every Fruits Magazine. Since then I always turn to Tokyo when I don't know what to wear.
One of my favorite sites is Drop Tokyo I love their selection and their photography. Here's a selection of some recent shots.
We first came across the Serbian born, NYC based artist Ana Kraš through her BonBon lamps. Looking through her work we are inspired by Ana's undeniable eye for beauty in a subtle yet provocative way... very much like her and her personal aesthetic and style. See Ana's works at http://www.anakras.com/
Designer Jessica Humphrey and artist Jonathan Cammisa collaborate to create Victory Press, a collection of men's inner-city outdoors wear. Driven to fill a void in the outdoors market, Victory Press offers clothing with a modern approach that is also built to withstand the elements. Designed in Vinegar Hill, manufactured in New York City; the clothing is an homage to it’s environment.
Drawing inspiration from post modern art, prints and silhouettes of 80s skate and surf culture and the functionality, integrity and ideology of 90s outdoors wear, VP’s debut collection includes color block feather wale corduroy buttons downs, pleated front denim trousers, batik print short sleeve shirts, graphic tees, cotton nylon utility jackets, camper hats and waterproof nylon anoraks. http://victorypressnewyork.com/
"At OURS- We recognize our audience is broader and more diverse than what current stereotypes and cliches might limit. Through a distinct cross-section of art, music, and thoughtful design, we hope to build something unique with its perspective clearly defined... something that can remain our own.
OURS- Is designed in the United States, and made here when applicable. Currently based in Los Angeles, we're constantly on the road shooting, drawing, surfing, and traveling alongside everyone who can't stand the thought of being stationary for too long. The passion for being active outdoors, accompanied with the ability to feel and look nice, is what drives OURS. - We hope that you enjoy."