In his weekly address, President Barack Obama announced that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing a new strategy for reviving our financial system, and urged the swift passage of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s collaboration with Sophnet’s Hirofumi Kiyonaga continues with the latest S/S ‘o9 collection of Uniform Experiment. Working under two themes, ’U.E. Navy’ and ‘Whiteline’ the designers deconstruct and reintepret proper naval uniform wear with a casual flair. Lots of traditional Americana references can be seen throughout the collection, even the colors ofred, white and blue are implemented on shirt ribbings. Hiroshi’s ongoing project with Nike via Fragment Design also brings Nike to collaborate with UE on →
Half salamander half H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff, the Mexican walking fish is on the verge of turning belly up and floating down the river of extinction. Known widely as the Axolotl salamander, these cute little buggers are being seriously threatened by water pollution and habitat destruction. Another big problem is that they are easy prey, basically defenseless, against the non-native species, like the Tilapia and the Asian Carp, that have been introduced to their habitat by the fishing industry. →
Damn, I’m excited about this new street artist who goes by the moniker, Sir X. In the piece above, he paints a clever portrait of Pablo Picasso, stooped over to bomb his own name into the concrete. He’s clearly on a cerebral tip with his graffiti concepts! Hailing from Gijon, Spain, Sir X is one name heads will be watching out for in the international street art scene.
Brooklyn-based choreographer Miguel Gutierrez combines contemporary dance and performance art to create novel, irreverent experiences for his audiences. His productions are not exactly carefully choreographed dance pieces as they are improvisational “happenings.” His unique vision has earned him critical acclaim →
Friends describe Marshall Dostal as the kind of guy who’ll eat his pizza and wash his hands with it too.
Mr. Dostal comes from Connecticut do-it-yourselfers, but instead of spending summers laying patterns for seersucker, he raised his own chickens and learned to live a conservation minded life. He now drives a 1984 Mercedes 300D which is powered by the clean burning biofuel he taught himself to make. →
USA Network has announced the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture. This years winner for Art is artist and street art sensation, Shepard Fairey. With a one-of-a-kind style and keen eye for design, Faireys unique approach to spreading art among the masses blended the worlds of pop culture and politics →
DIY Skin Care to pamper yourself or beloved this Valentine’s Day
Echo Park/Elysian Heights, CA
This hands-on workshop will be presented by Lauren Johanson. Lauren is the co-owner of both Chivas Skin Care (all-natural handmade goat milk skin care) and Your Daily Thread (L.A.’s On-line Guide to Conscious Living). You can learn more about her here. Socialize over Hom! emade Goat Cheese Desserts and Fruit Liquors from Lauren’s Farm in Ventura County. →
The EM office wants to revisit Beautiful Losers to remind folks that its slated to screen the annual Flatpack Festival ’09 (from March 11th to the 15th) in the U.K. Prior to that we had mentioned this directorial debut by Aaron Rose, when Nike Sportswear and Flux screened it last autumn for their Cinema Tuesday series. This delightful indie film celebrates the innovative spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of this generation.
Scion House Party LA | Rusko + Congorock + AC Slater + 12th Planet
The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA
This Wednesday, February 18th, come check out the Scion House Party featuring: RUSKO, CONGOROCK, AC SLATER and 12TH PLANET. Party begins 10PM to 2AM. Ages 18+. Admission free with RSVP. →