Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Resolution: Reconsider the Bookstore

Daunt Bookstore in , image via Daunt Books.

By Regina Connell. It’s time we rediscover the bookstore, for real. There’s something magical about them: they’re doorways to discovery, dreaming, new possibilities. They’re not just about expanding your head: they’re about expanding your psyche, your soul, maybe even changing … Continue reading

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Noticed: Molecule-Designing the Unseen

Fifth Floor + Art and Olfaction

By Regina M. Connell. Fifth Floor Gallery, located in LA, is one of our favorite galleries. Robert Apodaca, who founded and runs the gallery, has a commitment to making (since he is a maker himself) an unfailing instinct for what’s … Continue reading

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Profile: Leslie Shapiro Joyal

Kings Road Console

By Anna Hoeschen. If you grew up driving down Sunset Boulevard, running your toes along the edge of the Pacific, or exploring L.A.’s neighborhood haunts, you’d learn an endurance—an appreciation impervious to Hollywood veneer. In a city known for its … Continue reading

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The Big Picture: All the Action’s at the Auction

Michael Cooper (American, born 1943)
Soap Box Racer, 1975
Sold for $25,000

By Regina M. Connell. All images courtesy of Bonhams. The auction business is the Grace Kelly of the art world: glamorous but mysterious; beautiful but slightly forbidding. Not surprisingly, people are intensely curious, but engage awkwardly, hesitantly—or not at all. … Continue reading

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