30 Second Selfie Rule

I love this story from Dezeen – The Broad imposes 30-second “selfie rule” at Yayoi Kusama exhibition. I sort of loathe selfies, personally, but it’s the worst when people take them in front of artworks you’d like to see. I don’t believe the paintings were intended to be background imagery for portraits, and I think you kind of completely miss the point when you turn away from the artwork to document your own face too. Waiting for folks to hurry up and finish their narcissism so you can finally view the artwork in quest is extra tedious too. I’m getting old, obviously. On the other hand, I suppose that peoples’ need to take selfies in front of famous artwork at least helps to get more bodies into art galleries, which is arguably a win for everyone?

TSOTW: L.A. Taco

The Dodgers are doing really well this season, which means we get a million new Dodgers tees, in celebration. This one really stands out from the crowd – artwork by my friend Benjie Escobar. Available at Hutch, who have a great series of Dodgers-inspired T-shaped heat right now.

HAMSA

Ward off evil spirits with these two new limited edition prints by the talented homie CRYPTIK. Both are available in his online store as of this morning, and no doubt will both be sold out as of slightly later this morning. Act fast! #CRYPTIKMOVEMENT

Xochitl

Check out the latest mural in LA by San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez. Located at corner of Commonwealth Av. & 6th Street in Koreatown, it’s entitled “Xochitl” – the word for “flower” in the Nahuatl or “Aztec” language. Looking forward to checking this one out!

TSOTW: Purgatory

Purgatory is one of my favorite local pizza spots on the East side of Los Angeles. They do by-the-slice, which is awesome, the quality is always on point, and the staff are super nice too. Each time I go in, I notice they have some pretty cool tees available. This is one of several winners – check out their online store.