Top Five From LAIY: Week of 11.5

Top Five From LAIY: Week of 11.5

Bustling Opportunities: An Interview With Lorenzo Fonda
Lorenzo Fonda is a fantastic filmmaker and artist that we’re a little obsessed with. We first caught on to him by way of his drawings and quickly discovered that he is a very accomplished filmmaker who has made tons of commercials and music videos from clients ranging from National Geographic to Scissor Sisters. He is a rare Angeleno who doesn’t have a car so we decided to catch a late night bus trip with him across town and discuss art making. It was an experience.

SoLA’s Los Angeles Glasses
Apparently Barbara Bestor, Karen Alweil, and Sara Stein have taken their talents and love for Los Angeles and are making homewares. They are the Sisters of Los Angeles (“SoLA”) and they have some cool creations, namely their designy and neighborhoody highball glasses. We’re totally in love with them and we’re sure all LA lovers will fall for them, too.

All The Shows At The Hammer and UCLA’s MFA Show and The UCLA Sculpture Garden
We discovered a few things this weekend in West LA. First, every show happening at the Hammer–from war art to graphic design to paper art–is remarkable: you have to go ASAP. Second, the UCLA MFA class of 2013 has their exhibition up and it is brilliant. Third, if you go to both of these, you will have to stop into the hidden sculpture garden that lives in the Northeastern corner of UCLA’s campus.

Matsuda’s Fall/Winter Campaign
Matsuda are a heritage Japanese eyewear brand who are being relaunched in Southern California. They recently released a Fall/Winter commercial that is just to die for. You get to see their crazy, sexy, great glasses popping in and out of pools of black liquid into the air. It’s a great effect and is quite a stunning display.

Video Games As Education?
Get this: there is an organization called LA Game Space that is a nonprofit hoping to educate and study through video games. How rad is this?? They are currently trying to raise money to build out their Arts District facility and we are positively obsessed with the project. It’s so brilliant!

November 9, 2012 / By