Top Five From LAIY: Week Of April 22

Top Five From LAIY: Week Of April 22

The Business Of Creativity: An Interview With Sonja Rasula
Unique USA is a rapidly growing by Americans, for Americans craft and goods destination that all started in LA by way of a little shopping destination for handmade goods called Unique LA. Who started it? Sonja Rasula, a woman who has done everything from build websites to be a personality on Trading Spaces to writing for various magazines. Her passion now is to help makers become successful. She has a super fascinating story and lots of great things she’s up to.

At The Presses With Ophelia Chong
Ophelia Chong is an artist, creative director, writer, and tons and tons of other creative things. Most recently, she’s a professor of Photography at Pasadena’s Art Center. We recently had the chance to hang out with her as she worked on a new project at the school’s letterpressing facility. It was a cool day of making that we got to document. What a neat process!

Keenhouse’s “Where I Belong”
Keenhouse is an LA based electronic artist who makes some pretty mellow, cool music. His lates album Four Dreams is a record in four movements to represent four different dream states. He’s recently pushed to focusing on visual representations of his work which has manifested itself as a book and new music video for his song “Where I Belong.” The video is a creation by Shinya Sato that is a really rad, simple, universal animation that sees various shapes and forms falling apart. This is a great watch and we hope he makes more.

Beauty Is Embarrassing
Artist Wayne White has done so much. From making visuals for Pee Wee’s Playhouse to painting, he’s a very talented artist with a super clear point of view. In the past few months, a documentary about him–titled Beauty Is Embarrassing–has come out and it is the hands down creative inspiration documentary that you have to watch ASAP. He’s such a character and is so driven to share his POV that you will want to do the same in your work. A must see!

Wish You Were Here
Photographer Stephanie Gonot (who we love) has teamed up with Month Of Photography LA (who we also love) for a quick show that sees various photographers sharing work that has been turned into post cards that you can buy from the show and mail from there. What a fantastic idea! We spoke with Stephanie about the show and it is certainly one you will want to see this weekend if you are in LA…

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