Top Five From LAIY: Week Of May 20

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Sounds From Los Angeles: An Interview With Travis Holcombe
For our final interview with KCRW folks, we shifted our gaze toward something they are very good at: music! Representing that world, we had a chat with Travis Holcombe, a new-ish DJ who recently has been given a huge chunk of the weekend to play with. We spoke with him about how he got to where he is today and what goes into making a DJ set. He’s a really cool guy with great taste in music. We recommend you check out his show, too.

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Al Que Quiere Is Everything You Want
Al Que Quiere is a design firm that focuses on making furniture and homewares and everything they make is fantastic. Their work is a mashing of classic and new styles that result in these pieces that are so fun and like some sort of mish-mash of aesthetics. We’re super into what they are doing and, although we won’t be able to afford them for some time (if ever), we had to share the work since it’s so dang cool.

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Getting A Bike At Orange 20
Our bike was stolen last year and we finally had to take the time to get a new one. After hunting around a few stores, only one had what we needed and the best service: Orange 20. The store is the quickly beating heart of Los Angeles’ bike culture and they treat every customer–regardless of their bike knowledge–like an eager student to learn about all things bikes. We walked out with a sweet bike for not-that-much and we have nothing but good things to say about it. We *highly* recommend this place.

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Marnie Weber Constructs A World
Marnie Weber is an artist who does a little bit of everything–and she is what ties it together. She does performances and videos and collages and sculptures that all relate to her wonderfully bizarre circus world. She’s kind of like Cindy Sherman but if Cindy Sherman were a lion taming clown who made a bunch of objects that build out the world she believes she is in.

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Jeff Burton’s Blurry Los Angeles
Luxury brand Céline recently opened a Beverly Hills store. How did they get the word out on that? They made a video about LA! Directed by photographer Jeff Burton, the video is a sweeping view of the city from a blurry, dreamy eye that makes LA look like both the best and worst place. It’s a curious video that you should give a little peek at.

Oh! Two other things: we contributed a story about a weird Beverly Hills park to Installation magazine and LA/Japan based fancy glasses maker Masunaga is having a contest to give you free glasses.

May 24, 2013 / By