How to Make a L.A. Thankful Cell Phone Tower Tree

It’s that time of year again when we come together and express our thankfulness together by chowing and watching football. I love it. I designed a unique L.A. Thankful Tree that is a actually a disguised cell phone tower. I put the template for it here. If you are looking for something to do today,… Read More

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How To Make An Indonesian Fire Bat

My mom grew up in Indonesia before she moved to Boston. She would often tell my brother and I stories about her and her sister using slingshots to shoot down giant bats when they lived in Indonesia. Much later in Los Angeles I saw an art show of alterno-taxidermy that featured what was called an… Read More

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Air Jordan Pennant EXPLAINED

I had this idea to tell a history of a person through their sports team affiliations. I thought a great sportsman to start with would be Michael Jordan, so I made a pennant that features all the teams he played for in his career. Let’s test your Michael Jordan knowledge, GO: Can you imagine being… Read More

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The Burrito Jacket EXPLAINED

I sent an appliqued jacket up to the Jacket and Patch Art Show at WorkshopSF in San Francisco that I named “The Burrito Jacket”. I took inspiration for this jacket from some of my favorite burrito spots in Los Angeles and San Francisco. You might think I’m just a taco guy: But nothing could be… Read More

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A Small Cloud in the Sky

I was sixteen years old and all I wanted was a pair of Air Jordans. A few of the cool older guys at my high school had them and I used to covet those shoes. This is wintry New England where the dominant style was L.L. Bean. These older dudes used to wear them nonchalantly,… Read More

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How To Make a Felt Applique Red Race Car

Here’s how to make a felt applique red race car. Get some felt, some pins, scissors, tracing paper, pencil, thread and needle and let’s get going! Click here to download a pdf of the race car. This car is sized 25″ x 12″ but feel free to resize it. Use the local office store’s print… Read More

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Garages of LA: Sedi Pak’s Sculpture Studio

Due to Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Summary of Parking Regulations Regular Provision Sec. 12.21A4 all single family houses in Los Angeles must have at least two spaces for cars, preferably in the form of a garage. However, the actual population of Los Angeles has grown less dependent on those two cars and… Read More

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Wooden Iron Horses

The other day I found myself at Mr.Churro, a next level churro infuser (literally, these churros are stuffed with chocolate and shit) in a hall down under Olvera Street. I walked out and noticed this sweet sign:… Read More

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Summercamp Project Project, a Seriously Gorgeous Art Space

Look at that shit. Is there a more gorgeous art space in the world? I’ve heard about Summercamp Project Project for years and I was excited to take part in an exhibition this year. Besides being totally beautiful, the slow roll of change that is going on with the house itself is an inspiration. This… Read More

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Clare Graham at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

One day about 3 years ago, my brother and I wondered into the MorYork Gallery in Highland Park. We were blown away. I would highly recommend going there and meeting Clare Graham and seeing his amazing work. Clare and his partner take a van to different Swap Meets in Los Angeles each day and Clare… Read More

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