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Arcflora

New projects and experiments. Trying to challenge myself creatively with a new endeavor (ok really it’s always been a hobby I’ve enjoyed but haven’t taken as seriously).

The Unknowable

“We are also ignorant of the actual coordination and connectedness of things, that is, of how things are really ordered and connected, and therefore it is better and indeed necessary for the conduct of life, to regard things as possible.”

Spinoza

Goodbye Milo

Thank you for letting me be your person.

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The Look See in Vogue UK!

I forgot to mention that I participated in an advertorial feature in Vogue UK, May 2013 which should be hitting newsstands about now! Blink and you might miss it, but I am very happy with the curation of it and was pleased to be asked.  Thanks to my talented friend Cara for quickly re-shooting it for me and making me look good! See #5!!

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Eric Mistretta

eric mistretta, wig, spray paint, hair, island, art

The Best Is Yet To Come
2012

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MCMC Perfume

So let me preface this post by saying that I’m not typically a perfume person.  Smells that I like include: patchouli; slightly dirty hair; freshly cut wood; coffee; dirt; citrus; anise; and other very earthy / pure smells.

A few months ago I tried “Hunter” by MCMC at Broome Street General Store (one of my new favorites) in Silverlake and was surprised by how much I liked it.  It smells like bourbon vanilla, tobacco, musk, balsam fir.  It is just the right blend of masculine and feminine for me.  I would maybe even wear it with a little patchouli, but haven’t tried it yet.  Anyway, I finally took the plunge and bought it, after several times of going in to do a sample-and-wear-around test.  MCMC’s perfumes are perfect for people who don’t want anything too perfume-y or powerful.

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Cactus Tools

Want. Them. All.

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NB&M

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S. Los Angeles St./ Entry Way -March 2012

Good Bad Taste vs. Bad Bad Taste

Excerpt from Rookie Mag’s interview with John Waters.

What’s the difference between good bad taste and bad bad taste?

You have to know the rules of good taste to have bad taste. With good good taste, you just know the rules. You like something not because it’s worth money, but because you know its value, and you don’t care if anyone else knows it. You pull it off seamlessly without looking down on anybody.

Good bad taste is celebrating something without thinking you’re better than it. You think it’s so amazing, and you could have never even thought it up. But the people who have [this thing] have it without irony. And so you’re stupefied by it and you have to respect it because it is so peculiar and so weird and much crazier than you could ever think, but those other people think they’re normal.

Bad bad taste is condescending, making fun of others. An old plastic pink flamingo on a lawn that two older people have had forever is just good taste. But a plastic pink flamingo on a yuppie’s front lawn is bad bad taste.
It’s not even the original—it’s mass produced, and they’re way too late on the joke.

So that’s the difference for me: if you’re celebrating something or you’re looking down on something.

SASSAS: Welcome Inn Time Machine

Went to this event last weekend at a motel (oh wait, I mean “Inn”) near my house for Pacific Standard Time. This is a photo from one of the many interactive installations in various rooms at the motel- this installation was a recreation of the LAFMS performance Pyramid Headphones (1976).

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