local (L.A.) category

NB&M

downtown, crest, sidewalk, entry way, initials, fashion district, ® christina beaulac

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

Fruits & Nuts by Laura Owens

book, fruits & nuts, california, handmade, silkscreen, ooga booga, los angeles, the look see

book, fruits & nuts, california, handmade, silkscreen, ooga booga, los angeles, the look see

Buy here.

Local…

etsy, shino's world, the look see, jewelry, ceramic

yosef perez, clothing, print, psychedelic, fashion, the look see

vitrified studio, bottles, ceramics, vessels, modern, minimal, the look see

pinch me ceramics, ceramics, modern, los angeles, vessels, planters, the look see

Some Etsy shops I’ve found recently that you should check out (if you haven’t already).

1. Shino’s World  2. Yosef Perez  3. Vitrified Studio  4. Pinch Me Ceramics (a fellow Angeleno!)

The Look See Shop Update 5

oversize, medallion, stone, semiprecious, statement, the look see

oversize, medallion, stone, semiprecious, statement, the look see

In the shop!

Happy New Year!

I hope you ushered in 2012 in style.  I made a little last minute janky fluorescent paper crown for  myself, and was glad I did!  There’s nothing like a silly accessory to make you feel more in the spirit of the holiday.

DIY,  paper party crown, new years, the look see, easy, project

DIY,  paper party crown, new years, the look see, easy, project

Made with: fluorescent orange paint; a plastic headband, rubber cement, construction paper; a variety of Formaline tapes.

May your 2012 be better than your 2011!

Winter in LA…

…looks like Fall anywhere else.

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

fall, los angeles, the look see, images ©christina beaulac

We’re into it.

Look See Holiday Sale!

Hi friends!  In honor of Cyber Monday, receive 15% off on regularly priced jewelry!  Use code “L00kS33Holiday” at check out to receive the discount.

Update: Well you missed the sale, but readers can receive free domestic shipping in The Look See Shop using code “LSCODE7634″ through December 25th!

the look see jewelry, etsy, bohemian, fringe, bib, semiprecious, vintage, geometric, beads

the look see jewelry, etsy, bohemian, fringe, bib, semiprecious, vintage, geometric, beads

the look see jewelry, etsy, bohemian, fringe, bib, semiprecious, vintage, geometric, beads

LACMA: Pacific Standard Time Contributions

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I started a new job (hooray!) at the end of September and have had very little spare time or energy. I will still be posting, but the posts will be a little spread out. Please keep me in your RSS reader!

So this past weekend my lovely mother came to visit from Northern California. We visited LACMA because I wanted to show her LACMA first of all, but also wanted to see their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. My favorites were California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and the installation of Five Card Stud by Ed Kleinholtz which was quite moving and immersive. This is a post about the former, but the latter is darkly fantastic and definitely worth visiting.

I took a janky phone photo of the Eames living room, as recreated by LACMA to compare to the real thing. I can tell you that even though it wasn’t identical, it filled me with joy and made me want to hop into the installation and have a cup of coffee a friend (or with the Eames’s).

Real:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california

VS

Faux:

eames, living room, charles, ray, modernism, california, LACMA, pacific standard time

Not quite the same, but you should check it out here for more detail.

Michelle Valigura

I bought this tiny vase (only a few inches tall) at a shop near me, and just love it. Ceramicist Michelle Valigura’s work reminds me of Alexander Girard and a little of Mary Blair.

michelle valigura, ceramics, faces, los angeles, moustache, the look see

Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980

Perhaps you’ve already heard about Pacific Standard Time, especially if you’re a Southern California resident.  If not, check out their site and start planning what events and exhibitions you want to go to!

rolf nelson gallery, pacific standard time, art, exhibit, los angeles, california, the look see

eames, chairs, california design, art, interiors, pacific standard time, the look see

“Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.”

I’m super excited about these upcoming shows and events in and around LA. I suppose I should also mention that my jewelry line is going to be featured in the Orange County Museum of Art’s shop in conjunction with their Two Schools of Cool exhibit and State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, which is their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. I’m currently working on a batch of one-of-a-kind pieces for them, mainly with vintage materials.

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