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Style, The Sunday Times, UK / June 30 2013

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Designer Focus / Organic By John Patrick

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Attend a sandal making workshop with Anna Vittoria

 

Our friend Anna Vittoria, who is an artist of many talents and trades, is hosting a sandal making workshop this Sunday, June 9th in western Los Angeles, in Topanga. 

 

This weekend's workshop will begin with sandal making and the following weekend, Anna will host a workshop focusing on plains style moccasins. Materials, tools and snacks will be provided. 

 

Please contact Anna Vittoria directly via phone at 646.244.6112 for registration, more details and directions.

 

 

KC Orcutt
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Photo recap: Introducing On The Road Project LA

On the Road Project LA is a yearlong series of exhibitions and conversations that highlight contemporary architectural practices in Los Angeles. Kicking off the series was the organization's first event this past weekend, where 18 studios and individuals showcased a project that they are currently working on for a one-day exhibition.

 

During On the Road Project LA, which will rotate distinct venues throughout LA during the course of the series, participants aim to capture the experimental spirit of the city while exploring intellectually-charged and contemporary ideas through architecture, design and art.

 

As featured in the LA Times, the project is organized by Jonathan Louie, James Michael Tate, curator Danielle Rago and editor Courtney Coffman. We look forward to watching the series unfold and are happy to share the following photo recap from On The Road Project LA! Photography by Jaime Kowal for On The Road Project LA. 

 

 

 

KC Orcutt
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Our world in relation to fruit

 

Fruit season has arrived and the Fallen Fruit collaborative has absolutely caught our eye!

 

The work of Fallen Fruit, as organized by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, uses photography, video, performance and installations to focus on urban public spaces, neighborhoods and communities -- all in relation to fruit. 

 

As stated in the mini documentary below, fruit is a positive, consistent and universal currency connecting different cultures, generations, historical periods. The collective looks at fruit as a common denominator to help change the way we see the world.

 

A must-watch! 

 

 

KC Orcutt
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Introducing Project Food LA

Project Food LA is a group of educators, artists, gardeners, architects, designers and chefs formed out of an interest in responding to issues of food and justice, and in framing food production as a way of connecting to place and community. Project Food LA partners culinary education, farmers market offerings, and other diet services in the interest of interfacing in a holistic manner to a complex issue.

 

Project Food LA is beginning a series of programming about corn, and is inviting diverse guests to discuss the significance of maize, in light of the growing threat to heirloom corn and corn seed in Mexico. Project Food LA will gather together to discuss the significance of corn in indigenous cultures, and strategies for resiliency in the face of climate change and GMOs. The event's discussions will be available online at a later date. 

 

The participatory dialogue will feature leaders Tony Skrelunas, program director of the Native America Program for the Grand Canyon Trust in Arizona, and Marcos Aguilar, leader of the El Sereno Charter School, Academia Semillas del Pueblo in LA. The talks aim to elevate understanding of the history of corn, from the practical to the spiritual and the contemporary relevancy of corn today.

 

Photo courtesy of Project Food LA's Facebook
KC Orcutt
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As Featured On Vogue.com: Designer John Patrick's Top Ten Discoveries in L.A.

As featured on Vogue.com today, John Patrick has been spending some time in Venice, California, while working on forthcoming projects, such as laying the groundwork for an office based on the West Coast. John Patrick has been documenting his trip for Vogue and today published a list of his top ten discoveries while exploring in California.

Please view the first of two installments by John Patrick in full on Vogue!

KC Orcutt
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Get connected with Edendale farm

Edendale Farm, a community farm and urban food center in the heart of Los Angeles.

The mission of Edendale Farm is to grow local organic food, harvest and conserve water, conserve & produce energy, build soil fertility, eliminate waste, foster community relations and apply new alternative living systems. Edendale grows food for the local community, hosts tours and teaches classes on a variety of topics. 

KC Orcutt
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May Day Marches: A photo essay by John Patrick

Yesterday, a series of peaceful, organized marches took place throughout the streets of downtown Los Angeles, with thousands of participants sharing a variety of important messages. This year's May Day Marches focused on the timely Senate immigration bill, with marchers advocating for comprehensive immigration and citizenship reform including equal working opportunities and protections for legal immigrants and rights for binational same-sex couples. One group that participated in the marches was the Latino Equality Alliance, whose mission is to promote liberty, equality and justice for the Latino LGBT community.  John Patrick was in attendance and captured the following moments:

 

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