A COLLECTION OF

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To our dear readers, We want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting, sending emails, participating in our giveaways and partaking in our adventures here on A COLLECTION OF. Unfortunately, Stefani and I have decided to fold ACO at this time due to some lifestuff. We have truly loved the experience of collecting the […]

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Three adjectives that come to mind are genius, never-ending, frightening. Here are some things that I have been meaning to tell you about, but somehow put off or emailed to myself and then just moved to the A Collection Of folder.  Oopsies. Selected from the selection: – Louis Theroux – oh this man (major swoon). […]

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After spending most of the weekend driving up and down half the state of California, trekking through the Grapevine to wine country and up and down the curvy coast, I couldn’t help but think of the quote above from artist Anri Sala that I read in this article in Frieze Magazine a while back. Sala’s work deals […]

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Major swoon at the Neutra VDL house over on Silver Lake Boulevard.  Oh man! I highly suggest taking the tour ($10.00) and spending some quality time checking out the space.  It has left a lasting impression and a strong desire to think more about and incorporate sun louvers, water roofs, “nature-near”, and physiologically motivated design […]

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We are big fans of Synchronicity here at ACO (the idea and the place). For those of you who have never been, Synchronicity is an art space in East Hollywood, just across the street from Scoops. The space is run by Chris Gere and Katie Vonderheide who we had the pleasure of meeting and working with a […]

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Do you guys like the Royal/T in Culver City?  Over the weekend my husband and I had a very good time there. “Royal/T is a playful collision of spaces—café/shop/art space—presented in stunning fusion. An eclectic mix of retail and contemporary art reimagined in the surrounds of LA’s first Japanese-style cosplay café.” We enjoyed the Royal/T […]

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Stefani and I drove to CalArts last week to hear Kerry Tribe speak about her work.  Kerry was so generous and congenial in her lecture. It was a real delight to hear her speak about her projects (past and present) and process. Above is a still from one of my favorite pieces of hers calle Here & Elsewhere. […]

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Sometimes I go up to Stanford with my husband on work related trips, which means that I have my days free while he is working.  Wait… that sounds too leisurely! Especially when I say that I love to spend my alone time visiting gardens and exploring the city – but it is the truth.  He […]

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Our friend Michelle Jane Lee is having a show in Culver City this weekend and we are very excited. About the exhibition: Michelle Jane Lee’s Love Notes is a series of over 100 coded letters written over three years. Lee constructed a new alphabet by assigning a color to each letter to communicate and navigate […]

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Have you guys seen The Total Look (the creative collaboration between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton over at the MOCA/Pacific Design Center)?  It is so radical! I had a chance to see some of Rudi Gernreich’s designs at FIDM and now to see even more of his vision has my mind swirling.  He has […]