Category Archive: culture and lifestyle

anime expo l.a.

…was an eye opening experience! i have been a past attendee of san diego’s epic comic con and seeing that the anime expo was coming to my neck of the woods, it was… Continue reading

the sultan of shade…

…is coming to an event near you! summer soulstic is here and with it comes all of the festivals and outdoor activities!  today is the longest day of the year and at 80+… Continue reading

maintaining a blog…

….can be a full time job in and of itself and we all know how difficult that can be when you’re actually holding down a nine to five that pays! sometimes i get… Continue reading

street brewed…

…at angel city brewery’s art opening tonight. two of my favorite things are coming together for what promises to be a lively friday night! gold medal winning angel city just recently relocated to… Continue reading

moca: art in the streets recap (part three)…

…so i’ve saved some of my favorites for last. a difficult task you might think but these struck me for various reasons and definitely finish strong… part of the exhibit was of course… Continue reading

moca: art in the streets recap (part 2)…

…today i’ll be taking you into the street market installation, an urban block recreated through the eyes of artists barry mcgee, todd james and stephen powers. initially conceived in 2000 as a jeffrey… Continue reading

moca: art in the streets recap (part one)…

…last week April 17th ‘art in the streets’ opened at moca and predictably, there was scarce room for seeing the works let alone taking photos. last saturday was more than successful and i… Continue reading

dia de la CicLAVia…

click me, i’m panoramic! …“ciclovía, is a term which translates from Spanish into English as “bike path” and is now used worldwide to describe either a permanently designated bicycle route or a temporary… Continue reading

a stop at candy pop…

…has allowed me to slake my thirst on another cup of inspiration! during one of my random infoquests, i chanced upon the kitschy-est, saccharine delight of all time! there are no words to… Continue reading

this is hard to look at i know…

…but i care about animals so much and am doing my part by posting this infographic which you can click on to enlarge, download and share with friends. the senseless slaughter of seals… Continue reading

naturespace…

…how did i live life without it? i love this app! i recently read an article on sleep and how technology before bedtime (specifically interactive: twitter, email, blogs!) tends to keep us awake… Continue reading

thank goodness it’s not all about pop music…

Esperanza Spalding, photo by Johann Sauty …”Grammy nominations: Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding is a surprise pick in best new artist category” is the headline for the los angeles times entertainment piece written by… Continue reading

pakistani truck art…

…having seen a bbc report on pakistani truck art, i immediately jumped on the web to find more eye candy! these images are a potent use of color and an absolutely dazzling array… Continue reading

fur free fashion…

…no one and i mean NO ONE needs a fur coat in this day and age. with the marvels of technology lending themselves to insular clothing and faux fur production reaching new heights,… Continue reading

it’s about friggin’ time!…

…for those of you who wondered why i use the moniker “hairpik”, well here it is! after years of hot combs, hair grease and the soul destroying perms, i threw off the shackles… Continue reading