Last Sunday, I headed out to Keith and Jennie Marzo’s house warming. It was a nice warm afternoon over pizza, Coronas and Tears for Fears. The Marzo residence can easily run itself as a gallery amongst its collection of art/toys/furniture by Kaws, Shepard Fairey (including my favorite, Repetitions print from Alife), Christopher Wool, Evan Hecox and Charles & Ray Eames. Congrats! The place is rad! Extra Rad!
Gary Hustwit’s Objectified turned out to be one of my favorite films of the year. It was cool to see the thought process and motivations behind some of our coveted gadgets that make our lives run smoother (and sometimes more difficult?). Thankyou to Gary Hustwit, MCASD, Subtext and AIGA San Diego for putting on a great premiere. Down below are some photos that I took at the screening and its after party; which included a live set by El Ten Eleven.
Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.
Attendees will be treated with a post-film discussion lead by Gary Hustwit, who will, of course, be in attendance. Friday, July 10th, 7pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 700 Prospect Street. La Jolla, CA 92037.
See the trailer below and a clip of El Ten Eleven.
I went the Casbah last night for their Anti Monday League to watch Heavy Hawaii and the Anasazis. It was good to see some familiar faces on a usually, uneventful Monday night. The two bands [Strange Boys & Coathangers] from out of town were also pretty good.
Sundarananda and Jose of Heavy Hawaii sandwich The Eternal Ruler.
Bought these Vans Old Skool 77′s earlier that day at BLENDS.
Heavy Hawaii. Hawaii is the tallest mountain in the world.
Sundarananda and Ryan Ulsh, 1/2 of Wavves.
Ended the night with some Top Ramen.
This is the only photo I took on July 4th.
Allan in his Renault cycling cap. Helvetica is awesome. Arik differs.
What I saw today.
Last night was Dubtroit; Costa Mesa’s monthly dubstep night held at Detroit Bar. My boss was celebrating his birthday there and Keith (DC Life) was on the bill so I decided to make a rare surprise visit to the City of Orange. My ears are still ringing.
Keith (Kinetek) and an overly happy birthday celebrant, Nobu Ichimura.
Ben (Clae Footwear) and Jason.