• Amanda Chantal Bacon is really onto something with her cult status Moon Juice Shop in Venice Beach. Stocking “cosmic provisions” like moon dust powders, cold pressed juices, and enzyme-activated chocolate, these items can also be purchased in her online shop. [1 of 3]
 

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food 18 May 2015

Jessica Milan is a photographer and foodie from Toronto. She is the founder of Lookbook Cookbook, a website that combines her vegan recipes with fun photos of girls indulging in them. Her first cookbook was just released. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER

 
  • Erin McKenna, founder of the iconic BabyCakes bakery in NYC, is back with another cookbook, this time covering all things to fill your bread basket. With recipes for pastries, pizzas, and "the perfect sandwich bread," you won't even notice that they’re all gluten-free and vegan. [2 of 3]
 
  • With the fastest selling debut cookbook of all time, Ella Woodward’s wholesome recipes and upbeat approach to healthy eating has been taking the food world by storm. She's also a glowing example of her healthy diet, gracing the pages of magazines and posing in campaigns for fashion brands. [3 of 3]
 
 

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design 15 May 2015

Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph like design, bitches!

lit 13 May 2015

Author Celeste Ng reads some very short lit.

food 8 May 2015

Holistic health coach Emily Cleo Borgeest lives in the now.

 


  • Environment. French architect Thomas Cestia, videographer Romain Dussaulx, and photographer Yann Rabanier investigate the nature of public space in Los Angeles. [1 of 3]
 

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design 15 May 2015

Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph are partners and co-founders of the multi-disciplinary firm Design, Bitches. The duo are advocates of an architecture that is accessible to a broader audience & connected to every day life. Inspired by how people adapt to their space and devise creative solutions to informally marry beauty and function, the work is philosophically at the corner of architecture, culture & pop. INSTAGRAM  FACEBOOK

 
  • Perception. Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash created optical illusions that highlight the importance of context. [2 of 3]
 
  • Sensation. Colorful socks that cover our daily topographies, from LAX to the great outdoors. [3 of 3]
 
 

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lit 13 May 2015

Author Celeste Ng reads some very short lit.

food 8 May 2015

Holistic health coach Emily Cleo Borgeest lives in the now.

culture 6 May 2015

Artist Tabitha Soren reveals the connection between baseball and manifest destiny.

 


  • 100 Word Story publishes microfiction of--yes, you guessed it--exactly 100 words: no more, no less. The results are stories distilled to a poem-like essence. [1 of 3]
 

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lit 13 May 2015

Celeste Ng is the author of the New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel Everything I Never Told You. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, One Story, Five Chapters, Gulf Coast, The Millions, and elsewhere, and has been awarded the Pushcart Prize.

Celeste is one of the many renowned writers participating in the currently ongoing #TwitterFiction Festival, which is comprised of five days of around-the-clock original fiction storytelling on Twitter. Follow along!

 
  • No time to attend a reading? Artist and writer Kate Gavino attends more readings in NYC than seems humanly possible, and illustrates each night's most profound or pithy quote with a delightful portrait of the author. [2 of 3]
 
  • The Duchess Goldblatt doesn't just write Twitter fiction, she embodies it: she purports to be a fictional 81-year-old European duchess, and all tweets come laced with that persona's wry and offbeat sense of humor--even the ones about her crush on Lyle Lovett. To follow her is to watch a magnificent piece of fiction/performance art unfold. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 8 May 2015

Holistic health coach Emily Cleo Borgeest lives in the now.

culture 6 May 2015

Artist Tabitha Soren reveals the connection between baseball and manifest destiny.

culture 29 Apr 2015

Singer-songwriter TORRES shares a few of her inspirations.

 


  • Well+Good asks: Is Instagram is making people healthier? It might just be! Through the platform, users are constantly being inspired to make healthier choices and learning how to do so. [1 of 3]
 

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food 8 May 2015

Emily Borgeest is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, recipe creator, fitness/wellness fanatic, and founder of Cleo's Wholesome Crunch (in stores soon!). INSTAGRAM

 
  • Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now is a must-read. Living in the present can be far from easy, but Tolle teaches that it’s all you really have. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. [2 of 3]
 
  • Minimalist Baker has recipe ideas that satisfy both sweet and savory cravings, and they all use no more than ten ingredients, one bowl, or take more than 30 minutes to prepare. Most recently, I tried their Vegan Cheez Its. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 6 May 2015

Artist Tabitha Soren reveals the connection between baseball and manifest destiny.

culture 29 Apr 2015

Singer-songwriter TORRES shares a few of her inspirations.

culture 27 Apr 2015

Trivia host Tony Hightower lays some good ol' fact-based entertainment on us all.

 


  • Obsessive fans like Batting Stance Guy inspired me to keep going while I was working on my new Fantasy Life series, despite not being a baseball fan myself. He’s got the least marketable skill in America and he’s famous for it-– which is very American. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 6 May 2015

Tabitha Soren is an artist outside fo San Francisco, who currently has an exhibit about baseball and Manifest Destiny up at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. It’s called FANTASY LIFE and it took her twelve years to complete. TWITTER  INSTAGRAM

 
  • Star Walk, a simple astronomy app that harnesses the GPS in your phone and tells you exactly what’s going on over your head in the sky, gave me lots of ideas for arranging the bone spurs my players donated to the exhibit. I wanted their sacrifice to look like stars against a night sky in the show. [2 of 3]
 
  • At the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, an UNESCO world heritage site, you can see “The Last Supper” by Da Vinci. It’s a much more meditative place than most of Milan and I thought back to it often when working on The Modesto Nuts Bullpen image Fantasy Life. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 29 Apr 2015

Singer-songwriter TORRES shares a few of her inspirations.

culture 27 Apr 2015

Trivia host Tony Hightower lays some good ol' fact-based entertainment on us all.

lit 22 Apr 2015

VSL editor Alexa Jaccarino reads the Brothers Grimm.