Live and in Bright Color in Los Angeles

Three solid shows opened in the parched City of Angels at the beginning of September: Eddie Martinez at Michael Kohn, KAWS at Honor Fraser, and Sam Falls at Hannah Hoffman. Here’s a look through all of them.

Photos courtesy of respective galleries

Printables

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Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What? by Jon Mooallem

How the tech billionaire came to own 87,000 acres, three hotels, a wastewater treatment plant, a cemetery and 380 cats.

The Power of Endless Positivity

Dallas Clayton: Dream Big!, a short film by Han Su Kim for Vans OffTheWall.TV

Related: ages ago Dallas did a poetry column for us, you can read them all here

“I want to cook condom food for you”

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Leave it to the Japanese to integrate condoms into cuisine for a cookbook promoting safe sex.

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Wisdom Comes In All Forms

Even in depressing tunes like this.

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell (Album Stream)

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Out today on Sub Pop Records

Picture of the Day

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Elad Lassry

Reminisce Over This

Ice Cube, Ghetto Bird, 1993

(Respect to whoever decided that this song needed a video with the muppets)

Outside The Garden of Deadly Plants

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Tucked away on the grounds of north England’s Alnwick Castle, the Poison Garden is a space conceived by the Duchess of Northumberland that focuses on 100 species of killer plants. It also features one of the coolest gates we’ve ever seen.

The Real Captain Tying Knots

From Shuttlecocks to Picking Stocks

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The upgraded Jack Purcell Cross Stitch Leather sneaker presumably follows the path of its creator Jack Purcell, who left a career as a world champion badminton player to become a successful stockbroker.

One Speaker to Rule Them All

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The Core is an elegant little wireless sound system that apparently delivers unmatched audio quality to any room in your house.

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“Imagine being on your knees at your father’s funeral beside his casket, saying goodbye to him — and then you have nine orgasms right there,”

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Just imagine that. Dale Decker is a Wisconsin man who suffers from a condition called Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome, which causes him to have upwards of 100 orgasms per day. While the lazy may think that the condition would be amazing, according to Decker “It makes you never want to have another orgasm for as long as you live.” That’s no fun.

Lunchtime Laughter

Barry the Wine Falcon, your friend in times of unnecessary anxiety

Mountainview

Landscapes in portrait by Mikael Kennedy

“In the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar”

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According to a top FIFA official, air-conditioned stadiums built by exploited migrant workers, and games played during the “European winter” might not be enough to keep the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Printables

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The McDonald’s Cocaine Spoon Fiasco by Zachary Crockett

How cocaine and the War on Drugs utterly destroyed McDonald’s coffee spoon

Free Market NYC >>> Black Market China

The demographics of the iPhone line have changed over the years.

 

Art Forger, Couch Potato

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Mark Landis candidly talks through some of his most successful art forgeries, including this 1894 painting by Charles Curran of which Landis says “You can churn out three by the time a movie’s over on TCM.” It’s all about a comfortable working environment.

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