KJS_9272
14 May 2015

IMPRESSIONS: RECAP

A million thanks to everyone that came through to the opening of IMPRESSIONS: A Collection by KSOLE, last Saturday at illest Los Angeles. The place was packed in support of art, camaraderie, and of course, beer. This was my third yet most invested show and I’m really proud of the A

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IMPRESSIONS_ILLEST_FLY2
03 May 2015

IMPRESSIONS @ ILLEST LA

This coming Saturday May 9, illest Los Angeles once again transforms into an art space for the opening reception of Impressions: A Collection by Kenneth “KSOLE” Soleta. I wasn’t planning on curating an art show so quickly after BRANDALISM; I wanted to take a little break and nurture my role. But this one

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airmax1
30 Mar 2015

AIR MAX BOX LA

After taking down the artwork from the BRANDALISM show at illest LA, Antonio, Shelly, and I walked the two blocks to the Nike SNKRS Air Max Box. It was the last of the three-day pop up event that celebrated Air Max in a larger than life digital shoe box in the center of the Little

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lvseries2_11
03 Mar 2015

INSIDE: LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 2

Been holding on to these pictures for a minute. Forgive my delay; I had a show to curate/open. Louis Vuitton Series 2 was the public, unconventional, consumer-facing, 2 week exhibit held here in Los Angeles last month. I had a chance to check it out before it closed and I’m so glad

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recapfatlace1
02 Mar 2015

RECAP

The day after we opened BRANDALISM at illest LA, I slept for 16 hours. I was so spent from everything leading up to the event that I haven’t properly reflected on how things went down. There were a lot of lessons I learned since I assumed the role of a curator for illest

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Brandalism x illest Flyer PBR
23 Feb 2015

BRANDALISM @ ILLEST LA

If you’ve followed my blog (I haven’t posted in a looooooong time) or the Tastemakers blog (we haven’t posted in a looooooong time), you are likely familiar with Antonio Brasko. To bring you up to speed – his work was on display at The Seventh Letter last year in LA, I checked

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NYC1
11 Nov 2014

LESSONS AT 33

I am fresh off of birthday week and a trip to New York. I am home, in warmer weather, and grateful for the change in seasons, friendship, good food, and long walks. For the first time in a long time I felt off the grid. So much of my travel

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jasonmarkkhk2
30 Oct 2014

JASON MARKK x HELLO KITTY

To round out my Hello Kitty night, I went over to the Jason Markk store to celebrate his latest collab with the cultural icon. They came together to collaboratively brand the premium cleaning product. As I mentioned in my Hello Kitty Con recap, this damn cat (or not really a

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hellokittycon17
30 Oct 2014

HELLO KITTY CON

For me, Hello Kitty and Sanrio in general, defined a lot of my childhood. Growing up, my family would frequent this Chinese restaurant that was situated in the same plaza as a Sanrio store. I loved eating there because I knew that after my meal, I’d be treated with Hello

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kaws_mansbestfriend1
19 Sep 2014

KAWS: MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Get off work early, and go see some art. I think that should be my new mantra… I spent an afternoon on the Westside and had a chance to see the latest KAWS exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend”. I’ve managed to see every one of the shows he’s had at Honor

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