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    ELIZA SYS // LA PHOTO SERIES

    After spending years on the other end of the lens as a high-fashion model, Belgian-born Eliza Sys has picked up a camera herself, using it to document life in Los Angeles. Her images are deeply personal, communicating an existence dabbled in subtle sunlight yet fusing with melancholy. She uses film to create a world of grit that is […]

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    Artist of the Month // Alyssa Ellis

    Alyssa Ellis  is going into April because March was such a crazy time with us here! More photos of her studies with toxic plants.                     Also known as deadman’s bells, foxglove has the ability to slow the heart muscles to a creeping pace, causing it panic […]

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    Visual Magic with Sarah Faith // The Magician

    “When we practice magic we are always making connections, moving energy, identifying with other forms of being. Magic could be called the applied science that is based on an understanding of how energy makes patterns and patterns direct energy. To put it another way, at its heart is a paradox: Consciousness shapes reality; Reality shapes […]

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    Untitled // A Short Story

    In honor of our collaboration issue, below is a short story by genevieve berrick.   The sunblock felt clammy against my skin. Clammy and slightly repulsive, like a slug was trailing across my palm. I didn’t want to be there. Sure, it was a beautiful day, a beautiful beach. The sky, the surf, it was all… […]

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    The Ubiquitous Gaze of the Wallflower // The Paintings of Ariana Papademetropoulos

    ‘It’s about creating a gateway where a seemingly traditional environment is liquified; revealing it’s organic and interpretive forms that bare similar effects to a Rorschach inkblot test,’ says Ariana Papademetropoulos, a portrait of beauty herself, perched amidst a sea of plants suspended above painted interiors embellishing the walls of her light-drenched downtown studio. Through inventive pictorial strategies, […]

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    DEATH IN PARIS //

    Get out your credit cards – graphic design studio turned creator of über chic bags, Death in Paris, has released their second collection of minimalist heaven. Black and white leather, mixed with clear PVC, make up their range of functional yet fashionable goodies. The bags just exude a downtown sensibility that mixes the cool of […]

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    New Music // Mayflower madame

    Who doesn’t love a druggie twang and echo of rock and roll?  We just got new music sent to us from our buddies over at Manimal.  New on our personal playlist to life is MAYFLOWER MADAME.  They have risen out of the psychedelic, doom rock haven in Norway to expel their own imprint of Black Angels x JAMC holy communion. […]

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    Ariel Beesley x Jamie Wise // An exclusive recording mix tape

    Los Angeles based musician and model, Ariel Beesley has joined forces with her partner in crime Jamie Wise and fellow musician ( and James Dean lookalike ) in celebration of our upcoming Collaboration Issue #7 of the Work Magazine with an original recording of songs exclusivly for our Work Magazine audience. The Mix can be […]

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THE UNIVERSAL SIGN FOR CHOKING // FIRST SOLO SHOW

LA born Insurgency Inc is opening their first solo show, The Universal Sign for Choking, in LA on May 9th. While they never claimed to be artists, somehow this happened, and they seem to be falling into the role quite easily. “We never intended to make ‘art.’ We really just wanted to inspire people to […]

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This Friday // LANI TROCK // SPACE 15 TWENTY POP UP

trust in the you of now  April 17 – April 27 2015  Space 15 Twenty 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028  OPENING RECEPTION BY RSVP: Friday, April 17th 2015, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, rsvp@lanitrock.com. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Lani Trock is pleased to present Trust In The You of Now, an interactive installation at Space 15 Twenty. Trust In […]

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ELIZA SYS // LA PHOTO SERIES

After spending years on the other end of the lens as a high-fashion model, Belgian-born Eliza Sys has picked up a camera herself, using it to document life in Los Angeles. Her images are deeply personal, communicating an existence dabbled in subtle sunlight yet fusing with melancholy. She uses film to create a world of grit that is […]

Carl Sagan X Stephen Hawking // A Glorious Dawn

If you didn’t already understand Carl Sagan as not only a scientist, but also a poet, now you know. Thank you to whoever made this incredible remix. Carl Forever <3  

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Workaholic // Rotelli Cyclery // Custom Bicycles

Robert Rotello founded his company to specialize in creating custom handcrafted bicycles tailored to the needs of commuters and adventure-seekers alike. Within his company, he and his team sit with you to understand your needs as a cyclist. Taking you in your path with the restoration of bicycles of the past. Robert gave us a […]

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Artist of the Month // Alyssa Ellis

Alyssa Ellis  is going into April because March was such a crazy time with us here! More photos of her studies with toxic plants.                     Also known as deadman’s bells, foxglove has the ability to slow the heart muscles to a creeping pace, causing it panic […]

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HUBERT DUPRAT //

Sometimes you just need a little glamour in your life. Enter this collaboration between man and bug: Hubert Duprat and a group of caddisfly larvae. In nature, these tiny craftsmen live near flowing bodies of water, such as streams or rivers. They collect various particles in their vicinity – dirt or sand, rocks, twigs, bits of […]

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Visual Magic with Sarah Faith // The Magician

“When we practice magic we are always making connections, moving energy, identifying with other forms of being. Magic could be called the applied science that is based on an understanding of how energy makes patterns and patterns direct energy. To put it another way, at its heart is a paradox: Consciousness shapes reality; Reality shapes […]

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Start your morning right – BAATHHAUS // Ascension

What if your suburban home norm was decorated with a mother in drag greeting your prom date, a father with blue nail polish, and a consistent throw back to 1985? Wouldn’t life be much more exciting in the Midwest, to say the least? This music video is more of a short film that gives you something […]

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Untitled // A Short Story

In honor of our collaboration issue, below is a short story by genevieve berrick.   The sunblock felt clammy against my skin. Clammy and slightly repulsive, like a slug was trailing across my palm. I didn’t want to be there. Sure, it was a beautiful day, a beautiful beach. The sky, the surf, it was all… […]

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The Ubiquitous Gaze of the Wallflower // The Paintings of Ariana Papademetropoulos

‘It’s about creating a gateway where a seemingly traditional environment is liquified; revealing it’s organic and interpretive forms that bare similar effects to a Rorschach inkblot test,’ says Ariana Papademetropoulos, a portrait of beauty herself, perched amidst a sea of plants suspended above painted interiors embellishing the walls of her light-drenched downtown studio. Through inventive pictorial strategies, […]

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DEATH IN PARIS //

Get out your credit cards – graphic design studio turned creator of über chic bags, Death in Paris, has released their second collection of minimalist heaven. Black and white leather, mixed with clear PVC, make up their range of functional yet fashionable goodies. The bags just exude a downtown sensibility that mixes the cool of […]

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WE FOUND FOOTAGE // CONCEPT DEMO

If you ever actually found some random footage, a VHS tape, a misplaced DVD, videos on a lost cellphone, what’s the best thing it could be? Kids getting scared in the woods? A giant alien attacking a city? Some frat boys being tortured in a basement? What about proof of time travel? In this Demo, […]

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New Music // Mayflower madame

Who doesn’t love a druggie twang and echo of rock and roll?  We just got new music sent to us from our buddies over at Manimal.  New on our personal playlist to life is MAYFLOWER MADAME.  They have risen out of the psychedelic, doom rock haven in Norway to expel their own imprint of Black Angels x JAMC holy communion. […]

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Artist of the Month // Alyssa Ellis

For the Month of  March I thought why not include some botany in our selected artist? Then I saw Alyssa’s work on Instagram. We will be featuring a piece of her work every week this month.   Alyssa Ellis is a Canadian based visual artist who is in an ongoing relationship with botanical poison.  This […]

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Ariel Beesley x Jamie Wise // An exclusive recording mix tape

Los Angeles based musician and model, Ariel Beesley has joined forces with her partner in crime Jamie Wise and fellow musician ( and James Dean lookalike ) in celebration of our upcoming Collaboration Issue #7 of the Work Magazine with an original recording of songs exclusivly for our Work Magazine audience. The Mix can be […]

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WORKAHOLIC//RYAN SAGHIAN

It takes a certain skill set to design multiple residential projects for the elite, launch a furniture collection, and venture into the world of hospitality by the age of 23. I would have to say that skill set includes a vast knowledge of architecture, interiors, and furniture history, as well as a strong awareness of […]

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WEIGHTLESS //

Directed by Josefine Seifert, we bring you “Weightless” by Danish artist, Hannah Scneider, off her new album Red Lines. A poetic montage of intimate vignettes of scenes both trivial and magic, the video depicts two characters in a dreaming state-of-mind simultaneously repeating gestures and restlessly playing with shapes and objects. Inspired by the grainy feel […]

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ARTIST CRUSH // NICK GEORGIOU

Tucson-based artist, Nick Georgiou, takes discarded books and newspapers and transforms them into captivating sculptures that speak to the decline in printed material in favor of digital (dis)connection. Bold and bright, his creations are ripe with emotion, drawing you inside his world. He has been commissioned by heavy-hitters ranging from Hermès to Oxford University Press, […]

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FASHION FOR ALL!!!

Friend of The Work Magazine, NiK Kacy is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the first gender-equal footwear line. NiK Kacy’s shoes break the traditional gender boundaries of the shoe industry by doing away with the notion of “men’s” and “women’s” styles and sizes and establishing the first gender-fluid luxury footwear line in […]

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PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK // THE HOUSE

If you are someone who appreciates midcentruy architecture and design, then you may have trekked your way into the desert this past week.  The beautiful oasis known as Palm Springs, celebrated its Modernism Week, and we are still lusting after the beautiful Palm Springs home of designer Vance Burke that we had the luxury to experience […]

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EMPTY PALACE // NEW ALBUM AND RECORD RELEASE

Psychedelic anything will always hold a special place in my “energy”, but here I share with you Delic Psych with shredding metal guitar riffs and some head whipping to boot. Long live druggy metal psych rock.  Los Angeles (by way of Denver) progressive psych band Empty Palace are gearing up for the release of their full length […]

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Just Because // Bill the Badass

Who knows if this is real or not, we don’t really care. He reminds me of a little kid, in his socks , at the top of the stairs, discovering shit.  Some of our favorites included.  

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FILM/NOIR // NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

Sexy, smooth, and perfect to get you ready for your Friday.  We are ready, and now you can be too…if you weren’t already. London based experimental art project Film/Noir is made up of Micael Prysler and Tobi Falade. Releasing their new single “After Hours” along with some stunning visuals to match. Film/Noir scrolls the neon lit streets while this […]

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Artist Crush // Alison Foshee

Anyone who knows me, knows of my intense love of botanicals. Watercolor, pencil, clay—staples? Yes. Staples. Artist Alison Foshee has turned beautiful pieces of nature into cold hard and yet compellingly beautiful metal art. In her own words: “This series of staple works on paper began in 1998.  I was exploring how everyday materials or found objects […]

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HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY // CLINTON + LEWINSKY

On this holy day of Presidents, we honor Bill, his philandering ways, and one of our favorite public lies. All because of that dirty blue dress… we hope it was worth it.

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Artist of the Month // Week 2 Erin Smith

February brings us the art of Erin Smith, an Australian painter who is sharing a painting a week with us here at Work. This work is titled: Gas / 2014 760mm x 560mm Acrylic / Water Color on Arches 300gsm  

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New Column // Visual Magic with Sarah Faith

The Fool “The Fool of course is the wisest of all. The Fool who goes down the road with the alligators at his heels, and the dogs yapping at him, blindfolded on his way, he knows all there is and does nothing about it…nothing could touch him.” — Aleister Crowley Unlimited potential, the protection of innocence, […]

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Keith Haring Gala // De Young Museum

‘The Political Line’ is the first major Keith Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. With more than 130 works, this exhibit showcases Haring’s responses to nuclear weapons, racial inequality, excesses of capitalism, environmental disaster and AIDS. One of the most remarkable things about seeing so many pieces so large is to […]

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What if your last action before death could be a gift of love to nature?

A Will For the Woods Documentary asks these questions and more as you watch musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepare for his own green burial.   Make sure to check out the first Los Angeles screening of this Award Winning Documentary at USC DAVIS School of Gerontology WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18 Davis School of Gerontology 3715 McClintock […]

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IMRI // MUSIC MADE BY MAGIC

Producer and artist Ethan DeLorenzo met IMRI while working on a goat farm in North Sonoma County.  It seemed like it was a set up by the vortex Gods, so they went with it.  Since then, they have worked together to complete a full debut album that will be launching later this year. If you […]

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VALENTINE’S DAY HIGH TEA // OJAI

Le Picnic, an exciting new food-centric brand championing quality and community above all else, are holding a pop-up this Saturday for Valentine’s Day. Indulge yourself with an artisinal high tea spread, make new friends, and enjoy the magic that is Ojai, California. Seating times are at 11:30am and 3pm, $50 per person. All the details […]

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Artist of the Month // February // Erin Smith

February brings us the art of Erin Smith, an Australian painter who is sharing a painting a week with us here at Work. This work is titled The Kids are alright / 2014 760mm x 560mm Acrylic / Water Color on Arches 300g

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 5 THINGS THAT DIDN’T LACK AT ALAC // Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Last weekend it was that one-time of year in Los Angeles where three big international art happenings happened simultaneously— otherwise known as Superbowl weekend to the rest of the world.  The first and longest running in the trio of art fairs to hit was Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC).  Self-heralded and collector-acclaimed as ‘the International Contemporary Art […]

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Workaholic / Michael Felix / Design Studio

Michael Felix designs and produces upholstered goods in Southern California. A 3rd generation upholstery designer, Michael started from the ground up as a sample-maker’s assistant in the furniture factory founded in 1959 by his grandfather. His in-depth understanding of classic upholstery techniques makes for a collection that is thoughtfully designed, structurally engineered and made for a […]

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NEW YORK CITY // PHEROMONE HOTBOX

Open now at the Steven Kasher gallery in NYC is “Pheromone Hotbox,” a photography show celebrating the work of five female artists: Aneta Bartos, Shae DeTar, Olivia Locher, Marianna Rothen and Work Magazine contributor, Amanda Charchian. While each photographer explores feminine energy and forms in her own unique way, the show flows together beautifully, celebrating […]

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Heroin or Cocaine?

Lorenzo Antico is a London based filmmaker who shared with us this visual browsing of how drugsare a factor used very often in the movies using first titles that came to mind. Heroin or Cocaine? from Lorenzo Antico on Vimeo.

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Artist Crush // Liesl Pfeffer

Currently crushing hard on Liesl Pfeffer‘s Garden Study series for a multitude of reasons, the first being that she actually uses the scientific name for each!!! Then you get to the art. Liesl has completely mastered the skill of complex minimalism. Her shapes are simplified while the textures of the images she uses in her collages […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. // CELEBRATING THE MAN WHO HAD A DREAM

May we all take a moment today to honor and appreciate a brilliant mind that believed in justice and equality above all. As a society, we still have a long way to go to abolish discrimination based on the fear of the other, but thanks in much part to Martin Luther King Jr., we are […]

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PHOTO LA

It’s art fair season in Los Angeles… kicking-off this weekend with the LA Art Show and the 24th iteration of the international exposition photo la.  Returning to downtown’s historic LA Mart fortress The REEF January 15-18th, photo la showcases a lens-based potpourri ranging from the 19th Century to contemporary explorations.  In addition to a 3-day public program of lectures, […]

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ISSUE 7 // Artist Sarah Sitkin

Issue 7 is very close to being finished for you (and for us). Sarah Sitkin will be featured as one of the many amazing artists we have to share with you. Sarah’s work is haunting, disturbing, beautiful, and multi-layered in its physical collaboration. Each piece tells a story but also brings forth a psychological question […]

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Exclusive Work Release // Misty X by Feather Revs

I am pretty excited about this new discovery brought to my attention from our friends over at Manimal .  This music video makes me want to time travel with a bag of shrooms and have a dance off with myself.  I can’t wait to hear the album in it’s entirety and say to the sounds.  More […]

LITTLE SECRETS // KESTRIN PANTERA X NIKI SCHWAN

Director Kestrin Pantera was so inspired by stylist Niki Schwan’s new store that she wrote and directed a ‘Goldilocks-meets-Gaga film’ called “Little Secrets,” which takes place in Schwan’s fashion boutique: Girl breaks into store after-hours to live her dress-up fantasy and sneaks out… perhaps to do it again another night. Schwan has styled artists from […]

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FOXYGEN // PERFORMANCE RETURNS

I was just having a conversation with myself about the lack of showmanship I seem to be coming across when going to live events.  Yes they may seem nice and entertaining, calm and deep…but after revisiting “Rock and Roll Circus”  that the Rolling Stones put on decades ago, and the emotion they gave to their audience […]

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WOAH’S TOP 12 LA ART SHOWS // OF 2014

Anyone who wants to use the old way of thinking that LA’s art scene is lacking can take a moment to check out our friend WOAH’s recap of  their 12 LA Art Shows of 2014. #WOAHPicks include some of our personal favorite shows.  We hope you were curious enough to have gone to some of […]

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Weather better // by Yasi Salek

If this isn’t a movie, then please explain why you are sitting on the plush blue couch in our room at the Hampton Inn in Oxnard of all places quietly playing your guitar and singing “Be My Baby” while I lay face down on the lumpy white comforter on the bed (at least one of […]