• Marianna Rothen // Shadows in Paradise

    A red dress is lying like a carcass on the lawn. Shoes abandoned next to it; the chair tipped up. A discarded blonde wig no longer means anything – no longer screams siren or bombshell or sex; only emptiness. And the question of what happened here. If the women in Marianna Rothen’s earlier series (Snow […]

  • Workaholic // Camille Vignaud

    Camille Vignaud is a designer and artist who launched her own agency in 2011, within just a few short years of leaving university. Her desire then was to bring more of her personal artistry to graphic design, and it’s an ambition she certainly attains. Her dream-like aesthetic now gets filtered through books, websites, and entire […]

  • WORK EDITORIAL // FW / 17 – GRAPHIC FALL

    We do what we want.  What is a trend? And do you follow them, or do you make your own rules? Slick your hair back, draw some shapes on your face, play with color, and leave your house. Expression is in the self and the self is where it’s at. FALL – WINTER 2017   […]

  • WORKAHOLIC // VINCENT POCSIK

    With a background in art and music and formal training in architecture, Vincent Pocsik is a creative in the purest sense. His premier furniture collection features the diversity of his skills, presenting lyrical movement and structural abstraction. Series 001 features designs that stretch and curve, bulging in unexpected and typically ignored places. The anatomy of […]

  • NEW WORK // Photo London

    There couldn’t be more happening at Photo London. The newly-instituted 4-day exhibition, which features galleries from London, Paris and New York among others, boasts of being the largest photography event in the UK, and returned in May for its second showcase of the medium.  At a time when the bounds of what photography is and […]

  • PARACHUTE MARKET // JUNE 18 – 19 // LETS GO!

    Come on down to our block for the 6th rendition of Parachute Market in The Arts District downtown for LA Design Week. The theme, “Alone Together,” encourages our creative community to explore who we are without a lens and why we thrive in community. The Digital Age has connected and disconnected us in ways never before […]

  • A Film by Justin Tyler Close + Nouel Riel // 1619 Silverlake Blvd. //exclusive release

    Nouel Riel is one of the most wild and unexpected forces I have met.  The fire in her eyes tells me to expect any unexpectedness from her actions.  Like a child, she looks at things as if they are there to her for the first time.  Justin Tyler Close, friend, former roommate, and fellow artist, […]

  • NSFW music video by GODMA // DIRECTED by GLORIA NOTO

    ” Inspired by feelings of isolation, self recognition & rejection, ‘PWROVRU’ is the brand new (NSFW) video from experimental R&B artist, GODMA. GODMA dives into a world of her own reflecting her emotions as she becomes a spectator in a world full of over consumption & over stimulation. Invading Little Tokyo, the video was shot […]

The Work Magazine – Collaboration Issue

 

WORKAHOLIC // OLO FRAGRANCE

The first time my scent receptors got a hold of OLO oils, I felt like I discovered a secret batch of something that I had to hoard.  I felt like this smell had to be mine and all mine.  The beauty of essential oil scents is that it harmonizes with your own body chemistry and creates a […]

R.SWIADER // LENDING EASE AND HAPPINESS THIS SS/15

When I took a look at this collection, I couldn’t help but want to cover my own self in its layers.  The fabrics, textures, and minimal dimensions that  R.Swiader  has provided in his new collection prove to be something every man (and woman) may want to crawl in before heading into the battle of urban living. “R.Swiader […]

NATURE VS ENVIRONMENT // DAIDO MORIYAMA

When getting lost on the Little Big Man Gallery site, I stumbled upon Daido’s work and couldn’t continue my aimless search.  His work held me eyes, and the part of your brain that plays the games of recognition took over. There is a part of you that feels like you are more connected and more involved when you […]

NICK WAPLINGTON// LITTLE BIG MAN GALLERY // OPENING RECEPTION THIS FRIDAY

Little Big Man Gallery is home to some of our most favorite LA art shows, and this Friday will not fall short of that expectation. A Good Man’s Grave Is His Sabbath November 7, 2014 – January 7, 2015 Artist Reception: Saturday, November 7, 2014 6-9pm LOS ANGELES – Little Big Man Gallery is pleased to […]

THANKS FOR TRYING // CULTURE COLLIDE 2014

Besides the music and the beer, stylish fellow festival-goers can be quite an asset to a weekend of music. Now, I’m not talking about the one-size-fits-all flower crowns and cutoffs that a certain California festival provides, but more the outfits that seem to be inspired by an actual personal taste in clothing versus the need […]

ZOMBIE TOWN MIX // KURT EUNALA DOES AN EXCLUSIVE FOR WORK MAG

NYC based DJ, Kurt Eunala has come together with the undead robots and sound machines alike to get your Friday night Halloween attachments moving.  This deep mix is perfect for the dark black night. It throws me back into my nights when I lived in Detroit and painted masks on my face any given night […]

CULTURE COLLIDE // 2014

Culture Collide is a music festival all its own. Based upon the premise of bringing together acts from around the world (hence the name), it does just that… and it does not disappoint. For 3 days Echo Park’s venues are filled with musical talents far and wide, boasting lineups from Peru to Israel, The Netherlands […]

HEALTH GOTH // REAL GOTH

“Are you Health Goth?” “No.” “What are you?” “Goth.” “Well, I’m goth, too.” “No.” “I’m Health Goth.” “OK.” “I mean, I’m currently into really baggy Alexander Wang. I feel like that is very ‘me’ now.” “OK.” “Is Rhianna a goth?” “No.” “That’s right! She is Ghetto Goth.” “That is not real goth.” “Do you like […]

HOUSE OF MODERN HORRORS // EVERYDAY

You know what’s scarier than a ghost? When the tag is sticking out of someone’s shirt. You know what will make any civilized person cringe? When someone has snot hanging out of their nose and you have to tell them about it. You know what is more terrifying than Halloween? When someone has toilet paper […]

AMANDA CHARCHIAN x JOSE ROMUSSI // A SURREALIST COLLABORATION PERFECT FOR THIS HALLOW SEASON

Jose Romussi works with black and white photographic inspirations to create a new form by overlaying embroidery on the image, allowing for a unique inspiration to give birth.  Amanda Charchian, one of our personal favorite photographers/artists, has come together with Jose to create what feels reminiscent of a tableaux story line and visual aesthetic of early 1920’s […]

PLANNINGTOROCK // U + U

No one has had a better year musically than Planningtorock. The queer electronic experimentalist released her third album at the beginning of this year and has squeezed content from it all year. Fortunately, it is an unending, delicious audial treat. PTR has new shit to give, too. With the release of the new maxi-single for the song […]

Absorbing Life Into Objects

As an artist, Craig Van Den Brulle has merged the past and the present by continuously exploring elements and tools that will absorb life into the objects that he creates. There is a sense of performance in his work resulting in a lasting significance. Working consciously and unconsciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, the […]

CALM // UCLA MEDIA ARTS // MFA FALL EXHIBITION

Los Angeles is a city of fantastic art destinations and some of the best exist behind the scholastic walls of local universities. One of the best hidden spots is UCLA’s New Wight Gallery, which showcases various works from different departments from art to design media. Did I mention all the shows are free? They are—and they […]

what I own does not define me

This really intrigues me. I’ve been struggling recently with the concept of “what I own does not define me” in order to downsize. It’s really fascinating to see someone make such amazing use of small space. We tend to think the more money we have the older we get, we need MORE MORE MORE and […]

MYKKI BLANCO // HALLOWEEN RAVE

There is so much to love about Mykki Blanco. The queercore rapper is a fascinating persona and fabulously aggressive performer: the artist is not to be taken lightly. This is why Halloween week in Los Angeles just got a little sweeter: Mykki is coming to town for a big “Halloween Rave” that is being co-produced […]