So I have this sister named Tani Ikeda.
Tani and I met while on the same dance team in college and both, similarly, were doing social justice work on campus. Naturally we clicked and hung out and now, 8 years later, we’re both doing our own things and only see each other once in a while, but catch up like we never stopped.
Tani co-founded this amazing organization called imMEDIAte Justice which seeks to equip girls with media skills so they have the power to hold conversations about sex, gender, love and relationships in their own lives. Now 5 (6?) years old, the org has held summer camps here in LA/around the country and also in Beijing, China and Kampala, Uganda. It’s really transformative stuff, and trust that Tani and her work have been a huge inspiration in my own development.
They need support to keep going, so if you are able please throw a coffee or a lighting rig their way in the form of a donation.
Check ‘em out here: http://immediatejusticeproductions.org/give/
I unsuccesfully spent a long time trying to convince the state of California that travelers just see it as northern or southern and maybe if they have done their research you can toss in a central. They however see the state broken up into twelve regions and since they are the client here is a map of California broken up into those twelve sections with the highlights of each region.
Malaysian illustrator Vince Low creates portraits of famous movie stars and musicians from tiny, energetic scribbles.
'Never Built Los Angeles' explores the ‘what if’ Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew’s groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner’s Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel’s 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. ‘Never Built Los Angeles’ will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world’s great cities.