Boule

Chant along with me: Chocolaterie, Pâtisserie, Viennoiserie, Confiserie, Glacerie… I'm still tweaking from my visit to Boule— LA's three month-old shop of wonders by pastry chef Michelle Myers (who is also the co-owner of Sona restaurant). Everything I sampled was great, and several were really exceptional. Her macarons are second only to Ladurée in Paris. Her lemon chiffon marshmallow was tangy and light. And her …

Francine Spiegel: Congratulations!

Francine Spiegel is an LA-based artist who's works include photocollage, video, mixed media assemblages and freeform installations. All of her work is derived from samplings of funky feminine cyber-subcultures, techno debris from her studio floor and other random raw materials. Spiegel’s loose, sprawling technique captures the Dionysian abandon of the fantasies on display, which are woven into shiny, brash webs with fetishistic textures. The pieces …

Nike Cultura

Though already reviewed by Fixins and Freshness, the Nike Cultura project is still ripe for coverage. In the interest of capturing LA Latino culture in a line of limited editions, Nike installed the Cultura show at Blu House on Venice Beach. The kicks are hot, but the work of Tattoo and graffiti artist Mister Cartoon photographer Estevan Oriol is even better.