FAILE’s Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation

Rancho V's Rocco Gardner commissions the Brooklyn artist duo for a meaningful mural

741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn’t your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city’s iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V‘s Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade roughly the size of three billboards. It’s the largest tile mural by FAILE thus far. Gardner had observed the area’s rapid changes and wanted …

Touring Pioneertown, CA’s Idyllic Rancho V

How Airstream accommodations, large-scale art and a recording studio unite in the desert

With Palm Springs International Airport only a 40 minute drive away, it’s easy to place Rancho V on the map by way of that transportation hub. Unless, of course, you’ve heard of Pioneertown, CA. On Route 62 in the lush desert of the Yucca Valley, Pioneertown began in 1940s as an Old West motion-picture set, which actors actually lived in when not filming. Today, its …