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Inspiration LA

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Sweet Frankee came to visit this weekend in hopes of escaping San Fransicso's frigid waters and to surf some mellow SoCal waves, but the weather wasn't having it. Over a lazy breakfast, she showed me the awesome Pacific Standard Time website, which is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the LA art scene. Stoked on our new plan, we took on the rainy traffic and drove ourselves up the 5.

Our first stop was at the Architecture and Design Museum to see the Eames Words Exhibition honoring the uncommon beauty of common things.

"Not all design is done by people who call themselves designers. I doubt if the sum total of people that produced a braided loaf of egg bread were conscious of the fact that they were designers and artists." 

"The panic to be original is one of the evidences of a lack of knowledge"
 "In a good toy there's apt to be nothing
self-conscious about the use of materials.

What is wood is wood. 
What is tin is tin.
What is cast is beautifully cast.

Is it possible that in all this there is a clue to what sets the creative climate of any time including our own?"
We crossed the street and headed over to The Lacma to see the first major study of California midcentury modern design. "California Design, 1930-1965" 

LESSON OF THE DAY: Never forget to take your pleasure seriously! Go out and get inspired!

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