Feedd your friends is back with episode 6! Shimmy teaches you how to make seafood wontons for your loved ones. I'd recommend to specifically follow all the instructions Shimmy provides especially the one about sharing with the people you like and not with the ones you don't, you'll end up overstuff and sad.
For her latest body of work, Denver based artist Jessica Gutierrez shoulders the experiences and realities that make up who she is as a person, creating art that is subversive and exciting. We were able to catch up with Jessica to discuss her art and how through the lens of her own femininity and heritage she was able to create something that is not only special and relatable to herself but also to her audience.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Denver SeriesFest to view a selection of short independently produced tv pilots. Between fashion and art continues to grow in Denver over the past year, it’s good to see that film and television are also finding ways to thrive here. SeriesFest is a global showcase but having the event here gives a chance for Denver filmmakers and creatives to network and also display a lot of work that may go unnoticed without events like these. The specific event I attended was set around a series of television pilots ranging from animation, experimental films, sitcoms, to off the wall "David Lynch-esque” comedy dramas. The content was as varied as the budget and pedigree of each team of filmmakers. All of it was viable in its own way, which is a testament to what is possible a medium that is so often restricted by budgets and where you might reside in America.
I was recently having a conversation with my girlfriend about how I would like to organize a "meet up" of people of color in tech and creative industries here in Denver. There is no denying that Denver is having a tech boom and it would be an honor to meet other people of color who are participating in it. I was very happy to find a platform that puts that same idea on a larger scale. People of Craft is a platform that showcases creatives of color all over the world, redefining what a creative looks like. You might find the person to help you on that one ongoing project you have or your next friend, business partner, or even significant other via the site.
Skateboarding and all of its far-reaching cultural impact remain such an important part of my life because of how it summarizes a time, place, and people. Growing up on “Epicly Later’d” and old 411VM videos, I’ve been conditioned to be more attracted to those details in setting and character than some of the actual skating. Part of what has given skateboarding staying power is its archived monuments like EMB, The Brooklyn Banks, and the people that were there. “Trap Hill” is a video by artist and skateboarder Scotty Zaletel, a Las Vegas native who moved to Denver and documented the summer of 2015 and all of its character. The idea behind Trap Hill was to film a video with a collective of skaters all within the confines of Denver’s capitol hill neighborhood. The daily routine of filming for trap hill went beyond skating and getting clips to really define a period of time for Denver’s artists, musicians, students, skaters, and all of the people who spent their days and nights in this neighborhood. More importantly, the goal of the video was intended to recapture the fun of skateboarding you might have had or missed out on as a kid. Staying out from sunrise well past sunset it brought the skate community and all of its contemporaries together in a way I hadn’t seen before. Videos like “Trap Hill” serve to archive a special time, place, and people and I’m always proud to have been a part of it.
The projects that make our life's a little better always tend to be passion projects. They're the projects that we don't answer to anybody but ourselves. That's where Today's Archives derives from and so does Sporty and Rich. Sporty and Rich is created by Emily Oberg and it started as a print magazine but is now a creative consultancy agency. I'm sure the magazine fuels a lot of the work that Emily gets as it's a wonderful platform for her to showcase her taste and ideas.
1. Miguel Angeles styled by Mitch Modes 2. A.Chal styled by Mitch Modes
FOR THOSE THAT KNOW, is an in-house personal collection by Mitch Modes. Mitch's collection contains carefully selected timeless pieces created by the most renowned designers today. Over the weekend, FOR THOSE THAT KNOW released a new redesign of the website with an update on new items from the collection, new visuals of people the brand has worked with and insights on what is to come.
I'd take authentic over triumphant any day. My favorite film of the past year was Good Time by the Safdie Brothers. The movie stood out on my radar amongst everything else since I saw the trailer because of its authenticity. Little details in the styling by Miyako Bellizi and Mordechai Rubinstein (mistermort) put the film head and shoulders above a lot of stories by other filmmakers whose work is supposed to be contemporary. The characters are dressed in a way that speaks to who they are but also reflects the modern day, the little things that Good Time might go under appreciated but can't be understated for adding to that authenticity. The Safdie brothers make movies that feel real but are also so unbelievable that they feel like a dream. I appreciate their sentiment for reality from the story to the casting of Buddy Durress playing the kind of character you probably have come across in your own "downtown" even if you don't live in a place like New York. In an industry that can praise melodrama a little too often, it's good to see a film that doesn't forget to embrace authenticity above glamor.
1.Nothing Personal, Richard Avedon and James Baldwin 2.Eileen Gray, Francois Baudot
I'm very happy to see more online retailers put some emphasis on editorial. I think it's a no-brainer to add an editorial tab and provide more value to your customers. Need Supply has always provided great content and now they're delivering it more frequently that I've added the site to my routine. I admire the taste that Need Supply has all across the board. From their website layout, their visuals, to the great selection of items they carry. The sub-category "print" is my favorite! I know they don't update it every day but I check up on it just in case.
1.“All The Way Through” Cheap Souvenir Scarf 2.Hotel Logo Keychain
Do you know how beautiful it is to make products that are made simply out of interest to learn what these products are made from? Benjamin Edgar Gott who you might remember from earlier in his creation of Th-oughts has a project known as "An Object Company" where Ben pretty much gets to experiment with materials that then result in beautifully designed tangible goods. From cut & sew garments, to incense bowls made out of polished aluminum, to marble hangers. Ben recently released the souvenir scarf which reminds me of a cold evening watching a soccer match with a side of hot cocoa & a keychain with a metaphor of a the hotel experience truly twisting and distorting reality for the duration of your stay.