March 2013 archive


Jeffrey Deitch – Deitch Projects/MOCA Director. Los Angeles.

Alex Israel – Artist. Los Angeles.

Gia Coppola – Director/Photographer. Los Angeles.

Don ShelfordWieden & Kennedy – Advertising Creative Director. Portland.

Sezay Altinok – Wieden & Kennedy – Advertising Creative. Portland.

Olivier Zahm – Purple Fashion Magazine. Paris.

Scott A. Sant’Angelo – Arkitip, Curator. Malibu.

Holly Wales – Illustrator. London.

Michael Muller – Photographer. Los Angeles.

M Blash – Directors Bureau – Director. New York.

Floria Sigismondi – Director. Los Angeles.

Aaron Rose – Alleged Press – Artist/Director/Curator. Los Angeles.

Chuck Anderson – NoPattern Studio – Design/Art/Illustration. Grand Rapids.

Quentin Jones – Film Maker/Illustrator. London.

Terry White – Adobe – Design Evangelist. San Francisco.


Stephen Smith – Naesden Control Centre – Artist. London.

Ticket to LA: Quentin Jones on

Here is a short created by British filmmaker Quentin Jones featuring some of the keynote speakers from the Semi Permanent Los Angeles event.

Semi-Permanent Los Angeles 2013 from Semi Permanent on Vimeo.



For the latest installment of SHELTERBLACK, we visited artist, Chad Eaton in his DTLA home and studio. It was everything we dreamt it would be, like you were walking into one of his paintings.

See the SHELTERBLACK post here.

You can buy some of Chad’s beautiful creations here.


A little behind the scenes sneak peek at the Element Eden Spring ’13 campaign I shot last year in Joshua Tree, California. See the full campaign here and the vibe video here.

Photos by Mr. Fantastic aka Marc Falkenstien.

The A Team! Working along side my handsome husband, Kirk Dianda who filmed and edited the lookbook video.

Rayne Anna Ivanushka from FORD models was incredible to work with.

I had the most amazing team behind me!

Stylist: Williams and Cook.
Hair and Make up: Sandy Ganzer.
Model: Rayne Ivanushka @ FORD Models.
Designers: Wendy Choi and Filipa Dasilva.
Creative Director: Ivan Salazar.
Producer and BTS photographer: Marc Falkenstien.

Thank you everyone involved for such an incredible shoot! xa


“I Miss You Beau Velasco” from The Death Set on Vimeo.

It’s the little things i miss about Beau Velasco… Walking the streets of NYC with you. Laughing about silly things like imaginary creatures you’d make up and how much you loved animals, usually the dorky ones that no one else would love.

It’s been years in the making, but the video for “I Miss You Beau Velasco” off “The Death Set” record “Michel Poiccard” is finally complete and I feel very honored to be a part of an amazing collaboration. So much love for you BV, we really do miss you.

“It would be impossible to make a video that would completely encapsulate our love for our lost band mate and friend Beau Velasco. He was an inspiration to us and to so many.
The process was extremely difficult, yet one we had to embark upon. It is very important to us that he be remembered. We asked as many people as possible that were close to Beau if they would like to appear in the video. So many friends and family from all over the world took part; from The Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, Baltimore and New York City.” – The Death Set

Some of the artists and musicians you may recognize include Spank Rock, XXXChange, Santigold, Japanther, Best Fwends, Roofeeo (TV on the Radio / The Death Set), High Places, Dan Deacon, Trouble Andrew and Vice Cooler (XBRX).

Director/editor – Jay Buim
. DP – Kyle Repka. 
Additional video: 
Nathan Smith, 
Craig Elrod, 
Claudio Kirac, 
Leonie Savvides, 
Dalton Blanco, 
Scott Ross, 
Jay Buim, 
Mary Pearson
, Rob Barber, 
Johnny Siera
. Additional Live Footage: 
Claudio Kirac, 
Colin Devin Moore.
Animation – Amber B Dianda. 
Colorist – Irving Harvey
. Photography:
 Amber B Dianda,
Tod Seelie, 
Rebecca Smeyne
, Simon Lovelace, 
Ed Zipco
, Johnny Siera
, Carleton Banks.

Cast (in order of appearance) 
Amber B Dianda animation, Best Fwends (Dustin Pilkington, Anthony Davis), Native – Vincent Van Horne, Johnny Siera, Dan Walker, Ella Parons, Charles Parsons, Jahphet “Roofeeo” Landis (TV on the Radio / The Death Set), Joseph “JK5” Ari Aloi (Daredevil Tattoo), Clinton Parsons, Leonie Savvides, Vice Cooler (XBRX), Carla Parsons, Steven Edson, Mark Duckworth, Benji Phillips, Simon Ponnusamy (AM Eyewear), Emily “Rabbit” McDonough, High Places (Rob Barber, Mary Pearson), Japanther (Ian Vanek, Matt Reilly), David Andler, Rob Girardi, Spank Rock (Naeem Juwan), Sofia Szamosi and Breakfast, Emily Elizabeth Holler, Phoenix “Benoot” Elizabeth Holler, Dan Deacon, Jay Buim, Dan Morris, Claudio Kirac,  Peter O’ Connell, Othelo Gervacio, Jocelyn Wilkerson, Kevin Kearney, Jah Jah Brown (Ninjasonik), Jessica Lee Wertz, Jason Urick, Alex “XXXChange” Epton, Scott Lowe, Trevor “Trouble Andrew” Andrew and Santi “Sanitgold” White, Beau The Dog, Tod Seelie

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