Paul Smith has been the recipient of numerous wild and wonderful gifts for over 20 years, Benjamin Wigley's forthcoming documentary chronicles the story. As a fan lf Mr. Smith and his deisgn ethos, I can't wait to see this. If you know nothing of Paul Smith a suggest two things: one, a visit to one of his many unique stores--in LA it's on Melrose and you can't miss it because it is a bright pink box. two, read his book, you can find inspiration in everything, if not look again.
Had some errands on the east side of town yester day and ventured into areas I like but seldom get to. The destination was Luz de Jesus Gallery on Hollywood Blvd. denizen of all things wacky and weird. They have a lot of dia de los muertos stuff and we have some plans around that this weekend so a visit was necessary. Also found a fablous 'solar queen'--she is solar-powered by a mirror on her handbag--which causes her to wave that famous wave--forever!! I also wondered into a really cool clothing store called Confederacy, the men's shop which is hidden in the back was so eclectic and interesting--books, unique clothing, great design appointments--not many places like it on my side of town--the westside of LA offers up a different kind of hip--almost too cool to be hip actually.
Reggae great Gregory Isaacs has died of lung cancer. It was thought that Isaacs would fill Bob Marley's shoes, stepping into the gap created by Marley's early death and continuing to take reggae global, bt the man was troubled by lots of issues and spent too much time in trouble or jail to fully realize his potential. Those things didn't stop hm from making some great reggae music and he will be sorely missed.