Gardens & Villa. Band. Santa Barbara.

Song: Black Hills
*single tear

Song: Star Fire Power
Gardens & Villa is the project of college friends Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Levi Hayden, and Shane McKillop who formed in 2008 following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitch-hiking journey up the west coast. Their name is pulled from the location of their house on Villa Street, the music they make is connected to coastal city they call home - stoney bike rides + dance parties... the band refers to this Santa Barbara feeling as "coco vibes." For two weeks in the summer of 2010, the band camped behind visionary and now-labelmate Richard Swift's Oregon studio. Soon after they added member Dusty Ineman to supremely execute the live incarnation of the band.

Barbara Gębczak-Janas. Painter. Poland.

oil on canvas.

Proenza Schouler. Pre-Fall 2011 Collection.



Ferran Adrià. Chef. Author. Creative genius. Spain.


EL BULLI - COOKING IN PROGRESS trailer. 2010. Directed by Gereon Wetzel.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations El Bulli. August 2011.

I adore/admire chef Ferran Adrià, the creator of elBulli- a Michelin 3 star restaurant in Catalonia, Spain. Described as 'the most imaginative generator of haute cuisine on the planet', Adria has created numerous cooking techniques and food technologies used in molecular gastronomy + the culinary experience. El Bulli closed this past July 2011, but will reopen as a creativity center in 2014. The center will be a think-tank where candidates from around the world will be invited to brainstorm and extend the boundaries of culinary innovation. Much of the exchange of ideas will take place via the Internet and the Centre’s creations will be open for feedback from guests during specially-organised tasting sessions. The Centre’s creations will also be available for restaurants around the world to adopt.


Robert Townsend. Artist. California.

Oil on panel

Watercolor on paper

Watercolor and acrylic on paper


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