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Anti-Racism Resources

Below an ongoing list I've gathered to keep learning/unlearning and stay accountable in long-term allyship with our BIPOC communities and those fighting to dismantle systems of racism and oppresion.   LISTSA Roundup of LA Black-Owned Restaurant Lists via Eater Anti-Racism Resources for White People via Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein Black Lives Matter Caard - BEST PLACE TO START, A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF PETITIONS, FUNDS, EMAILS/PHONE NUMBERS, ACTION ITEMS, AND SUCH MORE MORE HELPFUL INFO Black Lives Matter Resources Masterlist Black Owned Bookstores via CN Traveler Defend Black Lives Elect Black Leaders LA area Protests, Rallies, and Events via In This Together Support Black Farmers + Food Distributors The Anti-Racist Reading List via Ibram X. Kendi NON-PROFITS + ORGANIZATIONS Acres of...

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A Conversation With: Melissa Sonico

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general. -----  In celebration of friendship and connection in this time of collective solitude, my friend Melissa Sonico and I decided to interview one another.  You might recognize her from our Instagram feed.  She's a jewelry designer, professor, writer, mom, and sometime FUGGIAMO model based in Redlands, CA.  What initially drew me to Melissa is her innate sense of style.  But as I've come to know her personally, what I've also come to admire is how effortlessly she balances the different aspects of her life while showing up for her passions, family, and community.  Meet Melissa. Hi Melissa, can you tell us more about yourself?I am a writer...

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COVID-19 Resources

A (partial) list of resources we started for friends and loved ones to help get through this time of quarantine and continue to support community oriented small business. ----------  LA AREA GROCERY ALTERNATIVES Some local businesses that have pivoted to offer fresh produce, sundries, and pantry items as a substitute to supermarkets.  Most provide delivery or curbside pick-up for a no-contact option.  Below, we've grouped them by general georgraphic area. Eastside Alhambra - Yang's Kitchen Atwater - Dune Chinatown/Downtown - Dune, Go Get Em Tiger, Secret Lasagna Eagle Rock - ERB Public House Echo Park - Bar Avalon, Clark Street Bread, Ototo, Tilda, Valerie Confections Highland Park - Amara Kitchen, Go Get Em Tiger, HomeState, Kitchen Mouse,  Otono Hollywood - Gwen, HomeState, Kismet, L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, Osteria La Buca Los Feliz - All Time, Go Get...

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A Conversation With: Maxine Midtbo of Memor

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general. -----  To celebrate the launch of our exclusive Mosaic Vases from Memor, we chatted with the Cincinnati based ceramicist, Maxine Midtbo.  A shared fascination with travel, cultures, and the relationship between old and new, drew us to Maxine and her work.  Through Memor, she breathes new life into ancient traditions and discarded finds and antiques by re-contextualizing them in a contemporary form.  Get to know Maxine and what inspires her and her art.   Can you tell us about your background and how you got started making ceramics? In art school, I primarily focused on sculpture.  In 2013, I attended an...

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BFGF x FUGGIAMO

Artist Lilian Martinez of BFGF is someone I've long admired from afar and recently collaborated with on a photo project.  Her imaginative work combines classic motifs and pop culture iconography imbued with a lightheartedness, elements I wanted to further explore.  Working with Lil's husband, sculptor/photographer, Daniel Mckee, we spent a day playing with themes around high versus low design, precious versus disposable objects, and intentionality versus impulse.  Photographer: Daniel McKee Creative Direction: Jackie Sun Model: Susana Candelaria Shop the featured items here.

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