Holidays 2015 // Gift Guides : Hannah

For the holidays, the ladies of LPP decided to put together gift guides (mainly based on what we’d like to receive, of course).  Each week, we’ll be posting another collection of goodies, all available online and in the shop.  Happy shopping!




// Hannah’s Gift Guide //

Citrine Body Oil:  I suffer from some serious skin complaints, so a good moisturizer is crucial for me.  I am obsessed with everything Herbivore Botanicals makes- all natural, AMAZING scents, and actually effective.

Men’s Facial Elixir:  This was the serum that convinced my boyfriend that nice body care products are actually worth it.  He approves and I will continue to gift this elixir to all the dudes I know.

Muscle Joint Salve:  Since I am both training for a half marathon and am also very clumsy, a good bruise and ache balm is a blessing.  This stuff is magical.

Cheek & Lip Tint:  A two-for-one all natural stain that gives a great flush of color and keeps your lips feeling soft.

Tree Pencils:  Twiggy and cute- a great stocking stuffer for the outdoorsy writer in your life, as well as the amateur Instagram life style photographer.

Leather Charger Necklace:  This is one of two pieces I wear almost every single day- I love everything Julia Szendrei makes and this necklace is no exception.  Its versatility is incredible (I seriously wear it with everything).

Double Cuff:  Part two of my daily look- a cuff that perfectly treads between minimal and statement jewelry.  Not an easy feat.

Halo Ring:  Hikaru Furuhashi is another local favorite. Although I could easily scoop up all of her jewels, the Halo Ring is a stand-out fav.  The delicately textured loop of cast brass really is like a little halo on my index finger.

Golda Soaps:  I am a sucker for fancy soaps, so obviously I am loving these spherical and pyramid beauties from Studio Cue.  The fact that they have the most incredible woodsy citrusy scent doesn’t hurt.

Golda Incense:  Because the soaps smell so good, you’ll want to keep the scent going all day.  This is a particularly nice gift for all your generous hosts and hostesses.

Minimal Lighter:  Why not pair one of these sleek Japanese lighters with the incense (and win at gift giving)?  Super minimal, refillable, shiny- these lighters have some serious class.

Black Forest Card Wallet:  The essential card wallet.  Sized to perfectly fit your cards and a bit of cash, it will slip in a pocket with ease.  Because everyone loves some buttery soft leather.

Shop all my picks online here!



Alison Blickle

alison blickle

The work of Los Angeles-based artist Alison Blickle.  These oil paintings and ceramic pieces are part of a series titled History of Magic.  The series was split into three parts and shown over the course of three years.  Part III was shown earlier this year at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York.

To see more of her work visit her site here

Tin Can Forest



Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek, Canadian artists based in Toronto Ontario and the Canadian West Coast, work collaboratively under the name Tin Can Forest. They create sequential art, film and books. Their art is inspired by the the forests of Canada, Slavic art, and occult folklore.

All of their books are available on their website, where you can also see their short animations and purchase prints:

All images courtesy of the artists’ website and blog.


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Wade Jeffree x Print All Over Me


Wade Jeffree is a New York-based designer and art director from Melbourne, Australia.

Print All Over Me offers seasonal collections of silhouettes released every three months, that can be used by anyone to create, share, own and produce their own designs and artwork.  For his collaboration with Print All Over Me, Jeffree “takes inspiration directly from the textures and mark-making of the everyday: the scuffs, the stains, the scratches and writings that we routinely walk past and forget. All of these textures have been gathered and re-purposed during explorations through the streets of NYC.”  Like much of his work, Jeffree’s collection both celebrates and elevates the mundane.

To see more of Jeffree’s work, click here.  To see his PAOM collection and shop the looks, click here.


Anna Fidler

anna fidler

The work of Portland, Oregon-based artist Anna Fidler.  Fidler and artist Katy Stone currently have a show, Coastal Coven, at Johansson Projects in Oakland running through January 2016.

About the show, from the gallery’s site:

“Anna Fidler and Katy Stone toy with the relationship between the natural world and the supernatural realm just beyond, with the boundary between constantly melting in and out of focus. The artists sculpt in layers of metal, paper and paint unearthing radiant mythical bursts of energy from their homeland in the Pacific Northwest.”

She explains her work for the show as “an elliptical narrative with a cast of characters stemming from non-existent fairy tales, science fiction books, and 19th century poetry.”

To see images from Coastal Coven (in addition to the first four above) as well as past series’, visit the artist’s site here.


Jem Magbanua


Jem Magbanua is a Filipino artist based in Singapore. Through her drawings, Jem explores ideas of the nature of place, of human beings in place, and of the organic and artificial structures that shape such being. Her current investigation centers on the idea of Singapore as a non-place, a city in perpetual movement and transition.  All images courtesy of the artist’s flickr.

LPP in Conversation: Binta Ayofemi

LPP in Conversation: Binta Ayofemi

“Can it be repeated? Can it scale?” What if these questions were asked about social practice instead of some app in need of investors? San Francisco- and Chicago-based artist Binta Ayofemi borrows the language of the tech world and explodes it, applying terms like “scalability” and “software” to urban systems as diverse as office towers, city parks, and vegetable gardens. By insisting that the entire built human environment is a responsive mesh of technologies, Ayofemi recognizes the power everyday people have to shape these environments.

A public/private park, like the one outside of the Bell Telephone Building in which we met Ayofemi for our conversation, is exemplary in this regard: It became her studio and our soundstage for the hour we filmed. But visitors after us may reprogram the same environment to host a birthday party, a networking chat, or a romantic interlude. Ayofemi’s practice is about activating such spaces as commons: repeatable, iterative experiences created through the intersection of location, materials, and opportunities for participation. In programming dance or music events, or planting a chain of vegetable patches, she creates spaces where viewers, performers, and visitors are all users—users whose actions rewrite the code of the experience again and again.

Starting from the site of our conversation, we went on to discuss the expanded terminology of Ayofemi’s practice, along with her upcoming projects spanning material as diverse as Jimi Hendrix’s songbook, ceramics, and urban gardening.

Born in Brooklyn and based in California, Binta Ayofemi is fascinated by open-source systems of exchange, whether exploring patterns, pop music, plants, or early software/systems like the Underground Railroad. Ayofemi has performed or presented her work at dOCUMENTA (13), the Kadist Art Foundation, SFMOMA, Southern Exposure, the Carpenter Center, the Wattis Institute, the Asian Art Museum, and Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Stanford and was a Harvard Design Fellow in architecture and urban landscaping.

To watch her video: Go to Art Practical

Victor Man



Victor Man is an artist living and working in Berlin and Cluj, Romania. See more of his work here.

Sol Hashemi


Photographer Sol Hashemi lives and works between Seattle and New York City.  To see more of his work, click here