It’s an 80-something degree, dry-heat Saturday afternoon in Long Beach, CA and I’ve just parked opposite an antique two-story tan brick building with clean lines and steel accents. On the first floor: Recreational Coffee. Hands-down one of the best coffee shops in Long Beach right now. On the second: one of the best kept secrets in Long Beach… The Howl Event Space.
How strong is your pin game? Pins, hand-embroidered patches and custom denim jacket accents… They’re unnecessary necessities that take me back to an early 90’s love affair with adding personality to (let’s face it) everything I owned. But somewhere along the line, they lost their cool. They stopped being relevant.
“I am drawn to that repetitive view, a sort of suspended in time moment. An intricate repetition of a single natural element.” – Beth Bowman
Beth Bowman, the creative genius behind Bowman Ceramics is meticulous in her commitment to creating stoneware pieces of functional art, designed to serve generations.
Not too long ago, we connected with Ran Benazra, a creative who is exploring the freedom of sharing his passions by his own rules. By paving his own path, he’s identifying what matters to him… shaping the conversation with his community and discovering how different materials, resources and processes will influence his own creative expression.