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L. Kimberly Leung

Gary Baseman X Coach — An Adorably Quirky Collection

Gary Baseman may not be a household name, but chances are, you've seen his work, maybe even in your house. From his Emmy-winning cartoon Teacher's Pet, to the weird and wonderful illustrations on the Cranium board game, Baseman makes contemporary art accessible, rather than incomprehensible. His latest project involves collaborating with Coach for their Spring/Summer…

Lola Loves… Paper Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks was a strange show. Critically acclaimed, yes. Hypnotic, for sure. Genre-defying? Definitely. And its melancholy intro fit the show perfectly. Three minutes of forests, machinery, and logs—it was a lumber town, after all—while mesmerizing, seems almost alien today. Especially since the opening sequences for many modern shows have pretty much gone the way…

Lola Loves… Chambers Austelle’s Portraits

Charleston, South Carolina. Home of the Charleston...and Chambers Austelle, an artist with an offbeat interest in biology and psychology. Her pieces, particularly those she created for Charleston Supported Art, a unique program that supports and showcases the work of local artists, place lifelike female faces on lurid, stylized backgrounds. The hair and hands simplified to…

Lola Loves… Psychedelic Album Covers

Album covers used to be funky. Take a look at some of these 60s and 70s record sleeves and you'll see what we mean. No self-indulgent artist portraits and heavily retouched photographs here. Nowadays, with the popularity of buying single songs, you might not even know what its album art looks like. Which is a…

Lola Loves… Tiffanie Turner’s Paper Flowers

If you're like most, fresh flowers only make an appearance in your home during special occasions—anniversaries, graduations, or dinner parties. Live blooms are a decadent treat: fluffy, plush, ethereal and maybe not for the everyday. But if you think fake flowers can never quite measure up to the beauty of their living counterparts, you should…

Lola Loves… Luis Carle “On the Moon”

So, say we've wrecked the Earth. Destroyed it beyond recognition, blown it up in a churlish fit, and we're forced to leave. After the initial panic, massive casualties and botched evacuation attempts, we decide on the moon, or some moon-like world, and settle there. Now pretend it's been 20 years since and living on this lunar-esque…

Lola Loves… Tattoorary Temporary Tattoos

What was your first experience with temporary tattoos? Perhaps a couple were packaged inside your breakfast cereal, back when they still packaged presents with your breakfast cereal. Maybe you had a book of them that you would cut out and apply. You would peel off the plastic, stick it to your arm, wet the cardboard…

Lola Loves… Ave Rose’s Mechanized Taxidermy Sculptures

Ave Rose uses the term macabre to describe her taxidermy art, and it's difficult to think of a better word. By combining gemstones, animal skulls, miniature costumes and clock parts, she creates waving, wriggling, and dancing sculptures, trapped under bell jars. Born in the Philippines but raised in California, Ave Rose found that the focus…

Lola Loves… David Imlay’s Dog Portraits

Imagine your dog as the subject of a Baroque style painting. Finding it hard? San Francisco based artist David Imlay places the heads of dogs onto iconic Western portraits, complete with flamboyant poses and costume. Part parody, part commentary, these illustrations are a bizarre delight.