EAST 2016, Lou Gargokken

First of all, I love you and I appreciate that we are able to share good things through this platform… Art is important for our growth, sanity, and souls. I feel in these transitional times we need it! :*

Lou Gargokken is a wild force. He’s a professor, artist, and activist among many other radical and awesome things. His sculpture and illustrations have gotten him awards as well as his Architecture students, who actually are celebrating that they’re finalists on the International competition Well Building 2050 and they’re going to France because of it. Niceeee!!!

You can join him in his world travels through social media:Instagram Facebook where not only will you be amused by his quirky style of doing everything, but you also get to see a bunch of usual things made in unusual ways, get excited about his accomplishments, ideas, goals, aaaand if you’re really lucky, you might even see him on his tighty whities 😛

He’s an amazing creator and a talent that Mexico is lucky to have. Anyway, he’ll be displaying some sculptures and illustrations at our Studio #111, come by and congratulate him in person!!!!

All our love and support for you ❤

 

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La Vida Fácil de Aldonza

Years and years ago (maybe not that many, but still…) I went on a trip to study French, I met really cool people, among them: Aldonza Velez, this crazy energetic actress that could talk for days without being boring for even a second. LOVED her instantly! 

After that intensive month of studying and being on an era where no social media existed, it was hard to keep in touch once we all went back to our homes; somehow we managed to email back and forth for years, and in 2009 we got to see each other again. She was an actress and part of the production of a film called “From Prada to Nada” that was going to be filmed in my hometown, she called me and we got to work together, it was crazy intense but great! I was so proud of seeing her not only as a grown person (around 10 years after we first met), but the fascinating woman she became! Same crazy energy, instincts and happiness, just way more focused and productive I guess haha.

We’ve stayed in touch and I’ve being following this amazing project she has, (the reason why I’m writing this post) “La Vida Facil de Aldonza” a video Blog where she talks about random things, recipes, experiences, family, etc. It is funny, blunt and so intimate! I love how she’s not acting, it’s just her, plain and clear. Among the themes that she digs deeper is beyond personal: infertility. What she has experienced in it, how it feels for her, what she has learned. I really admire how she’s able to share such personal details and offer support to whomever is willing to listen. Brave, authentic and honest, like always…    * All of this, talking 100 km/hr in Spanish so, be advised! 

If you understand Spanish, or wish to laugh and practice it, please give it a try; the “episode” themes vary a lot from one to another but all of them are funny and personal, kind of like having a pen pal but in video (See? Yes, that old! haha).

  • Here is her FB page too 😉