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In advance of our Marbling Workshop this Sunday, October 26th at the Poketo Flagship, Los Angeles-based designer and Rule of Three founder Paige Cleveland invited us into her Arts District studio to have a close-up look at her design process. keep reading

On Thursday, October 9th, Poketo teamed up with renowned letterist and graphic designer Erik Marinovich to present Always Play Amongst Friends, a collaborative exhibition of prints by Brooklyn and San Francisco-based graphic design collective Friends of Type. The four artists in the collective—Aaron Carámbula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong, and Jason Wong—took over Poketo’s gallery walls, covering them from floor to ceiling with a wallpaper of original typographic design and lettering. keep reading

The next stop in our NYC series of studio visits has us climbing up a rickety staircase just off the Lorimer L stop to the studio of Ellen Van Dusen, where she designs her eponymous clothing line Dusen Dusen. Drawing inspiration from far-flung and unexpected places such as mid-century resort architecture, Italian industrial design, Scandinavian textiles, Google maps, and handwriting, Ellen creates original prints from scratch each season. keep reading

Known for its burgeoning local wine scene and spectacularly bad roads, Valle de Guadalupe is just a few hours drive from LA but truly feels worlds away. From eco-friendly luxury cabins to tasting menus featuring produce grown on-site and wineries that exhibit the true essence of terroir, read on for our picks on where to stay, eat, and what to do in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, MX. keep reading

On a recent trip to New York, and in the midst of a heat wave, we braved the L to the R train and ended up in the depths of Sunset Park, Brooklyn at the studio of Chen Chen and Kai Williams. Housed in an industrial factory loft building, the studio functions as both their office and workspace and contains a kind of organized chaos, bits and pieces of projects discarded or incomplete piled high on shelves or tucked into corners. keep reading

October 4th is the last day to check out MOCA’s Step and Repeat, a multi-disciplinary program of performance art, music, comedy and poetry that has been taking place the past three Saturdays at The Geffen Contemporary. This Saturday’s program will feature work from Canadian musician and sound artist Tim Hecker, New York-based writer Tan Lin, and Los Angeles-based visual artist and musician Geneva Jacuzzi. keep reading

When Sonya Gallardo, the designer behind Highlow and Poketo’s assistant buyer, filled us in on her plans to visit Mexico City, we made her promise to come back with the insider lowdown. Read on for Sonya’s must-sees and dos, from the house of famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán to the best Torta Ahogada in town. keep reading

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