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Those of you heading to Coachella this weekend might behold quite the spectacle of a vehicle—the result of Poketo handing over a Scion IQ to artists Will Bryant and Eric Trine. Normally parked at The Line Hotel as a satellite installation to the Alley-Oop II design exhibition at our Downtown LA Flagship store, the Alley-Oop Art Car will be making it’s way to Palm Springs this weekend to soak up the sun and some tunes. keep reading

Inspired by their travels throughout bike-friendly cities in Europe and Asia, Adam McDermott and Chad Kushner co-founded Venice Beach based Linus Bike in hopes that creating a simple, elegant, and affordable bike would boost LA’s cycling culture. Now, a few years later, Linus Bikes are sold in most major cities in the United States and the LA driver has grown accustom to sharing the road with cyclists. Most recently, Linus was commissioned by The Line Hotel to build 25 co-branded bicycles as well as create local bicycling route maps for hotel guests. We chatted with Adam about biking in LA, collaborating with The Line, and the reason that Copenhageners are rated the happiest people in the world. keep reading

Erin Althea is a Los Angeles-based illustrator, painter, and sculptor. When asked how she defines herself, she says that she’s simply an artist and would prefer to go without labels. She is also the wife of fellow artist Mike Bertino (they have collaborated on various projects, including illustrations for McSweeney’s) and the mother of twin five-year-old girls. We had the pleasure of visiting her idyllic home in Highland Park, where she resides with her family and works from a tranquil outdoor studio. keep reading

We are in full-on Alley-Oop installation mode over at the Poketo Flagship, hammering away in the name of Saturday’s opening. We don’t want to reveal too much, but here are some photos of the pieces that will be included in the exhibition, as well as a little sneak peek of Monster Rally’s DJ set for the after party at The Line. keep reading

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