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Layout by Ida-Erika Gencheva8 looks, 3 local upcycle designers, 1 model, 1 location, 1 goal: to promote the upcycle culture. After 7 years of living in NYC, Karmay Ngai, a creative director, model and "Eco Well-Being Blender" has found herself in Shanghai with the...

Womxn In Windows | 2020

Womxn In Windows | 2020

In the midst of the LA heatwave, this October the use of public spaces is an ever apreciated part of Cali lockdown. Enculturating yourself this weekend through mid November is  Womxn in Windows presenting its second annual exhibition of video works by womxn filmmakers...

FORT:LA | Witch Houses Trail

FORT:LA | Witch Houses Trail

Celebrate the greatly diverse architecture of LA’s hobbit homes and witches estates on this Halloween scavenger hunt from Culver City to Burbank, curated by Amber Benson

Old School Wednesday: SWV ~ Right Here

Old School Wednesday: SWV ~ Right Here

SWV ~ “Right Here(Human Nature Remix)” (L)It was a tough decision which version of “Right Here” to go with, but ended up with the Remix. SWV’s original version from 1992 has a little more bounce, and Taj rapping the bridge is textbook early 1990’s hip-hop, but the...

Old School Wednesday: Jay Z – Dirt of Your Shoulder

Old School Wednesday: Jay Z – Dirt of Your Shoulder

Jay-Z ~ “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” (L)"Said the ladies, they love me, from the bleachers they screamin' All the ballers is bouncin', they like the way I be leanin' All the rappers be hatin' off the track that I'm makin' But all the hustlers, they love it, just to see...

Old School Wednesday: Tony! Toni! Toné! – Feels Good

Old School Wednesday: Tony! Toni! Toné! – Feels Good

Tony! Toni! Tone! ~ “Feels Good” (L)"Mocedes the Mellow, quite a nice fellow Met 3T, hit a rhyme, acapello They had the rhythm and I had the rhyme So then a hit of that one more time It worked out and then they worked it in Tony! Toni! Toné! has done it again"...

Old School Wednesday: The Roots – You Got Me

Old School Wednesday: The Roots – You Got Me

The Roots ~ “You Got Me”(ft. Erykah Badu & Eve) (L)"That snake could be that chick and that rat could be that cool cat That's whisperin', "She tryin' to play you for the fool, Black" If something's on your chest, then let it be known See, I'm not your every five...

QooA Review | Maude Oil no.0

QooA Review | Maude Oil no.0

Maude is a modern intimacy company. It's right there in the tagline: "Sex Made Simple". And it's a QooA staff favorite for just that reason. Maude makes minimal, uncomplicated, accessible and really high quality products for use before, during and after sex. But Maude...

Old School Wednesday: Jake One – The Truth

Old School Wednesday: Jake One – The Truth

Jake One ~ “The Truth”(ft. Freeway & Brother Ali) (2008) (L) "Big music industry and seldom gettin mention But the few that do zoom in respect me as a legend" - Brother Ali Don’t sleep on RSE’s catalog. This track still plays strong and relevant even after it...

Sideways Infinite: Dissonance

Sideways Infinite: Dissonance

Mood: #Frustrated I don’t know about y’all, but lately I’ve had a lingering low-grade headache. Cognitive dissonance definitely has me frustrated and flailing. As I embrace the suck of it, I’m hoping that the struggle leads to some valuable growth and understanding....

Old School Wednesday: Digable Planets-“Rebirth Of Slick”

Old School Wednesday: Digable Planets-“Rebirth Of Slick”

“Just sendin’ junky rhythms right down ya block We be to rap what key be to lock” I have to admit that I wasn’t all that into jazz until I started listening to tracks like this one from Digable Planets, and then crate digging the tracks that are sampled. Better late...

Sideways Infinite: Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt

Sideways Infinite: Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt

Welcome to Sideways Infinite, a series of mood playlists by MVSW. Each episode contains eight tracks. Where possible, the links are shoppable vinyl or really interesting merch that you can also find in our shop. Episode: Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt Mood:...

Lady Parts Love | Female Health & Wellness

Lady Parts Love | Female Health & Wellness

Let's face it ladies, vaginas are high maintenance. Am I right?! It's like you get one vaginal issue under control, but then the treatment for that issue creates new issues! Like when you take antibiotics for a UTI and it kills all the 'good bacteria', giving you a...

Old School Wednesday: Slick Rick-“Childrens Story”

Old School Wednesday: Slick Rick-“Childrens Story”

The other day, I had the news on for some background noise and I heard one of the reporters say “Here we go”. I know they probably said it in a forced dropped octave newscaster voice, but anytime someone says that phrase, I hear Slick Rick’s voice saying it and like a...

Leo Season | Lion Vibes Sunrise to Sunset

Leo Season | Lion Vibes Sunrise to Sunset

Oh haaaay it's the time of year again- when the Lions come out of their den to shine brighter than ever. I'm sure you've been following on the Co-Star app, but this month is intense, kicking off with the Lion's Gate on 8/8. It's been described as a stellar gateway...

James Mountford | TOUCHED

James Mountford | TOUCHED

Speaking with the Artist/Photographer on his reactionary book that helped him cope as, “Our world changed forever by the most elemental gesture; touch.”