event calendar: may 2 – 8, 2011

happy monday
my new cousin, noah parlato, at 1 month old.

i’m taking the week off events to focus on adding daily yoga into my routine. when i looked around for a yoga studio to commit to, i was thrilled to find we have a new one right around the corner, yogala with a great variety of classes. in keeping with the spirit of mother’s day this sunday, here’s a photo of my newest first cousin once removed, noah parlato, who is enjoying a nap at 1 month old. have a great week & happy mother’s day!

event calendar: april 25 – may 1, 2011

happy monday
the music box keeps the marquee positive between shows

after a week of admin mondays, i’m jumping back in with lots to do. if you’re a student and you’re going to student portfolio day, i’d be happy to review your work!

here’s what i’m doing:

saturday, april 30, 10am – 5pm AIGA LA student portfolio day $15 registration fee, includes lunch.

other events for this week:

tuesday, april 26, 7 – 10pm AIGA LA studio tour: level LA $10 AIGA members / $20 non-members.

thursday, april 28, 7 – 9pm command cxv: cut, copy, paste FREE!

thursday, april 28, 7 – 9pm ideo’s fred dust presents: designed to scale FREE with rsvp.

event calendar: april 18 – 24, 2011

happy monday
thinning the garden beets

despite having done my taxes weeks ago, i had been catching up with straggling details right up until last friday when i noticed that my menacing list of things to do had finally been finished. so, today i get to enjoy the first admin monday i’ve had in months—cleaning, organizing & getting ahead, both in the office and in the garden. i’m hosting my monthly biznik mixer, but if you’re looking for more design fun, the LA design events, april 2011 wrap-up is ready for your plan-making at LAist.

here’s what i’m doing

tuesday, april 19, 5:30-8pm LA east-side mixed up biznik mixer at the griffin in atwater village. take this tail end of over-castedness to cozy up to one last fireplace before we go strictly patio until november.

event calendar: april 11 – 18, 2011

cicLAvia april 2011
bikes take to downtown streets by the thousands for cicLAvia, april 2011.

i hope a lot of you are somewhere in this picture. for me, this is a changeover week, finishing up a lot of straggling projects ready to go to final, and starting up all the new ones next in line. but i’ve got time for some fun, if you do too, check out this week’s round-up for LAist. among other things, i’ll be checking in on one day for design on wednesday.

here’s what i’m doing

wednesday, april 13, 5:30-8pm april LA biznik happy hour at jerry’s in the marina FREE with rsvp.

thursday, april 14, 7-10pm behance / aiga meetup FREE with rsvp.

event calendar: april 4 – 10, 2010

happy monday
signs are up, one step closer to opening!

it’s another week of mad deadlines, here’s what’s up for this week…

here’s what i’ll be doing:

monday, april 4, 11am rsvp to creative mornings FREE!

friday, april 8, 8:30am LA creative mornings with michelle mcilroy, lomography usa FREE with rsvp.

saturday, april 9, 12-7pm colLAboration craft beer garden celebrating tony’s darts away’s first anniversary. $10 advanced ticket.

saturday, april 9, 12-5pm good LA launch pop-up community center

saturday, april 9, 3pm betalevel’s obscura day paranoia bike tour FREE!

saturday, april 9, 8pm betalevel’s obscura errata salon, FREE! talks on odd subjects celebrating obscura day, 2011.

sunday, april 10, 10am-3pm cicLAvia 2011 FREE & open to the public.

sunday, april 10, 1 – 8pm young love: a day of drawing beautiful curves and telling stories FREE with rsvp. workshops, reception and screening as a memorial to doyald young.

event calendar, march 28 – april 3, 2011

blood orange infusion
[blood orange infusion]

i’m foregoing the social calendar this week in favor of deadlines and taking advantage of downtime. if you’re looking for fun things to do this week, my wrap-up of LA design events for march is up on LAist.

event calendar, march 21 – 27, 2011

artist's palette, death valley
[artist’s palette, death valley]

i just got back from a weekend in the eastern sierras and death valley, with a matinee at the amargosa opera house. i’ve also been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, so it’s time to change that and jump back into the swing. good thing i’ve got just the thing for that.

what i’m doing:

wednesday, march 23, 6:30 – 8:30pm shine: the entrepreneur’s journey screening at blankspaces, FREE with rsvp! a short documentary produced by biznik, stories of solopreneurs and indie pros and how they got started, how they keep going & why they do what they do.

other design events for this week:

tuesday, march 22, 6:30 – 9pm, adobe illustrator users group LA, FREE with rsvp.

thursday, march 24, 7-9:30pm postmodern suicide FREE at art center.

event calendar march 7 – 13, 2011

foraged dandelions
[foraged dandelions]

i’m heading to santa fe this week for an identity development intensive with my dad for his new business. we’re starting from the ground up, sure to be exciting! in the meantime, here’s a great round-up of design events for this week & next and be sure to rsvp for Talk Story: Who You Looking At, riCardo?

event calendar, february 7 – 13, 2011

parlato design studio valentines

getting down to the last chance to order valentines in time for me to ship them for valentines day. if you want ’em, get ’em today!

here’s what i’m up to:

tuesday, february 8, 5:30-8pm LA east side mixed up mixer FREE! this month we’re meeting at the den of hollywood with special co-host, dave waite! join biznik and join in on the fun!

sunday, february 13 27th annual wild mushroom fair FREE with admission to the LA arboretum.

other events for this week:

thursday, february 10, 7-10pm behance / aiga meetup FREE! A casual evening where members of the Behance community and AIGA LA can gather and mingle over cocktails. Not a Behance member? No problem! JoiningBehance is free.