Opening at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Days embeds a retail installation in the bookstore for the duration of W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine, and adopts a stylized spelling: D | ays. Responding to organizational themes in the exhibition, D|ays curates objects from makers based around the ideas of ritual, introspection, and tactile construction materials.
Complex, challenging, and immersive, W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine is a historical look at civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. For centuries, across diverse civilizations, walls have been central to human history. This exhibit explores the various aspects of walls – artistic, social, political, and historical – in six sections: Delineation, Defense, Deterrent, The Divine, Decoration, and The Invisible. These categories overlap and change meaning according to context, much like the walls themselves: erected for one reason, their appearance and use is then altered and modified over centuries, reflecting the civilizations that have grown and changed around them.
Featuring over 70 artists and photographers, W|ALLS invites guests to contemplate how these structures – from the decorative to the divine – affect the human psyche and why we keep building them.
Body Language Shop, Concrete Geometric, Eunbi, Fredericks & Mae, House of Intuition, Rituals Incense, Small Spells, Thick Press, and on ongoing design partnership with Tanya Rubbak.
This Fall, Days extends its retail residency at ICA LA with Play Days: Wrong Edition. The shop re-launches alongside (and in response to) exhibitions No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake and Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon.
The product selections and shop events of Play Days: Wrong Edition celebrate the exhibiting artists’ boundary-transgressing practices and themes, upholding Days’ open-platform investigation of (dis)embodiment, trans-identity, queer futurity, subculture, community building, and expressions of desire and play through objects, clothing, and language.
323, 69 Herbs, Amelia Lockwood, Body Confidence, Body Language Shop, Bullhorn Press, Busted Brand, Chakrubs, Co—Conspirator Press, Confetti System, Corey Moranis, Darin Klein, Dady Bones, Dean Sameshima, Dirty Looks, Dynasty Handbag, Edie Fake, Everybody.world, Formina, Fredericks & Mae, Friends of Similar Size, Gamut Pins, Gemma Castro, General Sisters, Grant Breding, Hayden Dunham, Heavy Oil, Hikawa Studio, Homoco, House of 950, Iris Eyris, Jacqueline S. Nero, James Kidd Studio, Joint Collaboration, Joseph Algieri, Kelsey Sundberg, KKCo, Laub, M Rassmussen, Foccacia, Made Cozy, Male Glaze, Molly Allis, Nayland Blake, Nica Ross, Nico Fontana, Nightboat Books, NOTO, Objects for Others, Otherwild, Paper Chase Press, Paul Gellman, Peter Kalisch, Pilar Gallego, Quincy Irving, R. Mehr, Rabbitwire Ceramics, Rosie La Jaguara, Sacred Sadism, Sanguis Ornatus, Semiotext(e), Sixty Nine, Subvrt, Sun Song/Kwonyin, Talis, Tanya Rubbak, Tom of Finland, Vanessa Lilak, Yuyu Shiratori.
Space design: Kelsey Sundberg, Graphic Design: Tanya Rubbak, Painted Curtain: Quincy IrvingEvents
Folding Days is a retail installation of independent publications highlighting local small presses and makers. It acts as a modest survey of recent printed works that focus on design, community, art, and Los Angeles.
Folding Days @ Eightfold Coffee
1294 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Open 7am – 6pm Daily
Actual Source, Akina Cox, Autre Magazine, Bullhorn Press, Carla, Co-Conspirator Press, Curious Publishing, Coloured Publishing, Dirty Looks, Fulcrum Press, Golden Spike Press, Hat & Beard Press, Hesse Press, Insert Blanc Press, Inventory Press, The Kingsboro Press, Llano del Rio Collective, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Love's Remedies, Magra Books, Mouthfeel Magazine, Native Strategies, Nonsensical Press, Norma Studio, Paper Chase Press, Sibba Hartunian, Small Spells, Sming Sming books, Talis, Tan and Loose Press, Thick Press, Tiny Splendor Press, Todd Lerew, Use All Five, Wendy's Subway, Wendy's Subway and Press Press, Women's Center for Creative Work, X Artists Books, X-tra Magazine.
As we expand, we are hosting projects and events outside of the iterative structure. Those projects are here.Contributors
Acid-Free Book Fair, Everybody.World, Noto Botanics, Second Home LA, TENZOEvents
Days moves into the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles for the upcoming season!
This new, downtown location will feature works from Days’ seven-iteration arc, as well as everyday objects with a sense of play or political purpose selected in response to the ICA LA’s current exhibitions.
In addition to regular museum hours, Days will present programming and special collaborations in the months ahead.
And the Ping Pong Parlor returns!
1717 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Wednesdays - Fridays 11-7pm
Saturdays - Sundays 11 -6pm
323, Aaron Farley, Aimee Goguen, Akina Cox, Alexa Stark, Andrej Urem, Barnett Cohen & Eric Holbreich, Bob Dornberger, Body Language Shop, Bullhorn Press, California Carts, Carleen, Corey Moranis, Eliza Chaikin Kenan, Eunbi ceramics, Feminist Library on Wheels, Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, Formina, Fredericks and Mae, Georgia aprons, Helen Groom Poser, Hiking Club LA, House of 950, Jacqueline S Nero, Kaarem, Kelsey Sundberg, Library Excavations, Lila-X-Base, LL, LLC, Looky Loo, Mansi Shah, M Rassmussen, Megan Whitmarsh, Michaela Daly, Molly Allis, Nancy Stella Soto, NO . BODY . IS . ILLEGAL ., Official Rebrand, Oneself +, Ouli, Primary Elements, Rose Greenberg, Rowena Sartin, Samantha Roth, Sanguis Ornatus, Seth Bogart, SHELL Studies, Small Things, Sun Song, Surfboard C, Surya Chandra Ayurveda, Tanya Rubbak, The Wax Apple, Todd Lerew, Vanessa Lilak, Wacky Wacko, Welcome Companions, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Zizia BotanicsEvents
The final installment of Cities of Days brings us into the season of Oil and metaphorical cities. Imbued with the corporeality of Anaïs Nin’s Cities of the Interior, we descend into the sensuousness and mystery of the lived body. Oil is the core—those deepest and darkest, hidden, or perhaps unknown places.
Throughout the year, Cities of Days has been uncovering cities in strata: moving from literal layers of Rock, to imaginary layers of Water, and now into experiential layers of Oil. Ideas give way to desire, plans resolve into ritual, physical structures transmute into emotion.
Over the next four months, we explore these depths with artists, designers, craftspeople, writers, and makers of all sorts. Together, we draw back the curtains of our previously explored buildings, breaching their facades and venturing inside.
In our upstairs studio, we host The Wax Apple as a shop-in-shop though November and December. The space is a container for, and creation of, memory, conjuring artist Juliana Hung’s Taiwanese childhood, with products selected with her Grandmother for sale. Regular Taiwanese food will help activate this project and the memories, new and old, it inspires.
In conjunction with the launch of Oil, we will be hosting GAS Gallery (a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art) on Saturdays for the month of November, with their exhibit Anatomy of Oil on view.
We will also debut a project in collaboration with Tanya Rubbak: Communication by Seduction Project (Windows, Real or Imagined), a multi-part risograph print project, with limited edition folios, in which designers and artists will create windows into hidden structures where desires live.
In the upstairs studio throughout January & February 2019, Cities of Days—Oil hosts Days:Spa Spa:Days, a weekly forum & events for therapeutic healing and practices of self care, launching us into the New Year with freshly rejuvenated bodies and minds.In a series of sensory-oriented workshops, meals, performances and conversations co-hosted by therapeutic textile project SHELL, we will be connecting those working in disparate practices throughout Los Angeles with our community at Days. Our list of makers, thinkers, therapists and alternative healers include both those working experimentally as well as projects deeply rooted in historical practices of natural therapeutic technique. Each offers guidance developing personal toolkits of self-care and intentioned living.Contributors
Advanced Sunrise, Aimee Goguen, Alex Pines, Alexa Stark, Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe, And/Or, Andrej Ulrem, Artists and Therapy, Blaue Distanz, Body Language Shop, Building Block, Bullhorn Press, Busted Brand, Capricious Press, Chelsea Mak, Chen & Kai, Dana Covit, Dani Danya, Dani Grossman, Daughter of the Land, David Gilbert, Discipline Press, Don Kaka, Donni, Effie Bowen, Ella Gold, Eli's Bees, Eunbi Ceramics, Feminist Library on Wheels, Figs Underwear, Fixed Air. Formina, Hansel from Basel, Hayden Dunham, Hayley Barker, Hopp Studios, House of 950, iiiii columns, Iko Iko, Jacqueline S. Nero, Jill Spector, Jmy James Kidd, Joel Evey, Julie Cho and Katie Hanburger, Kaarem, Kelsey Sundberg, Ladies and Gentlemen Studio, Liana Jegers, LL, LLC, Mansi Shah, Megan Whitmarsh, Metatron Press, Michaela Daly, Molly Allis, Neil Doshi, Niffich, NOTO botanics, Octave Jewelry, Odette Press, Olivia Booth, Oneself, Phile Magazine, Primary Elements, Rachel Rosenfield, Riah Buchanan, Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen, Ruff Cut, Samantha McCurdy, Sanguis Ornatus, Shell Studies, Small Things, Stephanie Specht, Sun Song, Tanya Rubbak, Todd Lerew, Truss, Vanessa Lilak, Vvork Vvork Vvork, Zizia BotanicalsEvents
With Water, Cities of Days moves beyond literal cities to focus on imagined ones, taking as inspiration the fictitious metropoles in Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino) and the protofeminist utopian allegory of The Book of the City of Ladies (Christine de Pizan). Imagining how things can be and striving for that futurity, we embrace the symbolism of water for its mutable nature—that it can change both itself and the rocks it passes over.
For the next four months the store will feature a diverse group of independent designers, artists, architects, writers and artisans. With words, objects, art, apparel, and programming, we engage with these cities of the mind.Contributors
323, Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe, Amelia Baxter, And/Or, Andrej Ulem, Angelena Atlas, Arc Jewelry, Areaware, Artemesia Nursery, Art Papers, Besler and Sons, Blaue Distanz, Building Block, Bullhorn Press, Calle de Mar, Cardlkits, Chen & Kai, Dani Grossman, Daughter of the Land, David Gilbert, Don Kaka, Donni, Effie Bowen, Eliza Chaikin Kenan, Eunbi, Fixed Air, Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, Formina, Girlfriends' Touch, Hansel from Basel, iiiii columns, Jacqueline S. Nero, Jennifer Miller, Jmy James Kidd, Jujumade, Juliana Wisdom, Ladies and Gentlemen Studio, LL, LLC, Mapping Feminist LA, Melissa J Frost, Misa Chan, Nicole Wilson, Niffich, Octave Jewelry, Olivia Booth, Oneself, Par en Par, Paul Windle, Point Dume, Primary Elements, Rachel Rosenfield, Samantha McCurdy, Simple Things, Small Things, Sun Song, Surfboard C, Tanya Rubbak, The Center for Imaginative Cartography & Research, The Smudge, Todd Lerew, Truss, Vvork Vvork Vvork, Welcome ProjectsEvents
A yearlong investigation of literal, imagined, and metaphorical cities.
Cities of Days begins by investigating literal cities and the structures surrounding us. Informed by City of Quartz (Mike Davis), we situate the current city as a location of its past. Here are disparate materials coalescing into form, here is a polyglot city of prototypes and experimentation, here is LA as amalgamation. In the first three months of our year-long arc, we consider this nexus of ideas through words, objects, art, and programming.
69, Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe, Andrej Urem, Anther Kiley, Areaware, Arc Jewelry, Artemisia Nursery, Art Papers, Bari Ziperstein, Ben Hall, Besler & Sons, Building Block, California Carts, Cardkits, Chen & Kai, Daughter of the Land, David Gilbert, Desiree Klein, East of Borneo, Eliza Chaikin Kenan, Eunbi, F.L.O.W., Formina, Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, Hansel from Basel, House of 950, Jimenez Lai, Jujumade, LA Forum, Ladies and Gentlemen Studio, Llano Del Rio Collective, LL, LLC, Octave Jewelry, Olivia Booth, Ouli, Paul Windle, Primary Elements, Rachel Rosenfield, Samantha McCurdy, Small Things, Some Place Chronicles, Tanya Rubbak, Todd Lerew, Town Clothes, Vvork Vvork Vvork, W.C.C.W., Wolcott & TakemotoEvents
This season, the shop acts a waystation in an exploration of journeys. Falling Days draws inspiration from The Conference of the Birds, an epic 12th century poem that takes the reader through sequential valleys of existence. Over the next few months, we will explore three valleys, starting with Quest, moving into Community, and ending with Amazement & Death.Contributors
Advanced Sunrise // Alexis Wade // And/Or // Bornn Enamelware // Charles Mathis // Clay Hickson // Daywear of California // Designers on Holiday // Desiree Klein // Eli's Bees // Fa.so.la.ti // Fell Knives // Foad Dizadji-Bahmani // Formina // General Sisters // Hayden Dunham // Hiking Club LA // House of 950 // Jean Guo // Jesse Hammer // Jujumade // Kaarem // Kate O'Connor // Kelly Cline // Last Chance Textiles // Lisa Cole // Lovelyskybed // Madea Medusa // Male Glaze // Matter and Ghost // Megan Whitmarsh // Meital Yaniv // Michelle Tea // Mikael Kennedy // Mom // Nffich // Nick Rodriguez // Nobrow Press // Paige Cheyne // Paige Martin Designs // Pangea Outdoor Supply // Popglory // Seeing Trails // Studio Astele // Sword and Fern // Tamara Llosa-Sandor // Tanya Rubbak // Tan & Loose Press // Wax Apple // Welcome Companions // Zizia BotanicalsEvents
This playful iteration of Days is all about double meanings, games, the unnatural, sweat on skin, a hint of nostalgia—summer on the Adriatic. And we are proud to present Days’ Ping Pong Parlor!Contributors
Abby Walton // puzzles, Art Papers // special swimming pool issue, Avalon Murray // pattern paintings, Bob Dornberger // brick brushes and bite rocks, Boym Editions // meta-souvenirs, Buena Vista // bateau tops, Bullhorn Press // summer days posters, Calle del Mar // hand loomed clothes, Confetti System // flower branches, Desiree Klein // apparel, Everybody.world // summer color trash tees, Foad Dizadji-Bahmani // store design, ice cream, and béton brut chess set, Fredericks and Mae // summer games, Formina // summer days edition jewelry, Girls at Library // food to fiction series partner, Johanna Breiding // art objects, Kae Whalen // “plants”, Kelly Cline // window intervention, Laura Stinger // summer days edition ceramics, Lazy Mom // postcards, Lenae Day // day magazines and daywear, Lisa Cole // food to fiction vegan chef, Machine // limited edition swimwear, Megan Whitmarsh // beachcomber “trash”, Michelle Tea // modern tarot, Muzik // sunglasses, Nancy Stella Sotto // hand-painted clothes, Nicole Wilson // ready-to-wear and custom shirts, Norma Studio // pools, Ouli // spiral racks, Pali Swim // swimwear and hooded towels, Pari Desai // market tote and clothes, Pilar Gallego // garramone knock-offs, Rudas // idlewear, Seth Bogart // ceramics, Small Things // handmade sculptures as jewelry, Solid State Studios // summer days basketweave slides, Stealer // sunglasses, Tamara Llosa-Sandor // summer days video vignettes, Tanya Rubbak // summer days t-shirts and days graphics, Truss // handwoven bags, Wacky Wacko // garbsEvents
Days asks, how can we celebrate what’s good and magical while staying engaged in care and active in serious matters? Vernal Days explores this question through a series of events and collections manifesting plants, words, and nourishment.Contributors
A COLLECTION OF / Abby Walton / Advanced Sunrise / ALBUM / Alex Reed / Artemisia, A Worker-Owned Cooperative Nursery / Bullhorn Press / Cartouche Studios / DESIREEKLEIN / Earth Sign Ceramics / EVERYBODY / Foad Dizadji-Bahmani / Formina / Glyph Design / House of 950 / jujumade / laub / Lili Arnold / NORA / Norma Studio / Rudas / Samantha Roth / SMALL THINGS / Soyoung Shin / Sun Song / Tanya Rubbak / Tamara Llosa-SandorEvents
Days partners with fa.so.la.ti, a seasonal, small-run collective offering tastefully curated selections of one-of-a-kind objects brought back from the places in the world that inspire them most. The 5 day pop-up features Southern Mexico.Events
This is a holding space, a place to create, to join others, to drink tea blended specifically to help us open and connect. I hope by offering a platform for diversity, I can make space for and help people’s new creative visions manifest, offering a place of support and nurturing. The space is selling work by people who have limited representation at other stores.
It was organized in collaboration with Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, with design intervention by Laida Aguirre and Ariana Rubcic.Contributors