Palm Springs Modernism Week ended on Sunday, and since all the spots on the Lautner House tour had been snatched six months ago, I found myself in the lobby of the Horizon Hotel seeking shade from the desert sun. The advertised exhibition was just a small collection of photographs, many of them without listed artistic credits. Two photos were listed as the work of Julius Schulman, who took interior shots of the hotel shortly after its opening in 1953.
I saw this Niki Minaj video this morning and felt some untenable connection to Ryan Trecartin’s work. I think it’s a sonic thing — the visuals here are tame, even by Minaj standards — but there are these moments where one realizes that the bulk of the lyrics are “You a stupid ho,” repeated ad nauseum.
Graphite is pleased to present it’s first ever Valentine’s Day Mixtape Complilation! I asked our staff to share their favorite love songs — profound declarations, sentimental goodbyes, existential musings, and pure lust — these are but a fraction of that sweet cherry pie we all share and express. And while today may be read critically as a capitalist exploitation of sentimentality to sell people’s emotions back to them, at a markup (re: cards, flowers, and chocolates), and a bitter mote for those alienated from their love (single, long-distance, and otherwi1se), we hope and wish, whatever the situation on the ground, that people the world over find their second half! Videos below the jump!