Voyager Journal — Inspiration

An Interview with Sonya Park on PingMag

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We just read a wonderful interview with Sonya Park, the creative director of Arts & Science and one of our favorite holiday gifts to give, the Hobonichi Techo. Read the interview from Pingmag here to learn more about her process with our favorite planner. Hobonichi Techo is only stocked at the end of the year during the holidays, so hopefully this will satisfy your cravings for it until then. 

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Plaza Record Release on Viare Records

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Sometimes, when it's slow at the store, we like to scour the web for new music and the latest releases. Today, we've had one dropped in our laps from Revolver's very own Johan. He goes by the moniker PLAzA on the new Viare EP compilation on Voltaire Records. Alongside artists Jonas Reinhardt, Roche, and Tim Fairplay the EP skirts the lines of classic underground house (UntssUntssUntssUntss) and spacey disco dance music. Check out the Voltaire Records Soundcloud page for promotional mixes by PLAzA and label head Randy Hotthobo Ellis. Local SF producer Beat Broker also offers up a nice remix of the Jonas Reinhardt track "Virgo Cluster" on XLR8R. And check...

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Cocktails with Charles & Megan

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We sat down at the Ken Ken Ramen shop this week to catch up with our buddies Charles Papillo and Megan Thomas-Melly, two of the creative ninjas behind the bar. With their art backgrounds and tight friendship, Charles and Megan have teamed up to publish their own cocktail recipe book, Ken Ken Cocktails. Full of their colorful illustrations and their creative soju and sake concoctions, we couldn't wait for them to show us first hand what kind of tasty mixes they were gonna whip up. Some of you may recognize Megan's face and name. Not only is she the tattooed beauty...

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West Coast Craft

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We were so excited to attend the very first West Coast Craft, a meticulously curated fair showcasing the very best of the West Coast's young, innovative makers, designers and book curators. First stop was Ali Golden and Job & Boss' booth of indigo eye candy! Expect some of Brook and Kirby's designs at our store for SS14!  Beautiful Shibori clutch bags and a new two tone backpack we couldn't stop touching! Hardcore craft and design books at Press Works on Paper A very busy Nikki Garcia at the First Rite booth. Lay your head on our favorite boobies from the ladies...

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Happy Birthday Hermann Rorschach!

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Today is the 129th birthday of Hermann Rorschach, the guy behind the famous ink blot personality test (weirdly, he also looks like our very own Robert, but that is for another kind of analysis!) Besides being a revolutionary Freudian psychiatrist and master of psychoanalysis, he also has deep roots in the creative arts. Rorschach had a extraordinary childhood, rich in intellectual, artistic and cultural stimulation. His father, a local art teacher, encouraged young Hermann to paint and draw. He was even koo koo for Klecksography (a Swiss childhood game of creating images out of ink blots). So much that he won...

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