Days is an iterative and fluid retail/community/event space in Los Feliz. With each iteration we host events and bring together collections under different themes. Days is a space responsive to dreams, ideas, perceptions, objects, trips; a place where we can engage with each other as makers and thinkers and people.
Cities of Days is a year-long consideration of literal, imagined, and metaphorical cities.
Rock (March - June 2018)
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, apparel, and programming.
Water (July - October 2018)
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.
Oil (November 2018 - February 2019)