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About


We hand-selected and profiled 10 creatORS that deeply inspire us to reeXAMINE AND reimagine the world around us.

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About


We hand-selected and profiled 10 creatORS that deeply inspire us to reeXAMINE AND reimagine the world around us.

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ShaH SELBE

National Geographic Emerging Explorer & Conservation Technologist

To put it simply, Shah Selbe is a modern day superhero. He's a nature loving, tech mastermind who has been on a non-stop adventure creating new technologies to help save the planet. 


KRISTINE ARELLANO

Founder of Presshaus LA

Presshaus LA has a wait list and there’s a good reason for it. Kristine Arellano is a letter-pressing genius who first honed her craft in Munich, Germany at an old-school printing studio. She set her foundation the analog way, wood + metal type and a single master-mind printer who taught her everything.

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RIA DOLLY BARBOSA

Chef

Have you ever eaten an incredible meal in Los Angeles? If so, it’s very possible that Ria Dolly Barbosa prepared it for you. From the beginning of Sqirl to Wild at Canele to Go Get Em Tiger, Ria was recently named one of LA’s most promising young chefs.


HOPIE & LILY STOCKMAN

Founders of Blockshop Textiles

Hopie & Lily Stockman are sisters but they also happen to be the dream-team behind Block Shop textiles. Block Shop began in Jaipur, India when Lily’s search for natural dyes led her to the print shop of Viju, a fifth generation master-printer. Lily started using Viju’s dyes to paint on cotton-silk fabric and she loved them so much that she began sending prototypes to Hopie who lived in California.


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Tiera GuINn

Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer

Tiera Guinn is a student at MIT, she has a 5.0 GPA and she’s already working as a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for the Space Launch System that Boeing is building for NASA.

Did we mention that she’s only 22 years old?


JEDIDIAH JENKINS

Travel Writer

Jedidiah Jenkins calls himself a travel writer but it’s hard for us to leave it at that. He came up on our radar when we briefly heard about some crazy guy who was planning to ride his bike from Oregon to Patagonia. We loved his story and we've followed along ever since. Jed’s trip was inspired by his parents, who walked across America over the course of 5 years in the 1970’s. He is currently writing a book about that ride, a book that’s written to/for his younger self and other like-minded creatives.


MAX WANGER

Photographer

One could say that Max Wanger started young, he constructed his first camera out of paper and scotch tape when he was just seven years old. Years later, Max is an accomplished artist whose photography has been featured in exhibitions all over the globe.


JIHAN ZENCIRLI

Installation Artist

Jihan Zenircli is a creative wonder woman. She refers to herself as, “Chief Balloon Trooper” and that feels fitting considering that she is the brilliant mind behind Geronimo Balloons, a Los Angeles based company that produces surreal balloon installations.

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ADAM J KURTZ

Artist & Author

Adam J. Kurtz is the kind of artist that makes you excited to get up in the morning. He is a multi-faceted wizard with titles like designer, illustrator and author of 1 Page At A Time and Pick Me Up, both of which have been translated into over a dozen languages. His illustrations and words are the most positive, healthy reality check that you can give yourself.


DUSTIN O'HALLORAN

Composer & Pianist

Dustin O’Halloran is an award-winning composer and pianist. His music has brought us to tears at least 10 times and we aren’t afraid to tell you about it. Dustin composed the theme song to the popular series, Transparent and he had us hooked before the show even got started.