Spring fever has officially hit this week, giving Los Angeles a gorgeous backdrop for all of the events going on lately. The city has been so bustling with activity that I think people have finally come out of their hibernation from the winter! I myself had a little time to organize some art pieces from our storage -- the Kaws stuff above is only one of the things we've revisited this week, from years ago, that have since blown up like crazy! You might notice that I did a bit of a redesign to the blog earlier this week as well. I'm still tinkering around on it but it's a nice visual change, especially after a year. The watercolor portrait of me at the top of the page is by an artist whose work I always enjoy, Luke Vicious (you may have heard of him from the Electro Wars)! Enjoy your April Fools' Day!
Japan: Have you canceled your plans to visit during cherry blossom season? You're not alone!
Video Games: Sega has put their official E3 Bayonetta costume up on Ebay for auction, with proceeds to go to earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.
Fashion: Designer Prabal Gurung, who grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador by the nonprofit group Maiti Nepal to spread awareness on human trafficking.
Cote d'Ivoire: Heavy fighting continues in the main city, Abidjan, as the West African country faces a political and humanitarian crossroad.
Los Angeles: The city's museums are not well-attended at all by the public, according to a national survey.
LOL: A handy checklist on how to be a NYC tech entrepreneur.
3D: Ballet and opera companies embrace 3D!
Libya: Even though he arrived in the UK late Wednesday, so far Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has not received any immunity from the state.