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Graphic designer Paige Smith has created a street art project in the nooks and crannies of urban Los Angeles.  Working under the pseudonym A Common Name, her three dimensional paper objects represent crystal, quartz, and geodes, mineral formations normally found in nature.  The results are whimsical, mystical, and more than a little magical.  As she says, “A parallel aspect of these ‘geodes’ in nature and in the city is they are always unexpected treasures.  You might go hunting for treasures but you generally happen upon them during your adventures or casual interaction with the environment.”  Visit her website for information on the specific location of the geodes.

Geode #2, Arts District LA

Geode #2, Arts District LA by A Common Name

Geode #9, Downtown LA, A Common Name

Geode #10, Arts District, A Common Name

Geode #7, Daily Dose DTLA, A Common Name

A Common Name is also creating art in custom spaces, “less unexpected but equally beautiful.”  Contact her here for more information.

-Jayme Catalano



Always enigmatic, UK based painter HUSH is known for blending traditional Eastern art motifs with contemporary Western styles including graffiti, action painting, and pop art.  Hush’s creations are recognizable for their focus on serene female figures set among a cacophony of graphics, writing, and bright color.  His method includes, “letting the canvas and marks take their own path.”  New Works by HUSH is currently on exhibit at the 941Geary gallery in San Francisco.

New Works by HUSH

Please visit and HushStudio for more information.

-Jayme Catalano