A project so big that my life will forever be that which comes after, and now, that what has come before. Do I define my art or does my art define me? Do I get to designate that what and who I love, or have the energetic, magnetic, attractive forces within this place of my birth and of my life, sculpted me to be the maker of this and the next Field Atlases to come? Am I alone in the endeavor or do I dare think I may be a momentary pulse in a greater becoming? (obi)

Winter Reading

Winter Reading – Obi Kaufmann. I love my library. I keep it light, I don’t want to own cases and cases full of books. I want to collect choice editions and keep it current. I am an avid donator of old tomes after I have thoroughly integrated them into my […]


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Mohawk General Store, Los Angeles

Mohawk General Store in Los Angeles is the apex of modern retail. Here we learn, not only because we are afforded within the aesthetic culture of this place, the possibility to reinvent ourselves – comparing our inner ethos against the larger context of material quality and world class craft. Be […]

The New Retail in Los Angeles

I’m moving towards a 100% American made lifestyle when it comes to things I buy, wear and consume. It is the natural trajectory of sustainability – a call out to a return to bioregional economies. There are plenty of international, culturally-based things I love and am glad to keep consuming, […]