Jul 21, 2014

Weekend Update: Jeff Hamada at #imprintpresents, Gentaro Soba at FIGat7th, Architecture for Dogs at ZHI Art Museum

We’ve been on a roll. On Friday, interTrend sister company Imprint Culture Lab hosted the latest #imprintpresents event at the Downtown Independent. At the noontime talk, Jeff Hamada from didn’t try to explain the success of his internationally influential art blog. Instead, he discussed the importance of near failure. From bikes to swimming to [...]

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Jul 17, 2014

Meanwhile, back at The Edison…

Most of the improvements to the Psychic Temple are currently taking place on paper or underground. But what’s going on across the street at the Edison? The venue has been down since 2006 or 2007, but came back to life last year when Imprint hosted its Long Beach: Work in Progress event. The stage and [...]

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Jun 26, 2014

Works in Progress

Unmapped cables, pipes, and other stuff have been unearthed under the Psychic Temple, meaning that they have to be brought up to code during the installing of new utilities. I saw our team going into trenches and manholes to take care of business. Hopefully they won’t find any other surprises while they’re underground. Meanwhile, interTrend’s [...]

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Jun 19, 2014

#imprintpresents Jeff Hamada at the Downtown Independent

Imprint Culture Lab is proud to present an hour-long conversation with Jeff Hamada. The Vancouver, B.C.-based fine artist and designer helms one of the most popular (and most interactive) art blogs on the Internet, Booooooom, and has also collaborated on projects with the likes of Mercedes, MTV, Adobe, Levi’s, Converse, VICE, and Poketo. This is [...]

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Jun 17, 2014

IVL in the LAT

Last weekend, The Los Angeles Times covered Imprint Venture Lab’s search for creative entrepreneurs to fund, mentor, and partner with. The deadline is June 30 and the details can be read at

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Jun 6, 2014

Psychic Temple Update (June 6, 2014)

I was able to enter the Psychic Temple today and the structural work is close to being finished. Just a few more details to go, such as the fire escapes and main entry… Now the sidewalks are being torn up to install new electrical, plumbing, etc. Pretty soon it will be a great place to [...]

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May 27, 2014

Psychic Temple Update (May 27, 2014)

Brand new windows, sconces, and surfacing–the exterior of the Psychic Temple is looking handsome. I love how JRVD cleaned up the look and reinforced the structural integrity while making use of existing elements. Just a few missing pieces–including keystones in front (by the main entrance) and openings in back (maybe fire exits?).

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May 21, 2014

Women Making a Difference 2014

Better late than never. On May 8, The Los Angeles Business Journal hosted the Women Making a Difference Symposium & Awards at the┬áJ.W. Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live. The event was designed to recognize businesses and individuals who positively impact the L.A. business community, and naturally included interTrend’s own Julia Huang. Read all about it [...]

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May 21, 2014

Hello from beautiful Koreatown!

On Tuesday morning, the interTrend family stepped away from Long Beach for an agency meeting at the state-of-the-art CGV Cinemas in K-Town. The program was quite a doubleheader. Thanks to CJ E&M America‘s Vice President of Marketing Angela Killoren for breaking down the Korean entertainment group’s multi-pronged approach to evolving Kpop culture in America. The [...]

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