Author: Micha

Building the Dream | Meet Furniture Designer Cooper Reynolds Gross

It’s possible my friend Cooper is the dirtiest person I know –  in appearance, not in his go-to jokes. His “dirty” seems to derive from the motto “my work is my life, and my life is my work”. Or perhaps he posits the ladies nonsensically dig the dirt. But he’s done something many artists aspire to – he’s unwittingly adapted a style, in his work and his appearance, over decades that’s fully customized. When I first met Cooper years ago my olfactory system was triggered by the light smell of industrial soap that often wafts from him – a...

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OTW City Guide | Highland Park, Los Angeles

Northeast LA is having a moment. It’s a cliche sentence to type and a contentious fact amongst many eastside-based Angelenos, but Highland Park is and has been an incredibly special and historic part of the city. It’s diverse, populated by majority small business owners, and glimpses of the San Gabriel mountains are abundant. This is where our studio and The MiA Project Store resides, and we’re proud to be a part of the...

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Inexpensive Alkalizing | Abolishing Acidity Is For Everyone

For many, the latest health trends, some based on substantial research and case studies, are out of our grasp financially, sometimes even conceptually. The focus on body acidity and minding our P’s and H’s for optimum health harmony is a relatively new concept for a lot of people. It was to me about four years ago. The real focus here is reaching alkalinity – measured in your pH balance – which is tantamount to reaching the zenith of your meditation practice. Much like a calm and quiet mind, your body functions best and more effortlessly when acidity is at...

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Why I’m a Wolf | Micha’s OTW Manifesto

Of the Wolves, for me, honors what I believe are the most potent essences of human nature – to learn and share with others, to dust off ancient technologies and revitalize them for the modern wild world and to dwell collectively, even if many moments are spent in solitary. There are more conglomerations of words “published” digitally or in ephemera than ever before. We can’t turn the clock back on the constant streams of information and sharing. Yet, interestingly, with the glut of magazines, blogs, zines, radio shows – content-based companies in general – it feels like so few of...

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