I took this photo early in the morning during one of my AM forays to the Melrose Starbucks.
Once I returned to Marin, I googled "Gardener 10th,"and I’m embarrassed to admit that I—up to this point—had no inkling of "the global vinyl marketplace." Here’s what I found:
In a constantly evolving culture, as we find explosive growth in the global vinyl marketplace, one name that has stood the test of time is Hong Kong toy pioneer, Michael Lau. MINDstyle is proud to announce Gardener 10th by Michael Lau his first ever USA exhibition.
Gardener 10th by Michael Lau is a celebration of his amazing body of work! The event surrounding his 10th anniversary provides an inside look into a unique subculture and an intimate portrait of the man responsible for a collectible figures revolution. Vinyl toys are here to stay, and Michael Lau has masterfully created a blueprint that will be followed for years to come.
How very Los Angeles! The whole concept of "a collectible figures revolution" could have come directly from the pages of a William Gibson novel.
Yes, it’s true: Vinyl Toys Are Here To Stay!
Photo: Gardener 10th—Los Angeles, 2009