Tom of Finland Foundation Life Drawing Session | 14th January | LA

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Uninstructed Nude Figure Drawing and Painting

Each month the Foundation offers a friendly
and positive environment to practice your skills.
Please bring your own materials.

Sunday, 1-4p

MODELS: Shaun and Cory

[Early arrival suggested due to parking availability]

Spinning the tunes: DJ RocketManLA, with over 100,000 songs!

Refreshments.

Coordinator: Miguel Angel Reyes
Reservations Required
(Even when you buy your ticket online)

Kindly notify if you must cancel.

$30 suggested donation upon arrival.
$25 in advance from Eventbrite
Scholarship funds available.

Please use your phone outside the drawing area.
(No photography)

TOM House
Echo Park

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Finnish design showcased under the dome

Textile company Finlayson has a line of linens and other home items featuring artwork by Tom of Finland. (Courtesy Amy Mokk)

High design from Finland has come to San Francisco.

Apparel, beauty products and home decor from 42 up-and-coming — and established — Finnish design companies are on view in an eye-catching holiday pop-up, #FinlandUnderTheDome, running through Saturday on the fourth floor of Westfield San Francisco Centre under the big inverted crystal Christmas tree.

The installation, produced by Mikel Rosen (designer and founder of London Fashion Week) in collaboration with Thuong Tan of Tekes Silicon Valley, is sponsored by the Finnish government in connection with the country’s celebration of its 100th year of independence.

Designed to introduce Finnish consumer brands to the U.S., the display — divided into sections themed “fashion,” “furnishing” and “functioning,” showcases everything from Minna Parikka’s bunny shoes (famously worn by Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift), to crisp men’s jeans by Ullac, to unisex clothes with an edgy, minimalistic aesthetic by Nomen Nescio.

A whole line of linens by Finlayson, a Nordic textile designer since 1820, features artwork by Touko Valio Laaksonen, known as Tom of Finland, who became famous for his graphic, gay fetish themes (and is the subject of a 2017 biopic).

Consumers should note that the products aren’t being sold during pop-up hours, but are available for purchase at each individual company’s website.

Where: Fourth floor, Westfield San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.
When: 9a to 10p, 19-23 December
Admission: Free

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Hey, everybody loves it. Where can I see the movie?

DVD and Blu-ray

iTunes
Amazon Prime
Google Play
Vudu
YouTube Movies

Tom of Finland entertainingly recounts an intriguing and vital chapter of 20th-century gay history with style and deference.
– Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

CONTINUES
Palm Springs  – Camelot Theatres

OPENS 23rd FEBRUARY
Toronto  Imagine Cinemas Carlton  

7th MARCH
St. Louis – Landmark’s Tivoli

PLEASE INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND SHARE WITH OTHERS!

Tom of Finland has been a smash hit in dozens of cities across the U.S., but if yours isn’t one of them you can now sign up to host a screening at a theater near you! Great for arts organizations, Leather clubs and groups of fans!

These cities are now taking reservations:
Charlotte, 24 Feb
Mobile, 5 Mar
Bakersfield, 12 May

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