Meet Brenton Giesey
born and raised in cincinnati, brenton giesey was raised on punk and alternative music and fell in love with flipping through his parents’ vinyl records and national geographic magazines. he would pore over liner notes and spend hours recreating logos and icons. this not only instilled his love for visual art, but also solidified his core philosophy that images should be timeless and convey emotion. his work with musicians, artists and celebrities has taken him all over the world and yielded an extensive portfolio. brenton works with upcycled materials, stencils and carefully curated colors and travels extensively to produce passionate, expansive artworks and images. currently based in los angeles, brenton favors analog techniques to create his powerful and iconic imagery.
Meet Kit Smith
In 2005 I started building guitars and ukuleles in Berkeley, California. Mostly, I would create unusual instruments configured with various vintage and repurposed parts. Since moving to the desert in 2017 I have focused on building cigar box ukuleles and electric guitars with desert symbolism and patina. My goal is always great design, tone and feel. -Kit Smith Desert Homestead Guitars
Meet Justin Go
Justin Go was born in Los Angeles. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and University College London. Justin has lived in Berlin, London, Paris, and New York City, among other places. Justin's first novel, The Steady Running of the Hour, was published in 2014 by Simon & Schuster and is being translated into more than twenty languages. At present Justin is at work on a second novel.
Meet Marlene Dunlevy
Opal Atlas was created by Marlene Dunlevy, a lifelong collector of souvenirs from across the globe. Inspired by midcentury keepsakes and vintage ephemera, Opal Atlas is on a mission to bring classic souvenirs to the high desert!