Narrated Objects

Narrated Objects We are a women-led creative collective that develops books, products, and experiences to support causes close to our hearts. Our mission is threefold: to provide individuals with outlets to share their diverse experiences and talents, to enrich people’s lives through unique multimedia stories and events, and to partner with organizations doing good.

We are committed to publishing and selling the work of artists, writers, and makers of all ages, and we enjoy collaborating with community and arts organizations on publications, exhibits, and workshops.

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See you in the USC Pacific Asia Museum courtyard this Sunday!46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101#Repost USC Pacific ...
12/07/2021

See you in the USC Pacific Asia Museum courtyard this Sunday!

46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

#Repost USC Pacific Asia Museum]
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Come celebrate 50 Years of PAM and imagine a museum for the future! Join creative collective @narratedobjects in creating a collage accordion book of your vision of our museum or a new museum of your very own. View the special exhibition INTERVENTION: Fresh Perspectives after 50 Years, contribute to our story archive, listen to storytime in the new Crossroads gallery, and enjoy free admission all day!

Please note that this event follows the museum's COVID-19 protocols, which can be viewed upon reserving tickets on our website.

#artmaking #books #museum #narratedobjects #artworkshop #uscpacificasiamuseum #uscpam #communitybuilding #artwork #pasadena #secondsunday #drawing USC Pacific Asia Museum]

See you in the USC Pacific Asia Museum courtyard this Sunday!

46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

#Repost USC Pacific Asia Museum]
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Come celebrate 50 Years of PAM and imagine a museum for the future! Join creative collective @narratedobjects in creating a collage accordion book of your vision of our museum or a new museum of your very own. View the special exhibition INTERVENTION: Fresh Perspectives after 50 Years, contribute to our story archive, listen to storytime in the new Crossroads gallery, and enjoy free admission all day!

Please note that this event follows the museum's COVID-19 protocols, which can be viewed upon reserving tickets on our website.

#artmaking #books #museum #narratedobjects #artworkshop #uscpacificasiamuseum #uscpam #communitybuilding #artwork #pasadena #secondsunday #drawing USC Pacific Asia Museum]

Excited to join a number of incredible businesses in Eagle Rock on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Commune LA. Shop local!#Repost @...
11/29/2021

Excited to join a number of incredible businesses in Eagle Rock on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Commune LA. Shop local!

#Repost @commune_la
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Holiday Pop-Up!

jewelry, clothes, ceramics, baked goods, and local crafts.

Dec 4
11a-5pm
Commune LA
2246 Fair Park Ave.
LA CA 90041

Featuring @lorenstewart @hofnyc @billievalentineofficial @ciao__lucia @chelmak @blush_flora @thegemhunter @essaistudios @cobblestonegoods @thesoyfarmcandles @dearheartconfections @dearheartmiscellany @papercuterie @narratedobjects

Music By @dj.fred_

Charity booths hosted by @Commune_LA
Art & snacks and silent auction booth benefitting @OYHFS and @b4bc

#gifts #womenowned #indiepress #eaglerock #popup #supportlocalcreativity #supportsmallbusiness #shoplocal

Excited to join a number of incredible businesses in Eagle Rock on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Commune LA. Shop local!

#Repost @commune_la
...
Holiday Pop-Up!

jewelry, clothes, ceramics, baked goods, and local crafts.

Dec 4
11a-5pm
Commune LA
2246 Fair Park Ave.
LA CA 90041

Featuring @lorenstewart @hofnyc @billievalentineofficial @ciao__lucia @chelmak @blush_flora @thegemhunter @essaistudios @cobblestonegoods @thesoyfarmcandles @dearheartconfections @dearheartmiscellany @papercuterie @narratedobjects

Music By @dj.fred_

Charity booths hosted by @Commune_LA
Art & snacks and silent auction booth benefitting @OYHFS and @b4bc

#gifts #womenowned #indiepress #eaglerock #popup #supportlocalcreativity #supportsmallbusiness #shoplocal

Women who inspired us to launch our business  and proudly call friends are in the mix: Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Carol Yo...
11/28/2021
We Asked, You Answered: Your Favorite Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women who inspired us to launch our business and proudly call friends are in the mix: Leanna Lin's Wonderland, Carol Young | Undesigned, and Genever! Grateful to be mentioned alongside them. Thanks, KCET!

If you're missing a personal touch, creativity and curation, small businesses are the way to go. This holiday season, here are some women-owned shops to add to your list.

We Heart Griffith Park!Did you know that the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round inspired the creation of Disneyland,or that a ...
11/11/2021

We Heart Griffith Park!

Did you know that the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round inspired the creation of Disneyland,
or that a Tongva village once flourished where Fern Dell is?

Explore Griffith Park’s
fascinating history with us on Saturday, November 13th at #GriffithPark125!

We’ve partnered with the L.A. Conservancy for a parkwide event to commemorate the park’s 125th anniversary. 🥳 We will be near the carousel with coloring pages by several local artists and our enlarged Griffith Park map by Miriam Blier @mibiler and Adventures of P-22 board game by Lucy Gonzalez @beldengirl.

We will also be fondly remembering our friend and former co-owner of the merry-go-round, Julio, who passed away last year. We will be sharing a behind-the-scenes tour of the site with him from 2017. We miss him so much!

Visit @laconservancy for event updates and a free
downloadable map! #GriffithPark #ThisPlaceMatters #TellTheFullStory

#weheartlaparks#weheartp22 #laconservancy #losangeles #griffithpark #merrygoround #carousel #coloringpages #welovela

We are excited to be popping up at three beloved sights in November: bit.ly/narratedobjects_events11/7 - Arlington Garde...
10/30/2021

We are excited to be popping up at three beloved sights in November: bit.ly/narratedobjects_events

11/7 - Arlington Garden in Pasadena Holiday Pop-Up Bazaar
11/13 - Griffith Park's 125th Anniversary with Los Angeles Conservancy
11/14 - Free Second Sunday Workshop @ USC Pacific Asia Museum

Hope to see you at one or more of these special events! Click link for more info.

Join Andrea Richards of Narrated Objects for an online event hosted by the Los Feliz Branch - Los Angeles Public Library...
09/14/2021

Join Andrea Richards of Narrated Objects for an online event hosted by the Los Feliz Branch - Los Angeles Public Library, Thursday @ 7pm!

She will be discussing her latest book, Los Angeles Restaurants: Classic Joints and Iconic Eats in the City of Angels, as part of the
Architecture and Beyond free lecture series.

For more information or to request the Zoom link, email: [email protected] with “A&B - GP” in the subject line.

Join Andrea Richards of Narrated Objects for an online event hosted by the Los Feliz Branch - Los Angeles Public Library, Thursday @ 7pm!

She will be discussing her latest book, Los Angeles Restaurants: Classic Joints and Iconic Eats in the City of Angels, as part of the
Architecture and Beyond free lecture series.

For more information or to request the Zoom link, email: [email protected] with “A&B - GP” in the subject line.

What a gift it is to even visit @homeboyindustries... They offer tours during the week to learn more about their program...
09/01/2021

What a gift it is to even visit @homeboyindustries... They offer tours during the week to learn more about their programs and see their offices. And you can do breakfast or lunch @homegirl_cafe_official
before or after.

Thanks, @katcarridobonds, Omar, Esther, and Amy for sharing your stories with me the way! The org's annual 5K is happening Oct. 2. See you there?

New retailer alert! Our We Heart L.A. Parks and We Heart P-22 books are now at @amoebahollywood! Thanks to Chris Matthew...
08/24/2021

New retailer alert! Our We Heart L.A. Parks and We Heart P-22 books are now at @amoebahollywood! Thanks to Chris Matthews @filthymattress and Amy Pennington for carrying our books. We have many fond memories of browsing the racks and catching shows at the old location. Looking forward to doing the same here.

Also check out @andrearichards.la and @jesshundley Library of Esoterica books at Amoeba! Happy to have gotten to work on these beautiful collections too!

#narratedobjects #amoeba #weheartlaparks #weheartp22 #indiepress #coloringbook #creativecollective #losangeles

Toasting all the teachers, staff, and families who returned to campuses this week. As parents, we are grateful for the c...
08/20/2021

Toasting all the teachers, staff, and families who returned to campuses this week. As parents, we are grateful for the care our kids have received during these challenging times.

Enjoy this cocktail/mocktail recipe named CITY OF ANGELS by Vay Su of @bearandstone. He crafted it for our recent @usc_pam event and it includes calamansi!

Inspiration: "Growing up in Los Angeles, it's hard to ignore the abundance of amazing agave spirits we have access to, so for this cocktail I was able to combine different Asian flavors with my exposure to great tequila. If I were to grow up in any other city in the U.S., I probably would have never come up with this combination of flavors.” —Vay Su

#happyhour #cocktails #youdeserveit #losangeles #narratedobjects #asianinspired

Thankful for the words of editor and author @cassandra.lane71 on our We Heart L.A. Parks book and her reflections on our...
08/18/2021

Thankful for the words of editor and author @cassandra.lane71 on our We Heart L.A. Parks book and her reflections on our city in the July/August issue of L.A. Parent:

"One of the interesting aspects of Los Angeles is that it’s an intricate weaving of concrete jungle and natural beauty. It’s a city ridiculed for an overreliance on cars and often, by unobservant outsiders, called an ugly tangle of brick walls and highways, but we Angelenos know that just off some of those highways are emerald gems (sometimes small, sometimes sprawling). Our parks, not our highways, are our city’s arteries...

Editors Teena Apeles and Andrea Richards say they chose the family-friendly coloring-book format to reach – and include – young budding activists and people of all ages, and to cover park equity, activism and history in creative and personal ways."

#weheartlaparks #publicparks
#narratedobjects

New retailer alert! Westsiders, you can now find all Narrated Objects books 📚 in stock at Village Well Books & Coffee @v...
08/12/2021

New retailer alert! Westsiders, you can now find all Narrated Objects books 📚 in stock at Village Well Books & Coffee @villagewellcc in Culver City.

Thanks to owner Jennifer Caspar for her support of our indie press and all the local writers and organizations featured in our books! Find #weheartlaparks, #weheartp22, and #dearseller there, and support @friendsofgriffithpark, @neighborhoodlandtrust, and @piecebypiecela with your purchase. Also check out Piece by Piece's incredible mosaic mural that decorates the café counter.

#narratedobjects #villagewell #community #indiepress #shoplocal #supportlocalcreativity #womenowned #womenentrepreneurs #collaborations #culvercity

"The Commonwealth Nursery -- which once grew as many as 2 million plants a year for city parks -- sat dormant for decade...
08/06/2021
Ambitious projects take root at historic Griffith Park nursery

"The Commonwealth Nursery -- which once grew as many as 2 million plants a year for city parks -- sat dormant for decades in its corner of Griffith Park. Its 11-acres of garden plots, greenhouses and sheds fell into disrepair.

But now the nursery, found at the northern tip of Commonwealth Avenue, is springing back to life..." By Brenda Rees

After sitting dormant for decades, the Commonwealth Nursery in Griffith Park is being revived to once again grow plants and play a role in education, job training and social justice

Party with us, Friday! #Repost @usc_pam...In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, USC PAM and creative collecti...
07/27/2021

Party with us, Friday! #Repost @usc_pam
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In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, USC PAM and creative collective Narrated Objects invite you to an interactive, all-ages workshop on ceremonial dress!

On Friday, July 30, at 6pm, L.A.fashion designer Carol Young of Undesigned will offer tips and demonstrate techniques for how to elevate an outfit so that it’s perfect for a party, as well as share designs she’s made for special occasions.

Also enjoy a special cocktail recipe (or mocktail!) to prepare at home by Bear & Stone's award-winning bartender Vay Su.

This event is free, link in bio to register!

#happyhour #partyclothes #ceremonialdress #carolyoung #undesigned #vaysu #bearandstone #narratedobjects #uscpam #50yearsofPAM #fashiondesigner #fashion #workshop

Join us via Zoom for a lively talk with the editors of We ❤ L.A. Parks, Andrea Richards and Teena Apeles, and contributo...
07/21/2021

Join us via Zoom for a lively talk with the editors of We ❤ L.A. Parks, Andrea Richards and Teena Apeles, and contributor Tracy Park @tcypark, who will share her park illustrations and lead participants in a drawing workshop to create their dream park. Bring your drawing materials and creativity for the hour workshop. We hope to see you there!

For Zoom link: bit.ly/parkdrawingworkshop or link in bio
Download coloring pages from the book: https://bit.ly/laparks_tracypark

Hosted by @hollywoodlapl and @narratedobjects

#publicparks #weheartlaparks #lapl #ilovela #welovelapl #publicparks #parkdesign #illustrations #drawing #drawwithus #publicspace #artist #coloringbook #hollywood #playground #losangeles #koreanfriendshipbell #sanpedro #angelsgatepark #kite #kiteflying

We're so proud to be collaborating with USC Pacific Asia Museum on their 50 Years of PAM Story Collection. Read one of t...
07/16/2021

We're so proud to be collaborating with USC Pacific Asia Museum on their 50 Years of PAM Story Collection. Read one of the first story submissions from a Teen Ambassador and then share yours!

We invite you to join us for two free online events this month! Links to register in bio.We Heart L.A. Parks Drawing Wor...
07/13/2021

We invite you to join us for two free online events this month! Links to register in bio.

We Heart L.A. Parks Drawing Workshop with artist Tracy Park
Thursday, July 22, 2021
6–7 p.m.

Online - Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library

Join us via Zoom for a lively talk and drawing workshop to celebrate the new coloring and activity book about our city's public parks, We ❤ L.A. Parks. Editors Andrea Richards and Teena Apeles will share how the book came about, and contributor Tracy Park will show the development of her park illustrations and lead participants in drawing their dream parks. Bring your art supplies and creativity! Or color along while you listen. Coloring pages can be picked up at the library.

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Design [email protected]: Ceremonial Dress featuring fashion designer Carol Young of Undesigned
Friday, July 30, 2021
6–7 p.m.

Online - USC Pacific Asia Museum

In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, USC PAM and Narrated Objects invite you to an interactive, all-ages workshop on ceremonial dress! During this one-hour online workshop, L.A.fashion designer Carol Young of Undesigned will offer tips and demonstrate techniques for how to elevate an outfit so that it’s perfect for a party, as well as share designs she’s made for special occasions. Also enjoy a special cocktail recipe (or mocktail!) to prepare at home by @bearandstone's award-winning bartender Vay Su.

#learnwithus #creativecollective #narratedobjects #library #uscpam #workshop
#free #lapl #drawing #weheartlaparks #artist
#fashiondesigner #partyclothes #happyhour

We invite you to join us for two free online events this month! Links to register in bio.

We Heart L.A. Parks Drawing Workshop with artist Tracy Park
Thursday, July 22, 2021
6–7 p.m.

Online - Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Library

Join us via Zoom for a lively talk and drawing workshop to celebrate the new coloring and activity book about our city's public parks, We ❤ L.A. Parks. Editors Andrea Richards and Teena Apeles will share how the book came about, and contributor Tracy Park will show the development of her park illustrations and lead participants in drawing their dream parks. Bring your art supplies and creativity! Or color along while you listen. Coloring pages can be picked up at the library.

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Design [email protected]: Ceremonial Dress featuring fashion designer Carol Young of Undesigned
Friday, July 30, 2021
6–7 p.m.

Online - USC Pacific Asia Museum

In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, USC PAM and Narrated Objects invite you to an interactive, all-ages workshop on ceremonial dress! During this one-hour online workshop, L.A.fashion designer Carol Young of Undesigned will offer tips and demonstrate techniques for how to elevate an outfit so that it’s perfect for a party, as well as share designs she’s made for special occasions. Also enjoy a special cocktail recipe (or mocktail!) to prepare at home by @bearandstone's award-winning bartender Vay Su.

#learnwithus #creativecollective #narratedobjects #library #uscpam #workshop
#free #lapl #drawing #weheartlaparks #artist
#fashiondesigner #partyclothes #happyhour

Join Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library - Los Angeles Public Library and Narrated Objects for an online workshop on Thur...
07/10/2021
We Heart L.A. Parks drawing workshop with Tracy Park

Join Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library - Los Angeles Public Library and Narrated Objects for an online workshop on Thursday, July 22, at 6 pm! Learn about the new We Heart L.A. Parks (weheartlaparks.com) book from editors Andrea Richards and Teena Apeles, and participate in an online drawing workshop led by artist Tracy Park (tracyparkdraws.com).

Info and to register: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/we-heart-la-parks-drawing-workshop-tracy-park

Join us via Zoom for a lively talk and drawing workshop to celebrate the new coloring and activity book about our city's public parks, We ❤ L.A. Parks, which highlights more than 50 parks and features illustrations, essays, and personal stories by local contributors of all ages, 8 t...

07/04/2021

We hope you're enjoying our city's numerous public parks this weekend! Our new book celebrating 52 local parks, We Heart L.A. Parks (weheartlaparks.com), also features the work of 50-plus contributors! Meet more of them today.

[slide 1] Two individuals whose personal stories open We Heart L.A. Parks are Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
biologist Miguel Ordeñana (top left), who also contributed to We Heart P-22, and Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust community gardener Dennis Cooper (top right).

Also meet Narrated Objects' editorial team (bottom row, L to R)—Jessica Hoffmann, Teena Apeles, and Andrea Richards.

[slide 2] "This Book Supports Parks" mentions how we partnered with Friends of Griffith Park for our first book, We Heart P-22 (weheartp22.com), and introduces our new nonprofit partner for We Heart L.A. Parks, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT). Each organization receives a percentage of book profits to support their important work.

[slide 3–6] Miguel has been an incredible friend from the beginning! We are so proud to feature his essays about his city park experiences. His latest for us is "Parks for All." And how cute are his park adventurers? Can you guess which parks are featured in their open books?

[Slide 7–8] Dennis shares his experience working with LANLT as a community gardener and steward of West Athens Community Garden in "A Place to Grow," and what it has meant to his family.

[slide 9–10] You'll find Teena and Andrea's words throughout the book and Jessica made them shine. Teena and Jessica also contributed park illustrations: Rio de Los Angeles State Park and South L.A.'s Estrella Park

We'll be highlighting all our contributors over the coming months. Visit weheartlaparks.com to learn more about the book and purchase it!

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We are a creative collective that develops products to benefit causes close to our hearts. Our mission is threefold: to provide individuals with an outlet to share their diverse experiences and talents, to enrich people's lives through unique multimedia stories, and to partner with nonprofit organizations and community leaders to raise awareness of important issues. To learn more about what we do, visit us at narratedobjects.com.

Photo: The wonderful Sarah Russin of LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions shot this photo of our team and participating artists at our L.A. Makers Pop-Up at the gallery in December.

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Hi all, hope you can join us tomorrow at as we take over LACE! Anne first took me there more than 20 years ago, and we couldn't be more excited to do this. Plus, you know it's always an adventure on that stretch of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Please like our daughter’s business page. She has events coming up on December 9th at LACE and December 16th at Carousel at Crystal Springs Drive, Griffith Park from 5pm-7pm.