There’s nothing more intriguing to us than getting an invitation into the inspired spaces and studios of the artists that continue to impress us with their creative ingenuity and inspire our readers and future endeavors. Our In the Studio series allows to create little glimpses into the minds of the cutting-edge creators, original thinkers and extraordinary people that continue to enter our realm.

Each studio has a personality of its own. It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other, scrap heap of discarded works abound, or, at times, the very model of simplicity and meticulousness. For this In the Studio special, we hang with Los Angeles based designer and artist, Gabby Gonzalez AKA Girlbarf. The designer turned street artist may have only got her start spray painting the sides of buildings and walls in downtrodden alleyways nearly a year and half ago, but here squiggly-looking cast of characters, which are contrived from the stoned skateboarders and drunk hippie bums she runs into on the Hollywood streets, are a direct response to  being out and about in the city.