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INDYCAR
JAMES HINCHCLIFFE
SCHMIDT PETERSON MOTORSPORTS
INDY 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
INDIANAPOLIS 500
RACING
RACECARS
Interview: IndyCar Driver James Hinchcliffe
by Ryan McManus This Memorial Day Weekend marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the crown jewel of American motorsport. Despite expecting to draw crowds north of 350,000 on race day, IndyCar remains on the periphery of the average American...
BAGS
ACCESSORIES
BECKEL
CANVAS BAGS
SUMMER GEAR
SUMMER TRAVEL
MADE BY HAND
CANVAS TENTS
PORTLAND
TENTS
OUTDOORS
FAMILY OWNED
Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products
by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and...
RYAN HEWETT
UNIT LONDON
PAINTERS
SOUTH AFRICA
PORTRAITURE
FRIEZE LONDON
ART OPENINGS
ART EXHIBITIONS
MARCEL DUCHAMP
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
GALLERIES
Painter Ryan Hewett's Preview Exhibition at Unit London
By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures...
TRAVEL
OAXACA
MEXICO
HOTELS
SPAS
SAN JERNIMO TLACOCHAHUAYA
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Cosijo, Oaxaca
by Max La Frenais It's hard to imagine that the luxury Hotel Cosijo actually exists in the small town of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, which although home to a stunning 16th century convent (with accompanying 16th organ) is most definitely off the...
FOOD
DRINK
COCKTAILS
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
ISRAEL
TEL AVIV
WORD OF MOUTH
TRAVEL GUIDES
Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv Food + Drink
by Ari Samuel If farm-to-table produce, tehina-topped dishes of hummus inspired by generations-old recipes and daily caught seafood excite your stomach then Tel Aviv could be the place for you. Strategically located on the land bridge between Europe...
HOTELS
BARCELONA
TRAVEL
SPAIN
EUROPE
SATANS COFFEE
DRETA DE LEIXAMPLE
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Casa Bonay, Barcelona
by Ross Belfer There’s no denying Barcelona’s status as a mecca of brilliant architecture, art and design. If Gothic and neo-classical architectural edifices, clandestine, ornate gardens and awe-inspiring museums isn’t already enough, the timeless...
IPHONE
SCREEN PROTECTION
IPHONE 6
IPHONE 6S
IPHONE ACCESSORIES
SLIM CASES
IPHONE CASES
TECH ACCESSORIES
WATERPROOF
WATERPROOF CASES
Evo Xplorer iPhone Case
London-headquartered protective device case-makers Tech21 release their most robust design yet: the Evo Xplorer, a waterproof (max 9.9 feet for up to an hour) Apple iPhone 6 and 6s case, further sealed off from other elements like dust and dirt...
BEDS
WELLBEING
WELLNESS
SLEEP
MATTRESSES
LUXURY
MADE IN LONDON
HORSEHAIR
Handmade Luxury: Savoir Beds
by Rima Suqi In a suburban London warehouse, a man is massaging horsehair. Not just any horsehair, but hair from the tails of Argentinian horses which is apparently the best hair to use to make some of the most expensive mattresses in the world...
BEER
FOOD
FOOD BOOKS
BOOKS
TORST
LUKSUS
PHAIDON
From the Founders of Torst and Luksus: Food & Beer
by Adrienne So Due for release in May, "Food & Beer" is a beautifully written and photographed book that—despite its name—is difficult to categorize. It is not strictly a cookbook. While it does contain recipes for nachos and Welsh rarebit...
LOCKS
PADLOCKS
FINGERPRINT SENSORS
INDIEGOGO
KICKSTARTER
TOUCH SENSORS
TRAVEL
LOCKERS
BIOMETRICS
SMART LOCKS
TappLock
New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones...
REYKJAVIK
ICELAND
WORD OF MOUTH
ICELAND AIR
LAGOONS
NATURE
RESTAURANTS
HOTELS
TRAVEL
TRAVEL GUIDES
STOPOVERS
ICELANDIC FOOD
Word of Mouth: 24 Hours in Reykjavik
by Adrienne So For a while now, Iceland has presented itself as a convenient layover destination for people traveling between Europe and North America—and not just because of its location in the middle of the Atlantic. It's a magical place to visit...
JACKETS
MENSWEAR
APOLIS
NYLON JACKETS
Apolis Nylon Cameraman Jacket Re-Issue
Apolis has brought back their Transit Issue Nylon Cameraman Jacket—a piece of apparel that's sleek, simple and to the point. The practical, Portugal-made, olive green jacket has a water-resistant shell, removable sleeves and just the right number...
TRACK PREMIERES
ALT POP
ELECTRONIC POP
MUSIC
PREMIERES
COLOURS THE BAND
Premiere: "Slow" by Colours
Out of Sarasota, FL comes Colours, a duo made up of vocalist Kyle Tamo and drummer Morgan Alley. They premiere the darkly pulsating "Slow" on CH, a track that will appeal to those who enjoy the conscientious pacing of Twin Shadow and the alt-pop...
AUDI
TEST DRIVES
AUDI Q7
ASPEN
CROSSOVERS
VEHICLES
APPLE CARPLAY
TECH
CARS
APPLE
Test Drive: 2016 Audi Q7
by Michael Frank Audi's latest Q7, its seven-passenger crossover, is a much-improved driver’s car. This is chiefly due to weight—while the outgoing seven-passenger Q7 could weigh up to 5,412 pounds, the new one is down to 4,938 pounds. A future...
COLORFUL 2015
Sharon Gauci's Colorful Picks
COLORFUL
GIFTS
DESIGN
KIDS
TOYS
ART
DECOR
OFFICE
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sharon Gauci's Colorful Picks
Who better than a color expert with great style to share some favorite colorful gifts? Our friend Sharon Gauci leads the global color and trim design team at GM and travels the world with her eyes on trend and hues. A recent conversation with her led...
DOGS
PETS
DOG TOYS
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
ROPE TOYS
Jax and Bones Holiday Rope Dog Toys
Jax and Bones makes eco-friendly, quality pet bedding that has even the human owners a little envious, as well as durable rope toys that will put on smile on both you and your dog's faces. Each cotton rope toy is dyed using non-toxic vegetable...
SHIRTS
CUSTOM
MENSWEAR
CUSTOM SHIRTS
MADE IN USA
FLANNEL
Customized Made-in-USA Shirts by Ratio
Off-the-rack is so passé. Denver-based Ratio Clothing offers quality custom-made shirts at a fair price, all the while keeping manufacturing in a North Carolina factory—a union shop where employees earn a living wage. Fill out a brief survey to...
APPAREL
CLOTHING
PORTLAND
CASUAL WEAR
NATURAL DYES
SUSTAINABLE FASHION
ECO-CONSCIOUS
MADE IN USA
SLOW FASHION
GENDER FLUID
Olderbrother's AW15 Collection: "Enthusiasm and Naps"
by Adrienne So Olderbrother, the new clothing line started by Portland, Oregon-based designer Bobby Bonaparte and LA-based Max Kingery, has a whimsical, minimalist aesthetic that is partly influenced by the duo's fascination with Japanese design...
COS
SNARKITECTURE
POP-UP SHOP
LA
DOWNTOWN LA
DTLA
COS + Snarkitecture's LA Pop-Up Shop
by Ariel Katz Last night in Downtown Los Angeles, COS launched their latest pop-up, created in collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of experimental Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture and housed inside Scandinavian concept...
DENIM
SELVEDGE DENIM
JEANS
LIMITED EDITION
NUDIE JEANS
CONE MILLS
ORGANIC COTTON
MADE IN USA
ETHICAL CLOTHING
ECO-CONSCIOUS
SWEDISH
Nudie Jeans Lean Dean US Selvedge Denim
by Steve Dool As Nudie Jeans unveils their limited edition run of 14.75 oz. selvedge denim jeans today, it represents more than just a new product launch. The jeans, created in partnership with North Carolina’s revered Cone Mills, are the first...
COCKTAILS
SMOKED COCKTAILS
WOOD FIRED
DRINKS
MIXED DRINKS
TRIFECTA TAVERN
PORTLAND
PDX
RESTAURANTS
BARS
SOUS VIDE
EXPERIMENTAL COCKTAILS
Wood-Fired Cocktails from Portland's Trifecta Tavern
by Adrienne So Barrel-aged cocktails have quickly become a staple at higher-end cocktail bars. The practice rounds off the hot edge of the alcohol, enriches the cocktail’s flavor and infuses it with the aroma of charred wood. However, it’s difficult...
BAGS
TRAVEL BAGS
TRAVEL
CARRY ON BAGS
LUGGAGE
KICKSTARTER
G-RO’s Revolutionary Companion Bag
by Adrienne So The two-wheeled carry-on is an indispensable piece of luggage for the frequent traveler. But for all its ubiquity, and despite how sleek and modern many of them look, they all have the same weaknesses in functionality. Tiny wheels...
CARS
VOLKSWAGEN
AUTO
AUTOMOBILES
TEST DRIVE
RALLYCROSS
RED BULL
RACING
Andretti Autosport's Volkswagen Beetles at Global Rallycross
by Justin Kaehler Volkswagen’s Beetle is a global icon. It’s cheap. It’s cute. And it's cheerful. And despite the brand's scandals of late, VW has pushed innovations in design and engineering for decades. That said, it’s a bit of a shock to see...
TEST DRIVE
CARS
FORD
DRIVING
DRIVES
REVIEWS
AUTO
SUV
FORD EXPLORER
Test Drive: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
by Sue Mead The Ford Explorer has been the best-selling SUV in America for 25 years, and in order to keep that title, the brand has given the model a refresh. For 2016, the cars come with new sheetmetal from the A-pillar forward, a remodeled...
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