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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

GIN
SEEDLIP
SPIRITS
DRINKS
ALCOHOL
GINS
MIXED DRINKS
COCKTAILS
Seedlip, The Non-Alcoholic Spirit
It almost seems unnecessary to say, but there are many alternatives to drinking alcohol. None, however, offer what Seedlip does. Producer in copper stills just like a premium alcohol, Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit quite reminiscent of gin...
TOM BLACHFORD
PALM SPRINGS
MIDNIGHT MODERN
MIDCENTURY MODERN
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BOOKS
POWERHOUSE BOOKS
PHOTO SERIES
ARCHITECTURE
Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...
CHUMLEYS
WEST VILLAGE
NEW YORK CITY
NYC
BARS
RESTAURANTS
COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
SPEAKEASIES
JESSIE DURE
Three Signature Cocktails from West Village Icon, Chumley's
For some of us who rushed to Chumley's for its reopening last year, the experience felt much like a great dream. When the venue closed a decade ago, New Yorkers lost a legendary watering hole. Before its closure, generations of individuals had been...
BROOKLYN
1 HOTELS
1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE
PIER 1
NEW YORK CITY
HOTELS
HOTEL DESIGN
GREEN HOTELS
BARRY STERNLICHT
BROOKLYN BRIDGE
HOTELS WITH POOLS
NEW YORK CITY HOTELS
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
Most of the greatest Manhattan skyline vantage points are outside of the island. For a long while now, anyone hoping for a hotel room with a view selected midtown skyscrapers or committed to upper floors in downtown establishments. In the past few...
SIMON HAMMERSTEIN
THE BOX
THEATER
NO LIMITS THEATER
VAUDEVILLE
NEW YORK CITY
Interview: The Box's Founder + Creative Director Simon Hammerstein
There is a level of nightlife that extends beyond bottle service, flashing lights and dancing without regard for the forthcoming day. A rarefied New York City list (including Studio 54, Palladium and Limelight) saw uninhibited creativity, collaboration...
GRAND HOTEL KRONENHOF
PONTRESINA
SWITZERLAND
ST MORITZ
SNOW SPORTS
HOTELS
ENGADINE VALLEY
ENGADIN
PIERRE-YVES ROCHON
SPAS
Pontresina, Switzerland's Grand Hotel Kronenhof
A collection of time-tested attributes unite behind the words "Grand Hotel." Some allude to a palatial structure, others reference five-star service and even more address historic international clientele. All of this can be found at Pontresina, Switzerland...
ANDY WARHOL
VITO SCHNABEL GALLERY
BOB COLACELLO
THE FACTORY
ST MORITZ
SWITZERLAND
JEFF KOONS
THE AGE OF AMBIGUITY
Bob Colacello's Curatorial Debut at Vito Schnabel Gallery
For those familiar with the name Bob Colacello, it may come as a surprise that he hasn't curated a gallery exhibition until now. A close Warhol confidante—and the force behind Interview magazine through the 1970s until '83—Colacello's journalistic...
YOGA FOR BAD PEOPLE
YOGA
EDITION HOTELS
HEATHER LILLESTON
WELLNESS
HEALTH
KATELIN SISSON
Yoga For Bad People
Don't be fooled by the name, Yoga For Bad People (YFBP) isn't just for bad people; it's for everyone. Inclusivity is a key message from founders Heather Lilleston and Katelin Sission (the former having been teaching since 2003 and the latter 2008...
ST MORITZ
KULM HOTEL
ENGADINE
SWITZERLAND
SWISS ALPS
SKI TOWNS
FIVE STAR HOTELS
LORD NORMAN FOSTER
KULM COUNTRY CLUB
ENGADIN
DANIEL HUMM
Five Facets of The Historic Kulm Hotel St Moritz
Tucked in the southeastern corner of Switzerland, the Engadine valley—and its centerpiece St Moritz—carries a century and a half of history and stakes claim to the birth of Swiss winter tourism. A region of four languages—Italian, Swiss-German, French...
INTERVIEWS
COCKTAILS
MARCUS SAMUELSSON
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
WATERORG
STELLA ARTOIS
RED ROOSTER
HARLEM
RECIPES
Sundance 2017: Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Global Menu
In addition to the quality of programming, Sundance offers invaluable access to well-known creatives. Of course, one's mind immediately wanders to famous directors or TV stars, but at any given moment attendees can be speaking with the best composers...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
JONATHAN KELTZ
TECHNOLOGY
FILMS
SHORT FILMS
Sundance 2017: "5 Films About Technology"
As the title implies, "5 Films About Technology" has more than one story to tell, though all the micro-vignettes within this short film address an overarching and ever-present concept. Five sharp contemporary tales of the mishaps associated with...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
CECILE ON THE PHONE
SHORT FILMS
FILMS
ANNABELLE DEXTER-JONES
CHARACTER STUDIES
INTERVIEWS
Sundance 2017: Annabelle Dexter-Jones' "Cecile on the Phone"
For their considered use of brevity and frequent potency, short films continue to be an important medium—especially for emerging filmmakers. At this year's Sundance Film Festival, actor and first-time writer/director Annabelle Dexter-Jones released...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
STELLA ARTOIS
WOMEN IN FILM
MOSAIC
PARK CITY
UTAH
FILMS
Sundance 2017: Designing Stella Artois's Filmmaker Lounge
As Sundance Film Festival attendees walk Main Street in Park City, Utah, familiar brands to the entertainment industry—YouTube, The Hollywood Reporter, WME | IMG and more—reside in temporary homes between quaint homeware stores and snow sport shops...
SHORT FILMS
FILMS
MICHAEL MARANTZ
TIM SESSLER
HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS KIDS DANCE ENSEMBLE
KAMAU
ALREADY ALIVE
Michael Marantz's "Good Morning" Short Film
"Wake up!" commands artist Kamau one minute into Michael Marantz's brand new short film "Good Morning." The call to action accompanies an increase in pace of Marantz's score (yes, he personally scored the under-three-minute short film) and a rapturous...
MBF
AUDEMARS PIGUET
CLOCKS
DESK CLOCKS
TABLE CLOCKS
BANGLES
WATCH DESIGN
VAN CLEEF ARPELS
JAEGER-LECOULTRE
SIHH
SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE GENVE
SIHH2017
Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines
The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch...
SUNDANCE
NEW FRONTIER
FILMS
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
VR FILMS
RACHEL ROSSIN
ROSE TROCHE
FILM FESTIVALS
Sundance Film Festival 2017: New Frontier
It's once again time for many to descend upon Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, this year running 19-29 January. As the largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance continues to dazzle with its quality of content and creative...
MONTBLANC
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SIHH
SIHH2017
BRONZE
BRONZE WATCHES
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
CHRONOGRAPHS
MINERVA
Montblanc's New Bronze 1858 Collection Watches
Beyond the vintage aesthetics of Montblanc's new bronze 1858 Collection pieces, two related attributes shine: the visual warmth of the metal, both dressy and casual, and an understanding that with age these watches will acquire their own unique...
JACOB HADJIGEORGIS
JACOBS PICKLES
MAISON PICKLE
COMFORT FOOD
COCKTAILS
COCKTAIL BARS
AMERICAN CUISINE
UPPER WEST SIDE
NYC
NEW YORK
RESTAURANTS
Comfort Food, Vintage Beers + Classy Cocktails at NYC's Maison Pickle
Beyond the already bustling environs and glowing, highly-organized decor, Maison Pickle succeeds at elevating American cuisine to great heights. The restaurant, which opened this past weekend on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is in no way to the...
MIAMI
MIAMI BEACH
HOTELS
RESORTS
FAENA MIAMI BEACH
FAENA HOTEL
FAENA DISTRICT
TRAVEL
OMA
REM KOOLHAAS
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
ALAN FAENA
PAO
LOS FUEGOS
TIERRA SANTA HEALING HOUSE
CASA FAENA
CASA CLARIDGE
BRANDON HAW
BAZ LUHRMANN
Miami Beach's Faena District
Occupying a stretch of beachfront land from 32nd to 36th Streets in Miami Beach (and reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to Indian Creek Drive), the Faena District comprises a series of architecturally captivating buildings, each with its own carefully...
ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS
DUSSE
COGNAC
COCKTAILS
9TH WONDER
MUSIC PRODUCERS
REMIXES
MIXED DRINKS
Remixing Music + D'USSÉ Cognac Cocktails with Producer 9th Wonder
One should never turn down an invitation to NYC's Electric Lady Studios, the legendary music recording facility built by Jimi Hendrix—where in the last few years David Bowie's Blackstar and Frank Ocean's Blonde were mixed, adding to a long list...
BEER
BEERS
FORBIDDEN ROOT
BREWERIES
CHICAGO
FERNET-BRANCA
DIGESTIFS
DRINK COLLABORATIONS
BEVERAGES
Fernet-Branca + Forbidden Root's "Fernetic" Beer
As breweries have grown more exploratory, many curious products have hit the shelves in recent years—some poor, some excellent and the bulk somewhere in-between. With the announcement of Fernetic, however, one can't help but be excited. Here, Chicago...
PETIT H
HERMES
COOPER COX
DML
WINDOW DISPLAYS
HOLIDAY DESIGNS
POP UP SHOPS
INTERACTIVE DESIGN
STORE DESIGN
ALEXANDRE MUSSARD
CHECKLAND KINDLEYSIDES
Designing Hermès' Petit H Holiday Factory
For over a century, Parisian luxury brand Hermès' commitment to quality has meant that no imperfect product made its way to retail. In 2010, any piece with an imperfection (and remnant material from production) found its way to a new home: the petit...
THE LO
BARS
NYC
DE MARIA
19 KENMARE
GRACE LEE
CAMILLE BECERRA
COCKTAIL BARS
NOLITA
NYC's New Subterranean Bar, The Lø
Chances are most food- and drink-oriented New Yorkers will recognize the address 19 Kenmare. Until recently it held Ken & Cook on its top floor and, for a while, nightlife destination Lil' Charlie's existed below. Prior to that, Travertine occupied...
INIRV REACT
INIRV
STOVES
BLUETOOTH
IPHONE APPS
SMOKE DETECTORS
MOTION SENSORS
KICKSTARTER
CES2017
Turn Off Your Stove Remotely With Inirv React
Most people who cook at home have had the experience of wondering, upon departure, if they turned the stove off. It's a common sensation that results in either sustained anxiety or a last-minute trip back. With the just-announced Inirv React, the...
NIKKA WHISKY
JAPAN
WHISKY
WHISKEY
JAPANESE WHISKY
HOKKAIDO
OTARU
DISTILLERIES
TRAVEL
Nikka Whisky Distillery, Hokkaido
One of the most well-known Japanese whisky brands, Nikka's origins date back to 1934 when Masataka Taketsuru built the Yoichi Distillery (named after the town in which it's located) on the island of Hokkaido. Taketsuru (the son of a sake producer...
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