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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

FIBERGLASS
RED HOOK
BROOKLYN
STUDIO VISITS
THISLEXIK
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
Studio Visit: Design House Thislexik
A set of five primary-colored shipping containers rests in a unified pile along a corner of a bus parking lot, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Inside, Vedat Ulgen and his team envision the possibilities of industrial design and execute in a meticulous, imaginative...
SOCKS
TIES
SOXFORDS
GIFT BOXES
KNITWEAR
ACCESSORIES
MENSWEAR
Soxfords' Charming Sock + Tie Pairings
Two years ago, we fell for Soxfords' unconventionally patterned dress socks. Founder Ryan Kent struck a chord with those looking to punch up the personality in their outfits, in an entirely acceptable way. Earlier this year, Soxfords debuted 100...
FOURTH OF JULY
JULY 4TH
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
RUM
WHISKEY
RED
PUNCH RECIPES
RECIPES
COCKTAIL RECIPES
Six Bright Red Fourth of July Cocktails
With the spirit of celebration—and a long weekend—upon us, there's never been a better time to explore a color's impact on a cocktail. From ruby red to rust or carmine, there's really nothing that unites the following six selections other than the...
BLACK LIPS
LIVE MUSIC
MUSIC FESTIVALS
CANADA
QUEBEC CITY
INTERVIEWS
MUSIC
TOURS
Interview: The Black Lips on Stage Presence
It's difficult to affix a genre to the type of music made by the Black Lips. There are elements of punk and garage rock; there's potency and power—and an immediacy. But at the core, a lot of their tracks are just plain fun. While it may be tricky...
COOKWEAR
COPPER
POTS AND PANS
DUPARQUET
RHODE ISLAND
EAST COAST TINNING
MADE IN USA
KITCHEN
HOMEWARES
COOKING
East Coast Tinning's Heirloom Copper Cookware
While in France about 10 years ago, Jim Hamann and his partner ducked into an antique shop and found a huge stockpile of old copper cookware. They purchased it and Hamann set to fixing it up. He studied, experimented and through repeat effort and...
LAMPS
LIGHTS
PLUG LAMPS
FELTMARK
LIGHTING FIXTURES
Feltmark's New Wald HI•LO Plug Lamp
LA-based design studio Feltmark initially made waves with their first iteration of the Wald Plug Lamp, a beautifully refined, space-saving fixture that extends directly from a power socket. Their latest update comes in the form of the Wald...
COCKTAILS
BRUNCH COCKTAILS
BREAKFAST COCKTAILS
The Best Monday Morning Breakfast Cocktail
With Fourth of July on the horizon, and the previous weekend already slipping from short- to long-term memory, we found a cocktail that makes easing into the Monday ahead of a holiday weekend a little bit easier. We don't necessarily recommend...
WHISKEY
RYE
WHISTLEPIG
VERMONT
SPIRITS
FRENCH WINE
WhistlePig's Old World Rye
Only a handful of new whiskey expressions each year warrant consideration for a full-time position in a brand portfolio—and on the bar shelves of consumers. WhistlePig, a Vermont-based whiskey company, has achieved this feat with their latest offering...
HUDSON VALLEY
MARKETS
CRAFT FAIRS
LOCALLY MADE
MADE IN USA
NEW YORK STATE
Preview: Hudson River Exchange's 2015 Summer Market
People don't really need an excuse to visit New York's Hudson Valley. It's convenient to reach by car or train; restaurants often feature the best locally grown, seasonal foods; and whether or not you are in range of the river, the landscapes are...
TOWELS
BEACH TOWELS
CHARITY ITEMS
TWBE
THE WORLDS BEST EVER
BRADLEY CARBONE
Artist Towels by The World's Best Ever
In addition to his recent gallery opening, focused around the study of characters, The World's Best Ever founder Dave Wilfert has another collaborative project worth paying attention to—and it's for a noble cause. The FORBRADLEYCARBONE summer 2015...
CHOCOLATES
CHOCOLATE BARS
ORGANIC
SWEETS
CANDY
BELGIUM CHOCOLATE
SNACKS
Four Great Euro Chocolates
While there's nothing wrong with defaulting to your favorite chocolates, a world of innovation and exemplary ingredients exists if you're willing to explore. On a recent trip to Manhattan's The Meadow—where they stock 500 types of chocolate—we...
BOOKS
HOLLYWOOD
PHOTO BOOKS
OPENING NIGHT EVENTS
CELEBRITY
PHOTOGRAPHY
ELLIOTT LANDY
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Elliott Landy's Opening Night
Whether or not you know the name Elliott Landy, you've most certainly seen his work. The photographer has captured iconic rock and roll imagery for decades. From Woodstock (he was the official festival photographer in 1969) to intimate work with Bob...
CONVERSE
JACK PURCELLS
LOW TOPS
SNEAKERS
LEATHER
Debuting Converse's New Jack Purcell Signature Leather
In Converse's array of iconic footwear, Jack Purcells have long stood out for their classic low-top design. Over the last year now, Converse has been releasing an updated Signature division of the style which incorporates modern touches and technological...
BBQ
BBQ SAUCE
WEBER
GRILLS
GRILLING ACCESSORIES
SUMMER 2015
Nine New Summer Grilling Essentials
Small spaces are no excuse to forego the celebrated summertime activity of barbecuing, whether you're grilling with friends or just for yourself. If there's a balcony or terrace at your disposal, or a corner of shared rooftop, these eight items will...
RUM
NEGRONIS
GIN
COCKTAILS
CLASSIC COCKTAILS
CAMPARI
TANQUERAY BLOOMSBURY
ZACAPA
TEQUILA
Six Variations on a Negroni
Perhaps not since its 1919 debut in Florence, Italy (though a few hotels in Lake Como also stake claim to its origin) has the Negroni been so popular. It's progressed beyond classic cocktail bars and is now on menus around the world. There's nothing...
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERY OPENINGS
THE WORLDS BEST EVER
WORLDS BEST EVER
JOSHUA LINER
JOSHUA LINER GALLERY
EXHIBITS
NYC
The World's Best Ever's All Types of Characters
For over six years now Dave Wilfert has been the vision and imagination behind online design, art and culture site The World's Best Ever. Taking his keen eye off the internet, he is now organizing his second art exhibition at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
HOME DECOR
CHINA
HANDMADE
CHINESE DESIGN
HERITAGE BRAND
LUXURY
TEXTILES
The House of Tai Ping Carpets
In light of the forthcoming "Anthology" collection—which draws from and revitalizes some of Tai Ping's most renowned designs—we met with the company's Global Creative Director, Jean-Pierre Tortil. The brand, which was formed in 1956 and owns its...
COFFEE
CUPS
DECOR
ARTIST COLLABORATIONS
COLLABORATIONS
MOMA
EXHIBITS
EXHIBITIONS
Yoko Ono + illy Art Collection at MoMA
On Sunday 21 June 2015, a global gathering will take place at NYC's Museum of Modern Art. This event, "Yoko Ono Morning Peace 2015," will take place at sunrise and carry over into early morning. There, attendees will do more than celebrate the...
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR
OUTDOORS
OUTERWEAR
RAINCOATS
RAINWEAR
OUTDRY
TECH FABRICS
Columbia Sportswear Reinvents Raincoat Technology
Most people are familiar with Columbia Sportswear's range of durable, stylish outdoor apparel. Many, however, might not be familiar with the fact that the brand holds more than 220 patents for technologies they've developed in just the last six...
ZEPPELINS
VOYAGES
HENDRICKS GIN
FLYING
DIRIGIBLES
BLIMPS
AVIATION
AIRSHIPS
Dirigible Flying with Hendrick's Gin
There are fewer dirigible and zeppelin pilots in the US (and the world) than there are astronauts. Only seven or eight airships actively chart the skies stateside, and just a handful more globally. It's a near-lost form of travel, yielding a sensation...
ART
ARTISTS
CONTEMPORARY ART
AUCTIONS
ONLINE
E-COMMERCE
EBAY
SOTHEBYS
Sotheby's + eBay's Online Art Auction: Contemporary Curated
Anyone who has attended a live auction can attest to the thrill of bidding wars and the chance to see rare, privately owned works. Through a collaborative online sale, known as "Contemporary Curated," acclaimed auction house Sotheby's and e-commerce...
ANIMALS
PETS
DOGS
FILMS
PATAGONIA
Denali: An Outdoor Photographer and His Dog
Over just seven minutes, a sad, funny and ultimately beautiful story unfolds between a man and his dog. This film, titled "Denali," celebrates a relationship that survived a nomadic lifestyle, a bout with cancer and—ultimately—death. It's a stunning...
WINE
STAINS
CLEANER
ATTIRE
APPAREL
Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover
Wine spills are inevitable. Yet, even a drop can cast a dark spell over a night out. And despite that, most wine drinkers bank on old household tricks or potentially harsh products to alleviate the problem. Remarkably, Chateau Spill works better...
SUGAR CANE
RESTAURANTS
NEW YORK CITY
LUIS POUS
CUBAN FOOD
ASIAN FUSION
ASIAN FOOD
ASIA DE CUBA
Asia de Cuba Returns with Sugar and Spice
A little over three months ago Asia de Cuba not-so-quietly returned to New York City. A longtime midtown favorite, envisioned by Jeffrey Chodorow, the restaurant closed in 2011 only to return years later downtown. Chodorow's vision—now meticulously...
APPS
WEB APPS
LEARN JAPANESE
LANGUAGE
JAPANESE
EDUCATION
Learn Japanese with LexiCandy
There are many tactics for learning a second (or third) language. Most can be rather daunting, and employ a very traditional form of memorization—with a couple tricks thrown in. New webapp LexiCandy is different. It utilizes an array of media...
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