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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

GROUP SHOWS
EXHIBITIONS
GABRIELLE SIRKIN
AMY VAN DORAN
MODERN LOVE CLUB
GALLERIES
EAST VILLAGE
NEW YORK CITY
MARCEL DZAMA
PLATON
"Men I Love and Other Things I Think About" at Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club
When walking into the slender, shimmering jewel box that is Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club, a contemporary art blitz strikes from all angles. When the East Village space opened last year as a hub for Van Doran's high-profile matchmaking work, she...
FLOYD
MATTRESSES
BEDDING
FLOYD DETROIT
BEDS
HEADBOARDS
BEDROOM DECOR
DETROIT
Floyd's Attachable Birch Headboard
Over the past few years, a never-before-seen burst of interest in simple, well-designed bedroom items struck the direct-to-consumer e-commerce market. One of the brands leading this movement, Detroit-based Floyd, introduced a beautiful bed platform...
HOTELS
HOSPITALITY
HOTEL DESIGN
IAN SCHRAGER
NEW YORK CITY
NYC
LES
LOWER EAST SIDE
ACCOMMODATIONS
EDITION HOTELS
HERZOG AND DE MEURON
A First Look Inside NYC's Forthcoming PUBLIC Hotel
Hotelier Ian Schrager is a busy man. In December, we bore witness to the opening of his magnificent EDITION Hotel Sanya in the South China Sea. Today, we have news from one of the most anticipated hospitality additions to NYC in a long while...
ZERO MOTORCYCLES
ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES
DONT WAIT FOR WASHINGTON
MOTORCYCLES
ELECTRIC VEHICLES
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
BIKES
ELECTRIC BIKES
CROSS COUNTRY TRIPS
Electricity-Powered Zero Motorcycles
From their inception in 2006 to today's rapidly escalating sales, Zero Motorcycles have pioneered the aesthetic and technological worlds of electric motorcycles. These are, as the brand states, hand-built high-tech machines designed and produced in...
JONAH SAMSON
SAMUEL BECKETT
WAITING FOR GODOT
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY
CLINT ROENISCH GALLERY
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
Jonah Samson’s "Yes Yes We’re Magicians" Found Photography Book
Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his "new old photos." Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and...
RUM
KO HANA
MANULELE DISTILLERS
HAWAII
ALCOHOL
SPIRITS
SUGARCANE
OAHU
AQUAPONICS
FARMS
Hawaii's Kō Hana Agricole Rum
In the middle of an aquaponics farm on Hawaii's island of Oahu, Manuele Distillers produce a very unique spirit: Kō Hana Agricole Rum. Here, farmers grow 34 different types of heirloom sugarcane plants that were meticulously collected over a three...
SADIE LASKA
ANIMAL FARM
EXHIBITIONS
GROUP SHOWS
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
WILLIAM COPLEY
BRANT FOUNDATION
GREENWICH
CONNECTICUT
THE BRANT FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER
Artist Sadie Laska Curates "Animal Farm" at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center
A little over an hour outside of New York City, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center sits atop sprawling acres in suburban Connecticut. Far from an unlikely artistic destination, the center—designed by Richard Gluckman—has long played host to riveting...
SPIRITS
PIERRE FERRAND
COGNAC
FRANCE
PIERRE FERRAND DOUBLE CASK RESERVE
DRINKS
MIXED DRINKS
ALCOHOL
Pierre Ferrand's Exemplary Double Cask Reserve Cognac
Imaginative isn't the first word that comes to mind when sipping most cognac. In fact, it's fairly far afield from the traditional descriptors. And yet Alexandre Gabriel, proprietor of Maison Ferrand, continues to demonstrate a knack for unleashing...
PAUL TULLER
CHECHNYA
LGBTQ
SHIRTS
CHARITY
LGBT
LGBTQIA
CLOTHES
RUSSIA
THE RUSSIAN LGBTQ NETWORK
Illustrator Paul Tuller's LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in Chechnya—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller has created a LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100...
GOOGLE
GOOGLE PIXEL
PIXEL PHONE
GOOGLE LIVE CASES
ELIZA MCNITT
NATIONAL SPACE DAY
DOT OF LIGHT
FILMS
SHORT FILMS
ANDROID
DOCUMENTARIES
Eliza McNitt's Tale of Three Female Astronauts, "Dot of Light"
It seems that just about every day we receive some sort of space-related inspiration—most of it pertaining to wild discoveries or groundbreaking scientific assessments. For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt looked at subject matter a little...
COCKTAILS
OPENING CEREMONY
CREATIVE TIME
CREATIVE TIME SPRING GALA
BOMBAY
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
GIN COCKTAILS
BATHTUB GIN
ART GALAS
BROOKLYN
CITY POINT BROOKLYN
COCKTAIL RECIPES
EXPERIMENTAL COCKTAILS
Five Cocktails From The Creative Time Spring Gala 2017
New York City public art non-profit Creative Time convened this week for their annual spring gala. The organization, forever growing in acclaim for their ambitious large-scale commissions, honored the work of Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon...
BEC BRITTAIN STUDIOS
LIGHTS
LIGHTING
LIGHTING DESIGN
LAMPS
PRISMS
SHY LIGHT
BROOKLYN
Bec Brittain Studios' Aries Collection
With her acclaimed SHY Light, designer Bec Brittain proposed a modular system that could be arranged to accommodate a room's needs. With SHY, thin LED tubes cast light outward in connected stretches. The result was a fixture that could illuminate...
STORIES AND OBJECTS
JAMIE PELAYO
SHOPS
STORES
ONLINE STORES
CHOCOLATE
VANILLA
PEARLS
JEWELRY
CLOTHES
KIMONOS
TRAVEL
Jamie Leilani Pelayo's Stories + Objects
As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently...
TEQUILA
SPIRITS
LVMH
MOET HENNESSY
JALISCO
GUADALAJARA
BLANCO
CRISTALINO
ANEJO
VOLCAN DE MI TIERRA
AGAVE
Introducing Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila
For two and a half years Moët Hennessy has been secretly developing their first-ever tequila. An organization that counts some of the world's most prestigious alcohol brands in its roster—Ruinart, Glenmorangie, Belvedere and more—could have easily...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
KATHRYN BIGELOW
PRESENTATIONS
TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE
VIRTUAL ARCADE
GABO ARORA
SOCIAL JUSTICE
FILMMAKING
FILMS
SHORT FILMS
STORYSCAPES
Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Highlights
In its 16th year, NYC's Tribeca Film Festival now comprises thousands of screenings, multiple venues, cross-disciplinary works and so much more to be excited about—whether or not cinema is your primary passion. What began as an attempt to revitalize...
RADISH FICTION
RADISH
PUBLISHING
PUBLISHING PLATFORMS
SERIAL
SERIAL PUBLISHING
SERIALS
SY LEE
KAIROS SOCIETY
KAIROS
APPS
MICROSPENDING
Interview: Radish Fiction Founder, Seung Yoon Lee
As many writers know, it's not easy to make money in the literary world. Sure, most industries need scribes and there are many writing-centric fields, but for aspiring fiction writers, the industry appears much as it did 100 years ago. Publishing...
COOKBOOKS
JULIA SHERMAN
SALADS
EATING GREEN
HEALTH FOODS
ARTISTS
LAURIE ANDERSON
STUDIO VISITS
ART STUDIOS
HOME STUDIOS
Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
After years developing and sharing a sensory collaboration unlike any other, author and artist Julia Sherman has reshaped her famed Salad for President blog into book form. "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists" incorporates a little...
KAIROS
KAIROS SOCIETY
KAIROS SOCIETY GLOBAL SUMMIT
ANKUR JAIN
TINDER
ENTREPRENEURS
INTERVIEWS
INCUBATORS
STARTUPS
INVESTMENT FIRMS
VENTURE CAPITAL
Interview: Ankur Jain, Founder of Kairos Society + VP of Product at Tinder
From the Innovation Board of the X-Prize Foundation to the World Economic Forum's select group of Young Global Leaders, Ankur Jain has proven to be more than a serial entrepreneur with an understanding of tech needs. In 2014, we spoke with Jain to...
CHUCK GEORGE
HENRY HARGREAVES
JIMMY PHAM
DISHES
FINE DINING
MRES
PHOTO SERIES
RESTAURANTS
MICHELIN STARS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Chef Chuck George Turns MREs into Michelin Plates
It's hard to deny the impact of food styling on our perception of a meal. The barebones packaging of MREs (military-issued meals, ready to eat) tends to indicate that what you'll find within is nothing more than essential. But when NYC-based chef Chuck...
LILLET BLANC
MARTINIS
PLYMOUTH GIN
COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
GIN
GIN MARTINIS
LILLET
The Perfect Spring and Summer Martini
A mention of the word martini calls to mind so many personal experiences and associations that the cocktail really means something different to just about every consumer. Whether you're a vodka or gin drinker, or if you like it citrus-dominant...
NEW MUSIC
MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
THE ORIELLES
HEAVENLY RECORDINGS
ROCK
PREMIERES
TALK SHOWS
Premiere: The Orielles' "Sugar Tastes Like Salt"
Less than a month ago, Halifax, UK trio The Orielles released an epic, dizzying eight minutes of twisting rock music known as "Sugar Tastes Like Salt." It was the band's first single since signing with Heavenly Recordings, and to call the song...
JEAN NOUVEL
SINGULAR OBJECT
EXHIBITIONS
ART EXHIBITIONS
ROMAIN DAURIAC
JENNY MUSHKIN GOLDMAN
53W53
MOMA
THE MOMA TOWER
Romain Dauriac + Jenny Mushkin Goldman's "Singular Object" Exhibition
One can only imagine how daunting a feat it would be to select art for star architect Jean Nouvel or one of his projects. Even more daunting, perhaps, would be hosting an art exhibition in the gallery for 53W53—Nouvel's glorious new spire rising 1...
MUSIC
NEW MUSIC
BRIAN BATZ
DENMARK
DREAM POP
SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE
Premiere: Sleep Party People's "The Missing Steps" Video
Captivation stands as a mark of true, substantial dream pop. More than eerie instrumentation and delicate melodies, musicians working in this genre (and tangentially) must truly capture the listener before taking them inward or upward, to sleep...
INDOEK
SURF SHACKS
SURF CULTURE
HOME DECOR
GESTALTEN
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
HOMES
Indoek's "Surf Shacks" for Gestalten
Surf-centric website Indoek continues to expand the breath of its offerings, in turn demonstrating an increasing global interest in the full culture surrounding those addicted to waves. "Surf Shacks," a 288-page foray into the home lives of creatively...
ADIDAS
FUTURECRAFT
FUTURECRAFT 4D
FOOTWEAR
SNEAKERS
HIGH PERFORMANCE SNEAKERS
DIGITAL LIGHT SYNTHESIS
CARBON 3D
adidas Futurecraft 4D
There is a process known as Digital Light Synthesis, invented by the California-based technology firm Carbon—and it's fascinating. Here, a pool of responsive, dynamic resin rests on an optical member (more or less a piece of glass) with proprietary...
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