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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

GOOGLE
TILT BRUSH
DUSTIN YELLIN
PIONEER WORKS
PIONEER WORKS VILLAGE FETE
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
ART UTENSILS
3D PAINTING
TECH
Hands-On With Google Tilt Brush At Pioneer Works
One doesn't need to be a painter (or even have that much hand-eye coordination) to enjoy the wonders of Google's new Tilt Brush virtual reality app. Working in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR set (powered by the Steam VR platform), Tilt Brush...
CREATIVE TIME
ARTS GALAS
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
GIN
GIN COCKTAILS
COCKTAILS
BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD
NEGRONI
COCKTAIL RECIPES
EXPERIMENTAL COCKTAILS
Creative Time's Spring Gala Cocktails
Whether or not you're familiar with public art nonprofit organization Creative Time, you've likely heard of their large-scale commissions. Recently, these have included Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" at Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Factory and Nick Cave's Grand...
SHINOLA
SKATE DECKS
NATAS KAUPAS
SKATEBOARDING
SHINOLA VENICE
STORE LAUNCHES
LIMITED EDITIONS
MADE IN USA
COLLABORATIONS
SKATEBOARDS
Shinola + Natas Kaupas Limited Edition Skateboards
Skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas has joined forces with Detroit-based lifestyle brand (and CH favorite) Shinola for a new limited edition product to celebrate the opening of their Venice, CA store. The Shinola + Natas Kaupas skate decks, all made...
FIREHORSE ARC
SHUTTERSTOCK
STOCK FOOTAGE
STOCK PHOTOS
MIDDLE EAST
ARABIC ART
ASIA
AFRICA
VIDEO
PHOTOGRAPHY
Firehorse Arc on Shutterstock
A longtime destination for captivating stock imagery, vector files, music and more, Shutterstock constantly seeks out new sources for content not found elsewhere. Their latest exclusive collaborator, Beirut-based production company Firehorse Arc...
BROOKS ENGLAND
BICYCLES
BIKE DESIGN
COLLABORATIONS
COPPER
BIKE SADDLES
BROMPTON BIKES
Brooks England's 150th Anniversary Collaborative Bicycles
150 years is a threshold few brands manage to cross. This year, however, heritage cycling saddle and accessories producers Brooks England reached the milestone with gusto. To celebrate, they've partnered with a handful of bike producers—including...
TUSCANY
ITALY
VILLAS
HOTELS IN ITALY
VINEYARDS
VEGETARIAN OPTIONS
CHIANTI
OLIVE GROVES
AFFORDABLE LUXURY
Hotel Villa La Palagina, Tuscany
There are almost 9,000 square miles composing the Italian region of Tuscany. Much of the land remains dedicated to what one dreams can be found here: rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. Perched atop a hill in the heart of Tuscany, only 40 minutes...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHISMO
XERIC
MECHANICAL WATCHES
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
SOLOSCOPE
AFFORDABLE WATCHES
KICKSTARTER
Xeric's Unusual, Affordable Soloscope Automatic Watch
By proximity alone the team at Watchismo has horological inspiration enough to imagine a watch of uncommon technical virtue. Longtime hunters and gatherers of unique timepieces for their retail site, the brand began developing and launching proprietary...
MARCY NORTH
POP-UP DINNERS
CREATIVE CONCEPT DINNERS
SECRET SPACES
BROOKLYN
WILLIAMSBURG
THE FIFTH HOUSE
RESTAURANTS
NYC
Creative Concept Dinners at Marcy North, Brooklyn
NYC is in no short supply of speakeasies or pop-up dinner clubs, many of which are certainly worth the time and effort to visit. That said, Marcy North, a semi-secret gathering spot in Williamsburg's The 5th House building, makes for something...
TONYA HARDING AND NANCY KERRIGAN 1994 MUSEUM
THE OLSEN TWINS HIDING FROM THE PAPARAZZI
EXHIBITIONS
BROOKLYN
ART OPENINGS
PAINTINGS
MATT HARKINS
VIVIANA OLEN
POP CULTURE
OLSEN TWINS
"The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi" Exhibition in NYC
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, composed of art curators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, began in a hallway in their apartment. In fact, that permanent exhibition still stands but the duo has expanded their reach with a brand new...
SNAPCHAT
EVEREST NO FILTER
MOUNT EVEREST
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
DIGITAL STORYTELLING
ALPINISTS
EDDIE BAUER
NEPAL
TIBET
Everest No Filter
Utilizing brand new satellite technology, a team of tenured climbers are in the midst of sharing their ascent of the world's most iconic mountain: Everest. Remarkably, they're doing so via Snapchat, under the handle (and project banner) #EVERESTNOFILTER...
GAME OF THRONES
ART OF THE THRONE
TRISTAN EATON
CYRCLE
MARCOS CHIN
POP CHART LAB
JEFF NISHINAKA
HBO
MASS APPEAL
ANGEL ORENSANZ
WHITE WALKERS
BRIENNE OF TARTH
PRINCE JOFFREY
Art the Throne: An Immersive Game of Thrones Experience
If one thing can be said of Game of Thrones fans, it's that there is a near insatiable desire to enter the universe in as many ways as possible. While we all wait for the Season 6 premiere this Sunday—and coax George RR Martin forward on the latest...
RANCHO V
CALIFORNIA
PALM SPRINGS
SKYLINE STUDIOS
ROCCO GARDNER
DESERT ESCAPES
PIONEERTOWN
PAPPY HARRIETS
COACHELLA
AIRSTREAMS
ACCOMODATIONS
TRAVEL
Touring Pioneertown, CA's Idyllic Rancho V
With Palm Springs International Airport only a 40 minute drive away, it's easy to place Rancho V on the map by way of that transportation hub. Unless, of course, you've heard of Pioneertown, CA. On Route 62 in the lush desert of the Yucca Valley...
COACHELLA
WARREN G
HEINEKEN HOUSE
COACHELLA 2016
RAPPERS
SNOOP DOG
INTERVIEWS
HIP-HOP
MUSIC
REGULATE
Interview: Warren G at Coachella
For anyone who has attended, or dreams of attending, Coachella's greatest allure might be the diversity of acts present spanning decades of cultural importance. One such act, hip-hop legend Warren G (who took the world by storm with his iconic...
DOM PERIGNON
P2 1998
CHAMPAGNE
JOSHUA TREE
PALM SPRINGS
LVMH
RICHARD GEOFFROY
CHAMPAGNE VINTAGES
PLENTIDUES
SECOND PLENITUDE
Exploring Dom Pérignon P2 1998 at Joshua Tree
While Dom Pérignon's Chef de Cave (in essence, cellar master and winemaker) Richard Geoffroy admittedly loves California, that isn't the reason why the brand hosted a series of tastings for Dom Pérignon's P2 1998 there. This past week, Geoffroy guided...
NORTH DRINKWARE
BEER
OREGON
CUPS
GLASSES
CALIFORNIA HALF DOME
YOSEMITE
GLASSBLOWING
3D DATA
DRINKWARE
BARS
MOUNTAINS
PINTS
North Drinkware's California Half Dome Pint Glass
A little over a year since their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Mt Hood Pint Glass captured 5,620 backers' attention, Oregon-based glassware company North Drinkware returns with a brand new product: the California Half Dome Pint Glass...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
FILM FESTIVALS
MADLY
SHORT FILMS
FEATURE FILMS
GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
NUSRAT DURRANI
MIA WASIKOWSKA
FILMS
INDEPENDENT FILM
LOVE
TRIBECA 2016
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres 'Madly'
The ever-developing concept of love in its varied forms—from familial to lust-driven—makes for a frequent film topic. Rarely, however, do filmmakers elevate the discussion and advance our awareness of the concept. Madly, which debuted yesterday as...
DALLAS ART FAIR
PAULA CROWN
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERY OPENINGS
VIDEO ART
INSTALLATION ART
DALLAS
BEARINGS DOWN
HOLOGRAMS
Paula Crown's Multi-Sensory "Bearings Down" Exhibition
As with all globally acclaimed art fairs, some of the best work can be spied at tangential showcases. This holds true for Chicago-based multimedia artist Paula Crown's "Bearings Down" exhibition. For anyone venturing to the Dallas Art Fair this...
DINNERTABLE
THE GARRET
THE GARRET EAST
EAST VILLAGE
NYC
RESTAURANTS
SPEAKEASIES
CHOCOLATE TACOS
CHOCO TACOS
dinnertable: A 20-Seat Speakeasy-Style Restaurant
The sign beside the interior door reads "Press for Food." If you're in front of it, you've just walked through the bustling East Village cocktail bar The Garret East, beyond a curtain, into a petite corridor. A push of the analog button sends a...
ANIMA
THE INVISIBLE DOG
BROOKLYN
PRUNE NOURRY
IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS
ART INSTALLATIONS
MAYAN MYTHOLOGY
SCULPTURES
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
Prune Nourry's Immersive "Anima" Exhibition at The Invisible Dog
For eight years now, sculptor Prune Nourry has been fascinated by what she refers to as "the frontier between the human and the animal." This exploration, as well as the concept of soul, has infused her works from inspiration to execution. Her...
CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
GALLERIES
DESIGN STUDIOS
STUDIO JOB
MAARTEN BAAS
NYC
EXHIBITIONS
RICK OWENS
CONTEMPORARY ART
Inside Carpenters Workshop Gallery's NYC Exhibition Space
In addition to their Mayfair and Marais locations, Carpenters Workshop Gallery recently opened a midtown, NYC location to showcase the curiosities they've come top exhibit over the years. Commencing on the 19th floor of the iconic (and recently renovated...
HOT CHOCOLATE
DRINKING CHOCOLATE
PORTLAND
TREEHOUSE CHOCOLATE COMPANY
ORGANIC CACAO
AARON KOCH
SWEET TREATS
FOOD
DESSERTS
CHOCOLATE
LOCAL FOOD
Treehouse Chocolate's Four Drinking Chocolates
Winter may be officially over in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn't mean hot chocolate has to disappear from people's radar until temperatures cool again. For some of us, it makes for a viable alternative to coffee in the morning—with some...
MOLESKINE
NOTEBOOKS
HANDWRITING
VOICE MEMOS
TRANSCRIPTION
SMART WRITING SETS
ANALOG TO DIGITAL
TABLETS
SMART PENS
Moleskine's Comprehensive Smart Writing Set
At a conference on productivity—which touched on everything from the importance of tech-free alone time to the educational and emotional benefits of writing by hand (as outlined in a series of studies on the subject)—Moleskine unveiled their latest...
UNIFORM WARES
SWISS MADE
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
SWISS WATCHES
WOMENS WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
Uniform Wares' First-Ever Watch Line for Women
To be honest, the gender neutral allure of Uniform Wares watches was a feature that caught our attention all the way back in 2009. Their clean but dynamic designs, envisioned in Clerkenwell, England and assembled in Switzerland, have found places...
POSTALCO
JAPAN
FARMERS FELT
WALLETS
CARD HOLDERS
HANDMADE
NOTEBOOKS
WASHI PAPER
MIKE ABELSON
ACCESSORIES
ORIGAMI
Farmer's Felt Wallets by Postalco
Even the most exuberant pieces produced by Postalco carry a quiet elegance, and much of this pertains to the brand's use of top-tier materials. For years now, founder Mike Abelson has experimented with premium leathers, pressed cottons and Japanese...
LOTTE PALACE NEW YORK
HOTELS
NYC
VILLARD MANSION
HOTEL DESIGN
GILDED AGE INTERIORS
RETAIL SPACES
Inside Lotte New York Palace Hotel's Villard Houses South Wing
It's near impossible to deny the grandeur of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, from the striking stone facade of its Villard Houses entryway to the uninterrupted penthouse views of the tower that's attached. Not many have been lucky enough to explore...
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