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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

AUBOCK
BRASS
CINNA
DESIGNERS
LEE WEST
PARIS
WATER CANS
Beautiful Brass Watering Cans by Lee West Objects
Over eight years ago we took note of British-born, Paris-based designer Lee West for his striking use of organic forms while working within companies like Ligne Roset and Cinna. Since, West has formed his own eponymous brand and created an array...
COCKTAILS
DRINKS
EGGNOG
HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
PUNCH
SPIRITS
BOOZE
RECIPES
WINTER
Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails
As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that's largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options...
DRONES
HD CAMERAS
KICKSTARTER
NANO
TORQUING GROUP LTD
ZANO
CES
ZANO, a Nano Aerial Drone
For everything from the film and recreation to action sport industries, personal drones have greatly stretched the limits of remote filming in recent years. And, now that they're getting smaller, more affordable and more nimble, they're even becoming...
ALCOHOL
BARS
COCKTAIL BARS
COCKTAILS
DRINKS
EDINBURGH
SCOTCH
SCOTLAND
TRAVEL
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Edinburgh
A mythical city tucked beneath the gaze of a magnificent castle, Edinburgh draws hordes of annual visitors—be that for its position beside the whisky world, proximity to historic golf courses, or the acclaimed annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tucked...
ACCESSORIES
BROOKLYN
FASHION DESIGN
MEXICO CITY
PAOLA HERNANDEZ
SHOES
Fashion Designer Paola Hernandez's Brooklyn Showroom
Over a year after launching a flagship store in Mexico City, fashion designer Paola Hernandez has unveiled a showroom at the crux of Brooklyn's north and south Williamsburg neighborhoods. Aesthetically minimal and arranged for the maximum impact...
AUSTRALIA
CALIFORNIA
COLD WEATHER CLOTHES
HILLFLINT
MERINO WOOL
SWEATERS
Hillflint's Vintage-Styled Collegiate Sweaters
Inspired by a fellow Dartmouth alum's simple green wool sweater—branded only with a year of graduation (1968) and seen in perfect condition in 2012—then-students Woody Hines and John Shi founded Hillflint with a view in mind to make long-lasting...
FATHERLAND
GRAPHIC NOVELS
ILLUSTRATIONS
ILLUSTRATORS
THE BALKANS
W. W. NORTON
YUGOSLAVIA
Nina Bunjevac's Graphic Novel Memoir, Fatherland
Following a descent into fanaticism and an ultra-nationalist movement aiming to take down the Communist Yugoslav government, the father of author and illustrator Nina Bunjevic accidentally killed himself while attempting to make a bomb in his own...
EXHIBITIONS
MOMATH
MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS
NYC
ROBOT SWARM
ROBOTICS
ROBOTS
Robot Swarm at MoMath
They might be kept under the glass floor of a boxing ring-like installation, but that doesn't mean the robots within NYC's National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)'s new exhibition aren't friendly. In fact, they seek out interactions with each other...
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
CHAOS
COLOR
MIAMI
MIAMI ART WEEK
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURES
Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops
There's most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist's work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year's Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity...
ACRYLICS
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
ART FAIRS
EXHIBITIONS
MIAMI
MIAMI ART WEEK
OILS
PAINTINGS
Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes
Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip...
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
FIGURES
HUMAN FORM
MIAMI ART WEEK
NUDES
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURES
Miami Art Week 2014: Reimagining The Human Form
A centuries-long obsession with human form continues to inspire artists across all media. Both the familiar and the unknown, the easy-to-recognize and the purely abstract, it is the self and the other. At this year's Miami Art Week, many works caught...
ART BASEL
AUDEMARS PIGUET
MIAMI ART WEEK
MIAMI BEACH
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
SCULPTURE
THEO JANSEN
Miami Art Week 2014: Theo Jansen's Dream Machines
For anyone attending Miami Art Week, the pop-up exhibition, Strandbeest, blends the best elements of the week—sun, sand and powerful, innovative art—into one one. Presented by luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet and the Peabody Essex Museum, Strandbeest...
ART BASEL
FAVD
MIAMI ART WEEK
TRAVEL APPS
TRAVEL GUIDES
TRAVEL TECH
IOS APPS
FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide
After a successful soft launch during the most recent fashion weeks across NYC, Paris, London and Milan, web and iOS travel app FAVD is heading south to Miami for Art Basel. In addition to offering carefully tailored guides from trusted voices (be...
ABSOLUT ELYX
ART PARTIES
BARTENDERS
COCKTAILS
CREATIVE TIME
NYC
Creative Time's Fall Ball Cocktails
For their annual Fall Ball, NYC-based arts production organization Creative Time hosted a slumber party. And—since it was created by the people who brought Kara Walker's epic Domino Sugar Factory exhibition to Brooklyn—this was no ordinary sleepover...
AUDIO
EAR PHONES
HEADPHONES
MUSIC
PORTABLE
NYC
Caeden Linea N° 1 Headphones
While there are plenty of cleanly designed headphones out there, NYC's Caeden has just launched the Linea N° 1 and it's beyond attractive. We found, while testing out the Convex Carbon and Gunmetal colorway, that there's far more to it than good...
KOBOLD
MADE IN USA
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHES
SWISS
Kobold's Skeletonized Pandemonium Watch
Recently, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Kobold Watch Company's Pandemonium watch—the first completely skeletonized chronograph assembled entirely in the US, from parts both domestic and international. An automatic winding chronograph movement...
BRANDING
CAFES
COFFEE
COFFEE CULTURE
COFFEE SHOPS
DRINKWARE
GRAPHIC DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
DECOR
FASHION
HERMES
HOLIDAYS
LIGHTING DESIGN
NYC
WINDOW DISPLAYS
CHRISTOPHER BOOTS
Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
ADOBE
DRAWING
MOLESKINE
NOTEBOOKS
SKETCHING
SKETCHPADS
Adobe Creative Cloud + Moleskine Smart Notebook
There's no notebook more revered than Moleskine, for both its storied history and also its continued simple, effective design. Over the last few years, the brand has released successful collaborations with Evernote and Livescribe, but today marks...
CRYSTAL
GLASSWARE
IRELAND
J HILL
WATERFORD
COLLABORATIONS
INTERVIEWS
MARTINO GAMPER
SCHOLTEN BAIJINGS
Handcrafted Crystal by J.Hill's Standard
When Waterford native Anike Tyrrell founded J.HILL's Standard she had a view in mind to revive an industry that she had personally seen diminish over two decades. For many years, Waterford, Ireland, was synonymous with Waterford Crystal—the masterfully...
APPAREL
ACCESSORIES
CALIFORNIA
EMPOWERMENT
NON-PROFIT
PERU
SALES
UGANDA
Krochet Kids #KnowWhoMadeIt Campaign
Every item produced by California-based Krochet Kids comes complete with the signature of its maker. The brand offers men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories that have been handmade by women in Peru and Uganda—empowered by the non...
ITALIAN LEATHER
MENSWEAR
NASHVILLE
PETER NAPPI
PHILLIP NAPPI
TENNESSEE
WOMENSWEAR
Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories
In 2011, designer Philip Nappi and co-founder Dana Nappi sought to restore a century-old tradition of shoemaking that grandfather Peter Nappi brought to the US from Italy over 100 years before. With that, the brand Peter Nappi was born and the dedicated...
CONCERTS
HARPA
ICELAND
ICELAND AIRWAVES
MUSIC FESTIVALS
REYKJAVIK
BANDS
Icelandic Acts at Iceland Airwaves
While only a handful of bands from Iceland have reached global acclaim, that doesn't mean the magnificent island isn't erupting with talent. During the most recent Iceland Airwaves music festival—our first time returning to the multi-venue international...
APPARATUS
HOME DECOR
HOMEWARES
INCENSE
NYC
TABLETOP OBJECTS
HANDMADE
SCENTS
Apparatus Studio's Censer Incense Burner
They are always a must-see at ICFF, and we've been paying close attention to the works of NYC design firm Apparatus Studios for some time now. While their origins lay in lighting design, and their last collection saw a textile and paper collaboration...
APPS
CAMERA APPS
PHOTO EDITING
VSCO
IOS 8
IOS 8 APPS
IPAD
IPHONE
VSCO Cam 4.0 for iOS8
With a consistently growing user base, easy to use functionality and a hashtag that's everywhere, VSCO has been the photo editing app of choice for a while now. But with their latest update, launched today, new features take the brand in a broader...
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