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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

PUNCHDRUNK INTERNATIONAL
PUNCHDRUNK THEATRE COMPANY
SLEEP NO MORE
SAMSUNG
OCULUS
FAENA BAZAAR
BELIEVE YOUR EYES
MIAMI ART WEEK
ART BASEL
MIAMI ART WEEK 2016
FAENA DISTRICT
VIRTUALIZE
SIMON HAMMERSTEIN
RACHEL ROSSIN
ARTSY
Miami Art Week 2016: Theater + Virtual Reality Collide
One can expect many things from Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week as a whole—there's the frequent opportunity for Anish Kapoor selfies; plenty of Instagrammable, text-based statement pieces (some good, some really not); and unlikely collaborations...
SUN XUN
ART BASEL
AUDEMARS PIGUET
INSTALLATIONS
MIAMI ART WEEK
MIAMI ART WEEK 2016
ART INSTALLATIONS
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
CHINESE ARTISTS
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE UNIVERSE
ART COMMISSIONS
Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun's "Reconstruction of the Universe" for Audemars Piguet
There's no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City...
MM6
MAISON MARGIELA
MARGIELA
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
MIAMI
MIAMI ART WEEK
ARTIST COLLABORATIONS
AARON DE LA CRUZ
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
POP UP SHOPS
Miami Art Week 2016: MM6 Maison Margiela + Aaron De La Cruz
Across the street from their permanent Miami Design District boutique—which played host to a stunning glass and crystal installation way back during Miami Art Week 2013—luxury fashion innovators Maison Margiela have opened the doors to their MM6...
BOTTARGA
DELL ISOLA BOTTARGA
SEA FOOD
DRIED FISH
FISH
GULF OF MEXICO
ROE
GRAY MULLET
MARC SLAKMON
Cooking with Bottarga Dell'Isola
It's understandable if you haven't yet heard of bottarga, as there are many names around the world for this umami-rich epicurean delicacy. For those familiar with the dried, pressed and salted roe (or filled egg sack) of the grey mullet fish, it still...
HAAS BROTHERS
SCULPTURES
WONDERLANDS
FURNITURE
NYC
R AND COMPANY
GALLERIES
EXHIBITIONS
ART EXHIBITIONS
KING DONG COME
The Haas Brother's "King Dong Come" at R & Company
Exceptional exhibitions are often entirely transportive; removing attendees from normalcy and delivering them to otherness. It can be done subtly, of course, but the route artistic duo The Haas Brothers have taken with "King Dong Come" is anything...
KVADRAT
RAF SIMONS
AVENUE ROAD
TEXTILES
WOOL
TEXTILE DESIGN
FABRICS
FURNITURE
HOMEWARES
PILLOWS
Kvadrat + Raf Simons Textiles at Avenue Road
It's almost too easy to fall in love with the work of fashion designer Raf Simons. From his otherworldly couture looks for Dior to vibrant adidas sneaker collaborations, the Belgian visionary often presents a bright vision for the future of clothing...
RICHARD HAMBLETON
POP ART
STREET ART
JACKETS
CLOTHES
LIMITED EDITIONS
WOODBURY HOUSE ART
SHADOWMAN SERIES
DARK CIRCLE
STREETWEAR
WEARABLE ART
Richard Hambleton Limited Edition Canvas Jackets
Richard Hambleton may not be a household name in the way his two closest contemporaries—Basquiat and Haring—have become. But his work and life story are no less compelling. As the sole survivor of this illustrious group, Hambleton has frequently...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
HOTELS
SCRIBNERS CATSKILL LODGE
SCRIBNERS HOLLOW
SKI RESORTS
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
STUDIO TACK
PROSPECT
HUNTER MOUNTAIN
CATSKILLS
PET FRIENDLY
MARC CHODOCK
Scribner's Catskill Lodge
Forever on a quest to discover escapes within arm's reach of New York City, we found ourselves at the recently reopened Scribner's Catskill Lodge in Hunter, New York. The hotel itself isn't new (its bones were constructed back in 1966) and during its...
JEREMY SCOTT
GOOGLE
GOOGLE PIXEL
PIXEL PHONE
LIVE CASES
MOBILE PHONES
SMART PHONES
Jeremy Scott + Google Pixel Live Cases
For all the acclaim circulating around Google's Pixel smartphone—from its camera technology to the substantial benefits it offers to anyone who uses any and every other Google service—only a small portion has been dedicated toward their Live Case...
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
PHOTOS
RIZZOLI
VALERIE PHILLIPS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
YOUTH CULTURE
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
ANOTHER GIRL ANOTHER PLANET
Valerie Phillips' "Another Girl Another Planet"
There are some familiar faces within the pages of photographer Valerie Phillips' latest compilation, "Another Girl Another Planet," published by Rizzoli. And yet, every other face that doesn't belong to a celebrity, model or public figure also feels...
NESPRESSO
BREVILLE
COFFEE
COFFEE CULTURE
COFFEE MACHINES
INSTANT COFFEE
ESPRESSO
AUTOMATIC ESPRESSO MACHINE
Nespresso + Breville Creatista Plus
Simply put, the new Creatista Plus is what happens when two of the most respected names in coffee-making appliances unite. With Nespresso's simple, recyclable pod process and Breville's sleek, stainless steel design, it's as easy to use as it is...
ARROWOOD FARMS
BEER
BEERS
UPSTATE NEW YORK
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
ORGANIC FARMS
ARTISANAL BEER
ACCORD
NEW YORK
Upstate New York's Arrowood Farms Beer
Consumers today are wondering more and more where their food and beverages come from. Transparency is key, sustainability is valued, and passion is a plus. All of this can be found at the rather idyllic Arrowood Farms in upstate New York. And...
ARCHITECTURE
MODULAR HOMES
HUDSON VALLEY
UP HOMES
HOUSES
HOMES
HOME DESIGN
LIVING
DESIGN
Up Homes Customizable Houses
Whether you're imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren't modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence...
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
JUDIT POLGAR
COMPETITION
CHESS
INTERVIEWS
MAGNUS CARLSEN
NEW YORK CITY
CHESS GRAND MASTERS
Interview: World Chess Championship's Judit Polgar
Despite her myriad accomplishments, including election as the Woman Chess Player of the Century back in 2005, nothing quite sums up the inspirational power of Grand Master Judit Polgar. In the world of chess, she's accrued most important title: from...
OLIVIER LIBAUX
NOUVELLE VAGUE
COVER BANDS
FRENCH BANDS
MUSIC
NEW MUSIC
BOSSA NOVA
Interview: Nouvelle Vague's Olivier Libaux
With yesterday's release of I Could Be Happy, French band Nouvelle Vague—known for over a decade because of their magical covers of classic songs—does the unexpected: they've released original music. That isn't to say their other offerings aren...
PLAN B WATCHES
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
VINTAGE WATCHES
KICKSTARTER
RONDA MOVEMENTS
Plan B Vintage-Inspired Watches
As we've noted time and again, there's no short supply of emerging watchmakers taking to Kickstarter to launch their debut products. Many of these brands cite throwback influences and strong materials. Rarely, however, are they as interesting as...
FASHION
CLOTHING
STYLE
COLLABORATIONS
APPAREL
NBA
SPORTS APPAREL
ELDER STATESMAN
GREG CHAIT
CASHMERE
The Elder Statesman's Luxurious NBA Capsule Collection
Cashmere might not be the first material you think of when considering either NBA attire—or athletic apparel in general. It's easily associated with LA-based luxury knitwear brand The Elder Statesman, however. Since their inception in 2007, The...
ARLO HOTEL NOMAD
NOMAD
NYC
HOTELS
DALE TALDE
BODEGA
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
ACCOMMODATION
The Importance of Glass at the Arlo Hotel Nomad
When glancing skyward from the base of the brand new Arlo Hotel Nomad, one notices an overhang composed of glass. It isn't until guests step out on the spacious 31st floor outdoor bar that it becomes evident this is a small, transparent floor. It may...
ETRO
MARCHON
SUNGLASSES
PAISLEY
ITALIAN
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
EYEWEAR
GLASSES
Etro + Marchon Eyewear
Whether it's the low-set winter sun or the tropical brightness of a holiday escape, there's a need for sunglasses in all seasons. The latest collection designed by Italian heritage brand Etro, and constructed by the eyewear experts at Marchon...
SENCE
KICKSTARTER
QUANTIFIABLE SELF
EMOTION TRACKING
WEARABLE TECH
WEARABLES
EKGS
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Sence Wearable Emotion Tracker
The world is awash in wearable technology but nothing translates scientific fact into the emotional understanding quite like Sence. Yes, with all the heart rate data that it accrues through scientifically-proven EKG technology on your wrist, the...
NOMOS
GLASHUTTE
BERLIN
DESIGN AGENCIES
BERLINERBLAU
WATCH DESIGN
WRISTWATCHES
MARK BRAUN
WATCHES
Nomos Glashütte's Berlin Design Agency, Berlinerblau
In Kreuzberger, Berlin—set high above the banks of the Landwehr Canal—German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte maintains their in-house design agency: Berlinerblau. The long, open-concept office extends from one side of the building to the other...
BRAD WALSH
SIX INFINITE
INTERVIEWS
MUSICIANS
BANDS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
MUSIC
NEW MUSIC
ALBUM RELEASES
GUERILLA POP
Brad Walsh's "Six Infinite" Album
How often does one press play on a new album and feel as if they're hearing something that defies the genres they've known thus far? It's an uncommon experience—and one that very well might happen upon first listen of Brad Walsh's Six Infinite...
WHISKY
WHISKEY
THE EXCEPTIONAL
DONALD SUTCLIFFE
SCOTLAND
SPIRITS
DRINKS
SCOTCH
CRAFT DISTILLERS
THE MACALLAN
PEATED SCOTCH
ALCOHOL
DRINKING
The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies
It's a bold move to name your brand "exceptional." The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It's rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with...
NATIVE UNION
CABLES
CHARGING CABLES
CORDS
PHONE CABLES
CHARGING STATIONS
DESKTOP ORGANIZATION
KICKSTARTER
Native Union's Eclipse Charging Cable Solution
Since the arrival of electricity in homes, consumers have wondered where to stash unsightly cables and wires. There's more than a design problem here, but a safety one, that doesn't just apply to kids and pets. Tangles create all kinds of problems...
DRONES
AIRBLOCK
MAKEBLOCK
MODULAR DRONES
HOVERCRAFTS
CODING
Airblock: A Shape Shifting Entry-Level Drone
Airblock might not have a 4K camera but that's far from the point of this new hovercraft device. Not only is it an entry-level drone in terms of price, it also aims to teach young fliers building and coding as well. Airblock's magnetic, modular...
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