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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

SHORT FILMS
FILMS
MICHAEL MARANTZ
TIM SESSLER
HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS KIDS DANCE ENSEMBLE
KAMAU
ALREADY ALIVE
Michael Marantz's "Good Morning" Short Film
"Wake up!" commands artist Kamau one minute into Michael Marantz's brand new short film "Good Morning." The call to action accompanies an increase in pace of Marantz's score (yes, he personally scored the under-three-minute short film) and a rapturous...
MBF
AUDEMARS PIGUET
CLOCKS
DESK CLOCKS
TABLE CLOCKS
BANGLES
WATCH DESIGN
VAN CLEEF ARPELS
JAEGER-LECOULTRE
SIHH
SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE GENVE
SIHH2017
Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines
The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch...
SUNDANCE
NEW FRONTIER
FILMS
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
VR FILMS
RACHEL ROSSIN
ROSE TROCHE
FILM FESTIVALS
Sundance Film Festival 2017: New Frontier
It's once again time for many to descend upon Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, this year running 19-29 January. As the largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance continues to dazzle with its quality of content and creative...
MONTBLANC
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SIHH
SIHH2017
BRONZE
BRONZE WATCHES
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
CHRONOGRAPHS
MINERVA
Montblanc's New Bronze 1858 Collection Watches
Beyond the vintage aesthetics of Montblanc's new bronze 1858 Collection pieces, two related attributes shine: the visual warmth of the metal, both dressy and casual, and an understanding that with age these watches will acquire their own unique...
JACOB HADJIGEORGIS
JACOBS PICKLES
MAISON PICKLE
COMFORT FOOD
COCKTAILS
COCKTAIL BARS
AMERICAN CUISINE
UPPER WEST SIDE
NYC
NEW YORK
RESTAURANTS
Comfort Food, Vintage Beers + Classy Cocktails at NYC's Maison Pickle
Beyond the already bustling environs and glowing, highly-organized decor, Maison Pickle succeeds at elevating American cuisine to great heights. The restaurant, which opened this past weekend on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is in no way to the...
MIAMI
MIAMI BEACH
HOTELS
RESORTS
FAENA MIAMI BEACH
FAENA HOTEL
FAENA DISTRICT
TRAVEL
OMA
REM KOOLHAAS
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
ALAN FAENA
PAO
LOS FUEGOS
TIERRA SANTA HEALING HOUSE
CASA FAENA
CASA CLARIDGE
BRANDON HAW
BAZ LUHRMANN
Miami Beach's Faena District
Occupying a stretch of beachfront land from 32nd to 36th Streets in Miami Beach (and reaching from the Atlantic Ocean to Indian Creek Drive), the Faena District comprises a series of architecturally captivating buildings, each with its own carefully...
ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS
DUSSE
COGNAC
COCKTAILS
9TH WONDER
MUSIC PRODUCERS
REMIXES
MIXED DRINKS
Remixing Music + D'USSÉ Cognac Cocktails with Producer 9th Wonder
One should never turn down an invitation to NYC's Electric Lady Studios, the legendary music recording facility built by Jimi Hendrix—where in the last few years David Bowie's Blackstar and Frank Ocean's Blonde were mixed, adding to a long list...
BEER
BEERS
FORBIDDEN ROOT
BREWERIES
CHICAGO
FERNET-BRANCA
DIGESTIFS
DRINK COLLABORATIONS
BEVERAGES
Fernet-Branca + Forbidden Root's "Fernetic" Beer
As breweries have grown more exploratory, many curious products have hit the shelves in recent years—some poor, some excellent and the bulk somewhere in-between. With the announcement of Fernetic, however, one can't help but be excited. Here, Chicago...
PETIT H
HERMES
COOPER COX
DML
WINDOW DISPLAYS
HOLIDAY DESIGNS
POP UP SHOPS
INTERACTIVE DESIGN
STORE DESIGN
ALEXANDRE MUSSARD
CHECKLAND KINDLEYSIDES
Designing Hermès' Petit H Holiday Factory
For over a century, Parisian luxury brand Hermès' commitment to quality has meant that no imperfect product made its way to retail. In 2010, any piece with an imperfection (and remnant material from production) found its way to a new home: the petit...
THE LO
BARS
NYC
DE MARIA
19 KENMARE
GRACE LEE
CAMILLE BECERRA
COCKTAIL BARS
NOLITA
NYC's New Subterranean Bar, The Lø
Chances are most food- and drink-oriented New Yorkers will recognize the address 19 Kenmare. Until recently it held Ken & Cook on its top floor and, for a while, nightlife destination Lil' Charlie's existed below. Prior to that, Travertine occupied...
INIRV REACT
INIRV
STOVES
BLUETOOTH
IPHONE APPS
SMOKE DETECTORS
MOTION SENSORS
KICKSTARTER
CES2017
Turn Off Your Stove Remotely With Inirv React
Most people who cook at home have had the experience of wondering, upon departure, if they turned the stove off. It's a common sensation that results in either sustained anxiety or a last-minute trip back. With the just-announced Inirv React, the...
NIKKA WHISKY
JAPAN
WHISKY
WHISKEY
JAPANESE WHISKY
HOKKAIDO
OTARU
DISTILLERIES
TRAVEL
Nikka Whisky Distillery, Hokkaido
One of the most well-known Japanese whisky brands, Nikka's origins date back to 1934 when Masataka Taketsuru built the Yoichi Distillery (named after the town in which it's located) on the island of Hokkaido. Taketsuru (the son of a sake producer...
BABY ALPACA
NEW MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
CHRIS KITTRELL
DREAM POP
POP
MUSIC
MUSIC PREMIERES
Premiere: Baby Alpaca's "We Belong Together"
Off of this year's vibrant, dreamy Under Water full-length album, "We Belong Together" celebrates love as only LA-based singer/songwriter/musician Baby Alpaca (aka Chris Kittrell) can convey. The thoughtful soundscapes of the track, coupled with...
COCKTAILS
HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
ILLUSTRATIONS
ARTISTS
PAUL TULLER
DRINKS
MIXED DRINKS
BROOKLYN
MANHATTAN
MACE
BOILERMAKER
WACOM CINTIQ
WINSOR NEWTON
EMPLOYEES ONLY
DEATH AND CO
THE GARRET
FEATHERWEIGHT
FREEMANS
NYC's Best Holiday Cocktails Illustrated
The holidays provide ample inspiration for those in all fields to test their craft—bartenders included. This season, dozens of our favorite NYC bars and restaurants adorned their cocktail menus with the unexpected. This extends beyond a dash of maple...
MUSIC VIDEOS
NEW MUSIC
PREMIERES
ASBJORN
BERLIN
BOY POWER
GIRL POWER
MUSICIANS
LGBTQ
SYLVIE WEBER
Premiere: Asbjørn's BOY PWR
Anyone who grew up in the LGBTQ+ community before the prevalence of the internet was aware of an acute lack of visible, diverse role models. Thanks to pop culture, the wealth of resources provided by social media and more, this has begun to change...
STORYTELLING
IOS APPS
APPS
DIGITAL STORYTELLING
CHILDRENS BOOKS
KIDS BOOKS
DIGITAL BOOKS
INTERACTIVE BOOKS
INTERACTIVE STORIES
AKQA
JOHNNY BUDDEN
JONATHAN DAHL
The Snow Fox Digital Storybook App
Beyond the value on instilling a love of reading in children, bedtime stories also act as fondly remembered bonding moments. And while the world of the children's books continues to be populated by vivid and heartwarming stories, there's something...
HAINAN
SANYA
CHINA
TROPICAL ISLANDS
CHINESE ISLANDS
EDITION HOTELS
IAN SCHRAGER
SOUTH CHINA SEA
HAITANG BAY
The Sanya EDITION Hotel
After allowing the magnitude of its open-air lobby to set in, one's first takeaway from the brand new Sanya EDITION Hotel is its scent profile. Even in the sea breeze, guests will notice something familiar. For anyone who has been to an EDITION Hotel...
THE KIRORO
HOKKAIDO
HOTELS
JAPAN
NORTHERN JAPAN
SKIING IN JAPAN
SKIING
SKI RESORTS
RESORTS
SAPPORO
OTARU
NIKKA WHISKY
Skiing from The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
Following an extensive six-month-long top-to-bottom renovation, The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido turns 25 this year. The 282-room facility, with a laundry list of amenities, rests on a sprawling compound along with the Kiroro Snow World...
FIGURATIVE ART
HUMAN FORM
ART BASEL
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
MIAMI ART WEEK
NADA
PULSE ART FAIR
SCOPE ART FAIR
MIAMI ART WEEK 2016
ART
ARTISTS
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURE
Miami Art Week 2016: Masked + Distorted Faces
The human form has manifested in art since creativity's earliest days. Further, many of the most iconic works across time convey figures and faces—be it within sculptural realism or avant-garde poeticism. As expected, all of the fairs we attended during...
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...
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...
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