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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

WALDORF ASTORIA
WALDORF ASTORIA BAR BOOK
COCKTAIL BOOKS
PEACOCK ALLEY
COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
HISTORIC HOTELS
HILTON HOTELS
FRANK CAIAFA
Behind The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book's Brand New Update
There are few cocktail guides with as much history as "The Old-Waldorf Astoria Bar Book" by Albert Stevens Crockett. The original source material, “Old Waldorf Bar Days” (1931), also by Crockett, was penned during Prohibition but the author rewrote...
MOLEKULE
AIR PURIFIERS
LED TECHNOLOGY
MOLECULAR AIR PURIFIERS
HOME DECOR
HEALTH
WELLNESS
WELLBEING
CLEAN AIR
HOME
Molekule's Hyper-Advanced Molecular Air Purification System
For decades now, there has been very little innovation in the air purification game—when it comes to the way pollutants are trapped and the filters store it all. After 20 years of research and development, and funding from the US Environmental...
VODKA
HANGAR 1
SAN FRANCISCO
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED
FOG QUEST
BONNY DOON
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT
SUSTAINABILITY
WATER CONSERVATION
FOG
San Francisco Fog Water Turned Vodka
Despite a "miracle March," as we all know, California is still in the midst of a severe drought. For San Francisco-based Hangar 1 vodka, this presented an opportunity to think outside of the box—and sustainably. When looking to the sky for answers...
APPARATUS STUDIO
DECOR
INTERIOR DESIGN
LIGHTING
TABLES
MARBLE
BRASS
LAMPS
ICFF
NYC
Furniture and Lighting From NYC's Apparatus Studio
It seems as if every time NYC-based design studio Apparatus releases a new line, there's something to covet—especially when they successfully modernize classic shapes and materials. At ICFF this year, the studio did not disappoint. Apparatus debuted...
CREYENTE
MEZCAL
COSME
NYC
COCKTAILS
MEZCAL COCKTAILS
MEXICAN RESTAURANTS
MICHELADA
COCKTAIL RECIPES
RECIPES
Four Creyente Mezcal Cocktail Recipes from Cosme
It's safe to say that the popularity of mezcal owes a lot to the bartenders who began to use the agave spirit in signature cocktail creations early on. It make sense, then, that for the US debut of newcomer Creyente Mezcal they would seek out a destination...
COFFEE
COFFEE CULTURE
SIMPLI
KICKSTARTER
FRENCH PRESS COFFEE
FRENCH PRESS
COFFEE MAKERS
Simpli's Redesigned French Press
There's a richness to French press coffee one doesn't really find from a lot of other coffee makers. There's also a general ease to brewing with one. It's simple. It's fast. But ultimately, it's messy—with grounds needing a place to go and relentlessly...
MONICA HOFSTADTER
TEXTILES
TEXTILE DESIGN
HOMEWARES
PILLOWS
BLANKETS
MADE IN USA
BROOKLYN
MERINO WOOL
PERUVIAN ALPACA
Monica Hofstadter Textiles and Homewares
There are a lot of attributes that immediately drew us to Monica Hofstadter's debut textile collection: 100% all natural textiles (except for one shimmering exception), un-dyed fibers, all designed and handmade in NYC, cozy-looking, comfortable...
HEADPHONES
NURA
EARPHONES
CUSTOM SOUND
TECH ACCESSORIES
MUSIC
CUSTOM HEADPHONES
Nura Headphones Adapt to Your Eardrums
Whether or not you think about it with regularity, the fact remains that no two people hear things exactly the same way. From genetics to our unique ear canals and even the way we develop over time, sound hits our eardrums in different ways. And...
NIKKI KULE
KULE
KULE CLOTHING
STRIPED SHIRTS
CLOTHES
MADE IN USA
BASICS
STAPLE ITEMS
KULE Striped Shirts
From storied associations with European sailors and summers in the south of France to Americana and childhood memories, it's intriguing how much personality we affix to striped T-shirts. Further (and more pragmatically) stripes really go with just...
SPONTANEOUS TRAVEL
LAST MINUTE TRAVEL
WORLD TRAVELERS
WANDERLUST
ADVENTURES
NOTES
TRAVEL
BARCELONA
Notes: The Value of Spontaneous Travel
I went to Barcelona last weekend with $116 in my checking account. I knew I'd need five of those dollars to pay for the AirTrain from JFK to the Howard Beach Station, so I had $111 in reality. I do not have a credit card. I am fortunate enough to have...
RADOUAN ZEGHIDOUR
HYPOGEA
CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY
NYC
LES
ART OPENINGS
ART EXHIBITIONS
MARIE SALOM PEYRONNEL
UNDERGROUND ART
EMERGING ART
TRESPASSING
Radouan Zeghidour's HYPOGEA at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
One would fear, when putting an artist who has become known for temporary works in extraordinary, secret places within the walls of a gallery, that the magic would be lost. Fortunately, this isn't the case with Radouan Zeghidour's "HYPOGEA" at Catinca...
PORTER SAIL
TRAVEL APPS
CONCIERGE SERVICES
CASA BONAY
BARCELONA
IOS APPS
SPAIN
TRAVEL
IPHONE
ANDROID
Porter & Sail's Travel Concierge Service in Barcelona
With Casa Bonay (a 19th century mansion turned 67-room boutique hotel) as our home base, we recently spent time in Barcelona exploring the recommendations of digital concierge service Porter & Sail. We first looked into the app's potential during...
WARHAUS
BALTHAZAR
MUSIC PREMIERES
THE GOOD LIE
BANDS
MAARTEN DEVOLDERE
PREMIERES
MUSIC VIDEOS
MUSIC
Premiere: Warhaus' "The Good Lie"
For over 10 years now, Belgium-based indie rock band Balthazar has been peppering the international music scene with clever, cutting and eerily atmospheric tracks. And while they'll continue to do so, founding member and lead singer Maarten Devoldere...
BIOLITE
BASELANTERN
KICKSTARTER
BLUETOOTH
CAMPING
SMARTGRIDS
CAMP GEAR
LAMPS
FLASHLIGHTS
POWERBANKS
TECH
PORTABLE
OUTDOORS
GEAR
BioLite's Portable BaseLantern
Portable energy brand BioLite (perhaps best known for their CampStove and its continued developments) is no stranger to Kickstarter. Two years ago, they successfully funded and delivered upon a campaign that raised over a million dollars for their...
MIDNIGHT MODERN
TOM BLACHFORD
PALM SPRINGS
MODERNISM
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO SERIES
ARCHITECTURE
CLASSIC CARS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Tom Blachford's Latest "Midnight Modern" Photographs
There is a long list of place around the world that have been so extensively photographed one wonders if it's even possible to cast them in new light, present something new, or keep the mythos alive. Palm Springs falls upon that list with its decades...
SEA MEAT
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
SEAWEED
FOOD ART
MEAT CULTURE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
HANAN ALKOUH
DESIGN
ART
FOOD
Hanan Alkouh's Sea-Meat
Designer Hanan Alkouh does not believe in the sustainability of meat production and she does not stand behind our continued wasteful consumption. She recognizes that with a push toward minimizing or removing it all, much of the centuries of culture...
FRIEZE ART FAIR
FRIEZE NEW YORK
NYC
ART FAIRS
ART GALLERIES
ART EXHIBITIONS
TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY
FRIEZE 2016
Timothy Taylor at Frieze New York 2016
With the scope of art fairs like Frieze New York—which presently houses the work of over 1,000 artists—it can be easy to get lost in the dizzying displays or overwhelmed by the Instagrammable moments. Further, it's easy to miss the subtle power...
GORDYS FINE BRINE
PICKLE JUICE
COCKTAILS
WASHINGTON DC
GORDYS PICKLE JAR
GIMLETS
PARTY PUNCHES
BEER COCKTAILS
PICKLEBACKS
Three Gordy's Fine Brine Cocktails
Pickle juice might not be the first mixer that comes to mind in the cocktail world, but the folks at Gordy's—who produce their range of pickles and more in Washington DC—have introduced a Fine Brine in a can for exactly that. Tangy and refreshing...
HOTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC
CANNES
FRANCE
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
BEHIND THE SCENES
JAEGER-LECOULTRE
FINCH PARTNERS
FILMS
FILMMAKING
BRIGITTE BARDOT
"The Art of Behind the Scenes" at Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc
For the second year in a row, luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre and London-based creative consultancy Finch & Partners have delved into the world of behind-the-scenes photography for a striking exhibition in the south of France. "The Art of...
VFILES
T-SHIRTS
CLOTHES
APPAREL
12 MERCER
NYC
ASHISH
TAINT
ASHISH GUPTA
MADE IN UK
CLOTHING
NSFW
PROVOCATIVE
Connect-the-Dots on T'aint by Ashish T-Shirts
A longtime member of the VFILES community, London-based designer Ashish Gupta has made a name for himself thanks to a frequent and extravagant use of sequins within the collections of his eponymous label. A new capsule, however, plays with a different...
JILLIAN MAYER
BORSCHT CORP
MIAMI
DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY
VIRTUAL REALITY
ART EXHIBITIONS
MIAMI FILMMAKERS
MIAMI ARTISTS
NSFW
EXHIBITS
EXHIBITIONS
VR
Jillian Mayer's "Day Off" at David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Virtual reality might be the next greatest step in storytelling but artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer already observes something askew—a separation of person and environment that has very comical implications. In her latest gallery exhibition, "Day...
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...
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