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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

CREATIVE TIME
PUBLIC ART
PEDRO REYES
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL
OUTDOOR ART
PERFORMANCE ART
KICKSTARTER
NYC
Creative Time + Pedro Reyes' "Doomocracy" at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For anyone unfamiliar with the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, statistics help paint a clear picture. Built back in 1917, it's over 95 acres of land, warehouses, cargo and docks in South Brooklyn. There are similarities here to the Brooklyn...
THE ARRIVALS
CLOTHING
APPAREL
JEFF JOHNSON
ARCHITECTURE
LEATHER
WOOL
OUTERWEAR
The Arrivals Release 3.0
Since their 2014 debut, architecturally-driven outerwear and accessories brand The Arrivals has won over consumers for two very distinct reasons. First, they've succeeded in delivering functional, minimal silhouettes with unexpected flourishes from...
EMILY FORGOT
NEVERLAND
EXHIBITIONS
KK OUTLET
SHOREDITCH
LDW
SHOREDITCH DESIGN TRIANGLE
SCULPTURES
RUGS
CHAIRS
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
ARTISTS
ART
Emily Forgot's "Neverland" Exhibition at KK Outlet Gallery, Shoreditch
It's a bold move to invoke the mythical name of Neverland. For many, it already brings substantial associations pertaining to youth and imagination. And yet, graphic artist Emily Forgot (a moniker adopted by multidisciplinary artist and designer Emily...
JOUIN MANKU
PARIS
DESIGN FIRMS
THE SOUND CABINET
INSTALLATIONS
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST INTERIEURS
MAISON ET OBJET
MUSIC STATIONS
SANJIT MANKU
PATRICK JOUIN
Jouin Manku Design Agency's "The Sound Cabinet" Installation
At this year's AD Interieurs exposition (running concurrently in Paris with design fair Maison et Objet), event-founding publication Architectural Digest France declared a site-specific theme: collectors. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, the designers...
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
BWD
ROLEX
CLASSIC WATCHES
CUSTOM WATCHES
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
GEORGE BAMFORD
TIMEPIECESM
DESIGN
Bamford Watch Department's Latest Heritage Series Additions
Over the years, we've often fallen for the Bamford Watch Department (BWD) pieces that drastically reimagined watches. Now, it's their subtlety that warrants attention. Recently debuting two new pieces within their already successful Bamford Heritage...
INTERVIEW
BOMPAS AND PARR
FOOD ARTISTS
STELLA ARTOIS
FOOD ADVENTURIES
FOOD
DINING
DESIGNERS
Interview: Food Artist Duo Bompas + Parr
There are few among us who have turned food and drink into an adventure as well as Bompas + Parr. The British "food artist" duo, in essence, condensed the idea of dinner theater into a spectacle wherein the edibles are the performer. Their inspiration...
JOURNY
APPS
TRAVEL APPS
CONCIERGE SERVICES
LEITI HSU
ADVENTURES
TRAVELS
Journy's Comprehensive Travel Concierge Service
It's the balance between carefully-selected tastemaker recommendations and a distinct technological platform that separates Journy from the array of competitive travel services presently available. They also have a very uncommon and cost-efficient...
BOOKS
READING LISTS
NOVELS
BIOGRAPHIES
KIDS BOOKS FOR ADULTS
MORBID CURIOSITIES
FUTURE OF FOOD
ALCOHOL
READING
Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
JAMES BARRON ART
KENT
CONNECTICUT
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
GORDON PARKS
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
MICKALENE THOMAS
LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
PHOTOGRAPHY
Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier
In the idyllic town of Kent, Connecticut—a little over two hours north of NYC by car—the James Barron Art gallery will host an exhibition of uncommon socio-political importance. "Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas...
ARGENTINA
ANDES MOUNTAINS
HORSES
TRAILS
HIKING
RIDING
MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES
MENDOZA
UCO VALLEY
TRAVEL
ADVENTURE
Estancia El Puesto, Argentina
Even in the rain there's an unplaceable charm to Estancia El Puesto. The home at the heart of the estate, an old goat farm, feels lived in—because it is. Owner Raul Labat has been entertaining guests there for years. Family members frequent the rooms...
BOB MIZER
DIAN HANSON
TASCHEN
BOOKS
MODELS
LGBT
MUSCLE BEACH
CALIFORNIA
PHYSIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY
NSFW
ATHLETIC MODEL GUILD
Bob Mizer's Two-Volume "AMG: 1000 Model Directory"
Taschen's forthcoming "Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory" two-volume tome is far more than a collection of over 1000 hunky, near-nude bodybuilders and celebrities. (Though, that's definitely part of the allure.) Within both volumes, one bears witness...
VOLSTEAD ACT COMPANY
PROHIBITION
COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
MIXERS
SYRUPS
TONIC SYRUP
ECHO PARK
The Volstead Act Company's Pre-Prohibition-Inspired Cocktail Syrups
Forever on the search for mixers that match the cocktail movement we are all immersed in, we were taken by the efforts of The Volstead Act Company. The Los Angeles-based brand creates four syrups—organic ginger syrup, bitter lime tonic syrup, bitter...
GIN COCKTAILS
ADVANCED COCKTAILS
NOLETS
THE PLAZA HOTEL
COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
PALM COURT
GIN
ALCOHOL
GIN DRINKS
Five Elevated Gin Cocktails
If you're already over the G&T and don't really fancy the gin martini, these five cocktails might just be for you. These are no average mixed drinks, but are drawn from the imagination of the bartending teams at two of New York's most acclaimed hotels...
GRINDR
PRINT ALL OVER ME
MENSWEAR
CLOTHES
ATHLETIC CLOTHES
COLLABORATIONS
THE VARSITY COLLECTION
PAOM
LGBTQIA
LGBT
SOCIAL MEDIA
ATHLETES ALLY
CHARITY
GRINDR + Print All Over Me Collaborative Menswear Line
For their first-ever full menswear line, social media service GRINDR has partnered with CH favorite pattern-printing platform Print All Over Me (PAOM). The 29-piece range, known as The Varsity Collection, features everything from windbreakers and swim...
ONU
ONU APPAREL
CLOTHES
CLOTHING
APPAREL
DIANA ENG
PAUL LEE
THOMAS MOON
PERFORMANCE FABRICS
ONU Apparel for All Genders
A lot of—if not all—emerging apparel brands seek to unite progressive style with reliable functionality. When settling upon one, in an ever-growing crop, it comes down to nuance and personal taste. A few elements of the process and vision behind...
ARTHUR DROOKER
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
CONVENTIONS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BOOKS
GLITTERATI
HARDCOVER
Arthur Drooker's "Conventional Wisdom" Book
Between July 2013 and January 2015, we were honored to publish the work of photographer Arthur Drooker as he developed installments within a rather unique series known as Conventional Wisdom. Drooker traveled the US, attending obscure conventions and...
CONVERSE
NIKE
RUNNING SHOES
CONVERSE AUCKLAND MODERN
SNEAKERS
LIMITED EDITION
The Converse Auckland Modern Running Shoe
Despite a retro aesthetic that harkens back to running shoes of the '70s and '80s, Converse's recently released Auckland Modern is entirely present day. A previous iteration of the shoe's silhouette debuted back in 1984 for the Olympic Games in...
TIMO WEILAND
CADILLAC HOUSE
ZENNI OPTICAL
CFDA
MENS FASHION WEEK
CFDA RETAIL LAB
CLOTHES
CLOTHING
SUNGLASSES
GLASSES
Timo Weiland's CFDA Retail Lab at Cadillac House
Back during New York Fashion Week: Men's, consistently hot brand Timo Weiland made their men's spring/summer 2017 pieces available immediately post-runway show. And they did so at NYC's new Cadillac House, right where the runway show took place...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SMOKEY THE BEAR
SHINOLA
FILSON
NOMOS
PANERAI
FP JOURNE
BREITLING
MENS WATCHES
Seven Exemplary Summer Watch Releases
As with many brands falling under the style banner, watch companies frequently release seasonal offerings to bolster their core collection. The summer season often sees a slew of new additions that warrant just as much attention as those coming out...
STORAGE RACKS
KICKSTARTER
CEILING SPACE
STORAGE
STRUTS
GAS COMPRESSION
MARK CANAVARRO
AIR COMPRESSION STORAGE
BIKE RACKS
BIKE STORAGE
SURFBOARDS
SNOWBOARDS
Zero Gravity Storage Racks
For anyone living in cramped quarters or with too much stuff (notably seasonal gear), Zero Gravity Racks offer a solution. First, it maximizes ceiling space by resting high up on the wall and laying parallel to the surface. Second, it pulls itself...
WILDERMAN
OPEN SPACE
MUSIC PREMIERES
MUSIC VIDEOS
ROB GUNGOR
PARTISAN RECORDS
NSFW
Premiere: "Open Space" by Wilderman
Rob Gungor—who doubles as the owner (along with partner Simone Rubi) of the Do Your Thing cafe in the art haven that is Marfa, Texas—releases music once again under the moniker Wilderman. "Open Space," the debut track off of his forthcoming album...
ART SOUTHAMPTON
LIZ NIELSEN
PHOTOGRAMS
INTERVIEWS
SOCO GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
BROOKLYN
Artist Liz Nielsen's Photograms
Back during this July's Art Southampton fair, we became transfixed by a series of large scale images within the walls of the Charlotte, NC-based SOCO Gallery booth. Upon further inspection, the works turned out to be photograms by Brooklyn-based...
THE ALBERS FOUNDATION
JOSEF ALBERS
THE NOMA
ANNI ALBERS
MODERISM
COLLABORATIONS
BAUHAUS
SALES GALLERY
The Albers Foundation at NYC's The NOMA
When one's mind wanders to places where art lingers, beyond museums and galleries, homes become the next natural conclusion. Initially, it's possible to imagine historic or even forgotten pieces in small Parisian attics, or American masters hiding...
SCHUMAN SULLIVAN
HATS
RETRO HATS
STANLEY RUBIN
KICKSTARTER
CASHMERE
HARRIS TWEED
The Return of Schuman + Sullivan Hats
A few years after its founding in 1985, Stanley Rubin—father of CH founder Josh Rubin—joined the team at premium hat brand Schuman + Sullivan. Rubin dedicated his time toward development and design, sourcing and sales until the company was sold in...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
NEXT FEST
LOS ANGELES
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
MUSIC VIDEOS
BLOOD ORANGE
FILM FESTIVALS
Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST 2016 Programming
Now in its fourth year in LA, the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST once again offers an outlet for independent artists across many mediums—and for audiences craving acclaimed cinematic programming. For those who can't make it to Park City, Utah...
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