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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

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...
BOOKS
BRITISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES
INVENTIONS
THAMES & HUDSON
VICTORIAN ERA
Inventions that Didn't Change the World
For every groundbreaking new idea that changes the world as we know it, there are thousands (if not more) that are entirely useless—whether or not they were inspired, clever or even ingenious at their moment of inception. In "Inventions that Didn...
AUCTIONS
CHRISTIE'S
MARS
METEORITES
SCULPTURES
THE MOON
ASTEROIDS
SCIENCE
SCIENCE AND ART
SPACE
Christie's Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites
Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie's shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be from outer space—be that the Moon, Mars or deep asteroid fields...
SWISS MADE
UNIFORM WARES
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHES
DETAILS
LUXURY
TIMEPIECES
UK
Uniform Wares' New Swiss-Made Watches
After much acclaim for their minimalist, refined aesthetic—with innovative flourishes—the London design team behind Uniform Wares watches has upgraded their timepieces to all Swiss-made components. Since launching the brand five years ago, founders...
CUSTOM
SOFTWARE
ACCESSORIES
3D PRINTING
JEWELRY
MONOGRAMS
MYMO
NEW YORK CITY
PITCH NIGHT
Mymo's Reinvented Monograms
One year ago, NYC-based designer Patrick Durgin-Bruce debuted a clever and unique update to the idea of monograms. Developing his own font and proprietary software, Durgin-Bruce created Mymo—an entirely customizable amalgamation of letters that are...
BOO-HOORAY
CUT-UPS
EMORY UNIVERSITY
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERIES
POETRY
WILLIAM S BURROUGHS
Cut-Ups: William S. Burroughs 1914 – 2014
In October 1959, artist Brion Gysin sliced through a pile of newspapers that were scattered atop his desk. Taken by their presentation, he began to rearrange the clippings and connect passages in the way he found most humorous. Little did he know...
DOCUMENTARIES
KITRA CAHANA
MONTREAL
PARALYSIS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
TED TALKS
Kitra Cahana's Still Man Artwork
During the most recent TEDMED conference, photographer and documentarian Kitra Cahana delivered an empowering talk on triumph in the face of adversity. Her father, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, suffered a stroke in his brainstem three years ago. Paralysis...
UMBRELLAS
TILE
RAIN GEAR
INTERNET CONNECTIONS
GPS
BLUNT
Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella
Over the past few weeks we've toted around Blunt Umbrellas' latest offering, the Blunt XS_Metro + Tile. The brand initially drew attention for its sharp looks and patented indestructible design (the first patent on an umbrella sine 1922 except for...
THE BEAUTY BOOK
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTO BOOKS
NYC
CHELSEA
APPS
TENEUES
INTERACTIVE
INTERVIEWS
Photographer Kenneth Willardt: The Beauty Book
Back in 2003, photographer Kenneth Willardt purchased a corner building in the far west of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood, a hub for the arts and creative industries. Over 10 years later, the space still functions as both his 558 Gallery and a personal...
BAGS
SOUTH AMERICA
TEXTILES
HAND-STITCHED
LATIN AMERICA
ACCESSORIES
FAMILY-RUN
HERITAGE
START UPS
Handcrafted Jaguar-undi Bags
At this year's Pitch Night, we got hands-on with the bags of Jaguar-undi—a family-run start-up that sources traditional textiles from various regions across the Americas (Latin and South) and stitches them together into unique handcrafted bags. Their...
ART INSTALLATION
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERIES
JOSHUA LINER GALLERY
NYC
LOGOS
ALFRED STEINER
TRADEMARKS
Alfred Steiner's "Likelihood of Confusion" Exhibition
There's something uncanny about Alfred Steiner's latest exhibition "Likelihood of Confusion," now on display at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery. There's an element of deep recognition and familiarity to each work, but an exploration within reveals numerous...
BRICK AND MORTAR
JUDSON HARMON
LES
LIGHT ART
LIGHT DESIGN
NYC
RETAIL SPACES
ØDD
ØDD.Lights Interactive CCTV Installation
Fashion label ØDD recognizes the close-knit connectivity between art and style. This awareness infuses founder and designer Judson Harmon's signature line, as well as the other labels he houses within his Lower East Side storefront. His highly visual...
COCKTAIL BARS
COCKTAILS
LONDON
SPIRITS
WHITE LYAN
East London's White Lyan Cocktail Bar
London's appreciation of a good cocktail can easily be traced back to 1891, but right now the craft resurgence is at a new high point: solid offerings continue to pop up across the metropolitan with an array of well-made classic and neo-classic drinks...
IGGY POP
INTERVIEWS
MIAMI
ROCK STARS
SAILOR JERRY
COLLABORATIONS
APPAREL
DENIM
MUSIC
Interview: Iggy Pop
No musician ushered in the punk rock movement with as much fervor and chaos as Iggy Pop. He defined the times. He defied expectation. He rocked out, collaborating with and inspiring the best. His live shows would fill arenas and his tracks would...
BARTENDERS
COCKTAIL BARS
COCKTAILS
LAS VEGAS
SALVATORE CALABRESE
THE CROMWELL
COOKING
NEGRONI
Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell, Las Vegas
There are few people in the spirits world with a name as recognizable as Salvatore Calabrese. Yes, he held the world record for most expensive cocktail (pricey because of the rare, vintage cognac he used dating back to 1778). But more importantly...
MONOGRAPHS
ARTISTS
DESIGNERS
FURNITURE DESIGN
R&CO.
SURREALISM
THE HAAS BROTHERS
The Haas Brothers Volume 1
With wildly imaginative designs and an eye for material, The Haas Brothers have been redefining home decor, art and furniture since 2010. Whether they're tackling sexuality, science fiction or wild animals across vases, benches and lamps, each piece...
FASHION
INNOVATION
KLATZ
TECH INNOVATIONS
WEARABLE DEVICES
WEARABLE TECH
ACCESSORIES
.klatz Smartwatch and Handset
While fashion often takes a backseat to function, or vice versa, in wearable tech, Ukraine's .klatz is hoping to change that with their smartwatch and handset. They've revisited the bracelet form, but unlike Nike's FuelBand, this accessory is style...
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