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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

SHORT FILMS
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
NARRATIVE SHORTS
PET PARTNERSHIPS
SUNDANCE SHORT COMPETITION
Sundance 2015: Rabbit
Of the thousands of applicants at the annual Sundance Film Festival short film competition, only 60 make it into the festival. And, while this year has already provided many standouts, "Rabbit" truly stunned by way of message and execution. The beautiful...
WATCHES
DETROIT
FILSON
SHINOLA
WATCH DESIGN
FIELD WATCHES
Filson's Watch Line Now Available
Almost a year ago we got a first look at Filson's ambitious, in-development watch collection. Today, they're not only finalized, but available for pre-sale. Unsurprisingly, the finished products bear many attributes that we've come to love about...
ALCOHOL
DRINKS
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
MADE IN NY
VERMOUTH
Atsby Vermouth Armadillo Cake Reserve
A crucial component in Manhattans, Martinis and Negronis, vermouth is often perceived exclusively as a mixer. Just 150 years ago though, it was a popular drink all its own and the fundamental component in a Vermouth Cocktail (enhanced only by one...
WORLD CUP
OLYMPICS
SHORT FILMS
KANYE WEST
MAC PREMO
MILESTONES
YEAR IN REVIEW
Mac Premo's 2014 Year in Review
For a year riddled with milestones, tragedies and epic world events, many of the most important moments will fade from memory and get muddled with time. Thankfully, Brooklyn-based artist and "stuff-maker" Mac Premo co-wrote, directed, shot and edited...
TOYS
WOOD
MAGNETS
BUILDING BLOCKS
HARDWOOD
CHILDREN'S TOYS
Tegu's Future Set: Magnetron Solar Station
Truly meant for children of all ages, Tegu's range of hardwood toys equally encourage imagination and architectural exploration in adults who aren't afraid to sit down and build something fun. Their newly released, first-ever themed line of magnetized...
NEW YORK
WEBSITES
LOS ANGELES
GALLERY OPENINGS
ART OPENINGS
CULTURAL EVENTS
JENA MALONE
JESS MANAFORT
Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube
Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what's working...
NEWS
BOOKS
INFORMATION
CULTURE
ZEITGUIDE
BRAD GROSSMAN
INSIGHTS
WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
Distilling a Year with the Zeitguide 2015
There's a reason we continue to feature the Zeitguide from Grossman & Partners. Each week, founder and CEO Brad Grossman, and his ever-expanding team, cull through over 2,000 pieces of source material on breaking news, global trends and key topics...
FOOD
BOOKS
HEALTH
EXERCISE
RECIPES
NUTRITION
JUICE
WELLNESS
MEDITATION
EATING
SELF HELP
The New Health Rules
Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary...
WOOD
FRANCE
WIRELESS
IPHONE ACCESSORIES
IPHONE CASES
IPHONE 6
IPHONE 6 PLUS
Orée iPhone 6/6+ Wood Shell Wireless Charger
Following up on the success of last year's Pebble 2—a wireless charging hub crafted in the south of France with premium hardwood or stone options—French tech accessories design firm Orée has returned with the iPhone 6/6+ Shell. On the surface, the...
PLANTS
HOME
GARDENS
KITS
TERRARIUMS
GREENHOUSES
BONSAI TREES
REDWOODS
Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit
Just because Giant Sequoias are only native to California doesn't mean you can't grow them at home—from seeds. The Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit from Portland, Oregon-based Jason Watkins offers up everything needed to nurture an ornamental iteration...
LONDON
ALCOHOL
UK
ICELAND
ENGLAND
GIN
SPIRITS
BOTANICALS
JUNIPER
Martin Miller's London Dry Gin, Westbourne Strength
Among the two standard offerings on roster from one of the most highly awarded UK distilleries, London's Martin Miller's Gin, we were recently taken by the botanical blend within their 90-proof Westbourne Strength. While all of their gin is distilled...
TRAVEL
WEBSITES
HOTELS
SERVICES
INTERNATIONAL
ACCOMMODATIONS
BOOKING
RESERVATIONS
Spontaneous Global Travel with Booking Now
At a rapidly increasing rate, travelers have begun booking hotel accommodation at the very last minute—with more than half of all travelers booking within a mere 48-hour window before a scheduled trip. That, coupled with the radical increase in the...
CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
COLLABORATIONS
LOUNGEWEAR
MERINO WOOL
NICK WOOSTER
STYLE
Woolmark Presents The White Briefs Nick Wooster
To demonstrate the versatility of Merino wool at its softest, famed fashion influencer Nick Wooster partnered with Sweden's fabric-focused design house and apparel brand The White Briefs for a new collection of underwear, loungewear and more. Altogether...
PHOTOGRAPHY
NORTH CAROLINA
CONVENTIONS
ARTHUR DROOKER
PHOTO SERIES
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
MERMAIDS
Conventional Wisdom: Merfest
Among the many wondrous gatherings we've explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest...
COOKING
CROCK POTS
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
SLOW COOKERS
SOUS VIDE
App-Enabled Cooc Countertop Slow Cooker
The slow cooker has been a staple in kitchens around the world for decades. Whether it's ease of operation or the delectable impact on the food inside, there's no denying the value. However, it's one appliance that—until now—hasn't seen much innovation...
CHRONOGRAPHS
CLERC
HAUTE HORLOGERIE
LIMITED EDITIONS
SWITZERLAND
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHMAKING
Clerc's Limited Edition Hydroscaph H140 Watch
For a 140-year-old brand in the ever-crowding market of haute horlogerie, material innovation that directly impacts functionality stands as the key to continued success. That's exactly what luxury Swiss watchmaker Clerc accomplishes with their recent...
GROOMING
HERITAGE BRANDS
LONDON
PENHALIGONS
PERFUMES
SHAVING
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Designing Penhaligon's Bayolea Grooming Line
With Penhaligon's introduction of Bayolea, their most comprehensive men's luxury grooming line to date, the brand has succeeded twofold. Having tested the entire product range for over a month now, it stands as an effective, enjoyable collection...
HUSH
INSTAGRAM
SOCIAL MEDIA
WEEVMEE
DESIGN STUDIOS
PERSONALIZED
TECHNOLOGY
WEB APPS
Weevmee Captures a Year in One Image
Leading up to new year's eve, social media sites fill up with flipbook-like posts compiling the best of users' years. As a more artistic option, drawing upon the colors and tones of the last 365 days, NYC-based design agency HUSH developed Weevmee;...
BEZAR
COLLABORATIONS
DESIGNERS
INDEPENDENT DESIGN
RETAILS SPACES
ECOMMERCE
FAB
Membership Only Shopping with Bezar
No stranger to spearheading a start-up, Bradford Shellhammer felt he had unfinished business after his departure from fab.com—the online marketplace for independent design items—which he founded in 2011. As Fab scaled successfully, and tacked direction...
EXPERIMENTAL MOVIES
FESTIVALS
FILMS
INDEPENDENT CINEMA
MIAMI
BORSCHT
CROWDSOURCING
TECHNOLOGY
Miami's Borscht 9 Film Festival
With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience, Miami's quasi-annual Borscht independent film and arts festival debuted its ninth installment at the end of December 2014. Unlike other festivals, the...
3D PRINTING
DIY
FORMLABS
SPEAKERS
A DIY 3D-Printed Speaker From Formlabs
After an almost $3 million round of Kickstarter funding in 2012 and a comprehensive, updated overhaul of their stereolithographic 3D printer two years later, Boston's Formlabs is debuting new software features for their Form 1+ that once again keep...
BOATING
MADE IN UK
PERFORMANCE MACHINES
POWERBOATS
Customizable Hunton Powerboats
When UK-based Hunton made their US debut with two customized powerboats in Miami earlier this December, we were quick to scope out the unique, well-designed mix of performance and luxury. These aspirational performance machines are hand-built in...
COLE HAAN
DAP-KINGS
GRAMMY AWARDS
MUSIC
SHARON JONES
SOUL MUSIC
INTERVIEWS
Interview: Sharon Jones
On the heels of her collaboration with Cole Haan, iconic soul singer Sharon Jones—the acclaimed front woman of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—kindly took some time out to speak with us. Cole Haan tapped Jones and the band for an upbeat rendition...
AUBOCK
BRASS
CINNA
DESIGNERS
LEE WEST
PARIS
WATER CANS
Beautiful Brass Watering Cans by Lee West Objects
Over eight years ago we took note of British-born, Paris-based designer Lee West for his striking use of organic forms while working within companies like Ligne Roset and Cinna. Since, West has formed his own eponymous brand and created an array...
COCKTAILS
DRINKS
EGGNOG
HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
PUNCH
SPIRITS
BOOZE
RECIPES
WINTER
Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails
As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that's largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options...
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