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ART
CURATOR
DESIGN
FASHION
MINNEAPOLIS
STYLE
Emma Berg
"I've always appreciated dressing beyond the expected and creating a look for the day that is inspired, not just thrown on," says Minneapolis-based fashion designer and curator Emma Berg. Born and raised in the small, rural town of Stacy, Berg's...
ART EXHIBITION
FIT
FASHION
MFIT
NEW YORK
TECHNOLOGY
DESIGN
MUSEUM
NYC
Fashion and Technology
Clothing defined by its connection to technology is the focus of "Fashion and Technology," a special exhibit at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) in NYC. An arrangement of over 100 objects from the museum's generous permanent...
BOSTON
DESIGN
ILLUSTRATIONS
JEWELRY
MINNEAPOLIS
ARTISTS
COLLABORATIONS
LEATHER
WOOD
Interview: Lucy Voller and Molly Martancik
Brought together by a mutual appreciation for design and exploration, Lucy Voller and Molly Martancik met in college and formed an indelible friendship that would soon birth a long distance collaborative they call There-There. With Martancik based...
AMERICAN MADE
BEVERAGE
CRAFTSMAN
GINGER
THANKSGIVING
VERMONT
PROSPECT PARK
Switchel
While learning how to properly brine and prepare a Thanksgiving turkey during a cooking class at the new Prospect restaurant in Brooklyn we also had the pleasure of discovering Switchel, an "American heritage" beverage from Vermont. The restaurant...
STATIONERY
CARDS
DESIGN
HANDCRAFTED
MINNEAPOLIS
WEDDINGS
Twiddle & Bard
In 2010, designer Will Coombs launched Twiddle & Bard with Robb McNeil and Nick Thompson as a response to what they felt had become a lack of proper emotion in digital communication. The Minneapolis-based stationery company has since built a solid...
DALLAS
GLUTEN-FREE
MACAROONS
SNACK
VEGAN
YOGA
Hail Merry
Susan O'Brien founded snack company Hail Merry on the island of Maui, crediting yoga and meditation as the inspiration for creating healthy food. We sampled the line of raw, vegan and gluten-free macaroons and tarts at CH HQ and were pleasantly...
CULTURE
BUSINESS
AFRICA
EDUCATION
FILM
TECHNOLOGY
DOCUMENTARY
Africa Straight Up
No longer considered "Africa, the unknown," the continent is presented to the world through a pair of fresh eyes in Africa Straight Up," a documentary released in conjunction with the relaunch of Africa.com that seeks to counter the often tragic...
ART
BOWERY
STREET ART
WILLIAMSBURG
INTERACTIVE
NYC
NEW YORK
Street Museum of Art
With its inaugural public arts project, "In Plain Sight," the The Street Museum of Art (SMoA) is challenging the notion of sequestering street art to a museum by bringing the museum out to the streets. Featuring work from artists like Sweet Toot...
ALCOHOL
ART
DRUGS
LONDON
MATERIALISM
SHIZARU GALLERY
CULTURE
SHOP
Bad for Me
"Bad for Me," a pop-up shop that seeks to explore the complexities of what is considered harmful, opens at the Shizaru Gallery in London's Mayfair this week. Curated by Grey Area, the shop presents objects without judgment to allow audiences to...
CRISPS
FOOD
CHIPS
ENGLAND
HONEY
KITCHEN
NATURAL
SNACKS
SUSTAINABLE
Leighton Brown Crisps
In 2009, Cara Leighton approached a couple of her restaurant-savvy friends to help create parsnip crisps with Manuka honey—a bold, flavorful syrup produced from New Zealand's Manuka trees. While Leighton started out doing prep-work and cooking...
BARBER
MEN'S FASHION
MINNEAPOLIS
RE-CRAFT
VINTAGE
MidNorth Mercantile
With a polished collection of vintage clothing and accessories, MidNorth Mercantile—which debuted at last month's NorthernGRADE menswear market—proves that well-made clothing should improve with age. Mike Ader, better known to his followers...
BALI
EMBROIDERY
FASHION
LA
WOMENSWEAR
STYLE
DRESSES
DESIGN
Natalie Martin Spring 2013
Characterized by vibrant prints and delicate embroidery, LA-based designer Natalie Martin's Spring/Summer 2013 collection derives inspiration from the designer's travels to Bali. The line of dresses, tunics and caftans exudes a bohemian allure captured...