R AND COMPANY
SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS
Porky Hefer: Heart of Lightness
In the same way that Joseph Conrad’s renowned 1902 novella "Heart of Darkness" starts on water, so does South African artist/designer Porky Hefer’s new solo show, "Heart of Lightness." But whereas the book begins aboard a ship on the River Thames...
DAY FOR NIGHT
Interview: Digital Artist Alex Czetwertynski
It’s 7PM on a Friday night in Houston, and Bjork is DJing. As if this weren’t already an uncommon enough statement, what’s crazier is that hardly anyone has noticed. Not because the ethereal musician is clandestinely performing within some sort of...
MIAMI ART WEEK
MIAMI ART WEEK 2016
ART BASEL 2016
Miami Art Week 2016: Creature Keepers
Ceramic or bronze, old or new, subliminal or overt, this year's Miami Art Week ushered in a range of sculptures which gave off delightfully animated appearances. Visiting the plethora of fairs that are part of the inspiring, week-long event, we saw...
DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD
Interview: David de Rothschild, The Lost Explorer
British eco-explorer David de Rothschild has accomplished some incredible feats: he's sailed 8,000 miles—from San Fransisco to Sydney—on a boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles, motorbiked through mountains in Mongolia, skied across the “white desert...
Dankland's Green Party T-Shirt
America, for all its pros and cons, is constantly evolving. We have an astoundingly long list of scientists and innovators who've helped keep the nation―and the human race―moving forward. A strength that’s harder to quantify but visible in history...
PTT Family's Katamama Hotel
Over 1.8 million. That’s how many bricks were handcrafted to create Katamama, an extraordinary boutique hotel in Bali realized by Ronald Akili and his team, the PTT Family, alongside Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each brick is individually fabricated...
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016
Studio Visit: Reiko Kaneko
At the softly sun-bathed studio of ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko, working with glaze is one big experiment. Occasionally, her steady process of trial and error includes herself, such as the first time she worked with a toxic raw lacquer and accidentally...
The Galápagos: Nature's Laboratory
While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check...
Studio Visit: Maryanne Moodie
Three years ago Australian art teacher-turned-weaver Maryanne Moodie packed up her loom and moved to New York City with her husband and newborn baby to give a go at conquering the concrete jungle. That turned out to be a sound decision; the fast-paced...
Counter Culture's Cold Hearted Coffee
If rosé is summer’s official libation, iced coffee is certainly the season’s caffeinated fix. There’s no shortage of options out there (we’ve been partial to Grady’s since its inception), but Counter Culture’s new limited-release, Cold Hearted...
MISTER GREEN LIFE
Mister Green Life Store
Ariel Stark-Benz had his first hit of weed at age nine, when an older neighbor in his hometown of Portland pulled out his parents’ stash and they gave it a whirl the way many kids smoke their first time: DIY via good old aluminum. It’s safe to say...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Interview with Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser
Debuting at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, "the bomb" explores the poetic yet lethal nature of nuclear weapons through a wholly immersive viewing experience. Creators Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser cite Charles and Ray Eames’ experimental work...
Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania
An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong to, yet one surprisingly unfamiliar. And at the end, you’ve gained an entirely new perspective. Also like...
Elewana SkySafari: The Parks
On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in the distance and the enormity of the Serengeti plains creeps into view. Tanzania...
City Guide: Mexico City
Topping several must-visit destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts that is making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven...
MENAHAN STREET BAND
Charles Bradley: Changes
It’s hard not to shed a tear, listening to Charles Bradley’s music. At the same time, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted too. Such is the anomaly that is the 67-year-old soul singer, whose passion radiates so strongly it feels like he’s right...
Colectivo 1050° Ceramics
“For designers, problems are possibilities: the source for innovation,” says Kythzia Barrera. The problem? The rapid disappearance of Oaxacan pottery workshops and with it, the eradication of traditional Mexican clay-making processes that stem back...
MADE IN MEXICO
Mexico City’s New Design Fair: Caravana Americana
Caravana Americana (which launched this weekend in Mexico City) is a small but highly selective showcase of Latin America’s best emerging talent. Founded by Regina Barrios and Alessandro Cerutti, owners of local boutique Lago DF, their culling brings...
Stockholm-based creative agency Snask likes to have fun. So much so, their company manifesto declares having great social skills is just as important as knowing how to spell. And their particular brand of fun is contagious; it seems with every project...
Do The Green Thing
Previously a digital mecca for the sustainably minded creative community, website Do The Green Thing was a thoughtful feed brimming with “playful propaganda" created by the likes of David Shrigley, Paula Scher, Neville Brody, Michael Bierut and Sir...
Interview: Pallet Magazine
A high-quality quarterly for “people who like to think and drink,” the recently launched print publication Pallet is decidedly not a craft beer journal. Instead, Australian co-founders Nadia Saccardo and Rick Bannister use the subject as a jumping...
DESIGN INDABA 2016
Design Indaba 2016: Interview With Jaime Hayon
It’s four o’clock in the morning and Jaime Hayon is still going full speed, sitting on a couch in Cape Town, candidly telling us about the time he tattooed one of the world’s top tattoo artists. Had he ever inked somebody before? Nope, and he never...
Karen Mabon’s SS16 Rosebud Collection
Channeling the seductive stylings of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly but with thoughtful, contemporary whimsy is UK illustrator Karen Mabon’s spring/summer 2016 Rosebud collection. The 2011 Royal College of Art graduate continues to combine elegance...
ALL NATURAL HOT DOGS
Copenhagen Street Dog
Let’s be real: for most, the blissfully ignorant days of loving the classic American hot dog are over. Because, well, we just don’t know what’s in those things. But rather than picking up an impostor in the health food aisle, why not turn to Denmark...
You might be thinking the world is already saturated with beautiful, niche print publications glorifying the culinary industry—we know we've covered several over the past few years (which still remain worthwhile reads). But UK newcomer Toast has...