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LAURA NEILSON

Laura Neilson

DANISH
EFTERKLANG
ALBUM
ARCTIC
CULTURE
DENMARK
MUSIC
Piramida
Perpetually in search of new possibilities in the realm of music, the trio behind the Danish band Efterklang set out on a sound-seeking mission last August to the remote island of Spitsbergen to create their fourth album, Piramida. Over the course...
ALL-NATURAL
HEALTHY
SNACK
SUPERFOOD
VEGAN
Three New Flax Foods
As one of the few vegan and vegetarian sources for omega-3 fatty acid—the essential fatty acid with a slew of healthful benefits to its name—it's no wonder flax seed bears a "superfood" designation. But for all its known advantages, flax...
BISON
FREE-RANGE
HUMANE
NATURAL
SUSTAINABLE
Wild Idea Buffalo Co.
As sustainable food practices continue to shift closer to the norm, Wild Idea Buffalo Co. earns bragging rights for being one of the country's first and only commercial ranches to offer humanely harvested meat from entirely grass-fed, free-roaming...
ALBUMS
ART OBJECTS
BOOKS
COLLABORATION
DESIGN
LIMITED EDITIONS
MUSIC
Collage Culture

 The collaborative brainchild of three individuals, "Collage Culture" is a multi-faceted appraisal of the 21st century as an artistic era built on references to the past. In accordance with its composite-driven theme, the project is available both...
AUDIO
GADGETS
KICKSTARTER
SPEAKERS
TECHNOLOGY ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
DEVICE ACCESSORIES
IPAD
Amplifiear
Nonlinear Studio's Amplifiear is a clever clip-on device designed to enhance your iPad's sound. Stunning in its simple design and basic, low-tech construction—no batteries or wires, nor electric currents of any kind required—the Amplifiear...
ART FAIR
ARTISTS
COLLECTION
EXHIBITION
GALLERY
MIAMI
NYC
Highlights from the Fountain Art Fair
Known for its avant-garde, outsider artwork and selection of smaller independent galleries, the Fountain Art Fair can easily be likened to the rebellious kid sibling amongst the Armory Show's satellite art fairs. Despite being in a new location this...
ARTISANAL
BROOKLYN
COLLECTIONS
GIFTS
JEWELERY
LIGHTS
NYC
DESIGNERS
Deflected
As a follow-up to her popular debut lineup of agate pendant necklaces and body wraps, the stark leather and mirror pieces that comprise Mimi Jung's quietly powerful "Deflected" collection reveal an artistic progression that's both varied and cohesive...
ARIZONA
INTERNATIONAL
POP CORN
SNACK
SPICES
Crave Canyon Popcorn
It's no secret that we're obsessive fans of unique and flavorful snack foods, especially modern updates to familiar classics. Bringing together bold favors, clever packaging and just the right dose or irreverence, Crave Canyon popcorn hits all those...
Warby Parker's Bike Project
While Warby Parker's pop-up Holiday Spectacle Bazaar occupies an old garage space on Soho's Grand Street this month, the gang behind Warby Parker are also setting their sights on Miami's Art Basel scene this weekend. Paring down the mobile-vending...
DRINKS
FILTERS
PLASTIC
SUSTAINABLE
WATER
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
KITCHEN
Bobble Jug
Following up on the success of the award-winning bobble, the reusable bottle that filters water as you drink from it, the brand's makers have launched the bobble jug. An innovative—and long overdue—update on the usual household water...
FRAGRANCE
HISTORY
MUSEUM
POP-UP
SCIENCE
SCENTS
Sensorium
Comprising a series of multifaceted and interactive sensory experiences that go beyond just the act and perception of sniffing perfume, the Sensorium is the world's first scent museum of its kind. Starting with the history and science of perfume...
EUROPE
EXHIBITIONS
FASHION DESIGNERS
FASHION WEEK
PHOTOGRAPHY
FASHION
MUSEUMS
Fashion-Focused Museum Exhibits
With the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week in full swing in Europe right now, groundbreaking style is taking center stage on more than just the runways. While "Fashion in Italy: 150 Years of Elegance," celebrates the country's long-term evolution in...
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
LAMPS
LIGHTING
WATCHES
Nonlinear Studio
A straight line between points A and B might be the fastest way to get there, but for Nonlinear Studio's founding designer Evan Clabots fixation on a predetermined end result isn't necessarily best. "The design process quickly turns into decisions...
BOOKS
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART HISTORY
MONOGRAPHS
SCOTLAND
Peter Doig
Best known for melancholy and dreamlike renditions of bucolic landscapes, Scottish artist Peter Doig has become one of the most internationally-celebrated painters of his generation. The distinction is all the more striking for a modern artist given...
BOOKS
COLLECTIBLES
LIMITED EDITION
ART
ONE-OF-A-KIND
ONLINE
SHOPPING
WEBSITES
Exhibition A BookShop
Building on its model of selling affordable limited-edition artworks produced by marquee names in the art world, yesterday Exhibition A launched its newest extension, BookShop. Comprising one-of-a-kind or limited-edition monographs, the books contain...
DIGITAL
BOOKS
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
NSFW
Doppelganger: Images of the Human Being
Of all the questions posed by the digital age, the weird, wonderful and otherwise convoluted relationship we have to our bodies may be one of the least explored. A new book encompassing photography, fashion and other artistic mediums, "Doppelganger...
ECO-CHIC
RECYCLING
SHOES
SNEAKERS
SUSTAINABLE
Oat Shoes
While sustainable shoes up until now tended to either look suited for Middle Earth or were limited to recyclable and repurposed options, Oat Shoes signals a welcome leap forward in the market with their cleanly-styled, fully biodegradable sneakers...
EXHIBITIONS
FASHION
LOS ANGELES
MOCA
PHOTOGRAPHY
RODARTE
Rodarte: States of Matter
Since launching their label Rodarte in 2005, sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy have proven themselves to be rare birds within the fashion industry, producing work that blurs the line between fine art and fashion design. There are very few designers...
ART
BOOKS
NEW YORK
PHOTOGRAPHY
Players
At 98 pages, Tina Barney's newly-published collection of photographs is comparably miniscule to the increasingly mammoth tomes featuring artist's work—but it's no less powerful for it. "Players," with its diversity of images, far from lacking...
FOOD
MEXICAN
ORGANIC
SNACKS
HEALTH
NATURAL
Evol Bowls and Mini Burritos
Bucking the football-sized burrito, Evol recently introduced a new line of minis to its roster of made-from-scratch frozen burritos and wraps. The three-ounce portions are made with the same all-natural and organic ingredients that the fast-growing...
DOCUMENTARIES
FASHION
NEW YORK
PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERVIEWS
Bill Cunningham New York
Though shooting and editing "Bill Cunningham New York" only required two years, it took filmmaker Richard Press eight years before that to convince his subject to green-light the project. Cunningham, traversing and capturing every social milieu...
COLLABORATIONS
FASHION
FLORALS
HERITAGE
PATTERNS
STYLE
Laura Ashley for People Tree
Led by '90s revivalism, a particular floral trend has proliferated on runways these past few seasons, many directly inspired by the fabrics of heritage brand Laura Ashley and its English garden-feeling flower prints. Thanks to a collaboration with...
HANDMADE
FABRIC
ART
BROOKLYN
CLOTHING
FASHION
STYLE
ONE-OF-A-KIND
The Dress Project
Combining art and fashion in the literal sense, The Dress Project is a creative endeavor in dressmaking using silk and cotton fabric hand-painted by artist Naomi Clark of Brooklyn's playful cohort, Fort Makers. Clark, along with co-founder Nana Spears...
COFFEE
DRINKS
GADGETS
KITCHEN
DESIGN
ECO-FRIENDLY
Presso
With arachnid looks and elegant design, the Presso makes a morning espresso in less time that it takes most electric machines to warm up. Reflecting a growing demand, Presso joins the crop of machine-free methods of coffee brewing that—like...
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
HATS
WINTER
Lou Mistraou
Inspired by the infamous wind that sweeps through Provence, the mistral, Lou Mistraou's aviator-style caps bring luxuriously cozy charm to help get through the gray days of winter. The newly-launched label's signature helmet-like chapeaus in both...
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