The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is committed to an inclusive approach to music-making, opening up their expert ensemble to a range of site-specific musical experiments and collaborations with musicians from around the greater New York area...
This year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, presented the requisite set of features and documentaries with the not-so-surprising general consensus that the smaller, independent works transcended the generally lackluster star-studded blockbusters...
Photo LA 2012
Photo LA was sprawled across the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with as much bustle as the city itself. Wandering through the labyrinth of pop-up exhibitors, those that stood out most conveyed a strong cinematic narrative with a sense of humor...
Apolis: Common Gallery
Brothers Shea and Raan Parton founded Apolis with the simple idea that people can live better lives if they are given equal opportunity. Now, seven years later, they've opened Apolis: Common Gallery, a new shop that opened in a spare, industrial...
Curator of the upcoming exhibition "Dark Water," Brooklyn-based painter Martin Wittfooth drops his brush in favor of hand-selecting contemporaries who inspire him, compiling 29 representational painters' whose visions reflect the exhibition's namesake...
Rife with the painful vulnerability of reclaimed innocence, Jason Bard Yarmosky's painting series "Elder Kinder" reflects the parallel behaviors of growing up and growing old. Exhibiting at his first solo show (which opens this Friday at Brooklyn...
Pact Festive Holiday Collection
The new Festive Holiday Underwear Collection from Pact brings light not just to your skivvies but to those who need it most. Featuring three festive patterns designed by Yves Behar and his team at Fuseproject , with every purchase the brand donates...
NEW YORK CITY
We always appreciate an appropriate use of a medium, which is why we're glad to see the aptly-titled book "3DD," a book celebrating the breast with 86 pages of anaglyphic images. The concept is simple—the contours of topless ladies bounce...
Artist Candice Lin's new exhibit "Holograms" uses video and sculpture to challenge the distribution of power among races and genders, exploring the concept of authentic identity. In her ceramic sculpture "The Moon," Lin challenges understandings...
With The Void, Full Power
At age 19 Yves Klein stood in the backyard of his parents' home in Nice and pointed a camera up at the open sky. This photograph of endless blue was his first monochrome work, setting the stage for hundreds more created during the artist's short...
From Here To There: Alec Soth's America
Likening his process to "web surfing in the real world," photographer Alec Soth spent the past 15 years traversing the U.S. with an 8x10 field camera, quietly composing narratives of subjects he finds on his travels. While projects have taken the...
The brainchild of Wisconsin-based artist Amy Arnold, Peepwool are individual stuffed dolls handmade from completely recycled materials. A mix of personality and found objects, no single Peepwool looks the same as the next. Arnold started creating...
An interactive project, Open Field invites the community of Minneapolis to use the Walker Art Center as a medium for their own expression. Inspired by the creative potential of online social networks, WAC turned their backyard into a physical environment...
Reverse Trompe L'Oeil
Artist Alexa Meade works in the medium of flesh. The Washington D.C.-based artist, 23, calls her style of portraiture and performance art "Reverse Trompe L'Oeil," compressing a 3-D space into a 2-D plane by painting directly on models. The resulting...
Buy What You Love
A collaborative visual arts fundraiser, Buy What You Love supplies over 200 artists from around the world with the materials to create an original work over the course of one day. Limited to 8.5 x 11 inches in size, each of the works will exhibit...
Prometheus Springs Spiced Drinks
Using capsaicin (the endorphin-stimulating ingredient found in chiles), the spicy new beverages by Prometheus Springs give drinkers a happy, healthy high. The worldâ€™s first capsaicin-spiced elixir, the addition of the antioxidant...
Artist Jason Yarmosky
Direct and intensely intimate, Jason Yarmosky's figurative paintings are emotional studies of his subjects. On the heels of "Orpheus", a painting we took a look at here earlier this year and that Yarmosky recently showed at the 25th...
The "iPhone among hot chocolates," Hotchocspoon is made of a wooden spoon stuck into a large cube of solid drinking chocolate. To enjoy it, simply stir into a searing cup of whole milk for a deliciously rich treat. Available in over 46...
Frozen Feet Films
Called the most fearless documentary filmmaker of the the Twin Cities, Melody Gilbert's Frozen Feet Films unearths the strangest stories in the most banal places. With locations including the world's largest mall and abandoned urban environments...
Alexander von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas
Prussian scientist Baron Alexander von Humboldt explained aurora borealis and founded modern bio-geography. Less known however, is Humboldt's adventure to Spain's American colonies for what would become the greatest botanical expedition of...
B@ TV is a new platform (still currently in beta) created for virtual and vicarious clubbing. A pioneering web TV community, the channel broadcasts from every major club event in the world with exclusive content from the hottest international DJs—from...
Jason Yarmosky: Orpheus
NYC-based painter Jason Yarmosky's latest series, "Orpheus," is the young artist's starkly realist take on the epic story. Over the course of eight narrative panels, the well-known Greek myth unfolds in Yarmosky's world of charcoal...
Using recycled silver and 25 karat gold, Vera Balyura's fanciful rings, earrings and necklaces bring out the child within. Vera's story starts with her own childhood in the Ukraine, where she worked as an apprentice to her grandfather, a...
Together For Never Photo Exhibit
Opening tomorrow in Miami and presented by local artists Team Turbo Sex, "Together For Never" is a surreal trio of giant photographs that would fit perfectly above your family's dining room table. Alexis Mincolla, one half of Team...
Hoy Se Ensaya Hamlet
New Yorkers have long had the summertime privilege of Shakespeare In the Park, but only recently have Madrileños caught on. Like NYC, the city of Madrid boasts an abundance of independent theater, a beautiful park and now, as of this autumn...