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NARA SHIN

Nara Shin

SCANDINAVIA
SWEDEN
POSTERS
PRINTS
NORWAY
ART BOOKS
NEW HEROES AND PIONEERS
YOUNG ARTISTS
SHARE: Not Your Average Art Book
Since their launch last year, Scandinavian indie publisher New Heroes & Pioneers have been busy dreaming up not-your-typical art books—and their latest title is certainly one that won't be collecting dust on your coffee table or bookshelf. Staying...
JACKETS
KOREA
SPRING
WOMENSWEAR
APPAREL
SS15
KOREAN DESIGNERS
LIE SANG BONG
LIE SS15
Veteran designer Lie Sang Bong has been injecting the avant-garde into the bloodstream of Korean fashion since the '80s. Now his son, Lee Chung Chung—a Central Saint Martins alum—takes the reins in his own offshoot, LIE. Having made its debut in 2013...
CALIFORNIA
SWIMWEAR
WOMENSWEAR
APPAREL
MADE IN USA
SWIMSUITS
DEBUT COLLECTIONS
SUMMER 2015
Minimalist Vibes with NU Swim
While the northern hemisphere is still experiencing frigid temperatures, the optimistic (and envy-inducing warm weather vacationers) are already on the hunt for a new bathing suit. For those that who are dreading the shopping headaches to come—and...
ART
GALLERIES
CHELSEA
NEON
CONTEMPORARY ART
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
Keith Lemley: Arboreal
Neon and wood aren't the most likely of combinations, but Keith Lemley welds the two very different mediums into conversation in his latest show, "Arboreal." For his first solo exhibition in New York, the artist—who has become known for his sculptural...
KITCHEN
COOKBOOKS
RECIPES
MARIJUANA
BAKING
COOKING
WEED
EDIBLES
CANNABIS CULTURE
Classy Cannabis Cookbooks
As marijuana becomes legalized in more states around the United States, cooking with cannabis has taken a step towards the serious—weed brownies and "special" Rice Krispies Treats just won't cut it anymore. Amid the vast number of questionable cookbooks...
RUGS
HOME
INDIA
INTERIOR DESIGN
CARPETS
ABC CARPET & HOME
RUNNERS
SILK RUGS
Sunclipse by ABC Carpet & Home
To fully exhibit the multidimensional beauty of their new Sunclipse silk rugs—a collection inspired by the "convergence of the sun and the horizon"—ABC Carpet & Home placed the rugs and runners in the historic Fort Totten for an advertising campaign...
ARCHITECTURE
FRANCE
MUSEUMS
SCIENCE
ANTHROPOLOGY
LYON
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
NATURAL HISTORY
Lyon's New Musée Des Confluences
Where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet in Lyon is the location of the historic French city's urban development project, which has been transforming the former industrial wasteland into spaces for residences, offices, shopping and leisure since the...
DESIGN
BOOKS
DATING
NYC
LOVE
VALENTINES DAY
VALENTINES DAY 2015
HABITS
The Aftermath of 40 Days of Dating: The Book
While NYC-based designers and friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman completed their experiment "40 Days of Dating" last summer, devoted readers (into the millions) who followed every bit of documentation are all dying to know: what happened next...
PRODUCTIVITY
CREATIVITY
TECH ACCESSORIES
MADE IN USA
LAPTOP ACCESSORIES
START UPS
BRAINSTORMING
LAPTOP COVERS
BLANK SPACE
DrawAttention Turns Laptop Covers into Whiteboards
Further extending the seemingly infinite capabilities of your trusty laptop is DrawAttention: a creative add-on that requires no internet or batteries, nor does it have operating system compatibility issues. It's in fact, a simple sticker decal that...
TRAVEL
OUTDOORS
ITALY
HOTELS
LUXURY
RESORTS
ECO-FRIENDLY
MEDITATION
WELLBEING
REMOTE TRAVEL
UMBRIA
QUIET
Escape to Eremito, a Tranquil Retreat in Umbria, Italy
In what seems like the fourth consecutive month of winter here in New York, cabin fever is rife in those glued to their computers on a daily basis. To keep spirits up until spring offers its sympathy, we found inspiration in dreaming of simple escapes...
DENIM
JEANS
WOMENSWEAR
UPCYCLING
VINTAGE JEANS
RECYLING
HIGH RISE
RE/DUN: Vintage Jeans With a Modern Fit
The biggest problem with shopping for vintage jeans is that tailoring is usually a requirement, further extending the initial commitment of both time and money. Uniting storied denim with a contemporary silhouette is LA's new womenswear brand RE...
FINLAND
SKINCARE
HELSINKI
ORGANIC SKINCARE
NATURAL SKINCARE
MOISTURIZERS
Supermood: Holistic Skincare from Finland
The newest natural-focused skincare line on our radar is currently only sold only in Finland and Sweden, but that didn't stop us from digging deeper into Helsinki-based Supermood and getting a hold of a few products to test. With some meant to be...
BOOKS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
THE THING QUARTERLY
ALBUM COVER ART
BRIAN ROETTINGER
LA ART BOOK FAIR
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 25
Since commissioning John Baldessari to create a set of pillowcases, the team at conceptual periodical The Thing Quarterly has been hard at work to send subscribers delightful (and usable) objects dreamt up by creatives—most recently a 12" LP designed...
BEAUTY
SKINCARE
WINTER
ORGANIC SKINCARE
NATURAL SKINCARE
MOISTURIZERS
DRY SKIN
ANTI-AGING
Winter Skincare: Foreign Imports
While our skin has put up a good fight thus far, after a few consecutive months of being pummeled by the cold, dry air outside, and even drier heat inside, it begs for a little more love. Featuring brands from outside the US that have taken extra care...
BROOKLYN
HEALTH
SKATEBOARDING
INTERVIEWS
ILLUSTRATORS
WELLNESS
LIFESTYLE
WILLIAMSBURG
COLD PRESS
RAW JUICE
More Than Just Raw Juice: Tiny Empire
In the hubbub of Williamsburg, Tiny Empire's small, pristine space is where people who like juice stop in for a healthy drink in a creative environment. The shop's artistic ambiance stems from owner Anthony Spadaro's alternative youth. "I was part...
ANNE ET VALENTIN
EYEWEAR
BROOKLYN
CARROLL GARDENS
SHOPPING
STORE OPENINGS
SUNGLASSES
Anne et Valentin Arrives in Brooklyn
For the daring eyeglasses wearer in search of a new signature pair of frames, a potential soulmate could be found within Anne et Valentin's collection. The French independent eyewear brand was started by a couple in the 1980s, and has been producing...
BAKED GOODS
ARIZONA
SCOTTSDALE
POPCORN
SWEETS
TREATS
COOKIES
VALENTINE'S DAY
BAKERIES
GOURMET
Super Chunk Sweets and Treats
Banish any and all New Years Resolutions. Blue cheese and fig caramels, duck fat toffee, mesquite chocolate chip cookies, bacon caramel corn popcorn and the mysterious-sounding Cowpuncher (a chocolate cocoa cookie topped with a candied jalapeño...
VINTAGE STORES
ANTIQUES
JAPAN
NAKAZAKI
OSAKA
SECONDHAND
SHOPPING
TRAVEL
Treasures Inside a Tunnel: Osaka's Shark Attack
Opened in 2013 in Japan's Kansai region, the commercial complex of Grand Front Osaka stands just outside the Osaka train station, offering weary travelers a long list of high-end stores and restaurants (including the World Beer Museum that seats...
ANTWERP
BOOTS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
SHOES
HANDMADE SHOES
S/S15
BROGUES
MADE IN ITALY
INTERVIEWS
WEBERHODELFEDER
WeberHodelFeder Shoes
While duos are aplenty in the creative fields, a strong design trio is definitely cause to pull the car over and further investigate. WeberHodelFeder (WHF) might sound like it should be followed by loud "Gesundheit!" but a glance at the label's high...
BOUTIQUE
FITNESS
GYMS
HEALTH
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
TRAINERS
TRIBECA
WELLNESS
NYC
INTERVIEWS
S10
Reaching Optimal Body Composition with S10 Training
A block below the downtown Canal Street subway stop in Manhattan is a space lacking any signage on Walker Street. Passersby—unable to see clearly through the blue-tinted windows—walk in, and are greeted by a large-scale photograph by artist Jim Mangan...
BOOBS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
T-SHIRTS
WOMENSWEAR
FREE THE NIPPLE
Tit Tee by Sarah Shikama
Chicago-based visual artist and metalsmith Sarah Shikama is best known for her handmade jewelry (which draws inspiration from as varied subjects as Brancusi to the sea), but it was her "Tit Tee" that made us stop in our tracks. The hand-beaded, illustrated...
LARRY DAVID
MELBOURNE
MENSWEAR
T-SHIRT
WOMENSWEAR
AUSTRALIA
Diane Inc's Larry David T-Shirt
'Tis the season for holiday parties and spending time with work colleagues, immediate family, in-laws, second cousin's children, etc. The tidal wave of small talk can become too much for introverts and quiet types, so if you want to send a message...
CROWDFUNDING
DESIGN
LAMPS
LIGHTING
SMARTPHONES
Smartphone-Powered Portable Mood Lighting with Lampp
If you could somehow physically inflate the flat, glass screen of your smartphone into a glowing silicon bubble, it would resemble what Barcelona-based RCA alum and product designer Jordi Canudas has created with his new Lampp. By placing the organically...
FESTIVALS
LIGHT DESIGN
LIGHTING
FETES DES LUMIERES
LYON
TRAVEL
INSTALLATION ART
PROJECTION MAPPING
2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon
Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human...
MADE IN FRANCE
PARIS
UNDERWEAR
BRIEFS
LOCALLY MADE
Le Slip Français Underwear
When he founded Le Slip Français in 2011, Guillaume Gibault didn't realize he would be starting an underwear movement. He found a workshop in Dordogne, France, where several generations of craftsmen had been making undergarments for over 60 years...
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