Obonjan Opens with Music, Wellness, Art and More This July
Fun fact: if you're based in London, Croatia is only two and half hours away by plane (same amount of time as London to Paris by Eurostar). Now, creating even more reason to visit the Eastern European country is Obonjan: a private island experience...
Basic Rights' Menswear Essentials
Basics are that category of clothing oftentimes best described as "wear a few times, then use as pajamas." The search for non-branded, tailored basics that don't cost more than they should, are elegant enough to wear to dinner, and last a long...
COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR
Jamming Particles into Textured Bowls at the 2016 Collective Design Fair
Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective Design Fair is now in its fourth iteration. Between the 31 big name exhibitors from around the world (like Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery), new installations from Nendo and The Principals, an exhibition...
MADE IN JAPAN
Futagami's Elegant Brass Hardware Comes to NYC
We've had our eye on NYC lifestyle boutique Nalata Nalata (located off the 2nd Avenue F stop) for some time. A glimpse at their stocked wares reveals the storytelling mission of co-founders Stevenson Aung and Angélique Chmielewski (Nalata Nalata is...
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
Premiere: "Santa Muerte" by Brodka
Poland saw Monika Brodka (from the mountain village of Zywiec) rise to fame as the winner of 2004's Polish Pop idol. No longer a teenager, the alt-pop singer-songwriter—under the name Brodka—will release her first English language album Clashes...
2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES
Team USA's New Racing Wheelchair
California's BMW DesignWorks studio has designed an all-new aerodynamically efficient set of wheels, slated for release this September. It's not the 750i sedan but a faster, better, stronger racing wheelchair for Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic...
Interview: Rob Alderson
Helmed by kid programmer turned teen blogger turned entrepreneur Nalden, WeTransfer offers quick, effortless file-transfer service—no sign-in or account required. The minimalist interface has users coming back, but it's the start-up's unique use of...
Closed Revives Its '80s Denim Archives
Closed was originally founded by Marithé and François Girbaud (denim pioneers who have their own Urban Dictionary entry) in the '70s. The French designer duo pioneered techniques like stone-washing as well as the much more sustainable WATTWASH...
Premiere: Soul Clap Remixes Nick Monaco's "Physical Therapy"
Nick Monaco likes to bare it all, but it's been a journey. His first EP was titled Naked is My Nature, and now he's set to release his full-length Half Naked on 10 June, on Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb's new-ish collaborative label Crew Love (the...
This Brutal World
How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
Rivertown Lodge, Hudson
Opened last October in Hudson, New York, Rivertown Lodge doesn't look like much when you pull up (or walk the 20 minutes from the Amtrak train station). Formerly a 1920s movie theater later converted into a motel in 1958, the new 27-room hotel on Warren...
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
WENDY RED STAR
Public / Private / Portrait
Mossless was founded in 2009 by Romke Hoogwaerts as a digital platform for interviewing a different photographer every two days. It made the transition into the physical world in the form of artist-made publications, and their fourth issue—a thematic...
MADE IN USA
Unique Science-Themed Quilts by PaleGray Labs
When an animated film creator and science author join forces with a monster-sized robot quilting machine experimental embroidery emerges upon their blankets. Nina Paley (writer and director of "Sita Sings the Blues") and Pop Sci columnist Theodore...
FOLDING BIKE LOCK
MADE IN USA
Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
Interview: Zach Tetreault of FORM Arcosanti
These days, dusty dirt roads lead you to plenty of music festivals but there's something about FORM Arcosanti that strikes you dumb with wonder. First, it's the bewitching architecture of the desert town where it takes place. An hour north of Phoneix...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres 'Magnus'
For more than a millennia, the game of chess has engaged and seized the greatest minds in the world. The game moves beyond the 16 pieces and the 64-square board, much of it a mental battle taking place within—and picking up many victims along the way...
The Parker Leather Rolling Suitcase
Selling for $1,595 (the brand's priciest travel bag offering yet), Moore + Giles' first-ever carry-on suitcase is an investment piece geared toward uncompromising travelers and commuters (for smaller budgets, we'd recommend the new Raden smart...
RECORD STORE DAY
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RECORD STORE DAY 2016
Record Store Day 2016: DJ Lloyd's Deep Cuts
In case you've forgotten, Record Store Day is tomorrow. Regardless of whether the hundreds of "exclusive new releases and reissues" were worth pressing to vinyl, the event celebrates the long-loved medium and rekindles the flame with albums old...
SOUTH ASIAN CUISINE
Khe-Yo Celebrates Lao New Year
NYC restaurant Khe-Yo has been serving Laotian-inspired cuisine in TriBeCa for almost three years now, led by Chef Soulayphet Schwader, or "Phet"—whose family escaped war-torn Laos when he was three, eventually relocating to Wichita, Kansas. This...
THE VINYL FACTORY
Premiere: "Shikoku" by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra
Producers love a good, lush swell of strings—but in electronic and even pop music, they're for the most part software simulations. Chicago-raised, now London-based composer Kate Simko has a miniature orchestra available at hand (two violinists...
The Laslett, London
On the hushed street of Pembridge Gardens, lined with pristine Victorian townhouses, one would hardly have any idea that five of these Notting Hill residences—which date from the mid 1800s and Grade 2 listed—actually conceal a hotel. The exterior of...
Interview: Photographer Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr and the Selma march, Marlon Brando on set in "The Godfather" (and more than 200 films and 100 movie posters), Robert F Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Nico, Barbra Streisand...
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Buriti and Cotton Hammocks
Brooklyn-based Incausa continues to work relentlessly on their mission to financially support, empower and preserve indigenous tribes in Brazil via unique social business endeavors. They are now working with the Yawalapiti for the first time, after...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines
Diesel Living's continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. "Cosmic Diner" saw salt and pepper...
Galvin at Windows, London
The 28th floor of London Hilton on Park Lane sports more than a stunning, unobstructed view of Hyde Park and the city. Galvin at Windows bar makes unique cocktails worth peeling your eyes away from the panorama. Bar manager Boris Ivan cites Japanese...