Studio Visit: The Principals
What does a studio—one that turns out a broad range of projects that require attention to the most finite details as well as broad strokes and big picture ideas—need? Balance. And after what The Principals founders Drew Seskunas, Charles Constantine...
Interview: Jay Sae Jung Oh
The sculptural furnishings by Korea-born designer Jay Sae Jung Oh are stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful—a complicated, show-stopping mix of materials that references centuries-old weaving techniques and yet feels entirely unexpected. Made from discarded...
Off The Grid at Gallery R'Pure
If glamorous camping is "glamping," does that make designer camping "damping?" Whatever you call the pristine, outdoors-inspired objects in "Off the Grid"—the collaboration between designer François Chambard of UM Project and artist and designer...
Stand Alone Mirrors at NYC Design Week
The idea of round hanging mirrors with thick leather straps may have blossomed with modernist designer Jacques Adnet’s “Circulaire” mirror—the result of a partnership with Hermés in the 1950s—but over the past two years we’ve seen it bloom even further...
Copper Shines at NYC Design Week
The use of copper in functional industrial design has been on the rise for some time now, especially since seeing it all over London Design Festival last September. We spotted six new products during this year's NYC Design Week that prove even more...
David Byrne: How Music Works
David Byrne has added yet another accomplishment to a CV that includes musician, former Talking Heads frontman, creator of the record label Luaka Bop, photographer, artist, film director and author, with his new follow-up book to "Bicycle Diaries...
ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY
Fluid Panel State
"I have one of these at home covered in cat hair," Andrea Zittel says, indicating a large, color-blocked woven panel hanging in "Fluid Panel State," her 10th solo show at Andrea Rosen Gallery. The panel in question, "A-Z Cover Series 2 (Rust and...
When graphic designer Brent Holloman was about to welcome his first child into the world, he had learned enough from friends that those formative years can fly by. In order to enjoy and remember the early stages of his daughter's development he decided...
Baggu Fall/Holiday 2012
If tote bags have any kind of cache, carrying a bright Baggu is at the top of the list. Since its release, the affordable Standard Baggu has been made over in bold, graphic prints as well as solid styles in every color of the rainbow. Now Baggu...
Brooklyn Grange: A Portrait of Urban Farming
Earlier this year the five core members of Brooklyn Grange, well known by now as the largest soil rooftop farm in the world, signed a 20-year lease for a 65,000-square-foot rooftop at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. In just two years they outgrew their...
GOOGLE STREET VIEW
A New American Picture
If photographer Doug Rickard had been able to get away from his daily life and go on the great American road trip like he wanted to, he might never have created the subtly powerful, deeply moving and award-winning images in the collection "A New...
On 18 July 2012, Saatchi launched the world's largest online exhibition—not a hard claim to make given that most web-based art shows are greeted with little more than raised eyebrows. Still, "100 Curators 100 Days" may very well reshape the...
Held in a former gasworks site built in Amsterdam in 1885, Unseen is a new photography fair that features new work by known photographers as well as work by an international group of emerging young talent. This September, more than 50 galleries...
Make Lionel Bigger
Judging from their cheeky Kickstarter video, the Barcelona-based creative studio Hungry Castle has a major thing for Flock of Seagulls hairdos, Tom Selleck mustaches, bright pants, popped-collar denim, plastic grandma glasses and general vamping...
And Everything Is Going Fine
For fans of Spalding Gray familiar with his monologues from films like "Swimming to Cambodia" (1987), directed by Jonathan Demme, or "Gray's Anatomy" (1996), directed by Steven Soderbergh, "And Everything Is Going Fine" (also directed by Soderbergh...
As ardent readers of Gestalten's stellar art and design books, we've been wanting to visit their storefront, Gestalten Space, ever since it opened last year in Berlin. Tucked away in a cobblestone alley in Mitte, Gestalten Space sells the imprint...
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Berlin
A combination art gallery and hair salon, L'atelier Friseur is the brainchild of French hairstylist Julie Monin, who moved to Berlin five years ago from London. Three years ago, noticing a lack of distinct stylists in Berlin, Monin chose to open...
Cy Twombly & The School of Fontainebleau
It's hard to imagine that Cy Twombly, with his canvases composed of angry scratch marks and messy swathes of paint, would have been influenced by 16th-century French painting. But the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin's leading modern art museum, proposes...
You can't spit in Berlin without landing on something of historic interest, and the site of Pauly Saal—the new restaurant opened by the team behind the well known Grill Royal—is no different. The former Jüdische Mädchenschule...
The Factory of Dreams
Unless you grew up watching telenovelas (AKA Mexican soaps), you might not be familiar with Corazones Al Limite (Hearts' Limit) or Amarte es mi Pecado (Loving You is My Sin), but unlike their American counterparts these daytime dramas are a huge...
Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill
Hundreds of books have been written about Winston Churchill, most of which focus on his military service and his leadership during both World Wars, but none assess his personal style like Barry Singer does in "Churchill Style: The Art of Being...
Scout Regalia Bikes
Just one floor up from "Scale," Cool Hunting's curatorial contribution to Noho Design District at the Standard Hotel, the work of 12 West Coast designers was on view in the "Hotel California" exhibition. Among the group was Scout Regalia, a multidisciplinary...
Black and Blanco
The Black and Blanco Sandcastle cookies are so rich and buttery, it's hard to believe there's actually no butter in them. There's also no wheat, refined sugars, trans fat, dairy, cholesterol, preservatives, eggs or GMOs. They're inspired by the...
Initially catching our eye at the recent NADA NYC fair, Michael Bauer has made an impression in the European art market for years with his energetically moody compositions. The German artist recently set up shop in New York, and in celebration...
Off the Wall
In our second look at NADA's first annual art fair in New York City, we take a step back from the white gallery wall and focus on some of the more colorful, sculptural showings. Materials like hair, blood, crystals, broccoli and fake fur had us and...