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Phuong-cac Nguyen

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
LATIN AMERICA
MAD MUSEUM
NYC
NEW TERRITORIES
BRAZIL
RECYCLED ART
UPCYLING
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
In a first-ever comprehensive look stateside, NYC's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is getting ready to launch "New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America” on 4 November 2014. The exhibition showcases the work of over...
FASHION
HELLO KITTY
JAPAN
JAPANLA
KAWAII
LA
MOCA
THE SIMPSONS
HELLO KITTY CON 2014
SANRIO
WOMENSWEAR
JapanLA Merges The Simpsons + Hello Kitty
Let the clamoring begin, because it very well may be one of the cutest—and most surprising—combos in history. A year after Sanrio and Twentieth Century Fox announced the The Simpsons and Hello Kitty brand licensing opportunities in anticipation of...
ACTIVISM
AI WEIWEI
CHINA
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
INSTALLATIONS
SAN FRANCISCO
ARTISTS
Ai Weiwei: @Large
The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco. After ferry-goers disembarked boat, it was clear who was there to see political dissident Ai Weiwei’s new show, @Large...
DTLA
LOS ANGELES
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
DESIGN
SHOPPING
STORES
Scandinavian Design at Austere, Downtown Los Angeles
It was an old auto showroom sitting empty at 9th Avenue and Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, but as soon as brand consultant Fredrik Carlström—who originally hails from Sweden and now lives in New York—laid his eyes on it, he quickly knew it...
BOOKS
CULTURE
DESIGN
LUXURY
POLITICS
TRAVEL
BRAZIL
INTERVIEWS
Adriana Kertzer: Favelization
Plastic furniture ubiquitous at cheap botecos in Brazil made to look like they were riddled with bullets (and sold at high-design prices), a chair created from wood scraps that was inspired by discarded furniture designers once saw in a favela...
DESIGN
JEWELRY
SKETCHES
BALLOONS
DIAMONDS
DISEGNO GIOIA
LUXURY
SUSTAINABILITY
Disegno Gioia
On paper, self-taught jewelry designer Guiliano Capogrossi Colognesi has all it takes for his company, Disegno Gioia, to be successful. He presents beautiful and creative design concepts and has a working website on which to showcase them, but the...
BRAZIL
CAFE
COFFEE
COFFEE SHOP
FARMING
SUSTAINABLE
PACKAGING
SAO PAULO
Martins Cafe
Inside the colorful cardboard boxes by Martins Cafe, you'd expect to find retro wind-up toys. However, once you tear off a flap from the robot-printed package you're hit with the rich smell of ground coffee instead. The unexpected element marks...
ART
BOUTIQUE
DESIGN
LOS ANGELES
WORKSHOPS
MODERN
Poketo Store
Eight years after Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan of Poketo moved from San Francisco to LA, they've fulfilled their dream to open a store for their successful business. Located in the downtown Arts District, the newly opened 4,000-square-foot boutique...
ANTHONY BURRILL
GRAPHIC DESIGN
KEMISTRY GALLERY
LONDON
SãO PAULO
WORKSHOPS
How to Say the Most With the Least
Earlier this year, Sao Paulo-based workshop group Mesa & Cadeira invited renowned British graphic designer Anthony Burrill—known for his print works featuring simple but bold sayings—to the megapolis to lead a weeklong session with 12...
BIKES
CYCLING
DESIGN
FIXIES
OPENINGS
RETAIL
SHOPS
Tokyobike London
One of our favorite cult bike brands, tokyobike, just threw a housewarming party and customized-bike exhibit to inaugurate its new outpost in London's Shoreditch neighborhood. Londoners can now buy these lightweight, 22lb bikes directly from the...
ART
DRAWING
GALLERIES
SHOWS
IPHONE APPS
TECH
iPortraits
Even from a few feet away, you can see the bold strokes that Sao Paulo artist Roberto Lautert applies to his portraits of iconic art figures, but step closer and you'll notice that brush lines are strangely missing. That's because there were...
BARBICAN
BAUHAUS
EXHIBTIONS
INTERVIEWS
LONDON
RETROSPECTIVES
SCHOOLS
Bauhaus: Art as Life
Beginning tomorrow, London's Barbican Art Gallery will kick off a several-month-long Bauhaus-themed exhibit—the UK's largest in four decades—in Bauhaus: Art as Life. The 400-piece show will cover a wide swathe of topics, from art (paintings...
LIFESTYLE
INTERVIEWS
FOOD
EXHIBITIONS
COLLABORATIONS
CHOCOLATE
ART
The Art of Cooking
Our relationship with food knows no end, as we elevate it to divine status, play with it, turn it into nonconventional formats and even demand that it entertains us. This intimacy provides the theme behind The Art of Cooking, a group art exhibition...
EXHIBITIONS
DESIGNERS
ANATOMY
BRAZIL
FURNITURE
JEWELERY
Factory
Like the results of mineralization—when organic sources meet and meld with other substances that then embody the form of the original—artists Chen Chen and Kai Williams' cross-sectioned pieces interpret what happens when the mountains...
ARTIST PROFILES
BRAZIL
CRAFT
MOTION GRAPHICS
PAPER
POP CULTURE
Ricardo Filomeno
Having just sold his first framed piece and a short-film project getting underway, Sao Paulo-based Ricardo Filomeno is poised to turn his whimsical papercraft hobby into a profession. Filomeno and his girlfriend, art director Carol Bella, who also...
BRAZIL
INSTAGRAM
SOCIAL MEDIA
STORES
FASHION
PHOTOGRAPHY
VINTAGE
B. Luxo Instagram Fashion Editorial
Here's one of the more ingenious ways we've seen people use Instagram: instant fashion editorial. Paula Reboredo and Gil França, the couple behind Sao Paulo vintage store B. Luxo, have come up with a way to market their goods and get a response...
ARTISANAL
COFFEE
SUSTAINABLE
BRAZIL
CAFES
SOUTH AMERICA
SAO PAULO
Coffee Lab
While the U.S. is going through an artisanal coffee movement, Brazil—already the world's largest producer of coffee—is seeing a revolution of its own, with shops like Sao Paulo's new Coffee Lab at its center. Working with one roasting...
ALCOHOL
ARTIST PROFILES
COMPETITION
EXHIBITIONS
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
CHINA
Tiger Translate Beijing: Double Vision
Following an event in Hanoi earlier this year, Tiger Beer brought its free art and music series, Tiger Translate, to Beijing. The most recent installment brought together artists from East and West to collaborate on the theme of the metropolis. This...
ART
CERAMICS
DESIGN
HOME
OP ART
VIDEO
Core Deco
From what we've seen from Matt W. Moore, the Portland, Maine-based artist behind MWM Graphics, he leaves no question that he's rabidly productive. And now, he's taking his signature "Vectorfunk" optical artwork one step further into a new dimension...
CINEMA
CONTEMPORARY
EXHIBITIONS
INSTALLATIONS
BRAZIL
INTERACTIVE
MUSEUM
SãO PAULO
Nova 4th Edition
While queuing at the Nova contemporary art event Nova in São Paulo recently, a handful of half-masked ninjas went to work scribbling on nearby glass walls. The live-art act by the collective Ros Dolan and the Gang kicked off a lineup of free...
BRAZIL
CONFERENCES
DESIGN
ARCHITECTURE
GRAPHIC DESIGN
SãO PAULO
Boom SP Design
Already in its fourth edition, the annual São Paulo conference Boom SP Design is evolving quickly—much like the Brazilian designers that it helps to bring to international attention. Inviting boldface names to participate in the cultural...
ACCESSORIES
BRAZIL
FASHION
JEWELRY
SãO PAOLO
STYLE
Caligrafia
Already known for colorful furniture and art pieces reflecting his homeland's diverse culture, Brazilian industrial designer Rodrigo Almeida recently designed his first jewelry collection called "Caligrafia" for São Paulo jewelry shop Aria...
BARS
BRAZIL
DINING
FASHION
HOTELS
SHOPPING
SAO PAULO
CH Local: São Paulo
Our newest installment for the Cool Hunting Local section, the São Paolo guide features ten of the best "jumping-off" points for those visiting the tropical city. Here is a taste of the insider tips we feel will help you prepare for a memorable...
CHAIRS
COLLABORATIONS
DENIM
DESIGN
FASHION
FURNITURE DESIGN
MODERNISM
G-STAR
Prouvé RAW
Prouvé RAW, G-Star's latest collaboration in promoting its creative approach to other fields outside of clothing, links the denim brand with modernist Jean Prouvé's furniture designs. Two years ago, the Amsterdam-based company approached...
ART FAIRS
ART PROJECTS
ASIA
COLLABORATIONS
STREET ART
Tiger Translate Hanoi
As the cultural center of Vietnam, Hanoi recently made the ideal location to kick off Tiger Beer's latest event in its free art and music series, Tiger Translate. With more than half of the country's population born after 1975, the theme focused...
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