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SUN XUN
ART BASEL
AUDEMARS PIGUET
INSTALLATIONS
MIAMI ART WEEK
MIAMI ART WEEK 2016
ART INSTALLATIONS
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
CHINESE ARTISTS
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE UNIVERSE
ART COMMISSIONS
Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun's "Reconstruction of the Universe" for Audemars Piguet
There's no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City...
HAAS BROTHERS
SCULPTURES
WONDERLANDS
FURNITURE
NYC
R AND COMPANY
GALLERIES
EXHIBITIONS
ART EXHIBITIONS
KING DONG COME
The Haas Brother's "King Dong Come" at R & Company
Exceptional exhibitions are often entirely transportive; removing attendees from normalcy and delivering them to otherness. It can be done subtly, of course, but the route artistic duo The Haas Brothers have taken with "King Dong Come" is anything...
SUMMIT AT SEA
CONFERENCES
FESTIVALS
CREATIVE COMMUNITY
CHANGE MAKERS
SUMMIT SERIES
Notes: Processing and Plotting with the Summit Community
Like many of us, I began the day on Wednesday 9 November exhausted, angry and confused. It was an early morning because we hadn't slept well and it was an early morning because Evan and I were catching a flight to Miami to get on the ship for Summit...
NARINDER SAGOO
ARTISTS
INTERVIEWS
LONDON
THUMB DRAWINGS
NORMAN FOSTER
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
IPAD
IPHONE
LONDON UNDERGROUND
PROCREATE
Interview: Artist Narinder Sagoo
Narinder Sagoo has worked at Foster + Partners for 20 years as an architectural illustrator. His hand drawing skills are incredible—he renders rich, precise scenes that bear emotion and story all without backtracking, erasing or changing course. Even...
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
PHOTOS
RIZZOLI
VALERIE PHILLIPS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
YOUTH CULTURE
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
ANOTHER GIRL ANOTHER PLANET
Valerie Phillips' "Another Girl Another Planet"
There are some familiar faces within the pages of photographer Valerie Phillips' latest compilation, "Another Girl Another Planet," published by Rizzoli. And yet, every other face that doesn't belong to a celebrity, model or public figure also feels...
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
EARTH
SATELLITE IMAGERY
BENJAMIN GRANT
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
Benjamin Grant's "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth"
Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant's new book "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth" mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite...
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
JUDIT POLGAR
COMPETITION
CHESS
INTERVIEWS
MAGNUS CARLSEN
NEW YORK CITY
CHESS GRAND MASTERS
Interview: World Chess Championship's Judit Polgar
Despite her myriad accomplishments, including election as the Woman Chess Player of the Century back in 2005, nothing quite sums up the inspirational power of Grand Master Judit Polgar. In the world of chess, she's accrued most important title: from...
SUMMIT SERIES
SUMMIT AT SEA
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
ART
ARTISTS
POLITICAL ART
MIAMI
DONALD TRUMP
RALLIES
WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT
Artist Hank Willis Thomas + Summit at Sea's Political Art
We are in the lead up to one of the most divisive elections in history, and once again Florida happens to be one of the most divided states. It's there, situated around both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rallies, one will find a mobile video and...
OLIVIER LIBAUX
NOUVELLE VAGUE
COVER BANDS
FRENCH BANDS
MUSIC
NEW MUSIC
BOSSA NOVA
Interview: Nouvelle Vague's Olivier Libaux
With yesterday's release of I Could Be Happy, French band Nouvelle Vague—known for over a decade because of their magical covers of classic songs—does the unexpected: they've released original music. That isn't to say their other offerings aren...
INSTANT GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHS
CHARITY
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
INSTAGRAM
SOCIAL MEDIA
INSTANT Gallery
Photographer Alan Gastelum remembers feeling a sense of frustration with the consuming power of social media. Instead of shying away from it, he began to search for a way to create further meaning from the interaction. He wanted to showcase his...
SUMMIT AT SEA
CONFERENCES
SUMMIT SERIES
POWDER MOUNTAIN
BRETT LEVE
JEFF ROSENTHAL
THOUGHT LEADERS
SUMMITS
TRAVEL SUMMITS
INTERVIEWS
Summit Series Sails One More Voyage
This November, the third and final Summit at Sea conference will depart from the Port of Miami, offering a global group of thought leaders a holistic experience unlike any other. One of the flagship events within the Summit Series, the ocean-bound...
BRAD WALSH
SIX INFINITE
INTERVIEWS
MUSICIANS
BANDS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
MUSIC
NEW MUSIC
ALBUM RELEASES
GUERILLA POP
Brad Walsh's "Six Infinite" Album
How often does one press play on a new album and feel as if they're hearing something that defies the genres they've known thus far? It's an uncommon experience—and one that very well might happen upon first listen of Brad Walsh's Six Infinite...
HEADSPACE
ANY PUDDICOMBE
MEDITATION
MINDFULNESS
SELF HELP
BOOKS
GUIDE BOOKS
QUANTIFIABLE SELF
INTERVIEWS
MEDITATION APPS
The Headspace Guide to Meditation + Mindfulness
There's something quite surreal about interviewing someone who speaks to you every day. This was the case when we sat down with Andy Puddicombe, founder of the Headspace meditation app. As daily users of the app, for which Puddicombe vocally guides...
ORAL HISTORIES
CHINESE FOOD
CHINESE CUISINE
MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA
EXHIBITIONS
MUSEUMS
NYC
EXHIBITS
"Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy" at Museum of Chinese in America
The Museum of Chinese in America's latest food-centric exhibition isn't as Instagrammable as, say, the rainbow sprinkle pool at the Museum of Ice Cream's NYC pop-up. Instead, it asks visitors to sit, stick around, and converse—just like one would...
CERAMICS
DESIGN
STUDIO VISITS
DECOR
HOME DECOR
HANDMADE
LOS ANGELES
ECHO PARK
PKK CERAMICS
Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
DOMAINE POMMERY
EXPERIENCE POMMERY
CHAMPAGNE HOUSES
POMMERY
REIMS
FRANCE
CHAMPAGNE
ART EXHIBITIONS
ART INSTALLATIONS
FABRICE BOUSTEAU
EXHIBITIONS
Domaine Pommery's “Gigantesque!” Exhibition
There will be no grapes present on the vines from now until spring, but that's no reason to forego a trip to Reims, France—the heart of the historic Champagne-Ardenne region. Champagne Pommery, on the grounds of their stunning facility, have debuted...
BOOKS
HAUNTINGS
EPIDEMICS
GHOST STORIES
FICTION
NON-FICTION
NOVELS
SHORT STORIES
THAMES AND HUDSON
HALLOWEEN
Six Spooky Books for the Scary Season
Nobody need sacrifice intellectualism for the sake of a good scare. There are many frightening, well-written books—both fiction and non—already out there, of course. But a selection of a new releases has grabbed hold of our attention and their captivating...
IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT
BERLIN
GERMANY
EXHIBITIONS
SIGUR ROS
JACK WHITE
ART EXHIBITIONS
PHOTOGRAPHY
INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY
ALISON MOSSHART
THE KILLS
Impossible Project 8, Berlin
It isn't every day that a new, true Polaroid-format instant camera is born. To celebrate the launch of the I-1 Instant Analog Camera, and eight years of work since purchasing a Polaroid facility, the The Impossible Project launched a three-tiered artistic...
THAMES AND HUDSON
BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
JASON BOULTER
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIA
SKATE SCENES
SKATE CULTURE
GLOBE INTERNATIONAL
HARDCOVER BOOKS
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
CULTURAL DOCUMENTARIES
"Unemployable," 30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street
With over 500 pieces of art—ranging from photography to paraphernalia and illustration—author Jason Boulter delivers an in-depth look at Stephen, Peter, and Matt Hill, the three Australian brothers who would go on to found Globe International. The...
ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
ART EXHIBITIONS
LANA CROOKS
STRANGER FACTORY
SCULPTURE
FABRIC
ALBUQUERQUE
NEW MEXICO
INSTALLATIONS
Lana Crooks' Sculptural Specimens at "All That Remains"
We are in the midst of a season for bewilderment and succumbing to the bizarre (meaning Halloween, though, we suppose the election qualifies, as well). With that in mind, it's quite easy to be taken by the sculptural treasures of artist Lana Crooks...
VANS
SUPERCHIEF GALLERY
ART EXHIBITIONS
TEXTILES
GEORGE CLARK
GROUP SHOWS
DOWNTOWN LA
NSFW
PHOTOWEAVERS
"Soft," an Exhibition of Woven Art
There are artists who use textile development as the medium for their expression and there are those whose work translates well into the woven world. "Soft," a Vans-sponsored exhibition running at LA's Superchief Gallery, focuses on the latter—and...
LINCOLN
LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY
PHOTOGRAPHY
AD CAMPAIGNS
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
Annie Leibovitz Shoots The Lincoln Motor Company's "That's Continental" Campaign
View the campaign in the slideshow above Annie Leibovitz has created ad campaigns for financial services, entertainment, real estate, beer and of course fashion companies, but her “That’s Continental” shoot for the launch of the new Lincoln Continental...
ABSOLUT VODKA
ABSOLUT ART
ART SHOPS
ONLINE GALLERIES
WEBSTORES
EDITIONS
PRINTS
ANDY WARHOL
NAHEMA MEHTA
Absolut Art Launches Stateside
Thirty years ago, Absolut vodka began a partnership with Andy Warhol. The relationship was mutually beneficial, casting the brand into the public consciousness, its bottle into the realm of iconography and offering the artist inspiration and later...
ALCATRAZ
MAKING IRRATIONAL RATIONAL
ART EXHIBITIONS
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
SAN FRANCISCO
PI
SCULPTURES
FOOTBALL
PRISON SENTENCES
SOCIAL JUSTICE
NELSON SAIERS
Nelson Saiers' "Shortening: Making Irrational Rational" at Alcatraz
Every detail of NYC-based artist Nelson Saiers' current exhibition inside San Francisco's Alcatraz (the famous prison turned National Park) carries depths of meaning. Why would an artist string up football jerseys in the numerical order of Pi inside...
FOOD
APPLIANCES
TECH
SUSTAINABILITY
KITCHENS
HOMEWARE
GRUNDIG
COOKING
INNOVATION
Grundig and the Future of Food, Design and Interaction
When it comes to designing and engineering household appliances, one of the most significant issues is energy and water consumption. But the waste of other precious resources (like food) is also the driving force behind Grundig's most recent projects...
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