DETROIT DESIGN WEEK
Wasserman Project's Vibrant New Detroit Arts Space
On 25 September 2015—in the midst of Detroit Design Week—a new 5,000 square-foot multimedia arts centered opened its doors for the first time. This interdisciplinary hub, containing a gallery, performance venue and more, is known as Wasserman Projects...
Premiere: "Lover Knows" by Steady Sun
Brooklyn band Steady Sun is made up of quite a few passionate music nerds. Frontman Dylan Nowik met drummer Andrew Emge at NYU while they both pursued music studies, while fellow NYU alum and bassist Danny Rose owns his own recording studio in...
Interview: Photographer Sophie Bramly on "Walk This Way"
Walking through Paramount Pictures Studios during the Paris Photo show in Los Angeles earlier this spring revealed photography both vintage and new, as well as literal and abstract. Tucked into a corner of "New York Street" backlot, specialty bookshop...
101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die
While listicles can sometimes feel like lazy writing, the book "101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die" from Spanish illustrator and music lover Ricardo Cavolo is anything but. Inside, he dedicates two pages to each artist who has had an impact on...
2015 New York Art Book Fair
The 10th anniversary edition the New York Art Book Fair, hosted by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, felt more focused and streamlined than ever, yet still featured over 370 booksellers, publishers, artists and institutions from 28 countries...
HANNAH: A Magazine Celebrating Black Women
Qimmah Saafir founded her magazine HANNAH (now funding on Kickstarter) not purely from passion, but also necessity. Saafir believes that, while a narrative around black women exists, it's not diverse, wholly inclusive or voiced by the women themselves...
700 Nimes Road: An "Indirect Portrait" of Elizabeth Taylor
Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, "700 Nimes Road" is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's home (her "private sanctuary") and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept...
ART FOR LOVE
Moncler + amfAR's Art for Love Auction
Alpine outerwear brand Moncler is no stranger to hosting events above and beyond the already high expectations of New York Fashion Week. This season, however, in place of future-forward operas and shifting couple-based performance art, the label...
Micah Spear's Sealed Contents Art Series
Artists have long toyed with the idea of value. From vision to materials, all artistic media begs to be considered for what it is as a whole—or what it is not. With his #SealedContents series, designer and artist Micah Spear subverts the value...
Vinyl Me, Please at Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel has always been hospitable to the arts—such as when they invited art collectives to live in Ace rooms during last year's Fashion Week for a program called "Sleep / Walk". Adding yet another thoughtful element to the overall cultural...
Studio Visit: Margot Bowman
Digital artist and designer Margot Bowman, one of the founders of the ever-fascinating GIF art project 15 Folds, shares a studio in an airy warehouse building in the Dalston neighborhood of east London. Always intrigued by artists and their workspaces...
Interview: Artist Polly Nor
Polly Norton’s female characters are as 21st century as they come: fun-loving, unabashedly sexual, and doing whatever the hell they want—whether that is hanging out with devils, being devils, lazily sex surfing, or having some fun with lava lamps...
Jack Bevan of Foals' End of Summer Playlist for Cool Hunting
Celebrating their new album release—What Went Down—and the Labor Day long weekend in the US, we asked Foals' drummer Jack Bevan to make an end of summer playlist for Cool Hunting. As he explains, "In an end of summer playlist, I look for music which...
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
Premiere: "Turnstile" by Lionlimb
Nashville-based guitarist Stewart Bronaugh put his music project Lionlimb on hold to join Angel Olsen’s backing band for her 2014 album Burn Your Fire For No Witness and on tour. Now, after recruiting fellow tourmate and Brooklyn-based drummer...
What We're Reading: Music Books
After you've listened to album after album on Spotify, recovered from a weeknight concert, bombasted by music at the local bar, it's sometimes nice to let the ears rest. There's still another way to get your music fix, however—in the form of bound...
Converse Rubber Tracks Studio Takeover
While in Boston for the launch of Converse's Chuck Taylor IIs, we had an opportunity to step into the brand's Rubber Tracks recording studio. More than beautiful, the acoustically attune facility sports some of the best equipment around—all available...
Kinfolk Brooklyn's 'I Know You Know' Exhibition
There are countless ways to propose a dialogue on the vast notion of identity. With "I Know You Know," a new group art exhibition at Brooklyn's Kinfolk, ambiguity stands as the entry point for discussion. Characters are referenced, and even investigated...
Interview: National Geographic Photographer, Stephen Alvarez
Few people know about the power of image-making as well as a National Geographic photographer. While the final photographs published in the glossy pages of the yellow-bordered magazine speak a thousand, powerful words, the people behind the lens are...
Caffeinated Podcasts with Cat & Cloud
The world of specialty coffee can be more than just a little intimidating—with curiosity getting permanently trampled by someone's exclusive attitude or technical lingo. Armed with the mission of making their craft more democratic and engaging...
LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER
CH25: Latoya Ruby Frazier
For over 12 years, visual artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has been exploring America’s economic future by looking at a present-day microcosm—through a very personal lens. The talented TED Fellow has captured and compiled photos and videos of her hometown...
LEOPOLDINE HUYGHUES DESPOINTES
CH25: Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes
Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes is a multi-talented and motivated 24 year old. From her role as an actress and producer in the short film "Atlantic Avenue" to showing work at Sundance and the Tribeca Film Festival, she has already made her mark...
GastroMagic at Outside Lands, SF
In its eighth year, SF's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park has grown to be a weekend that celebrates music, comedy, art, design and conservation—along with food and drink. This year Django Django, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and...
POP UP BOOKS
Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery” Pop-Up Book
German born, UK-based artist Alma Haser’s popular, mind-bending project “Cosmic Surgery” consists of portraits that have been enhanced—and made considerably stranger—by the addition of origami shapes. Haser initially made the origami masks to use...
CH25: Kathleen Supové
Photos of flaming grand pianos and vintage uprights smashed to smithereens. YouTube clips of Liberace sledgehammering his ivories on “The Monkees” variety hour. Kathleen Supové gets a kick out of all of it, and thanks you very much, friends and...