MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA
"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...
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'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...
THAMES AND HUDSON
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 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
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
"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...
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...
"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 MOTOR COMPANY
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 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...
MAKING IRRATIONAL RATIONAL
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
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...
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...
ADAM J KURTZ
Adam J Kurtz's "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time"), and it's very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing...
CULTURE LAB DETROIT
Culture Lab Detroit 2016: Walls
A quick conversation with a Detroiter—one of those born and raised, or transplanted for school who stuck around after, and even the ones who sought out inexpensive real estate and a fresh start later in life—reveals (regardless of how bold or subtle...
CULTURE LAB DETROIT
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT
Gary Simmons' Music Fly-Poster Installation for Culture Lab Detroit
There's no denying Detroit's rich musical history and its global impact on both singers and songwriters. This was one element touched upon when we last attended Culture Lab Detroit—a multi-day, multi-venue forum on actionable design and creativity...
ROCK THE BOAT
BRENN ET CESAR
Premiere: Brenn + Cesar Remix Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat"
After years entrenched in the Parisian house music scene, brothers Brenn and Cesar moved their DJ act stateside (and launched a successful club night series, Lastlight). Appropriately named Brenn & Cesar, the group debuts here their first single...
TEDxHollywood 2016: Technology vs Humanity
Organized by Ken Hertz and Dan Adler, TEDxHollywood 2016 will focus on technology and humanity—specifically the dichotomy in which they exist. With thoughtful speakers, performances, exhibits and interactive sessions, the day will inspire as only...
The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Writer and illustrator, Ella Frances Sanders' new book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" is a charming collection of idioms that get lost in translation. The kinds of phrases you don't often hear in traditional language lessons, these are the sayings...
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL
Creative Time + Pedro Reyes' "Doomocracy" at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For anyone unfamiliar with the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, statistics help paint a clear picture. Built back in 1917, it's over 95 acres of land, warehouses, cargo and docks in South Brooklyn. There are similarities here to the Brooklyn...
SHOREDITCH DESIGN TRIANGLE
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Emily Forgot's "Neverland" Exhibition at KK Outlet Gallery, Shoreditch
It's a bold move to invoke the mythical name of Neverland. For many, it already brings substantial associations pertaining to youth and imagination. And yet, graphic artist Emily Forgot (a moniker adopted by multidisciplinary artist and designer Emily...
Artist Bosco Sodi's "Malpaís"
Inhabiting a building that was recently a boutique and is now a temporary exhibition space, Bosco Sodi’s work transforms the light-filled space into an otherworldly place. Greeting us at the door, Sodi looks around at the organic forms as if seeing...
CH GLOBAL SPIN
CH Global Spin: Pollalla Toy Museum, Seoul
by Karen Day Whether you're hunting Pokémon, a Kevin McAllister doll, vintage Star Wars action figures, old-school Korean toys or the obscure Alyssa Milano album, the Pollalla Toy Museum in Seoul has you covered, and then some. This hidden Hongdae...
KIDS BOOKS FOR ADULTS
FUTURE OF FOOD
Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
JAMES BARRON ART
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier
In the idyllic town of Kent, Connecticut—a little over two hours north of NYC by car—the James Barron Art gallery will host an exhibition of uncommon socio-political importance. "Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas...
ATHLETIC MODEL GUILD
Bob Mizer's Two-Volume "AMG: 1000 Model Directory"
Taschen's forthcoming "Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory" two-volume tome is far more than a collection of over 1000 hunky, near-nude bodybuilders and celebrities. (Though, that's definitely part of the allure.) Within both volumes, one bears witness...