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Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion
While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways...
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DEVO
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh's Synth Collection
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVO turned award-winning...
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Dogsledding in the Great White North: PULL
In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film "PULL," Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one...
VIRTUAL REALITY
SUNDANCE
PARK CITY
SUNDANCE 2015
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OCULUS RIFT
VR
Sundance 2015: New Frontier's Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) experiences were highly sought after at this year's Sundance—with New Frontier Exhibitions, the cutting-edge art and storytelling division of the festival, offering an array of otherworldly experiences. There, attendees could...
SHORT FILMS
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SUNDANCE SHORT COMPETITION
Sundance 2015: Rabbit
Of the thousands of applicants at the annual Sundance Film Festival short film competition, only 60 make it into the festival. And, while this year has already provided many standouts, "Rabbit" truly stunned by way of message and execution. The beautiful...
ANIMALS
VIDEOS
SOUTH AFRICA
CONSERVATION
WILDLIFE
RHINOS
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
ADRIAN STEIRN
The Rhino That Should Have Never Been Born
Cape Town-based filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn is no stranger to working with icons. The Australian-born Steirn is known equally for his timeless wildlife images as he is his award-winning portraits of world leaders and cultural figures...
SNEAKERS
MUSIC
ITALY
COLLABORATIONS
SHOES
CULTURE
STYLE
EXPOSITIONS
Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
LONDON
ILLUSTRATION
INTERVIEWS
ART FAIRS
LIGHT DESIGN
EMERGING ARTIST
GEOMETRIC DESIGN
PROJECTION
Amba Sayal-Bennett at the London Art Fair
Part of the fun of the London Art Fair, an annual showcase for modern and contemporary British art, is discovering emerging artists. The Art Projects section of the show is where you’ll find new names from all around the world, as well as homegrown...
WORLD CUP
OLYMPICS
SHORT FILMS
KANYE WEST
MAC PREMO
MILESTONES
YEAR IN REVIEW
Mac Premo's 2014 Year in Review
For a year riddled with milestones, tragedies and epic world events, many of the most important moments will fade from memory and get muddled with time. Thankfully, Brooklyn-based artist and "stuff-maker" Mac Premo co-wrote, directed, shot and edited...
LONDON
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ACE HOTELS
JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW
Joshua Light Show + Inherent Vice at the Ace, Shoreditch
A kaleidoscope of swirling, colorful shapes move up, down and around the windows of The 100 Room at Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel. The shapes come together and float apart, creating bubbles and cascading color explosions that look like fungi and haemoglobin...
NEW YORK
WEBSITES
LOS ANGELES
GALLERY OPENINGS
ART OPENINGS
CULTURAL EVENTS
JENA MALONE
JESS MANAFORT
Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube
Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what's working...
NEWS
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ZEITGUIDE
BRAD GROSSMAN
INSIGHTS
WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
Distilling a Year with the Zeitguide 2015
There's a reason we continue to feature the Zeitguide from Grossman & Partners. Each week, founder and CEO Brad Grossman, and his ever-expanding team, cull through over 2,000 pieces of source material on breaking news, global trends and key topics...
FOOD
BOOKS
HEALTH
EXERCISE
RECIPES
NUTRITION
JUICE
WELLNESS
MEDITATION
EATING
SELF HELP
The New Health Rules
Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary...
DESIGN
INNOVATION
WINTER
SNOW
ADVENTURE
SNOWBOARDS
AMERICAN-MADE
United Shapes Snowboards
Designing for the next Golden Age of snowboarding, United Shapes is a the latest creative venture from Steven Kimura and Peter Sieper, the duo behind NYC-based Owner Operator outerwear. Taking a similar approach in terms of inspiration and attitude...
PHOTOGRAPHY
NORTH CAROLINA
CONVENTIONS
ARTHUR DROOKER
PHOTO SERIES
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
MERMAIDS
Conventional Wisdom: Merfest
Among the many wondrous gatherings we've explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest...
ART
ARTISTS
COLLABORATION
CZECH
DESIGNERS
EXHIBITS
GALLERIES
LIGHT DESIGN
LIGHTING
PRAGUE
Light Infusion at Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague
Artist Jiří Černický and designers Michal Froňk and Jan Němečk—of studio Olgoj Chorchoj—joined forces for "Light Infusion" (an exhibition now on view at Prague's Dvorak Sec Gallery). This collaborative show features the designers' existing lighting...
BOOKS
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NOTTINGHAM
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UK
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HUCK
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PRINT MEDIA
Ideas On Paper
by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London's fashionable...
COMIC BOOKS
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HIP HOP
ILLUSTRATION
INDEPENDENT PRESS
INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS
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ZINES
Valley Cruise Press
Valley Cruise Press is basically a giant middle finger to the tired claim that print is dead. With a sharp eye for exceptional illustration stemming from their own strong talent, Valley Cruise founders Ted Feighan and Ally Quandt have created an...
ART
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
ILLUSTRATORS
NETHERLANDS
PAINTERS
PARRA
ROCKWELL
SKATEBOARDING
Yer So Bad: Dutch Artist Parra's Solo Show
Dutch artist Pieter Janssen aka Parra knows no boundaries in his work. Spanning the past decade, the Amsterdam-based artist has painted, drawn and sculpted his way into galleries across the world, and partnered with the likes of Nike and Stones Throw...
CHV
CONSERVATION
EXHIBITS
LAS VEGAS
NEON MUSEUM
VIDEO
LIGHTING
MUSEUMS
NEON
Cool Hunting Video: Neon Museum
There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring light of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city's light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic "neon boneyard" celebrates artifacts of Las Vegas' native...
ARTISTS
DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
NSFW
NUDES
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY
Odiseo Vol. 5: (Not) Safe for Work
Since our initial introduction to Odiseo just over two years ago, we've been hooked. With each volume, the sophisticated adult publication delivers thought-provoking texts and essays on subjects ranging from art and culture to existentialism, interspersed...
BARS AT WORK
INNOVATIVE SPACES
LOCAL TALENT
ORANGE COUNTY
PHOTO STUDIOS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Wolf Camp Studios, Orange County
by Kohl Crecelius Ryan Haack and Aaron Shintaku (the creative duo behind Foxes and Wolves, an Orange County, CA-based photo and video production agency) are kept busy with their own projects, but couldn't deny seeing a particular growing need within...
EXPERIMENTAL MOVIES
FESTIVALS
FILMS
INDEPENDENT CINEMA
MIAMI
BORSCHT
CROWDSOURCING
TECHNOLOGY
Miami's Borscht 9 Film Festival
With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience, Miami's quasi-annual Borscht independent film and arts festival debuted its ninth installment at the end of December 2014. Unlike other festivals, the...
BOOKS
INSTAGRAM
PUBLISHERS
SOCIAL MEDIA
FASHION
FIRST EDITIONS
RARE BOOKS
USED BOOKS
IDEA Books, London
by Caroline Kinneberg What bookseller has the most popular account on Instagram? Random House, you might guess? It has almost 10k followers, compared to Barnes and Noble's 18k. Maybe more visual brands, like Taschen (20k) or Assouline (23k)? But...
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