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Inside the Festival d’été de Québec, 2018
No amount of photography can truly capture what it means to attend the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). Stretching across sprawling riverside parks and, at times, tucked within the intimate stages of Québec City, the multi-venue indoor/outdoor happening...
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LA
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LEICA GALLERY
MYNXII WHITE
Mynxii White's "Revolt" at Leica Gallery, LA
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick It is an impossible feat to document—or to know, name or even catalog—all of the resisters whose actions led to revolutions, both big and small. And yet some of these women have left a personal impact on photographer...
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ListenUp
070 Shake: I Laugh When I'm With Friends But Sad When I'm Alone "I Laugh When I'm With Friends But Sad When I'm Alone" succeeds in delivering a wildly lovably, relatable experience while demonstrating New Jersey rapper/singer 070 Shake's singular...
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London's Art Night 2018
Cities are in a constant state of flux as new neighborhoods are developed, gentrification quickly changes areas and demographics, and people come and go. There are few cities where the old and the new live side by side quite as much as in London...
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POOLSIDE
Poolside's Summertime Playlist for Cool Hunting
Celebrating the official start to summer and their tour (on now through September) Poolside made a CH-exclusive playlist for the warmer months. Spanning several genres and eras, the selection of songs includes everybody from Ashford & Simpson to the...
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Christelle de Castro's "Citizens of the Bowery" on the citizenM Bowery
The citizenM Bowery rises many stories above its neighbors on the iconic Lower Manhattan street. With this height, the latest hotel in the citizenM portfolio pays tribute to the community around it—one of artists and shopkeepers, students and multi...
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W Hotels "Wake Up Call" Music Festival Official Playlist
Back in 2016, W Hotels threw the inaugural Wake Up Call music festival on the grounds of the W Scottsdale. It was the first music festival to take place entirely on hotel grounds, and it made use of every amenity the location could offer. This...
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DETOX YOUR HOME
CHRISTINE DIMMICK
THE GOOD HOME COMPANY
Detox Your Home With Christine Dimmick's Insights
Since 1995 Christine Dimmick has been delivering on her mission of creating a healthier home. Today the founder and CEO of The Good Home Company offer a range of cleaning, scents, gifts and more—including her latest book—has a mission that's two...
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BRAYDON SZAFRANSKI
Poolside: "Feel Alright Nashville" Premiere
When Poolside released Heat last year, the duo's knack for crafting super-catchy, sunny disco-pop was (once again) confirmed. That "daytime disco" vibe is perhaps most reflected in the gloriously infectious and breezy "Feel Alright," which has just...
ONE GRAND BOOKS
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AARON HICKLIN
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EMILY WILSON
One Grand Books' Deep Water Literary Festival
Dispel previous conceptions of what comprises a literary festival; Deep Water is not what you think it is. Presented by One Grand Books founder (and Out magazine editor-in-chief) Aaron Hicklin, the literary gathering aims to celebrate books and...
AYOWA
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Premiere: "Alt Det Du Ku" by AyOwA
A dreamy electric charge channels through "Alt Det Du Ku," the latest singe—and music video—from Danish duo AyOwA. There's a balanced power pulsing alongside, driven by moody synths and vocals that are so alluring it becomes easy to forget they...
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Kanye West's Project Wyoming Listening Tour Hits Williamsburg
by Michael Tommasiello It’s not every day that an artist turns his album listening party into a nationwide tour, but then again, Kanye West is not an average artist. While the world waited for the release of Ye, West, with the help of famed content...
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LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Queer Biennial 2018: What if Utopia
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Running through Pride month in Los Angeles, the third incarnation of the Queer Biennial is currently underway, bringing together artists from around the world to activate the city’s communities through LGBTQ+ art. Set...
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ATELIER KISSARIA
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ABDELGHANI BOUZIAN
CH Edition Morocco: Art Exhibition in Tanger
Walking past a shimmering Abdelghani Bouzian sculpture into an exhibition of pieces you've selected to convey stories you, yourself, are in the midst of learning feels unlike any other experience. As a lifestyle publication, we oftentimes get to understand...
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Kickstarter + For Freedoms' 50 Billboards in 50 States
Known as "The 50 States Initiative," an epic artistic undertaking has started its funding process now on Kickstarter. The brainchild of For Freedoms, an artist-led non-profit organization founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, the initiative...
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Interview: Artist Richard Woods on "Upgrade" at Skip Gallery
Housing and houses are an English obsession—the old adage "an Englishman’s home is his castle" still holds true for many, and the failure of millennials to get on the property ladder, as well as the increase of homelessness in major UK cities, are...
TED 2018
TED TALKS
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HEALTH
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SCIENCE
PHILOSOPHY
TED 2018: Emily Levine's "How I Made Friends With Reality"
Somehow, beginning her TED Talk "How I Made Friends With Reality" by announcing she has stage four cancer, yet making the entire crowd laugh, the inimitable and charming Emily Levine immediately hooks her audience. The writer/philosopher/comedian...
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Crude, Alluring and Complex: Marilyn Minter at LA's Regen Projects
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For her third solo show at LA's Regen Projects (open now through 23 June), NYC-based artist Marilyn Minter is again exploring dichotomies—from the beautiful and the grotesque to glamour and grit—the show is seductive...
BOOKS
EMPATHY
BUSINESS
CULTURE
WORK
TECHNIQUES
LEADERSHIP
Michael Ventura's "Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership"
For some 15 years, we have been fans and friends of Michael Ventura—founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, whose entire working process is based on Applied Empathy, a methodology that strengthens empathetic minds and brings together insight and action, resulting...
BALI
ART
PUBLIC ART
OUTDOOR ART
SCULPTURES
POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
POTATO HEAD BALI
LIINA KLAUSS
INDONESIA
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OCEAN PLASTIC
Art Activist Liina Klauss' Sculpture From 5,000 Salvaged Flip-Flops
Even in the idyllic dreamscape of Bali, marine pollution—and ocean plastics—strangle and destroy natural beauty. To draw continued attention to this plight, Bali's Potato Head Beach Club called upon German-born artist and activist Liina Klauss to build...
BEYOND THE STREETS
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ROGER GASTMAN
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Go "Beyond The Streets" In Los Angeles
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick It’s hard to speak about Los Angeles' "Beyond The Streets" without mentioning "Art In The Streets," the landmark 2011 MOCA show that surveyed the world of graffiti and street art. Both incorporate big names in the game...
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"Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier" at London Design Museum
Master couturier, the beloved Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November 2017, but was already working on his retrospective at the London Design Museum. Now, the stunning exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” is open to the public and showcases some...
ALEX RASMUSSEN
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NEAL FEAY
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ALUMINUM
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SANTA BARBARA
Studio Visit: Neal Feay Designer, Alex Rasmussen
Not many individuals consider or work with one sole material, but this is precisely what high-end fabricator Alex Rasmussen—of Neal Feay Studio—does with anodized aluminum. Growing up in his grandfather’s aluminum factory (located in a coastline alcove...
TED 2018
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ROBOTICS
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INSPIRATION
TED 2018: Why You Should Make Useless Things
In a charming and humorous talk from TED 2018, maker and robotics enthusiast Simone Giertz does more than share her wacky and "useless" inventions; she explores the ways in which failure and performance anxiety can be embraced and overcome. While...
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RISK Recreates His Venice Pavilion Work for "Beyond The Streets"
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick One of the finest moments of the "Beyond The Streets" exhibition is a tagged seating area at the end of the show. Featuring concrete, circular park seats, paint-covered walls along with alien turrets scattered around...
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