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BOOKS
CALIFORNIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
PUNK
SURFING
SKATEBOARDING
LOS ANGELES
Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late '60s to the early '80s, "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening" offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer...
ANDY WARHOL
EXHIBITIONS
HERE TODAY
LONDON
CONSERVATION
OLD SORTING OFFICE
London's "Here Today" Exhibition
Enter London's Old Sorting Office (a gigantic space that has previously hosted events like DesignJunction) anytime over the next three weeks, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sounds of wild animals as well as an exciting, carefully curated...
CURRENT EVENTS
DOCUMENTARY
INDEPENDENT FILM
INTERVIEW
PHOTOGRAPHY
REVOLUTION
UKRAINE
Jake Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion
by Chérmelle D. Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these...
ART BASEL
DAYTON
EMERGING ARTISTS
NEW ART
NOSTALGIA
OHIO
STUDIO VISIT
Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong
Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings...
HUMANITY
NPR
STORYCORPS
STORYTELLING
TED
DAVID ISAY
DOCUMENTARIES
HISTORY
TED PRIZE
TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
EXHIBITIONS
INTERVIEWS
MATRYOSHKA
RUSSIAN DOLLS
STREET ART
TEL AVIV
BABUSHKA
Babushka International Art Exhibition, Tel Aviv
by Ross Belfer Russian dolls, otherwise referred to as Matryoshka dolls, or “Babushkas,” are most commonly known as dust-gathering, nondescript ornamental items resting upon your grandmother’s mantel place. But thanks to the forward-thinking artistic...
ABSOLUT
ABSOLUT ART EXCHANGE
ADVERTORIAL
ANDY WARHOL
ARTISTS
COMPETITION
DESIGNERS
LIMITED EDITION
Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MAGAZINES
NATURE
PRINT PUBLICATIONS
SEOUL
AIRBNB
LONDON
PATTERNITY
Pineapple Magazine
To elevate their home-rental business to another platform, today Airbnb introduced their first print publication, playfully entitled Pineapple. With contributions from conventional writers and hosts, the glossy magazine aims to take on the traditional...
CONCERTS
HARPA
ICELAND
ICELAND AIRWAVES
MUSIC FESTIVALS
REYKJAVIK
BANDS
Icelandic Acts at Iceland Airwaves
While only a handful of bands from Iceland have reached global acclaim, that doesn't mean the magnificent island isn't erupting with talent. During the most recent Iceland Airwaves music festival—our first time returning to the multi-venue international...
ART DIRECTION
BIARRITZ
DESILLUSION
FRANCE
MAGAZINES
PHOTOGRAPHY
PRINT MEDIA
SKATEBOARDING
SURFING
Desillusion Magazine Tome III
Though skateboarding and surfing have firm roots in Southern California, the global popularity of skateboarding and surfing continues to desaturate the geographic concentration of each sport's publishing and design centers. In recent years, this...
ADVERTORIAL
ART
ART EDUCATION
CHEFS
DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
EDUCATION
FESTIVALS
FOOD+DRINK
KANYE WEST
LAS VEGAS
LEARNING
LIVE MUSIC
RENAISSANCE HOTELS
Life Is Beautiful Presented by Renaissance Hotels
Advertorial content: Las Vegas is home to a culture all its own—one that's constantly shifting with the passing of time. The Vegas of yesteryear is still alive and well: showgirls roam the streets, Elvis impersonators can be found on the Strip at...
ANNIVERSARY
BIRMINGHAM
ENGLAND
FESTIVALS
FILM
IKON GALLERY
MOVING IMAGE
About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event
It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming...
BOOKS
BRITISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES
INVENTIONS
THAMES & HUDSON
VICTORIAN ERA
Inventions that Didn't Change the World
For every groundbreaking new idea that changes the world as we know it, there are thousands (if not more) that are entirely useless—whether or not they were inspired, clever or even ingenious at their moment of inception. In "Inventions that Didn...
ART
BIKE CULTURE
BIKES
CYCLING
GRAPHIC DESIGN
PRINTS
QUIPS
QUOTES
SINGAPORE
WISDOM
THOMAS YANG
Bikes Meet Art in 100Copies' Cyclism
The merits of cycling have long been pondered and quipped about by everyone from Albert Einstein to Nelson Mandela. Inspired by this vast array of two-wheeled wisdom, Singapore-based creative director Thomas Yang painstakingly worked 300 of these...
ART GALLERIES
FOUND MATERIALS
LONDON
RECYCLED ART
SCULPTORS
SCULPTURE
THE VAULTS GALLERY
WAYNE CHISNALL
EXHIBITIONS
Wayne Chisnall: Dreams of Being Batman
Newly minted London exhibition space The Vaults Gallery is located deep in the underground tunnels below the gigantic Waterloo Station. To enter, pass the skateboarders and street artists tagging the walls of Leake Street, also known as The Tunnel...
ART
BROOKLYN
ENVIRONMENTALISM
EXHIBITS
FORAGING
GARDENING
NYC
SILENT BARN
SURVIVAL
SUSTAINABILITY
Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"
The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is...
BOO-HOORAY
CUT-UPS
EMORY UNIVERSITY
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERIES
POETRY
WILLIAM S BURROUGHS
Cut-Ups: William S. Burroughs 1914 – 2014
In October 1959, artist Brion Gysin sliced through a pile of newspapers that were scattered atop his desk. Taken by their presentation, he began to rearrange the clippings and connect passages in the way he found most humorous. Little did he know...
ARTISTS
PROFILES
SCULPTORS
MAC PREMO
COLLAGE
MULTIMEDIA ART
NYC
VIDEOS
A Profile of Artist Mac Premo
Brooklyn-based Mac Premo aptly self-identifies as an artist and a "stuff-maker." Peering into his studio reveals that the latter is surely a description he lives up to on a daily basis. Premo recently invited Dutch filmmaker Bas Berkhout (now based...
ALBUMS
HENRY WOLFE
INDIE ROCK
LOS ANGELES
MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
INTERVIEWS
FOLK
Henry Wolfe: Encino
Three years have brought out a weathered yet spirited side of Henry Wolfe. While the musician's debut LP Linda Vista (2011) was straightforward, almost too gentle even, with its conventional instrumentation and approach, the two original songs on...
DIY
ELECTRONIC
EXPERIMENTAL
INNOVATION
NYC
PERFORMANCE ART
PHILOSOPHY
SCIENCE FICTION
TECH
THEATER
IMMERSIVE ART
Leave Earth Behind: "The Universe is a Small Hat"
It's not extraordinarily uncommon to dream of packing your belongings, jumping on a spaceship and leaving Earth far, far behind. Motives may differ, from a hope to escape a planet polluted by unpleasantries, to an insatiable desire for adventure...
DOCUMENTARIES
KITRA CAHANA
MONTREAL
PARALYSIS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
TED TALKS
Kitra Cahana's Still Man Artwork
During the most recent TEDMED conference, photographer and documentarian Kitra Cahana delivered an empowering talk on triumph in the face of adversity. Her father, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, suffered a stroke in his brainstem three years ago. Paralysis...
GRAFFITI
HAIFA
ISRAEL
LOCAL ART
STREET ART
COMMUNITIES
CULTURE
INTERVIEWS
URBAN RENEWAL
VENUES
Kartel, a New Street Art and Music Space in Haifa
by Ross Belfer Haifa (Israel’s third largest city) is best known for its historical German Colony, UNESCO-nodded Baha’i Gardens and perhaps the country’s most savory hummus found in the multi-cultural Wadi Nisnas neighborhood. But with these changing...
THE BEAUTY BOOK
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTO BOOKS
NYC
CHELSEA
APPS
TENEUES
INTERACTIVE
INTERVIEWS
Photographer Kenneth Willardt: The Beauty Book
Back in 2003, photographer Kenneth Willardt purchased a corner building in the far west of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood, a hub for the arts and creative industries. Over 10 years later, the space still functions as both his 558 Gallery and a personal...
HACKNEY WICK
LONDON
OUTDOOR ART
PUBLIC ART
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
EAST LONDON
London's Living Walls Public Art
The legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games is still very much alive in East London. After the success of the event itself, which many of the famously cynical Londoners had assumed would cause traffic chaos and be a waste of money, the pride felt when all...
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