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Interview: Photographer Michael Muller
LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for "X-Men Apocalypse" and "Captain America: Civil War" to name a few), but the most fascinating...
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Animals Are Delicious
By Dave Ladd and Stephanie Anderson, "Animals Are Delicious" isn't as brutal as one might think. In fact, the kids' book explains three of the longest food chains within the animal kingdom—in a bright and playful way. Each food chain (terrestrial...
STYLE
Ari Seth Cohen's "Advanced Style: Older & Wiser"
Ari Seth Cohen's delightful and inspirational Advanced Style project exists in many forms—from a documentary to a blog, Instagram and now a second hardcover tome: "Advanced Style: Older and Wiser"—again published by Brooklyn's powerHouse Books. The...
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Dinosaurs Smoking Weed Coloring Book
The very logically named Dinosaurs Smoking Weed Coloring Book is just that—and even comes with crayons. Full of pictures of stoned and smoking dinos, the book also offers a little trivia on how each creature enjoys getting high—whether via bongs or...
CULTURE
This Brutal World
How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words...
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DESIGN
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things
When thinking of architecture most of us don't think of small-scale creations, but there's plenty of design prowess behind these structures. From pet houses to pods to tree houses and sheds, cabins and inflatable structures—there's a little genius...
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Public / Private / Portrait
Mossless was founded in 2009 by Romke Hoogwaerts as a digital platform for interviewing a different photographer every two days. It made the transition into the physical world in the form of artist-made publications, and their fourth issue—a thematic...
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The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook
Art meets science in all types of cooking—but maybe especially so when cooking with cannabis. With over 100 recipes for everything from breakfasts to cocktails, this book is more than just a cooking guide. There is also information on the many varieties...
DESIGN
Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975
Even if you're not a gung-ho car enthusiast, the new hardcover tome "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975" (published by Skira Rizzoli) is a breathtaking, alluring book. The pages inside are full of the most rare, collectible...
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The Universe in Your Hand
Writer and physicist, Christophe Galfard (who was supervised at Cambridge by Stephen Hawking) explains and explores incredibly complex ideas in his book "The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond" but makes it accessible and...
SHOPS
Casa Bosques Librería
Tucked away from the bustle of Calle Córdoba in the hip Roma neighborhood is conceptual bookshop Casa Bosques Librería. With its calming whitewashed interiors, this is a space designed to let magazines stand out and for you to sit down and enjoy. But...
DESIGN
"New Aging" Plans for a Multi-Generational Future
The stigma surrounding aging is not a new phenomenon, but it is one that evolves and changes with the times. For many, it's a fear and with this fear comes judgment. After seven years of research with the University of Pennsylvania, architect Matthias...
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Feelings: Soft Art
With contributions from the likes of Tracey Emin, John Baldessari, Ryan McGinley and more, experimental book "Feelings: Soft Art" explores contemporary art with a focus on emotions and sensual, gut reactions. Via interviews, short essays and (of course...
DESIGN
MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design
Stuart Tolley's (creative director and founder of graphic design studio Transmission) last book “Collector’s Edition” was all about unusual, mind-bending and sometimes over-the-top designs—he also created the striking Artist Cover Bomb series for...
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Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive
Throughout his career, Robert Mapplethorpe archived his extensive output—from his student work to photography, sculptures and jewelry to commercial—and the the resulting collection is quite remarkable. Challenging ideas surrounding censorship, sexuality...
DESIGN
The Story of Emoji
As a former senior writer at Creative Review and the co-founder of London-based illustration agency Outline Artists (and CH contributor), Gavin Lucas’ professional career bridges communication and illustration. That combination makes him well-suited...
FOOD-DRINK
A Collection of Exciting New Booze Books
It seems like just about everyone has a cookbook, cocktail manual or spirits' history guide out on the market. A lot of superb ones cross our path with regularity—from new to old—but some really set themselves apart. Most recently we've been digging...
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From the Founders of Torst and Luksus: Food & Beer
by Adrienne So Due for release in May, "Food & Beer" is a beautifully written and photographed book that—despite its name—is difficult to categorize. It is not strictly a cookbook. While it does contain recipes for nachos and Welsh rarebit...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Donate to Planned Parenthood on Behalf of the GOP with DefundRefund A grassroots fundraising campaign called Defund Refund makes it simple to counteract the GOP’s efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood. The website allows users to easily...
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Link About It: This Week's Pick
1. Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Has Died Few works of fiction have carried as much of a resounding impact as Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Beyond its commercial success, the book introduced an array of beloved characters...
CULTURE
JR's "Can Art Change the World?"
French street artist and activist JR posed a loaded question on stage in 2011, when he was awarded the $100,000 TED Prize: can art change the world? A book of the same name, published by Phaidon and made in close collaboration with JR, gives one of...
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A Wilder Life
Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual...
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