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Richard Galpin: Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)
British artist Richard Galpin is best known for his scalpel-cut photographs of cities, but for his fifth solo exhibition—"Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)"— on now at London’s Hales Gallery, the artist left his old methods behind...
TRAVEL
Aether LA Motorcycle Ride
The inaugural AETHERmoto ride in Los Angeles—hosted by Aether Apparel—was an experiment in urban exploration. Both Aether founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West, are avid riders and have gone on numerous excursions with RawHyde Adventures into the...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth Paris: Bars and Restaurants
by David Graver and Katie Olsen Everybody has a recommendation to offer regarding a trip to Paris; those who have visited "La Ville-Lumière" claim a favorite spot and are ever-eager to share it. Generally, however, they're all quite personal or, on...
TRAVEL
Vantigo San Francisco
Erik and Amy Hormann felt that as a young, entrepreneurial couple, they needed some justification for buying a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van—as if owning a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van wasn't justification alone. With so many on-the-go services...
DESIGN
Budnitz Bicycles No.5
Since its inception in summer 2011, Budnitz Bicycles has garnered a notable following amongst design and cycle enthusiasts alike for their precision-built titanium bikes. Following in the tracks of their first four frame designs, today we see the...
DESIGN
Link About It: This Week's Picks
This Week's LAB is Sponsored by Dos Equis 1. Custom IPhone Collodion Using an antiquated method that's as technical as it is creative, photographer Jake Potts ingeniously turned the glass back of his iPhone into a ambrotype photo. The wet plate...
DESIGN
Summer City Bicycles
Midsummer may very well be the season of the bicycle. With a steady schedule of backyard BBQs, concerts in the park, afternoons at the beach and general meandering about, it's crucial to have the proper warm-weather transportation. To accommodate...
DESIGN
A45 AMG
Announced today and spotted outside Stuttgart, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG marks several new achievements for the performance brand. Following up on the recently launched A-Class, the elegant new compact features all wheel drive, an efficient 2...
CULTURE
Cityscapes
What is a world-class city? This is the question that leads the second issue of the new urban-focused magazine Cityscapes, published by the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities. The center's director and consulting editor of the...
STYLE
Cycle Style vs. Cycle Chic
The North Atlantic Ocean may take hours to cross by plane but when it comes to the infiltration of bicycle culture—and specifically, the urban cycling aesthetic—the distance ceases to exist. Case in point: as we were busy attending the...
CULTURE
Urban Farming Resources
Nearly 12,000 years ago the Neolithic Revolution altered the course of our survival from hunting and gathering to established agriculture. As the world's population concentrates into cities and realization dawns that our resources are limited, we're...
FOOD-DRINK
Urban Farming
More than half the world's population now lives in cities, but when it comes to feeding them, trucking in the necessary amount of food isn't a sustainable process for any metropolis. Growing out of the need for better solutions, urban farming is becoming...
TRAVEL
CH Local: Cape Town
Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. South Africa's Mother City has historically been a harbor destination, beginning with European...
CULTURE
Il Sole sui Tetti
Il Sole sui Tetti (The Sun on the Roofs), a project of contemporary culture and communication, is a citywide installation created by Felice Limosani for Gruppo 24 ORE. This evocative and spectacular event takes place in the heart of the city of Florence...
TRAVEL
Daytum, One Year Later
One year ago we posted about Daytum, Nicholas Felton's iPhone app and website for tracking and visualizing personal data. While I started off 2011 noting everything from eggs eaten to taxi rides, my range of usage narrowed quickly to capturing travel...
CULTURE
Sean Bonner
Sponsored content: Creator, activist and entrepreneur Sean Bonner assumes the cyberpunk intrigue of a character cast in a William Gibson novel one might say. As both a co-founder of L.A.'s hacker haven, Crashspace and regular contributor for BoingBoing...
TRAVEL
Carry On: Josh Rovner
Josh Rovner is the living embodiment of the adage "time is money." As a rider for Clementine Courier he pushes pedals on the pavement regularly, weaving through traffic with the precision of a well-oiled machine, all in the name of delivering packages...
CULTURE
Living in the Endless City
Among all the chatter about the future of urban development, "Living in the Endless City" stands out as a refreshing voice with its collection of clear-eyed info designed to help grapple with the some of the big questions facing today's cities...
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