Including 15 books and over 250 myths, Ovid's "Metamorphoses" is a true classic—one many of us may feel a little shameful about, for not having read it yet. The clever and energetic poetry links mythical stories (like Pygmalion and the fall of Troy...
Interview: David Chipperfield
Sir David Chipperfield is decidedly one of the most globally recognized personalities in architecture and design. His award-winning work has been recognized many times over for its simplicity and clarity of vision, and recently, he was appointed...
Elvis Presley: That's All Right
On what would have been his 80th birthday this week, Elvis Presley's first-ever recording was auctioned off for $300,000. Though many fans may not know this ballad—called "My Happiness"—it was an essential stepping stone in his career. Presley had...
Pheasant Edition Backgammon
An exceptional tribute to the oldest recorded board game in existence, this backgammon set features a hand-lacquered photographic feather playing field encased in Zebrano wood. Duel using pieces made of antique gold and black aluminum, with laser-cut...
Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
A few years ago, we profiled the ICON 4X4 Bronco on a trip to Los Angeles. For our Rare Discoveries Series with The Macallan, we returned to Jonathan Ward's exceptional shop to explore the journey of one of his newer projects: the Derelict Series...
Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Mold
Chill your whisky or other beverage with this slow-melting ice cube, shaped like the Death Star.
Pot Leaf Chess Set
Expand your mind in multiple dimensions with a game of pot leaf chess. The 32 pieces come in the shapes of bongs, bowls, joints, pot leafs and more.
Harold Burrage: You Eat Too Much
'Tis the season in the USA, when it's time to gather around, give thanks and load up our plates. Holiday tunes of the Thanksgiving variety are in short order, but thanks to the Chicago blues and soul singer Harold Burrage, we have a track to toast...
With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations...
Created by celebrated Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1955, the Tongue Chair was originally designed for the Munkegaard School outside Copenhagen (which Jacobsen also designed). The chair was sold briefly in the '80s, but then went out...
Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)
English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off. Hopkins released his Asleep Versions EP this week, a 25-minute...
Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
We recently had the pleasure of meeting iconic rocker Iggy Pop, who told us a range of contemporary acts he enjoys listening to—a rowdy group that includes G.O.A.T., Ice Age, Black Lips and Sleigh Bells. But, he tell us, a song that he listens to in...
The Sugarhill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)
Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank from the early '80s rap trio The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this week at just 58 years old after a battle with cancer. The industry pioneer's career began with him as a music manager for hip-hop artists...
Bill Withers: I Can't Write Left-Handed
This week, 11 November marked a commemorative day in which many Western countries paid tribute to the the men and women who bravely served in our armed forces. Their heroic efforts are painstaking and singular in a way that most people will never truly...
Julie London: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg in Paris' Marais district is letting guests take the hotel's lobby "soundtrack" home with a mix compiled by Guillaume Sorge. The artistic director at Red Bull Studios Paris has selected 12 songs to take listeners through different...
Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell) English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off...
Song of the Car: 1970 Cadillac de Ville Convertible
Skip the double decker tour buses. There’s no better way to see elegant Fort Greene, Brooklyn on a sunny fall day than through the wide windshield of a 1970 Cadillac de Ville convertible. Lean back and lean low on leather seats and embrace the essence...
Mick Rock: EXPOSED
Mick Rock's 256-page paperback version of "Exposed" is currently stuck in customs, but that hasn't made the legendary rock'n'roll photographer slow down. As he told us on a tour of his exhibition of the same name—on now at NYC's SUMO Gallery—he...
Song of the Car: 1988 Dodge Diplomat
A car is the ultimate statement piece. Cars say something about the people who drive them—whether their taste veers toward luxury makes that boast performance credentials, modest and reliable “safe” cars, or a more distinctive brand of classic ease...
Maserati Centennial Gathering
Often times, the stories behind companies are something worth knowing, in particular when they talk about passion, intuition, genius, downfalls, and comebacks—and especially when each step is is punctuated with victories. Maserati was born in 1914...
While traveling from Cape Town to north of Pretoria to perform at the Oppikoppi Festival as part of the Red Bull Studios Live program, South African duo Christian Tiger School took a break to select this week's #PrivateJam. The psychedelic hip-hop...
The newly formulated trio DREAMERS is living up to their name, evidenced by the music video for their sweet and easily digestible garage rock single "Wolves." Shot on a Hi8 tape camera from the '90s, the video gives off a campy, gritty aesthetic and...
Imogen Heap: Hide and Seek
The classically trained, Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Imogen Heap is best known for her 1998 album iMegaphone or early oughts songs like "Hide and Seek," but in recent years she's become more synonymous with her interest in modern technology...
Holly Cole Trio: Losing My Mind (Virgin Magnetic Material Feel The Wind Edit)
Virgin Magnetic Material remixes—or perhaps more accurately "reinterprets"—works from classic artists such as Led Zeppelin and David Bowie into completely new experiences. But Tel Aviv-based Shai Vardi also has an ear for unleashing the potential in...
David Bowie: Andy Warhol
Wednesday marked what would have been Andy Warhol's 86th birthday. In addition to his own masterpieces, the Pop Art legend had a hand in creating some of the music industry's most celebrated album covers—like The Velvet Underground's Nico, The Rolling...