Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba 2015
Right after visiting Cuba in June of of 2013, we started planning Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba. We knew that any trip to Cuba would be special, but when dates were finally announced for the 12th Bienal de la Habana for May 2015, we committed to exploring...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Cornell Renames Institute After Carl Sagan Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots is being renamed the Carl Sagan Institute: The Pale Blue Dot and Beyond in honor of the late astrophysicist and former Cornell faculty member. After Sagan...
The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes...
Solange: Crush (Don't Fight the Feeling)
For our first #PrivateJam—our new series of songs pulled from a guest selector's current rotation for its slightly embarrassing appeal—DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin offered up Solange's 2002 single, "Crush." Originally featured on Solange's aptly...
Oliver: Night Is On My Mind
An elderly man in light-up sneakers pushing a cart filled with classic '80s gadgets nearly steals the limelight in Oliver's video for "Night Is On My Mind," the LA-based duo's "after-midnight anthem" from their new Fool's Gold EP Mechanical. The downtempo...
Los Zafiros: Un Nombre De Mujer
Cuban doo-wop: Who knew! Apparently a lot of people. But for those who, like us, aren't familiar with Los Zafiros—a band from the '60s often compared with the Beatles in regards to timing and fame—have a listen to "Un Nombre De Mujer" and relish in...
HAIM: The Wire The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to...
HAIM: The Wire
The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to Fleetwood Mac and...
Cults: I Can Hardly Make You Mine
Cults' glockenspiel-heavy track "Go Outside" landed the NYC-based band on every summer mixtape when it was released in 2011. And while the glimmering sound of bells is present in "I Can Hardly Make You Mine"—the freshly released track off their forthcoming...
From the Library: No Waste
Design isn't always about showrooms and industry idols. Beautiful objects show up wherever there's ingenuity and an appreciation of aesthetics. High or low, you either get it or you don't. Of all the books on the always-relevant topic, "Pentagram...
Sofia Maldonado: Skate My Patria
Brooklyn-based artist Sofia Maldonado sees the world from the point of a 32-inch deck on four wheels, exploring the counter culture surrounding skateboards in much of her work. The muralist and painter transforms abandoned swimming pools into fantastical...
I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition
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