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Interview: Gorden Wagener, Chief Designer Mercedes-Benz
by Matthew Askari As far as plum roles go in the industry go, being the chief designer for Daimler—parent of luxury stalwart Mercedes-Benz—is nonpareil. The brand’s carefully curated image bridges luxury and lifestyle in a way that others can only...
FOOD-DRINK
Sir Kensington's "Fries of New York" Exhibit
Four years ago, Scott Norton and Mark Ramadan brought Sir Kensington's condiments to life. With so many mustards on the market, the two longtime friends thought, "Why not ketchup?" In the time since, the artisanal operation has grown, finding itself...
CULTURE
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...
CULTURE
A History of Toy and Novelty Cameras
With a tiny computer equipped with a more than capable camera in our pocket, it's difficult to consider a time when such image-capturing devices were a luxury—one generally uninvolved with daily life at that. In fact it wasn't until the 1960s, when...
CULTURE
"Say it Ain't Southern"
by Chermelle Edwards Fascinated with train culture and its resulting, reclusive history, Will Rhoten finds himself in the American crossroads of Dallas, Texas. Here, using Instagram as a tool, Rhoten documents the often unnoticed drawings and tags...
CULTURE
Wild Life Press + Table of Contents
Steve Terry is the man behind Wild Life Press, an independent publisher that creates limited edition books (among other things, like a lookbook and even a flexi disc) working in close conjunction with the artist or subject. And by "close," Terry...
CULTURE
Generation Soccer
Some 20 years ago, US soccer was more closely tied to orange slices and minivans than to the intense passion for the sport seen nearly everywhere else in the world. Now, with excitement for the World Cup reaching new heights, we took a look at what...
CULTURE
Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders
Motorcycle culture has always held a place in American society and—thanks to iconic films like "The Wild Ones," "Stone" and "Easy Rider"—the concept of the outlaw biker has continued to intrigue those with wayward inclinations. With one hand on the...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Helen Levi
As a deeper appreciation and understanding of craftsmanship continues to permeate our culture, it becomes more and more challenging as a consumer to identify value—something that is now more often about personal appeal, rather than price. When holding...
CULTURE
Zeitguide 2014
Culled from 370 pieces of source material, this year's Zeitguide—an almanac for the ever-changing zeitgeist—from Grossman & Partners delivers unparalleled insight into the direction we're all moving. Produced by cultural think-tank Grossman & Partners...
DESIGN
Affinity Kissena World Champion Edition Track Bike
Since its founding in 2006, Brooklyn's Affinity Cycles has made quite the name for themselves worldwide thanks to a knack for developing innovative track and road frame designs—not to mention an impressively stocked Williamsburg shop. While each...
CULTURE
Adriana Kertzer: Favelization
Plastic furniture ubiquitous at cheap botecos in Brazil made to look like they were riddled with bullets (and sold at high-design prices), a chair created from wood scraps that was inspired by discarded furniture designers once saw in a favela...
CULTURE
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined
Over this past month, London's distinguished Royal Academy of Arts (RA) witnessed large-scale preparations for one of their most highly anticipated shows, "Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined." The RA's traditional, Beaux-Arts style gallery rooms...
TRAVEL
Birdbnb
Airbnb, a service just five years young, has rapidly become the largest lodging brand in the hotel industry and somehow, it's managed to fly under the radar for so many in the traveling world. The hugely successful, highly unconventional brand hosts...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: The Printed Page
Whether you're looking for the ultimate book for the budding Thomas Jefferson in your life or you simply need to pick up a thoughtful last-minute gift, the printed page is always a solid option. Show how much you care by giving the gift of intellectual...
CULTURE
David Datuna: Viewpoint of Billions
Melding enough types of buzzworthy gadgets to make any technologist drool, NY-based artist David Datuna's new multimedia piece "Viewpoint of Billions" is likely one of the first pieces of art to be specifically created with Google Glass. Building...
DESIGN
Interview: Christian Zentner of Hot Wheels
Advertorial content: After a thrilling visit and video interview at the Hot Wheels design studio on their up-and-coming toys in the industry, we decided to delve deeper into the company's history and the nostalgia of the brand. Hot Wheels, the toy...
CULTURE
Dukes of Chutney: Domino EP
We first came across Dustin Lynn’s visual creativity in connection with David de Rothschild’s Adventure Ecology initiative back in 2007. When we interviewed him last, Lynn was with de Rothchild on the Toxico Mission in Ecuador, where he was working...
CULTURE
Hiut Denim’s Year Book 2
by Emily Bihl With selvage denim's ever-increasing popularity, the surfeit of new brands popping up seem to do little to differentiate themselves—but Wales-based Hiut Denim proves to be the exception. The brand's remarkable yearly publication The...
CULTURE
Interview: Steven Vogel of Black Lodges
Whether or not you're familiar with the name Steven Vogel, it's more than likely you've ogled his work in one field or another; be it his pioneering music and menswear blog, his expert projects for big shots like Burton and Levi's, or his brazen...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Boston
Sponsored content: Title Town, Bean Town—whatever your preferred moniker for New England's capital city, Boston has plenty to offer both permanent residents and its ever-present tourist population. One of the country's oldest cities, tradition meets...
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