Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. New Planets Are a Google Doodle The news that NASA discovered an exoplanet system some 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth—three of which are in the habitable (or Goldilocks) zone—was a big deal yesterday. Never a company to...
David Bowie Portrait Plate
LA-based artist Angela Rossi turns antiquated porcelain plates and other formal dining wares and turns them into modern works of art through clever mixed-media portraits. Our favorite features David Bowie, but music fans can choose from Prince, Janis...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book
It seems there will never be enough ways to celebrate the genius that was David Bowie, but the latest worthy addition is a lovely paperback coloring book by artist Mel Elliott. Not only does it contain plenty of illustrations featuring some of Bowie...
Five Cocktails Inspired by the Music Icon Prince
by Emily Arden Wells This year we lost legends. David Bowie and Prince both passed in the early months of 2016, two musicians who changed the music industry intrinsically and influenced generations of people with their work. In the days and even...
Prince: Purple Rain (Live) It's tough to lose Prince, who passed away this week at the age of 57. The seemingly invincible artist's personal back catalog is an infinite jukebox of hits and buried treasures—which helped launch others' careers and...
The Flaming Lips: Space Oddity
Four months later, it's still hard to fully grasp that David Bowie is no longer with us. The latest tribute comes from The Flaming Lips, who have covered "Space Oddity" with utter, heartfelt emotion. In the accompanying music video, the band plays...
Interview: Photographer Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr and the Selma march, Marlon Brando on set in "The Godfather" (and more than 200 films and 100 movie posters), Robert F Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Nico, Barbra Streisand...
Altered Antique Ceramic Plate + David Bowie
For fans of Ziggy Stardust, this antique floral dinner plate is embellished with David Bowie's face. Charming and colorful, the blend of kitsch and Bowie's now-retro superfuture character is a delightful juxtaposition—one to look at, rather than eat...
Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973
During the The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars era of David Bowie's career, his official photographer was Mick Rock. Over the course of just a year or so, Rock took countless striking images of Ziggy/Bowie—all glitter, eye...
David Bowie: Starman While the world mourned the passing of David Bowie earlier this week, it's difficult to comprehend that he was—in fact—mortal. With a career that crossed six decades and a mesmerizing ever-evolving sound and aesthetic, Bowie...
David Bowie: Starman
While the world mourns the passing of David Bowie, it's difficult to comprehend that he was—in fact—mortal. With a career that crossed six decades and a mesmerizing ever-evolving sound and aesthetic, Bowie had (in his own words) "a repulsive need to...
For True Fans Only: Merch Junkies
It started out with a Bowie jacket NYC-based stylist and photographer Zara Mirkin made for herself. "I was always painting on the back of jackets and jeans," she tells CH. "The idea came about after I had so many people take photos of my Bowie jacket...
David Bowie: ★
We've watched and re-watched David Bowie's 10 minute long music video for his new song "★"(pronounced "Blackstar") and still have no idea what's going on—but we can say with certainty that the audiovisual experience is weird in the best way possible...
David Meowie Print
London's Mister Peebles creates humorous paper goods with the noble mission of increasing the amount of times you chuckle in a day. His success lies in his little anthropomorphic friends, which he illustrates using watercolor pencils, pen and "some...
David Bowie: Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for The DFA)
James Murphy's Hello Steve Reich Mix of David Bowie's 2013 track "Love is Lost" has a lot going on. There's the busy Steve Reich "Clapping Music" beginning and bouncy synths reminiscent of Kraftwerk's "Pocket Calculator" underscoring Bowie's tumultuous...
Kishi Bashi: I Am the Anti-Christ to You
After cutting his teeth in the indie rock scene with the likes of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and general creative virtuoso Kishi Bashi has been a critic favorite since his first solo release in 2011. Along...
Fatima: Black Dough (prod. fLako)
The stylish doyenne of London-based Eglo Records, Swedish songstress Fatima offers up the B-side to her forthcoming single "Family/La Neta" with the Bandcamp teaser "Black Dough." Produced by burgeoning beatmaker fLako—a self-described "soul-documentarian...
Boston Bun: Flasher
Boston Bun is French artist Thibaud Noyer, who wooed Busy P with his gritty Chicago house-influenced demo "Housecall"—making Boston Bun the newest addition to the tight-knit Ed Banger family, and the two now share a studio together in Paris. Boston...
Aphex Twin: Alberto Balsalm
Niki Roberton, founder of LA-based record label IAMSOUND, is typically busy discovering cutting-edge artists like Charli XCX and Taken By Trees or working on forward-thinking museum gigs at MOCA Los Angeles. But for her #PrivateJam, the industrious...
Fatima: Black Dough (prod. fLako) The stylish doyenne of London-based Eglo Records, Swedish songstress Fatima offers up the B-side to her forthcoming single "Family/La Neta" with the Bandcamp teaser "Black Dough." Produced by burgeoning beatmaker...
The Changing Faces of Bowie Print
Dedicated Bowie fans will have to wait another month to immerse themselves in one of the most extensive retrospectives on his career to date, but lovers of both the Thin White Duke and high quality design can now pre-order a limited-edition print...