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1. Samsung Blends National Anthems into One Considering the current world climate—sadly an anti-globalization fear seems to be gaining momentum—Samsung's Olympics commercial is incredibly timely. The advertisement blends a bunch of national anthems...
DESIGN
Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store
Following the success of Tom Dixon's first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and...
DESIGN
Original Grain Launches Handcrafted Watches With Wood Dials
Solid wood watch dials are the latest addition to Original Grain's collection. After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the brand continues to launch stylish and eco-conscious watches inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 100% exotic...
DESIGN
Digging into the Details of the New Sonos Flagship Store
After more than 18 months in development, Sonos has opened their first-ever retail store—and to call it that would be insulting to the head-to-toe custom-made experience that it is. The skylit space at 101 Greene Street in NYC's SoHo neighborhood has...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2017 Lincoln MKZ
When Lincoln introduced the MKZ sedan in 2013 it was a sign that the brand was serious about reinventing itself. Since then it’s launched some impressive cars—the MKC and MKX crossovers and the new Continental, and recently unveiled the concept for...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Rockwell Unscripted for Knoll
When Knoll was looking for a design partner to collaborate on a collection of furniture that suited modern work styles and environments "there was only one person to call, and that was David Rockwell," says Benjamin Pardo, Knoll's Creative Director...
DESIGN
A Multifunctional, Blue-Stained Wooden Bike Rack
ICYMI: a pine beetle epidemic has attacked more than 44 million acres of pine trees in British Columbia over the past 15 years—with warmer temperatures aiding the population to grow and spread far beyond its typical reach. Not only do the beetles...
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1. Bill Cunningham, in His Own Words Many notable people have shared what it's like to be photographed—and starstruck—by Bill Cunningham (Anna Wintour once said, "We all dress for Bill") but Cunningham in his own words is a heartwarming and emotional...
DESIGN
Test Drive: Ferrari GTC4Lusso
by Marco Vermeulen Holding a glass of prosecco, Luca Casarini explains that when he was a child, his family visited the Dolomites every summer and winter. Casarini is Ferrari’s Head of Interior Design, and discussing family—and mountains—is apt...
TRAVEL
11 Howard Hotel, NYC
Located in NYC's SoHo, boutique hotel 11 Howard eschews gimmicks and over-the-top glitz for a timeless Danish minimalist aesthetic. The space feels entirely part of NYC and, at the same time, a world away from the city's ceaseless pulse. Visitors...
DESIGN
The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders
Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten's new hardcover tome, "The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders" is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren't all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Maryanne Moodie
Three years ago Australian art teacher-turned-weaver Maryanne Moodie packed up her loom and moved to New York City with her husband and newborn baby to give a go at conquering the concrete jungle. That turned out to be a sound decision; the fast-paced...
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Symposium Stockholm 2016: Doug Aitken
This past weekend saw the tech-savvy city of Stockholm host the second edition of Symposium Stockholm, a “festival of ideas” started by Spotify’s Daniel Ek and founder of At Night Management, Ash Pournouri. As part of the Symposium, the two-day...
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Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
by Abigail Bassett There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its...
CULTURE
Tiger Trading Co. NYC Pop-Up Shop
The Tiger Trading Co. pop-up, in NYC's Chinatown, is not your typical branded shopping event. In fact, everything within is free—if you snag a coaster from a handful of select affiliates (which happen to be bars in the direct vicinity). The event...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Macbook Retro
Inspired by the Apple IIe (the third model in the Apple II series), a new Colorware creation pays homage to the tech brand's roots. With all that a new MacBook offers, this model honors Apple's '80s image with a light-up, rainbow-colored logo. The...
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1. Impeccable Concept Car Designs that Failed After Production Always the showstopper at auto shows, concept cars allow designers to present the purest form of an upcoming vehicle before rules and regulations water down its design. In the case...
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Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Reporting from the Front
Over 100 tons of perfectly ordered rubble is what greets visitors to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. It's not a provocation, but rather a statement, in perfect harmony with this year's theme: "Reporting from...
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