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CULTURE
The California Sunday Magazine
By the time Pop-Up Magazine brought their live-performance "literary magazine" to NYC in collaboration with ESPN, they were already four "issues" into a cultural phenomenon anchored in the Bay Area. An issue of Pop-Up happens to be a night of art...
TECH
Summer Snapping with the Olympus TG-3
The versatile new pocket-sized Olympus TG-3 makes it very easy to take great photos on fly—whether on land or in the water. We tested the soon-to-be-released camera in and around New Orleans and found that a slew of standout features define the model...
DESIGN
Yule Log 2.0
Late in 1966 NYC television station WPIX-TV gave the city's eight million residents a roaring log fire for Christmas. The seven-minute looping Yule Log video instantly became a holiday tradition around the world. Now, nearly a half century later...
CULTURE
Jonas Lund's Art World API
Still abuzz from his shared online experience art piece "We See In Every Direction," the Swedish-born, Amsterdam-based artist Jonas Lund is launching a new project, called Art World API. Lund's interdisciplinary attack on art combines internet-embedded...
STYLE
FIGR
Like a fantasy wardrobe on your iPhone, the new high fashion styling app FIGR allows users to playfully experiment with the latest runway looks and street style ensembles with the swipe of a finger. The app contains a large, consistently-updated...
CULTURE
Midsummer Night's Dreaming
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in a bid to explore how the Bard of Avon can take center-stage in today’s digitally interactive world, has collaborated with Google Creative Lab to produce a three-day, real-time performance of one of Shakespeare...
TECH
Meridian Explorer
When it comes to process, few audio companies can match Meridian's attention to detail and craftsmanship. Their latest release is Explorer, a DAC (Digital to Audio Converter) that refigures your digital audio files and outputs them as analog sound...
TECH
First Look: Samsung NX300 and 45mm 2D/3D Lens
We got a first look at the just-announced Samsung NX300 today, a high-end consumer camera that, when paired with Samsung's new 45mm f1.8 2D/3D lens, becomes the company's first 3D-capable mirrorless "smart" camera. Building on the success of the...
TECH
Nikon COOLPIX
The latest addition to the ever advancing world of photography sees three new cameras announced from Nikon today. Joining the COOLPIX line is the more advanced P7700, the tiny, credit card-sized S01 and the Android-powered S800c. Set to release...
TECH
Braun Digital vs. Braun Analog
This past year saw the relaunch of a slew of throw-back designs to the so-called golden age of Braun. Joining the analog clocks and minimal wristwatches is a line of digital clocks inspired by the clean look favored by designers Dietrich Lubs and...
TECH
Unstuck
There are times in life when the blank notebook page stays blank for far too long—even the most productive people occasionally get stuck. For moments like these there's Unstuck, a recently released iPad app to help you work through the situation...
TECH
The Amazing Type-Writer App
Nostalgia is a thing of the future with The Amazing Type-Writer iOS app produced by Devin Chalmers at Doormouse Manufacturing. Mimicking the old-time clickety-clack of a Remington, The Amazing Type-Writer runs on "micro-swingarms" and the "latest...
TECH
Clibe
There are a myriad of creative applications for sharing videos, links and music, but few allow you to extend personal projects or ideas. Clibe—a digital sketchbook app that has just soft-launched—allows you to create on an iPad just as...
DESIGN
Blixt & Dunder
Husband-and-wife collaborative Blixt & Dunder work out of Malmö, Sweden, specializing in branding, packaging and design concept development. To inaugurate the project, the pair started with a bow tie, an accessory of unlikely significance that...
DESIGN
Maharam Digital Projects at VitraHaus
New York interior textile supplier Maharam recently continued its foray into digital design with the newest edition of Maharam Digital Projects opening last month to coincide with Art Basel. The digitally-printed wallpaper patterns are installed...
TECH
Olympus E-P3
As a long-time fan of Olympus' PEN series of micro-four-thirds cameras, I was ecstatic to have a chance to spend the last week testing their brand new E-P3. The new shooter, at the top of the line of their just-expanded family of cameras, is loaded...
DESIGN
John Kestner
Among the dystopian visions of a Matrix-style digital future, interaction designer John Kestner comes as a welcome voice, "enhancing the successful physical interfaces between humans and objects." The graduate and research affiliate of M.I.T. Media...
TECH
Red Pop
Instagram addicts will love what the innovators at U.K. startup Beep Industries recently came up with to follow their clever MoviePeg stand. Their new product Red Pop, another iPhone add-on, eliminates awkward poking at the touchscreen button by...
TECH
New Signal Process
New Signal Process made a splash in the digital music scene last year with their BreakOut pedal, allowing musicians to interface their instruments directly with the plethora of iPad and iPhone apps. This week they dropped two new pedals which deliver...
TECH
Anatomy of a Mashup
What started as an early-aughts gimmick led by 2manydjs has since morphed into a full-blown pop-culture phenomenon with party animals like Girl Talk disseminating their name-that-sample form of music far and wide. For multilayered tracks where the...
DESIGN
Julien Vallée
The work of Québec-born graphic designer Julien Vallée practically leaps off the screen, and in some cases literally, as in a paper sculpture that he did for the 2008 Illustrative Zurich Festival. Spray from a can explodes through a stark...
CULTURE
For Nihon
As the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis begin to fade from the headlines, heartfelt efforts to help the nation recover continue. One that recently stood out brings together a group of ambient recording artists who are stepping up with...
TRAVEL
Pulse of the City
Advertorial content: Anticipating tonight's NYC launch of the Range Rover Evoque it seems like the right time to share a video I've been working on as part of my involvement with the Pulse of the City campaign. While the larger program is an evolving...
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