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Clay Project Swimwear by John Yuyi
To succinctly describe John Yuyi is like trying to pin down the finite details of a colorful dream you just woke from before it vanishes from memory. This is especially true because the young Taipei-born fashion designer/art director is just beginning...
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Stress-Free Holiday Cards by Artifact Uprising
'Tis that season, when a large number of friends, but really, mostly blood relatives, expect an update on what you've been up to the last year—or two, or three, depending on when you last sent out a holiday card. One option to ease this unfortunate...
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The Sabah Dealer
Based in NYC, The Sabah reinvents the traditional handmade Turkish slipper with a modern silhouette. Founder Mickey Ashmore first fell in love with the slipper after receiving one as a gift while living in Istanbul four years ago. Comfort persuaded...
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Illustrator Donald Robertson on Great Jones Street
In recent years illustrator Donald Robertson has made a name for himself with technicolor drawings of toothy lipstick smiles, cartoonish animals and fashion industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld (as well as his coworkers at Bobbi...
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Richard Prince: "New Portraits"
by Charlotte Anderson It’s undeniably weird and yet somehow unsurprising to see Richard Prince’s Instagram feed plastered on gallery walls. On view at NYC's Gagosian Gallery, Prince’s latest exhibit, "New Portraits," is characteristically straightforward...
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Scene, by All: Set Design at NYFW S/S15
With every Fashion Week, brands go great lengths to compete for the attention of buyers and editors. And while the clothing and accessories are the most important element of each runway show, we've noted before that there's far more to the spectacle...
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10 Creative Uses of Instagram's New Hyperlapse App
With the debut of Instagram's new video app Hyperlapse last week, many people have eagerly tested out the polished time-lapse technology. While we all can't pull a Godfrey Reggio and bang out a Koyaanisqatsi, there's already been a plethora of creative...
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The Prospectives Serial Story Instagram
A few years into the onset of Instagram as part of social media users' everyday lives, and still new ideas and expanded creative usage abound. With The Prospectives, a serial illustrated tale published online every Sunday, writer Adam Hurly and...
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Lenworth, The Righteous Leftie
by Chérmelle Edwards Each morning Lenworth McIntosh—who also goes by Joonbug—opens his Fresh Kaufee Instagram feed with hand-drawn letterings and illustrations that simply say "Good Morning." The simple gesture is an extension of the full-time...
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Glimpse Dating App Update
This past winter, iPhone dating app Glimpse launched as a way for curious creatives to see and meet like-minded individuals by way of Instagram. With the original platform, users browsed a selection of Instagram images and selected in a "yes or...
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A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Mike Mellia
The selfie can convey just about anything. Commonly now seen in the form of the "duck face," or the boastful vacation shot—it's not who we are, but how we'd like to be perceived. In that respect, the selfie apes the best of classical European portraiture...
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XTRAPOP Photo App
by Chérmelle Edwards It's not news that Instagram is a cultural phenomenon. As a visual platform used to tell stories through images, how users design their feed can be a work of art. Thanks to XTRAPOP—a free iOS app—users can add art to photos...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Farewell, Sugar Man Director It surprised no one when Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Academy Awards. His film "Searching for Sugar Man" (which happened to be his directorial debut) won the hearts of fans...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Injustice of Food Chains In a new, appropriately titled documentary short, "Food Chains," the hands and hearts of the individuals producing our every day foods are unearthed. With so much interest in food globally—from its source to its...
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Fotobit
Approximately 5.2 million Instagram photos are posted each day. Suffice it to say, a lot of great images are lost in the onslaught. Fotobit—which launches on Kickstarter today—is aiming to change that. At its simplest, Fotobit is a set of well...
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Glimpse Dating App
Instagram accounts often reflect an idealized form of users' lives. That isn't to say they are misleading or limited, but rather, a unique insight into desires, wishes and what each individual finds interesting and beautiful. New iOS dating app...
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While developing a trip-planning support app called Tripovore, Paris-based designer and developer Benjamin Netter (winner of 2011's Foursquare Hackathon) discovered that "pictures from Instagram give you a much better taste of travel locations than...
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Best of CH 2013: Instagram
As we enter 2014, a glance back at our Instagram truly reflects the number of miles the CH team clocked last year. Various cities across dozens of countries, art fairs and auto shows, captivating design, sweet treats and even alcohol inspired us on...
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Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2013
Dave Wilfert of The World's Best Ever never misses Miami Art Week. The founder of one of the internet's top arts and culture sites and a seasoned fair-goer, Wilfert grabbed our eye with a picture of this perforated piece of "motivational blotter...
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Scene, by All: 2013 Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island is a cultural institution that has been running off and on since 1959 and in its time has featured major acts from Johnny Cash to Muddy Waters. The vibe at Newport this year was quite different from...
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Scene, by All: 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Our recent trip to Monterey Car Week—the prestigious assemblage of auto shows, rallies and auctions—once again delivered on its promise of unprecedented rarity, historic relic and inspirational car design. The pinnacle, 18 August 2013's Pebble Beach...
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MAXHASH
MAXHASH, the first app from design and developer studio HYPERHYPER, is the newest way to browse the internet. The app conglomerates hashtags from popular social media networks (so far just Instagram and Tumblr) to bring those tagged images onto a...
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