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DESIGN
Stilnest
Nestled away from the world’s first 3D-printed car and stem cells at this year's 3D Printshow in London was Stilnest, a selective digital art and 3D printing collective that launched their site globally as we chatted with them. "We want to create...
TRAVEL
Booking.com
Playfully dubbed "planet Earth's #1 accommodations site," Booking.com has been an essential travel tool in Europe for over a decade, and it's now quickly gaining momentum stateside with its unique approach to customer service and humorous TV commercials...
CULTURE
SMART: San Miguel Art Festival
The art-filled public spaces of Hotel Matilda provided the central hub for the recent SMART San Miguel Art festival. The boutique hotel and passion project of art collector Harold "Spook" Stream can be directly linked to his family’s love of art...
CULTURE
The Encyclopedic Palace at Venice Biennale
Since 1998, the Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture is no longer a traditional exhibition of national artists, but is instead a real international showcase where the single invited countries are accompanied by a main exhibit, which has a different...
FOOD-DRINK
101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Building on his already immense knowledge, whiskey expert Ian Buxton continues the enviable job of tippling his way across the globe. In his follow-up spirits directory, "101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die," Buxton shares his favorite bottles...
CULTURE
Global Model Village
A de facto ambassador for "little people," London-based Slinkachu delights passersby with diminutive scenes left in unexpected locales. From dunking basketball players and magic carpet riders to hanged men and lonely brides, Slinkachu's tableaus...
TECH
Cultural Differences
Recently presented at Rhizome's annual Seven on Seven conference, Aaron Swartz and Taryn Simon's "Cultural Differences" application culls the top six photos from a Google image search for a specific word in 15 countries, displaying a visual comparison...
FOOD-DRINK
Crave Canyon Popcorn
It's no secret that we're obsessive fans of unique and flavorful snack foods, especially modern updates to familiar classics. Bringing together bold favors, clever packaging and just the right dose or irreverence, Crave Canyon popcorn hits all those...
DESIGN
Heineken Limited Edition Design Challenge
Advertorial content: To honor their forthcoming 140th anniversary Heineken is hosting an international competition to redesign the iconic green bottle, with the winning design to be unveiled as a limited edition in December 2012. Falling in line...
CULTURE
Philip Bither
Sponsored content: Curatorial savant and innovator Philip Bither exudes an infectious enthusiasm for the performing arts, fueling a passion that has spanned more than 25 years. Commissioning a range of artists from the emerging playwright Young...
STYLE
Apolis: Common Gallery
Brothers Shea and Raan Parton founded Apolis with the simple idea that people can live better lives if they are given equal opportunity. Now, seven years later, they've opened Apolis: Common Gallery, a new shop that opened in a spare, industrial...
FOOD-DRINK
Extraordinary Coffee Workshop
As the movement to recognize coffee as a serious foodstuff continues to grow, expert farmers from around the world are sharing production methods as a way of increasing quality and as a chance to experiment with new ways of cultivating beans. Intelligentsia...
DESIGN
Osama bin Laden's Compound
Like any media-obsessed normal person, we've been riveted to the coverage surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and especially interested in the descriptions of whereabouts that overnight went from "cave" to "McMansion." Curious...
CULTURE
Bicycle Film Festival
The Bicycle Film Festival is back for its eleventh year. Started in 2001 by Brendt Barbur after a bus hit him while riding his bike in NYC, the event invites films across all genres and styles as long as it contains a bike-related theme. The program...
TRAVEL
Custom Luxury Tours
From private jets to hot-air balloons and exclusive palace parties, check out a few of the more over-the-top luxurious ways we found to travel below. TCS & Starquest Expeditions Pioneers in exclusive travel, luxury tour company TCS & Starquest Expeditions...
FOOD-DRINK
Alter Eco
Though today the fair trade food brand Alter Eco works with 25 cooperatives across 19 countries, they began in 1999 as a small shop in Paris carrying mostly furniture. With time, money and retail partners, the company has grown into a "team of fair...
STYLE
Minx Fantastic Flags Nail Art
In light of the popularity of this year's World Cup, Minx Nails came out with yet another way to support your favorite team as they (hopefully) go into the quarter finals. Their new Fantastic Flags line of nail art features fourteen different countries...
DESIGN
Mueslii Backpacks
Based in New Zealand and Italy, the new label Mueslii purposefully applies an international aesthetic to their line of backpacks, fusing local design with Chinese handmade production that results in a modern bag for day trips and other adventures...
FOOD-DRINK
Coco: 10 World Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs
A lesson on 100 of the most adept contemporary chefs from around the world and the food they prepare, Phaidon's new book "Coco:10 World Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs" assembles an in-depth list of who's who, affirmed...
STYLE
Stefanel50 Capsule Collection by Cooperative Designs
by Paolo Ferrarini of Future Concept Lab Founded a half-century ago, the international knitwear label Stefanel feted the accomplishment with a new collaborative collection. “We are a family—declares the CEO Giuseppe Stefanel...
CULTURE
Ed. Limitata Calendar
by Ariston Anderson Ed. Limitata is a new type of calendar, featuring the works of a series of artists from around the world. The five-year project has launched its first edition for 2009, featuring the works of Alighiero Boetti, David Ellis, Louise...
CULTURE
Red Bull Illume Photography Exhibit
Through this Sunday, 20 July 2008, watching Minneapolis' skyline from the Stone Arch Bridge at sunset is more than nature's daily lightshow. As the sun falls, like clockwork a row of 25 eight-foot photograph cubes illuminates. A futuristic...
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