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Jillian Mayer's "Day Off" at David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Virtual reality might be the next greatest step in storytelling but artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer already observes something askew—a separation of person and environment that has very comical implications. In her latest gallery exhibition, "Day...
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Best of CH 2015: Travel
The CH staff clocked in some serious airline mileage this year, visiting the four corners of the continental US and enduring long hauls overseas. But the destination itself isn't what induces the thrill of travel—rather, it's the heightened state of...
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Recap: Satellite's Artist-Run Space at Miami Art Week 2015
If you're measuring in internet time, Miami Art Week 2015 is long over, but there was one show we can't get out of our minds—the inaugural Satellite Art Show. A brainchild of Brian Whiteley (founder of the now-defunct SELECT Art Fair), the brand new...
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Hand-Painted Pouch
Designed by Kathi Keppel and made with love in New Orleans, DVRA's bags and apparel channel warm tropical goodness thanks to papayas, banana leaves and pineapple motifs. She's collaborated with local artist collective MILAGROS (whose installation work...
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Miami Art Week 2015: Subverting Nature
Nature stands as the earliest form of inspiration and natural components found within became the tools of early artistic creation. In the ages since and amidst developments and extinctions, loss and discovery, artists continue to be inspired by the...
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City Guide Spotlight: Miami
If their vibrant, ever-growing hotel scene is any indicator, Miami continues to boom as a destination that's more than sunshine-soaked. The beaches are fun, but the restaurants and bars are also world-class—a product of vast cultural fusion. As...
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Miami Design District Palm Court
There's nothing like a one-stop spot for all luxuriant shopping needs—unless, of course, that place is visually stunning and surrounded by one-of-a-kind works of art. This much can be said of the Miami Design District, with boutiques and retailers...
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Taqueria El Carnal
Why go to Little Havana for Mexican food? Because this taqueria might be the best in all of Miami. They claim to serve up something authentic, and deliver upon the promise. It's a hole-in-the-wall spot with mouth-watering meals and it stays open late...
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Alter
With a focus on locally sourced ingredients composing seasonal cuisine, Alter makes for one of Wynwood's finest American restaurants. An exposed kitchen flares in an industrial but warm setting, and Chef Bradley Kilgore offers up everything from fresh...
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Pérez Art Museum Miami
Located in Downtown Miami's Museum Park since 2013, the Pérez Art Museum Miami houses an epic collection of modern and contemporary art. Herzog and de Meuron designed the architectural wonder and the large-scale sculptural art in the surrounding gardens...
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The Federal Food, Drink + Provisions
While The Federal is located within a strip mall, that's no reason to deny its grandeur. With a menu composed of regional American cuisine (aka comfort food), the restaurant delivers hearty portions—meant for sharing—of favorites with new flair. (Their...
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Basement at the EDITION Hotel
In under a year, the EDITION Miami Beach has managed to build a name for itself as a go-to destination for all-hours fun. At the base of it all, quite literally on ground level, is a bowling alley and year-round iceskating rink saturated in the light...
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The Broken Shaker
With one of the most innovative cocktail menus in the world, The Broken Shaker (at the Freehand Miami hotel-hostel hybrid) delights. The inside venue is compact and charming, but the sprawling pool-side garden outside make for an ideal spot to sip...
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The Corner
With Miami Beach and the Design District as primary tourist draws, most neglect other areas of Miami worth visiting. In Downtown Miami's Park West neighborhood, The Corner delivers some of the most distinct specialty cocktails one can find in the city...
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Wynwood Walls
With windowless warehouses as canvases, art hub Wynwood Walls is more than large-scale graffiti; it's a showcase of global talent and artistry. The scope is ever-expanding, as is the list of participants. Murals now extend well-beyond the original...
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Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel in Miami Beach
At the prime location of 18th and Collins in Miami, the Nautilus—a new destination from the SIXTY Hotels group—has opened its doors just in time for Miami Art Week. The 250-room Art Deco property rests beside the beach, but it's the structure itself...
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Miami's Borscht 9 Film Festival
With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience, Miami's quasi-annual Borscht independent film and arts festival debuted its ninth installment at the end of December 2014. Unlike other festivals, the...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops
There's most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist's work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year's Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity...
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Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes
Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip...
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Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014
There are two verifiable facts pertaining to every Miami Art Week: first, no one can make it to everything; second, someone managed to capture what you missed and put it up on Instagram. That makes the week-long, multi-fair event a perfect fit for...
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Daniel Arsham's Modern Pompeii in Miami
by Laura Feinstein Here at Cool Hunting we’re big fans of Daniel Arsham. In the last few years, the 34-year-old designer, architect and co-founder of Snarkitecture has worked with everyone from musicians Pharrell and Chromeo to famed choreographer...
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Interview: Iggy Pop
No musician ushered in the punk rock movement with as much fervor and chaos as Iggy Pop. He defined the times. He defied expectation. He rocked out, collaborating with and inspiring the best. His live shows would fill arenas and his tracks would...
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Miansai Swiss Movement Men's Watches
In addition to furthering their beautiful core watch designs, today, Miami-based accessories brand Miansai has upgraded their insides with a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement. This latest line, the M12 Swiss, comes in stainless steel and PVD copper...
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Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants
You don't have to be lost in the Everglades of South Florida to find value within "Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants." A well-researched, beautifully presented documentation of 39 delectable plants found within the area and beyond...
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Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction and the Fabricated Image
Nylon threads and neatly erupted charcoal bits take over Miami's Zadok Gallery in "Fiction and the Fabricated Image"—an exhibition that opens this weekend by the South Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk. The show explores the interplay of nature and civilized...
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