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Dessù Lingerie
Funded via KissKissBankBank (France's version of Kickstarter) last year, Paris-and-London-based Dessù offers a new perspective on lingerie. (The name comes from the phonetically similar dessous, one of the many French words for underwear.) The...
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Connect-the-Dots on T'aint by Ashish T-Shirts
A longtime member of the VFILES community, London-based designer Ashish Gupta has made a name for himself thanks to a frequent and extravagant use of sequins within the collections of his eponymous label. A new capsule, however, plays with a different...
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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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Nosaj Thing: N R 2 The mostly enigmatic LA-based beatmaker Nosaj Thing (aka Jason Chung) has something for the fans. After three intensely personal albums, he's releasing No Reality, an EP that finds the artist pushing himself to overthink less...
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La Femme: Sphynx
After their debut 2013 album Psycho Tropical Berlin, the trippy beach town rock band La Femme (hailing from Biarritz, France) is back to soundtrack our spring—or at least tonight's post-dusk adventures. "Sphynx" has the distinct pulling, hypnotic tone...
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NSFW at OUTLET, Brooklyn
Portraits of naked women litter gallery and art fair walls; but spotting the contemporary male nude, in contrast, seems to be as rare as sighting the yeti. The male gaze is still alive and kicking—evident across every visual medium, from film to...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Banksy's True Identity Using a technique called “geographic profiling”—which is mostly used to catch serial criminals—scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have discovered the true identity of the infamous street artist Banksy...
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LOKI Wave Vibrator
With express three-day (discreet) delivery, Lelo's LOKI Wave might be the perfect last-minute Valentine's Day gift. The dual motors provide external and internal stimulation and the sleek design is the first prostate vibrator to deliver what the brand...
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NOE Garments Launches Swimwear
Founded by twin sisters, NOE Garments melds function and fashion in their thoughtfully made intimates that find sexiness in non-traditional styles and materials. From supportive zip-back racers to bras with thick, bold straps, NOE pieces encourage...
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Xavier Schipani: What is I to You?
Xavier Schipani, an artist who currently calls Austin, Texas home, will be returning to his native East Coast for a solo exhibition at Superchief Gallery's Brooklyn location. Though Schipani's older work can mostly be found in black and white...
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Guy Bourdin's "Nature Magique" Book
Legendary French photographer and painter Guy Bourdin has a body of work that's taken on its own life since his passing in 1991. Bourdin's style of provocative, sensual and cheeky images are at once familiar and engrossing, and a new, highly covetable...
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A Look Inside the Unemployed Magazine Issue Two
When the inaugural issue of Unemployed Magazine dropped earlier in 2015, the biannual print publication (with accompanying website) made its intention clear: expose the world to talented, emerging photographers. Not only did the first run sell out...
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Keith Haring Original Vacuum Cup
For anyone familiar with Japanese pleasure toy design company Tenga's products, the Deep Throat Vacuum Cup is even more enjoyable than their well-known eggs. The hourglass shape (with central squeeze zone) works in tune with the pre-lubricated suction...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sexually Frustrated Friends
For that friend who needs a little help in the boudoir, or even the one who you can speak freely with about all things sex, our provocative gift guide might contain the perfect present this holiday season. Whether your buddy is more suited to a demure...
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DAYTONA Zine
Created by Jonathan Leder and Amy Hood, DAYTONA harkens back to a time of unadulterated fun and frolicking on the beaches of ‘70s Florida. The full-color photobook features 48 pages of NSFW images—found mostly at thrift shops and flea markets—documenting...
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Eva Vibrator
With three different settings, the Eva vibrator from women-led company Dame is powerfully buzzy considering its size. But what makes it stand out from other offerings are its two flexible wings, which tuck under the labia majora for hands-free clitoral...
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"Fuck It" Pennant
Some mornings the positive mantra just doesn't cut it, so when you've had just about enough, Explorers Press' "Fuck It" pennant is the flag to fly high. The soft felt pennant is silk-screened, measures 24 inches and won't make you feel inadequate when...
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Interview: Artist Polly Nor
Polly Norton’s female characters are as 21st century as they come: fun-loving, unabashedly sexual, and doing whatever the hell they want—whether that is hanging out with devils, being devils, lazily sex surfing, or having some fun with lava lamps...
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GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
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Melding Swiss and American Graphic Design with Piera Wolf
While Piera Wolf might not be a household name, many in the fashion, design and art worlds are familiar with work by the talented graphic designer. And, if you're planning a trip to Washington, DC's Smithsonian National Museum of African American...
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Aranka Israni's "Nudes" Exhibition
Aranka Israni's first solo exhibition debuts in conjunction with Arles 2015, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, the international photography festival renowned for unveiling new work. For Aranka—who withdrew from the art world seven years ago seeking...
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100 Years of Tattoos
While last year's Artbook/D.A.P. book "Tattoo" explored the art form's global beginnings and its many cultural expressions, a new book, "100 Years of Tattoos," focuses the lens on the recent history of body art. The meaning of tattoos—and the attitudes...
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Polanski Vol. 04
In 2010, NYC-based Art Director Irwin Tobias Matutina started Polanski, a Tumblr dedicated to excellent found photography featuring equally attractive women. Needless to say, their collective sharp eye for high-quality images quickly gathered a large...
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