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Los Grumildos: Self-Moving Sex Puppets by Ety Fefer
Down a dark set of stairs, just off the NYC Museum of Sex's main lobby, a new temporary exhibition from Peruvian artist and puppet-maker Ety Fefer transports guests into otherworldliness. "Los Grumildos" succinctly blends inspiration from Lima's...
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LELO's Luna Smart Bead Pelvic Workout
Sweden's sex toy design company LELO has built a reputation for two things: well-designed, intelligent adult toys and accumulating valuable data on how people prefer pleasure. Their latest offering, the Luna Smart Bead blends both of those pillars...
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Studio Visit: Balint Zsako
Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, "Everything changes, it's important to have things of your own time." Several...
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Off Piste: Nahanni Reforestation Photography Book
Nahanni Arntzen was born inside a teepee on the shore of the Kingcome River in remote British Columbia. Her parents were tree-planters, hired by logging companies to repopulate the large swaths of land left naked by clear cutting forestry operations...
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Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont: Feel Of Love (feat. Jamie Lidell) Sex sells for the obvious reasons, but it can also be funny. Tensnake and Jacques Lu Cont's hilarious new video for "Feel Of Love"—a standout track from the German producer's latest...
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Cool Hunting Video: Funland at the Museum of Sex
Giggling at every other word spoken by design duo Bompas & Parr, we were taken on a tour through their sex-centric exhibition-meets-fairground, Funland. The year-long exhibit, on show now at NYC's Museum of Sex, features (among other things) a penis...
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Art Basel 2014: 14 Rooms
One of the highlights of Art Basel 2014 is an exhibition neatly tucked behind the main halls in a smaller gallery. "14 Rooms" is curated by current art-world darling Hans-Ulrich Obrist of London's Serpentine Gallery and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Massimo Vignelli Remembered The world lost a true visionary this week in Italian designer Massimo Vignelli. Working with his wife Lella, the Modernist creator's formative works will have a lasting legacy across a wide range of design fields...
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Photographer Arvida Byström on Selfies and Gender Identity
Two years ago, Swedish artist Arvida Byström grew tired of the lack of jobs and places to live in her native Stockholm and left for London. Since then, she’s put on shows at her own gallery Gal in Limehouse, East London, and worked on a number...
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Eric Yahnker's Sticks & Drones at Paradise Row, London
LA-based artist Eric Yahnker (one of CH's favorites) takes his sharp and satirical view of American culture and politics across the pond for his first solo show in the UK called "Sticks & Drones"—on now at London's Paradise Row gallery. Known for...
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LELO Celebrates Sexuality in Design
For 11 years now, Swedish design brand LELO has envisioned and created toys for pleasure that take into account sexual stimulation as much as exquisite design sensibilities. Their products are objects of which to be proud—not shy about—and the ultimate...
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Real Fake Nudes: Custom Illustrations by Ben Hammond
Berlin-based British portraitist Ben Hammond is a freelance illustrator whose portfolio includes expert works for various clients, but we have totally fallen for his Real Fake Nudes. Essentially creating pseudo-portraits, Hammond can be commissioned...
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Be Here Nowish
A change in location often seems to be the best way to shake off bad habits, a dead-end job or the lingering remains of a broken relationship. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but an adventure is always in store. Filmmakers Alexandra Roxo...
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Dan Gluibizzi: Between Friends
Sex, bongs and the internet—these are the motifs explored in the watercolors of Portland-via-New York artist and Tumblr addict Dan Gluibizzi (pronounced "glue-busy"). Opening tomorrow, 1 March 2014, at LA's Kopeikin Gallery, Gluibizzi's solo exhibition...
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Province Apothecary Sex Oil
The name is blunt: Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn't hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. It's as clear as the oil's list of ingredients, which blends coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free...
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Sex Toys with Style
After research (and even testing) we've selected these beautiful, useful and entirely playful toys—designed with style—to add new dimension to your sex life. Some of these items are for women, some are for men and some are for both, or even sharing...
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Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland at MOCA
Tomorrow, 2 November, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) will unveil Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, an exhibition profiling the works of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920–1991). Organized by MOCA curator...
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Interview: Eric Yahnker
Los Angeles-based artist and former South Park animator Eric Yahnker is known for his highly skilled, large-scale drawings that use humor as a platform for his social and political views. In his current exhibition—called "Ebony & Benghazi"—currently...
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Conventional Wisdom: Fetish Con
Where photographer Arthur Drooker has gone, we've followed. We were in awe of the openly eccentric and colorful BronyCon, but his latest venture into the world of convention attendees delivers an entirely different wow factor. This next stop—en route...
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Ladyshark Week
"Sharknado" may be the most recent example of America's infatuation with the deep sea predator, but the Discovery Channel's annual celebratory tribute—a phenomenon known as Shark Week—has actually been hitting airwaves since 1987. And now, in the...
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Odiseo Vol. 2
When viewing adult entertainment through rose-tinted glasses, the longstanding joke about "gentlemen's magazines" is that the pictures are nice, but one subscribes for the articles. While we all know this is hardly the case with most newsstand nudie...
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Cool Hunting Video: NW Cannabis Market
During our recent visit to Seattle, WA we stopped by an unusual farmers market, where instead of tomatoes and tangerines, customers can purchase medical cannabis. The NW Cannabis Market, open seven days a week at two locations, hosts a variety of...
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Arthur Beatrice: Carter (Uncut) Deftly playing with focus, Studio Moross' video for the Arthur Beatrice single "Carter (Cut)" slowly reveals its subjects with such smoothness and sexiness, they feasibly needed to rename it "Carter (Uncut)." The...
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Interview: Spencer Tunick
Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined...
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