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Rosie Lowe: How'd You Like It
South London singer/songwriter Rosie Lowe has been making quite a name for herself since releasing her EP Right Thing a year ago. Those paying attention to the UK's modern R&B scene will easily recognize the rising star as the featured artist on Lil...
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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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Geometric, Provocative Attire at NYFW S/S15
Each fashion week, certain through-lines manifest across disparate designers. Whether it's ready-to-wear or haute couture, wildly imaginative brands touch upon the times—and similarities in mood manifest. This season, a refreshing array of lines incorporated...
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Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring...
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Kitty Cash: Love The Free Vol. II (mixtape)
Channeling the days when artists would put out mixtapes with previously unreleased tracks, DJ Kitty Cash has meticulously assembled Love The Free Vol. II, an exciting followup to her mixtape debut from 2013. The eagerly anticipated compilation features...
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Simian Mobile Disco: Dervish
English rock band-turned-electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco are well-loved for their dark, addictive dance beats and passion for analog gear. They up the ante, however, with "Dervish," the second single from their upcoming album Whorl. The album...
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Great Good Fine Ok: Not Going Home
The guest selector for this week's #PrivateJam is Eric Weiner, founder of the online indie music publication (and events collective) The Wild Honey Pie. Weiner picked "Not Going Home" by Brooklyn duo Great Good Fine Ok, who feature in the second season...
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Karen O: Rapt
Karen O's career spans her role as lead singer of the formative indie band Yeah Yeah Yeah's to collaborating with Spike Jonze for Adidas to composing the soundtrack for "Where the Wild Things Are." With her latest release, "Rapt," the celebrated artist...
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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 album Glow, featuring Jamie Lidell—playfully juxtaposes human fetish...
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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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