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Museum of Sex: Splendor in the Grass
For the past year, the NYC's Museum of Sex hosted "Funland," an erotic fairground imagined by design duo Bompas & Parr which featured, among other things, a penis derby racing game and bouncy boob castle (now part of the museum's permanent collection...
CULTURE
IN THE CLOUD at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
by Janine Stankus From children who gaze at the sky, clouds elicit wonder and awe. These days, contemplating “The Cloud” in connection with our technological futures provokes a certain metaphysical anxiety. IN THE CLOUD, a group exhibit opening...
CULTURE
Bringing Ideas to the Screen with NYC.TV
Inspired by the spirit of public access television, NYC.TV—founded by a team of New York-based individuals (Kareem Ahmed, Alexandra Serio and Max Nelson) who've worked at the NY Times, Vice and Vox Media—aims to help filmmakers get funding, support...
STYLE
Heyday: Facials for All Without the Fuss
The word "facial" contains layers of unnecessary trepidation and intimidation—especially as you never know exactly what to expect behind those closed doors. New Yorkers can finally experience a quality facial without hassle, guilt or generic New...
CULTURE
The World's Best Ever's All Types of Characters
For over six years now Dave Wilfert has been the vision and imagination behind online design, art and culture site The World's Best Ever. Taking his keen eye off the internet, he is now organizing his second art exhibition at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery...
CULTURE
Behind the Scenes of (dis)ABLED InsideOut
This past weekend marked a new milestone for actress and film producer Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes—who first won our attention at this year's Sundance with the short film Rabbit. Hundreds of volunteers, visitors, artists and athletes joined her...
STYLE
A Conversation on Color and Psychology with Roxie Darling
A counterpoint to the daytime hustle and bustle of the Wall Street neighborhood is the quiet oasis that is Hairstory, located many floors up in a discreet building. Shoes are taken off before entering the living room area, where sunlight streams in...
STYLE
Onia Launches First Women's Collection
Another new minimalist swimwear option has become available for women who just want to get in the water. The latest comes from NYC-based technical swimwear brand Onia, which thoughtfully designs classy pieces made from high-quality, high-performing...
DESIGN
A Tom Dixon Takeover at NYC's The Store
Physical retail stores are no longer just places where credit cards get charged and items are purchased—online shopping satisfies those two requirements easily; but passers-by yearn for a place for interaction, discovery and being. Thus explains...
CULTURE
2015 SELECT Contemporary Art Fair, NYC
by Jeffrey Keefe Now in its fourth year, SELECT Contemporary Art Fair (on now through 17 May 2015) is one of the fastest growing events to emerge amidst NYC's widely praised Frieze Week. Since its inception, SELECT has provided a platform for galleries...
FOOD-DRINK
Resy + Marc Forgione TriFecTa
The stress of planning a celebratory dinner often goes unrewarded on the actual day—trying out a new restaurant can be a financial gamble where losers are left with more than a disappointed taste in the mouth. Taking away the headache and near-guaranteeing...
TRAVEL
A Night at Pod 39 Hotel, NYC
Affordable lodging can be hard to come by in a city where hostels have essentially become illegal, but true to New York, there are plenty of options if you search hard enough. For something a little more reliable than couch-surfing, the Pod Hotel...
CULTURE
Michael Zelehoski's New Order
by Janine Stankus In the converted garage space of his Beacon, NY studio, artist Michael Zelehoski and his brother guide a 9'x5' plywood slab through a table saw, carefully slicing the bottom edge. The plywood is actually pieced together around fragments...
BENEVOLENT_GREEN
FOOD_DRINK
The Bronx Hot Sauce
If you've ever wanted to know what the Bronx tasted like, this locally made hot sauce comes close. Made from serrano peppers grown in community gardens throughout the borough, the homegrown condiment is a result of teamwork between the students and...
CULTURE
Juban Carries on the Mural of Izakaya Ten
While izakayas—or Japanese pubs that serve snacks to accompany beer, sake and shōchū—are plentiful in Japan, they're a rare find outside the country. For a long time, Izakaya Ten was the NYC go-to for authentic but approachable Japanese bar experience...
DESIGN
Calliope
When the digital world closes in, it's only natural to seek an analog oasis. Online shopping never includes the smells, sights and chance encounters that can make a shopping experience special. Calliope, Michael and Caroline Ventura's new West Village...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
HANDMADE
One-of-a-Kind Denim Patchwork Jacket
Denim jackets become one-of-a-kind, wearable political and social commentary through designer McKenzie Rose's touch. Using the jackets as a base, Rose pieces together patches, cut-up T-shirts and other garments, buttons and pins—all from vintage and...
DESIGN
Union Surfboards
Founded by Chris Williams and Jeff Schroeder, Union Surfboards is a small custom board company based in Brooklyn, NY. Focused on making unique boards that are specifically crafted to each individual, Union Surfboards aims to make sure each customer...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
Back in 1961, photographer Ted Russell started capturing a relatively unknown Bob Dylan when the young artist had just moved to NYC. Russell shot the 20-year-old songwriter, recently signed to Columbia Records at the time, hanging out in his Greenwich...
DESIGN
Coney Island Boardwalk Camping Knife
Our friends at Horse Cycles recently went through a little change. The now-named Horse Brand Co. has expanded beyond bicycle production to include a wide repertoire of goods from copper flasks to riding gloves. Their latest project caught our eye...
STYLE
Chloë Sevigny Book
The term "It Girl" tends to be overused and is borderline meaningless at times, but when you're talking about Chloë Sevigny, it's an ideal descriptor. In her self-titled photo book—published by Rizzoli and boasting a foreword by Kim Gordon—Sevigny...
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