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Pineapple Magazine
To elevate their home-rental business to another platform, today Airbnb introduced their first print publication, playfully entitled Pineapple. With contributions from conventional writers and hosts, the glossy magazine aims to take on the traditional...
STYLE
Fashion and Nature in China: Su Guangyu
A renaissance in local traditions and, in turn, the rise of a new contemporary Chinese identity is becoming a key issue among many young creatives living in the capital. When it comes to defining the core features of Chinese style, the link between...
CULTURE
Cry Wolf by Lisa Solberg
LA-based Lisa Solberg paints with bold colorful strokes that convey elements of mystery that evoke an otherworldly spirituality. Her large-scale works reveal passion and intensity through layers upon layers of paint. After the success of her fishbowl...
TRAVEL
Song of the Car: 2014 Airstream International Signature
For the over-scheduled city dweller, the desire to faithfully unplug on an adventurous outdoor excursion often only exists in theory. As the relentless pace of autumn ensues in the north, access to nature seems to slip away, but this is actually...
CULTURE
Leonardo Magnani: The Voyage 2014
In his four years traveling the globe, Charles Darwin filled notebook upon notebook of observations and experiences—enough source material for the scientist to pen "On the Origin of Species." Now, Florentine artist Leonardo Magnani hopes to retrace...
CULTURE
Edward Burtynsky: Water
The importance of water in our lives and the development of civilization cannot be overstated. In his new series "Water," prolific large-format photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the ways in which industry and people shape it in the natural environment...
TRAVEL
Vantigo San Francisco
Erik and Amy Hormann felt that as a young, entrepreneurial couple, they needed some justification for buying a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van—as if owning a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van wasn't justification alone. With so many on-the-go services...
CULTURE
LungA Festival 2013
by Maj Hartov A celebration of art and creative practices, the LungA festival on the east coast of Iceland invites attendees to partake in a full week of activities during July each year. Set in a small town called Seydisfjördur, at the end of a...
CULTURE
WA State Fire Lookout Project
Few places garner the type of awe and admiration for the abundance of nature like the great Northwest. While its cities continue to produce an impressive crop of creativity, its wilderness remains in part uncharted but ever-enchanting. To keep the...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: H E I D I L E E
by Granny Cart Productions When we imagine a hat-maker, a cigar-smoking old craftsman with steam presses and piles of felt make up the image that jumps to mind. Our recent visit with H E I D I L E E founder Heidi Lee turned that notion upside...
DESIGN
The DNA of Things
by Stefano Caggiano Italian multidisciplinary designer, artist and engineer Maurizio Montalti is the founder and director of Officina Corpuscoli, a laboratory of scientific creative research dealing with the role design could play in the bio...
CULTURE
Harrison & Bartleet Hook Clip by Mollyjogger
by Madison Kahn Outdoor retail expert Rick Stagner worked with Eddie Bauer for 18 years before opening his own authentic field and stream brand nearly a year ago, in August 2012. Based in the Ozark Mountains, Mollyjogger celebrates the Midwestern...
DESIGN
Design Miami/Basel 2013: Resting Upon Imagination
Design Miami/Basel houses the extraordinary. Objects as ordinary as a chair, and as everyday as a bench to sit upon, wow at this annual celebration of collectible design. With deft artistry, designers re-envision the structure and function of day-to...
STYLE
Interview: Month of Sundays
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi With three impeccable collections under wraps, Finland's talented Kettunen sisters continue to showcase their design prowess and creative independence with their clothing and accessories line, Month of Sundays. Working in...
STYLE
Futurotextiles
by Dora Haller A sweater that checks your mood, lace made of strawberry roots or a dress that uses wood as textiles: the third edition of the Futurotextiles exhibition in Paris presents the intriguing alliance of textile innovation, high fashion...
CULTURE
Fantasy Worlds at Art Paris Art Fair 2013
While making the rounds at this year's Art Paris Art Fair, we witnessed a host of identity-obscuring portraits, and continued to encounter illusions with several examples of distorted fantasy worlds. Inspired and mysterious, the following works drew...
DESIGN
Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom
American artist Charley Harper's fascination with the natural world kicked off with a childhood spent on a West Virginia farm. In his professional work, Harper rendered natural subjects for "The Golden Book of Biology," Ford Times, the National...
STYLE
Ace Hotel + Crescent Down Works
Having recently been reminded of the harsh, persistent weather in the Pacific Northwest over the holidays it makes perfect sense to see the latest collaboration from Seattle-based outerwear brand Crescent Down Works and Portland's Ace Hotel. The...
CULTURE
Graveyard Point
by Vivianne Lapointe A graduate of the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Corey Arnold has been fishing for about as long as he's been taking photos. Every summer Arnold runs a commercial salmon fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska, obsessively documenting...
DESIGN
Rare + Fibrous
Using Kufa, an aerial root fiber native to the Amazon rain forest, John-Michael Ekeblad builds furniture by hand using a variety of techniques unique to the region. Ekeblad works with local Amazonian craftsman in Georgetown, Guyana to harvest the...
CULTURE
Hello Nature
Best known for his photographs of his beloved Weimaraners, William Wegman is an American artist with a talent for the unexpected. The recent release of his book "Hello Nature" coincides with an exhibition at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, both serving...
DESIGN
Luna Seo
Seoul-born designer Luna Seo integrates prisms into her new collection, "That Piece of Time", capitalizing on both the symbolism and unique refractive qualities of the prism as a metaphorical reminder of small daily wonders. "The prism is a medium...
CULTURE
OLO Fragrance
Perfumer Heather Sielaff hand-blends idiosyncratic, mostly masculine scents for her label OLO Fragrance in her apartment in north Portland. "I'm not really girly," she admits, and her perfumes tend to be intriguing rather than sweetly attractive...
DESIGN
Tiny World Terrariums
From their Victorian-era genesis to waves of popularity in the '70s and in recent years, terrariums have taken on a variety of mossy forms. Leading their most recent charge was the uniquely charming, Brooklyn-based Twig Terrariums, whose uncanny...
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