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CH Luminaries
In a nod to the tradition propagated by the Oscars, we decided to take time to acknowledge the most influential figures in our sphere that have passed away in the last year. While this list is in no way exhaustive—from music to art and design...
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Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players
Receiving due credit for his talent in a medium he mostly considered a hobby, the impressive oeuvre left behind by Leon Levinstein is on display in career retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players...
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The Selby is in Your Place
If a picture tells a thousand words, then consider Todd Selby a visual raconteur. Since the summer of 2008, the Orange County, CA-born, NYC-based photographer has shown an expanding and eclectic cast of creative characters—artists, musicians...
DESIGN
James Tichenor
James Tichenor is a digital Renaissance man. As a trained architect he practiced in New York before deciding to go back to school to explore new technologies for materials and prototyping. That exploration came from an artistic and oftentimes psychedelic...
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Audrey Kawasaki
I was thrown this link the other night. And as I went through it, I was just astounded by how sensual and startling Audrey Kawasaki's work is. It's kinda hot and freaky so I thought I'd just share. I'm sure you're thinking "...
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Colani
Berlin-born Luigi Colani, with his trademark moustache, all-white ensembles, and stogie, was the 60s rockstar of design. Since graduating from the Sorbonne where he studied aerodynamics, for over 50 years he's given everything from high-heels...
DESIGN
Ruth Marshall
The highlight from Scope was undeniably Ruth Marshall and her acumen for craft-work combined with a nutty sense of humor. When the Australian born artist isn't at her day job sculpting exhibits at the Bronx Zoo, she's still committed to her...
STYLE
Gregory Siff
When Gregory Siff isn't acting in independent films, modeling for Abercrombie, or hosting Disney's Z Games, he's painting, creating installations and sculptures, or customizing Stan Smith adidas. The NYC-born, 27 year-old wunderkind tailors...
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Jeppe Hein: Distance
Last night we went over to Miami's thriving design district for the design.05 Miami show (more on that to follow) and on our way in got side tracked by this installation from 31 year old Danishman Jeppe Hein. Distance is an exploration of art...
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Classic Cookbooks
For some, Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when cookbooks come off shelves and get put to use. With last month's English-language release of the Italian classic The Silver Spoon, lauded as the bible of Italian cuisine, and the upcoming...
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Cindy Wright
Cindy Wright is a Belgian artist who is showing her work for the first time in the United States at Pulse, a fair concurrent with Art Basel in Miami. [We'll be on site giving you reports all next week]. Cindy's work is nothing short of...
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Jeanie M.
Jeanie M. is an artist and taxidermist from San Francisco. After several years photographing roadkill a friend (?) passed along a dead mouse that their snake passed on. She took this as a sign and started making whimsical scenes with small animals...
DESIGN
OGI graphics
Ogi's got some additions to his portfolio since I last checked in back in site.
CULTURE
Where the Ladies At?
From Rotterdam to Boston, tracking down some of the girl sneakerheads who care more about Blazers than Blahniks. The international legions of sneaker collectors are looking a lot more like fixtures than passing trends. But, despite this year...
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Luis Pons
Four years ago, Luis Pons was farming and tending to his cows in Venezuela's Amazon jungle. Forced from the country due to political strife, these days the architect leads quite a different life as the principal owner and designer of his preeminent...
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Etsu Meusy
Gum Ball machines, Axl Rose, and ice skaters - sometimes all within one composition- are among the many subjects in Japanese-born Etsu Meusy's work. The Vancouver-based artist's nostalgia-tinged 70s and 80s pop cultural pastiches have found...
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Lobo, 6 Questions
Since first watching Lobo's reel, I've played it probably 20 times - as much for the fluid motion of an unfurling pink hibiscus (for Diesel), or the geek appeal of a textbook-style diagram of a carbonated soda, as for the anthemic choice of...
DESIGN
Charlie White, 6 Questions
Charlie White's richly narrative work inserts otherwordly creatures into situations that range from banal to melodramatic: a puppet everyman sings forlornly on the scene of a car accident in an Interpol video, a naked alien character mingles at...
DESIGN
Joshua Davis, 6 Questions
We're in the home stretch leading up to the inaugural American edition of Semi-Permanent, the design conference that's met great success over the last few years in Sydney and London. Held in New York City's Avery Fisher Hall, the event...
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Food Critic
Artist Nicolas Touron’s new exhibit at the Virgil de Voldère Gallery in New York City uses most unlikely objects to tell his startling fables of global affairs. Armed primarily with sugar and ceramics, he has set out...
DESIGN
Lynne Golob Gelfman
Cloud-like layers, minimalist abstractions, mid-century palettes -- most would agree that the paintings by Miami-based Lynne Golob Gelfman appear to be art. Her most recent exhibit (she's been in over 80 to date), O the Games We Play, is a group...
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This Boy's Got the Blues
Who says a white teenager from Saskatchewan can’t have the blues? Thank god no one told 17-year-old Kyle Riabko because we’d be without one of the hottest young up-and-comers in the blues genre. Back in the â...
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TECH
Take a Ride on The Adam Brown
While up in Montreal last weekend, I had the chance to meet some of the city’s movers and shakers in the music scene. Someone told me about this young singer/songwriter named Adam Brown and after hearing a couple of his tracks, I...
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