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CULTURE
Chen Tianzhuo's Picnic
An indolent psychonaut walks onto a stage in a brightly colored outfit and loads his bong with the ritual gestures of a tea master. He puts on a helmet—complete with a weed leaf-shaped halo—and as the bowl burns, a cloud of thick smoke fills the...
STYLE
Run in Style with Ciele Athletics' GoCap
As the interest in functional, well-designed sports gear continues to grow, many forward-thinking brands are moving in parallel; delivering just what you need to perform at your top level—or at least look like an athlete. The latest to take on the...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Magician Doug McKenzie
For the second video from our Lincoln Hello Again Series, we spent several days with an enchanting man. Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world's premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug's interest...
STYLE
Outlier Women's
For half a decade now we've been keeping tabs on the latest from performance apparel brand Outlier. From cycling-ready trousers and articulated button-downs to technically superior towels, the Brooklyn-based brand is always on point with advanced...
CULTURE
DJ Spooky: Seoul Counterpoint
When we last checked in with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, he was finishing up his year-long residency at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seems like he hasn't taken a break since: Miller was then the 2014 artist-in-residence at Seoul Institute...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Flex
Not long ago, we were honored to meet some of Brooklyn, NY's premiere competitive dancers and experts in the Flex style. We spent a few hours with the crew—learning about the style and watching some fantastic moves—and their remarkable talents were...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley
In a private residence on NYC's Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces...
CULTURE
Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning
On 14 March 1935 in the Bronx, New York, a man named Frank Spano was shot to death in front of his 12-year-old son Dominick. John Guerrieri, the man who held the gun, was their neighbor and father to Dominick's friend—and would later get off scot...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Lexus IS F Sport
Since taking the helm at Toyota Motor Company in 2009, president and CEO Akio Toyoda has been pushing hard for a more innovative direction. So far many of the company's talking points have been downplayed as hype, but the 2014 fleet looks to change...
DESIGN
Behind the Scenes at Strip Strip Hooray
"They come dressed to the nines," says Justin Moyer, production manager for Strip Strip Hooray. He's referring to the pantheon of fans that flock to the performance, one of the preeminent shows in the neo-burlesque scene. Most come for Dita Von...
CULTURE
Veal
Opening tonight, 7 February 2013, at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, "Veal" is a multidisciplinary performance that marries unlikely traditions from opera to industrial design. Thematically, the show plays off of the notion of the "industrial animal...
CULTURE
Reach Ruin
Working with crushed glass, recycled ceramics, molded sand and the resin for which he is most known, multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham expanded upon his preferred material to create "Reach Ruin," a beautifully resonating solo exhibition currently...
CULTURE
The Humping Pact
Artistic works addressing the relationship between the human body and its environment are not a new concept. The Berlin-based duo behind "The Humping Pact" fit into this tradition while establishing new methods to distinguish itself from past attempts...
STYLE
Nau FW 12
Known for their efforts in sustainable production and simplified design, Portland-based Nau offers a selection of appealing, subdued outdoor apparel with each coming season. Their latest men's collection for Fall/Winter 2012 collection includes three...
DESIGN
HTM Trainer+
Launching just a few miles from Olympic Park, Nike's latest take on their already incredible HTM Flyknit trainers sees the ultra lightweight shoe take new shape in a fresh set of hues. The HTM Trainer+ collection—designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara...
TECH
Drobo Mini
A valuable solution for the traveling photo or video nerd, Drobo's brand new Drobo Mini is the world’s smallest full-featured storage array that operates off combined disk and solid-state technologies, making it also one of the fastest. Like...
DESIGN
A45 AMG
Announced today and spotted outside Stuttgart, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG marks several new achievements for the performance brand. Following up on the recently launched A-Class, the elegant new compact features all wheel drive, an efficient 2...
CULTURE
Henrik Vibskov
The new self-titled book from Henrik Vibskov is a lot like his work—slightly haphazard yet cohesive; purposeful, but ultimately entertaining. Since graduating from London's Central St. Martins in 2001, the Danish designer has penetrated the...
CULTURE
The Abramović Method
Marina Abramović has returned to Milan with a new performance, specially conceived for the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), her first major museum exhibition since her retrospective in 2010 at the MoMA. The Abramović Method continues...
FOOD-DRINK
Snap Infusion Supercandy
Recognizing that most people think about candy first and nutrition second, the just-announced line of Snap Infusion Supercandy seeks to provide snackers with both. Each biodegradable package of candy contains a daily dose of B vitamins, antioxidants...
CULTURE
The Live Issue
While the big debate among publications today mainly falls over print versus digital, Pop-Up Magazine offers a new way to think about editorial formatting with their with their ephemeral live events. At four "issues" strong, the performances piqued...
TECH
DeFeet
by Scott Cooke As an avid city cyclist and man constantly on the move, finding accessories that can keep up with my lifestyle is a challenge within itself. Although I'd heard good things about the brand, I was reluctant to try DeFeet socks and gloves...
TRAVEL
Nau Fluent Stash
A modern day tool kit, Nau's Fluent Stash organizes all of your cords, chargers, notebooks and other essentials into an elegant origami-style wallet. Made from 100% recycled wool, the Stash reflects Nau's commitment to creating environmentally-friendly...
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