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Nikon Love Letters to New York
When the core of a social media campaign is an authentic request to share love—of all types—even when it's neatly wrapped up in a brand message, it's hard to deny the importance. This is precisely what's drawn us to the new Nikon "Love Letters from...
CULTURE
Chef Chuck George Turns MREs into Michelin Plates
It's hard to deny the impact of food styling on our perception of a meal. The barebones packaging of MREs (military-issued meals, ready to eat) tends to indicate that what you'll find within is nothing more than essential. But when NYC-based chef Chuck...
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1. Scent Detectives Define the Smell of Old Books You know the sensation of pressing your nose into an antique book or walking through a historic library. But we've long struggled with the exact adjectives to describe these scents. Thankfully...
DESIGN
Indoek's "Surf Shacks" for Gestalten
Surf-centric website Indoek continues to expand the breath of its offerings, in turn demonstrating an increasing global interest in the full culture surrounding those addicted to waves. "Surf Shacks," a 288-page foray into the home lives of creatively...
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1. IKEA's Art Event 2017 Diverse, bold and colorful limited edition prints by 12 different artists will be available as part of IKEA's Art Event 2017. The likes of Amandine Urruty, Jean Jullien, Yasuto Sasada, Steve Harrington and more have contributed...
TECH
Onewheel+ and the Hasselblad X1D, an Unlikely Pairing
Off-roading with a “hoverboard?” Outdoor action photography in lowlight with a Hasselblad? None of this makes sense, but we tried it anyway. When the original OneWheel launched in 2015, we took it for a spin on the Las Vegas strip and fell in love...
TECH
The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage
Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID...
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1. NYC Gallerist Denied Entry to the USA As longtime fans (and neighbors) of NYC's design gallery Chamber, we were shocked to hear that its owner, gallerist Juan Garcia Mosqueda, was detained upon re-entry to the US and sent back to Buenos Aires...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
CROZ DIY Digital Camera
Taking photography back to the basics, the CROZ DIY Digital Camera only features two buttons: the on/off also acts as the shutter clicker and then one other switch selects photo effects. The design might sound simple—and it is, in a way. The clear...
DESIGN
Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...
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"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
Update 24 February 2017: tragically, it's been reported that Ren Hang has passed away aged just 29 years old. Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings...
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1. Royal Egyptian Scribe's 3,000-Year-Old Tomb Dating back to the Ramesside period, around 1200 BCE, a tomb has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. Japanese archaeologists, led by Waseda University Professor Jiro Kondo, made...
DESIGN
Jim Krantz Projects' The Way Of The West Collection
Collaborating with LA-based furniture design company Modernica, photographer Jim Krantz has taken his enthralling images of western landscapes and cowboys and applied them to an entirely new medium. Blending Krantz's signature style with mid-century...
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1. Artist Sending Trump Artwork in Protest This past weekend, Paul Weston decided to send President Trump a piece of artwork every single day—but not as a gift, as a reminder of the importance of arts funding. This comes hot off the news that...
TRAVEL
Photo Essay: Cycling Through Cuba
by Daniel Golden Cycling across Cuba is an incredible and worthwhile adventure, but is a trip that requires good planning and the understanding that the countryside is still undeveloped and resources are quite scarce. It's a beautiful place with...
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1. Fenghe Luo's Realistic NYC Souvenirs Fenghe Luo's prject "WTF NYC" isn't brand new, but it's worth taking a look at. Rather than pretty skylines and Lady Liberty, Luo's take on NYC souvenirs isn't just funny, it's (frighteningly) realistic...
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1. How Artists Depicted Obama’s Presidency Friday 20 January marks President Obama's last day in office, and while plenty of presidents before (and after) him are captured by artists in different ways, his presidency was incredibly significant...
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