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The Life of Ultra Violet
Earlier this year we had the opportunity to enter the world of artist Ultra Violet, born Isabelle Collin Dufresne. The French-born, NYC-based iconoclast passed away this weekend after an illustrious career that involved inspiring cultural and artistic...
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Cool Hunting Video: Ultra Violet
On a rainy day in New York, we visited iconic artist Ultra Violet (aka Isabelle Collin Dufresne) in her studio. Quickly integrated into pop and surrealist artists' social scene upon her immigration into the US from France, Ultra Violet is known...
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The Special AKA: Nelson Mandela
As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela this week, we remember his profound spirit through the UK band The Special AKA's 1984 catchy anthem, "Nelson Mandela"—released as "(Free) Nelson Mandela" stateside. Produced by Elvis Costello, the song...
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Kirsten Dunst: Turning Japanese
This past Wednesday, we hit Parisian club Silencio's pop-up at Art Basel Miami Beach, where Pharrell and Takashi Murakami curated a set of the Japanese visual artist's films from his most recent "Jellyfish Eyes" to 2009's "Akihabara Majokko Princess...
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Röyksopp feat. Robyn: The Girl And The Robot
This week's #PrivateJam comes from Saidah Blount at NPR Music Events, who chose the 2009 dark electro-pop jam "The Girl And The Robot." Swedish siren Robyn lent her powerful vocals to Norwegian duo Röyksopp's futuristic chord progressions and arpeggiated...
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It's Nice That + NTS Radio's Black Impulse Playlist
Our creativity-championing friends over at It's Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music, most of which you've probably never heard before. Heather Weil focuses on prog...
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It's Nice That + NTS Radio's Black Impulse Playlist Our creativity-championing friends over at It's Nice That have let the folks from Black Impulse on NTS Radio hijack their weekly mixtape—resulting in two hours of music, most of which you've probably...
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Interview: Eric Yahnker
Los Angeles-based artist and former South Park animator Eric Yahnker is known for his highly skilled, large-scale drawings that use humor as a platform for his social and political views. In his current exhibition—called "Ebony & Benghazi"—currently...
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3D Monopoly: New York Edition
Though the majority of our game-playing time these days is spent staring solitarily at our smartphones moving pixelated candy, nothing quite beats a good old-fashioned board game. While a game like Monopoly is a classic, the newly unveiled 3D New...
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Fab + The Warhol Foundation
While you can score a Campbell's soup reproduction print from any number of places, opportunities to pick up an authentic Andy Warhol are few and far between for casual art collectors. Knowing this, design megastore Fab will host a rare sale today...
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Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints
As the recently appointed director of NYC's Japan Society Gallery, Miwako Tezuka makes a resounding statement about the modern relevance of traditional Edo-era art. While introducing "Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints," Dr. Tezuka hones...
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Studio Visit: Tomokazu Matsuyama
Anyone concerned that our increasingly integrated, global world will lead to a homogenized population or uniform culture need to look no further than the artwork of Tomokazu Matsuyama to see how uniquely varied it can be. The Japanese pro snowboarder...
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Andy Warhol Photobooth Pictures
When Harper's Bazaar commissioned Andy Warhol to do a layout for a feature on the arts in 1963, the artist turned to photobooths. The project launched a three-year obsession with the machines, resulting in images of himself, people he knew and famous...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Peter Varga Concept Bicycles Beginning with a Master's Degree project in 2007, Slovakian designer Peter Varga has continued each year to produce unconventionally intelligent bikes. Highlighted on Selectism, Varga's bikes have won several awards...
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Cap
This summer sees the full-scale production of "Cap" (the spray-can-nozzle-shaped stool that we previously featured in prototype stage on CH, accompanied by a campaign that literally takes it to the streets, featuring photographs of the stool in various...
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