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STYLE
The White Line Fragrance Collection by Odin New York
Though Odin New York is often touted as a men's lifestyle boutique, the brand is inching toward the androgynous. This is especially apparent in the cult following of its fragrances, which have developed a unisex fan base despite most often landing...
DESIGN
Christie's Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites
Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie's shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be from outer space—be that the Moon, Mars or deep asteroid fields...
CULTURE
Wayne Chisnall: Dreams of Being Batman
Newly minted London exhibition space The Vaults Gallery is located deep in the underground tunnels below the gigantic Waterloo Station. To enter, pass the skateboarders and street artists tagging the walls of Leake Street, also known as The Tunnel...
CULTURE
You Call That Art?! Pop-up Book
Pop-up book artists David A. Carter and James Diaz have teamed up once again to offer another interactive hands-on approach to learning. This time the duo turned their attention to sculpture. Appropriating the phrase often floating in the air of...
DESIGN
Beijing Artist Kong Kong Wei
Kong Kong Wei loves drawing. Since childhood, her father encouraged her to pursue the passion—taking her to art exhibitions and covering the walls of their home with scenes from her fairytale world. Her dedication to drawing brought her to study...
CULTURE
Monika Sosnowska's 110-Foot-Long TOWER
Within the vast exhibition space found at Hauser & Wirth's Chelsea location, a single piece forcefully occupies the floor: "Tower." Crafted from steel and painted a powerful black, the imposing sculpture delivers an architectural, skeletal sensory...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Iris van Herpen
At just 30 years old, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has already turned the fashion world on its head with her wildly futuristic approach to haute couture. Her unique interdisciplinary take on fashion has gained the admiration of notable style pioneers...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: 27 Robots
Not unlike the laboratory of a mad scientist, Josue Maldonaldo's gadget-filled studio on the outskirts of Detroit is full of odd and fascinating creations. By day, Maldonaldo sculpts life-sized model cars for Ford, but by night, he creates his very...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Li Ying
Li Ying is a young, Beijing-based sculptor from Hunan province, who's gained increasing attention for her monumental metal artworks—the latest of which mesmerized audiences at a recent CAFA postgraduate exhibition. We visited her studio in Heiqiao...
DESIGN
Jakub Berdych's Robot
The design and sculptural works crafted by Jakub Berdych, of Prague­-based Qubus Studio, represent a wide range of inspiration and intelligent references to history and Western society at large. Experimenting with materials, forms and meanings...
CULTURE
Ren Ri’s Beeswax Sculptures
Artist Ren Ri (who trained at Tsinghua Academy of Art and Saint Petersburg State University in Russia) creates art that is influenced by his childhood—one that occurred amongst the beautiful scenery of Wuhan’s lush vegetation. “Back then, I was spending...
CULTURE
Doubleparlour Sculptures
Say hello to Cassandra and Ernie Velasco of Doubleparlour—and all of their little friends. The husband and wife duo is based in Lower Haight, San Francisco and started showing their work in 2007. Over the years, they’ve shown artwork at group and...
DESIGN
ICFF 2014 Preview: Rich Brilliant Willing
Continuing to impress with innovative forms and creative uses of materials, Rich Brilliant Willing is again introducing new products this year at ICFF during NYCxDesign. In the time since we last caught up with the trio of Brooklyn-based designers...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Barry X Ball
In an unassuming residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, lies the studio space of sculptor Barry X Ball. His stunning re-imagined and modified versions of Renaissance era masterpieces begin with meticulous 3D-scanning. Ball and his team...
CULTURE
Lee Bul
Acclaimed international artist Lee Bul currently has a show at NYC's Lehmann Maupin, bringing together futuristic works that are at once massive and meditative. Dealing mainly with what Lee calls our "disappointment about modern life," the show...
CULTURE
Gehard Demetz: The Invocation
Gehard Demetz could perhaps be called a modern-day Geppetto—but instead of woodcarving puppets with curiously growing noses, he creates lifelike limewood sculptures of children that captivate as much as they unsettle. Each child holds a special object...
CULTURE
Charged: Shih Chieh Huang
Since Marcel Duchamp and his bicycle wheel (and urinal), countless artists have included daily objects into their work. There may only be one, though, who uses them to create bioluminescent "living" organisms. Taiwanese-American artist Shih Chieh...
CULTURE
Armory Week 2014: Spikes and Speckles
This year's Armory Show brought together a multitude of respected galleries, and the contemporary and modern artwork of the talent they represent. In its 15th year, the show displayed artwork that excelled—and surprises were around every corner. Quite...
CULTURE
Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction and the Fabricated Image
Nylon threads and neatly erupted charcoal bits take over Miami's Zadok Gallery in "Fiction and the Fabricated Image"—an exhibition that opens this weekend by the South Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk. The show explores the interplay of nature and civilized...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Thomas Doyle
In a small suburb north of New York City we met Thomas Doyle, a sculptor whose miniature works reveal an interesting view of his characters' lives. Doyle constructs frozen scenes of surreal domesticity and suburban life that provoke nostalgia and...
CULTURE
Off Piste: Neon Daze and Winter Waves
Four years ago, burnt out on the way mainstream snowboarding was headed, artist and professional snowboarder Corey Smith turned to his Lake Tahoe garage/studio for refuge. Here, he founded Spring Break Snowboards, an art project aimed at bringing...
CULTURE
Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals
by Eva Glettner To view Lisa Swerling’s "Glass Cathedrals" for the first time is a magical and powerful experience. Perhaps it’s the dimensions that grab you, or how the real and the surreal blend together, or the way it conveys just how tiny we...
TRAVEL
Art Shanty Projects
Minnesota may be known for ice fishing, but the huts many a grandfather once huddled in have nothing on those created for the Art Shanty Projects, an artist-driven community temporarily located on White Bear Lake, MN. Centered on the idea of repurposing...
DESIGN
The Language of Tape Design
When you think about automobile design, clay probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. From sketches on paper to refined 3D renderings made in CAD, the design remains almost solely in theory until the team moves to a clay model. Modelers...
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