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CULTURE
Fictitious Topographies
Daniel Escobar will ring in 2012 with "Fictitious Topographies," his first solo exhibition in the United States. Inspired by the ubiquitous influence of the urban landscape, the Brazilian artist has decided to remake aspects of real cities into creative...
CULTURE
Disintegration and Sprawl
A new gallery collection at Christina Ray takes a look at the ruins of urban spaces in an age of sustainability and waste reduction. Artists Amze Emmons and Kevin Haas present imaginary landscapes as the potential for progressive living, juxtaposed...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Santa & Cole
Sponsored content: Producing indoor and outdoor products since the 1980s, iconic Spanish furniture brand Santa & Cole is one of the lesser-known but more innovative design firms in existence. The forward-thinking company continues to expand into...
CULTURE
Living in the Endless City
Among all the chatter about the future of urban development, "Living in the Endless City" stands out as a refreshing voice with its collection of clear-eyed info designed to help grapple with the some of the big questions facing today's cities...
FOOD-DRINK
City Hydroponic
Behind the many verdant closets and kitchen-corner produce installations increasingly tucked into NYC apartments, you can often find the expertise and passion of urban gardening advocate and entrepreneur Aaron Moore. Splitting his time between his...
DESIGN
Urban Shed International Design Competition
by Passa C Protecting pedestrians from both debris and the rain, NYC construction scaffolding is a major part of the urban landscape yet mostly considered an inconvenient eyesore. With nearly 6,000 sheds spanning more than 1 million linear feet throughout...
CULTURE
My Story, My Goal
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals—the ambitious list of global objectives put together by world leaders in September of 2000—have just five years until the deadline and are seriously behind schedule. With pie-in-the-sky...
DESIGN
Urban Insect Hotel
Winning London's recent Beyond The Hive competition, the "Insect Hotel" is a five-star refuge for bugs living in urban environments. Architecture firm Arup Associates designed individual compartments in a mathematically-derived pattern known as a...
TRAVEL
Stay
Punctuated with graffiti and art on walls and ceilings, Copenhagen's new hotel and residence Stay nods to its recent heritage as a bustling artistic hub called the A House. From 2003 to 2006, the new guard of Danish creatives—among them Henrik...
STYLE
The Paint Pack
Featured on CH in the past for their provocative and often politically-inspired clothing line, Akomplice's latest mission is to paint the town white. Colorado-based brothers Mike and Patrick McCarney recently teamed up with Conveyor Fred Segal to...
TRAVEL
Drainspotting
"Drainspotting" puts Remo Camerota's popular blog of Japanese manholes into a square-shaped book of amazing construction and bizarre imagery. As the title suggests, Drainspotting requires an eye for the odd bursts of color along city streets...
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