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CULTURE
Interview: Daniel Arsham on His Multi-Faceted Collaboration with adidas Originals
About two minutes into the first segment of Daniel Arsham’s trilogy, "Hourglass," we see a brief shot of a TV screen showing the colorful swirl of a hurricane barreling toward Miami—an image that has been burned in to my head since seeing it first...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Hennessy's Former Master Blender Yann Fillioux
by Elva Ramirez In the spirits world, there are master blenders and then there is Yann Fillioux, who has been with cognac powerhouse Hennessy for 50 years. On his first day of work (3 October 1966) he was just 19 years old. A seventh-generation...
CULTURE
Sweet Blackberry's Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman
Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry's mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best...
STYLE
EVERYBODY.WORLD + Delores Kerr's Capsule Collection
Founded by Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, EVERYBODY.WORLD focuses on sustainability, humanity and creativity. Built upon three pillars, the brand's top priority is respect—for the skilled workers they employ, for the environment, and for unique ideas...
TECH
Samsung's Family Hub
The concept of a smart home requires tiny innovations in unexpected places. Lights that turn on upon verbal request, air conditioning that adjusts remotely—this is the ever-evolving world of the home, in which everything is designed to think a...
DESIGN
Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...
TRAVEL
Ascending Cascade Mountain with Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides
As expected for mid-June, there are flowers on the Bow Valley floor in Alberta, Canada, but the surrounding mountains are covered in snow. Because of this recent snow fall, our climb will be a little more difficult, says our guide Patrick Jerome. The...
CULTURE
Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years
Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists...
DESIGN
Genesis, The Newest Luxury Auto Brand
The auto business is a difficult one to crack in any market segment, but tackling the luxury category is an exercise in the sophisticated art of making, selling and servicing vehicles as well as entering into a business category with its own particularities...
CULTURE
Kong Lingxin's "Unit Time" in Beijing
by Alessandro de Toni In the Chinese art community, Kong Lingxin's work has been widely praised for its simplicity and elegance—characteristics rarely seen among the younger generations of artists in China. Kong's first solo show, "Unit...
TRAVEL
QT Melbourne
A far cry from its previous existence as a scuzzy Greater Union cinema, Melbourne's ideally located QT Hotel is opulent and super-trendy. Arriving at the big copper doors of the 188-room hotel, guests are greeted by smiley "Directors of Chaos," whose...
CULTURE
Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...
DESIGN
Interview: Multimedia Artist Yuri Suzuki
One of the more powerful installations at Milan Design Week 2017 was London-based multimedia artist Yuri Suzuki’s “First of all, it’s not 100% demonstrating a car, but they really wanted to demonstrate the concept—the philosophy behind what they...
CULTURE
Interview: Ankur Jain, Founder of Kairos Society + VP of Product at Tinder
From the Innovation Board of the X-Prize Foundation to the World Economic Forum's select group of Young Global Leaders, Ankur Jain has proven to be more than a serial entrepreneur with an understanding of tech needs. In 2014, we spoke with Jain to...
DESIGN
Interview: Artist and Designer Yinka Ilori
“When I went to Nigeria for the first time I saw my grandmother and she spoke no English at all, but she spoke to us through what she was wearing,” says artist/designer Yinka Ilori. "Her clothes were really beautiful and empowering—and she looked really...
DESIGN
Interview: Ma Yansong, Founder MAD Architects
by Alessandro De Toni When Westerners think about Chinese architecture, we oftentimes have two images in mind: old, grand pagodas settled on the top of a hill or titanic mega-projects breaking global records. Understanding the essence of Chinese...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Massimo Bottura
Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-Michelin star Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy is a master and an artist who speaks like a poet. Given their shared hometown, Maserati partnered with Bottura to look at cars through the lens of food and brought...
CULTURE
Interview: Sculptor Jaume Plensa
Among the roster of international contemporary artists frequently positioning their art in public (and outdoor) settings, few bend the mind as much as Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. If his name isn't immediately familiar, his work most certainly will...
STYLE
Interview: Alex McCrery and Jenny Goodman of Tilit NYC
For the past four years, husband-and-wife duo Alex McCrery and Jenny Goodman have been quietly stitching together what seems destined to become a future classic among American heritage brands. Tilit—short for utility—is their take on modern workwear...
CULTURE
Steven Spazuk's Impressive Fire Art
In a truly romantic tale, artist Steven Spazuk says that the idea to paint using flames came to him in a dream. After his first attempt—which resulted in a page burnt to a crisp—he became obsessed with perfecting the technique. From there, he started...
CULTURE
"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...
DESIGN
Kith Takes Streetwear to the Mountains
Streetwear as a truly ubiquitous element of pop culture is a relatively nascent phenomenon. Limited sneakers and boutique hoodies in the pre-internet age were largely relegated to global downtown centers of fashion in major cities like New York, London...
DESIGN
Exploring FordHub at Westfield World Trade Center
NYC's Oculus, known officially as Westfield World Trade Center, might seem like an unlikely place for Ford's experiential retail space, but defying expectation is exactly what the auto brand is going for as they transition to being a mobility company...
CULTURE
Interview: Samantha Miller, Chief Science Officer at hmbldt
Launched last year, Anomaly, is crisp, tasteful and accessible. It includes specific information not only about the THC and CBD profiles but also the accessory cannabinoids that make up the formulation. Currently there are four I get the sense...
TECH
Countable App
It's undeniable that the recent election, and the events following President Trump's inauguration, have ignited a huge amount of activism in those who live in the United States—and around the world. People are more thoughtful about purchasing products...
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