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DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2015: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion editor, creative director, stylist and a mega-star in his own right, Nicola Formichetti embodies contemporary creativity. From collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diesel and Mugler, Formichetti has a unique and thoughtful approach...
DESIGN
Interview: Dieter Burmester on Making Automotive Sound Systems
For many of us, the dynamics of sound is difficult to fully comprehend but easy to criticize. A meticulously crafted speaker is only as good as the amp it's connected to, there isn’t a system in the world that can help a poorly shaped space seem like...
DESIGN
Interview: McLaren Automotive Chief Designer Robert Melville
by Michael Frank McLaren is a race car company that has slowly morphed into making cars for consumers. The present-day voices behind the iconic British brand might shed a softer light on this transition, but like Ferrari before it, the driving force...
CULTURE
Mark Dorf's Alternate Landscapes
Whether behind a camera or behind a computer screen, Mark Dorf finds himself returning to the subject matter of landscapes—both the natural and the digitally construed. "I tend to travel a lot to find these remote areas that feel as though they’re...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Gloria Steinem on Black Women and Feminism Feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem told Black Enterprise that she thinks black women invented the feminist movement. The Medal of Freedom award winner further discusses the role black women...
CULTURE
Dominic Wilcox on Playful Creativity
At last month’s Design Indaba 2015 conference in Cape Town, British artist Dominic Wilcox’s humorous, engaging talk drew the most laughter, as well as audible expressions of awe and wonder. After his time on stage, the crowd's enthusiasm didn't...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Bruichladdich Master Distiller Jim McEwan
Sharing a glass of Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006, master distiller Jim McEwan marvels over the oil content in the class. After decades at Bowmore and garnering countless awards, McEwan was tasked to reopen Bruichladdich in 2000 and restore some...
CULTURE
Interview: 2015 TED Fellow eL Seed
Born and raised in Paris to Tunisian parents, graffiti artist eL Seed has left his mark all over the world (from the Jara Mosque to canyons to Louis Vuitton scarves), by spray-painting universal messages that funnily enough, the majority of viewers...
CULTURE
AEVOE Magazine, Vol. 1
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, legendary author of "Le Petit Prince," once said, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It's exactly...
CULTURE
Interview: Photographer Pieter Hugo
When Nelson Mandela formally stepped into office as South Africa's first democratically elected president in 1994, it marked a new era of hope and reconciliation for the vibrant if not fractured nation. While the transition of power from apartheid...
DESIGN
Interview: Nike ACG Senior Design Director Matthew Millward
Blending complex, rich design narratives into every product is one of the reasons that, since it's start in 1964, Nike remains one of the world's most fascinating brands. A passion for innovation lives in the halls of the Beaverton, Oregon-based...
STYLE
Interview: Mark Galbraith on Nau SS15
With a decade of production under their belt, Portland-based apparel brand Nau is still aiming for the standards it set back in 2005. Nau started with a vision for products that were sustainable and luxurious, outdoor-ready and modern, utilitarian...
DESIGN
Fiercely Curious + Made Popup Show
When Erin Przekop and Tom Critchlow were first conceiving the idea that would become their online art boutique Fiercely Curious, they didn't realize they were going to be starting a creative family. "We were hiking in the Andes and Erin was trying...
CULTURE
Casey Neistat at Design Indaba
At Design Indaba, an event filled with creatives and media innovators, Casey Neistat is a bit of a rock star. Conference-goers approach the 34-year-old New Yorker to gush over how much they like his work. His talk about his films and the virtue of...
STYLE
Interview: Knitwear Designer Kim Haller
When you enter knitwear designer Kim Haller’s Brooklyn studio, you are also entering her home. A career consultant for international luxury brands like Calvin Klein and Derek Lam, Haller transformed the ground floor of her charming townhouse into...
CULTURE
Interview: Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding
Detroit's Renaissance continues with creatives who blend art, design and trade. One such artist is Josh Welton, a Detroit native whose sculptures of cars, robots and animals are meticulously made by hand. He's worked in manufacturing since a young...
DESIGN
Interview: Ravi Naidoo of Design Indaba
In just two days, the 20th edition of Design Indaba—the Cape Town-based conference that has celebrated creativity and promoted design for two decades now—will open. Known for its eclectic, inspirational roster of speakers, the conference gathers...
STYLE
Behind the Scenes with Stowaway Cosmetics
When NYC-based Stowaway Cosmetics launched last week, it was clear that founders Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson hit the nail on the head when designing their pocket-sized, essentialist makeup line. Barely a week into production, Stowaway has...
STYLE
Interview: Paul O'Neill of Levi's Vintage Clothing
As the originator of the classic American blue jean, Levi's is a brand built on quality and function with a steady vision of the past, present and future of apparel. Though our sights are most often focused forward, towards the latest in innovation...
STYLE
DIY Tips with Adina Grigore's Skin Cleanse Book
Demystifying skincare is often overwhelming, frustrating and expensive—with new miracle formulas and elixirs constantly being added to the inifinite list of "must-haves." And considering that most of these proclaimed panaceas don't even contain the...
CULTURE
Interview: Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian
Glaswegian indie-pop band Belle and Sebastian is something of a rare breed in today's music landscape. The revolving cast of musicians—with frontman Stuart Murdoch and a handful of foundational members remaining constant—has released nine studio...
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