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SCANDINAVIA
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NEW HEROES AND PIONEERS
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SHARE: Not Your Average Art Book
Since their launch last year, Scandinavian indie publisher New Heroes & Pioneers have been busy dreaming up not-your-typical art books—and their latest title is certainly one that won't be collecting dust on your coffee table or bookshelf. Staying...
COMPETITIONS
AMERICAN EXPEDITION VEHICLE
JEEP WRANGLER
RALLIES
SAHARA DESERT
WOMAN WARRIORS
Amy Lerner on Training for the Rallye des Gazelles
Only stars light up the sky as we pull over to the roadside in the middle of the desert. We are here to meet Amy Lerner, a New Jersey housewife and mother of two turned American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) rally pilot, as she trains for this year's...
ART
INTERVIEWS
METAL
DOGS
ARTISTS
DETROIT
MANUFACTURING
SCULPTURES
WELDING
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...
ART
GALLERIES
CHELSEA
NEON
CONTEMPORARY ART
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
Keith Lemley: Arboreal
Neon and wood aren't the most likely of combinations, but Keith Lemley welds the two very different mediums into conversation in his latest show, "Arboreal." For his first solo exhibition in New York, the artist—who has become known for his sculptural...
GALLERIES
CHINA
BEIJING
CONTEMPORARY ART
ART SPACES
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
I:Project Space, Beijing
Over the past 20 years, Chinese contemporary artists have risen to the stage of world’s art scene, and Beijing’s two most popular art districts—798 and Caochangdi, with their world-famous galleries and art studios—have become hot spots for critics...
LONDON
COLLECTIONS
TAXIDERMY
ARTISTS
COLLECTORS
OBJECTS
BARBICAN CENTRE
Magnificent Objects: The Artist as Collector
The latest exhibition at London art gallery and cultural center Barbican takes a deeper look at the fascination with collecting items (be it art, postcards, cookie jars or taxidermied animals) that unites a number of post-war and contemporary artists...
ARCHITECTURE
FRANCE
MUSEUMS
SCIENCE
ANTHROPOLOGY
LYON
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
NATURAL HISTORY
Lyon's New Musée Des Confluences
Where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet in Lyon is the location of the historic French city's urban development project, which has been transforming the former industrial wasteland into spaces for residences, offices, shopping and leisure since the...
DESIGN
BOOKS
DATING
NYC
LOVE
VALENTINES DAY
VALENTINES DAY 2015
HABITS
The Aftermath of 40 Days of Dating: The Book
While NYC-based designers and friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman completed their experiment "40 Days of Dating" last summer, devoted readers (into the millions) who followed every bit of documentation are all dying to know: what happened next...
MUSIC
PHOTOGRAPHY
SPORTS
CHARITY
VIDEO
RAP
PROCESS
HIP-HOP
CHV
ALBUM COVER ART
Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion
If you've ever wondered who is behind the cover art for some of hip-hop's most iconic albums then you may be familiar with Jonathan Mannion. With almost 20 years in the industry, the Ohio-born photographer has made a name for himself snapping photos...
PHOTOGRAPHY
ARCHITECTURE
MODERNISM
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTO SERIES
PALM SPRINGS
MIDNIGHT MODERN
TOM BLACHFORD
Tom Blachford's New Midnight Modern Photos
Debuting during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 (a 10-day cultural event celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, fashion and culture), photography exhibition "Midnight Modern" captures the sublime essence of lunar illumination. Melbourne...
EVENTS
SKIING
CONNECTICUT
SNOW
WINTER SPORTS
JUMPFEST
SNOW SPORTS
SKI JUMPS
Salisbury, Connecticut's Jumpfest 2015
The Salisbury Winter Ski Association (SWSA, pronounced "swaa-sa") is a local club in Salisbury, Connecticut that teaches kids to ski jump. Now in its 89th year, SWSA is one of the last all-volunteer run clubs in the country. Every Sunday morning...
MUSIC
INDIE
INTERVIEWS
SCOTLAND
MUSICIANS
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
CREATIVE INSPIRATION
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...
LONDON
DIETER RAMS
INTERVIEW
MINIMAL DESIGN
FERGUSON HENDERSON
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
PORTUGUESE DESIGNERS
Interview: Designer Hugo Passos
By Adam Coghlan At 32, Hugo Passos is one of London’s most exciting young designers. With a refreshing purity of purpose, he exists slightly outside creative London’s esoteric clique. "When I was growing up, Portugal was a traditional place...
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXHIBITIONS
STUDIO VISITS
CHELSEA
PAINTINGS
JILL GREENBERG
FINE ART
Studio Visit: Photographer Jill Greenberg
On the fifth floor of a joint residential/workspace building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Jill Greenberg set up shop back in 1997. While she would leave in 2000 for the West Coast, 12 years later she returned and the studio itself...
TOKYO
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
FILM
JAPAN
CAMERAS
PHOTO BOOKS
35MM
TOKYO CAMERA STYLE
Tokyo Camera Style
Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the '90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of...
EMERGING DESIGNERS
FASHION WEEK
STYLE
MADE FASHION
VFILES
VFILES Made Fashion at Lincoln Center
Community is key for VFILES—the online hub of social connection and editorial content that sheds light on relevant and emerging talent in the world of fashion and culture. This is exemplified by the fact that all four featured designers in their...
LONDON
BOOKS
UK
INSPIRATION
AI WEIWEI
MARK GONZALES
SPIKE JONZE
CREATIVE TOOLS
HUCK
MIA
MIKE D
Huck Magazine: Paddle Against The Flow
Drawing on its decade-long history covering a broad range of counterculture, London-based Huck Magazine recently took stock of the greatest nuggets of wisdom from leading wave-makers who have graced the publication's pages. The result is "Paddle...
LONDON
EMERGING ARTISTS
ART PUBLICATIONS
YOUNG TALENT
ANNUAL GUIDE
ART PRIZE
UNIARTSLONDON
The Catlin Guide 2015
Discovering tomorrow’s artists today takes effort: prepare to go to every graduate show and art fair in the country to find the really good stuff. Or, if you live in the UK, there’s a shortcut: The Catlin Guide. Published by fine art insurer Catlin...
WEBSITES
EDITORIAL
KICKSTARTER
FEMINISM
FEMSPLAIN
Femsplain's Female-Powered Content Community
When Amber Gordon left her role as a creative strategist for Tumblr, it wasn't to go on a soul-searching mission. In fact, she had already found her calling—and had founded it in the process. Gordon's brainchild, Femsplain, delivers a platform for...
VIDEO GAMES
INSTALLATIONS
SUNDANCE
SHORT FILMS
PARK CITY
SUNDANCE 2015
NEW FRONTIER
Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion
While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways...
COLLECTIONS
VIDEO
SYNTHESIZERS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
CHV
COMPOSERS
DEVO
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh's Synth Collection
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVO turned award-winning...
OUTDOORS
FILM
CANADA
DOGS
WILDLIFE
SHORT FILMS
ONTARIO
DOGSLEDDING
GOH IROMOTO
Dogsledding in the Great White North: PULL
In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film "PULL," Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one...
VIRTUAL REALITY
SUNDANCE
PARK CITY
SUNDANCE 2015
NEW FRONTIER
OCULUS RIFT
VR
Sundance 2015: New Frontier's Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) experiences were highly sought after at this year's Sundance—with New Frontier Exhibitions, the cutting-edge art and storytelling division of the festival, offering an array of otherworldly experiences. There, attendees could...
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