CH GLOBAL SPIN
CH Global Spin: Pollalla Toy Museum, Seoul
Whether you're hunting Pokémon, a Kevin McAllister doll, vintage Star Wars action figures, old-school Korean toys or the obscure Alyssa Milano album, the Pollalla Toy Museum in Seoul has you covered, and then some. This hidden Hongdae gem is a hoarder...
KIDS BOOKS FOR ADULTS
FUTURE OF FOOD
Our Back to School Reading List
Whether you're voracious readers or simply image-seeking page flippers, the following eight books reflect some of the most interesting that have crossed our path recently. As students head off to school, we can all jump on the book-reading band wagon...
JAMES BARRON ART
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier
In the idyllic town of Kent, Connecticut—a little over two hours north of NYC by car—the James Barron Art gallery will host an exhibition of uncommon socio-political importance. "Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas...
ATHLETIC MODEL GUILD
Bob Mizer's Two-Volume "AMG: 1000 Model Directory"
Taschen's forthcoming "Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory" two-volume tome is far more than a collection of over 1000 hunky, near-nude bodybuilders and celebrities. (Though, that's definitely part of the allure.) Within both volumes, one bears witness...
Flume + Jonathan Zawada Pop-Up in LA
The artwork of Jonathan Zawada lives on your computer hard drive and—if you still buy CDs—on your bookshelf, too. The Perth, Australia-raised (now LA-based) multimedia artist has been regularly commissioned to create album covers for largely electronic...
Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands
Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly...
Arthur Drooker's "Conventional Wisdom" Book
Between July 2013 and January 2015, we were honored to publish the work of photographer Arthur Drooker as he developed installments within a rather unique series known as Conventional Wisdom. Drooker traveled the US, attending obscure conventions and...
Premiere: "Open Space" by Wilderman
Rob Gungor—who doubles as the owner (along with partner Simone Rubi) of the Do Your Thing cafe in the art haven that is Marfa, Texas—releases music once again under the moniker Wilderman. "Open Space," the debut track off of his forthcoming album...
Artist Liz Nielsen's Photograms
Back during this July's Art Southampton fair, we became transfixed by a series of large scale images within the walls of the Charlotte, NC-based SOCO Gallery booth. Upon further inspection, the works turned out to be photograms by Brooklyn-based...
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST 2016 Programming
Now in its fourth year in LA, the Sundance Film Festival's NEXT FEST once again offers an outlet for independent artists across many mediums—and for audiences craving acclaimed cinematic programming. For those who can't make it to Park City, Utah...
HOW TO SEE
Artist David Salle's "How to See" Book
For some, a work of art in a museum or gallery can require substantial consideration. For others, a passing glance will do. One can choose to read into symbolism, coloration and more—or purely enjoy (or despise) any type of art for aesthetic reasons...
Face the Challenges of Running a Start-up in "The Founder" Video Game
Brooklyn-based artist and interaction designer Francis Tseng offers an opportunity that many of us could only wistfully fantasize about: the chance to be a start-up founder. His new simulation video game, The Founder, takes place right after the...
New York Awaits The Mysterious Corpse Flower
Today or Thursday, the mysterious, magical and stinky Corpse Flower is set to bloom at the Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Also known as Amorphophallus Titanum (meaning "large misshapen phallus"), the flower—when...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana
A couple of hours from Yellowstone National Park, a very different (but no less spectacular) kind of destination opened just last month. Tippet Rise Art Center, located in Fishtail, Montana, is driven by the mission to make art and music more affordable...
Photographer Andy Summers' "The Bones of Chuang Tzu"
China keeps calling to Andy Summers, and when he travels there he has his trusty Leica M Monochrome at the ready to capture his outsider views of a culture he finds deep and sophisticated. “It's just like music. My own poetic vision of China...
Visiting Joan Miró's Creative Refuge in Mallorca
In between the sun, sea, sand and freshly caught seafood that comprise the Balearic Islands experience, there's also artistic inspiration to be found. Mallorca—a top tourist destination for Brits—has its share of embarrassing headlines featuring overzealous...
Premiere: "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" (Paul Woolford Rework)
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" is the perfect curtain-call track to Band on the Run, Paul McCartney and Wings' third studio album—it's as funky as it is climactic, with that requisite hue of psychedelia. Jump to 2016: German DJ Timo Maas and...
MY BLOOD RUNS YELLOW
ITALIAN HORROR FILMS
SLOAN FINE ART
Contemporary Art Inspired by Classic Italian Horror Films
For anyone smitten with classic Italian horror films—a genre of thrills, eroticism, drama and gore—a new exhibition in Los Angeles pays tribute by way of artworks from 13 contemporary artists. “My Blood Runs Yellow: A Tribute to Giallos,” at Project...
Announcing WORLDZ: a Cultural Marketing Summit and Community
We’ve been fortunate to be part of the PTTOW! community for several years. The acronym stands for Planning To Take On the World, and its 230 or so members represent leaders—only one per company—across industries and genres. Execs of some of the...
Maarten Baas Paints the Time at Schipol
Dutch designer Maarten Baas revisits his 2009 "Real Time" concept in a new site-specific project commissioned by Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, following in the footsteps of other "Real Time" clocks found in the nearby Rijksmuseum, as well as the...
50 VARICK STREET
Spring Studios Opens its Doors for the LIFE Photo Exhibition
Much can be said of TriBeCa's Spring Studios. Arguably of greatest importance, it's an epic 150,000 square foot multi-floor space dedicated to creativity. Recently, a 12,000 square foot, 360-degree-view rooftop was opened and a members' only club known...
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SCULPTURE
CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
A BEAUTIFUL DISORDER
"A Beautiful Disorder" at Cass Sculpture Foundation
About two hours from London, or an hour from Brighton, Cass Sculpture Foundation sprawls across 26 acres of land and features monumental large-scale sculptures on its grounds. Open to the public seven days a week from April through November, the...
CARNIVAL OF TEITIPAC
Oaxacan Stonecutter and Dressmaker Tiburcio Sánchez
by Max La Frenais Maestro Tiburcio Sánchez was born in San Juan Teitipac in 1945 and has been stonecutting metates and molcajetes for the past 55 years. (A metate is a large, carved stone with a curved surface used to grind maize; a molcajete is...
Noise Patterns by Tristan Perich
Sound artist Tristan Perich has long been interested in stripping art down to an elemental level to explore randomness and order (catch his drawing machine in this 2006 Cool Hunting video). To listen to his 2004-2005 album1-Bit Music, one plugged...
THE STANDARD HIGH LINE
BOOM BOOM ROOM
GRINDR's Pride Week Art Party: SLUMBR
What, one may ask, does "black tie pajama" entail? That was a question on many guests' minds as they prepared for an uncommon Pride party in NYC this weekend. SLUMBR, set at The Standard, High Line (within their now-iconic The Top of the Standard...