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FOOD
APPLIANCES
TECH
SUSTAINABILITY
KITCHENS
HOMEWARE
GRUNDIG
COOKING
INNOVATION
Grundig and the Future of Food, Design and Interaction
When it comes to designing and engineering household appliances, one of the most significant issues is energy and water consumption. But the waste of other precious resources (like food) is also the driving force behind Grundig's most recent projects...
BOOKS
ADAM J KURTZ
ADAM JK
COLORING BOOKS
ANXIETIES
HUMOR
DRAWING
ARTIST
BROOKLYN
INTERVIEWS
Adam J Kurtz's "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time"), and it's very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing...
CULTURE LAB DETROIT
WALLS
FORUMS
CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS
DETROIT
TREVOR PAGLEN
ELIZABETH DILLER
ADAM PENDELTON
FRANKLIN SIRMANS
GARY SIMMONS
JANE SCHULAK
Culture Lab Detroit 2016: Walls
A quick conversation with a Detroiter—one of those born and raised, or transplanted for school who stuck around after, and even the ones who sought out inexpensive real estate and a fresh start later in life—reveals (regardless of how bold or subtle...
GARY SIMMONS
CULTURE LAB DETROIT
DETROIT
ART INSTALLATIONS
EXHIBITIONS
PUBLIC ART
WALLS
ARCHITECTURE
MOCAD
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT
Gary Simmons' Music Fly-Poster Installation for Culture Lab Detroit
There's no denying Detroit's rich musical history and its global impact on both singers and songwriters. This was one element touched upon when we last attended Culture Lab Detroit—a multi-day, multi-venue forum on actionable design and creativity...
AAILIYAH
ROCK THE BOAT
MUSIC
NEW MUSIC
MUSIC PREMIERES
DEEP HOUSE
BRENN ET CESAR
Premiere: Brenn + Cesar Remix Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat"
After years entrenched in the Parisian house music scene, brothers Brenn and Cesar moved their DJ act stateside (and launched a successful club night series, Lastlight). Appropriately named Brenn & Cesar, the group debuts here their first single...
TED
TEDXHOLLYWOOD
EVENTS
CONFERENCES
TEDxHollywood 2016: Technology vs Humanity
Organized by Ken Hertz and Dan Adler, TEDxHollywood 2016 will focus on technology and humanity—specifically the dichotomy in which they exist. With thoughtful speakers, performances, exhibits and interactive sessions, the day will inspire as only...
BOOKS
LANGUAGE
CULTURE
LINGUISTICS
ILLUSTRATION
EDUCATION
TRAVEL
The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Writer and illustrator, Ella Frances Sanders' new book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" is a charming collection of idioms that get lost in translation. The kinds of phrases you don't often hear in traditional language lessons, these are the sayings...
CREATIVE TIME
PUBLIC ART
PEDRO REYES
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL
OUTDOOR ART
PERFORMANCE ART
KICKSTARTER
NYC
Creative Time + Pedro Reyes' "Doomocracy" at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
For anyone unfamiliar with the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, statistics help paint a clear picture. Built back in 1917, it's over 95 acres of land, warehouses, cargo and docks in South Brooklyn. There are similarities here to the Brooklyn...
EMILY FORGOT
NEVERLAND
EXHIBITIONS
KK OUTLET
SHOREDITCH
LDW
SHOREDITCH DESIGN TRIANGLE
SCULPTURES
RUGS
CHAIRS
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
ARTISTS
ART
Emily Forgot's "Neverland" Exhibition at KK Outlet Gallery, Shoreditch
It's a bold move to invoke the mythical name of Neverland. For many, it already brings substantial associations pertaining to youth and imagination. And yet, graphic artist Emily Forgot (a moniker adopted by multidisciplinary artist and designer Emily...
BOSCO SODI
LOS ANGELES
EXHIBITIONS
INTERVIEWS
MATTHEW SCHUM
INSTALLATIONS
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURES
ART
ARTISTS
Artist Bosco Sodi's "Malpaís"
Inhabiting a building that was recently a boutique and is now a temporary exhibition space, Bosco Sodi’s work transforms the light-filled space into an otherworldly place. Greeting us at the door, Sodi looks around at the organic forms as if seeing...
TOYS
SEOUL
SOUTH KOREA
TOY MUSEUM
TRAVEL
TOURISM
SPONSORED
ADVERTORIAL
CH GLOBAL SPIN
CH Global Spin: Pollalla Toy Museum, Seoul
by Karen Day 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...
BOOKS
READING LISTS
NOVELS
BIOGRAPHIES
KIDS BOOKS FOR ADULTS
MORBID CURIOSITIES
FUTURE OF FOOD
ALCOHOL
READING
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
KENT
CONNECTICUT
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
GORDON PARKS
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
MICKALENE THOMAS
LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
PHOTOGRAPHY
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...
BOB MIZER
DIAN HANSON
TASCHEN
BOOKS
MODELS
LGBT
MUSCLE BEACH
CALIFORNIA
PHYSIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY
NSFW
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
ALBUM ART
CONTEMPORARY ART
VIDEO ART
FLOWER ART
POP-UP
MUSIC
ART
ARTISTS
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...
OUTSIDE LANDS
JULIEN BAKER
SONGWRITING
SF
SAN FRANCISCO
FESTIVALS
CONCERTS
SPRAINED ANKLE
MEMPHIS
SONGWRITERS
SINGERS
INTERVIEWS
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
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
CONVENTIONS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BOOKS
GLITTERATI
HARDCOVER
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...
WILDERMAN
OPEN SPACE
MUSIC PREMIERES
MUSIC VIDEOS
ROB GUNGOR
PARTISAN RECORDS
NSFW
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...
ART SOUTHAMPTON
LIZ NIELSEN
PHOTOGRAMS
INTERVIEWS
SOCO GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
BROOKLYN
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
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
NEXT FEST
LOS ANGELES
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
MUSIC VIDEOS
BLOOD ORANGE
FILM FESTIVALS
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...
DAVID SALLE
HOW TO SEE
ART
ART OPENINGS
PAINTERS
WW NORTON
BOOKS
CONTEMPORARY ART
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...
START UPS
SIMULATORS
VIDEO GAMES
SIMS
KICKSTARTER
INTERNET ART
INTERACTION DESIGN
SIMULATION GAMES
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...
FLOWERS
NATURE
BRONX
NEW YORK
PLANTS
ENVIRONMENT
CH VIDEO
AMORPHOPHALLUS TITANUM
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...
TIPPET RISE
ART
MUSEUMS
MONTANA
ARTISTS
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
TRAVEL
ART CENTER
FILMS
LECTURES
PUBLIC ART
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...
ANDY SUMMERS
LEICA GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPHS
PHOTOGRAPHY
LOS ANGELES
MUSICIANS
CHINA
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
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...
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