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INTERVIEWS
PAINTINGS
PAINTER
ALEXA MEADE
FORM ARCOSANTI
LIVE PAINTING
ART
Artist Alexa Meade at FORM Arcosanti
The words "live painting" invoke a couple of different images for me: a graffiti artist in the middle of the night, or even Bob Ross talking to the camera and patiently explaining a new technique. Alexa Meade, however, has made the term entirely...
SHARKS
PHOTO BOOKS
WILDLIFE
OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY
TASCHEN
MICHAEL MULLER
FISH
ANIMALS
BOOKS
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERVIEWS
ENDANGERED SPECIES
CONSERVATION
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Interview: Photographer Michael Muller
LA-based photographer Michael Muller has captured celebrities (including Rihanna for her album cover Unapologetic) to mutants and superheroes (the movie posters for "X-Men Apocalypse" and "Captain America: Civil War" to name a few), but the most fascinating...
ARIZONA
MUSIC FESTIVALS
ARCOSANTI
PAOLO SOLERI
FORM ARCOSANTI
HUNDRED WATERS
FOUR TET
SKRILLEX
DAWN
LIVE MUSIC
DESERT
Finding Respite at FORM Arcosanti 2016
"Has everybody been having an insanely relaxing time?" electronic musician and hypeman-for-Saturday-night Dan Deacon asks the crowd, adding how almost "creepily" relaxing it's been here at Arcosanti, Arizona before immediately shifting the mood into...
RYAN HEWETT
UNIT LONDON
PAINTERS
SOUTH AFRICA
PORTRAITURE
FRIEZE LONDON
ART OPENINGS
ART EXHIBITIONS
MARCEL DUCHAMP
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
GALLERIES
Painter Ryan Hewett's Preview Exhibition at Unit London
By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures...
NEW MUSIC
PREMIERES
SONG PREMIERES
DANCE HALL
AFROBEAT
SENEGAL
GAMBIA
VOODOO REBEL
WORLD MUSIC
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
KORA
POLYRHYTHMIC
Premiere: "Kololi Under the Moon" by Populous
Florence, Italy-based label Voodoo Rebel proposed an interesting challenge to 11 producers around the world. During trips to Senegal and Gambia, label founder Leonard P walked around holding his panoramic mic and smartphone to take field recordings...
RADOUAN ZEGHIDOUR
HYPOGEA
CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY
NYC
LES
ART OPENINGS
ART EXHIBITIONS
MARIE SALOM PEYRONNEL
UNDERGROUND ART
EMERGING ART
TRESPASSING
Radouan Zeghidour's HYPOGEA at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
One would fear, when putting an artist who has become known for temporary works in extraordinary, secret places within the walls of a gallery, that the magic would be lost. Fortunately, this isn't the case with Radouan Zeghidour's "HYPOGEA" at Catinca...
WARHAUS
BALTHAZAR
MUSIC PREMIERES
THE GOOD LIE
BANDS
MAARTEN DEVOLDERE
PREMIERES
MUSIC VIDEOS
MUSIC
Premiere: Warhaus' "The Good Lie"
For over 10 years now, Belgium-based indie rock band Balthazar has been peppering the international music scene with clever, cutting and eerily atmospheric tracks. And while they'll continue to do so, founding member and lead singer Maarten Devoldere...
MIDNIGHT MODERN
TOM BLACHFORD
PALM SPRINGS
MODERNISM
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO SERIES
ARCHITECTURE
CLASSIC CARS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Tom Blachford's Latest "Midnight Modern" Photographs
There is a long list of place around the world that have been so extensively photographed one wonders if it's even possible to cast them in new light, present something new, or keep the mythos alive. Palm Springs falls upon that list with its decades...
SEA MEAT
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
SEAWEED
FOOD ART
MEAT CULTURE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
HANAN ALKOUH
DESIGN
ART
FOOD
Hanan Alkouh's Sea-Meat
Designer Hanan Alkouh does not believe in the sustainability of meat production and she does not stand behind our continued wasteful consumption. She recognizes that with a push toward minimizing or removing it all, much of the centuries of culture...
FRIEZE ART FAIR
FRIEZE NEW YORK
NYC
ART FAIRS
ART GALLERIES
ART EXHIBITIONS
TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY
FRIEZE 2016
Timothy Taylor at Frieze New York 2016
With the scope of art fairs like Frieze New York—which presently houses the work of over 1,000 artists—it can be easy to get lost in the dizzying displays or overwhelmed by the Instagrammable moments. Further, it's easy to miss the subtle power...
HOTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC
CANNES
FRANCE
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
BEHIND THE SCENES
JAEGER-LECOULTRE
FINCH PARTNERS
FILMS
FILMMAKING
BRIGITTE BARDOT
"The Art of Behind the Scenes" at Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc
For the second year in a row, luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre and London-based creative consultancy Finch & Partners have delved into the world of behind-the-scenes photography for a striking exhibition in the south of France. "The Art of...
NEW MUSIC
BRODKA
PREMIERES
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
POLISH
ALT POP
MUSIC VIDEOS
MUSIC
Premiere: "Santa Muerte" by Brodka
Poland saw Monika Brodka (from the mountain village of Zywiec) rise to fame as the winner of 2004's Polish Pop idol. No longer a teenager, the alt-pop singer-songwriter—under the name Brodka—will release her first English language album Clashes...
JILLIAN MAYER
BORSCHT CORP
MIAMI
DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY
VIRTUAL REALITY
ART EXHIBITIONS
MIAMI FILMMAKERS
MIAMI ARTISTS
NSFW
EXHIBITS
EXHIBITIONS
VR
Jillian Mayer's "Day Off" at David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Virtual reality might be the next greatest step in storytelling but artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer already observes something askew—a separation of person and environment that has very comical implications. In her latest gallery exhibition, "Day...
CREATIVES
INTERVIEWS
WETRANSFER
CREATIVE PROCESS
ARTISTS
ILLUSTRATORS
FILE TRANSFER
TECH
Interview: Rob Alderson
Helmed by kid programmer turned teen blogger turned entrepreneur Nalden, WeTransfer offers quick, effortless file-transfer service—no sign-in or account required. The minimalist interface has users coming back, but it's the start-up's unique use of...
PREMIERES
NEW MUSIC
NICK MONACO
SOUL CLAP
REMIXES
CREW LOVE
DANCE
HOUSE
HOUSE MUSIC
Premiere: Soul Clap Remixes Nick Monaco's "Physical Therapy"
Nick Monaco likes to bare it all, but it's been a journey. His first EP was titled Naked is My Nature, and now he's set to release his full-length Half Naked on 10 June, on Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb's new-ish collaborative label Crew Love (the...
BOOKS
BRUTALISM
ARCHITECTURE
BRUTALIST
PHOTOGRAPHY
BUILDINGS
PHOTO BOOKS
PHAIDON
MARCEL BREUER
ZAHA HADID
PAUL RUDOLPH
LOUIS KAHN
EERO SAARINEN
This Brutal World
How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words...
FIREHORSE ARC
SHUTTERSTOCK
STOCK FOOTAGE
STOCK PHOTOS
MIDDLE EAST
ARABIC ART
ASIA
AFRICA
VIDEO
PHOTOGRAPHY
Firehorse Arc on Shutterstock
A longtime destination for captivating stock imagery, vector files, music and more, Shutterstock constantly seeks out new sources for content not found elsewhere. Their latest exclusive collaborator, Beirut-based production company Firehorse Arc...
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BOOKS
ART BOOKS
BOOKS
KICKSTARTER
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ICP
PORTRAITS
PORTRAITURE
SELFIES
MOSSLESS
MAGAZINES
PUBLICATIONS
WENDY RED STAR
SABRINA JUNG
LISA LINDVAY
Public / Private / Portrait
Mossless was founded in 2009 by Romke Hoogwaerts as a digital platform for interviewing a different photographer every two days. It made the transition into the physical world in the form of artist-made publications, and their fourth issue—a thematic...
FUNK
DISCO
BOULEVARDS
MUSIC
DANCE
GROOVE
MUSIC VIDEOS
NEW MUSIC
PREMIERES
Premiere: "Move and Shout" by Boulevards
In a super-funky video that's saturated in retro vibes, Boulevards and director Ramon Zubia create a dance party for the artist's buoyant track "Move and Shout," premiering on Cool Hunting today. Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) tells us, "The idea...
ART
ARTISTS
ILLUSTRATION
COLLABORATIONS
INTERVIEWS
THIRD DRAWER DOWN
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIA
BRITISH
ENGLISH
ILLUSTRATORS
DAVID SHRIGLEY
Interview: David Shrigley
When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot...
TONYA HARDING AND NANCY KERRIGAN 1994 MUSEUM
THE OLSEN TWINS HIDING FROM THE PAPARAZZI
EXHIBITIONS
BROOKLYN
ART OPENINGS
PAINTINGS
MATT HARKINS
VIVIANA OLEN
POP CULTURE
OLSEN TWINS
"The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi" Exhibition in NYC
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, composed of art curators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, began in a hallway in their apartment. In fact, that permanent exhibition still stands but the duo has expanded their reach with a brand new...
SNAPCHAT
EVEREST NO FILTER
MOUNT EVEREST
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
DIGITAL STORYTELLING
ALPINISTS
EDDIE BAUER
NEPAL
TIBET
Everest No Filter
Utilizing brand new satellite technology, a team of tenured climbers are in the midst of sharing their ascent of the world's most iconic mountain: Everest. Remarkably, they're doing so via Snapchat, under the handle (and project banner) #EVERESTNOFILTER...
GAME OF THRONES
ART OF THE THRONE
TRISTAN EATON
CYRCLE
MARCOS CHIN
POP CHART LAB
JEFF NISHINAKA
HBO
MASS APPEAL
ANGEL ORENSANZ
WHITE WALKERS
BRIENNE OF TARTH
PRINCE JOFFREY
Art the Throne: An Immersive Game of Thrones Experience
If one thing can be said of Game of Thrones fans, it's that there is a near insatiable desire to enter the universe in as many ways as possible. While we all wait for the Season 6 premiere this Sunday—and coax George RR Martin forward on the latest...
MUSIC FESTIVALS
INTERVIEWS
ARCOSANTI
ARCHITECTURE
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
ART INSTALLATIONS
EVENTS
PAOLO SOLERI
ARIZONA
DESERT
PERFORMANCES
NEUEHOUSE
HUNDRED WATERS
Interview: Zach Tetreault of FORM Arcosanti
These days, dusty dirt roads lead you to plenty of music festivals but there's something about FORM Arcosanti that strikes you dumb with wonder. First, it's the bewitching architecture of the desert town where it takes place. An hour north of Phoneix...
420 FRIENDLY
420
CANNABIS
CANNABIS CULTURE
MARIJUANA
WELLBEING
WELLNESS
HEALTH
CANDLES
COOK BOOKS
EDIBLES
PIPES
Green Theme: 420 Friendly Products
As of just two days ago, medical marijuana is now legal in 24 of the United States and some 20 states have also decriminalized possession of small amounts. One of the outcomes of this (other than fewer people being put behind bars for minor offenses...
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