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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...
BOOKS
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BIOGRAPHIES
KIDS BOOKS FOR ADULTS
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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...
TRAVEL
MALLORCA
PALMA
MAJORCA
JOAN MIRO
PAINTINGS
SPANISH ART
MEDITERRANEAN
BALEARIC ISLANDS
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...
NEW MUSIC
HOUSE MUSIC
PREMIERES
SONG PREMIERES
PAUL MCCARTNEY
WINGS
TIMO MAAS
JAMES TEEJ
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
PAUL WOOLFORD
SPECIAL REQUEST
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
GIALLOS
CONTEMPORARY ART
ITALIAN HORROR FILMS
ITALIAN CINEMA
ALIX SLOAN
SLOAN FINE ART
LOS ANGELES
PROJECT GALLERY
FILMS
CULT FILMS
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...
CONFERENCES
MARKETING
INNOVATORS
PTTOW
EVENTS
WORLDZ
SUMMITS
CULTURAL MARKETING
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...
SCHIPHOL AIRPORT
AMSTERDAM
MAARTEN BASS
SCULPTURES
CONCEPTUAL WORKS
PUBLIC ART
REAL TIME
DUTCH DESIGNERS
PERFORMANCE ART
CONCEPTUAL CLOCKS
CLOCKS
TIME
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...
SPRING STUDIOS
50 VARICK STREET
MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERIES
NYC
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT
PETER STACKPOLE
TIME INC
PHOTOGRAPHY
ARCHIVES
LIFE MAGAZINE
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
ENGLAND
CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
A BEAUTIFUL DISORDER
CHINESE ARTISTS
WEST SUSSEX
SCULPTURE GARDENS
OUTDOOR ART
CAO FEI
CLARE HINDLE
"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...
MEXICO
TIBURCIO SANCHEZ
STONE CUTTERS
STONE WORKERS
OAXACA
DRESSMAKERS
FIESTAS
METATES
MAIZE
MOLCAJETES
CARNIVAL OF TEITIPAC
CRAFTSMANSHIP
ARTISANS
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...
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
SOUND ART
NOISE
MUSIC
ALBUMS
TRISTAN PERICH
TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRONIC
WHITE NOISE
EXPERIENTAL ART
AMBIENT MUSIC
SOUNDSCAPES
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...
GRINDR
SLUMBR
ART PARTIES
PRIDE WEEK
THE STANDARD
THE STANDARD HIGH LINE
BOOM BOOM ROOM
VISIONAIRE
EXHIBITIONS
STEWART UOO
JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
JULIANA HUXTABLE
IAN ISIAH
QUEER ARTISTS
LARS PETERSEN
NYC PARTIES
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...
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