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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
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CREW LOVE
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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
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COLLABORATIONS
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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...
COACHELLA
WARREN G
HEINEKEN HOUSE
COACHELLA 2016
RAPPERS
SNOOP DOG
INTERVIEWS
HIP-HOP
MUSIC
REGULATE
Interview: Warren G at Coachella
For anyone who has attended, or dreams of attending, Coachella's greatest allure might be the diversity of acts present spanning decades of cultural importance. One such act, hip-hop legend Warren G (who took the world by storm with his iconic...
CHESS
DOCUMENTARIES
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
TRIBECA 2016
FILMMAKERS
MAGNUS CARLSEN
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Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres 'Magnus'
For more than a millennia, the game of chess has engaged and seized the greatest minds in the world. The game moves beyond the 16 pieces and the 64-square board, much of it a mental battle taking place within—and picking up many victims along the way...
DOM PERIGNON
P2 1998
CHAMPAGNE
JOSHUA TREE
PALM SPRINGS
LVMH
RICHARD GEOFFROY
CHAMPAGNE VINTAGES
PLENTIDUES
SECOND PLENITUDE
Exploring Dom Pérignon P2 1998 at Joshua Tree
While Dom Pérignon's Chef de Cave (in essence, cellar master and winemaker) Richard Geoffroy admittedly loves California, that isn't the reason why the brand hosted a series of tastings for Dom Pérignon's P2 1998 there. This past week, Geoffroy guided...
FILMS
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
TRIBECA 2016
FILMMAKERS
INTERVIEWS
EXPERIMENTAL FILM
ART INSTALLATIONS
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
INDEPENDENT FILM
Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Interview with Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser
Debuting at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, "the bomb" explores the poetic yet lethal nature of nuclear weapons through a wholly immersive viewing experience. Creators Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser cite Charles and Ray Eames’ experimental work...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
FILM FESTIVALS
MADLY
SHORT FILMS
FEATURE FILMS
GAEL GARCIA BERNAL
NUSRAT DURRANI
MIA WASIKOWSKA
FILMS
INDEPENDENT FILM
LOVE
TRIBECA 2016
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres 'Madly'
The ever-developing concept of love in its varied forms—from familial to lust-driven—makes for a frequent film topic. Rarely, however, do filmmakers elevate the discussion and advance our awareness of the concept. Madly, which debuted yesterday as...
MUSIC
VINYL
RECORD STORE DAY
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THE LOT RADIO
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RECORD STORE DAY 2016
Record Store Day 2016: DJ Lloyd's Deep Cuts
In case you've forgotten, Record Store Day is tomorrow. Regardless of whether the hundreds of "exclusive new releases and reissues" were worth pressing to vinyl, the event celebrates the long-loved medium and rekindles the flame with albums old...
DALLAS ART FAIR
PAULA CROWN
EXHIBITIONS
GALLERY OPENINGS
VIDEO ART
INSTALLATION ART
DALLAS
BEARINGS DOWN
HOLOGRAMS
Paula Crown's Multi-Sensory "Bearings Down" Exhibition
As with all globally acclaimed art fairs, some of the best work can be spied at tangential showcases. This holds true for Chicago-based multimedia artist Paula Crown's "Bearings Down" exhibition. For anyone venturing to the Dallas Art Fair this...
NEW MUSIC
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
ORCHESTRA
THE VINYL FACTORY
CLASSICAL MUSIC
COLLABORATIONS
PREMIERE
MUSIC
Premiere: "Shikoku" by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra
Producers love a good, lush swell of strings—but in electronic and even pop music, they're for the most part software simulations. Chicago-raised, now London-based composer Kate Simko has a miniature orchestra available at hand (two violinists...
GILLETTE
SPONSORED
A DAY IN THE LIFE
THINK COFFEE
GENUINE LIQUORETTE
QUALITY EATS
JOSHUA LINER GALLERY
ADVERTORIAL
RAZORS
SHAVING
GROOMING
SKINCARE
MENS GROOMING
An Editorial Daycathlon with Gillette
I do not grow facial hair like an average adult—and I'm not sure I ever will. Patches emerge over extended days, still leaving broad strips of hair-free skin. During a regular day of desk sides, edit meetings, gallery visits and after-work cocktails...
DAVID BOWIE
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STEVE SCHAPIRO
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Interview: Photographer Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr and the Selma march, Marlon Brando on set in "The Godfather" (and more than 200 films and 100 movie posters), Robert F Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Nico, Barbra Streisand...
ANIMA
THE INVISIBLE DOG
BROOKLYN
PRUNE NOURRY
IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS
ART INSTALLATIONS
MAYAN MYTHOLOGY
SCULPTURES
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
Prune Nourry's Immersive "Anima" Exhibition at The Invisible Dog
For eight years now, sculptor Prune Nourry has been fascinated by what she refers to as "the frontier between the human and the animal." This exploration, as well as the concept of soul, has infused her works from inspiration to execution. Her...
HAMMOCKS
FAIR TRADE
INDIGENOUS
HERITAGE
ARTISANSHIP
CRAFTSMANSHIP
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
BRAZILIAN
YAWALAPITI
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
XINGU
Buriti and Cotton Hammocks
Brooklyn-based Incausa continues to work relentlessly on their mission to financially support, empower and preserve indigenous tribes in Brazil via unique social business endeavors. They are now working with the Yawalapiti for the first time, after...
CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
GALLERIES
DESIGN STUDIOS
STUDIO JOB
MAARTEN BAAS
NYC
EXHIBITIONS
RICK OWENS
CONTEMPORARY ART
Inside Carpenters Workshop Gallery's NYC Exhibition Space
In addition to their Mayfair and Marais locations, Carpenters Workshop Gallery recently opened a midtown, NYC location to showcase the curiosities they've come top exhibit over the years. Commencing on the 19th floor of the iconic (and recently renovated...
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