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TRAVEL
Ham Yard Hotel, London
Something's in the air as soon as you arrive at London's Ham Yard Hotel. It's perhaps the immediate juxtaposition of calm after the walk through Piccadilly Circus, a block away. Situated in a private-like courtyard (where pedestrians can also take...
DESIGN
NYC's Material Good Concept Shop
Anyone who has spent time shopping for a watch at retailers, boutiques or department stores, knows the environment can be cold and brisk, pressure-laden and impersonal. Committing to a watch, whether for yourself or as a gift, should be a relaxed...
DESIGN
Wright Bedding's NYC Pop-Up Shop
With people trekking to NYC for holiday shopping, there's a new pop-up worth swinging by this year—and it's aimed at those looking for a good night's sleep. WRIGHT, makers of American-designed and -produced mattresses (and more), has set up a...
CULTURE
Donald Judd: Prints
Among the major brand stores and lavish boutiques of Soho, NYC is the quiet, unique oasis and historic gem that is 101 Spring Street. Donald Judd's five-story home and studio has been carefully preserved as a "permanent installation" for the artist...
DESIGN
The Art and Design of SIXTY SoHo
In 2001, Thomas O’Brien laid the design foundation of what was then 60 Thompson Hotel—a stunning boutique destination that managed to be tucked quietly into the heart of NYC's SoHo neighborhood. Over the last year Jason Pomeranc, a co-owner of 60 Thompson...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Food and Drink, Carnaby
by Adam Coghlan London is known as a city of many villages and neighborhoods, each with their own personalities and peculiarities. Once the epicenter of London’s "Swinging '60s," until now Carnaby’s spotlight heralded a fairly beige gentrification...
CULTURE
The ADA Project by Conrad Shawcross
In the darkness of an indoor car park in London’s Soho, a crowd of people is gathered around a dancing industrial robot. In front of it, soprano Teresa Duddy stands singing her heart out, willing the robot to fall in love with her, as it moves...
FOOD-DRINK
London's Tincan Restaurant
by Adam Coghlan One of the more intriguing culinary experiments we've seen in some time comes from an unlikely source: award-winning architecture and design practice AL_A. With Tincan—a new six-month-long temporary restaurant and shop in London...
CULTURE
The Deitch Projects: Live the Art
In 2010, when the enigmatic curator Jeffrey Deitch closed his SoHo gallery, the Deitch Projects, to become the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, he left a vacuum in New York’s own contemporary art community. Once the unofficial clubhouse...
CULTURE
Volta Art Fair 2014
Volta Art Fair (in New York City this year from 6-9 March 2014) continues to offer a unique, fresh and edgy alternative to those from more established galleries participating in the bigger fairs like The Armory Show and the ADAA. Housed in the lofty...
SHOPS
Matter
You can almost call the buyers at Matter curators, as they handpick, and sometimes manufacture internally, their high-end design products. Furniture, lighting, wallpaper and home accessories—varying from sculpture to vases—all grace their sales floor...
STYLE
3x1 Denim Solution
Scott Morrison's SoHo store 3x1 is a denim-lover's dream, allowing shoppers to create their own pair of bespoke jeans, or customize a limited edition pair from one of their existing patterns. We interviewed Morrison last summer when the store opened...
STYLE
The LunarGrand Chukka
As a follow up to the LunarGrand Wingtip, Cole Haan is launching a line of LunarGrand Chukkas at their SoHo store in NYC this week. The shoes sport a nubuck upper that is paired with Nike's Lunarlon sole for a combination of classic style and modern...