Valentine feat. Rob Araujo + patches: Embrace

“Embrace” is a jazzy electro tune from producer-turned-vocalist Valentine, multi-instrumentalist Rob Araujo, and rapper patches. The three connect on the third installment of singles from Valentine’s upcoming album Falling, out soon on Majestic Casual Records. With soft, bright synths; super-sweet vocals and clean production, the result is a summery vibe.

How to Take Honest iPhone Photos

During the recent Adobe 99U conference, Brooklyn-based Aundre Larrow discussed his work as a portrait photographer and the immense importance of “honest photography.” What he means by that is “pictures that don’t rely on editing or retouching and portray people as they really are,” and the trick to that is understanding just how essential light is. Larrow says, “Photography is painting with light” and because …

Farewell to “Cloudsmith” Artist Geoffrey Hendricks

Best known for sky imagery in his paintings, objects, installations, and performance pieces, “cloudsmith” artist (and teacher at Rutgers University for 47 years) Geoffrey Hendricks passed away at 86 years old. A major part of the avant-garde Fluxus movement of the ’60s—a genre which was experimental and helped to open up conversations surrounding the “meaning” of art—Hendricks was a significant part of the New York …

Farewell to Robert Indiana, Creator of LOVE Sculptures

Pop artist and creator of iconic LOVE sculptures, Robert Indiana has passed away at 89 years old. The reclusive artist created a lifetime’s worth of art, but remains best known for his stacked-letter pieces (originally made for a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965) which appear all over the world—from the Philippines to Colombia to Quebec—in various languages. In later …

Lauren Lee’s “Warm Walls” Make Public Bathrooms Better

In an effort to create a public amenity for menstruating women (rather than a product that individuals must go out and buy, oftentimes somewhat discreetly), Lauren Lee has envisioned Warm Walls. Her concept is essentially a “heated, gently curved wall mount that could be installed in public restrooms to give women on their periods a place both to alleviate pain” as well as to help …