Ormond Gigli’s “Girls in the Windows: And Other Stories”

An iconic photo, 40 years of work and the stories behind it all in this new powerHouse book

In 1960, photojournalist Ormond Gigli assembled 43 women, dressed them in refined, colorful garb and situated them in 41 windows across the facade of a building. Over 50 years later, the image born of that shoot stands as a triumph within art photography. The “Girls in the Windows” photograph was not an assignment; it was an idea that Gigli envisioned and executed and the history …

Foreign Neighbors: A Solo Show by SiMPLE

The vibrant US debut of the Sweden-based artist and more, curated by a NYC collective

Tomorrow, 28 September 2013, creative collective Foreign Neighbors unveils its inaugural New York City exhibition. The event will be the US debut of German-born, Sweden-based artist SiMPLE, whose work modernizes Cubist sensibilities with graffiti freedom. However, the show isn’t only about art. Foreign Neighbors co-founder Nader Rajab says the process behind and inception of both the collective and the launch as an “organic process, playing …

WE’VE BUILT

Lulan Artisans' founder Eve Blossom launches a community of designers, craftsmen and purchasers

Back in 2009, CH met with Eve Blossom to learn about her sustainable textile initiative, Lulan Artisans, for which she employed women in rural villages throughout Asia to produce high-quality products. Launched today, 24 September 2013, Blossom has expanded upon Lulan with WE’VE BUILT, an e-commerce community that partners designers with artisans and, ultimately, buyers. The site carries all types of global artisanal goods, and …