Subway Series Jewelry by Shahla Karimi

Wear the Harlem to South Ferry route on your wrist from the Brooklyn-based designer's debut collection

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most ordinary experiences. For Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, that inspiration came from her daily commute. Drawing from the MTA subway map, Karimi has created a collection of rings and cuffs that trace transit routes between some of the city’s most famous destinations. For the aptly-named Subway Series, Karimi creates a simplicity in design which contradicts the chaotic frequency that …

Interview: Tricia MacKenzie of Inter Space Lab

Mapping neural patterns of artists to open doors toward better treatment for psychiatric disorders

Our contemporary creative world is peppered with scientific and technological influences—exhibitions that feature stylized data mapping, molecular gastronomy, Maker Faire‘s everlasting dedication to the nerdy artist—it’s truly a tradition that traces at least as far back as da Vinci. But how often do the tables turn and allow creativity to influence scientific inquiry? According to NYC-based radical neuroscientist Tricia MacKenzie, PhD, the answer to that …