Fashion Company and Tech Lab Ab[Screenwear]

Blending traditional luxury with future-thinking materials to create the perfect outerwear

Ab[Screenwear] founder Olya Petrova Jackson is driven to seam the disconnect between real and virtual—specifically in the realm of apparel and its broader identity. She marries traditional luxury outerwear materials, wool, cashmere and leather—or as she refers to it “the sensual, material world”—with an RGB-like, dichroic polyurethane—”the emergent, a-material intelligence of our virtual lives.” It’s an intuitive union for her. “We are Screen,” the designer …

Thirty Years of Chinese American Designer Han Feng

Reflecting on her synthesis of eastern and western inspiration

Han Feng rose to prominence in the ’90s as the first Chinese designer to show at New York Fashion Week. It may be no coincidence that Feng, who apportions her time equally between a Shanghai atelier and a NoMad, NYC loft—where she showcases her own work and that of emerging Chinese artists—has both Eastern and Western influences. Her loft is a Manhattan footprint reflective of …

Tycho Journal

A new sci-fi publication currently funding on Kickstarter

With the ambitious goal to be “the most beautiful science fiction journal of all time,” Tycho Journal—co-founded by Adam Brent Houghtaling (former EIC and Brand Director at BlackBook Magazine) and Cici James (proprietor of science-fiction book store Singularity&Co) is currently funding on Kickstarter. Houghtaling, who was initially drawn to science-fiction through comics and film, believes that the “the bold ideas and big vision” of the …