Dakar Biennale 2014: Highlights From Dak’Art

Our favorite works exhibited at Senegal's 11th annual contemporary art festival

Though less famous than its siblings in Venice and Berlin, the Dakar Biennale (on until 8 June) is a world-class art show worth the attention of international art experts and enthusiasts. This year’s Dak’Art is the 11th edition of the Biennale and one of the largest gathering of contemporary African artists anywhere in the world. The artworks on show were as striking as they were …

Spanish Vines

New, rare and obscure wines from Spain brought to your door every month

When Josh Hackler’s family took a detour into northern Spain during a vacation in France’s wine country, he knew he’d found a special place. Years later, Hackler would return to the region as a student and, in 2009, he founded Spanish Vines to bring little-known Spanish bottles to the US for the first time. Seeking out and importing wines from small producers, Spanish Vines is …

Pothra by Nooka

Matthew Waldman's eco-friendly planter made from used coffee grounds

While recycling has become second nature to many people, it’s easy to forget that we still throw away tons of useful materials every single day. Designer Matthew Waldman of Nooka took a short break from creating cutting-edge timepieces to do his part by saving up his daily coffee grounds for a year, with the plan of finding them a new life. “Living in New York …

MoMA in May

New exhibitions, extended hours and an interactive café hit the MoMA

There are a lot of new things going on at the New York Museum of Modern Art this May. A few new exhibitions, the 100th installation in the Projects series, an interactive studio café and even a new schedule all come into play. To keep you organized and share a little more insight into the MoMA happenings, we’ve gathered together a rundown of what to …

MUJI Splash-Proof Smartphone Speaker

Enjoy some tunes at the pool or a podcast in the tub with a water-resistent audio player

Japanese design powerhouse MUJI has released a new water-resistant speaker for your smartphone. Though this is an entirely new design, MUJI is far from a newcomer to the world of practical audio equipment. Back in 2000, Naoto Fukasawa designed the iconic wall mounted CD player, which is still a mainstay of MUJI’s collection. It has even found a home in MoMA’s permanent collection and last …