Critter and Guitari Pocket Pianos

Go from stage to studio with a full spectrum of sound packed into a mini-synth

Critter and Guitari, the same experimental audiophiles that came up with a Kaleidescope-inspired music device, recently added a new creation to their line-up of avant-tools. Ultra-portable, simple and versatile, don’t let the clean lines of the Pocket Piano’s aluminum and hardwood case fool you. This petite battery-powered synth’s six modes achieve large sound that cranks up for live performances yet is customizable and nuanced enough …

C. Chauchat

More than meets the eye from ties handmade in an East Village living room

Working out of an East Village apartment, Curie Choi and Beverly Liang meticulously craft their collection of “man enhancing” ties under the label C. Chauchat. The name, borrowed from German novel “The Magic Mountain” and its otherworldly temptress Madame Chauchat, also translates to “hot cat” in French. Much like their ties, the well-considered choice is both playful and has depth. By layering sheer fabric over …

Cracks of Dawn

Irreverent artist Eric Yahnker's new works at Kunsthalle L.A.

Seattle gallery Ambach and Rice takes its gallery on the road, presenting “Cracks of Dawn” at art space Kunsthalle L.A. in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The exhibition features new drawings and sculptures by California artist Eric Yahnker, who “outwardly refutes moral and political decency in favor of comic rationality.” Employing a witty sensibility in his works, Yahnker synthesizes the face of Mother Theresa and Marlon Brando …