The 2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz is the Anti-Minivan From The Future

This sure-to-be-a-hit electric reimagining of the classic bus is finally making its way to the US

Photographer Charlie Engman’s Midjourney Images Expand His Subjects’ Point Of View

Brooklyn-based photographer and artist Charlie Engman is leveraging Midjourney’s lack of physical constraints to create hundreds of machine-generated images in a day, embracing the platform’s quirks and the way it provides additional layers of complexity to his work. Engman, formerly known for thought-provoking imagery of his mother, is using the technology to create something that feels both alien and fresh. Read about his explorations and …

Oyster Plate


Hand-built and painted by Catherine Rex, a ceramicist, painter and creative behind Rex Design, the Oyster Plate exudes color and charm, courtesy of its ruffled edging and the rich details that make up each of its wells. The plate can hold eight oysters with a divot at the center for garnishes—though it can also be used as a platter for any dips, chips and spreads.


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BMW’s New Shooting Brake Concept

BMW has revealed the Concept Touring Coupé, a delightful two-seater, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023. A one-off production, the vehicle is designed in the tradition of classic BMW models, with the ‘shooting brake’ concept revisited for today. It sits on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels which further accentuate the sculpted rear end. The interior features Italian-crafted leather from Poltrona Frau and a …

The Latest Celebration of Craft and Code Brings Quilts to the Blockchain

Inspired by the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama the generative artist Anna Lucia has coded a new body of generative work that will release on the Arsnl NFT platform alongside the sale of a collection of handmade quilts. “Generations” is a 500 piece collection of bright, geometric, timeless art born from Lucia’s study of the quilters’ distinct style. Refraction DAO’s Greg Liburd, an organizer of …

The World’s 50 Best Bars Announces The Debut of a Global “Best Bar Design Award”

To be awarded for the first-time ever at The World’s 50 Best Bars’ ceremony in Singapore this October, a new accolade will shine a spotlight on bar design through the lens of “accessibility, sustainability and appropriateness for its market.” Named the “Bareksten Best Bar Design Award,” the honor will be deliberated upon for the influential international organization by a panel of hospitality experts—including Bethan Ryder, …

LA’s Control Gallery Presents “When The Ship Goes Down” by Irish Artist Conor Harrington

The first Los Angeles solo show of London-based, Irish artist Conor Harrington, “When The Ship Goes Down” (on now through 29 April at Control Gallery) pairs thought-provoking canvas paintings with equally compelling works on paper. All of Harrington’s pieces upend reality as each explores contemporary masculinity and power through depictions of 18th century European men dressed in frocks and carrying bunting. “Conor’s work offers an …

Thandiwe Muriu: Design Tangents Episode Seven

We hear how the artist found her voice and a perspective on post-internet Kenyan creative culture


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Katherine Bernhardt Evolution Tote


Platform’s newest limited edition artist collaboration, the Evolution Tote by Katherine Bernhardt, is now available for presale. Limited to 125 pieces, the tote’s panels feature four recent colorful works from the artist’s solo show at David Zwirner gallery in Hong Kong: “Poncho Pikachu” (2021), “Gengar and Mimikyu Tag Team GX Poltergeist Horror House” (2021), “Vmax Charizard 330” (2021) and “Ditto VMax Ju Ju” (2021). As …


The Little Thing Is Sad


Illustrated by Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave, The Little Thing Is Sad is a tender children’s picture book in which The Little Thing wakes up unhappy and seeks a remedy with the help of friends. The sweet book, published and bound by Narayana Press, includes an accompanying audiobook, read and soundtracked by Cave.


Garden Party Planter


Hand-thrown and hand-painted by Brooklyn-based ceramicist Eleni Kontos, the Garden Party Planter features three flowers around the pot and two almost-embracing snakes around the drainage tray. A speckled exterior with a few pops of color create an earthy and textured design.


Hypersphere Go


The Hypersphere Go provides similar utility as Hyperice’s original Hypervolt, though it’s been designed for when you travel or to stow in your gym bag. The powerful multi-speed massage ball fits in your palm and provides quick and easy relief to areas in need. The device charges easily with a USB-C cable.


Dirty Projectors + Björk: On and Ever Onward (Live from Housing Works 2009)

Dirty Projectors and Björk’s seven-song collaborative EP from 2010, Mount Wittenberg Orca, will return to vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive double LP featuring 13 never-before-released tracks. Accompanying the announcement, the previously unreleased “On and Ever Onward (Live from Housing Works 2009)” finds the Icelandic recording artist singing with—and in correlation to the enchanting three-part harmonies of—Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian and Haley Dekle.

Eloise: I Take It Back

Following the critical embrace of two EPs, 23-year-old London-based singer-songwriter Eloise releases her debut album, Drunk On A Flight, today. Along with the milestone album comes a spotlight on the latest single, “I Take It Back,” a pop gem that epitomizes the recording artist’s catchy songwriting skills and emotion-forward storytelling.

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Thirty Are Better Than One: Andy Warhol at The Brant Foundation

Curated by Peter M Brant and featuring works from his own collection, a powerfully personal perspective on Warhol's work over four decades

Interview: Chef Omar Collazo on Omni Amelia Island Resort’s “Fish to Fork” Festival

An idyllic destination with a culinary competition between star chefs from around the country

Duo Pipe


Bold contrasting colors and a slim design make up the Duo Pipe, a one-hitter made of borosilicate glass from the design-forward smoke accessory brand Tetra and designed by Florida-based studio Yield. In any of its color combinations—purple and green, teal and amber or black and and smoke—the Duo provides jaunty, portable hits.


The Tallest Man on Earth: Looking for Love

From Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) comes an enchanting, upbeat third single, “Looking for Love,” from his forthcoming album, Henry St. For the track, Matsson worked with producer Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso. “The first day in the studio, Nick created this hissing noise while I was feedbacking electric guitar,” Matsson shares in a statement about the song’s origin. “We …

Romy: Enjoy Your Life

Following her debut solo single, “Lifetime,” Romy returns with another uplifting dance-pop track, “Enjoy Your Life.” The song was inspired by and samples “La Vita” by singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland, who Romy went to see live with fellow musician Robyn. The lyric “My mother says to me, ‘Enjoy your life’” stuck with the artist, a press release says, partly because her own mother passed away when …

Spring is almost here, it’s time for Sneakers!

I can’t wait to get out of the boots and back in to sneakers… New School Trail runners for robots, Adidas Hellbenders Custom colors, Nike Shox NZs Zen, Kyotos by Nike also on the NikeLab site, which is rather stunning. Old School Urban 80s, Nike Dunks Rasta 80s, Adidas Samoas The sneakers with a pouch, Kangaroos, only seem to be available on Ebay Classic Ponys

The Cell Phone: 20 years Ago, Today

Lite Brite Art

So, I’ve been minorly obsessed with memories of my fun 70’s toy, Lite Brite. I always made my own things instead of following the included templates. Anyway, here’s some Lite Brite Art and other random stuff: Silly Dog Pigalle Gallery Lite Brite Camp