Interview: Technical Director + Master Watchmaker Pim Koeslag

Tales from the masterful hand behind the Frederique Constant, Alpina and Ateliers deMonaco brands

Artists Unite on People For the American Way’s Billboard Campaign

Acclaimed artists Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ed Ruscha, Christine Sun Kim and more have partnered with the progressive advocacy group People For the American Way (PFAW) and their billboard campaign, ENOUGH of Trump, is funding on Kickstarter now. If the campaign’s $40,000 goal is reached, the artists will install 12 “ENOUGH” billboards along the highways and downtown centers of Michigan, …

HotBox: The Weed Card Game

$25

With contributions from Cypress Hill members B-Real, Sen Dog and Eric “Bobo” Correa, FITZ Games’ HotBox card game prompts players to uncover comedy gold with each flip of a card. Dares and challenges populate the game, too, which comes with 420 cards per deck. From “take a shot of ranch” to “FaceTime your ex,” the weed-powered card game is still wildly fun when played with friends over …

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World’s First Interactive Virtual Museum, VOMA

Curated by art dealer Lee Cavaliere and conceived by artist Stuart Semple, the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum—the Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA)—is set to open on 14 August. With pieces on loan from various art institutions around the world, VOMA will display important, well-known works (including Édouard Manet’s “Olympia,” Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights” and Caravaggio’s “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas”) …

Calcium in our Bones + Teeth was Created by Exploding Stars

Reinforcing the often-shared sentiment that we are all made of stars (popularized by astronomer Carl Sagan), a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal posits that half of the calcium found in the known universe—including inside human bones and teeth—originated from stars exploding in supernovas. An international team of nearly 70 scientists collaborated on the findings, after an observation of an “anomaly” by amateur astronomer Joel …

The International Council of Museums Continues to Question What Defines a Museum

The International Council of Museums is on an international crusade to answer the question “what is a museum?” in an effort to update their definition—one that hasn’t changed much since the ’70s. The Paris-based non-profit works on behalf of museums everywhere and, according to Rick West (president of the Autry National Center of the American West), the question that acts as a blockade to a …

The Return of the Accutron Watch Inspires a Podcast on Culture

When the Accutron wristwatch launched in the ’60s, it redefined what timepieces could look like—and how they could draw their power thanks to a proprietary tuning fork movement. With a new Accutron on the horizon, the brand tapped COOL HUNTING Editor in Chief David Graver to join entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy and editor Scott Alexander for The Accutron Show, a podcast about more than watches—in …

Producing Sparkling Dry Mead at Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes, California

West Marin idyllic cape is home to sweeping views of the national seashore, artisanal foods makers and this award-winning meadery

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Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station

$55

Available for pre-order now, Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station comprises unseen, eerie images that photographers Paolo Nespoli and Roland Miller captured inside the empty space station. Described as an “in-depth portrait,” the book also contains essays by space archaeology scholars Alice Gorman and Justin St P Walsh, as well as words from the photographers and architect Jeffrey S Nesbit. Through …

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ACG Mt Fuji Overall Shorts

$100

Nike’s new ACG Mt Fuji collection features plenty of wind- and water-resistant garments and accessories inspired by the Japanese mountain’s terrain. A lava-like camouflage print covers these durable overall shorts and a woven, retro Nike ACG patch adds a pop of color. This piece is meant to match the rest of the collection, which includes a poncho, sneakers, sandals and a vest. The full collection …

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Glossy Mini Vase

$20

Bulbous and bright, these glossy mini vases from Rituals and Ceremony (founded by Sarah Williams and located in NYC’s Crown Heights) add a splash of color to any room. Standing just under five inches tall, they come in six colors that look especially cheerful when mixed and matched. These porcelain vessels are also available in matte pastel hues for those seeking a softer touch.

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Flower Pitcher

$380

Produced in Austria by the celebrated sixth-generation glassmakers of Lobmeyr, Diptyque’s cut crystal flower pitcher blossoms with a hand-painted green flower motif designed by Tatiana de Nicolay. The pitcher is part of an exquisite new Diptyque collaboration with interior design destination The Invisible Collection. The entire collection (which also includes a jungle flower motif pitcher and glasses that match both) draws inspiration from a journey along …

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Jim-E Stack feat. Dijon: Sweet Summer Sweat

Producer Jim-E Stack’s newest single, “Sweet Summer Sweat,” uses an “unlived memory of young summer love” as its foundation, the artist (aka James Stack) says. The song features LA-based singer Dijon, whose freestyle vocals include the chorus: “Keep your hand in my / Pocket / Sweet, sweet, sweet summer sweat.” Stack’s distorted, guitar-heavy melody acts as the ideal backdrop for Dijon’s crooning, which conveys the …

Tegan and Sara: I Don’t Owe You Anything (Tim Mislock Remix)

LA-based ambient artist Tim Mislock’s diaphanous take on Tegan and Sara’s “I Don’t Owe You Anything,” from the recently released Hey, We’re Just Like You (The Remixes) EP, lifts listeners from earth into a breeze of sonic beauty. The official music video, created by Stevan Cablayan, is equally elemental as a sun-soaked figure moves about larger-than-life landscapes—both natural and artificial—with a desert wind farm, an industrial …

Behind Cadillac’s Ambitious All-Electric Debut, the LYRIQ Crossover

Cadillac's team of designers provides insight on the new luxury crossover

New York’s Inaugural Upstate Art Weekend

More than a dozen institutions unite to celebrate art outside of NYC later this month

Interview: Non-Profit LIMBO Magazine Founder, Nick Chapin

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Aminé feat. Injury Reserve: Fetus

A track from Aminé’s newest album, Limbo, “Fetus” features the rap group Injury Reserve. Over a dark and distorted beat, the three rappers—Aminé (aka Adam Aminé Daniel), Ritchie With a T (aka Nathaniel Ritchie) and the late Stepa J Groggs (born Jordan Groggs)—debate bringing life into the world. “They giving guns with every muthafuckin’ happy meal / A shooter every month and they pretend it’s …

Spend the Night in Artist Dre Wapenaar’s Tear-Drop Shaped Hanging Tents

Dangling in Belgium’s Borgloon Forest, Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar’s four low-impact “Tranendreef” tree tents welcome visitors for €70 per night through 30 September. Wapenaar initially installed the teardrop-shaped sculptures as part of Pit, a public art exhibition organized by contemporary art gallery Z33. Now, each tent (accessible by ladder) can accommodate up to two adults and two children for the night. These uncommon works provide …

FlickrBlockrs

"Are you sick of finding pictures of yourself on the internet? Are you annoyed by the way your eyes look? Do you wish that documentation did not exist?" FlickrBlockrs solve all the problems posed by the many party photo takers and street style hunters. A "weird joke that turned into a product and website," the accessory is a joint project by Jona Bechtolt (aka YACHT) …

O Water

Not just another designer beverage battling for shelf space, O Water is a new flavored water from the founders of Nantucket Nectars and Fiji water. By replacing artificial sweeteners and other not-so-healthy ingredients with all-natural ingredients, O Water accomplishes more with less resulting in a light, crisp and subtly-flavored water. We prefer the Original unsweetened variety over the Infused alternatives and the it's better served …

Karl Haendel: Last Fair Deal Gone Down

LA-based artist Karl Haendel's work—flirting with cliché, irony, realism and art history, among other common art pitfalls—makes the kind of work that evades easy categorization. His latest solo show at Anna Helwing Gallery is a collection of mostly pencil drawings of subjects that look both familiar and new, a trick that Haendel pulls off by his skillful manipulation and appropriation of his subjects. Photo-realistic images, …