Ellen von Unwerth’s “Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women” Retrospective at Fotografiska New York

Seven galleries worth of thoughtful, provocative pop culture imagery from the acclaimed photographer

One of a Kind Machine-Made Ceramics

Israeli designer Ofri Lifshitz’s “Industrial One Of” addresses our fear of automation overtaking craft. Lifshitz created a machine-run reproduction of a ceramic jigger that can produce impressive plates and bowls—complete with unique inclusions and a maker’s signature. The deviation is made using a string she programmed to stroke at a particular moment in the process, but each remains slightly different due to the jigger’s sporadic …

Aloha Olive Field Jacket


Featuring chain-stitched “Aloha” text and hibiscus flower motifs by Australian surfer, artist and musician, Kai Brown (under his moniker All My Relations), Birdwell’s Aloha field jacket references a silhouette donned by WWII soldiers. With an interior tropical print, detachable patch, and a pair of velcro squares for additional patches, this cotton poplin jacket was produced in an edition of 30. 100% of the proceeds from …


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Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old

The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called Snowball Earth (one of the planet’s ice ages). Scientists, led by Dr Timmons Erickson (a geochronologist at Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center), studied around …

Short Film “Kamali” is About More Than Skateboarding

Directed by Sasha Rainbow, the 24-minute film Kamali documents societal changes in India through the story of a seven-year-old girl who lives in Mahabalipuram. The tender, thoughtful and aesthetically beautiful film (originally intended to be feature-length) shows how Kamali, a wildly talented skater, helps to redefine “gender roles amidst the backdrop of a rapidly changing India.” The narrative also follows Kamali’s mother Suganthi in the …

Radiohead Public Library’s Huge Online Archive

Opened today, the Radiohead Public Library is a huge online archive of the beloved British band’s albums, music videos, live concert footage, television clips, merch, artwork and more. Members can even create (and print out) their membership cards. The Twitter announcement reads, “Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative.” Every day this week, a band member …

Louis Vuitton Purchases The Second-Largest Rough Diamond Ever

Found inside a mine in Botswana last April, the second-largest rough diamond ever documented—at a whopping 1,758 carats—recently sold to Louis Vuitton. While the brand is best known for their leather goods and apparel, the purchase of the Sewelô (as the stone is called) is evidence of their commitment to the high-end jewelry market. This comes shortly after parent company LVMH’s acquisition of Tiffany & …

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Spaces for inspiration and community in the vibrant neighborhood

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The latest additions to our shoppable directory

No New Theories


Published by New York’s Printed Matter, Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s No New Theories is a careful curation of essays, images, unfinished phrases, and in-depth conversations. Using her own writing, works by writers past and present, autocorrected words and phrases, personal images, pop culture references and more, Rasheed formulates a cohesive statement about blackness—and its vastness. While some pages are left open for interpretation (specifically about a dozen …


Grey Suede Desert Trek NBD


Born from a collaboration between heritage shoemaker Clarks and Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood, this stylish take on the Desert Trek silhouette features a contrasting “shark tooth” print and a co-branded heel patch. A Vibram outsole contributes ruggedness to the boot, but the suede exterior steers it toward a more sophisticated look.


Limited Edition Lunar New Year Gift Set


To honor the Lunar New Year, celebrated Speyside brand The Macallan has crafted a new limited edition gift set that includes two bottles (perhaps one to gift and one to keep) of their Double Cask 12 Years Old single malt scotch whisky. This year’s gift box and label incorporate tradition knot imagery, in red and gold, as well as an illustration of the rat zodiac …


Limited Edition Notebook


Prominently featuring the Chinese Fú character (福) for good luck and good fortune, this limited edition Moleskine notebook features many nods to Chinese tradition. From the red and gold endpapers to the knot motif, as well as the two enclosed lucky red envelopes, Chinese culture is celebrated here, but beyond that, it’s up to the user as to what goes on the acid-free pages within—be …


Porches: Do U Wanna

Accompanying the announcement of a new album, Ricky Music, Porches (aka Aaron Maine) has shared a new song, “Do U Wanna,” and its official music video, directed by frequent collaborator Nick Harwood. The song digs into the isolation of desire and the sensation of feeling unable to pursue what you want. It’s Maine at his best: equal parts compelling and haunting.

Empress Of: Call Me

LA-based singer/producer Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has contributed the ’90s-tinted song “Call Me” to Floria Sigismondi’s The Turning soundtrack. Rodriguez wrote the tune with Lawrence and Yves Rothman (who produced the soundtrack, which also includes music by Courtney Love, Mitski, Kali Uchis and others). She says that the lustrous piece of dream-pop was created to be the film’s swan song.

Women’s Timepiece Highlights from LVMH’s Watch Week

Hublot, Bulgari and Zenith present the future of wristwatches in Dubai

Testing the Powerful New Leica M10 Monochrom

Brilliant technology brings new life to black and white photography

Australia Bushfire Benefit at NYC’s Sonnyboy

All proceeds will be donated to GIVIT, a 100% non-profit that purchases goods for those who have lost so much

Soko: Being Sad Is Not a Crime

The first release from Soko’s forthcoming full-length, FEEL FEELINGS, “Being Sad is Not A Crime” channels emotional lyrics through the French singer’s signature croon. Directed by Gilbert Trejo, the music video features puppets from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, where it was filmed. Soko’s son Indigo also plays an important role. It’s the first time Soko has not directed her own music video but Trejo …

dvsn: A Muse

New from Canadian duo dvsn (aka singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85), “A Muse” is a slinky, sublime song. Beginning with the pared-back keys of Lonnie Liston’s “A Garden of Peace” (also sampled by Jay-Z on “Dead Presidents” and Mary J Blige on “Take Me As I Am”), the bass soon kicks in, along with plenty of ’90s R&B influences. A diversion from their somewhat-trademark …

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From a two-sided trip-hop tune to an electro oddity, a few of our favorite tracks from this week

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web

Perso, an AI-Assisted Makeup Station by L’Oréal

Hyper-personalized lip, skin, and foundation suggestions that reduce packaging

The benefits of using L’Oréal’s Perso station are two-fold. First, the seven-inch-tall device can customize lipstick, foundation and skincare treatments for specific wearers. Second, because it relies on three cartridges with seemingly endless final forms, it drastically reduces packaging and product waste. Traditionally, if one were to desire a specific shade of red lipstick, color-matching would require buying a new product encased in new packaging. …

Skull Sponge

Yeah, I hate washing-up too, but at least now we can indulge our skull-fetish while doing the dishes. $6 from Scandinavian Details. They also have heart-shaped ones, if you're a lover and not a fighter. via Crib Candy


Gore, the kaleidoscopic photo collage that's equal parts documentary project and art book by New York noise band Black Dice and their collaborator, photographer Jason Frank Rothenberg, gets a launch tomorrow 23 June 2006 at New York's New Museum. Featuring Rothenberg's dreamy anonymous landscapes and snapshot-like portraits interspersed with (and integrated into) cutouts of porn, candy wrappers, '70s-era advertisements, and other ephemera, the book shows …

Dani Siciliano: Slappers

A frequent collaborator of UK pop-click producer (and CH favorite) Matthew Herbert, the talented vocalist Dani Siciliano returns with her second solo album, the beautifully minimal Slappers. Herbert’s influence here is clear (whether or not he actually produced this record isn't), but Slappers has its own distinctive sound as well. Both Herbert and Siciliano have the rare ability to successfully fuse pop and experimental music. …