Glorious Photo Series Protests Russian Anti-LGBT Laws

Defiant, powerful and gloriously triumphant, Roman Gunt and Nick Gavrilov’s new photo series captures young couples kissing in front of various state institutions, landmarks and more—in support of Chechnya’s queer youth and in protest of Russia’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws. Debuting exclusively at Dazed, the images are “subversive postcards of radical love.” Created as a response to the prosecution and torture of LGBTQ+ people in Chechnya, the …

Franklin Steak: Dry-Aged. Live-Fired. Pure Beef.

$20

Written by James Beard Award-winners, Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay, Franklin Steak: Dry-Aged. Live-Fired. Pure Beef. is the ultimate guide to assessing, preparing and cooking steak. Complete with variations for every single cut and plenty of tips on how to build your fire (whether that be on a grill, in a pit, or on the stove), everything is covered. In just over 200 pages, Franklin …

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Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Piercing out of the water and onto the shoreline of Båly in Norway is Under, an underwater restaurant by Snøhetta. Essentially a concrete tube, the restaurant is constructed out of a 34-meter-long and 1/2-meter-thick slab of concrete—allowing for an organic appearance and ample protection from the surrounding water. Diners enter above sea-level and descend down a flight of stairs to the main dining room and …

Soulection’s 400th Episode

Soulection (Soundcloud sensation turned Beats 1 radio show) is hosting a ticketed recording of their 400th episode in Los Angeles on Saturday, 23 March. Joe Kay, the show’s co-founder and head A&R, recorded the first episode in January 2011 and has since amassed over five weeks’ worth of recorded audio, toured his DJ sets and expanded the brand to include a roster of other artists. …

Instagram’s In-App Checkout Feature

Some 23 brands—including Nike, Adidas and Warby Parker—are testing a closed beta version of Instagram with an in-app point of sale. A big, blue “Checkout on Instagram” button will indicate when a product is available. Pre-stored payment information, done through Facebook, will then allow for much quicker purchasing. It’s the latest shopping feature rolling out from the app, and more developments are expected. Read more …

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop + Tombot’s Robo-Dog Companion

On a mission to improve the quality of life for senior citizens dealing with loneliness and depression, Tombot’s robotic puppy—which has exceeded funding on Kickstarter—emulates real-life dog behaviors. With artistic design by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the robo-dog certainly looks the part. And, as it’s a responsibility-free pet, companionship is manageable. Tombot’s touch-sensitive pup isn’t the first in this category, but it is the most …

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Curious No. 1: Negroni

$35

Curious Elixirs’ drinks are complex and nuanced takes on classic cocktails, without alcohol. This one—billed as something somewhere between a Negroni and an Old Fashioned—is herbaceous, bitter and boasts notes of pomegranate and orange peel. Plus, every bottle comes packed with an adaptogen blend designed to supply the body with antioxidants, increase and improve circulation and fight usual fatigue. In this lightly carbonated iteration, there’s …

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Ria Headphone Bag

$125

Made in collaboration with Kvadrat and Raf Simons, B&O’s new headphone case is made from Ria 0281 fabric—new worsted-spun wool with just a little nylon and viscose. The organic-looking pattern reflects the sustainable nature of the material, and the fabric-covered inner helps to protect your headphones. With a simple zip closure, this case is a super-practical but sophisticated accessory.

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Hyrdopod Gardening Set

$25

Made for desks, window sills and other small spaces, the Hydropod by Brooklyn-based W&P is a five-piece hydroponic planter set made for at-home soil-free farming. The process leaves a significantly smaller footprint—using a nutrient water solvent as a food source. Made from plastic and frosted glass, the subtle design will offer a pop of color once your herbs start to bloom.

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Mini Tele Shirley Bag

$225

With an outer made from flexible PVC, the mini Tele Shirley bag from Staud is a practical little bag with a retro-future aesthetic. With an inner pouch crafted from white calf leather and wrapped in swirling telephone cords, it’s finished with a calf leather handle. Opt for just the pouch or carry the whole bag for a bit more room—it’s eye-catching either way.

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Tame Impala: Patience

Straying a bit from his familiar take on psych-pop, Tame Impala (aka Kevin Parker) has returned with “Patience.” Led by piano sequence that swirls into a disco beat, Parker appears and carries the euphoric track through various phases—drums come and go (as does the piano), while synths interject at the song’s highest points. “I’m just growing up in stages,” he sings—an apt lyric for Parker’s …

Flume: Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape Visualizer)

For his first release since 2017, electronic artist Flume taps fellow Aussie Jonathan Zawada for a 42+ minute visual for Hi This Is Flume. Though the release is available to stream on all platforms, it’s most powerful when experienced alongside the Zawada-directed video. Complete with lucid digital renderings and eclectic live-action scenes, the cuts accentuate the insanity of Flume’s music—it’s frantic and enveloping, but when the …

Mondaine Honors the 75th Anniversary of the Swiss Railway Clock

Time-telling tools from an independent brand known for impeccable design and equal precision

Whether you’ve traveled through Switzerland and seen it in real life or not, the Federal Swiss Railway clock is an icon of modern time-telling. In the years since its 1944 release, it has achieved a particularly beloved place in global design recognition. Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) engineer Hans Hilfiker imagined the original—which would come to represent the precision of the transport system—but since 1986, Swiss watch …

Preparation Concierge: Getting Ahead of Climate Change

A pragmatic guide to equipping yourself for disasters

Last year was the fourth-hottest in recorded human history. We’re facing an endless fire season in the west, hurricanes to the east, and floods just about everywhere. It’s undeniable that climate change will affect all of us, but the idea of getting ahead of the effects is daunting. We often hear about making a disaster plan, but Googling the word “preparation” leads to panicked doomsday-prepper …

Baselworld 2019: Andersen Geneve’s Watch for Winemakers

Limited edition "Vita Vinum" timepieces act a guide through the seasons

Limited to just 12 pieces, Andersen Geneve‘s Vita Vinum wristwatch marks the Swiss brand’s first offering in their new Art & Culture collection. This particular watch, dedicated to winemakers and wine lovers, features a hand-painted sub-disc that turns entirely over 365 days. As it rotates, it reveals 12 different steps of the winemaking process done throughout the year. These scenes were inspired by an illustrated …

Emily Wells: Come on Doom, Let’s Party

Backed by clips of climate crisis, protest and dance, Emily Wells appears front and center in the video for her newest single, “Come on Doom, Let’s Party.” Surrounded by strings, echoed synths and drums, Wells sings with forlorn longing. “My movements are actions of love, mimicry, isolated protest. My movements illustrate willful blindness. My movements illustrate a willingness to see. My movements illustrate a fury …

Lizzo + Missy Elliott: Tempo

Lizzo and Missy Elliott have teamed up for an absolute banger with “Tempo.” With a beat that’s reminiscent of an early 2000s hip-hop club anthem, it’s a celebration of thick women: “Slow songs, they for skinny hoes / Can’t move all of this here to one of those / I’m a thick bitch, I need tempo.” The third track from Lizzo‘s Cuz I Love You, …

Interview: Jerico Mandybur, Author of Neo-Tarot

We discuss empowerment and self-care through an ancient practice

Writer/editor/speaker/podcast host, Jerico Mandybur is also the editorial director at Girlboss and the author of the brand new Neo Tarot: A Fresh Approach to Self-Care, Healing & Empowerment. Officially releasing 2 April (but available for pre-order now), the book comes with a deck of tarot cards, and the set offers a unique, contemporary and thoughtful guide to tarot. Accessible for rookies, and useful for seasoned readers, …

Tempus Now’s SS19 Homage to Africa, Afrofuturism

Contemporary menswear infused with African tradition

Tempus Now, helmed by South African-born designer Ora Fine, is an LA-based label that fuses African influences and processes into contemporary menswear releases. For SS19, Fine designed a collection called Afrofuturism—pulling from her intellectual and creative memories to create clothing that’s representative of her world; a place somewhere between South Africa and LA. “I was looking for context as I set out to design SS19, …

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader is like a graphic design version of the Surrealist game, The Exquisite Corpse. The project comes out of Tokyo Style in Gothenburg and resulted in a 9 Meter tall by 1 Meter wide masterpiece. Four Japanese designers and four Swedish designers each had 6 hour turns and had to use the bottom 10 cm from the previous work. It’s too tall to …