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New Art Dealers Alliance’s Month-Long Communal Online “Fair” Opens

Open now through 21 June, presented in weekly installments, a cooperative virtual fair from New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) shares 20% of all sales equally among its 200 participating galleries and another 20% with all exhibiting artists (and 10% goes to the organization, in lieu of an entry fee). Simply dubbed “Fair,” NADA’s online event aims to foster a collaborative spirit in the art world. …

Paula Scher: 25 Years at the Public

$45

“Why should I correct my mistakes when all of the innovation exists in the mistake?” This kind of rebellious thinking makes Paula Scher’s work feel fresh yet instantly recognizable, evidenced best in her forthcoming book, 25 Years at the Public, A Love Story. The artist, designer and Pentagram partner has been developing the visual language for the non-profit theater group for more than two decades, from …

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NASA Discovers Evidence of Possible Parallel Universe

NASA research scientists conducting experiments in Antarctica have discovered high-energy particles coming from the ice that may be evidence of a parallel universe also born from the Big Bang. Even more fascinating, it’s believed that the alternate realm is a true mirror of our own—with time going backward, left being right, positive being negative. “Not everyone was comfortable with the hypothesis,” says Peter Gorham, an experimental …

100,000 Watches in Basel’s Swiss Watch Treasure House Concept

With the cancellation of both this and next year’s Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, the Swiss city from which it takes its name must reevaluate its relationship to the luxury industry. Proposed on the PlanBasel platform, the Swiss Watch Treasure House concept offers an exciting opportunity for Basel to continue to be a “hotspot of the watch community.” The proposal includes an in-house safe with over …

Plans For High-Speed Rail Between US Cities

A bill introduced to Congress last week intends to allocate $205 billion over the next five years to build a high-speed rail line that would connect Chicago and Atlanta, Portland and Vancouver, and San Francisco and Los Angeles, drastically reducing the country’s number of air travelers and providing a formidable commuting plan for those living and working between the cities. These routes would also diminish …

Untitled, Art + Artland Partner for Virtual Reality-Powered Fair

As artists and those interested in art grow exhausted with the term “virtual viewing room” (and the fact that it generally means nothing more than an amped-up website), fairs, galleries and curators turn to virtual reality. Promising a “fully immersive and interactive experience created with cutting-edge architectural modeling, gaming and e-commerce technologies,” the UNTITLED, ART fair will partner with Artland to imagine fair aisles and …

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The latest additions to our shoppable directory

2016 Rendezvous Wine

$75

One may not think of Virginia as a hotspot for wine but RdV Vineyards’ 2016 Rendezvous, a Bordeaux-style red blend, aims to make it so (along with vintner Rutger de Vink’s other vintages and styles). Composed of 36% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 29% cab franc grapes (all sustainable farmed), 60% of the luscious liquid spends time in new oak. It’s a hefty 14.1% alcohol …

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BH TENCEL Utility LS Button-Up Shirt

$188

From Asian-American women-owned and operated e-commerce brand Bobblehaus, the all-gender BH TENCEL Utility LS Button-Up Shirt makes a statement in bright magenta. Designed in NYC and produced through an environmentally responsible, GRS-certified process in Shanghai, the bold garment includes a white mesh vented back yoke and Velcro closure flaps. With each purchase, Bobblehaus donates enough to One Tree Planted for the planting of 10 trees.

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græ

$29

Featuring the fervent “Viril” and soaring “Cut Me,” Moses Sumney’s græ is a dazzling two-LP record that bends countless genres—from soul to rock, ambient, classical, jazz, R&B and beyond. At times tender, vulnerable, and ferocious, the 20-track album (Sumney’s second) explores intimacy and identity, resulting in a listening experience that’s unique and entirely exquisite.

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Carve Tarifa Electric Surfboard

$8950

One of the two most recents additions to the roster of Swedish electric surfboard producer Radinn, the smaller Carve Tarifa model (measuring 5’10” long) weighs substantially less and offers sharper turning. This is an advanced jetboard option and goes from zero to 25mph in 9.7 seconds. Radinn also lets users customize the board, if they’re seeking longer range or more advanced mobility.

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A.K. Paul: Hungry Beat

Returning for the first time since 2016 with a song under his own name, London-based A.K. Paul (Anup Kumar Paul) shares “Hungry Beat,” a song composed during lockdown. Paul performed all instruments and vocals for the track, as well as production and mixing. The result is a sultry, moody and richly layered piece of music with plenty of surprising elements popping up along the way. …

Yellow Days: Love Is Everywhere

New from Yellow Days (aka UK singer/songwriter George van den Broek), the retro-tinged “Love Is Everywhere” is described by the artist as “upbeat existential millennial crisis music.” Steeped in nostalgia, the song’s ’70s vibe can be attributed to crisp percussion, a funky bass line and a little cowbell. Van den Broek also says, “The track is funky as hell… This is really my first record …

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Dijon: rock n roll

Beneath the genre-bending and distortion of singer-songwriter Dijon’s newest song, “rock n roll,” lies a tale about a woman. “She don’t like rock’n’roll / We talked about it / She don’t like radio / We talked about it,” he sings. Dijon (aka Dijon Duenas) name-checks songs and albums by Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, and others, lobbying …

Julianna Barwick: Inspirit

Accompanying the announcement of her new studio album, Healing Is a Miracle, ambient composer Julianna Barwick released the lead track, “Inspirit,” by way of an appropriately ethereal music video filmed in Iceland. Employing her mesmerizing vocal loops, the song’s hypnotic pull pairs well with the rugged landscapes. The LP, out on 10 July via Ninja Tune, will feature a collaboration with Icelandic singer Sigur Rós’ Jónsi, as …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: ITP Winter Show 2

Also from the Interactive Telecommunications Program Winter Show, this is a closer look at Artist and Inventor Tristan Perish and his latest musical creations. Highlights include his wooden synthesizer and Linear Crossed. Also John Schimmel explains Ramps, a project that uses the inherent skills of the handicap for entertaining and educational applications.

Cool Hunting Video – ITP Winter Show 2

Cool Hunting and Missing Pieces ITP Winter Show 2 Also from the Interactive Telecommunications Program Winter Show, this is a closer look at Artist and Inventor Tristan Perish and his latest musical creations. Highlights include his wooden synthesizer and Linear Crossed. Also John Schimmel explains Ramps, a project that uses the inherent skills of the handicap for entertaining and educational applications. Wed, 11 Jan 2006 …

Forecasting Umbrella

During CES last week Ambient Devices announced a few new items in their line-up. Most exciting is the Forecasting Umbrella, which has a handle that pulses blue light when there's a good chance of rain. The device is connected to Ambient's proprietary network which allows it to know where it is and then download the local weather report. Next time you head out the door …