Plant People’s High-Quality, Full-Spectrum CBD Products

The NYC-based CBD start-up offers an assortment of THC-free drops and capsules

Like many states, New York has introduced medicinal marijuana for only what are deemed severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions. But, as the state’s governor insinuated earlier in 2018, it’s not a matter of if New York legalizes recreational marijuana, it’s a matter of when. In the mean time, the number of upstart New York-based CBD—one of the most well-known cannabinoids derived from hemp and cannabis—brands …

Building a Terrarium is a Testament to Slowing Down

The co-owners of Brooklyn-based Twig, a terrarium-building workshop and store, are trying to turn the hobby into meditative, therapy-like classes. To exert control over your own environment—if even for an hour—is a test of patience and a lesson in creative muscle-building. “For an hour on a weekend afternoon, I didn’t think of anything except the microcosmic forest in front of me and whether its climate …

Kanye West’s Project Wyoming Listening Tour Hits Williamsburg

A new type of musical experience unfolds in Brooklyn and elsewhere around the States

It’s not every day that an artist turns his album listening party into a nationwide tour, but then again, Kanye West is not an average artist. While the world waited for the release of Ye, West, with the help of famed content creator turned artist manager YesJulz of 1AM, was busy coordinating the travel for his friends, press, influencers, and others to join him in …

Interview: Event Designer David Stark

Immersive experiential design planning from a team with vision unlike any other

Whether it’s a 40-person salon dinner for social change in Detroit, a 4,000-person non-profit fundraiser or top-tier art museum galas in New York, one call tell when David Stark Design has been involved. Stark and his team use their decor to trigger dialogue—from reaction to conversation. They aim to keep the message moving, and it’s a beautiful thing. Much of Stark‘s success can be pinned …

Painter Eric LoPresti’s “An Ocean of Light” at Burning in Water Gallery

A sublime artistic study on nuclear craters, quiet terror and atomic bomb test sites

Hanford Site, a decommissioned nuclear production complex where engineers created plutonium for the Manhattan Project, sits a little more than 30 minutes by car from Richland, Washington—the birthplace of painter Eric LoPresti. Richland may have been an innocuous suburb, but after LoPresti’s move to New York, he took interest in Hanford’s past. Using oil and watercolor, the artist dissected components, compiled pieces and a new …