The Digital Future of Music Festivals

As new music festivals are announced and older ones fold, one thing remains consistent: attendance numbers are lower and ticket prices are higher than ever. Larger festivals don’t necessarily translate to digital content well: stages are lit for immediate impact, aren’t designed with secondary audiences in mind, and render livestreams and ripped videos almost unwatchable. Pickathon—a 3,500-ticket festival on an 80-acre farm just south of …

Kanye West: Ghost Town

Whether you love him, hate him, think he’s a maniac or a traitor, there’s no denying Kanye West’s talents as a record producer—and he’s proven it again with today’s release of Ye, his eighth studio album. Touching on topics from his mental health to Stormy Daniels and everything between, it’s a record of lyrics that will polarize, but with beats of undeniable power. Our pick …

Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin’s Aurelien Production Facility

Exploring the masterful leather production of the acclaimed brand's new sneakers

Tuscany’s international renown stems from its nature and art—the beauty of the hills and the enduring magic of the Renaissance. The crafts of the region are also very well known—leather in particular. But most people are unaware of the level of sophistication and technology that such workmanship involves. Recently we were invited by Christian Louboutin to discover the complex production of Aurelien, the brand’s latest …

The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage

Mundane as it might sound, this networked storage device is super-useful in a post-cloud world

Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID) isnt a new concept, but in the age of cloud storagemany of ushave stopped thinking about having our own storage devices. Drobos new 5N2 solves for the privacy and security …

Warby Parker Basso Collection

Inspired by low-relief sculpting techniques, spring eyewear that carries a bit more weight and depth

Building on their reputation for pushing boundaries in the eyewear game, NYC-based Warby Parker launches a new line that employs a production technique previously unused in the space. The Basso Collection is named for the Italian sculpting technique Basso-Relievo, or low-relief sculpting. Layering two types of acetate, one level is carefully cut to reveal the second color. Additionally, the technique gives the frames a noticeably …