Eleven Madison Park’s Discreet New Monumental Art Piece

Artist Daniel Turner's 16-foot-long site-specific "step" sculpture

Before anyone can approach the stunning Rita Ackermann chalkboard painting, or steal away to the Sol LeWitt in an upstairs dining room, guests to Eleven Madison Park quite literally step on an exceptional monument. Some 1,000 pounds and 16 feet long, artist Daniel Turner‘s site-specific sculpture is a quiet homage to the restaurant and chef Daniel Humm’s success. It greets people upon entry at the …

Interview: Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding

The Detroit native speaks on his love of melting metal, dogs and transitioning from tradesman to artist

Detroit’s Renaissance continues with creatives who blend art, design and trade. One such artist is Josh Welton, a Detroit native whose sculptures of cars, robots and animals are meticulously made by hand. He’s worked in manufacturing since a young age, and was always drawn to welding. So passionate about his day job, he began welding creatively for fun, and his company Brown Dog Welding was …

Cool Hunting Video: Pizza Moto

Brooklyn's best mobile pizza-makers construct their latest oven from scratch

If you have meandered through Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, or any other major food-focused event in New York City in the last few years, you may have noticed some funky looking ovens pushing out delicious pizzas. The proprietors of these trailer-based mobile cookeries are Pizza Moto, the Brooklyn-based pizzaioli who have been slinging slices out of custom-made ovens throughout all the boroughs. For the latest iteration, …

Taylor Forrest Furniture

A fashion designer's primitive twist on '70s glam in a collection of leather chairs

After graduating from Parsons with a BFA in Fashion Design in 2010, designer Taylor Forrest saw furniture as a sort of experiment. Come November 2013, she will have been experimenting with designing chairs for a solid year, and the upshot of her dedication can be seen in a recently-released first collection of leather sling chairs and lounges inspired by the malleability of the material, a …