Tropolism

The world of Cool Hunting expands again: please welcome Tropolism to our little family. Tropolism explores the city through the eyes of architects. It calls attention to the art of architects, finds urban beauty wherever it may be, and otherwise revels in the pleasures of the dense city. It also is very skeptical about what architects have to say about their buildings. Its task is …

Stones Hotel?

After countless tours, millions of albums sold, drug busts, blood transfusions, extramarital affairs and more, you would think the Rolling Stones would run out of ideas to keep things exciting. But one look at the stage setup for their current “Bigger Bang†world tour (yes, it’s amazing that they’re actually able to get on stage and rock the shit out of stadiums the world over) …

Fernando Romero at Ras

Mexican architect Fernando Romero, the 35-year old founder of the Laboratorio de La Ciudad De México, well-known for designing the Casa Da Música in Portugal while working for Rem Koolhaas' OMA, and who this year founded the firm, LAR, is the subject of an exhibit opening today at Ras, the gallery/bookstore in Barcelona's El Raval. A forthcoming book, titled Translations, is due out this September …