Adam J Kurtz’s “Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later”

An activity book full of sound advice and existential, gallows humor

Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, “Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later” (the follow-up to “1 Page at a Time”), and it’s very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing and writing poems, the majority of the pages are full of relatable modern-day anxieties and plenty of existential, dark …

Gorman + Camille Walala Collaboration

The prolific British artist teams up with the Australian label for a playful and colorful clothing range

Talented East London-based artist (and CH favorite) Camille Walala has just teamed up with another brand, for yet another colorful and spirited collaboration. This time, Walala has joined forces with Australian clothing label, Gorman—founded in 1999 and best known for its playful patterns and bold silhouettes—for an extensive apparel and accessories range. The two entities share a passion for bright colorways, pop-inspired patterns and geometric …

Cool Hunting Video: Ultra Violet

A peek inside the studio and the mind of pop art's most infamous muse

On a rainy day in New York, we visited iconic artist Ultra Violet (aka Isabelle Collin Dufresne) in her studio. Quickly integrated into pop and surrealist artists’ social scene upon her immigration into the US from France, Ultra Violet is known not just for her work, but also her personality which influenced many fellow artists—perhaps most notably Andy Warhol. Her art reflects a contemporary aesthetic; …