Interview: Halle für Kunst Steiermark Curator, Cathrin Mayer

Photography, sculpture and performance art will reinforce the mission of the revitalized Graz, Austria institution

In Graz, Austria, the art institution Halle für Kunst Steiermark now occupies the halls of Künstlerhaus, an architecturally significant space designed by Robert Haueisen and completed in 1952. This new name represents a refresh of Halle für Kunst & Medien, the organization that took over the art hall in 2013. More than a title change, this update supports a new mission that includes an exploration of …

Studio Precht’s Fingerprint-Shaped Parc de la Distance Design

A monument to solitude and quiet adventures, Studio Precht’s design for their Parc de la Distance concept curls about like a vegetal fingerprint. Each of the parallel hedgerows comes with a gateway at both the entrance and exit that serves as an indicator of whether or not the pathway is occupied. Red granite gravel contrasts the green of the bushes and the sound produced with …

Test Drive: 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen

Traversing mountainous Austrian terrain in celebration of the model's 40th anniversary

Since it arrived in the US back in 2002, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has maintained its reputation for being a luxurious 4×4 often seen tackling speed-bumps in upscale shopping centers or en route to the valet stand. Abroad, the G-Class is known more for its impressive off-road capability and is deeply respected by the “adventure mobile” community that has made the most of their durability since …