Keepers Unveils New Can Design

The Brooklyn-based soda maker moves to a simpler look

Brooklyn-based citrus coffee soda brand, Keepers has unveiled a pair of new cans designed in-house by Sam Zhou. The cans—an aesthetic upgrade from the packaging they’ve donned since launching in 2016—are minimalist and adorned with information about the coffee inside, from region to altitude, variety, farm and tasting notes. The redesign is simple, with regard to its look and its goal: the product has always been …

Identity Communicated Through Color in Two Exhibitions at Pioneer Works

John Lucas, Claudia Rankine and Matthew Morrocco address blonde hair and queer identity respectively, through photography and sound

Modern technology has created a system of surveillance due to most everybody being armed with a camera. The constant occurrence (some might say assault) of having one’s image taken and spread across social media has further exalted certain markers of appearance, while deeming those with attributes that do not align as “other.” Blonde hair and queer identity have been hyper-scrutinized in the modern political climate—one …

Plant People’s High-Quality, Full-Spectrum CBD Products

The NYC-based CBD start-up offers an assortment of THC-free drops and capsules

Like many states, New York has introduced medicinal marijuana for only what are deemed severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions. But, as the state’s governor insinuated earlier in 2018, it’s not a matter of if New York legalizes recreational marijuana, it’s a matter of when. In the mean time, the number of upstart New York-based CBD—one of the most well-known cannabinoids derived from hemp and cannabis—brands …

Building a Terrarium is a Testament to Slowing Down

The co-owners of Brooklyn-based Twig, a terrarium-building workshop and store, are trying to turn the hobby into meditative, therapy-like classes. To exert control over your own environment—if even for an hour—is a test of patience and a lesson in creative muscle-building. “For an hour on a weekend afternoon, I didn’t think of anything except the microcosmic forest in front of me and whether its climate …

Kanye West’s Project Wyoming Listening Tour Hits Williamsburg

A new type of musical experience unfolds in Brooklyn and elsewhere around the States

It’s not every day that an artist turns his album listening party into a nationwide tour, but then again, Kanye West is not an average artist. While the world waited for the release of Ye, West, with the help of famed content creator turned artist manager YesJulz of 1AM, was busy coordinating the travel for his friends, press, influencers, and others to join him in …