Arthur Drooker’s Light-Bending “Cosmic Carnival” Monograph

A colorful, kinetic visual study from one of our favorite photographers

In many ways a celebration of light’s relationship with motion, photographer Arthur Drooker‘s new soft cover monograph, Cosmic Carnival, captures the swirling colors of rides at several county fairs. Nothing shy of a feast for the eyes, the 34 page photo book taps into childhood nostalgia and dizzying memories—but it also addresses the way we understand kinetic color. “I wanted to make the Cosmic Carnival …

Hayley Elsaesser SS16: Carnival of Curiosity

The designer channels the sickly sweet with fun prints of poodles, Grim Reapers in bumper-cars and more

Canadian designer Hayley Elsaesser knows how to have fun. In past seasons of her eponymous label (there are only a few, as she just graduated in 2012) you can spot Magic 8 Balls wearing cowboy hats, sunglasses “oozing” slime, unisex neon camo overalls sporting serpents and more. Elsaesser’s upcoming SS16 collection, themed “Carnival of Curiosity,” features the Grim Reaper driving a bumper-car, slushees resembling skulls, …

Cool Hunting Video: Funland at the Museum of Sex

From a boob bouncy castle to the mysterious Tunnel of Love, a tour of the erotic carnival and celebratory exhibition

Giggling at every other word spoken by design duo Bompas & Parr, we were taken on a tour through their sex-centric exhibition-meets-fairground, Funland. The year-long exhibit, on show now at NYC’s Museum of Sex, features (among other things) a penis derby racing game, the mysterious mirrored Tunnel of Love and a blow-up bouncy castle of giant breasts. Challenging traditional museum etiquette as well as boundaries …