Gavin Turek’s Summer Playlist for COOL HUNTING

The recording artist addresses her highly anticipated debut album, poolside jams and the joy of completing a project

Singer-songwriter Gavin Turek released her sparkly, disco-tinged R&B EP, Good Look For You, back in 2017 and ever since, fans have eagerly awaited more. Now poised to release her debut album, Madame Gold (named for her bold, powerful, superhero alter-ego), LA-based Turek is feeling a mixture of emotions—nervous, proud and hopeful. As with her first album, she worked closely with Chris Hartz (who Turek says is her …

823’s “Hopes and Dreams Club” Encourages Photographic Exploration

Monthly projects to inspire and motivate photographers of all skill levels

Australian producer, designer, curator, and photographer Ta-ku (aka Regan Matthews) operates 823 as a “platform for you to create something you’re proud of,” he says. The “you” in that sentence quite literally means anyone who wants to get involved by following 823 on Instagram or supporting their Patreon. An offshoot of 823, the Hopes and Dreams Club—which launched in April—is a photography group with monthly …

Studio Rider Founder Alma Lacour’s “Brief Briefs” Spark Creativity

Encouragement for artists, writers, makers and imaginers who long for structured assignments

Amidst our shifted quarantine schedules, many have grappled with time lost, time gained or strained, blank brain spaces, and the pressure to accomplish something—or anything. Artist advocate and collaborative coach Alma Lacour (founder of creative agency Studio Rider and an alum of Bernstein & Andriulli and Mass Appeal) understands that often, when we’re hoping to be creative, we need a spark. With her #briefbriefs assignments on Instagram, …