Best of CH 2016: Interviews

Talking with some of the most interesting figures, established and emerging, in design and culture

As a journalist, one immediately knows when an interview is going well. There is an understanding, or even connection, between the subject and an interviewer. One’s goal is never to land a quote that makes a point, but to have a substantial dialogue that yields new ideas and truths. Being at the cross of lifestyle and design, our publication allows us to have dialogues with …

Artist Alexa Meade at FORM Arcosanti

Painting optical illusions on the human body, using the Arizona desert as backdrop

The words “live painting” invoke a couple of different images for me: a graffiti artist in the middle of the night, or even Bob Ross talking to the camera and patiently explaining a new technique. Alexa Meade, however, has made the term entirely her own. She’s ditched the easel and brought the brush to human skin, transforming breathing, moving bodies into a dimension between 2D …

Finding Respite at FORM Arcosanti 2016

Powerful and intimate music performances, unique architecture and more contribute to a revitalizing weekend in the desert

“Has everybody been having an insanely relaxing time?” electronic musician and hypeman-for-Saturday-night Dan Deacon asks the crowd, adding how almost “creepily” relaxing it’s been here at Arcosanti, Arizona before immediately shifting the mood into high gear. What a fitting summary for the weekend. The architectural experiment in the desert hosted around 1200 campers for the third iteration of FORM Arcosanti, founded and run by the …