Eli Ping

Moody sculptural paintings by an emerging NYC artist

Stark yet colorful works that fall somewhere between painting and sculpture, NYC-based artist Eli Ping’s practice is a study of unexpected tension in form, subject and tone. Ping says he’s “ultimately interested in materials and process, and accomplishing a form that conveys energetic resonance to the viewer,” a feat accomplished by keeping spontaneity alive in otherwise highly-considered compositions. This ruminative approach to art-making shows up …

Camille Seaman

A photographer's eye on the Arctic reveals the natural beauty in ice

With what seems to be a prescient surname, Camille Seaman—often referred to as “the iceberg photographer”—may have been born to take up the subject. While Seaman did study photography and long worked with the medium, it wasn’t until she landed a job aboard an Arctic cruise ship at age 32 that something clicked with the harsh landscapes. There, surrounded by beautifully varied lighting conditions, what …

Small Brand Toothpastes

Eight wholesome toothpastes to polish up your smile

As most dentists will tell you, any toothpaste that encourages teeth-brushing is a job done. But as a twice-daily activity (hopefully), knowing what it is exactly you’re putting in your mouth is essential. While fluoride or fluoride-free remains a common debate, for those who seek a more natural cleaning experience, below are eight pastes we scoped out that are sure put a healthy smile on …