Menswear Label Willem’s Contrasting Artistic Influences

Ahead of the brand's first-ever NYC pop-up, we speak with founder Sean McDonagh

Menswear brand Willem—under the direction of founder and creative lead Sean McDonagh—reimagines staples with contrasting artistic influences. The newest collection, FW19’s Pavement Preacher, includes nods to Dash Snow, Glenn O’Brien, Richard Prince, and silhouettes from Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider. When investigating “cowboy” style (which comes and goes), McDonagh saw an opportunity to address the root of its most recent resurgence. Brushing aside the trendier traits, …

Daan Roosegaarde’s “Waterlicht” Pop-Up in New York

An art installation and a call to action, this light flood depicts life alongside rising water

Daan Roosegaarde’s WATERLICHT project, an LED light and lens show, has appeared in several cities since its conception in 2016. From Rotterdam and Toronto to Dubai and London, the show guarantees the same presentation, no matter the setting: an enveloping, rolling wave of blue light meant to mimic where water levels could reach if humans fail to intervene. And while it’s certainly aesthetically pleasing, the work …

NYC’s Il Fiorista Focuses on a Blossoming Community and Bouquets

The recently opened NoMad restaurant emphasizes the emotional and medicinal properties of flowers

While new restaurants open every day in NYC, Il Fiorista looks a little different. The venue’s window-facing high-top table hosts bountiful bouquets, a circular surface displays individual stems for made-to-order arrangements, and a near floor-to-ceiling wall-mounted display offers dozens of home decor products for sale. And beyond all of these blooms lies the bright, charming bar and restaurant. It’s an eye-catching approach, but it’s more …