Word of Mouth: NYC’s LES Galleries

Spaces for inspiration and community in the vibrant neighborhood

Art can be isolating or divisive and, as PUBLIC SWIM co-founder Catherine Fenton Bernath points out, producing artistic work can prove isolating as well. But within the walls of galleries, visitors gather inspiration and see entirely new points of view. Galleries provide space for communities to form and play a vital role within the ecosystem of the art world. While NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood is perhaps …

SSCY’s Clever Tack Triangle Backpack-Bag Hybrid

An accessory that accommodates all kinds of items

Contrary to typical totes or backpacks, which rarely stretch or shift to accommodate oddly shaped or oversized items, SSCY‘s updated Tack Triangle bag can store all of the usual items inside and the hard-to-fit ones snugly on its exterior thanks to an ingenious triangle-shaped flap. It’s a hybrid in the truest sense: the bag can be carried as a backpack using its two adjustable straps …

Miami Art Week 2019: Speaking With Designer Nao Tamura

The designer's connection with nature, time and philosophy made her DesignMiami/ oasis possible

During Miami Art Week, works that imbue splendor, surprise and significance bubble to the top and stay with us long after the event. Some of the most memorable include rare moments of calm, a brief respite amidst the chaos of the fairs. One such instance was inside this year’s Lexus booth at DesignMiami/, wherein designer Nao Tamura‘s “SUNSHOWER” created a slightly hidden oasis. The ethereal installation …