Studio Visit: Artist Refik Anadol

Where technology, data, light and space develop an interactive evolution of cinema

Refik Anadol is in the future—not from the future or thinking about it, but working within a space that many have yet to approach. The Turkey-born, LA-based artist creates immersive works that use light to explore architecture. He employs developing technologies and complex algorithms to create what he feels are an interactive evolution of film. Take “WDCH Dreams,” a 2018 work that uses the exterior …

NYC’s First Self-Driving Shuttle Service Optimus Ride Commences

This week NYC’s first-ever autonomous vehicle shuttle service began operation in Brooklyn. Known as Optimus Ride, the organization features a half-dozen, six-passenger electric vehicles. Running on a continuous loop, the shuttles trek 1.1 miles from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the New York City Ferry dock on the East River. They aim to service 500 passengers per day from the compound which houses 400 companies and …

Freemans Sporting Club Cherishes Its Status as a Neighborhood Store

Inside the soul of the brand with its designer, Nikko Lencek-Inagaki

Nikko Lencek-Inagaki’s affection for the NYC-based Freemans Sporting Club predates assuming the role of Designer there. “One of my favorite things about this store, about this brand, when I first started was that it really fleshed out a lifestyle, but in kind of an unusual way. It wasn’t necessarily candles and dress shoes,” he explains. “It was these sort of strange objects—these enormous camping thermoses …