Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes

Painted works defined by the thickness of brushwork and beyond

Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip-of-the-brush swipes. Altogether, they demonstrate the power of pressing down with various intensities across a mix of media. The definition of the word line—”a long, narrow mark or …

Province Apothecary Sex Oil

The purest ingredients that are kind to the body

The name is blunt: Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn’t hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. It’s as clear as the oil’s list of ingredients, which blends coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free vitamin E and rosemary leaf extract. Sex Oil thus distinguishes itself from commercial lubricants available on the market—many of which contain preservatives, parabens, synthetic fragrances or …

May Lindstrom Skin

Two new innovative treatments blend the purest ingredients to deal with winter skin blues

Launching her line just over a year ago (after giving birth to her daughter), May Lindstrom has already reached global cult status with her nonconformist, handmade skincare products—in particular her eyebrow-raising “Clean Dirt” cleanser. Los Angeles-based Lindstrom, who refers to herself as a “skin chef,” has always been passionate about food—from working in the kitchens of New Orleans to modeling in New York. As a …