CH Luminaries

Oscar Niemeyer, Aaron Swartz, Helen Gurley Brown and more in our tribute to the pioneering figures that we lost in the last year

In a nod to the tradition propagated by the Oscars, we decided to take time to acknowledge the most influential figures in our sphere that have passed away in the last year. While this list is in no way exhaustive—from music to art and design and more, the world lost an immense amount of talent this past year—the 12 luminaries featured here strike a particular …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Yoko Ono vs. menswear, drugged-up spider designers, the year's failures and more in our look at the web this week

1. Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony “Soooooo, this is actually, like, ‘art’ or something, isn’t it? No fucking way Yoko Ono thinks she can break up The Beatles AND ruin menswear.” Read more of Jon Moy’s appropriate reaction to Ono’s new Opening Ceremony collection over at Four Pins. 2. Javier Riera’s Outdoor Light Projections Spanish artist Javier Riera explores the relationship between nature and geometry …

The Selby is in Your Place

An interview with the Internet's Peeping Todd

If a picture tells a thousand words, then consider Todd Selby a visual raconteur. Since the summer of 2008, the Orange County, CA-born, NYC-based photographer has shown an expanding and eclectic cast of creative characters—artists, musicians, writers, designers and the like—in their private homes on his website The Selby, an online Architectural Digest for the hipster set. With a penchant for exploring real-life spaces and …

Zelle

Liz McLean Knight's work literally represents the integration of art, technology and design. A Chicago-based computer science major who developed an interest in art, went to art school, became a jewelry designer, musician, publisher and record label exec along the way. Her jewelry features intricate geometric designs made with capacitors, transitors, cables, plugs and diodes. It's both graceful and geek chic. Zelle jewelry, bags and …

James Tichenor

James Tichenor is a digital Renaissance man. As a trained architect he practiced in New York before deciding to go back to school to explore new technologies for materials and prototyping. That exploration came from an artistic and oftentimes psychedelic angle. His portfolio includes many interesting projects, but one of my favorites is the 640×480 Cocktail Umbrellas. Basically, it's an array of cocktail umbrellas that …