Marco Brambilla: From Civilization To Power

CH exclusive: The making of Kanye West's newest music video "Power" with its artist/director

Kanye West has been kicking up controversy right and left recently—showing up at both the Facebook and Twitter HQs, turning his teeth to diamonds and engaging the public with his crude and prolific Tweets. After noticing Marco Brambilla‘s “Civilization” video installation in the elevators at The Standard New York Hotel in 2009, Kanye not only wrote about it on his blog, he commissioned the experimental …

The Standard Scarves

Summery limited-edition wraps by artists repping Standard Hotel cities

Following up last year’s run of limited edition artist-designed tees, the latest crop of collaborative efforts from the Standard adds abstract images to a series of limited edition silk-cashmere scarves. Designed to represent the three major cities that are home to Standard hotels, the lightweight scarves boast beautiful graphics from artists Thomas Campbell (L.A.), José Parlá (Miami) and RoStarr (NYC). The three scarves each emulate …

Seven Standout Bikes

As cycling enthusiasts we always appreciate a great high-performance bike, but naturally we're always on the lookout for a clean design aesthetic too. What follows is an assortment of the models that recently caught our eye and satisfied our penchant for well-built bikes. Stay tuned for a feature on hand-built and custom options later this week. PK Ripper Fixed Gear Fixed-gear fans, your heart's all …