Shinola’s First Single Speed: Detroit Arrow

The American manufacturing authority's latest offering is a utility-focused urban riding machine

Ever since its renaissance in 2011, Shinola has become synonymous with exceptional American design. And with bicycle culture rising in popularity throughout metropolitan areas across the country, it’s no surprise that Shinola has committed itself to compete with the classically international industry by producing the best American-made velocipedes. Launching today, 17 March 2015, the Detroit Arrow is hand assembled—like all Shinola products—in Detroit by the …

CHV: Kawasaki Building The Wheel

Wheels big and small made in house, thousands at a time

In our fourth and final piece from our visit with Kawasaki in Lincoln, NE we went to a smaller corner of their enormous plant. While probably the least glamorous of their products, their wheels may be the most practical and abundant. The company brings in raw steel and spits out a finished wheel—the entire process takes place thousands of times a day, and no matter …

Monika Sosnowska’s 110-Foot-Long TOWER

A singular large-scale sculpture inspired by the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Within the vast exhibition space found at Hauser & Wirth‘s Chelsea location, a single piece forcefully occupies the floor: “Tower.” Crafted from steel and painted a powerful black, the imposing sculpture delivers an architectural, skeletal sensory assault as it lays stretched across the ground. The artist behind the work, Monika Sosnowska, drew inspiration from the masterful works of German architect and designer Ludwig Mies van …