Studio Visit: Multi-Disciplinary Artist Chella Man

Paintings, interactive art and more that explore disability, gender, race and sexuality in Industry City

Fluidity informs almost everything about Chella Man: his painting, performance and sculptural works and his identity as a deaf, trans-masculine, Jewish and Chinese artist. An actor, activist and model and former contributor to them and designer for Opening Ceremony, Man is a multi-hyphenate whose ever-growing list of titles further supports his practice of investigating the intersections between race, gender, disability and sexuality. Nowhere is this …

Inside Post Company’s Pristine Lakeville, Connecticut Showroom

A microcosm of the multidisciplinary firm's hospitality, residential and product design capabilities

To say that multidisciplinary design firm Post Company had a hand in defining the visual language behind New York State’s boutique hotel boom is an understatement. Not only did they apply their talents to the development of the wondrous Catskill compound Inness, they also designed Marram Montauk in the Hamptons, Sound View in Greenport and The Lake House on Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes. Their list of influential endeavors …

Visiting Valerie Confections’ New Glendale Headquarters

Founder Valerie Gordon explains the ins and outs of her 18-year-old company and its latest evolution

Over the past 18 years, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections has baked countless desserts, obsessed over chocolate-dipped toffees, crafted jams from local produce, written a baking book and perfected the art of petit fours. Gordon makes beautifully designed sweet treats that look like art, smell intoxicating and taste delicious. In addition to her hours spent in the kitchen, Gordon collaborates with Commune Design, grilling desserts …