Studio Visit: Greg Fadell

Phenomenological art from a Detroit native

Discovered on our recent trip to Re:view Gallery in Detroit, Greg Fadell is an abstract artist hell-bent on taking messaging out of art. His massive grayscale aesthetic channels the rawness of abstraction and makes for a piece that is nothing if not experiential. The brother of Tony Fadell—former iPod designer and inventor of the Nest Learning Thermostat—Greg Fadell seems to share his brother’s desire to …

The Factory of Dreams

Go behind the scenes of Televisa Studios' steamy world of Mexican soaps

Unless you grew up watching telenovelas (AKA Mexican soaps), you might not be familiar with Corazones Al Limite (Hearts’ Limit) or Amarte es mi Pecado (Loving You is My Sin), but unlike their American counterparts these daytime dramas are a huge part of not only Mexican culture, but pop culture all over world. Telenovelas are, in fact, one of Mexico’s largest exports and have an …

Black Star Bags

Cycling specific backpacks and messenger bags custom made in Portland, Oregon

by Hunter Hess Based in Oregon’s cycling epicenter, Portland’s Black Star Bags has been producing bike-specific backpacks and bags for five years, gaining a strong following throughout the Northwest. Starting with a belt-driven sewing machine his friends found in an alley, owner Dave Stoops has built his company from the ground up by providing high quality, functional bags for everyone from working messengers to weekend …