Artist + Designer Valentino Vettori’s “Arcadia” Exhibit Aims to Save the Earth

Immersive installations and augmented reality experiences inspire and offer simple solutions

It’s no secret that we’re living through tumultuous times. Every day a new environmental problem appears in the news. A lot of time is spent discussing problems the earth faces but little progress has been made in finding a solution that is broadly enactable. Valentino Vettori wants to change that. Inspired by a recent trip to Summit in Los Angeles, the storied artist and designer …

Dreaming Up Cocktail Perfection For Tayēr + Elementary

VR design technology played a role in the new dual-concept London bar

On Old Street in Shoreditch, new dual-concept bar Tayēr + Elementary ushers in a decidedly 21st-century cocktail experience. Renowned bartenders Monica Berg and Alex Kratena recently opened the venue to showcase the countless ideas they’ve developed over the years helming venues from Oslo to elsewhere in London. Just inside the door, Elementary serves as an introduction to their space, functioning as an all-day, community-oriented neighborhood …

Studio Visit: Digital Artist and Painter Emma Stern

We visit her Brooklyn space to learn more about how she makes physical artwork based on non-physical spaces

Perhaps surprising for those who have seen artist Emma Stern‘s work online, paint is omnipresent in her Brooklyn studio. It’s on canvases, the worn-in wooden floor, tools and at the feet of furniture. Perhaps less surprising, there are also two computers in the space. A laptop sits open with a digital version of one of her characters blown up in an editing application, while a …