Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …

Roving Around Ghent, New York’s Architecture + Sculpture Park, Art Omi

Looking for new works through Upstate New York's free, dog-friendly arts paradise

Through our years-long quest to participate in art adventures outside of NYC (that fit within a day trip), the 120-acre sculpture and architecture park Art Omi continues to rank high on our list. More than 60 large-scale works—and growing—can be discovered (and interacted with) on the grounds and in the on-site gallery. The organization—built around a residency for artists, dancers, musicians and writers—keeps the entire experience …

Detroit’s Art Mile Opens With Nearly 60 Participating Institutions

Museums, galleries, studios and alternative spaces band together for a citywide digital event

From today, 29 July, through 5 August, the art institutions of Detroit unite for Art Mile—a digital celebration of the city’s diverse artists, galleries, museums, non-profits and alternative art spaces. Nearly 60 local venues join the programming platform to host virtual museum tours, studio visits, DJ sets, film screenings and panel discussions. From CH favorites including Cranbrook Art Museum, Wasserman Projects and Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum to emerging …