Robert Tharsing: Paradise Interrupted

Robert Tharsing: Paradise Interrupted

“These paintings are immediate reminders of choices and paths, the stuff not of death, but of life.” As his latest exhibition opens at Christian Berst Art Brut, Robert Tharsing is both battling a grave illness and making his most important work yet.

August 02 2015 / Art & Design
People In Their Homes

People In Their Homes

We talk to some friends of ours who have been busy talking to friends of theirs with their novel and intimate project, People In Their Homes.

August 02 2015 / Culture
Eat This: Vichyssoise

Eat This: Vichyssoise

Culinary historians argue about whether vichyssoise (say vee-shee-swahz) is an American or a French invention. Whatever the case, it’s a simple hot weather staple you should know how to make.

August 02 2015 / Food & Drink
Interview: Corrie Wessman

Interview: Corrie Wessman

Chicago artist Corrie Wessman has made a game of drawing dignified animals and dressing them rather well. We found her through Instagram and were delighted to talk to her about the project.

July 26 2015 / Art & Design / Fashion
The Cars of Beirut

The Cars of Beirut

It turns out the streets of Beirut are an unlikely mecca for classic iron, much of it from Detroit. On a recent trip through Lebanon, blogger Pauline Chardin shot a trove of rough old classics, from Buicks to Benzes.

July 26 2015 / Culture / Travel
Hida no Sato, Japan

Hida no Sato, Japan

Nestled in the Nestled in the mountains of Takayama, Japan is a village of tied to its land like no other. Its 30 or so farmhouses are each more than 500 years old.

July 26 2015 / Culture
Comme des Garçons: A Brief History

Comme des Garçons: A Brief History

In fashion, to stand the test of time is the ultimate measure of success. We consider the enduring relevance of Rei Kawakubo’s inimitable label, nearly 5 decades after its founding.

July 20 2015 / Fashion
Studio Visit: Yours Truly

Studio Visit: Yours Truly

A gazillion streaming services and a bazillion sub-genres have made contemporary music culture arcane and confusing. Yours Truly dives deep with the most interesting artists and through its long form portraits is helping to return a rather more human pace to music. We pay them a visit in their Los Angeles studio.

July 19 2015 / Culture
Tomato Typologies

Tomato Typologies

If you don’t know your heirlooms from your beefsteaks, you’re not alone. We put together a handy dandy guide to the best uses for the major varietals of everyone’s favorite nightshade, the tomato.

July 19 2015 / Food & Drink
Noah Emrich: Bountiful

Noah Emrich: Bountiful

The newest from our friends at Done To Death Projects is a tome by Noah Emrich on America in the vain of Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld. We spoke with Noah about the book and the 24-state trip he took to make it.

July 19 2015 / Art & Design / Travel
Runway: John Elliott + Co. S/S 16

Runway: John Elliott + Co. S/S 16

Of all the shows we saw on the runways of the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s, our favorite was easily John Elliott + Co.’s excellent showing at Clarkson Square on Wednesday, Running Through Vietnam: Structure From Chaos. 

July 17 2015 / Fashion
F/W Trend: Denim Opens Up

F/W Trend: Denim Opens Up

For this fall and beyond, denim gets extroverted and volume speaks volumes. Fresh cuts with flowing lines are in: the artful fashion fit, oversize takes on the classic straight fit and the new vintage of the feminine flare.

July 17 2015 / Fashion
Adam O’Neal: Ocean Drive

Adam O’Neal: Ocean Drive

In honor of his new zine Ocean Drive and a show, Hard Work, currently on at Institute 193, we take a look at the work of Adam O’Neal. He recontextualizes blueprints, shipping crates, packing tape, and cardboard to create minimal, geometric compositions on canvas.

July 12 2015 / Art & Design
Winner: Mimi McCormick

Winner: Mimi McCormick

This year’s Instagram contest for Go Explore had an unprecedented number of entrants from all over the world. The results of the popular vote are in, and we’re happy to announce the grand prize winner: Mimi McCormick with this surreal and joyous image that captures the wonder of travel. 

July 12 2015 / Travel
Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i

Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i

Hawai’i conjures up images of beach chairs and palm trees; lesser known is that it is one of most topographically diverse archipelagos on the planet. The Big Island houses two active volcanoes and a volcanic landscape so riveting that early settlers deemed it the resting place of Pele, the goddess of fire.

July 12 2015 / Travel
Need Supply Co. & The LINE: HERE

Need Supply Co. & The LINE: HERE

This week, together with our friends at The LINE Hotel in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, we hosted a HERE event to celebrate the wrap-up of Go Explore 2015.

July 10 2015 / Culture
Drink This: Berliner Weisse

Drink This: Berliner Weisse

We get a lesson in a summertime favorite, Berliner Weisse — and try a variant infused with fresh fruit — from the local experts at Hardywood Brewery.

July 05 2015 / Food & Drink
Studio Visit: Rollin Leonard

Studio Visit: Rollin Leonard

Maggie Shannon went to Maine to visit the studio of one of our favorite young artists. His work defies convention, categorization and has no time for the digital/analog binary. It’s both and neither and so, so good.

July 05 2015 / Art & Design
Architecture: Milan

Architecture: Milan

Despite its heritage as an epicenter of high design, Milan has never really had a spot on the architecture world map. Though its iconic cathedral floods Instagram every Fashion Week, its lesser-known icons are even better and are some of our favorite buildings on earth.

July 05 2015 / Art & Design
I definitely learned a lot.

I definitely learned a lot.

Amardeep S. has a new collection of photos out from across an improbable mix of locations: Arizona, Austria, Italy, Portland, San Francisco, Slovenia, Vancouver Island and Virginia. And one in New York. 

June 28 2015 / Art & Design