The Minimalist’s Guide To Vacation Packing

The Minimalist’s Guide To Vacation Packing

Our friend Kristen Ziegler, better known as Minima, lives and breathes minimalism — as far as she’s concerned, it is a “holistic approach to life” and everything from her taste in furniture to her monochromatic wardrobe makes her something of a domestic Dieter Rams. A while back, she gave us some handy spring cleaning tips, […]

May 31 2015 / Culture
Études Blue

Études Blue

Blue is traditionally all melancholy and subdued. It’s the primary color of rainy days and heartbreak; profound and reflective but generally not much fun to hang out with. And then there’s that (blue) dress nobody agrees on. One hue on the blue spectrum, though, is transcendent and bright. It’s the visceral blue somewhere between lapis lazuli, cerulean […]

May 29 2015 / Art & Design
Studio Visit: Pau Wau Publications

Studio Visit: Pau Wau Publications

We love print. But there’s print and then there’s innovative, imaginative boundary-pushing print. Among the handful of studios around the world pushing the boundaries of what books mean, how they’re made and what they contain, Pau Wau Publications runs with the best of them. This longtime favorite, run by Andreas Laszlo Konrath and Brian Paul […]

May 24 2015 / Art & Design
Drink This: Pastis

Drink This: Pastis

For all its idyllic fields of flowers, lavender cookies and Cézanne and Van Gogh scenes come to life, Provence can be an oppressively hot place. Humidity in summertime regularly peaks at just below drowning and the Provençal smartly choose not to hermetically seal themselves inside A/C, but there are nonetheless some excellent ways to beat […]

May 24 2015 / Food & Drink
Overgrowth

Overgrowth

Parker Fitzgerald has helped define some of the most stylish photography of our generation. His serene, emotional scenes of impeccably composed, whimsical beauty shot around the world are synonymous with Kinfolk and are a perfect visual metaphor for the idealistic optimism of Portland. He lives and works in that city, where he runs Ransom, Ltd. alongside his equally […]

May 24 2015 / Art & Design / Culture
Food: Palourdes au beurre

Food: Palourdes au beurre

Last weekend we visited George of I Heart Food to remake one restaurant favorite. “One Of the reasons I started cooking at home is that I wanted to be able to recreate dishes enjoyed while eating out. This clam recipe is my take on a clams dish we had in Phoebus, VA. They use their own bacon that is […]

May 17 2015 / Food & Drink
Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Few artists are lucky enough to have time adapt to them. Much more often, as it turns out, when an artist is successful in his or her lifetime, they take the scene by storm in relative youth, settle into a style and then become either old master or old news. Think about it: who looks to Jeff Koons or […]

May 17 2015 / Art & Design
Studio Visit: Jess Hannah

Studio Visit: Jess Hannah

Never underestimate the power of networks. Jess Hannah, a Cal Poly graduate, got her start on Instagram: she shared what she loved, her life as an aspiring jeweler, and slowly but surely grew her meticulously curated feed to a stratospheric number of followers. This opened the door to her fashion and lifestyle blog, jesshannah.com, and […]

May 17 2015 / Art & Design
Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Alex Katz, now 88, is an artist who has been working from his studio in Manhattan’s Soho district since 1968. His career spans half a century and his work is in the permanent collections of over one hundred museums worldwide including the major majors: MoMA, The Met, Tate Modern, and le Centre Pompidou. ​For 2015, […]

May 15 2015 / Art & Design
Misleidys Pedroso: Musculatura Viva

Misleidys Pedroso: Musculatura Viva

Cuba is a cultural anomaly: rich with the multicultural mezcla of the Caribbean, yet long isolated from the technology and values of the rest of the Western world. This isolated vibrance has made for decades of remarkable and highly original art whose singular cultural themes belie deeper, more opaque significance. In a new exhibition, Musculatura Viva, at Christian […]

May 10 2015 / Art & Design
Shirakawa-go, Japan

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Nestled in the picturesque mountains sprawled across the Gifu and Toyama prefectures is a secluded village known as Shirakawa-go. It is known for its gassho-style thatched roof farm houses, a traditional Japanese roofing method that uses no nails — only straw and wooden cross-beams bound by rope. Before it was designated as a UNESCO World […]

May 10 2015 / Culture
Style Icon: Mom

Style Icon: Mom

We asked our beloved mothers their favorite fragrance and beverage and shared our favorite mom dishes and some of their classic gems of wisdom. Eric’s Mom 1. Amarige (by Givenchy) 2. Wine, Water, Herbal Tea, Coffee—In that order. 3. My mom makes full on Thanksgiving-sized meals all the time. Lucky for me, she loves to entertain and feed people. Her […]

May 10 2015 / Culture
The Graphic T: A Brief History

The Graphic T: A Brief History

Fashion without the T-shirt is like coffee without a cup: directionless, too hot. And so it is almost inconceivable to think that through the first half of the 20th century it was considered only an undergarment: a hidden nod to Victorian modesty in a newly mass-produced age. From the 1950s onwards, however, the graphic T rapidly […]

May 08 2015 / Culture / Fashion
Swimwear Icon: Bond Girls

Swimwear Icon: Bond Girls

It’s never an awful idea to reference vintage movies for style inspiration. When one thinks of iconic swimwear figures, not from a centerfold, it’s the weapon-wielding, notorious women of the James Bond series. The androcentric dream world of James Bond gifts us women who are powerful, otherworldly alluring and stylishly killer. With the heat on the rise and a time where swimwear […]

May 08 2015 / Fashion
Galerie de Minéralogie

Galerie de Minéralogie

The Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris has reopened last December with a show called “Trésors de la Terre” (Earth’s Treasures) and chances are this is the kind of exhibition you won’t read about when looking at the arts section. This might sound like an outing for your 8-years-old nephew (and I […]

May 07 2015 / Travel
Sun-Ready Skincare

Sun-Ready Skincare

Style rule #1: protect your assets. Chief among those assets is, of course, your skin, which needs an extra dose of help in the sunny months. Now that summer is upon us, we’ve gathered some of the best, most conscientious products to help prepare and protect you before, during and after a good time in the sunshine. Pre-Sun […]

May 06 2015 / Fashion
Style Icon: Chavela Vargas

Style Icon: Chavela Vargas

In a society ruled almost without exception by machismo, Chavela Vargas was throughout her life an extraordinarily empowered woman. She began her career by busking in the streets, but became well-known for subverting the traditional ranchera style, usually sung from a masculine point of view. She took these songs about adventure and love and society and sang them in long, drawn-out phrases […]

May 05 2015 / Fashion
I Know You Think You Know It All

I Know You Think You Know It All

Future anthropologists will no doubt look back on our age — the age of life coaches and self-branding and “networking” — with bewilderment. Indeed, from designer dressing our dogs to excessive brunches, there is no shortage of douchebaggery in 2015 America. Lucky for us, Chris Black, the self-proclaimed loudmouth behind one of our favorite agency/publishing houses […]

May 03 2015 / Art & Design / Culture
Human Being Journal 6 Launch Party

Human Being Journal 6 Launch Party

Last Friday together with Soulland we launched Human Being Journal 6 at Christian Berst Art Brut on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Almost as soon as we opened the doors, the gallery was packed with our friends, a few celebrities and quite a few fresh faces we’d like to see more of – there was even a […]

May 03 2015 / Culture / Fashion
Introducing: Georgia Alice

Introducing: Georgia Alice

From seemingly the beginning of time, fashion has coalesced around a few capitals: Paris, New York, Milan, London, Tokyo. But as Internet has opened the world, we’ve seen an outpouring of creativity in apparel showcasing the quirks and traditions of places far beyond those major nodes. India, Scandinavia and Australia are thoroughly on the map, and […]

May 01 2015 / Culture / Fashion