Developed Cool Hunting series: ListenUp, Link About It, Buy (Gift Guide), Word of Mouth
Developed, managed and contributed to global city guides
For the 2010 holiday season we created a pop-up store set within Gap's project space on 5th Avenue. We handpicked items from independent companies based in the New York region, launched CH Editions, and worked with the legendary BYKENYAN to build out the interior. (T Magazine feature by Oliver Strand.)
Along with CH founder Josh Rubin, I participated in Rachel Shechtman's annual Pitch Night concept at Story NYC. We were on the lookout for products to include in Cool Hunting's holiday gift guide, while Rachel was sourcing for the store. In 2014 we found ourselves sitting alongside guest panelist Whoopi Goldberg!
Assistant producer of Coffee @ Ralph's videos (2015), an RL Magazine series in which we invited everyone from fashion blogger Garance Doré to novelist Sloane Crosley to the Polo flagship for a chat and coffee of choice.
Caroline and Michael Ventura's hunting dog Darryl is the perfect reason to spend time outside their West Village live/work space.
Community: Artists With Animals Notecards / Design: Le Creuset Dog Bowl / Wellbeing: Filson K-9 First-Aid Kit
WILD AT HEART
One of Brooklyn’s most popular parks is still full of subtle surprises. Photographer Joseph O. Holmes guides us through the urban wilderness.
Retail: Max-Bone / Design: Kelly Wearstler / Accessories: Kind for Dogs / Book: Dogs and Chairs
On the 800-year-old roads of old Beijing there’s a new war raging. The opponents: Cars and dogs.
Keeping Tempo: Henrik Vibskov
A 3,000-word feature on the multi-talented designer Henrik Vibskov
Excerpt from "Keeping Tempo"
Badah-da-dum. Badah-da-dum. Tck-tck-tck, badah-da-dum. There’s a tempo alive in Henrik Vibskov’s head that pushes its way out into the world in various forms. You observe it in his elaborate, theatrical fashion shows with models marching about keeping time like a bass drum. You read it in the enigmatic way he writes his emails with each erroneous comma or superfluous question mark punctuating a different beat in his mind. You certainly hear it in his drumming, which he does professionally for musicians such as Trentemøller and Mikael Simpson. And you see it in the large-scale art installations he creates for museum exhibitions, including the upcoming show at Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Stadsteatern center called—quite suitably—Tempo.
But the rhythm that thumps throughout all areas of Henrik’s creative world is most commonly seen pulsating through his outlandish fashion designs. His style is ultimately wearable, but on first blush, it’s pretty avant-garde: Luxurious wool peacoats, finely tailored tunics and meticulously crafted knitwear are sublimely overshadowed by unexpected graphics, curious proportions and dramatic color palettes. If Fred Flintstone time-traveled to the future, this might be what he would wear on a business trip .......
Read more online at Kinfolk and in print within the pages of the Adrenaline Issue
A DESIGNER’S PICNIC UTENSILS UNPACK THE FUTURE OF EATING INSECTS
Ants in a picnic basket are by today’s standards an unwelcome sight, but by 2050 they’re likely to be the main course. According to World Bank, to feed what will be 9 billion people on the planet that year, we’ll need to produce 50% more food. One solve? Start eating bugs. And Japanese designer Wataru Kobayashi has just the tools to get us acclimated to this not-so-far-out idea.
THE CASE FOR CURIOSITY: EXPERIMENTAL GASTRONOMY’S UNCONVENTIONAL CUTLERY
Where many people fear that a vegan diet would put impossible constraints on what they could eat, creative duo Martin Kullik and Jouw Wijnsma of Steinbeisser show how it can expand culinary exploration through their ongoing plant-based initiative, Experimental Gastronomy. In 2012 they founded the Amsterdam-based venture, which challenges chefs to cook multi-course dinners using only local organic and biodynamic produce, after Kullik discovered that the city’s staple foods were mostly exotic: vegetables from Spain and Italy, grains from Eastern Europe or South America, beans and seeds from China, and lentils and peas from Turkey and Canada.
Each year, the annual exhibition and design competition “Designs of the Year” showcases this sentiment in fantastic form at London’s Design Museum. The global survey includes 76 nominees from across six categories—Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics and Transport—juxtaposing projects like an off-the-grid toilet for the impoverished with a fashion magazine determined not to sell any clothing.
It's a Wednesday afternoon in Brooklyn and the blazing summer sun has turned the city streets into some sort of urban sauna. But here at The Lot, an internet radio station located along the imaginary line that separates Williamsburg and Greenpoint, things are very chill. It’s hard to imagine that just a year ago the sliver of land the station sits on was nothing more than a weed-infested eyesore. Cycling past it on his way to work every day, photographer Francois Vaxelaire noticed a “for lease” sign hanging from the chain-link fence and saw it as an opportunity for change...
Whether you take a cursory or an in-depth look into the origins of Scandinavian design, the internet will tell you it was mostly a slew of furniture designers from Finland, Denmark and Sweden who helped make the term one that's synonymous with clean lines, high-quality craftsmanship and clear functionality. But despite Norway’s notable absence in most mid-century modernism discussions, the country’s creative minds were very much involved in the beloved Nordic movement during the 1950s and ’60s, and picked up numerous awards along the way.
Typically, a day at a design fair is one spent inside a window-less building, toggling between a mass of furniture and homewares that inspire or disgust. Sight Unseen's annual OFFSITE showcase couldn't be more opposite in every single way: Each year cofounders Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer choose a light and airy location (the 2016 edition was situated on the 15th floor of NYC's Grace Building) and fill it with North America's freshest design talent. The environment is friendly, fun and brimming with highly covetable goods—most of which are handmade or exude a distinct personality. The newness is real.
As pervasive as he is elusive, Banksy is a global enigma that incites a lot of #feels among everyone familiar with his artwork—from fans to the police. But in 2004, the clandestine artist pissed off one supporter in particular: Andy Link, a former porn star who now goes by AK47 and heads up an “art terrorist organization” called Art Kieda. The story goes that Link wanted a signed Banksy print at an event, but didn’t want to cough up the extra dough. Link asked Banksy to sign his standard edition, to which the Dismaland artist refused. The fact he wouldn’t sign his “fucking print” both infuriated and inspired Link, who decided to reciprocate the message by stealing Banksy’s statue, The Drinker.
01. Good Day Today by David Lynch 02. Balance by Future Islands 03. Backwell by BEAK> 04. Stay by Priestbird 05. What Is And What Should Never by Led Zeppelin 06. Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye 07. A Crowded Hour by Superhumanoids 08. Neu Chicago by Clive Tanaka y su orquesta 09. Let It Go (ft. Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim) by Keyshia Cole 10. It’s Not My Fault (It’s My Fault) by Discovery 11. Falling Out by Body Language 12. Someone To Love Me by Diddy-Dirty Money 13. Powa by Tune-Yards 14. The Only Living Boy in New York by Simon & Garfunkel
What I find amazing these days is the overuse of the word 'amazing.' It's so amazingly clear that no one has any real grasp on what is actually and truly amazing anymore; that everything from Eggs Benedict to saving someone's life is in fact, amazing.
… Before she won an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in 2008, and before she launched her own line, Wayne, in 2007, Wayne Lee was on her way to earning a degree in medicine at UC Berkeley. In 2001, during her second year, she left school, moved to New York, and became a sales associate at Barneys (she became an assistant buyer after her bosses realized the impressive outfits she was wearing were her own designs). But Lee's unusual path to fashion seems downright uncanny when you learn that her family was marooned on a desert island in the Philippines for an entire year after fleeing Vietnam by boat in 1979. Between the island and UC Berekeley, there were stops in San Francisco and Orlando (where she helped her family at a noodle factory) and an undergraduate degree at Vassar, rounding out a truly unique path to Seventh Avenue …
A fun throwback to our high school days, we're hoping we can rummage through the attic while we're home for the holidays and dig out our dad's, or for a more modern look try the Varsity Jacket from Keep or the plaid flannel coat from Hellz Bellz.
We all want to be festive during the holiday season, but with the financial crunch, it's hard to find a sparkly dress that will fit our budget. The best bet is to spruce up your LBD with a little bling, in the form of a brooch.Gone are the days of feeling like pins are fussy little things, only fit for grandma's or the ladies-who-lunch set. We've gathered up the best and brightest brooches around—these picks are sure to seriously up-the-ante of any Holiday outfit.
Liquid Sunshine: Pantone Announces Mimosa as the Color of '09
Out with the old, in with the new, and no one knows what's hot more than Giovanna Battaglia, fashion editor at L'Uomo Vogue, who was spotted by The Sartorialist wearing Pantone's color of the year as she strolled the streets of Paris. The refreshing burst of color is a bright addition to these dim times, and we welcome this trend with open arms. To put a little mimosa in your life, we've found some items that are sure to cheer up your wardrobe, like Virginia Johnson's merino wool 'Chick' scarf, Orange Slice heels at Anthropologie, American Apparel's sheer pantyhose, and See by Chloé's mod coat.