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Experience Headphones
Experience Headphones

Style and sound go together like rock and roll, so it’s no wonder Experience Headphones CEO and co-founder Dean Horsfield tapped into the design-minded audiophile demographic. The Vancouver, BC-based retailer has filled the niche of designer audio accessories, supplying brands that specialize in fashionable headphones and earbuds crafted with exceptional sound quality. Horsfield’s criteria for […]

Delta Lab Studios
Delta Lab Studios

The mere act of being inside of a recording studio raises some- one’s street cred, but Denmark’s Delta Lab Studio takes that cool factor and raises it to the 10th power. Thomas Troelsen, an accomplished singer, producer and songwriter, has outdone himself with this designer recording studio. Originally created in 2001, the studio underwent a […]

Armani on 5th Avenue
Armani on 5th Avenue

 Fashion shot, Sambuca shot, shot, shot, shot. When one hears the name Armani, a house synonymous with Italian tradition, three F’s come to mind—fashion, food and well…you know. Armani 5th Avenue has found a way to seamlessly blend Armani’s Italian roots with a New York setting. 5th Avenue is one of the most well […]

Acne Style
Acne Style

Stockholm’s smashing success of a brand, ACNE (or Ambition to Create Novel Expression) has cut the ribbon on its new Acne Studio location in downtown Los Angeles. The label has accumulated over 40 worldwide locations, just barely 18 years after its founding. The new store is relative to others, with space age lines and a […]

No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached

Bristol Old Vic Director Tom Morris and the South African Handspring Puppet Company have joined forces once again to realize one of Shakespeare’s most popular and fantastical plays—their first collaboration since the hugely successful War Horse, a show that conquered the theatre world. Dale Franzen, Director of The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA, is […]

London Design Museum
London Design Museum

The financial crisis of 2008 (and its legacy) has drawn our collected attention into a magnified glare on our own respective nations’ our own day-to-day living expenses. In times of austerity, questions are raised over what aspects of our society are truly affordable or, to put it clinically, what aspects are “cost effective.” Certain institutions […]

Hotel Realm, Canberra
Hotel Realm, Canberra

Canberra, the Australian capital, is 100 years young this year. An aerial view still shows swathes of native scrub and gums. Last year the population of the city grew 2.3 percent while the national rate was 1.8 percent. However, for university students, public servants, visiting dignitaries, journalists and members of the military, it still remains […]

LegalForce
LegalForce

Few things can cause immediate headaches as swiftly as the prospect of legal woes. The time, research and money that has to go into it, and not to mention the paragraphs of legal jargon that are at once both mind-numbing and boggling, can send even the calmest and most stoic of us into a hyperventilating […]

Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo

Korean-born designer Rejina Pyo’s eye for striking forms and finely tuned affinity for materials was immediately apparent at the Central Saint Martins Fashion MA show. As models carrying totemic, charred wooden structures floated down the runway in long, draped robes at once ethereal and dramatic, her elegantly modern pieces stood out as highly wearable yet […]

Sleeping on a Jetplane
Sleeping on a Jetplane

In a country that’s famous for its bizarre experiential hotels— from the IceHotel in Lapland to the floating Utter Inn that features an underwater aquarium for guests to sleep in—comes a new take on the red eye flight. Arlanda’s Jumbo Stay hotel repurposes a retired Boeing 747 and turns it into a travel experience, offering […]

Owen
Owen

Ten years ago, Manhattan’s Meatpacking District was in the process of gentrifying from a once desolate neighborhood—historically for slaughterhouses and derelict factories—to an emerging gritty-turned-glitzy, club and restaurant scene. In the 1980’s, the area was known for drug dealing and prostitution. With what seemed like an overnight regeneration, New York’s hippest hotels, like the Standard […]

As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By

On her: Dowa rider jacketEcomaco baige pants On him: Dowa shirt, VBN pants Shida Tatsuya coat, Kagure skirt, Matohu boots Another Important Culture leather jacket, Shida Tatsuya skirt, Ecomaco white wrap skirt, Models own shoes Kagure shirt, VBN t-shirt and pants, Models own shoes Matohu yellow dress, Shida Tatsuya scarf Another Important Culture dress, Matohu […]

Swimming Deep at Hermès Rive Gauche
Swimming Deep at Hermès Rive Gauche

Text by Jessica Egbu Interior architecture has been revolutionized. Constructed inside a Parisian landmark, the newest luxury boutique for French brand house Hermès redefines expectations. For the past 175 years, Hermès has substantiated their exquisite fashion standpoints on style and apparel. Now Hermès presents their interpretation on modern interior architecture with the striking, intricately woven […]

CATCH
CATCH

A fitting name for a seafood restaurant, Catch made its debut on the New York restaurant scene in the fall of 2011, forcing the Meatpacking District to make room for yet another work of art in restaurant décor. The multi-level eatery is housed in a turn-of-the-century building, and was designed by the EMM Group, a […]

Masonic Temple
Masonic Temple

Encased in £4 million worth of spectacularly crafted marble and mahogany, the Masonic Temple inside London’s Hyatt Andaz Hotel is one of the grandest in the world. Built in 1912 by architect Charles Barry, Jr., in what was then the Great Eastern Hotel, the temple possesses an air of the ‘unexpected,’ telling many stories from […]

Hemlock Tavern
Hemlock Tavern

If you’re looking for a hip, smoky dive with $1 bags of peanuts and a full bar, the Hemlock fits the bill. This small club fosters a feeling of intimacy; you’ll be talking to strangers in no time, even if just to navigate your way from the doorway to the bar. There’s wood paneling, dim […]

About Place
About Place

Kadó People tend to feel one of two ways about licorice—you either love it or can’t stand the stuff. Berliners of the former persuasion head to the Graefekiez’s Kadó to satisfy their cravings. The small, sunny shop is brimming with all things licorice—nostalgic tins, licorice liquor, licorice cooking powder, licorice tea and cookbooks with recipes […]

Sleeping on a Jetplane
Sleeping on a Jetplane

In a country that’s famous for its bizarre experiential hotels—from the IceHotel in Lapland to the floating Utter Inn that features an underwater aquarium for guests to sleep in—comes a new take on the red eye flight. Arlanda’s Jumbo Stay hotel repurposes a retired Boeing 747 and turns it into a travel experience, offering passengers […]

Outsider Tart
Outsider Tart

It pains me to say that I like fancy cupcakes and artisan bakeries. Actually, after thinking about it for a few minutes, I realize that the bakeries and their products don’t arouse my anger. It’s the lines of self-satisfied people patting themselves on the back for being so enlightened about their pastries, even though I’m […]

Audium
Audium

Sound Sculpurted Space What just happened to me? I feel as though I have just awakened from a dream. Soft droplets of water were hitting my face, the children in the park were giggling while a stampede of horses came and trampled me, but I remained completely calm and serene as the waves washed over […]

The Container Store
The Container Store

Rei Kawakubo curates a new kind of shopping experience at Dover Street Market Sometimes, as the saying goes, the package is more import-ant than the present itself. Home to some of the world’s most innovative fashion, London’s Dover Street Market is a cur-ious package. Conceived by Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons founder, The Container Store is […]

Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design

Timeless Spaces for every season In fashion, each season brings a new opportunity for exper-imentation, play, and invention. That is, unless you’re a fashion architect like Laurent Deroo, whose work is decid-edly seasonless. With every store he designs for French label A.P.C., the challenge is to create a timeless home for an evolving brand. A.P.C.’s […]

Culture in Transformation
Culture in Transformation

  No one could accuse Miuccia Prada of having pedestrian taste in art, but even by her own standards, the mind-stretching art exhibition at the Prada Foundation space in Seoul will strike many as a brave choice. Under the ice-white roof of the Transformer, visitors will enter the  felt-lined dreamscape  installation “Turn Into Me,” conceived […]

Swarovski Crystallized
Swarovski Crystallized

Walking into Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store feels a bit like being a kid in a candy store. The 5,000 square foot flagship offers a unique and creative playground, where customers can create their own jewelry designs by choosing from individual stones and pieces, or from sparkling jewelry design templates. One can also customize color combinations, […]


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