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The Lath Hunter
The Lath Hunter

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels Meet Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels,aTennessee-raised, Australian American artist based in Brooklyn. Driven by a desire for sustainability and personal economics, Bothwell Fels has been using reclaimed wood to create large-scale installations inspired by the geometry of Sierpinski triangles. Her choice of medium is lath—a material found inside plaster walls—recovered from construction […]

Ethereal World
Ethereal World

The Ethereal World of Aurora Robson For artist Aurora Robson, art is a dialogue. While many are attracted to her work simply for its beauty and grace, a much deeper conversation is taking place. Fused in every piece, shape, and sculptural creation is the message of the devastating impact our collective plastic consumption is reaping […]

Victoria Beckham’s Store
Victoria Beckham’s Store

Victoria Beckham’s First Flagship Store Dover Street in Mayfair, London is known for its Georgian architecture dating back to the 1700s, and has been a hub for creative individuals like Charles Dickens and John Ruskin. Now it is home to a new crowd of fashion design houses like Saint Laurent, McQ by Alexander McQueen, and […]

Phenomenal Woman
Phenomenal Woman

The Legacy of Eileen Fisher Eileen Fisher didn’t set out to be a fashion designer. In fact, she was merely attempting to make her own clothing decisions easier when she invested $350 of savings to create her first samples. However, with an interior and graphic design background combined with a zest for understated elegance, Fisher […]

Christopher Makos
Christopher Makos

When it comes to the history of art, there’s a special place for the man who taught Andy Warhol how to take a photograph. Christo- pher Makos, Warhol’s longtime confidant and collaborator, also studied under the legendary Man Ray—and as such has key in- sight into the word of modern photography and its artistic impact. […]

Truvée
Truvée

The Amazing Journey of the McBride Sisters The wine industry has become more multicultural, younger and female-friendly, and sisters Andréa and Robin McBride have become early leaders and tastemakers in this rapidly-evolving market. Born in LA but separated at an early age, both are smart, elegant and easygoing entrepreneurs. They were connected in 1999 and […]

Little Dragon
Little Dragon

Dreaming Under the Northern Lights The three founding members of Little Dragon—drummer Erik Bodin, keyboard and bass player Fred Källgren Wallin and front woman Yukimi Nagano—have been making music together since they met in high school in 1996. Despite growing up in Gothenburg, Sweden, they were drawn together by their love of De La Soul […]

Chic Beats
Chic Beats

Beats X Fendi headphones Available Jan 2015 Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, the company is now working with high fashion brand Fendi. Their spring 2015 menswear show featured models walking down the runway wearing the headphones in an amalgamation of colors. Beats X Fendi headphones will be available in January 2015 and go […]

Damien Rice
Damien Rice

At times, one is compelled to examine the working qualities in poetry: beauty, shape, vision and subtlety. Damien Rice’s long awaited album,My Favourite Faded Fantasy, embodies all of the elements of a personal keepsake, allowing the listener to couple with the steady stream of melodic vulnerability. The album’s opening track broods with sincerity, producing a […]

SOMA Celebrates in Style
SOMA Celebrates in Style

SOMA Magazine celebrated in usual style with the release of its Obsession Issue at Roe Lounge, located in San Francisco’s fashionable SoMa district, where drinks were provided by BECK’S SAPPHIRE. Photography by David Klein

Kenji Toma
Kenji Toma

Kenji Toma is no stranger to introspection. The Tokyo-raised photographer believes that everyone should be asking the eternal question,“Why are we here?” and should never be satisfied by any simple answers. Toma moved from Tokyo to New York in 1990, currently dividing his time between the city that never sleeps and Paris. He has been […]

(RED): ALWAYS IN FASHION
(RED): ALWAYS IN FASHION

Red. In many cultures considered to be the color of emergency, the hue has become synonymous with the fight against AIDS. After Bono and Bobby Shriver founded (RED) in 2006, the philanthropic organization’s crimson logo rapidly gained iconic status. The goal of (RED) was and is to achieve an AIDS-free generation by 2015, notably by […]

Johanna Törnqvist, Precious Trash
Johanna Törnqvist, Precious Trash

Limited resources and basic necessity saw Zulu bowl and basket weavers turn to papier mâché, magazines, tins, aluminium cans and telephone wire to make their wares, creating a look as synonymous with South Africa as its Shweshwe cotton prints. Now, Swedish artist Johanna Törnqvist is eschewing traditional textiles for household refuse to create fully recycled […]

Clover Canyon
Clover Canyon

Travel and fashion have become increasingly intertwined as market globalization has continually expanded throughout the industry. Los Angeles-based Clover Canyon has provided a new clothing oasis by using exotic prints inspired by different locales around the world. Each design is crafted around the body through digital mapping and flattering lines that accentuate and beautifully exaggerate […]

Where the Smart Kids Go
Where the Smart Kids Go

I don’t think humans can be objective. It’s impossible. People say to me, ‘you’re not objective,’ and I say, ‘yeah I know.’

Real Talk
Real Talk

Vibrant, artistic and outspoken Abby Martin is a self-defined “citizen journalist” who has been enthusiastically welcomed into the mainstream media. An avid painter, she sees the media as the spear in which to penetrate the selfish political objectives of corporations and governments alike. “If you don’t have a platform to tell your story and to […]

Human League
Human League

Human League for SOMA Magazine photographed by Jacob Hodgkinson with styling by Keith S. Washington.

Saira Hunjan
Saira Hunjan

Tattooist Saira Hunjan is well known among celebrity circles as “the girl with the golden needle,” and her work is permanently displayed on people like Kate Moss, Sam Taylor-Wood and Jude Law. Having lived in London all her life and graduated from Camberwell, she’s been tattooing for just over 10 years. Her technique is unique […]

Building a Beautiful Business
Building a Beautiful Business

Text by Karena Akhavein Photography by Peter Cervieri In her former life as an actress, one of Jennifer Yen’s roles was that of a scaly villainess named Vypra. Today, as founder of pūr~lisse cosmetics, she is a decidedly smooth-skinned businesswoman committed to doing good. When we caught up with the peripatetic Yen, she was vacationing […]

STREET PULSE: NYFW
STREET PULSE: NYFW

1. Where do you draw your personal style inspiration from? 2. Who is your favorite style icon? 3. What’s your favorite trend of the moment? 4. What current trend would you like to see go away or name a trend from the past you would hate to see make a return. 5. What item should […]

GREEN AND GORGEOUS
GREEN AND GORGEOUS

Natural and organic beauty products are cropping up all over. SOMA examines a few of the best. EYE MAKEUP: JOSIE MARAN REM PEN Model Josie Maran was motivated to create her eco-friendly cosmetics line after countless hours spent in makeup artists’ chairs, asking whether there were products out there that were effective but also good […]

STREET PULSE: TOKYO
STREET PULSE: TOKYO

1. What is “big” in Japan? 2. Who is the most creative person in Japan right now? 3. Key fashion piece this winter? 4. What do you want for Christmas? 5. Describe Tokyo in one sentence. TEXT BY Mike Burns PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jacob Hodgkinson Satoko 1. Drums and bass 2. My friends 3. Faux fur […]

BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT
BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT

Not bothering with haircuts and coloring, blow out salons are an emerging beauty trend. An affordable taste of luxury, women can walk in and pick out hairstyles from a menu while enjoying a coffee or afternoon spirit. The looks are simple, yet unattainable at home. Stylists employ a high-pressured hair dryer, a bit of handiwork, […]

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