Posts Tagged ‘Art & Design’
Canyon Bicycles
Canyon Bicycles

Design and Innovation Around 30 years ago, Roman Arnold brought Canyon Bicycles to life in his father’s garage. Today, Canyon is one of the most coveted bicycle brands around the globe, winning countless awards for innovation, design, and quality, and for being ridden to victory by the world’s top professional racers. Based in Koblenz, Germany, […]

Obsessions of a Creative
Obsessions of a Creative

 Jeff Bentley For Blue C’s Chief Creative Officer Jeff Bentley, a morning commute is a bit of a meditation. It’s only a couple of miles from his home to Blue C’s Costa Mesa offices, but it’s enough for him to get into a groove behind the wheel of one of his vintage cars and get […]

Laser Guided
Laser Guided

Photography Nigel Barker Laser Installations Matthew Schreiber Model: Ballerina Kathryn Boren from ABT Makeup by Sheri Terry at Next Artists Hair by Abraham Sprinkle at Next Artists Wardrobe from The Blonds Location: 25-27 Mercer Street

Aussies Got Talent!
Aussies Got Talent!

From the humble Hills Hoist invented long ago to dry our threads in the outdoors to ear worms “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye or Tame Impala with their album “Lonerism,” topping many global best-of album lists in 2012, Australians create a stir beyond their far-away Southern Hemisphere borders. Perhaps it’s something in […]

Nike ‘Flyknit’ Collective
Nike ‘Flyknit’ Collective

When does an athletic shoe transcend its initial function and become art? How does said sneaker-cum-objet d’art inspire a host of artists of various disciplines to pay tribute to it? It does so when it’s the Nike “Flyknit”—footwear so unique that last July the corporation was granted an injunction against Adidas, who may have disregarded […]

Poetic Time Objects
Poetic Time Objects

What would happen if we dislocated time or perhaps split it in two? While the concept of changing time or perhaps stretching time in its mechanical and precise terms is an interesting thought, a much more appealing concept is getting more quality time and staying more focused on what really matters. We honor anyone who […]

Sonos Studio
Sonos Studio

Nestled between Hollywood and downtown LA, the La Brea Design District has an oddly under the radar reputation for designer shopping, cafés, food trucks and vintage. The neighborhood’s newest attraction, Sonos Studio, is a 4,000 square-foot showroom and multi-functional art space with a particular focus on the audio arts. A producer of wireless audio systems, Sonos […]

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Fashionistas are waiting with bated breath for the upcoming exhibit, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which celebrates 35 years of the designer’s cutting-edge creative genius. The exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco will run from March 24, 2012 to August 19, 2012. A multi-media extravaganza […]

INDULGING WILL COTTON’S EYE CANDY
INDULGING WILL COTTON’S EYE CANDY

Like many art enthusiasts, my annual income prohibits the acquisition of actual masterpieces, and, as such, I’ve found the best way to possess the works on my wish list is to purchase books by the artists I covet. Collecting monographs is not entirely unlike collecting bricks, or at least it seems that way when living […]

Raw Edges
Raw Edges

A Marriage of Work & Life Littered haphazardly with wood cuttings and blue prints—all the necessary tools needed for conceptualizing creative ideas—the small North London studio is the backdrop to Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer’s designs that run the gamut from cork lamps to plaid benches for their label, Raw Edges. In a partnership that […]

Three to Watch
Three to Watch

The only constant about the artistic landscape in Berlin is that nothing stays the same. Sure, there are common practices in the city: a rich culture of artist-run project spaces, hybrid/mixed-used venues and an unusually high concentration of artists who regularly DJ. However, mostly due to the financial precarity of earning a living here, it’s […]

 Into the Abyss
 Into the Abyss

48 Hours in Berlin It’s 6p.m. on Saturday and my boss, a 50 yr-old Canadian art dealer, has turned on the techno music, filling the gallery with deafening electro-beats. This announces his plan for the evening: it’s his ritual warm-up before heading to Berghain, Berlin’s most hedonistic nightclub. I’ll probably wind up there too, but […]

Space Lab
Space Lab

We crowd our big cities and so they expand. Unbound and frontierless, new buildings, subdivisions and freeway infrastructures swell the urban landscape upward and outward. Meanwhile, as people flood the Metropolis, neighboring towns and smaller cities are drying out, losing population and in turn industry, culture, civic pride, character… Raumlabor, an architecture team based in […]

Rebecca Welsh & Halo
Rebecca Welsh & Halo

HALO, the Kansas City based non-profit that offers guidance, counseling and art therapy for hundreds of orphans around the world, was founded by a determined young woman who, before dedicating her life to helping poverty stricken children, was an actress, model and world-champion Taekwondo practitioner. Rebecca Neuenswander Welsh, said founder, credits the success she achieved […]

Fashion Comes to the de Young
Fashion Comes to the de Young

Photography by Gregory Bertolini Sheathed in dappled and perforated copper material, the de Young Museum poses in Golden Gate Park like a finely tailored fashion icon. The re-opening of the avant-garde building, which was designed by the Swiss team of Herzog & de Meuron, and local architects Fong & Chan, marked a new unification of […]

Ørgreen
Ørgreen

Scandinavia is an unlikely birthplace for a sunglasses brand: with its generally cold climate, dark winters and rainy summers, one could hardly find the time to wear shades. It comes as a bit of a surprise, then, that one of the most successful sunglasses brands to emerge in the last few years was born in […]

Matthias Pliessnig
Matthias Pliessnig

Form, Function and Physics The word “Amada” in Spanish is a term of endearment between lovers suggesting intimacy and physical closeness. The two are intertwined, familiar with the curves and bends of each other, yet discovering them over and over. Amada is also the name of furniture designer Matthias Pliessnig’s signature piece, a 27-foot-long bench […]

Riding East
Riding East

With the opening of Infusion Lounge SF, celebrity designer, Kinney Chan, brings his unique vision to the Bay—a brazen mixture of East meets West that reinvents ‘tradition’ for the 21st century. Text by Franklin Melendez After the Beijing Olympics, it might seem impossible to surpass the rich spectacle of Asian history. The pageantry, the drums, […]

Gareth Pugh: Send in the Clowns
Gareth Pugh: Send in the Clowns

Text by Franklin Menendez In a relatively short span of time, Gareth Pugh has built a considerable reputation based on inflatable balloon tops, light-up dresses and gold harlequin suits. Ridiculous? Certainly. But these outlandish designs radiate an irreverent energy that has been largely missing from a British scene now spearheaded by the tasteful deconstruction of […]

Banks Violette: Black Metal Dreams
Banks Violette: Black Metal Dreams

Text by Franklin Melendez Like the rumblings of black metal, the work of Banks Violette resonates with the darker dreams of rock and roll. His sculptures of musical paraphernalia – drum sets, speakers, scaffolding – reverberate like a wall of sound: austere, impassive, nearly abstract. Yet a dark romanticism runs throughout; almost subsonic, it emerges […]

One Flew Over Cuckoo Country
One Flew Over Cuckoo Country

Text by Danielle Grant Photograph by Karl Walter Stand-up comedy is a relatively new form of performance art that has created some of our nation’s most treasured and fascinating personalities, and we want more. Meet Jasper Redd. Redd is a good old-fashioned Southern boy who decided to pursue comedy on a whim and moved to […]


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