Editor's Journal

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Thinking Cap by Ace Hotel

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 27th, 2013

Thinking Cap : Evan B. Harris from Ace Hotel on Vimeo.

I always keep an eye on what the Ace Hotel is doing; from fashion collaborations, to music projects to the support and nurturing of artists, the Ace functions more as a site and instigator of cultural production than anything approaching your standard hotel. … (More →)

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Zaha Hadid’s Zephyr Sofa

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 26th, 2013

Zaha Hadid is best known for her architectural projects that challenge our expectations of the built environment through their curved, flowing forms that connote speed and movement, and their emphasis on horizontality. Like many of her architectural peers Hadid is entering the world of furniture design with the launch of the Zephyr Sofa for Cassina … (More →)

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Doug Aitken, Station to Station

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 26th, 2013

I read a press release the other day from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago for a new project by artist Doug Aitken called Station to Station that really intrigued me. He’s designed a train, a kinetic sculpture of sorts, that will act as a creative incubator, broadcasting happenings from 10 stops along the … (More →)

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Huck #038

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 24th, 2013

I’ve been a big fan of issuu since it launched in the late 2000s and while the content available remains very uneven it has become an excellent resource for viewing and reading magazines online. I recently perused the latest issue of Huck — the multifaceted lifestyle magazine — through issuu and really enjoyed the engaging … (More →)

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Persuasive Visions @ Vancouver Art Gallery

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 24th, 2013

Thomas Ruff
Portrait (Isabelle Graw), 1988
chromogenic print
Collection of Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund

One of my consistent complaints about Vancouver is that we don’t get much exposure to great historical painting. I developed a real taste for Dutch 17th century pictures while working on an exhibition a few years ago at the Vancouver … (More →)

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Torst, Brooklyn

By John McFarland | Posted on June 21st, 2013

Nestled unassumingly on Manhattan Avenue, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you would not automatically expect the austere minimalist environment of Torst to be America’s latest great beer bar.  As you enter you can’t help but notice it’s sleek modernist Scandinavian design, and it’s featured calling card of reclaimed wood that  evokes 60’s West Coast modernism. Then there … (More →)

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Fellini Exhibition, Amsterdam

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 21st, 2013

Marcello Mastroianni, 8 1/2, 1963.During the shooting of 8 1/2 , by Paul Ronald. © Archivio Storico del Cinema / AFE

Late in 2012 I saw a major exhibition dedicated to the work of revered director Stanley Kubrick at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. While I was a bit overwhelmed by the density … (More →)

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Food Cart Fest

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 20th, 2013

One of the most popular events held at the Waldorf last year was the food cart fest which took over the hotel’s outdoor parking lot throughout the summer. Now that the Waldorf has been purchased by a developer, the former masterminds behind its revitalization — and the cultural events that made it such a hotbed … (More →)

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Club to Catwalk

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 19th, 2013

Anita Corbin, The Cloth, Summer Summit, 1985
© Anita Corbin

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London does an admirable job curating exhibitions devoted to fashion history, creating a context in which to study and investigate this often overlooked aspect of design. Their latest, which will launch later this summer in July, is Club to (More →)

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Glam! @ Schirn Kunsthalle

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 19th, 2013

Mick Rock, David Bowie at Earl’s Court, May 1973 © Mick Rock

I’ve never been to the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, even though I’ve been to the city a few times – and now I have a reason to go. They’ve just opened an exhibition titled Glam! The Performance of Style, looking at the … (More →)

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Danae @ Russian Pavillion @ Venice

By Sarah Hyde | Posted on June 14th, 2013

Vadim Zakharov DANAE Russian Pavilion Venice 2013 (view from inside detail) Photo by Daniel Zakharov

“The Danae Encyclopaedic fair ride is a trap particularly for those who are sure of themselves you can fall into it and lose you way” Vadim Zakharov

The Venice Biennale is a bit like the Miss Universe of the art … (More →)

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NXNE preview, Toronto

By John McFarland | Posted on June 12th, 2013

Canada’s largest music festival NXNE kicks off tonight in Toronto and this year’s line-up looks fantastic. After checking through the hundreds of bands performing I have come up with the 3 artists you will definitely not want to miss if you’re in the city.

JOEY BADA$$

This youngster from Brooklyn has been tearin’ up the … (More →)

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Ammo restaurant, LA

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 12th, 2013

I was lucky on my recent trip to LA that I was with someone who knows the city far better than I do – it’s so sprawling that I find it hard to get my bearings. There are also a huge number of extremely expensive restaurants but when you’re in the mood for something nice, … (More →)

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Blank Out @ The Apartment, Vancouver

By Emmy Lee | Posted on June 11th, 2013

I’ve been out of town the past little while and just realized I’m almost out of time to see what sounds like a really interesting show at The Apartment in Chinatown. The Apartment is a space that was started in 2006 by Lee Plested in his apartment and there he curated some fantastic shows featuring … (More →)

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Alan Fletcher Archive

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 10th, 2013

I was excited to learn that a site devoted to the work of designer Alan Fletcher has recently been launched, providing an opportunity to view his well known commissions, early work and studies. Beginning with his student years, Alan Fletcher: Work and Play traces the designer’s founding of the influential firm Fletcher/Forbes/Gill — which would … (More →)

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Marfa Journal

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on June 7th, 2013

Marfa is perennially on my must-visit list — this dreamy desert town has been a hub of cultural and artistic activity for decades, and a pilgrimage to Marfa has become a right of passage for art world denizens. A new magazine launched last month, Marfa Journal, that derives its inspiration from the Texas town. … (More →)