Colors #86 – Making the News reveals the backstage of contemporary journalism: With stories on drone-wielding paparazzi, terrorist press releases and anti-mafia vigilante television anchors, Making the News explores how world events are selected, shaped, and sent to you in time for breakfast.
A new design fair has popped up in New York City last week. Created in the span of less than a year, Collective 1 hopes to fill a gap that many have noticed in a city where most design fairs focus on antiques. Steven Learner, the founder of Collective 1, gave me a tour of the space on the eve of the opening.
Ask Michal Chelbin what surprised her the most when entering Ukrainian and Russian prisons and she’ll tell you it was the wallpaper. Read my Q&A with the Israeli photographer on Roads & Kingdoms.
For MONOCLE, I visited a military clothing research facility in Natick, Massachussetts, to find out how wool was making a come-back in combat clothing.
A new exhibition in New York called “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” presents three different experiences of the war from within the same unit. To mark the 10th anniversary of the invasion, they share these memories in an innovative multimedia exhibition.
Lower Manhattan, the financial heart of America, isn’t really considered an exciting place to end up on a Friday night. Especially given that it’s just a stone’s throw from the cultural hubs of Chelsea and Greenwich Village. So why does this rich and powerful part of town want to draw in small businesses and boost its fun factor?
My photographs from Lunar New Year in New York City’s Chinatown were published in Dazed and Confused. Xin Nian Kuai Le, everyone!
In January, I was invited to spend two weeks working at Colors, a beautiful magazine published within Benetton’s mysterious creative laboratory: Fabrica. These are photographs I took during my stay in Treviso, Venice and Verona.
Combining fiction, poetry and criticism, The American Reader promises to fill a void in Generation Y’s cultural landscape. The new monthly is based in Harlem and edited by former staff and contributors to The New Yorker, Interview, The Paris Review and other bastions of cultural commentary.
The Trusteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Conference Building is a longstanding icon of mid-century modern design. And with its restoration and refurbishment well underway, Danish design is reminding New York that it’s still very much at the forefront of the field.
The One Young World 2012 summit took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 18-21. Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus were a few of the participants.
“Welcome to India.” These are words not spoken by customs officers here. To my surprise, mine doesn’t speak English and just looks at me blankly, pointing to a form and repeating the word mandatory, mandatory. I manage to get passed him, find my bag and my taxi driver, and suddenly, I’m in Delhi. But more on [...]
Nested inside the Iroquois hotel in midtown Manhattan is Lantern’s Keep, a small comfortable bar that prides itself on its unique cocktails. Theo Lieberman, the head bartender, customizes drinks after listening to what patrons like and have already tasted. A recipe that attracts a small group of regulars every night.
The New York Gypsy Festival started as a few performances dotted around bars of the East Village in Manhattan. Eight years on, it has grown into a month-long celebration with musical performances, workshops and screenings. Listen to the report on Monocle 24′s Midori House:
Rockaway Beach in New York City was the scene of an unusual battle this month, when more than a dozen artists participated in a sand castle competition. Hosted by the public arts organization Creative Time, the contest encouraged loose interpretations of the assignment during an afternoon of fun in New York’s most up-and-coming waterfront.
Mỹ Tho seems like a small city at first, but it soon turns out that two weeks won’t be enough to explore it. Cross over one of the bridges and you’ll get to Chinatown, where they sell baby ducks in baskets, The Supermaket, as we’ve gotten used to calling it, and a few remarkable pagodas [...]
After winning IdeasTap‘s grant to publish an online publication, Brain Wash went to work to develop the first issue of Long Live the New Flesh, a magazine about the moving image and the digital age. Read it here.
I designed the first issue of Trials and Tribulations, a tabloid quarterly about politics and art. Buy it here.
Mark Boulos’s films belong in museums, not in cinemas. He doesn’t really know how it happened, but after completing his degree in documentary direction at the National Film and Television School in the UK, he landed his first museum commission and started a career in the art world (Read more on Artlog.com)