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TriBeCa's Hydroponic Wonderland of Herbs and Spices, Farm.One: An urban vertical farm producing rare ingredients for some of NYC's best restaurants

There's one window into TriBeCa's Farm.One, a series of hydroponic vertical gardens producing greens for some of NYC's best restaurants. That window, however, faces into the building and walking by it gives reason to pause. There, just beyond the glass...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Restaurants, Farms, Food-drink, Tribeca, Newyorkcity, Hydroponics, Urbanfarming, Farmone, Robertlaing


ListenUp: Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing

Captivating but eerie, the choreographed travel of two individuals down suburban streets leads to a clandestine meeting. This is the crux of "Beautiful Thing," a new video for the latest solo track from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. Taylor's forthcoming...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Listenup, Musicvideos, Newmusic, Alexis Taylor, Chip Taylor, Hotchip, Alexistaylor


Link About It: "Black Panther" Pays Homage to Several African Cultures

Marvel's "Black Panther" costume designers Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler pay homage to several African cultures through their work in the film. It was a process aided by extensive research. The film's primary (and fictional) location, Wakanda is...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Costumes, Design, Movies, Africa, Culture, Linkaboutit, Wakanda, Ruth Carter, Hannah Beachler, BlackPanther, Cuture


Buy: Line Miner XM Harmony Fade Goggles

Made with Oakley’s latest Prizm lens, the Line Miner XM Harmony Fade goggles enhance cyan and red to help best distinguish snow contrast in a stark landscape of white. The goggle shape has classic stylings, but features excellent peripheral vision...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Outdoors, Design, Goggles, Ski, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowsports, Oakley, Wintergear, Sports_outdoors


Word of Mouth: Buenos Aires: Cocktail lounges, craft coffee bars, the best meats and more in the bustling Argentinian city

by Ari Bendersky A cosmopolitan city bustling with energy, Buenos Aires is a jewel in South America that not enough North Americans visit. It seems far—it is almost directly across the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town—but just a nine-hour overnight...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Cape Town, South America, Buenos Aires, Atlantic Ocean, Ari Bendersky


ZsONAMACO 2018: The Universal Language of Angles: Exploring geometric abstraction at the Mexico City art fair

Just over a century old, geometric abstraction has remained an enduring and continuously evolving movement in the Western art world. Leading to a number of monumental sub-movements (such as De Stijl, Cubism, Bauhaus), the use of the simplified Euclidean...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Culture, Mexico City, Artfairs, Designfairs, Mexicocity, Zonamaco


ListenUp: I’m With Her: Game to Lose

In a collaboration that began as an impromptu performance in Telluride in 2014, I’m With Her has just released their first full-length studio album. When the folk trio of Sara Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins combine the power of their considerable...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Telluride, Folk, Listenup, Musicvideos, Sara Watkins, Sara Jarosz Aoife O'Donovan


ListenUp: Garden City Movement: Bitter Moon

From their just-released album Appollonia, Tel Aviv-based electronic trio Garden City Movement's "Bitter Moon" was inspired by the 1992 movie of the same name. The group (made up of Roi Avital, Joe Saar and Johnny Sharoni) first made a splash in 2014...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Listenup, Electronic, Newmusic, Telaviv, Gardencitymovement, Appollonia Tel Aviv, Garden City Movement, Roi Avital Joe Saar, Johnny Sharoni


Link About It: Apple Watch Sales Beat Combined Swiss Watch Sales

Throughout all of 2017, every Swiss watch brand combined outsold the Apple Watch—24 million units to 18 million. But the final quarter of the year marked a first-ever shift, wherein Apple took the lead with eight million sold versus about six-and-a...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Apple, Design, Tech, Watches, Apple Watch, Linkaboutit, Watchdesign, Applewatch, Swisswatches, Watchsales


Buy: Cocoa Tamarind Mole Chili Paste

There are 15 herbs and spices, and four varieties of chili peppers in Entube's Cocoa Tamarind Mole Chili Paste, as well as dark chocolate and tamarind. This all-natural, classically-inspired paste makes for a seasoning or sauce unlike any other. It...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Oaxaca, Food_drink, Condiments, Mole, Allnatural, Entube, Jacobsensalt, Chilipaste, Cocoa Tamarind Mole Chili Paste


Winter Hair and Skincare Essentials: Eight products used to hydrate, nourish and protect during the colder months

All seasons require attention to skin and hair, but the winter months provide a certain type of duress. Colder air holds less moisture. Blasting indoor heat takes its toll. The results can be unsightly, more importantly they're uncomfortable and could...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Wellness, Design, Style, Beauty, Grooming, Skincare, Haircare, Moisturizers, Oils


ListenUp: Frank Ocean covers "Moon River," Dita Von Teese sings with Sébastien Tellier and more

Frank Ocean: Moon River (cover) There have been hundreds of covers of "Moon River" since the original (performed by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's") but Frank Ocean's surprise version—released today—is certainly one of the most beautiful...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Covers, Audrey Hepburn, Listenup, Listen_up, Musicvideos, Frank Ocean, Dita Von Teese, Newmusic, Tiffany, Moon River, Electronicmusic, Sébastien Tellier, Coversongs, Frankocean


Link About It: This Week's Picks: Computer-generated candy hearts, a dating site for gorillas, an LGBTQ+ plaid from Burberry and more

1. Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Today, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald became the first black painters to unveil commissioned presidential...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Design, Obama, NYC, Animals, Environment, Architecture, Washington Dc, Burberry, Michelle Obama, Lgbtq, Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Barack, Link-about-it, Valentinesday


Six "When Will Winter End" Cocktails : Concoctions with extraordinary stories to tide us all over until spring

We are almost there. Those of us who have endured months of gray skies, erratic temperatures and unfriendly precipitation can perk up over the fact that we're now midway through February—sometimes considered the most demeaning of months in the Northern...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Alcohol, Whiskey, Cocktails, Whisky, Food-drink, Mixeddrinks, Macallan, Lunarnewyear, Thebennett, Thewoolworth


Fondazione Achille Castiglioni's Epic, Ingenious "100x100" Exhibition: 100 designers celebrate 100 years of Achille Castiglioni, with special gifts

Achille Castiglioni liked to play with objects. One of the greatest passions of the Italian master was collecting pieces of ordinary and anonymous design, objects without brand or precise author. Some of them became the inspiration for his own designs...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Achille Castiglioni, Fondazione Achille Castiglioni


Link About It: Artists Awarded Millions in 5Pointz Case

A victory for the group of artists whose work was painted over back in 2013, a judge has ruled in their favor in their case against real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff. Sadly, the $150,000 for each of the 45 pieces (a total award of $6.75 million...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Design, Law, NYC, Development, Culture, Queens, Artists, Linkaboutit, Streetart, Newyorkcity, Gerald Wolkoff, 5pointz


Link About It: Pottery from Sonoma Wildfire Ash

After the destruction of last year's Sonoma County wildfires, ceramicist Gregory Roberts launched the Sonoma Ash Project, wherein he turned ash into meaningful ceramics. Roberts asked his neighbors to donate ash from the wildfires they personally experienced...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, California, Wildfire, Ceramics, Sonoma, Linkaboutit, Roberts, Sonoma County, Gregory Roberts, Sonomaashproject, Sonoma Ash Project


Buy: Keratin Recovery Treatment

Free of all kinds of harmful ingredients like alcohol, parabens, sulfate, pthalate, and sodium chloride, CONTEXT's recovery treatment is full of organic proteins that protect and hydrate hair. Not only focusing on tresses, this product also nourishes...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Grooming_health, Haircare, Moisturizers, Wintergrooming2018, Hairmask, Hairtreatements


Word of Mouth: Sintra, Portugal: Laid-back but luxurious, this seaside town offers some of the best views, food and pampering in the country

by Ross Belfer Staring out across the Atlantic from the westernmost point of Europe is a surreal experience only situationists can appreciate. Inspired by philosopher Guy Debord's 1950s artistic movement dérive, we set off for a three-day escape...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Europe, Design, Atlantic, Sintra Portugal, Ross Belfer, Guy Debord


Buy: Flight Kit

Travel not only disrupts skincare routines but dries out flesh and eyes along the way. Austria-based Susanne Kaufman's flight kit aims to combat this, with six items oriented at moisturizing and replenishing. From a spray and mask to lip balm and a...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Wellness, Design, Flying, Austria, Grooming, Grooming_health, Moisturizers, Wintergrooming2018, Flightkits, Creams, Susannekaufmann, Susanne Kaufman


Unisex Clothing, Accessories and Outerwear from thesalting: Made-in-America pieces from a new brand designing out of NYC

When holding a garment from thesalting—not just carrying it but really analyzing it; running one's fingers along the lines, feeling the fabric—you begin to understand their commitment to old-world craftsmanship. From afar, this brand's debut is...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Accessories, Design, Style, NYC, Clothing, America, Stores, Clothes, Jackets, Hats, Shops, Coats, Madeinusa, Outerwear, Thesalting, Unisex Clothing Accessories


ListenUp: Dita Von Teese and Sébastien Tellier: Porcelaine

For her debut self-titled album, Dita Von Teese has enlisted the sublime talents of Sébastien Tellier, who wrote and composed the entire record. Tellier says that the super-dreamy "Porcelaine" is about Von Teese's skin: "too perfect to be real." The...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, French, Listenup, Collaborations, Dita Von Teese, Newmusic, Tellier, Von Teese, Duets, Sébastien Tellier, Sebastientellier, Ditavonteese


Link About It: CSIRO's Membrane Makes Sydney Harbor Water Drinkable

Still in the midst of a global drinking water crisis, new developments trigger excitement over the potential for saving lives. Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has created a brand new filtration system...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Australia, Tech, Water, Sydney, Graphene, Filters, Linkaboutit, CSIRO, Graphair, Waterpurification, Cleanwater


Buy: Archive CM1 Watch

One of four heritage-inspired timepiece collection from adidas Originals, the Archive watch line embraces the digital time-telling pieces of the '70s. That said, there's a modern roundedness to the wristwatch, including the sculpted buttons (inspired...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design


ListenUp: Frank Ocean: Moon River (cover)

There have been hundreds of covers of "Moon River" since the original (performed by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's") but Frank Ocean's surprise version—released today—is certainly one of the most beautiful. Pared-back and relying mostly...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Audrey Hepburn, Listenup, Frank Ocean, Tiffany, Moon River, Coverversions, Frankocean


Link About It: Dating Site for Gorillas Might Keep the Species Alive

From a studbook to a reproductive-management center, many advanced resources have been put into the protection of western lowland gorillas, a species that's considered critically endangered. One such component happens to be a dating site, built upon...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Gorillas, Tech, Linkaboutit, Endangeredspecies, Datingsites, Matchmakingsites


Highlights from Stockholm Furniture + Light Fair 2018: Exemplary textures, materials and forms at this year's event

Design’s new year began this week as Stockholm’s Furniture + Light Fair kicked off the international show calendar. Under the shadow of the recent passing of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, it seemed almost as if many of the homegrown companies and designers...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Ikea, Stockholm, Ingvar Kamprad


ListenUp: Makeness: Stepping Out of Sync

With joyous dancing on the streets mixed up by side-swipe cuts and sequences of blended time, the video for "Stepping Out of Sync" toys with a relatively normal concept and timeline, elevating it into dizzying conceptual territory. It's fun—as is the...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Listenup, Newmusic, MAKENESS


ZsONAMACO 2018: Design with Life: Designers look toward the organic for inspiration at this year's fair in Mexico City

Though dwarfed by the festival’s main contemporary art event, ZsONAMACO Design is a lively world of its own, featuring a remarkable selection of fashion, jewelry, interior decor and furniture. The category was an obvious success, with attendees enthusiastically...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Jewelry, Design, Mexico, Culture, Mexico City, Artists, Exhibitions, Ceramics, Artfairs, Mexicocity, Zsonamaco, Zonamaco, Officinesaffi


Buy: Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm

Intensely rich and thick, Aesop's Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm is made for parched skin. An application leaves skin feeling soft and supple, and ultimately nourished thanks to macadamia and sandalwood oils. The fragrance blends citrus and vanilla...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Skincare, Grooming_health, Aesop, Moisturizers, Bodylotion, Wintergrooming2018, Bodybalm