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Apiece Apart

Apiece Apart

A broken-down old Mercedes. A day trip to Marfa. Twelve hours spent stranded in West Texas. Thus, Apiece Apart was born. The line blossomed from conversation in the backseat of the stalled car as longtime friends Starr Hout and Laura Cramer observed the arid beauty of the landscape before them. Today, Apiece Apart is an exercise in constant […]

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T38

T38

Architecture is both the most and least powerful of the design disciplines. Most, because no other has the out-and-out capacity for so thoroughly shaping human experience. Least, because in the modern marketplace economy, it has become primarily a tool for profit-seeking developers. Architect Alfonso Medina is a rare pragmatist whose practice, T38, walks the line […]

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Rafaël Rozendaal

Rafaël Rozendaal

In the early 1980s, Sherrie Levine gained notoriety for her groundbreaking exhibition After Walker Evans. She had photographed a number of the FSA master’s Great Depression-era photographs (notably all taken before she was born in 1947) and then hung and presented them, in all seriousness, as her original work. She had shot and developed the […]

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Dividuals

Dividuals

If once the world around us represented the sublime horror of reality, with all its attendant existential crises, we could always seek refuge in those few cubic inches between our ears. Whenever we found ourselves trapped, forced or disciplined—entwined in the consequences of some bureaucratic or corporate machinism—the private domains of the mind soothed the […]

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Shanks

Shanks

Improvised weapons created from otherwise non-imposing objects, generally for the purpose of stabbing within close quarters in order to inflict bodily harm on another human.

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Violane

Violane

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Ana Kraš

Ana Kraš

The notion of celebrity is being actively redefined by a mainstream increasingly in favor of art and authenticity over glitz and glamour. In the millennial world, the Eameses are as fondly remembered as the Beatles, mainstream teens idolize Cy Twombly and William S. Burroughs, and low-key Ana Kraš has become a pop star in her […]

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Marco Velardi

Marco Velardi

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Gloria Maria Cappelletti

Gloria Maria Cappelletti

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Home Is Not

Home Is Not

Home. Home? I begin this thought and struggle to decide what it means, typing from a bohemian pub in a city that marks my—pause to count on two hands—seventh home in a decade. Ten years pass quickly when you jump from place to place often, and so does your conception of home. When people ask […]

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Rasmus Storm

Rasmus Storm

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Erin Spens

Erin Spens

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David Wilson

David Wilson

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Common Projects

Common Projects

Robert Browning, and not Mies van der Rohe, actually coined the term “less is more.” Common Projects, likewise, were the first to put the maxim into practice for sneaker design. While others have followed suit, it was Common Projects’ minimalist, beautifully-made and now iconic first model, the Achilles, that helped transform the humble sneaker into […]

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India

India

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Unit Editions

Unit Editions

Partnerships of creative genius usually follow one well-trodden path: wide-eyed and ambitious youths meet, work hard, strike it big (and then often fall out spectacularly). Witness The Beatles (and any rock band that’s worth its salt, really), Zuckerberg and Saverin, Lucy and Ricky, and in the design world, the recent bitter battle of typographic kingpins Jonathan Hoefler […]

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Cafe Jack

Cafe Jack

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Smörgåsbord

Smörgåsbord

Logistics masters from Walmart to H&M to Kroger may sell goods, but they specialise in extreme efficiency: they streamline supply chains, cut costs and merchandise meticulously in the name of high profits, abundant selection, low prices and the illusion of effortlessness. The truth is, whatever your politics, none of those things are independently bad or […]

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The Aesthetics of Wandering

The Aesthetics of Wandering

“But certainly for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, the appearance to the essence… illusion only is sacred, truth profane. Nay, sacredness is held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion […]

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