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Waxing Gibbous

Rafael Kouto’s designs float somewhere in the chasm between fashion and art. A recent graduate of the Basel Academy of Art and Design fashion school, the young Swiss designer release his debut collection earlier this year. Drag Me to the After Hour on the Dark Side of the Moon is made up of futuristic silhouettes, wearable art that is designed to be gender neutral.  The Swiss designer is taking advantage of the shrinking divide between men’s and women's style by using loose cuts and intense draping to create unusual Read more.

 

 

Recyclable Redefining

Designer Sophie Rowley is based in London.  With a textile and fashion design background, Rowley has a experience with conceptual thinking.  She has worked internationally with clients including Phillippa Wagner/Future Filter and Stylesight, where she did trend forecasting, and Alexander McQueen and Diane Von Fürstenberg, in the design and textile department. She has also paired with NISSANS car interiors, Roche Bobois Furniture Company and has had a collaborative project with the Massachusetts  Read more.

Eugenia Alejos

Reconstruction Of The Obvious

A mastermind in the areas of mixed media illustration and collage, Eugenia Alejos creates evocative, groundbreaking imagery, as seen on the pages of various fashion and design magazines. And lately she’s been dabbling in clothing and accessories design.

 Holograms, high-resolution prints, 3D technology – these are just some of the innovative techniques Eugenia Alejos has been using in her limited edition capsule collections. The intricate garments are finished with exclusive trims Read More.

 
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Modern  Made

Modern living, a theme growing in popularity, includes innovation in furniture, amongst other elements.  Made in Ratio specializes in contemporary furniture, pushing the limits on conventional industry standards.  Brodie Neill spearheaded the path to abstract fixtures by designing and developing the collection.  Since his creation of the bran, it has been highly regarded and has received various industry awards.  Read more.

C  u  r  v  e

Each season designer Amélie Riech proceeds to redefine the fundamentals of jewelry design. Constructing timeless wear, Uncommon Matters complex style reflects the contrast of shape and form. Aesthetically captivating the designer’s use of precious metals, porcelain and onyx are molded into geometrical shapes reflecting architectural structures. With the designer’s attention to exquisite craftsmanship and attention to Read more.


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H  i  d  d  e  n

Space within hidden spaces, the simplicity of Studio Niels design “Total Concept, Hidden”, transitions a home into a clean space with the accessibility of paneled walls merging into several rooms, manifesting a connection between each space. The features of the private home, located in Maastricht, Netherlands resembles an intriguing modernized interpretation of a labyrinth, with Read more.

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Not Disapproved – Not Promoted

I have never considered myself a particularly active member of the GLBT community. This past year in China, that all changed.  When I first moved to the People’s Republic, I resided in a suburb of Hangzhou.  The lack of homosexuals around me appeared synonymous with the lack of foreigners.  For the first few weeks, the adventure was sublime.  I ate noodles, played basketball with local kids, taught dance lessons, and enjoyed a lifestyle without mention of RuPaul, Donna Summers, or the political endeavors of Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox. Read More.

 

Bliss

I always came to the beach to collect my thoughts. But today felt special.

Staring into the void, waiting for a miracle I sat on a big rock. The birds flew over me and I wondered if a storm was coming. Looking for a glimmer of light to appear on the gray horizon signaling a safe passage, I dove deeper into my thoughts. I must’ve sat there for an hour before realizing it was getting late. The sun was setting, and birds’ cheerful chirping was coming to a close. Despite nature’s persistent warnings, two seagulls were playing in the wind.  Read More.

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Nightlive

I have a peep-toed bootie on my left foot and a strappy black-and-white heel on my right, examining my reflection with one foot hidden, and then the other. I’m late, as usual, struggling to get dressed, as usual. I was supposed to have left my apartment twenty minutes ago, and the great shoe debate is the very last of my motions in preparing for a night out. Realistically, my outfit is mediocre at best, regardless of my shoe choice. No matter how good you think you look, the denizens of New York have a subtle and disarming way of one-upping even the sleekest of ensembles. Read More.

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Music Artist Of The Moment Nosaj Thing

Listed on our playlist under movement and sounds, Nosaj Thing’s cosmic blend of nostalgia and bass generates a magnetic tune. Capturing a fusion of hip-hop, electronic and airy instrumentals, the artist cultivates his tunes into a blissful allure that heavily entrances the listener. Buzz worthy favorites on Nosaj Thing album Home, Eclipse/Blue feat. Kazu Makino, Safe and Distance. Also check out an exclusive remix for Little Dragon Klapp Klapp featuring Future.

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Authentic Analog Art

With technology improving at such a rapid rate, it is next to impossible to avoid the ready-to-use, mainstream filters or digitalization and photoshop.  Photographer Nastya Kaletkina defies the odds of digitalization and accessible filtering, maintaining an authentic collection of work.  Kaletkina, born in 1990, is a Russian photographer. Her talents are expanding internationally, Read more.

Bare

“It’s really a land stripped bare,” he describes. “It’s the quintessence of wilderness; it’s where you see the skeleton of the earth. There’s no cover. No clothes, no skin, you really just see the geology.”  

            When I began to question Jean de Pomereu about his fascination with the Arctic, he was quick to interject. “My photography is on Antarctica, which is the Read more.

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Clean Movement

London-based photographer Rupert Vandervell combines his interest in clean lines and geometrics to create narrative images of humans interacting with their environment.  Finding humans interesting, he creates an array of photographs showing their place in the world.  His images are deeply rooted in the product, of which he describes as a representation of his personality. Read more.