Art

Remembering the Work of Legendary Photographer Phil Stern

We lost one of the greats this weekend. Phil Stern, a photographer who documented everything from World War II to Hollywood's red carpets, died in Los Angeles at age 95 on Saturday. see more
Grooming

Photographic Proof That Men Have Been Gross Since the Forties

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's the takeaway from a group of pictures taken in 1946 by Yael Joel from behind a two-way mirror, where he saw guys doing everything from popping zits to picking food out of their teeth. see more
Art

A Gift a Day: An Oversize Domino Set for the Playful Aesthete

It's true—there's no case to be made for saying you need these beautiful, oversize dominoes. But we bet you'll still really want them. Made from wood with a delicate bone inlay, the 4.5-by-20-inch pieces from Scenario Home come in a matching box and will work equally well stacked on your bookshelf or as coasters. Of course, we're not ones to discourage an epic game of dominoes on the living-room floor. see more
Art

Where to Eat, Drink, and Make Deals During Art Basel Miami

There's nothing low-energy about Miami. Not even on its most humid days. But during the first week of December, the city's nonstop pace gets seriously amplified when Art Basel and more than a dozen satellite fairs draw 50,000 fresh faces to this fair city, many of them looking for art, some of them just looking to party. Which means it's easy to get lost in the crowd and succumb to one of those two-for-one drink deals the scantly clad hostess is pushing on you on Ocean Drive. Don't be that guy. Instead, take our advice and follow this handy guide see more
Art

A Guide to Winter's Best Fashion-Themed Art Exhibitions

Just last Tuesday, the temperature in every U.S. state was below 32 degrees (it's true; NPR said it). And while hours bingeing on premium television programming are alluring, there's only so much our brains can take. What better way to get a culture and entertainment fix and stay warm than taking a gander at the best exhibits the season has to offer? The cream of the crop, below. see more
Design

Ignore Winter. Look at These Swim Trunks Instead.

Brrr! Getting chilly out there, eh? Pay it no mind, though. Amuse your bundled-up self with these swim trunks that launched today (yes, today, as in December 1 . . . go figure) from those beach bums over at Orlebar Brown. The real story behind these swim shorts is that their dreamy tropical prints were lifted from photographer Gray Malin, who's known for his bird's-eye-view shots of sunny (in both senses of the word) landscapes. The limited-edition release is set to coincide with the art world's pilgramage to the Magic City for Art Basel Miami (hence the oceanside/poolside images). As see more
Art

How Artists Are Reinventing the Pay Phone, Now That It's Obsolete

This week, New York City announced its plan to replace public pay phones with digital hubs called Links. Starting in 2015, the kiosks will offer free Wi-Fi, phone-charging stations, touchscreens for accessing directions and other services, advertising displays, and yes, free phone calls within the U.S. The disappearance of the pay phone, while inevitable, is also a little sad; it's been part of our streetscape for longer than most of us can remember. And even though smartphones have rendered them almost functionally defunct, over the past few years some New Yorkers have found cool, alternative uses for these outdated public see more
Art

Let's Talk Briefly About the 2015 Pirelli Calendar

What's left to be said about the 2015 Pirelli calendar? Not much. So we won't waste time talking about how this year's photographer, Steven Meisel, is a genius, or that his subjects are some of the most gorgeous women in the world (Gigi Hadid is seen above, but he also photographed modeling heavyweights Joan Smalls, Sasha Luss, Anna Ewers, Carolyn Murphy, Candice Huffine, Cameron Russell, Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima, Raquel Zimmerman, Karen Elson, and Natalia Vodianova). And we're not even going to go near the fact that Meisel, his team, and the supermodels depicted in various states of undress did see more
Art

Rich People Spent a Truckload of Money on Art Last Night

Now this is what we call holiday shopping. Last night, a group of art collectors spent close to $853 million on famous works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Roy Lichtenstein, just to name a few. see more
Art

A Controversial Nineties Artist Comes of Age

Chris Ofili, Ovid-Desire, 2011-12 see more
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