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The Interrogator with Upstate’s Kalen Kaminski 

In today’s sleek and technological world, a piece of hand-dyed fabric can feel almost like a loaded argument against capitalism. It refuses our pursuit of mechanized economies of scale, denies a compulsion towards exactitude. Instead, it welcomes disorder and refuses perfection. It exists on the opposite end of mass...

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Meet L.A. Florist Sophia Moreno-Bunge of ISA ISA

Sophia Moreno-Bunge is a tamer of wild things. As the owner of L.A. floral design studio ISA ISA, Moreno-Bunge creates arrangements out of seemingly incongruous materials. Green papyrus, summer grass, dates and dried cucumber: her designs successfully employ an array of unexpected flora. In Moreno-Bunge’s capable hands, even bent...

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19 Questions with StickyBaby Designer Amanda Litzinger 

From her see-thru bucket bags and neon green bucket hats to her glittery decals screaming from the backs of bomber jackets, you can’t help but notice StickyBaby. The NYC-based fashion label, run by 27-year-old Amanda Litzinger, whips up the sort of downtown DIY cool that can’t be replicated. A...

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Interior Matters with L.A.’s ETC.etera

The word “etcetera” brings to mind extras and additions, occasionally frivolous but ultimately vital. The whole, after all, is only the sum of its parts. Los Angeles interior design firm ETC.etera lives up to the promise of its name. Founded by interior designer Sally Breer and stylist/creative director Jake...

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In the Studio with Pop Artist Todd Gray

When the Pop Art movement came into vogue in the 1950s, it threw the stuffier traditions of fine art into chaos with the introduction of Mass Culture as Subject. It was democratic—some would say vilely so—in its welcoming of color, advertisements, and comic books. Oftentimes the resulting works weren’t...

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In the Studio with Virginia Sin

Brooklyn-based ceramicist Virginia Sin creates serious design pieces infused with an undeniable playfulness. Within her SIN brand, you’ll find porcelain dinnerware cleverly made to look like misshapen paper plates, small planters in the form of ice cream cones. The lines she prefers are gentle and imperfect, rarely sharp and...

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In the Kitchen with Chef Paul Allam

Pillowy rolls, crispy pastries, dense cakes. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Outright adoration of the carb-y stuff is global, with each culture offering its own take on one of mankind’s most cherished indulgences. In this floury, sugar-spiked world, borders are fluid. You can find...

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The Interrogator with Marleigh Culver

The graphic works of Marleigh Culver erupt from walls, explode from pages. Leaves stretch and flowers bloom, their shapes obscured and distanced from a reality—an arguably duller realm. Culver, based in New York City, specializes in richly saturated and abstract works that evoke the natural world. The colors she...

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The Buzz on Jen Batchelor of Kin Euphorics 

Jen Batchelor is out to dethrone booze. Her company, Kin Euphorics, founded with partner Matthew Cauble, creates adult beverages designed to “elevate your state” sans alcohol. For those of us used to reaching for a glass of wine or a tumbler full of whiskey when the day is through,...

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Money Talk and More with Haley Sacks

Haley Sacks is making money sexy. Okay, money has always been sexy. Maybe it’s more appropriate to say Haley Sacks is making money management sexy. That’s right. Rate hikes, vesting, compound interest: Sacks, under the banner of her Mrs. Dow Jones brand, transforms generally opaque financial concepts into highly...

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