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Jess Bass and Nadia Tahoun Are Democratizing Art

It’s a sea change some—the old guard, in particular—might see as a threat, but the democratization of art presents the necessary and welcome destruction of an exclusionary world. In making art for the people, said art will become increasingly representative of the people. Inclusion is paramount in this brave...

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The Interrogator with Nicola Collie

Nicola Collie is, you could say, a sculptor of space. She moves swiftly and with purpose, carving air with lean arms, slicing through the world with capable legs. Her dances straddle the line between elegant and feral. There is a toughness to her, one that belies the delicateness of...

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The Interrogator with Nicholas Newcomb

It is difficult to say why handmade ceramics, with all their imperfections, have had such a resurgence in the last few years. You could suppose, though, that it’s one of many small, subconscious responses to the increasingly non-tactile world we find ourselves in. Today, we check ourselves out at...

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The Interrogator with Canyon Coffee

Casey Wojtalewicz and Ally Walsh used to ship each other beans they discovered while on the road. Caffeinated love letters, if you will. The Los Angeles-based couple—a musician and a model, respectively—at the time were indulging their shared passion of the ritual of coffee. For them, it’s just just...

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In the Studio with Paul Mpagi Sepuya

The flesh reveals itself in slivers and fragmented reflections. In color sometimes. Often in black and white. The curve of a bicep, a strand of hair, pants always dangerously low. L.A.-based photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya mines the sensual spaces of the studio, filling every blank space with a bristling...

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20 Questions with Designer Chris Gelinas

Waves were quickly made when New York City womenswear designer Chris Gelinas debuted his CG collection in 2013. That same year, he won the MADE for Peroni Young Designer Award. In 2014, he placed as a finalist in LVMH’s first Young Fashion Designers prize, ranking amongst such talents as...

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In the Studio with Joseph Algieri

Globs of resin, swirls of vinyl, piped loops of ceramic. From his studio in Brooklyn, artist and designer Joseph Algieri creates works where the natural order of things seems to be encouraged. Foam is left to settle into pools. Chaotic splatters create winning design motifs. The genius is in...

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In the Studio with L.A. Designer Chris Earl

Chris Earl makes nice things. Things you’d like to have sitting in your living room, on your kitchen shelves. The the kind of things that make people say “Oooo… where did you get this?” when they walk into a home. That’s because Earl has an ingrained feel for quality,...

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In the Studio with Shinji Murakami

Those of us of a certain age will remember it clearly: sitting in front of a tube television, our young reflections trapped in its thick curved glass, fingers moving furiously over the rudimentary plane of a controller. In the right hand: red buttons, A and B. In the left:...

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At the Table with Night + Market’s Kris Yenbamroong

In some ways, Night + Market seems inevitable. Kris Yenbamroong, its chef and founder, grew up in the kitchen of his family’s restaurant. Talesai was sleek, sexy, upmarket–a place Yenbamroong’s father, then a banker, could bring his banker friends to. It was a Sunset Boulevard staple that, at its...

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