Monthly Archives: August 2012

Totokaelo

This past June, staple fashion retailer Totokaelo opened its doors with a new storefront seven times the size of its predecessor. The expanded, multi-level space, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, showcases such iconic designers as Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemeester, alongside future classics such as Mary [...]

The Sensuous Image

We usually don’t hear much about the female Dutch photographer Eva Besnyo. Her work is often overlooked in place of her Hungarian colleagues Moholy-Nagy, Munkasi and Capa. But when Besnyo arrived in Berlin in 1930, at the age of 20, she experienced the city as a metropolis of deeply satisfying artistic experimentation and democratic ways [...]

East End Art

There is so much good art in the Hamptons this summer, you have no excuse not to go check it all out. Labor Day might be just around the corner, but there is plenty of time to see some of the excellent exhibitions and events going on across the East End of Long Island. For [...]

Renegade Raging Grannies

The Raging Grannies are a political action group that started in Canada in 1987. They now have chapters throughout the US and Canada, as well as in Israel, Japan, Greece and the UK. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they have a very strong presence these days in the San Francisco Bay Area. They aim to “shock with unladylike [...]

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

An American, an Irishman, and an Englishman are held captive in the same Lebanese prison cell. In one corner, the American furiously counts off as he performs push-ups, proposing that he and his cellmate condition themselves for physical “competitions.” Opposite him is the Irishman, who recounts a horse race in which an Irish mare won [...]

I Love the Internets

I don’t know how but somehow my fiancé (I hate that word, but ‘boyfriend I’ve lived with forever’ sounds stupid too) found this gem on the World Wide Web while browsing on YouTube. The baffling part is that he was able to watch past the first thirty seconds without stopping the video. The first thirty [...]

Here Goes Nothing

Question: What do Oliver Clark, Drake, and this bridge in Idaho all have in common? Answer: This video from the aforementioned designer doing a gainer from a couple weeks ago. Second Question: Why wasn’t I invited? Answer: Have you ever seen me do even so much as a half gainer?

The Measured Anarchist

Yun-Fei Ji is a Chinese-born painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. Raised largely by his grandmother during China’s Cultural Revolution, Ji found himself enchanted by his bedtime ghost stories, later using them as devices for moral commentary. The ghostly characters of Ji’s paintings are perpetually lost; they move across scrolls of rice and mulberry paper [...]

dOCUMENTA (13)

dOCUMENTA is considered one of the most important recurring exhibitions in the world. A curated exhibition that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany, it is a dream come true for anyone who likes conceptual art. While hype for dOCUMENTA (13) began years in advance, reviews of past dOCUMENTAs have been wildly mixed, heightening [...]

Endless Summer

You may have been inside watching the Olympics this past week, or you might have been among the hundreds of thousands of fans that descended upon Huntington Beach for the Nike U.S. Open of Surfing. Considering surfing is still not an Olympic sport and most of the competitions happen in pretty remote places, the Open [...]