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as we all run around kondo’ing the heck out of our homes, cleaning closets, emptying out those junk drawers and releasing the stash of stuff we’ve been hoarding in our garages, let’s not ignore our shelving! shelves, too, can be in need of tidying! i always like to give my built-in bookcases a good going over from time to time — arrange the books by spine color — yes, i’m

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Spanish artist Javier Riera designs and photographs light projections that fit perfectly onto specifically shaped trees and their branches. The geometric forms are inspired by the particular landscape, and are used to reveal what Riera perceives to be latent dimensions or energies embedded in the natural environment.  “His hopes the photographs deepen the connection between nature and the audience, allowing the viewer to find a greater appreciation for the multitude of layers

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Plenty of Cuban women have made their marks on jazz music, from the Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo and the salsa legend Celia Cruz to the Queen of the Bolero, Olga Guillot, who coached Nat King Cole on his Spanish. But, in past generations, Cuba’s jazzistas were predominantly singers; female instrumentalists were too often confined to all-female dance bands, like Anacaona and Canela, and squeezed into matching skintight ensembles. Last summer, the photographer

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Perhaps woman cannot live on bread alone, but after dinner at Leonti, a new restaurant on the Upper West Side, she cannot be blamed for wanting to. On a recent evening, an amuse-bouche of beef brodo, scented with cinnamon and served in porcelain tureens the size of eggcups, was followed by durum-wheat focaccia so good I could have made a meal of it. Sliced thinly, it bore a burnished bronze crust,

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This article originally appeared on i-D France. WILDER MANN, 2010-2017. Photography Charles Fréger Since the late 1990s, French photographer Charles Fréger has created portraiture that sits at the intersection of contemporary art and fashion. Travelling the world with his camera, his work is often a visually rich examination of folkloric tradition, communities and culture. Now, having exhibited internationally, published numerous books and worked with the likes of Walter van Beirendonck, the photographer

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The couple pictured in their living room with their dog, Charlie. Scott Schuman and Jenny Walton approached the interior design of their downtown New York apartment much in the same way they approach fashion: a tightly edited mix of vintage and new, sourced from world capitals on nearly every continent. Of course, fashion is a field with which both are intimately familiar. Schuman, the man behind the famed lens of

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More or less all the artists active during the second and the third decade of the 20th century were well connected and informed about the latest art tendencies. All of them naturally gravitated towards Paris, which was not only the meeting point for artists coming from different parts of the world, but it was also a bohemian environment saturated with lavish cabarets, vibrant cafes and decadent lifestyles. In this city, a number of artists

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Rashid Johnson has moved from the museum to the movie theater. HBO Films snapped up the American artist’s directorial debut, Native Son, just hours ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday. The cable network bought the film from production company A24 for a reported eight-figure sum. It will air on HBO later this year. Johnson joins a small group of visual artists who have made the leap to mainstream film,

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Salman Khoshroo builds figures out of electric wire, with the resulting character being made for both close inspection and movement. His reflections show the ties between the human machine and the manmade machine. And his kinetic sculptures, in particular, tell of the inherent ability for motion in both of these.

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