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Human Nature by Lucas Foglia

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaLava Boat Tour, Hawai’i. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaMatt Swinging between Trees, Lost Coast, California. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaNew Crop Varieties for Extreme Weather, Geneva Greenhouses, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, New York. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaTroy Holding a Guinea Fowl Chick, GreenHouse Program, Rikers Island Jail Complex, New York. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaGas station, Wyoming. © Lucas Foglia,

Photographer Lucas Foglia studies the relationship between man and nature with his collection of images, Human Nature, published in book form by Nazraeli Press. Foglia grew up on a farm east of New York City; as a result of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the farm saw terrible destruction, leading Foglia to explore climate change and the importance of the human to land relationship through his photography.

The average American spends 93% of their lifetime indoors; Foglia captures the human connection to nature, as well as governmental and science programs that either connect humans to the land, or gauge how connected we really are, important programs that are at grave risk, considering cuts and control from the Trump administration. The collection of visual examples of human and natural world interactions, from city to untouched wilderness, many unexpected, is a reminder of the changing times, both distressing and encouraging.

More at: Lucas Foglia

Dressing for the Season Pt. 2: Éditions M.R Spring 2018 Menswear

Éditions MR SS18

Safari meets urban life in Mathieu de Ménonville’s Spring 2018 Éditions M.R collection; a sandy tan palette and smart tailoring are balanced with cool and casual layered styling. The designer declares the line as “not trying to be part of the fashion world,” a perfect characterization of the natural vibe of the brand, one that makes no effort to conform or compete. 

More at: Éditions M.R

Dressing for the Season Pt. 1: Totême Spring 2018

Totême SS18 Totême SS18

Totême SS18

Totême SS18

Swedish line Totême is known for the serious editing approach of its creators Elin Kling and Karl Lindman; their minimal tendency manages to incorporate character and nods to classic silhouettes. Totême’s travel-ready Spring 2018 collection perfectly suits those that forgo tropical prints in favor of rich fabrics and easy-to-wear sophistication, from pajama-inspired to refined holiday.

More at: Totême

Listening / Viewing: The Blaze – Heaven


Directed by The Blaze.

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

In his latest collection of work, 105 ltr Formen, German designer Fabio Vogel presents vases that are created using an experimental technique involving fireproof fabric forms and blown glass, whereby the glass takes on the texture and detail of the mold. Vogel’s method combines traditional glass-making handcraft with modern technology, allowing the element of fire to direct each unique piece, revealing patterns and character such as the fabric’s folds, curves, and stitches.

More at: Fabio Vogel

Listening / Viewing: Her – Neighborhood


Directed by Cédric Dubourg.

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea, by Los Angeles-based studio Human home, is a lamp designed to imitate hardwired lighting, but instead of requiring an electrical installation, is simply anchored by, and directly plugs into a wall outlet, making for a seamless design that offers the appearance of a floor lamp or wall sconce, while also saving space.

Consisting of aluminum hardware that is floated off the wall by a wooden peg, Lynea features milled brass accents and is topped by a blown opal glass globe. Each lamp is handcrafted in-house at Human home, in the Arts District of Los Angeles, and is available in flat black or white powder-coated finishes, in 28” or 40” height options.

More at: Human home

Sushi Isono (Sapporo) by Jun Igarashi Architects

Sushi Isono by Jun Igarashi Architects

Sushi Isono by Jun Igarashi Architects

Sushi Isono by Jun Igarashi Architects

Sushi Isono by Jun Igarashi Architects

Designed by Japanese firm Jun Igarashi Architects, Sushi Isono is an quietly elegant restaurant located in the Odori Park neighborhood of Sapporo, Japan.

The restaurant is arranged into multiple spaces, each offering a special ambiance, from private dining areas, to counter seats perfect for engaging with the chef. Thoughtfully placed arches and architectural features allow for harmony and flow throughout the interior, while maintaining privacy for patrons. Heavy use of light wood paneling, accompanied by minimal decoration and a contrast of wood and concrete flooring, make for the perfect, non-flashy palette to present Isono Naohiro’s highly-regarded cuisine.

More at: Jun Igarashi Architects
Photos: Jun Igarashi Architects

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide ’17

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide ’17

1. Ann Ringstrand’s earthy, but beautifully inviting Gather fragrance features notes like incense, cypress, and cedramber, $215; 2. Phaidon’s The Japanese Garden is a thorough and historical exploration of the Japanese garden in art and culture, $70; 3. Horse Brand Co.’s naval knife w/brass handle is inspired by traditional Scandinavian maritime knives, and is entirely handmade in Brooklyn, $195; 4. ROE’s white sturgeon caviar is sustainably farmed in California, crafted by hand, and forgoes the oft present preservatives or borax found in European caviars, $150; 5. Consisting of a brass base and a hand-dipped glass globe, Jordi Canudas’ Dipping Lamp is the perfect blend of modernist design and ‘70s California vibes, $275

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide ’17

6. Kikori whiskey is distilled in Japan, made from 100% rice, and aged over three years, $50; 7. The School of Life’s Walden candle is subtly fragranced with natural notes, referencing the quiet life of Henry David Thoreau, $50; 8. More important now than we ever anticipated, a donation to the ACLU helps the organization respond to threats to our civil liberties, blocking attempts to suppress free speech, the denial of reproductive freedom, rejection of immigrant’s rights, racially-based practices in the criminal justice system, among many other fights, donation; 9. Designed by artist and Acme founder Adrian Olabuenaga, this metal rollerball pen & mechanical pencil set look like iconic No. 2 pencils, but write like the fine instruments they are, $74; 10.  Menu’s minimal brass candle cube, designed by Erik Olovsson, looks as striking alone as it does in a group, $75

Listening / Viewing: So Much Light – Full Body Mirror


Directed by Jane Qian.









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