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Meet the Maker: Buried Diamond

Presented by Sprout by HP

Brooklyn-based jewelry and textile designer Martha Moore Porter makes some of Renegade Craft Fair‘s most popular items. After hooking her up with a Sprout by HP, we stopped by her Greenpoint studio to see what goes into making these handcrafted bits of whimsy.  … Read More

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The Best Graffiti in Cinema

Presented by HBO

For a month last summer, New Yorkers were absolutely consumed with all things Banksy. The acclaimed British street artist had come to NYC for a citywide “residency,” and his works popped up all over the city. HBO’s new user-generated documentary, Banksy Does New York (airing tonight at 9pm), recounts those halcyon days of stencils, street art, and secret identities. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to graffiti on film. We’ve rounded up seven more movies to check out, that will ensure you get your street-art fix. … Read More

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Water Gets a Street Art Makeover

Presented by Perrier

Perrier® sparkling natural mineral water has a long history of collaborating with renowned artists, from Warhol to Dali, and now it has turned to three internationally acclaimed street artists to re-imagine their iconic green water bottles and cans. JonOne (NYC/Paris), enhanced the glass bottle with bold, abstract designs; Sasu (Tokyo) adorned the plastic bottle with colorful geometrics; while Kobra (São Paulo) enriched the slim can with dynamic patterns. Check out all the #StreetArtbyPerrier bottles now, for a limited time. Which is your fave?

Check out behind-the-scenes video from the three artists, as well as some pics of their other work, to get an idea of the talent behind these exciting, limited-edition looks. … Read More

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History Begins Here: Luca Chiriani

Presented by Cole Haan

When we worked with Cole Haan to present our Inspiration Workshop at Wallplay last month, one of the many incredible discoveries we made was NYC artist Luca Chiriani, who helped us articulate the empowering theme “History Begins Here” through his original artwork. Other amazing elements of the weekend-long event series: Classes from General Assembly master teachers; panel discussions featuring creative thought-leaders and innovators; and a pop-up library from The Sketchbook Project. Check out the following video to see what inspires Chiriani, and keeps him motivated throughout his creative process. … Read More

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Handmade by Design: This Is How To Raise the Bar

Presented by Roca Patrón

Handcrafting makes a difference. The care and craftsmanship in a handmade item, whether furniture, clothing, or spirits, is obvious. We wanted to celebrate the artisanal Roca Patrón tequila with a series of handmade bar tools. We tasked some incredible designers with creating unique and artisanal barware inspired by the new handcrafted Roca Patrón tequila; artists paid tribute to the small-batch, labor-intensive Tahona process behind the new tequila in their one-of-a-kind pieces. … Read More

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Handmade by Design: Nick Potash

Presented by Roca Patrón

Handcrafting makes a difference. The care and craftsmanship in a handmade item, whether jewelry, clothing, or spirits, is obvious. We wanted to celebrate the artisanal Roca Patrón tequila with a series of handmade barware. Jeweler and metalworker Nick Potash created one-of-a-kind bar tools, inspired by Roca Patrón, and invited us into his studio in southern California to check out the process. Sterling silver, ebony wood, and bronze were transformed using simple but time-consuming processes like wax-casting and hand-carving. Best of all: they could be yours. We’re auctioning off all the custom commissioned items to raise money for DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), one of the country’s largest nonprofit supporters of direct care for those living with HIV/AIDS. Check out the video, and enter your bid; the auction runs through October 3rd. … Read More

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Handmade by Design: Brooklyn SLaB

Presented by Roca Patrón

Handcrafting makes a difference. The care and craftsmanship in a handmade item, whether furniture, clothing, or spirits, is obvious. We wanted to celebrate the artisanal Roca Patrón tequila with a series of handmade bar tools. Shannon Bowser of Brooklyn SLaB created a one-of-a-kind bar cart, inspired by Roca Patrón, and invited us into her summer studio in Maine to check out the process. Something she doesn’t mention in the video below: the stunning wooden cart uses 12 different types of wood and no nails. Best of all: it could be yours. We’re auctioning off all the custom commissioned items to raise money for DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), one of the country’s largest nonprofit supporters of direct care for those living with HIV/AIDS. Check out the video, and enter your bid; the auction runs through October 3rd. … Read More

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History Begins Here: Starting a Legacy in NYC

Presented by Cole Haan

Proving that substance is the best style, earlier this month we teamed up with Cole Haan to present the Inspiration Workshop at Wallplay on NYC’s Lower East Side. Against the backdrop of New York Fashion Week, General Assembly teachers helped unlock guests’ potential via intimate classes like Sales Bootcamp and Cracking the Glass Ceiling. The Sketchbook Project inspired us with their mobile library of thousands of artist, inventor, author, and philanthropist notebooks. And evening panel discussions highlighted the incredible stories, successes, and challenges of driven and creative pioneers like the Mr. Gif team and Jerri Chou of The Feast. We hope you came away empowered. If you missed our Inspiration Workshop, check out our video recap and pics of the entire event, and learn why History Begins Here. … Read More

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Offbeat Adventures in San Diego

Presented by New Belgium Brewing

Ahead of New Belgium’s Tour de Fat rolling into its final California destination, we wanted to highlight some offbeat adventures in this other city by the bay (San Francisco ain’t the only one!). Slightly wacky, always wonderful, find these gems around San Diego, and get excited for the Tour de Fat at Golden Hill Park on Saturday, September 27! … Read More

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How To Open Your City

Presented by Heineken

We spent the summer rewarding urban adventurers coast to coast with Heineken and our Routine Interruptions campaign. If you got a call from us, you already know how we hooked up the bold and inquisitive. But just because the summer and the campaign is winding down, doesn’t mean you can’t continue the journey on your own. Gleaned from a season spent exploring the unknown and relishing in it, here are some programs to keep an eye on to open your city. … Read More

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