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Mmuseum’s Third Season

By Tom Ran

Published: May 14, 2014 under Art

Mmuseumm Season 3

Photo: Mmuseumm

Mmuseumm, the smallest art gallery in NYC and possibly in North America is debuting its third season tomorrow. It will feature 20 new works from the collections of Maira Kalman, Casey Neistat, Radiolab, David Guttenfelder, Chee Pearlman, and many others. They’ll be exploring “the microcosm as is the macrocosm.” What that means is up to your interpretation or find out in person by stopping by the opening tomorrow evening at 7pm. Mmuseumm is located on Cortlandt Alley right by the green dumpster between Franklin and White Street.

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Wallpaper* Handmade New York

By Tom Ran

Published: May 13, 2014 under Event

Left: Letter openers by Hannah Martin; Right: 'Life is Precious' survival kit by Fort Standard

Photo: Wallpaper*

Since 2010, Wallpaper* has been showcasing craftsmen, designers and makers with their Handmade exhibition during Milan’s Saloné. This year they’re bringing it to New York during ICFF. Wallpaper* Handmade takes over a space in the Meat Packing district featuring an edited list of 40 designs from this year and past year’s exhibits. These specially commissioned designs include Todd Bracher’s ‘Cork Jacket,’ Paul Loebach’s ‘Tablet Book,’ Haas Brothers’ wallpaper with Flavor Paper, New York architects Snarkitecture, and many others. The exhibition is in collaboration with Jaguar featuring a cross section of the F-Type coupe. Wallpaper* Handmade will be on view at 345meatpacking on 345 West 14th Street from May 16th till the end of the month.

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Pilgrim Surf + Supply SS 14

By Tom Ran

Published: May 12, 2014 under Fashion & Style

Left: Hockney Rugby in Studio Stripe; Right: Long Island Tee in White

Photo: Pilgrim Surf + Supply

Chris Gentile and his team at Pilgrim Surf + Supply brought surf culture to the unlikeliest of boroughs. Even though Brooklyn’s surrounded by water, the city is more town than country. But going on three years, the corner surf shop has been embraced by locals and internationals alike. Mainly in Japan where they worked with BEAMS to launch its first collection for Spring Summer 2014. Taking inspiration from its urban surrounding and coastal shores, Pilgrim has created a functional line that is ideal for both settings. The line consists of classic staples like button-down shirts, comfy tees, heavy duty shorts, crew neck sweatshirts, rugby shirts, and durable jackets. The entire collection is made in the US, some in Brooklyn. Referencing Gentile’s art background the line gives a nod to artist like David Hockney and Martin Puryear. Have a look at Pilgrim’s S/S 2014 line and shop the collection online and in-store.

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Pop Up Flea NYC SS

By Tom Ran

Published: May 9, 2014 under Fashion & Style

A Short-Term Shop for Long-Term Goods

Photo: Pop Up Flea

Though small, The Pop Up Flea started out of the gate with a lot of buzz and interest. It was an immediate success for the team behind the temporary gathering of mens goods. With every iteration their presence grew, from the number of vendors to the number of visitors. This year will be its most ambitions yet. There will be five Pop Ups, with their first one starting today in NYC. They’ll be hitting up Detroit next month, then Tokyo in October, London in November and back to NYC for their annual holiday spot. Familiar vendors have returned bringing established and independent brands back under one roof. Favorites like Billykirk, Freemans Sporting Goods, Oak Street Bootmakers and bigger brands like Filson, Steven Alan, and Shinola. Alexander Olch, Harry’s, Isaora, Deus ex Machina, Terrapin Stationers, and others. It all starts at 3pm today at Metropolitan Pavilion on 123 W. 18th St. and wraps up Sunday evening.

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INTRO/NY

By Tom Ran

Published: May 8, 2014 under Event

Anyway Sofa designed by Stockholm's Massproduction.

Photo: INTRO/NY

INTRO/NY is one of the more manageable shows to hit NYCxDESIGN. It’s organized by smallpond and designjunction, the two organizations that have brought similar showcases to Milan and London during each of their respective design festivals. This will be their second year in NY. Though substantially smaller in scale, INTRO still shares the idea of featuring unique products from an international list of designers. The 12 brands have plans to unveil new lighting, furnishings, and accessories. There will also be a retail corner from byAMT, All of a Piece, Leibal, neo-utility and tokyobike. INTRO/NY will take over Openhouse Mulberry at 201 Mulberry Street and will operate through May 15th to the 19th.

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Alexander Girard An Uncommon Vision

By Tom Ran

Published: May 7, 2014 under Event

Alexander Girard An Uncommon Vision

Photo: Herman Miller

Alexander Girard An Uncommon Vision made its premier in 2012 during NeoCon in Chicago. After occupying Herman Miller’s showroom for two years, it will make its way to New York City next weekend. For twelve days only, the exhibition will feature works by Alexander Girard that range from textiles, graphics, furniture and interiors. It will also include Girard’s personal artifacts. The collection was sourced from Herman Miller’s archive and private collections that includes Brooklyn’s Bright Lyons. Alexander Girard An Uncommon Vision will be on view at 446 West 14th Street from May 17 to the 28.

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Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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Classic Car Club

By Tom Ran
Owners Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley in front of a 1965 Shelby Cobra

Photo: Tuukka Koski

Michael Prichinello has a passion for life and speed. His eyes light up whenever he talks about one of his cars or a motorcycle project he’s working on with a…

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