Bourdain in Spain

By Tom Ran

Published: August 19, 2008 under Dining & Food

Watching the chocolate eggs to melt

Photo: Zero Point Zero Productions

As a dining enthusiast, living in New York is a wonderful treat, but after last night’s episode of No Reservations, there’s definitely some food envy. New York has nothing on Spain, according to Anthony Bourdain. Especially when it comes to the experimental kind, or the very popular term molecular gastronomy. From Albert Adria’s and Enric Rovira intricate pastries and chocolate to Andoni Aduriz delicate and illusionary dishes, Spain is on another level of dining.

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Swimming Cities covered in the Times

By Tom Ran

Published: August 18, 2008 under Art

Sailing down the Hudson in Swoon's new installation

Photo: Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

From NY to LA

By Tom Ran

Published: August 18, 2008 under Travel

Multiple Visions A Common Bond exhibit

Photo: Dana Johnston

While en route to Los Angeles from New York, friend of The Scout, Erik Marinovich takes us on a road trip to Santa Fe New Mexico where he visits Alexander Girard’s permanent exhibit, Multiple Visions at the Museum of International Folk Art.

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New York Times T Magazine

By Tom Ran

Published: August 15, 2008 under Publishing

Women's fall 2008 T magazine with Rachel McAdams

Photo: New York Times

Twice a year, spring and fall, we are treated to New York Times’s design and lifestyle magazines. It’s a signal for things to look forward to whether it be in fashion, design, or travel. This weekend will see the release of the women’s fall 2008 issue.

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Terminal 5

By Tom Ran

Published: August 15, 2008 under Travel

A 1962 photo of T.W.A.'s terminal by Eero Saarinen

Photo: Ezra Stoller/Esto (New York Times)

The glamour of air travel from the 50s and 60s has long disappeared. Jet Blue and several other businesses are attempting to bring it back by reopening Eero Saarinen’s Terminal 5 in late September. However most of their efforts will not be in Saarinen’s structure, rather it will be in the extension built behind the iconic building.

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Partners & Spade for J.Crew

By Tom Ran

Published: August 13, 2008 under Retail

Photo: J.Crew and Details magazine

After leaving the brand he helped launch with his wife, Andy Spade moved on to start Partners & Spade in 2007 with advertising executive Anthony Sperduti. Dabbling in an art gallery, hosting art events and producing short films that were only seen on the web, Andy Spade is ready to unveil his latest project.

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Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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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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