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What is the future of our personal and public space. A new reality examined - published by Curate LA Interview with Mexican fahsion designer Barbara Sanchez-Kane - published by Tunica Magazine Inside the virtual studio of Theo Triantafyllidis - published by Curate LA New York-based artist Julie Curtiss opens at Various Small Fires Los Angeles - published by Curate LA The underground aesthetic of Punk and Pop culture by Othelo Gervacio - published by Tunica Magazine
Photographer Parker Day captured Los Angeles's Icons - published by Tunica Magazine A fantastical tour of Los Angeles vernacular architecture by road - published by Garrett Leight The architects West of West behind the luxury eyewear brand from Los Angeles Garret Leight California Optical - published by Garrett Leight Navigating the gallery with artist Brody Albert at CES Gallery Los Angeles - published by Artsy CURA magazine founders Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin on art and Rome - published by Melting Butter
Kandis Williams reflects on the white male gaze in new exhibition Soft Colony at Night Gallery Los Angeles - published by Curate LA Pop-up restaurant Monkey Town serves video art menu in Los Angeles - published by Melting Butter Functional art and nature create a brutalist meadow at Eric Buterbaugh Gallery Los Anegeles with works by artist Chuck Moffit - published by Modern Magazine New network of art events launches across LA county this summer - published by Citinerary Studio visit with Los Angeles based artists Alberto Cuadros and Frankie Carino - published by Curate LA
The Underground Museum Los Angeles explores the validity of art as historical document - published by Curate LA Gallerist Emma Gray on the reopening of her domestic art space with sound - published by Curate LA Del Vaz Projects Los Angeles presents new work by Paris based artist Hadrien Jacquelet - published by Curate LA Wilding Cran Gallery on art philanthropy and the future of Los Angeles - published by Melting Butter Ryan Fitzgibbon founder editor and mister behind independent gay magazine Hello Mr - published by Melting Butter
Leading contemporary artists contribute to second issue of big kid colouring book A new contemporary art museum opens its doors in Los Angeles - published by FAD Magazine Valeria Sorci of Depart Foundation makes Los Angeles her new home - published by Melting Butter The car park in Peckham London everyone wants to spend the summer at - published by London Calling Private art collection Zabludowicz Collection mark twenty year anniversary - published by London Calling
The Los Angeles skyline is transformed by artist Vincent Lamouroux to the delight of day dreamers Ralph Pucci The Art of the Mannequin at the Museum of Arts and Design New York City - published by Creative Safari Business profile on the Photographers Gallery London - published by Soho Journal Discover Downtown Los Angeles with Please Do Not Enter concept store - published by Melting Butter A curated gift guide of creative ideas for the naughty and nice in time for this Holiday season
White Cube Bermondsey presents new works by Liza Lou - published by London Calling Comprehensive guide of the art and spectacle at Frieze Art Fair - published by London Calling Creative communication - published by the British Stammering Association The Wallace Collection unveils Great Gallery - published by London Calling New designers introduce contemporary ranges with made in Britain ethos for Heals Autumn collection
Contemporary art escapes the white cube metropolis to the English countryside Marina Abramovic invites London to perform with her in latest exhibition Square up to the latest trend in menswear this season Serpentine Galleries create London-inspired fragrance in collaboration with Comme des Garcons TOILET PAPER X Seletti serve up a utilitarian chic collection of enamelware for the creative home
The Queens Gallery exhibits artworks gifted to The Queen by the Royal Academy of Arts Priceless cheer under the tree this Holiday season with an arts culture and design-inspired gift guide In conversation with artist Aya Haidar ahead of her London exhibition Cote Brasserie opens new riverside restaurant with French savor and royal spectacle in Windsor Haroon Mirza reveals music to watch art by at The Hepworth Wakefield
Beauty is in the eyes of the Chapman Brothers at Jerwood Gallery Old icons, future classics and new talent compete for attention at Londons Heals this Autumn Buckingham Palace markes Coronation anniversary for its Summer Anniversary Contemporary art by Julian Opie will welcome The Duke and Duchess of Cambridges first child Dom Perignon Rose takes art collaboration to new heights with larger than life design by Jeff Koons
The secret language of the Hermes ateliers is revealed in London Exploring fashion in Tudor and Stuart portraiture at The Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace Bernardaud French luxury porcelian manufacturer marks 150th anniversary with art commissions Inside the German home emporium Manufactum, enjoying a cult following across Europe A new cafe, deli and foodstore reintroduces gusto to the high street
Good design for a good cause? Look no further than Out of the Dark Londons Selfridges starts the new year with a brand detox for mind and body with No Noise campaign Kate is painted onto the history of art timeline in controversial portrait Giving made easy with a Christmas gift countdown for art, design and style connoisseurs The King of Pop Art joins The Royal Collection at Windsor Castle
Remembering the fire at Windsor Castle on its twentieth anniversary published by Windsor and Eton Express Yinka Shonibare joins cast at the Royal Opera House - published by Candid Magazine The London Olympic Games delved into the dictionary of Britishness BMW celebrate 35 years of collaboration between art and chassis at London Cultural Olympiad The Olympic Torch Relay represents more golden future than golden age of Made in Britain
Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry turns lifestyle detective Hiroshi Sugimoto shines a spectrum of colour on Hermes artistic portfolio Profile content in English on Fernando Alvim artist and speaker for the first TEDx event in Angola Hermes celebrates its rich heritage with Leather Forever exhibition A look inside the gift shop at the first retrospective of Damien Hirst at Tate Modern
The doors of Kensington Palace reopen after restoration project Brooklyn Museum explores Keith Haring's early career Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition from epitome of utility to status symbol Exploring Tokyo's creative quarter at boutique hotel CLASKA Feed your hunger for the curious and creative in Tokyos electric town Akihabara
A walking tour of traditional Tokyo around the districts of Yanesan Damien Hirst presents twelve new Spot Prints at Other Criteria New Bond Street London Shepherd Fairey illustrates TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2011 Christmas gift countdown that will guarantee culture points this Holiday season A history in visual recognition at A Pageant of Heraldry presented by The College of Arms
British artist Louisa Fairclough embarks on a personal journey through an analogue landscape Image, sound and space form basis of Anri Sala's practice at Kaikai Kiki Gallery Tokyo Panerai and Damien Hirst unveil two new works at La Triennale Milano Entertainment Mogul Jay-Z launches lifestyle platfrom Life And Times New York City prepares to mark the ten year anniversary of 9-11
Geoffrey Aquilina Ross launches his new book The Day of the Peacock Artist Aya Haidar adopts the role of attentive Seamstress TIME Magazine embodies past, present and future - The World After Gaddafi Halloween just got more inspiring than witch or sexy nurse costumes Historical necessity meets contemporary curiosity on the River Thames
A portrait Hollywood narcissism at La Biennale di Venezia 2011 At the private view of Michael Craig-Martin New Art Centre Salisbury In the 16th century French nobility used their soles to project their social standing The weather is not the only thing heating up this Spring in the United Kingdom Fendi installs atelier-cum-gallery window display in Fifth Avenue flagship
From Buckingham Palace to Hollywood boulevard The King's Speech is on everyone's lips A guide to New york City's best in art and design - published by The Luxury Channel Bernie Ecclestone's face tells another story for Hublot campaign The ultimate gift that keeps giving every day of the year Jeffrey Deitch leaves us asking the most critical question of all - what's in your fridge?
Kanye West embraces the art world with series of high profile collaborations The art world migrate to France from Frieze to FIAC Fifteen minutes of fame embodied in Kruger and Kardashian cover for W Magazine The Art Issue A laboratory of styles and design that puts modern copypat society to shame Artworks and Ephemera from Lehman Brothers goes to auction
Art and food never tasted better together from Copenhagen across the Oresund Bridge to Malmo Politics past and present inspires art for Devon Council commission Pierre Bourdieu's theories are du moment in today's British class culture Louis Vuitton introduces London to Maison status by defying recession and defining aspiration Leave stereotype in the South and head North to a hub of creativity Manchester
Tea set for trend setters by Cindy Sherman Waldorf Astor America's richest man became an English gentleman in Buckinghamshire Dynasties collide is it too soon to return to our ostentatious ways The most efficacious American illustration since Uncle Sam Wants You Damien Hirst the high priest of the art world preaches cashmere
Grayson Perry challenges our perceptions with art world dirty words The Wallace Collection hosts a New Master in its Old Master collection