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Otherworldliness and Art Deco design coalesce for Harley-Davidson's Sportster S

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Test Ride: Harley-Davidson Sportster S

Blending otherworldliness with Art Deco design, the aesthetic of this bike is only overshadowed by its engine

On a sizzling day in Los Angeles, we caught a glimpse into the future of one of the most iconic brands in motorcycling—a brand that is known all over the world not only for motorcycles, but also for the culture they cultivated over 118 years. While Harley-Davidson was almost synonymous with motorcycling in North America during much of the 20th century, the motorcycle manufacturer was ... Read More

 

Tie Dye Mohair Throw

The glorious, handmade Tie Dye Mohair Throw from Jonathan Adler is mesmerizing and cloud-like in both of its color variations. 73% mohair and 24% wool, the blanket captivates the eye while protecting against cool temperatures. It is sheared, dyed and woven in Spain at an iconic mill that has been operating since approximately 1930. Toward the bottom, the throw is completed with a touch of texture, ... Read More

 

Listen Up

Disco-funk, groovy R&B, moody indie and more in this week's new music

Elujay feat. serpentwithfeet: Luvaroq Groovy drums, sweet vocals and a touch of funk make up Elujay’s sanguine track, “Luvaroq.” Featuring serpentwithfeet’s crooning vocals, the song masterfully mixes elements and genres, transporting listeners to Elujay’s relaxing, West Coast world. The vintage-inspired music video, directed by Kokie Padilla and exquisitely colored by Jonny Thorpe, manifests the single’s instinctual, sway-worthy nature into scenes of car rides, chess games ... Read More

 

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Reclaiming the world's oldest rainforest, gender identity as a human right, redressing design history and more from around the web

Benevolence Farm Opens Pathways For Formerly Incarcerated Women On 13 acres in North Carolina, Benevolence Farm—founded by Tanya Jisa—exists as an employment and residency program that helps recently incarcerated women adjust to life after prison. Through fair wages, housing and a connection to nature, this initiative provides residents with support that the criminal justice system fails to supply. While it’s creating pathways toward a sustainable, ... Read More

 

TUFF

This hilarious yet bitingly honest novel by Paul Beatty centers on misfit teenager Winston “Tuffy” Foshay from Harlem who wants to run for City Council. As the protagonist (who the author describes as a “masterless samurai”) embarks on a journey, the poet and novelist weaves together a fast-paced satire that delves into the numerous barriers and boundaries that exist in the US. Be it a ... Read More

 

Oberhofer feat. Shamir + Nick Valensi: SUNSHiiNE

From Oberhofer’s forthcoming LP, Smothered (out 12 November on Telefono Records) comes the charmingly entitled track “SUNSHiiNE.” For the layered, thoughtfully imagined and at times melodic release, Oberhofer (aka LA-based multi-instrumentalist Brad Oberhofer) collaborated with singer-songwriter Shamir (who contributes a beautiful spoken-word verse) and The Strokes’ guitarist Nick Valensi (who adds a dizzying guitar solo). Read More

 

Handmade Cotton Pan Handle Cover

With 100% cotton exteriors and 100% wool felt linings, The Rise and Fall’s pan handle covers are functional and durable cookware accessories. They come in five different colorways, each with its own distinct pattern. From geometric ochre sawtooth to wavy-lined green, these covers bring some light-hearted designs into the kitchen. Read More

 
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