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Photo Essay: Art Basel Miami Beach

What exactly is Art Basel? You're not alone in asking. Mixed messages are both a problem and an asset when it comes to the annual December event. Technically speaking, the festivities that culturally connected Americans learn about through New York Times writeups and a flood of social media humble bragging are officially known as Art Basel Miami Beach. We were on the scene to explore and try to define this captivating art wonderland

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On the scene of America's biggest art festival

Photo Essay: Art Basel Miami Beach

What exactly is Art Basel? You're not alone in asking. Mixed messages are both a problem and an asset when it comes to the annual December event. Technically speaking, the festivities that culturally connected Americans learn about through New York Times writeups and a flood of social media humble bragging are officially known as Art Basel Miami Beach. We were on the scene to explore and try to define this captivating art wonderland

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What is the measure of a man? And can we ever meet it?

30 Minutes With: Shaun El C. Leonardo

Staging artistic wrestling events in full Luchador regalia against invisible opponents, taking on semi-pro football players in full pads during mock bull-in-the-ring practice drills and painting larger-than-life self portraits of himself as a superhero are just a few examples of the creative work of artist Shaun "El C." Leonardo. If you're looking for a theme, know this -- it's all about being a man. We caught up with Brooklyn-based artist from Queens and former college football player before his upcoming show at KETEL ONE® Vodka’s artist studio at Art Basel Miami 2013 to gain some insight on his work and his thoughts on masculinity today.

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Today in Gear: July 17, 2013

Cree-BR30-LED-Flood-Light-Gear-Patrol Cree LED Flood Light Bulb
Cree's latest bulb gives indoor dwellers (most of you readers, we reckon) even more options for smarter lighting. A perfect replacement for the common BR30 bulb often used in recessed or track lighting fixtures,

Man knowledge worth imprinting

Bearings Guide Letterpress Prints

Bearings Guide -- the ever-tasteful email newsletter for Southern gents looking to improve their lives -- recently launched a new shop stocked with a series of men's-club-approved letterpress prints ($35). All are made in Atlanta, Georgia from original sketches created by the Bearings team, translated to custom plates

Hitting the wall

NoMo Designs Tour de France Posters

So you may not ever make it to the Tour de France. It's one of the few athletic events that has spanned over a century, and it is truly a spectacle (on many fronts). You don't have to be a fan

Where the rubber meets the drywall

Muscle Cars 1960-1974 by ADCF Design

You had posters of them tacked all over your walls as a kid, like some kind of auto-obsessed John Nash after weeks of skipping his meds. You dreamt of driving one up to the high school parking lot, simply to scoop

Chop your own course

Woodcut Maps

Want to add beauty and sophistication to your wall, and channel your inner Magellan? We’ve got you covered. Woodcut Maps is a Bay Area start up specializing in handcrafted wood inlay maps that are designed by you ($150 - $500).

Fine Design

Wall & Decò Wallpapers

The work of Wall & Decò has nothing in common with the stuff you see on a typical Home Depot weekend. Yes, they technically make wallpaper, but they aren't in the business of creating drab monothematic patterns. Instead, the firm is

Baseball Card for Adults

Lionword Illustrations

As a kid, dropping $2.99 on a pack of baseball cards came as naturally as ordering sprinkles on your ice cream. The pictures on the front were awesome, and the stats on the back were, well, stats. As we’ve grown up

Luke... I Am Your Travel Agent

Star Wars Travel Posters

hothJustin Van Genderen, a graphic designer from Chicago (not Dagobah), has crafted these beautifully minimalist travel posters that remind us of those deco pieces from decades past. However, unlike those that lured countless Americans down Route 66 and to the Grand

Antique prints as modern decor? Trust me, it works.

California Gold Region Antique Map (1851)

california-gold-region-antique-map-18511A man's home should make a statement and a lot of making that statement comes from his decor. When framed properly and hung sparsely (think: one), antique maps are a unique way to liven up a room and provide a point of

Composition by Jackson Pollack

Composition by Jackson PollackIt's time for you to take down those movie posters down from your walls and upgrade to art. It doesn't have to be some vintage piece that costs more than your parents house but that doesn't mean you can't make