• Leave it to a millennial to shake up the New York Times's crossword game. You might be stumped by words like "epicness" and "humblebrag," but Anna Shechtman's youthful perspective was just what this 72-year-old puzzle needed. [1 of 3]
 

today’s Very Short List:
style 23 Jan 2015

Amy Levin is the Creative Director of CollegeFashionista, a website she founded while a senior at Indiana U. to showcase the latest in fashion trends on college campuses around the world. Her goal is to empower students to establish their voice while in college to help them create their own businesses and land dream jobs. TWITTER  INSTAGRAM

 
  • Imagine being dropped into a landscape that unfolds like origami, with serene views and adventurous experiences... Welcome to Amangiri. A resort that sits where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico hit and defines the word luxurious. [2 of 3]
 
  • Biannual food magazine Cherry Bombe recently released their fourth issue, and it's loaded with yummy recipes, in-depth stories, and an exclusive interview with the girl duo behind The New Potato, plus a profile on my go to NYC restaurant, Dimes. [3 of 3]
 
 

very short list is a
delightful e-mail that shares
cultural gems from a
different curator every day.

Subscribe
Forward
My Account
Unsubscribe

design 21 Jan 2015

Diane Phamon the designers to watch now.

style 16 Jan 2015

Alison Ragusa is in a Mediterranean state of mind.

culture 14 Jan 2015

Shannon Bahrke takes us skiing!

 


  • Sebastian Errazuriz is a New York-based artist, designer and activist hailing from Chile. His ability to work in all areas of design, from political artwork to giant public art projects to intricate handcrafted furniture makes him one to watch in 2015. [1 of 3]
 

today’s Very Short List:
design 21 Jan 2015

Diane Pham is the founder and editorial director of 6sqft.com, a brand new site tracking NYC's architecture, design and real estate news. Diane created 6sqft as a way to document and celebrate the the city's rich history, vibrant present, and exciting future. TWITTER  FACEBOOK

 
  • Mogollon’s Monica Brand and Francisco Lopez formed their firm on the basis that they’d be able to design anything on “virtually any platform”—and they do just that. They’ve created artwork for celebs like Katy Perry and even designed shirts for UNIQLO. They recently brought their hypnotic 2D talent to the 3D world with the interior design of Sisters in Brooklyn. [2 of 3]
 
  • Mark my words: The Bittertang Farm will be big in 2015. Their "vivid" and "squishy" installations have made their way into the Storefront for Art and Architecture and they were just named a finalist in MoMA PS1's 2015 Young Architects Program. I recently chatted with Bittertang’s designers about some of the wild projects they have in the works this year for 6sqft.com. [3 of 3]
 
 

very short list is a
delightful e-mail that shares
cultural gems from a
different curator every day.

Subscribe
Forward
My Account
Unsubscribe

style 16 Jan 2015

Alison Ragusa is in a Mediterranean state of mind.

culture 14 Jan 2015

Shannon Bahrke takes us skiing!

culture 12 Jan 2015

John Oseid just got back from Haiti, and can’t wait to visit again.

 


  • I brought back Ca'Vè Caffè beans from Cafe Venezia as last minute gifts three years ago. I didn’t know anything about it, other than that the café was cute and I wanted something that could only be found in Venice. To my surprise, it turned out to be the most delicious coffee, with an incredible story behind its beans. Upon request, they ship to the USA. [1 of 3]
 

today’s Very Short List:
style 16 Jan 2015

Alison Ragusa blended her expertise in holistic health, gastronomy, and fashion to create Bogavia Beauty, a premium collection of luxurious plant-based skin and hair care inspired by the sparkling shores of the Adriatic. INSTAGRAM

 
  • All three times that I’ve lived in Florence I’ve found Via Porta Rossa to be the most enchanting. A stay at the ancient Hotel Porta Rossa puts you in the perfect location to just start strolling Firenze. [2 of 3]
 
  • I always search for the best Pilates studio in every city I travel to. Maiden Lane Studios in San Francisco has been my best discovery. I fell in love before I even walked through the door; it's on the most charming little street in Union Square. The beautiful boutique environment, challenging classes, and personal attention make Maiden Lane a must. [3 of 3]
 
 

very short list is a
delightful e-mail that shares
cultural gems from a
different curator every day.

Subscribe
Forward
My Account
Unsubscribe

culture 14 Jan 2015

Shannon Bahrke takes us skiing!

culture 12 Jan 2015

John Oseid just got back from Haiti, and can’t wait to visit again.

design 9 Jan 2015

Pamela Bell has a passion for change.

 


  • The Red Bull Cold Rush in Canada coming up this February is one of the premier peer-judged ski competitions because it combines some of the steepest and most challenging terrain with the world’s best backcountry skiers. The adrenaline is running high and the risks even higher. [1 of 3]
 

today’s Very Short List:
culture 14 Jan 2015

During Shannon Bahrke’s skiing career, she brought home 2 Olympic Medals, 7 World Cup Wins, 1 Overall World Cup Title and 6 National Titles. Since her retirement in 2010, Shannon and her husband founded Silver Bean Coffee Co. in Park City, UT. This year, she became Montage Deer Valley’s first Ski Ambassador. INSTAGRAM  TWITTER

 
  • I’ve always wanted to visit the Tordillo Mountain Lodge in Alaska for their “Cast and Carve” excursion. You catch 35-50 pound king salmon and heli-ski in the sunshine. [2 of 3]
 
  • The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup just took place last weekend at Deer Valley. The aerial finals is one of the events that inspires me to push myself every time I’m on the slopes. [3 of 3]
 
 

very short list is a
delightful e-mail that shares
cultural gems from a
different curator every day.

Subscribe
Forward
My Account
Unsubscribe

culture 12 Jan 2015

John Oseid just got back from Haiti, and can’t wait to visit again.

design 9 Jan 2015

Pamela Bell has a passion for change.

culture 7 Jan 2015

Timur takes us all to a dark glam opera.

 


  • Inspiration for the hotel in Graham Greene’s novel The Comedians, the legendary Hotel Oloffson thankfully survived the earthquake. Visitors and locals alike flock there to hear Richard Morse’s band RAM bring down the house with their mizik rasin (roots music). You can get a taste here and here of their frenetic style, also sometimes called “Vodou rock." [1 of 3]
 

today’s Very Short List:
culture 12 Jan 2015

Former Condé Nast Traveler staff writer John Oseid enjoys spending half his time on the road, freelancing for ForbesLife and other publications. With today marking the 5th anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti, he celebrates the country’s rich culture as it continues to recover. TWITTER

 
  • In addition to producing amazing music, Haitians are famous for their folkloric paintings and crafts. I could have stayed all day in the artisanal village of Noailles, watching hundreds of artisans bang and chisel old oil drums into delicate sculptural works. Even if you don’t speak French or Kreyòl, Haitian director Arnold Antonin’s documentary nicely depicts their metalworking skills. [2 of 3]
 
  • Haiti’s rich, African-influenced cooking is barely on the foodie radar in the states. As a remedy, Haitian-born, Columbia Poli-sci graduate-turned chef, Nadege Fleurimond celebrates her nation’s diverse dishes with her new book Haiti Uncovered—A Regional Adventure Into the Art of Haitian Cuisine. On her webpage promo, Nadege and friends whet your appetite as they chat about their favorite meals. Acclaimed Haitian-American novelist and essayist Edwidge Danticat contributed the book’s foreword. [3 of 3]
 
 

very short list is a
delightful e-mail that shares
cultural gems from a
different curator every day.

Subscribe
Forward
My Account
Unsubscribe

design 9 Jan 2015

Pamela Bell has a passion for change.

culture 7 Jan 2015

Timur takes us all to a dark glam opera.

tech 5 Jan 2015

Rubie Simonsen on millennials and the age of activism.