“We’re both violas and when we were doing this whole thing we thought we couldn’t have two violas, we had to have a violin. So we flipped a coin and he lost,” Baptiste divulges of their unscientific process.
His suggestions are always nuanced, taking into account the cultural and historical backdrops of each street he explores. This kind of intricate knowledge of the main streets and back alleys of Istanbul is put to good use at The House Hotel Collection, where he’s a brand director.
In 2011, Jessica Brookes was a mid-twenties, white-collar professional working in advertising when she decided to give up her desk job and take a "creative sabbatical." The plan, at first, was to travel until her savings ran out.
I worked with someone who once told me, “Wolfgang, you will meet people who are smarter than you and far better than you will be. Give those people everything you have to give and it will come back to you someday.”
Now only a few months old, The F has dozens of contributors in essay writing, photography, and videography, all adding their thoughts, hopes, and journeys alongside Julie and Cerise’s own European voyages.
Performing solo under the moniker LANII, her otherworldly beats, melodies, and dreamy harmonies come from strange mouth noises which she then live-loops over each other. The final result is a vivid psychodrama of fractured lullabies and Disney-esque dreamscapes.
I never think of myself as a fully entrenched insider when I'm making my work. I make my work from the borderline position—the perpetual diasporic position—as someone from the inside and outside at the same time. It's a good place for an artist to work from, where you realize both how much you know and don't know.
Khyam Allami is a composer, a teacher, an Oud player, a serial collaborator, and quite attached to his suitcase (which always contains a pair of Tunisian slippers and bath towels that he takes on every trip)
James’ roots in the Manchester music scene weren’t abandoned when he upped sticks for Berlin. He’s remained very much in contact with the people he first collaborated with on Example magazine and his readers have followed him from his perhaps more humble beginnings and on to his other projects.
Influenced by Electropop of the '80s and '90s ilk, Adriana is producing music, writing songs, and creating her own visuals for a kaleidoscopic mash-up of her own experiences and passions; an on-going conversation between fashion and music.
Reuben Reuel has already made a name for himself, but the twenty-eight year old designer and owner of Demestiks New York really just set out to make clothes that would make women of all sizes feel chic and sexy.
The ladies behind Fathom Away are as fabulous and well-travelled as you imagine them to be. When not frolicking for Fathom, they are firmly rooted in The City. Fathom is about how their work blends into their fun
Deborah says she was alarmed her first days in lock up—she had never been fully alone until they threw her in solitary, the initiation for every new inmate. She was in a two by four meter cell, and she was terrified of what would happen when they turned the lights off.