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September Scotch: The Orkney Island’s Highland Park

From a new 50-year-old spirit to refreshed design language, a whisky brand like no other If you’re a whisky drinker, chances are you’ve tried Highland Park 12—or you’ve seen it. Despite its origins on the remote Orkney Islands, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the whisky has made its way around the world and back again. It’s also picked up quite a dedicated following along the …

Listen Up

Psychedelic cha-cha, sprawling guitar riffs, a powerful NSFW video and more Anna Calvi: Hunter Anna Calvi’s new song “Hunter” (from her upcoming album of the same name) and the accompanying music video are both beautiful, bold and powerful statements. The latter, directed by Matt Lambert, is a divine and raw exploration of concepts surrounding self-love, identity, intimacy—specifically from a queer angle. Calvi tells Dazed, “It …

The Digital Future of Music Festivals

As new music festivals are announced and older ones fold, one thing remains consistent: attendance numbers are lower and ticket prices are higher than ever. Larger festivals don’t necessarily translate to digital content well: stages are lit for immediate impact, aren’t designed with secondary audiences in mind, and render livestreams and ripped videos almost unwatchable. Pickathon—a 3,500-ticket festival on an 80-acre farm just south of …

Anna Calvi: Hunter

Anna Calvi’s new song “Hunter” (from her upcoming album of the same name) and the accompanying music video are both beautiful, bold and powerful statements. The latter, directed by Matt Lambert, is a divine and raw exploration of concepts surrounding self-love, identity, intimacy—specifically from a queer angle. Calvi tells Dazed, “It feels incredibly defiant to explore pleasure and the body from a queer perspective, when …

Interview: Nature-Activism Photographer Daniel Beltrá and the New MacBook Pro

From insight on editing in the field to the color palatte of our environment Apple recently released an updated MacBook Pro with significant performance improvements that were welcomed by demanding pro users. The new MacBook Pro features a quieter keyboard, faster processors, more memory and for the first on a Mac—a True Tone display. True Tone has existed on the iPad and iPhone for generations, but …

Distorted Military Shirt

Inspired by vintage military apparel, John Elliott’s Distorted Military Shirt is crafted from two vintage shirts, hemmed together using custom jacquard tape. Made in Japan using 100% cotton, each panel is a little different—one is a cotton slub, and the other a soft compacted cotton. From the paint splatters to the asymmetric hemline, every detail has been meticulously thought through.

Buy Shares in Masterpieces For $20

For those of us who could never afford a Warhol or Monet for ourselves, there is another option: purchasing a stake in newly acquired, soon-to-be-resold art. On Masterworks, a new platform aimed at opening art up to a broader investing audience, shares begin at $20, with a number of investors entering in with investments in the thousands. Investment value could jump well beyond the initially …

Identity Communicated Through Color in Two Exhibitions at Pioneer Works

John Lucas, Claudia Rankine and Matthew Morrocco address blonde hair and queer identity respectively, through photography and sound Modern technology has created a system of surveillance due to most everybody being armed with a camera. The constant occurrence (some might say assault) of having one’s image taken and spread across social media has further exalted certain markers of appearance, while deeming those with attributes that …