Carl Provost

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Vampire Weekend, Bat for Lashes, Kendrick Lamar to Play Fall Installment of Boston Calling

The inaugural Boston Calling festival took place over the weekend, curated by the National's Aaron Dessner, and featuring performances from his band, the Walkmen, Dirty Projectors, and more. During the course of the festival's second day, Dessner announced that there would be a second Boston …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

Alcohol

How Much Do I Really Need to Tip at a Restaurant?

Because it's important, goddammit.<p><i>I am a good tipper, and always leave 15 percent, no matter what the amount. (In the case of good service, I will go to 20 or even 25 percent, depending on the bill.) But if the meal includes a bottle of wine that is as much as all the food, do I need to really tip</i> …

New Jersey

JCPenney Forced To Deny Tea Kettle Looks Like Hitler

JCPenney has officially denied that a tea kettle being advertised on a billboard on the 405 Interstate near Culver City, Calif., is intended to represent Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator during World War II.<p>The notion that the kettle looked a bit like the architect of the Holocaust caught on after …

ATOM: A Tool of Multipurpose

No one debates the usefulness of a great multitool, but bulk can often prohibit comfortable everyday carry. Enter ATOM: A Tool of Multipurpose ($10), …

8 Best Weekend Bags, Duffles & Holdalls For Your Next Getaway

Feral sweatpants? Check. Overpriced airport latte that tastes like jet fuel? Check. Awesome weekend bag that’ll turn heads and light a fire in the …

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

Game of Thrones: '80s and '90s Edition

<b>Not all of you</b> readers may count yourselves as fans of the fantasy genre, but what about if we dressed up a bunch of fantastical characters as people from the '80s and '90s? What if they sported urban warrior armor instead of chain mail <i>armour</i>? And instead of swords they had tank tops and concealed …

The Beetle Sphere: An Actual 1953 VW Beetle Formed into a Perfect Sphere by Ichwan Noor | Colossal

<p>This month marked a significant milestone for one of the world’s most famed art fairs as China hosted Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time. With …

Personalized Coca-Colas, But Not If Your Name Is Mohammed Or Maria

Remember the disappointment you felt as a kid at the souvenir shop when that personalized key chain wasn't available in your name? For me, it was never finding "Allison" with two L's. My colleague Maria says she was always stuck with "Mary" as her only option.<p>Facebook fans of Coca-Cola's new "Share …

A Beautifully Curated Online Shop Dedicated To Today’s Mobile Workers

Mobilegear.com teamed up with Lunar Design to create a curated e-commerce solution for the untethered workforce.<p>Mobile workers are a fast-growing group. Almost one-fourth of Americans work some hours from home each week, and the number of companies that give their employees the option to work …

Apple’s Tim Cook On Why The Nike+ FuelBand Works And Google Glass Doesn’t

At the All Things D conference, the tech giant’s commander-in-chief shared his thoughts on the hottest space in technology: wearables.<p>Beyond the razzle-dazzle keynotes, it’s rare that we get a peek inside the mind of Apple. But at the All Things D conference–a tech conference helmed by the <i>Wall</i> …

The Best Bars in America: New York Edition

<i>Published in the June/July issue</i><p><b>Part of Our Best Bars in America of 2013 >></b><p><b>"It is in the United States</b> that the cocktail has reached the height of its popularity, and it is in New York that it has attained the pinnacle of its perfection." So said <i>The New York Herald</i> 96 years ago, and so must we …

East Village

It's Just Like "The Office," Except With Assault Weapons

<b>Somebody passed along</b> this fascinating — and occasionally surreal— dispatch from a letter apparently seized from the Human Resources department of a branch office of al Qaida. Apparently, Moktar Belmoktar's yearly performance reviews have not been satisfactory for quite some time.<p>After years of …

Al-Qaeda

MusicFestNW 2013 lineup announced (Animal Collective, Godspeed, Deerhunter, Shuggie Otis, Ty Segall more)

Portland festival <b>MusicFestNW</b> is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from <b>September 3-8</b> with a ton of bands including <b>Animal Collective,</b> …

Best New Rooftop Bars in NYC

Summer is (unofficially) here and what better way to take in the glorious New York City skyline than from a rooftop bar? Visitors and locals alike …

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Canvas by YOY

Tokyo-based design firm YOY transforms this fantasy into a reality. Canvas, a series of three navy ink paintings of French-style chairs, makes an illusion out of its subject. The elastic fabric of the canvas hides an actual chair waiting behind the painting, inviting onlookers to take a seat and become the spatial extension of the two-dimensional print. The simplistic elegance of the work seems to embody how easy it is to add a little flourish and whimsy into the throes of the everyday.