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Sundae School Makes Smokewear With Class

By Trina Calderón
Drawing from traditional Korean hanbok fashion and contemporary design, Mia and Dae Sundae created Sundae School, an inspired brand with a unique collection of smokewear. When the sister-brother team came to America for school and discovered cannabis, still prohibited in Korea,...
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Jonah Reider's Alto Elevates Any Meal, Any Time, Anywhere

By Trina Calderón
Jonah Reider caught the country's attention as the dorm room chef at Columbia University. Despite getting kicked out of Columbia Housing (twice), the 24-year-old finished school with honors and a B.A. in Social and Political Economics. He also left with his own supper club,...
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Soey Milk Paints the Color of Feminine

By Trina Calderón
A tiny ballerina, Soey Milk emigrated with her family to the United States from South Korea when she was 10 years old. As her creative career shifted, Milk fell in love with oil painting, finding the new medium fitted her in profound and archetypal ways. On the heels of her large...
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Surfers like CBD: The DIY Story of the Eco-Friendly Mary Joe Brand

By Trina Calderón
The growth of the fun and formidable cannabis marketplace provides fresh opportunity for brands to expand their collections or for totally new original brands to make their debut. Ryan Rankin never started his own brand before he founded Mary Joe Brand with his partner and friend...
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Hiba Schahbaz Retakes Ownership of the Female Figure

By Trina Calderón
Pakistani-born painter Hiba Schahbaz illuminates her own history through her lovely imagery of the feminine, and upon closer look, reveals her own face on all the women she paints. Educated at art school in Sindh, Pakistan and graduate study at Pratt Institute of Art, today Hiba...
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Shirley Kurata Styles the Wealthy While Keeping It Street

By Trina Calderón
Stylist and retail store owner Shirley Kurata is pleasant, unassuming and Angeleno—a perfect example of the kind of hometown creative that Los Angeles possesses unlike any other city in America. People move here looking for the kind of influences she has inherent through her connection to...
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Exclusive: Thievery Corporation Makes “History” in NOLA

By Trina Calderón
On tour this fall for their new album Treasures from the Temple, electronic indie mavericks Thievery Corporation stopped at historic Congo Square in New Orleans to make some of their own history.  In this exclusive video, Mr. Lif, Puma Ptah, Frank Orrall, Robbie Myers, Congo Sanchez...
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The Fine Dining Improvisations of Jonah Reider

By Trina Calderón
Jonah Reider was attending Columbia University when he manifested Pith, a supper club first held in his campus dorm room. Crowned the dorm room chef by his peers and later the media, Reider took his locally sourced, seasonally based menu to a nearby townhouse he rented in Brooklyn...
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Lucas Bros: If You Don't Have a Sense of Humor You Can't Laugh About It

By Trina Calderón
Keith and Kenny Lucas can wax serious philosophy poetic—because they have college degrees in it—and discuss America’s legal system—because they both went to law school. Sharp and so dry, this dynamic identical twin duo from Newark figures it all out onstage and off. Their animated...
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The Atrium Welcomes Luxury and Wellness to Retail

By Trina Calderón
The San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles has subtly championed cannabis legalization and consumption for decades. Captain Ed’s is the oldest operating head shop in America, and legends like Jack Herer and many other old school advocates could be found there educating people...