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Julia Rothman was studying the art featured in her bathroom magazine collection when she realized that every cover in the stack had been created by a man. She dug into the magazine’s archives to investigate the year’s covers, and discovered that out of 55 covers released in 2015, only four had been created by female-identified artists. “I called Wendy MacNaughton and I was like, ‘Did you know about this,” said Rothman. “‘This is wild...
Why go to an office when you can live in your office? From musicians to fashion designers to visual artists, more and more creatives are choosing to take their work home. All it takes is time, ingenuity, and the ability to work within a small to space to set up your own home studio—and then you never need to leave the house again. Brooklyn Magazine recently invaded (well, visited) the spaces of some our favorite...
Everyone who’s familiar with the Wythe Hotel knows it as the hotel by and for Brooklyn; when it opened in May 2012, with 72 rooms in a former cooperage on the Williamsburg waterfront, it was the neighborhood’s first boutique hotel. Many would describe it as a hipster hangout, but such an easy categorization flattens it and obscures the thoughtful planning behind such an ambitious undertaking. One of the ways in which it's more than...
You might have seen Beau Stanton’s large scale murals on Troutman Street in Bushwick or on the Bowery. Originally from Southern California, Stanton moved to Brooklyn in 2008 in order to pursue a career in the arts. He has quickly become known for his mesmerizing paintings and murals, which draw inspiration from classical painting, historic ornamentation, and religious iconography. He created a stop motion animated installation for room 503 in the Wythe Hotel. Which neighborhood...

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