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Illustrations by Kaye Blegvad SRSLY The Rise of a Feminist Film Collective Caroline Conrad is the co-founder of SRSLY, a film production company centered around female-identified filmmakers and feminist content. Conrad started the company in 2015 along with Claire MacDonald. Together, the two are seeking to break down the gender disparity in the film world and beyond. What initially drew you to the film world? I fell into filmmaking sort of by accident, actually. I went to college with...
Vedat Ulgen is an inventor and designer of modern unconventional designs, who is leading a new wave of industrial design and functional art in Brooklyn with his studio and design collective, Thislexik (pronounced “dyslexic”). The studio’s headquarters are located in a simple, modular construction of five recycled, primary-colored shipping containers, designed by Ulgen and architect Deger Cengiz, and are set in an overgrown bus parking lot in Red Hook, within viewing distance of IKEA....
The nerve center of the DeVore Fidelity office is among the most comfortable—and comforting—rooms I’ve ever been in. In the center of the high-end audio company’s Brooklyn Navy Yard workspace sits a black leather couch, square up to two of their best-selling O/96 speakers—short, solid units with handsome hardwood exteriors in lace walnut, linked to a turntable spinning, on the day I visit, a lovely Beth Gibbons record from the early 00s. To sit...
Before Glass was a glimmer in Google’s eye, there was Clueless. In the movie, the pager was a quintessential status symbol, one that could sexily hook onto the pocket of a pair of light-wash, high-rise jeans. It was a tip off not just of affluence, but also popularity; anyone who needed to be that accessible had to be liked. And as is the case for most 8th grade girls, that was my main objective—being...

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