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Casio × G-SHOCK × Wildlife Promising – Limited-Edition MT-G Series Mode

Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces its latest collaboration with Wildlife Promising, an authorized nonprofit organization dedicated to African wildlife preservation, on a limited-edition MT-G series model. Inspired by the African Rock Python, the MTGB1000WLP1 boasts a laser etched band, case and bezel covered in a brown, black, and gold python pattern that is meant to mimic the skin of Africa’s largest python.

Influences from the African Rock Python and Wildlife Promising can be seen throughout the collaboration model’s design. The second hand on the dial sports a bright red color to match the color of the snake’s tongue, while the indicator hand at the 9 0’clock position, emulates the triangular pattern that mimics the top of the python’s distinct head. Wildlife Promising branding can be found on the watch band, as well as the case backing, which is etched with the organization’s mantra and logo, “Love The Sea And The Earth.”

Upholding the premium features of the original MTGB1000 base model, the MTGB1000WLP1 arrives with Bluetooth® connectivity and time synchronization via the G-SHOCK Connected app and Multi-Band 6 radio-controlled timekeeping, Tough Solar power, sapphire crystal for enhanced scratch resistance, a dual dial display, and more.

The limited-edition MTGB1000WLP1 also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:

  • Triple G Resist (Shock, Vibration and Centrifugal Force Resistance)
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • LED (Super LED)
  • Stopwatch (24Hr)
  • Daily Alarm
  • Countdown Timer (24Hr)
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • World Time (39TZ / 27Cities + UTC) 

The MTGB1000WLP1, which retails for $1,300 will be available for purchase this December at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

ABOUT WILDLIFE PROMISING

Wildlife Promising is a certified NPO that tackles issues related to wildlife conservation and coexistence among wildlife and people in Africa. Conservation ecology studies are conducted around Nairobi, in the Massai Mara National Reserve, and in northern Kenya, looking at interaction between wild animals and human beings. Based on this academic research, the group seeks to create a better living environment for both wildlife and people by carrying out social action and conservation activities.

ABOUT G-SHOCK

CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up.” www.gshock.com 

ABOUT CASIO AMERICA. INC.

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com/home.

Jason Hyde – Plastic Aquarium

Jason Hyde (JH) invites everyone to come see the exhibition of the Plastic Aquarium, with fishes made of plastic from the ocean, from November 16th until November 27th. Ironic isn’t it? Not so much, as we all know, our oceans are being affected more and more each day by plastic, little by little it is starting to overcome it and harming the wildlife in it.

Jason Hyde, a company with the goal of introducing fashion in a sustainable and eco-friendly way has brought to the market beautiful and  unique products such as jewelry which incorporates charms made from RPO (recycled plastic from the ocean) and unique organic watches whose bands are made with 100% recycled and environmentally friendly materials such as wool, paper, recycled plastic, and cork. Jason Hyde has partnered up with Clean Miami Beach and Plastic Fisherman, nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to organize beach clean ups and raise awareness of the alarming rates in which trash is introduced to our oceans. The exhibition will present, in a fun and unique way, how horrible the circumstances in our oceans are, in hopes to raise awareness and open people’s eyes to reality and to join the movement to save our earth and to live and shop sustainably, in an ecofriendly way.

Jason Hyde stands for sustainability, and stands for upcycling and as we say, there is no TIME to waste.

ABOUT JASON HYDE

Jason Hyde, established its headquarters in Miami in 2018 with the mission to offer customers a new line of watches that captures the essence of style, fashion and upcycling. Jason Hyde embraces innovation and sustainability by utilizing a collection of 100% recycled materials that have been specially selected from around the world. These include Wool, Paper, Recycled Plastic and Cork and RPO charms, charms made from recycled plastic from the ocean. For more information contact info@jasonhyde.com or visit www.jasonhyde.com.

The Untitled Space Launches Online Art Boutique – Make An Offer

The Untitled Space is pleased to announce the launch of “Make An Offer” on our online Art Boutique, allowing collectors to name their own price, which is then presented to each artist for consideration. Make an Offer is now available on a wide selection of artworks available via the gallery. Discover and collect paintings, sculptures, photography, printmaking, drawings, and mixed media, as well as limited-edition prints by our artists. We are pleased to offer gallery pick-up as well as delivery to locations in the US and abroad.

Visit us online for more info and to view collections by artists including Fahren Feingold, Sarah Maple, Indira Cesarine, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Rebecca Leveille, Miss Meatface, Tina Maria Elena Bak, Trina Merry, Meg Lionel Murphy, Lynn Bianchi, Robin Tewes, Christina Massey, Meegan Barnes, Ashley Chew, Katie Commodore, Dolly Faibyshev, Robyn Gibson, Logan White, Lauren Edrich, Tom Smith, Anne Barlinckhoff, and Katya Zvereva among many others.

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*All offers on artwork will be considered although the gallery and artists have a right to negotiate or refuse any offers on a case by case basis. 

FEATURED ARTISTS

TINA MARIA ELENA BAKE 

A Solo Exhibition
Presented by The Untitled Space
In Collaboration with Fleur Du Mal
175 Mott Street, NYC
August 11 – December 31, 2020

THE PEEP SHOW

The Untitled Space is pleased to announce the solo show of works by artist Tina Maria Elena Bak presented in collaboration with luxury New York-based ready-to-wear and lingerie brand Fleur du Mal has been extended to December 31, 2020. Tina Maria Elena Bak’s works on paper are currently on display at “The Peep Show,” Fleur du Mal’s gallery space located within their boutique at 175 Mott Street in Soho, Manhattan. “The Peep Show” premiered a number of new works on paper, as well as a large selection of original paintings by the artist that have never been exhibited before. A limited edition t-shirt collection has additionally been created in celebration of the exhibition, with 15% proceeds supporting FREE ARTS.

Tina Maria Elena Bak watercolors premiered in the US at The Untitled Space’s “EDEN” installation and exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show at The UN Plaza in 2019. She has since been featured in several other group shows presented by The Untitled Space including “BODY BEAUTIFUL,” “The Female Gaze on Love, Lust and Longing” at Superfine Art Fair, as well as the Art4Equality benefit group show and auction in 2020. Her paintings have additionally been featured in a number of international publications including Glamour Magazine, The Washington Post, Metal Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among many others.

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Artwork by Artist Tina Maria Elena Bak, Featured in “The Peep Show” presented by Fleur Du Mal and The Untitled Space.

INDIRA CESARINE

Artist In Residence Solo Exhibition
Presented by The Parlor NYC
In Collaboration with The Untitled Space
October 29, 2020 – August 31, 2021

The Parlor NYC
160 Madison Avenue, NYC 10013
(Entrance on 33rd Street)

THE PARLOR NYC

The Parlor NYC is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by artist in residence Indira Cesarine on view by appointment through August 31, 2021. The exhibition, which is presented in collaboration with The Untitled Space gallery, is the inauguration of their resident artist series presented annually at the newly opened 13,000 sq ft luxury wellness space located in the heart of the NoMad Design District at 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.

The Parlor NYC’s artist residency uniquely fuses the luxury wellness community with contemporary art. The exhibition presents a collection of over 70 works in a variety of mediums including photography, printmaking, and mixed media neon artwork created by the artist between 1993-2020. Many early works on paper, including a number of intaglio etchings created in the 1990s are being exhibited for the first time. Known for her empowering feminist themes, Indira Cesarine’s artwork engages a narrative of social discourse and art activism. Cesarine’s artwork has been featured internationally at many galleries, museums, and festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mattatuck Museum, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Paul Mellon Art Center, CICA Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few.

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Indira Cesarine “The Labyrinth” Exhibit artwork, The Untitled Space, New York March – April 2020

LOREN ERDRICH

An Online Solo Exhibition
Presented by The Untitled Space
September 3 – December 3, 2020

The Untitled Space is pleased to present an online solo show of works by artist Loren Erdrich curated by Indira Cesarine. The online exclusive premiered on September 3, 2020 and is on view through December 3, 2020. New York based artist Loren Erdrich explores through mediums of painting, sculpture, and her latest “Isolation” drawings a personal universe which is soft, subtle, and venerable, while equally emphasizing the strength and fluidity of her favored element, water. Her mysteriously romantic portraits of humans, animals, and environments let the imagination flow, as she vividly points out with a favorite quote, “Let the body think of the Spirit as streaming, pouring, rushing, and shining into it from all sides” – Plontius

Loren Erdrich received an MFA from the Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been awarded residencies at the Jentel Foundation, Burren College of Art, Santa Fe Art Institute, thrice at Art Farm Nebraska, Sculpture Space and the Vermont Studio Center. Notable accomplishments include publication in ARTMAZE Mag’s Autumn Issue 14, and exhibitions with Proto Gomez and Field Projects in New York, Wasserman Projects in Detroit and The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington. Erdrich frequently collaborates with the poet Sierra Nelson, coauthoring the award winning “I Take Back the Sponge Cake” (published by Rose Metal Press) and “Isolation” (forthcoming in 2020). Erdrich lives and works in New York, NY.

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Artwork by Loren Erdrich , The Untitled Space Gallery, New York

Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness

A Group Show & Public Art Series
Presented by The Untitled Space in Collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality

EXHIBITION ON VIEW ONLINE

September 26 – December 18, 2020

The Untitled Space group exhibition and public art series “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” presented in collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality is now available to view online through December 18, 2020. The two-part exhibition featured an empowering public art series of 10 billboards each by different artists which launched week of September 21, 2020 in a variety of locations throughout New York City, to coincide with the gallery exhibition which was on view from September 26 – November 3, 2020 at The Untitled Space featuring the work of over 50 contemporary artists. Revolving around the theme of “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” the public art series and group exhibition curated by Indira Cesarine features works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture inspired by the words “Equality,” “Life,” “Liberty,” and “The Pursuit of Happiness”.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Alexandra Rubinstein, Alison Stinley, Alysia Davis, Ann Lewis, Anne Barlinckhoff, Annika Connor, April Fitzpatrick, Ashley Chew, Buket Savci, Cabell Molina, Coco Dolle, D’nae Harrison, Dan Alvarado, Daniel Aros-Aguilar, Danielle Siegelbaum, Daryl Daniels, David Siever, Dessie Jackson, Devynity Wray, Diana Zipeto, Dolly Faibyshev, Donna Bassin, Egypt H., Fahren Feingold, Faustine Badrichani, Geoffrey Stein, Hana Zhang, Indira Cesarine, Jamia Weir, Jared Freschman, Jodie Herrera, Joel Tretin, Jose Baez, Karen Bystedt, Katya Zvereva, Kim McCarty, Leah Schrager, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Lola Jiblazee, Lynn Bianchi, Meg Lionel Murphy, Michele Pred, Osaze Stigler, Panteha Abareshi, Paolo Morales, Q’shaundra James, Rachel Van Der Nacht, Rebecca Bird, Robin Tewes, Robyn Gibson, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Sarupa Sidaarth, Travis Rueckert, Tslil Tsemet, Valerie Carmet, and Vaughan Larsen.

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ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE

The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2015, the gallery features an ongoing curation of exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary-pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committed to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of women in art as well as special events aligned with our creative vision. Website

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Stefflon Don – Can’t Let You Go

British rapper, singer and songwriter Stefflon Don releases her new single “Can’t Let You Go  with Quality Control Music/Motown. “Can’t Let You Go” is Stefflon Don’s latest single, inspired by the lust you feel for someone, even if they aren’t right for you. This track follows her long-awaited single “Move. “Move” has already been streamed millions of times and received critical praise from the likes of FADER, Complex, Clash and NME.

When asked about the inspiration for her latest single, Stefflon Don said, “For this track, I wanted to lean into my natural singing voice and also experiment with doing some of the melodies in Yoruba. The overall vibe of the track is underpinned by a sultry Afro Beats sound. I always love to fuse all of my cultural influences into my work, because I am very much inspired by different parts of the world.”

Stefflon Don rose to widespread fame with her debut single “Hurtin Me” with French Montana. “Hurtin Me” earned an immense 2.3 billion streams and 444 million views. To date, Stefflon Don can boast 5.78 billion streams in her whole discography. In addition, her list of collaborators includes Future, Lil Kim, Skepta, Mariah Carey, Sean Paul, Skepta and Charli XCX.

“Can’t Let You Go” is Stefflon Don’s second release this year after “Move,” her first new music in 2020. Released last month, Move was praised by Clash Magazine as a “confident dancehall-fueled roller that taps into carnival energy.” Join the praise and be sure to follow the international sensation’s newest hits.

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Dim Mak and Meta Threads Enter the Neon Future

Groundbreaking fashion brand DIM MAK announced the October 19th debut of an exclusive cross-over apparel collaboration with Meta Threads, a leading e-sports lifestyle brand, that will feature original artwork from “Neon Future,” the critically acclaimed sci-fi WEBTOON & comic book series created by 2x Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki and Impact Theory Studios. In addition, the collaboration is the first of its kind crossing over with elements from music, fashion, e-sports and futuristic sci-fi comic art.

Steve Aoki, Dim Mak’s founder and creative director, was the driving force in bringing this visionary collaborative collection to life. “My obsession with mixing sci-fi into fashion and music all started when I was a kid reading comic books,” stated Aoki. “I’m thrilled to have Dim Mak collaborate with Meta Threads to showcase the mind-blowing artwork from my ‘Neon Future’ comic series.”  

So, to celebrate the launch, Meta Threads and Steve Aoki will host an invitational “Call of Duty Warzone” Tournament spotlighting some of the most electrifying streamers from e-sports, music and pro sports world. Steve Aoki alongside his Rogue Esports teammates and others will be live streaming their vantage points throughout the 16-squad tournament. Therefore, the event will be live streamed from Meta Thread’s Twitch Channel on October 19, 2020 at 4pm PST.  Winners will receive cash and apparel prizes. Also, spectators will have the opportunity to win apparel and other goodies via “in-chat,” giveaways. Prizing to include peripherals from ASUS Republic of Gamers, A-40 headsets from ASTRO Gaming, premium chairs by AKRacing, digital gift cards from KontrolFreak, and Neon Future Comics.  

About the Collaboration:

The apparel collaboration features 14 unique designs spanning graphic t-shirts, sports jerseys, hoodies, windbreakers, and basketball shorts ($45-$120); which were co-designed by the Dim Mak and Meta Threads studios featuring original artwork from the critically acclaimed sci-fi series “Neon Future” created by Steve Aoki, Tom Bilyeu (Impact Theory CEO) and Eisner winner Jim Krueger. Additionally, the collection features series artwork of the “Neon Future” main characters “Kita Sovee (modeled after Steve Aoki),” “Clay Campbell” and “Dee” as well as covers and panel art from actual episodes from the series.  

“Neon Future” is set roughly 30 years in the future in a dystopian version of America that has outlawed advanced technology. A civil war is brewing between the Augmented, an oppressed class of people who have chosen to integrate technology into their bodies, and the Authentic, who have not.  The resistance movement “Neon Future” is led by the mysterious Kita Sovee (a character modeled after Aoki), who strives to bring peace, by showing the world a brighter future in harmony with technology. 

The series is available to read for free at the WEBTOON site and app.

The apparel collaboration will be exclusively available for purchase at www.dimmakcollection.com and www.metathreads.com starting from October 19, 2020.

About Dim Mak:

Founded by DJ and music executive Steve Aoki, Dim Mak is a fashion streetwear brand for the uninhibited adrenaline junkies and lovers of the same punk skate LA-subcultures Aoki thrived on during his youth. Aoki named his record label and subsequent fashion brand “Dim Mak” as anod to Bruce Lee’s signature fight move: the touch of death. The name itself acts as a constant reminder to stay focused and to forge his own path. “Do it yourself…by any means necessary.”

About Meta Threads:

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Meta Threads is a leading, forward-facing, apparel brand within the gaming and esports industries. Founded by Steve Nabi and Nicholas Pineda, the company specializes in fusing streetwear aesthetic with gaming culture. The brand is dedicated to inspiring the community through a well curated mix of men’s & women’s apparel, accessories and gaming specific luggage. Also, Meta works exclusively with select clients and offers services that include custom product development, design, manufacturing, and fulfillment. For more information, visit Meta Threads at www.metathreads.com.

About Neon Future / Impact Theory:

Impact Theory is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change by creating, cultivating and monetizing culturally-relevant content focused on human empowerment. The company’s mission is to end poverty or poor mindset by enriching our society with ideas and objectives that positively impact the world. Impact Theory is committed to bringing together some of the most talented creators, writers, and artists in the industry to tell stories of human potential.

The studio produces unscripted and scripted entertainment programming distributed through multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Facebook Watch, iTunes and Stitcher. In 2018, the scripted division released “Neon Future,” its first comic book series created in partnership with two-time Grammy nominated DJ & Producer Steve Aoki. “Neon Future” is set roughly 30 years in the future in an America that has outlawed advanced technology.  The series explores relevant themes of culture, technology and where the human species is headed on a much deeper level.   “Neon Future” is available to read on WEBTOON and available at retailers nationwide.

Headquartered in Bel Air, CA, Impact Theory is led by founders Tom and Lisa Bilyeu who previously co-founded Quest Nutrition, the billion-dollar company that rose to #2 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. The two have built Impact Theory’s revolutionary in-house media team, producing content that has been viewed more than 100,000,000 times.

About Steve Aoki: 

Steve Aoki, the two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ is one of today’s most successful American cross-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify. As the founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company, and apparel line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki has helped launch the careers of global acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak today counts more than 1,000 official releases from the biggest acts and most buzzing newcomers across EDM, indie rock, hip-hop and beyond over its two-decades-plus discography.

As a solo artist, Aoki boasts a lauded discography that includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which garnered him his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album; hip-hop centric Kolony (2017), and the Neon Future series, which includes Neon Future I (2014, certified gold by the RIAA), Neon Future II (2015), Neon Future III (2018) and the recently released Neon Future IV (April 2020); which has rocketed in streaming to date and received praise from singles such as “Maldad” ft. Maluma and “Let It Be Me” ft. Backstreet Boys. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top 5 world’s highest paid DJ’s and the world’s hardest working DJ, Aoki is “one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world” (Billboard), counting more than 250 tour dates per year.

In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Most recently, Steve Aoki released his critically acclaimed memoir entitled BLUE: The Color of Noise published by St. Martin’s Press. 

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Lanea Tacos and Tequila

Lanea

By Krishan Narsinghani

360 Magazine joined LA’s westside hotspot, Lanea, for an afternoon of taco madness and handcrafted cocktails.

Voted “Best Mexican Food on the Westside” and “Best Cocktail Bar in LA”, Lanea Cocktail and Taco Bar spiced it up for National Taco Day making their to-go options that much easier to pick up to celebrate the delicious holiday. From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, Lanea hosted a Drive-Thru Taco Stand to raise funds for the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund. Customers could walk up or purchase in advance to pick up there order at an easily accessible drive-thru, located in the adjacent alley. There, guests could indulge in their favorite street tacos made to order from Chef Petra herself. Lanea offered free tacos to all firefighters and frontline workers as a courtesy for all their dedication and hard work during these times. Furthermore, the restaurant offered one free taco (of your choice) with the purchase of any hand-crafted cocktail ($9). A portion of all sales from National Taco Day went to the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund.

A number of items at the National Taco Day Drive-Thru were offered including their “Taco & Tequila Happy Hour,” menu which featured tacos starting at $2 and canned or frozen cocktails starting at $9 (regularly $13). Happy hour specials also include $3 Chips & Pico de Gallo, $6 Chips & Guacamole and $4 Consome, which is bone broth with chipotle chickpeas, onion, and cilantro. Pick up their new “Hot Stuff,” homemade 4 oz. hot sauces, Salsa Verde and Salsa Rojo retailing at only $4.99, as well as their premium Tequila and Mezcal “Jet Fuel” Flights. The flights come with a sipping cup copita, sal gusano and an orange slice for your enjoyment. View the full selection of flights here.

Located two blocks from the beach, Lanea is a spirit-driven cocktail bar and restaurant with an extensive variety of over 400 hand-selected mezcals and tequilas. Their authentic Mexican cuisine is prepared by Petra Zavaleta, who hails from Tepeaca, Puebla, and rose to foodie fame with her underground barbacoa pop-ups, and later opened their eatery Barbakush in East L.A. Praised as one of the best Mexican eateries on the Westside, Petra and her family source their lamb locally from Chino Hills and prepare their barbacoa in an earthen pit, cooking it slowly over an open fire. Offering several different styles of classic tacos on their handmade-to-order corn tortillas, as well as chips and guacamole, they are the perfect complement to Lanea’s unique cocktail menu.

“This year has already been a crazy year for us all and the addition of a record breaking pre-start to fire season elevates the stress on our firefighters and frontline workers,” says Lanea Proprietor Peter Trinh. “Petra and I, alongside our other partners, are really thankful and humbled by the local support as we continue to offer a safe, affordable outlet for the local community. So we wanted to do something to help us all band together to support and thank our firefighters and frontline workers further. Please join us on National Taco Day and check out our new to-go small batched canned cocktails, or our handmade gluten-free tacos, and help us support our hard-working firefighters.”

Lanea’s hand-crafted cocktails are still available to-go, and their Summer menu additions are here to stay. Sip on one of their frozen drinks such as the Horchata Colada crafted with Santa Teresa Rum, pineapple, horchata, almond milk and coconut, the Third Street Sling made with Hibiscus Patron Tequila, fresh lemon, passionfruit, and pineapple, or the Jungle Bird Scooter crafted with Vida Mezcal, fresh lemon, ginger, and campari. Starting at only $9, enjoy a variety of signature canned cocktails such as the Paloma made with The Chainsmokers’ JAJA Tequila (must try!) containing grapefruit tonic and Aperol, or the Margarita with Cazadores tequila, fresh lime, demerara, and orange liqueur.

Hamilton Introduces New Range of Pilot Watches

As any professional pilot will attest, there is nothing quite like the freedom of flight – bursting through clouds at 10,000 feet, the cockpit flooding with light as you arc upwards into the clear blue sky. But that freedom is based on technical calculations that a true aviator must be able to make with or without the aid of cockpit instruments.

At Hamilton, we’ve provided the flying community with the precision timepieces they need for over a century, from the first U.S. Airmail service in 1918 to today’s daredevil air racers. With the Khaki Aviation Converter, we’re enabling crucial flying calculations to be performed on the wrist of modern aviators.

The watch’s distinguishing feature is a bi-directional rotating bezel, whose logarithmic gradations interact with the fixed scale around the dial, creating a ‘slide rule’ enabling mathematical calculations while in flight. This can be applied to critical factors like airspeed, distance, fuel consumption, rate of climb or descent and flight time – in fact, it follows the same principles as the E6B “Whiz Wheel”, a paper flight computer that’s still used widely in pilot training today.

The slide-rule bezel is also handy for carrying out various unit conversions: kilometers/nautical miles, pounds/kilograms, feet/meters for instance, or currency conversions for those flying internationally.

Already a powerful tool, the 42mm automatic version of the Khaki Aviation Converter steps up the game with a balance spring made of NivachronTM alloy, an exclusive new material with superior resistance to magnetic fields. In the cockpit, having a watch unaffected by magnetic forces is critical, and by adding this superior balance spring alloy, we ensure precision in any environment. Military pilots’ watches were the first to include anti-magnetic technology that countered the fields generated by radar instruments.

A sleek black dial houses the H-10 automatic movement with 80 hours of power reserve, and is available on a brown and black leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.

If you’re looking to add even more function to your Khaki Aviation Converter, choose our 44mm GMT designed with a blue dial and available with brown leather strap or bracelet. Powered by our H-14 movement, it includes 80 hours of power reserve, perfect for the globetrotting adventurer.

The Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic Chronograph rounds out the collection with its H-21-Si movement. Using a high-tech silicon balance spring, it negates the powerful magnetic forces found around airplane cockpits and flight decks.

The Khaki Aviation Converter is a combination of Swiss engineering and high demanding aviation equipment.

ABOUT HAMILTON WATCHES

Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Hamilton watches combine the American spirit with the unrivalled precision of the latest Swiss movements and technologies. Known for its innovative design, Hamilton has a strong foothold in Hollywood, with products appearing in more than 500 films. The brand also boasts a strong aviation heritage. Hamilton is a member of the Swatch Group, the largest watch manufacturer and distributor in the world.

Khaki Aviation Converter Auto (4 styles)

Pricing: $1,095 – 1,195 USD

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Khaki Aviation Converter Auto Chrono (3 styles)

Pricing: $1,995 – 2,145

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Khaki Aviation Converter GMT Auto (2 styles)

Pricing: $1,445 – 1,495

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Ruel – say it over × Cautious Clay

On the heels of announcing his new EP Bright Lights, Red Eyes, Ruel returns to share a new offering from the project. “say it over” featuring Cautious Clay is another glimpse into Ruel’s sonic world, with him and Cautious Clay trading vocals duties. The track is produced by Ruel’s frequent collaborator M-Phazes and follows the previously-released single “as long as you care.”

Bright Lights, Red Eyes is out October 23rd via RCA Records. The EP was written entirely in Paris and is the third release from Ruel following last year’s Free Time, which MTV described as “an accomplished reflection of Ruel’s stated influences, contemporary touchstones, and his own, growing voice.”

Speaking on the inspiration behind the EP, Ruel says: “I want to get across that this project is another step forward in maturity for me. Free Time was a step up from Ready, and this Bright Lights, Red Eyes EP is a step up again. This project was a stream of consciousness when I was writing it at the time, and I feel like that’s the way all projects and songs are for me. They are moments in time. This project isn’t who I am right now as I wrote these songs last year, but it’s the most mature you’ve ever heard me and it was me, in that moment in time. The songs I’m writing now will be more mature again, and I love that my fans can come on this journey with me as I grow.” 

Ruel also shot over 70 pieces of content for his recently launched RuelVision, a 24-hour online television network featuring unique and fun programs starring himself, from music, cooking and karaoke, to news and lifestyle. The ambitious venture is the largest content-driven artist campaign of 2020, and a testament to Ruel’s continual drive to push creative boundaries and offer fun and unexpected content for his fans. The network is live now here, with on demand access available when you pre-order Bright Lights, Red Eyes.

Following that, Ruel has grand plans for his highly-anticipated debut album. He’s working closely with M-Phazes and THIEF (both of whom have nurtured Ruel since his debut single), ensuring that the full-length will be an organic affair. “It’s a lot more layered, I want each project to have more meaning and purpose,” Ruel says. “I want to reflect on something important in my life, and give across a message that if people are feeling the same way that I am, it’s okay.” It’s hard to believe, but Ruel’s story is just beginning – and the next chapter looks brighter than ever.

Listen to “say it over” and pre-order Bright Lights, Red Eyes above and stay tuned for more from Ruel coming soon.

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Sweden Tourism Photography Credits to Martin Edström

Visit Sweden’s Healing Through Nature

Lockdowns, isolation, and working from home have caused elevated levels of stress for many people: 45% of Americans say they experience anxiety because of the pandemic, according to a UN report. But there are ways to alleviate the stress. Research shows that spending time in nature lowers stress levels – one of the many benefits of grabbing a few minutes to enjoy some greenery or planning a getaway in the great outdoors.

The positive effects were tested through Visit Sweden’s very own initiative, “The 72-Hour Cabin.” With participants from major cities who had demanding jobs, participants were examined before and after spending three consecutive days in the Swedish countryside where they slept in glass cabins next to water. The study proved that being outdoors surrounded only by nature dramatically reduced negative emotions and lowered stress levels.

In Sweden, 70% of the country is covered with forest, and nature is easy to reach, with open fields and meadows, old-growth forests, quiet lakes, miles of coastlines, and thousands of islands. Swedes have a unique Freedom to Roam, The Right of Public Access (‘Allemansrätt’), which maintains that everyone has the right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land. With this, it is no wonder Swedes maintain an unusually close relationship to nature and draw from the healing power of spending time outside.

“Natural environments are an important resource for meeting the health challenges in our society. Research shows that time spent outdoors reduces negative emotions and stress, and promotes positive emotions, mental recovery, and performance,” says Cecilia Stenfors, a researcher at the Aging Research Center at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and the University of Chicago, USA.

As nature experiences are an effective way to provide a bit of normality after months of pandemic-related stress, anxiety, and loneliness. Below are five ways to incorporate a bit of green in your life, as illustrated by the Swedes:

  • You only need twenty minutes in nature to reduce stress, so there is no excuse not to pop outside for a few moments, even a lunch time walk will help clear your mind.
  • Boost your mental health by taking your meal outside. Swedes dine al fresco nearly all year round and enjoy foraging in nature’s own pantry. For inspiration, check out Visit Sweden’s outdoor dining and do-it-yourself cooking concept, Edible Country.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities like the Swedes with cooking, hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking, all of which have proven long-lasting effects on their well-being.
  • According to a meta-analysis from the University of East Anglia, published in Environmental Research, nature can lower your blood pressure, cortisol, and heart rate. For those living in cities, even surrounding yourself with indoor plants or even gazing at pictures or videos of nature can be soothing. 
  • When the time is right, book a trip to enjoy Sweden’s lush landscape and stay high up in the Tree Hotel, or experience a glass cabin, house boat, or maybe even a lighthouse.

BERNINA × Fashion By Events – Virtual Fashion Show

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is proud to announce they are the title sponsor of the upcoming Fashion By Events virtual fashion show. The show will showcase a diverse group of designers while celebrating a global industry that has been hit hard because of the pandemic. The three day virtual event will be held October 15-17.

Schedule of events:

  • Thursday, October 15 – Fashion By Texas. Fashion By Events and BERNINA of America will kick off the event with a showcase of Texas-based designers. Viewers will get a front row seat to witness the best of the Lone Star State.
  • Friday, October 16 – Fashion By Black Designers. The second day will feature a special show that will include over 30 talented black designers with unique perspectives from across the United States. Viewers will be able to celebrate and cheer these designers on as they showcase their impressive designs.
  • Saturday, October 17 – Fashion By Global. The weekend will close with a show unlike anything ever produced in fashion. Fashion By Global will feature more than 250 designers from around the globe during a 24-hour fashion show marathon. It will be the largest industry collaboration with designers from countries like Egypt, Pakistan, the UK, Australia, Nigera, Mexico and so many more.

“We are are incredibly proud to be the title sponsor of such a diverse and special show,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “At BERNINA, we have always believed that creativity knows no bounds and this event is a perfect example of that. We hope that the diverse talent from around the world will inspire the viewers at home to push their creative limits.”

Tickets can be purchased online with a “pay what you can” price point with a suggested minimum donation of $25. A single donation will grant you access to all three events. You can also follow BERNINA of America’s Facebook and Instagram pages for live teaser broadcasts leading up to the event.

For more information on Fashion By Events and to purchase a ticket, please visit FashionByEvents.com.

For more information on BERNINA of America, please visit BERNINA.com. To learn more about BERNINA of America’s involvement with Fashion By Events, please visit WeAllSew.com.

About BERNINA

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on FacebookInstagramPinterest and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com.

About Fashion By Events

Founded in 2009 with the launch of the first-ever Austin Fashion Week, Fashion By Events has morphed into one of the largest fashion event production companies in the world. Critically acclaimed shows like Austin Fashion Week, Fashion By Dallas, Fashion By Houston, Trend Setters in Los Angeles, Moda X Australia, Moda X Mexico, Moda X South Asia and more, Fashion By Events has continued to create opportunities for emerging and established fashion brands across the globe. Follow Fashion By Events on Instagram andFacebook along with visiting them online at fashionbyevents.com.