Hypnopompic by Kustaa Saksi

Hypnopompic by Kustaa Saksi

Finnish-born, Amsterdam-based graphic artist Kustaa Saksi creates abstract, dream-like, and fantastical illustrations that, as well as gracing gallery walls across the world, have been featured in campaigns for brands such as Nike, Lacoste, and Issey Miyake. His work has appeared in the pages of the New York Times and even on the stamps of the … Continue reading

In Pictures: Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

In Pictures: Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

Have you noticed that neon lights are disappearing from our cities? Those giant flashing lights you see in places like Times Square are produced nowadays by LED, not the sliced and twisted gas-filled tubes of years ago. For years, the old, disused neon lights of Las Vegas lay abandoned in an old YESCO production lot, … Continue reading

A Culinary Visit to the Riviera Maya

A Culinary Visit to the Riviera Maya

I’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive resort before — it’s not really what I imagined to be my scene — so I had no preconceived notions of the quality, or lack thereof, of the culinary offerings at one. When I visited IBEROSTAR Grand Paraíso*, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, last month, I was told that achieving … Continue reading

Misandry at Marlton House

Misandry at Marlton House

Here is Room 214 of the newly opened (but still in a soft opening phase) The Marlton. This was Valerie Solanas’ room when she shot Andy Warhol in 1968. But that’s not all the history contained within the walls of 5 West 8th Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. Jack Kerouac holed up here while … Continue reading

Hotel Spy: Downtown Mexico

Hotel Spy: Downtown Mexico

The entrance, on Isabela la Católica, to Downtown Mexico. The hotel, a Grupo Habita property, is housed in a 17th-century palace and offers a budget hostel option as well as the boutique hotel. When I stayed there: September 2012 Location: Historic Center of Mexico City Number of Rooms: 17 Eating and Drinking: Two courtyard restaurants … Continue reading