The pause on architectural tourism we travel lovers were forced to experience last year seems to be showing optimistic signs of change, as EXPO 2020 Dubai has debuted (in spite of a one year delay) and it did not disappoint. Enthusiasm has quickly built as representatives from across the globe...

Inviting his audience to reflect on the social and historical complexities of his heritage, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’ latest series is a collection of carved, totemic stone sculptures that reflect on the complex history of the North American continent and the Mesoamerican civilizations that inhabited it—imbued with political charge, it...

New Yorkers can look forward to a breathtaking experience at the soon-to-be-opened Summit One Vanderbilt. The observation deck in Midtown Manhattan will feature levitation boxes and glass elevators. The 65,000 square foot observation deck along with tits breathtaking views occupy multiple floors designed by the brilliant minds at Kohn Pederson Fox.     Visitors...

Washington, D.C. is the home of the U.S. National Arboretum whose mission is to "enhance the economic, environmental, and aesthetic value of ornamental and landscape plants through long-term, multi-disciplinary research, conservation of genetic resources, and interpretative gardens and exhibits." Trahan Architects and Reed Hilderbrand were selected as the designers for...

At Thailand's season-long festival Moonbaan Wonder, which highlights the country's cultures, arts, music, food, tastes, talents, and unique identity, architectural firm Bangkok Project Studio invites you to take The Walk. The firm, led by Boonserm Premthada, built an elevated red walkway that was envisioned with the goal to increase appreciation for the minute things...

As lover's of all things fashion, IDF shares a delightful new exhibit. V&A Dundee's major exhibition titled Mary Quant is the first international retrospective on the iconic British designer who disrupted the fashion establishment, captured the spirit of London in the 1960s, and started a fashion revolution that a whole...

Moving Dunes is a temporary art installation on Montreal's Avenue de Musée imagined and brought to life by NÓS, a Canadian design firm. As winner's of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MBAM-Musée des Beaux-Arts) annual selection for this type of exhibition, NÓS created an empirical optical illusion on this busy...

IDF was just entranced with The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) new exhibition opening on December 20th called Moth to Cloth: Silk in Africa, which presents silk textiles from Ghana, Nigeria, and Madagascar.  The focused exhibition spotlights the centuries-old sub-Saharan tradition of silk production through indigenous and imported practices. The...

IDF was excited to explore this refreshing take on the subject of consumerism through creative projects. Studio DRIFT’s Lonneke Gordign and Ralph Nauta engaged in a process they termed “de-producing”, where they broke apart and reprocessed man-made items such as a Russian AK-47, a Volkswagen Beetle, an iPhone 4, and...

London’s National Gallery will be the first major museum to reopen in the UK on July 8, as the country’s cultural institutions begin to emerge from months of lockdown. “As the nation’s gallery, we feel it is imperative we open our doors as soon as we are safely able to...

After months of lockdown, travelers the world over are looking forward to once again heading for the airport and jetting off somewhere glamorous and inspiring. Soon, there will be even more reason to get excited, thanks to four newly commissioned artworks by major international artists Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura...

If Japanese traditional bamboo work has moved from being a folk craft into a recognized contemporary art form, then Nakatomi Hajime (b. 1974) is one of the leaders of the evolution. Bamboo has a special place in the culture and rituals of Japan, symbolizing vitality, prosperity, and courage. For centuries,...

Infused with the legacy of the Spanish heritage, Cartagena is a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, with beautiful beaches and breathtaking colonial architecture. The historic old town is a popular port of call for cruise ships, boasting a lively marketplace full of traditional Colombian artisans and yummy treats. These days,...

From outdoor adventures to ultra-chic lodging, here are some the best hotels to stay across the country as recommended by EV editors.     The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga   Set on 30,000 acres amid the unspoiled Sierra Madre range, this western resort executes the luxury dude ranch concept with impeccable skill: think...

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first...

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces the exhibition Bending The Lines, featuring new works by Gil Bruvel with an opening reception on March 21st 5-8 PM at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. Gil Bruvel subtly encompasses different concepts, primarily expressing a sublime, mundane subject—Nature. Yet, Bruvel’s technical skills and knowledge of colors reveal the...

Modern Forms, by award-winning photographer Nicolas Grospierre, is a new publication edited by Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone, celebrating the 200-photograph archive that chronicles the photographer’s substantial visual collection of modernist architecture around the globe.   Grospierre, who is now based in Warsaw, interestingly, doesn’t have art, architecture or photography training. He started his career studying political science at...

I was introduced to this sport by my friends at The Elephant Story, a wonderful and whimsical venue in Comfort, Texas dedicated to wildlife preservation and whose owners are deeply driven by their love of animals. They are so passionate, in fact, that the store is the only The World Elephant...

CAPTIVATING, COLORFUL AND DYNAMIC, THE work of SENÉN LLANOS TRANSFORMS CELESTIAL BODIES INTO COLLAGES OF COLOR AND TEXTURE THAT INSPIRE, PROVOKE AND GENUINELY BLOW ONE’S MIND.   Emerging artist Senén Llanos is a self-taught photographer making a splash in New York City. The artist began experimenting with photography while studying computer science...

His unusual aesthetic and the grandeur of his pieces set him apart in Austin’s local art scene, while his deep appreciation for the classics, combined with his high standards and sensibility towards visual arts in modern times, make him an artist to be observed by generations. EV deeply admires and...