Emily Chang Archive

Stepping It Up

By: Emily Chang

Catching Rick Owens’ spring 2014 “Vicious” collection online Thursday night, I was struck by a strangely enlightening feeling when I watched. Here I was, ensconced in my apartment in Minneapolis, which is geographically nowhere near Paris, and this 11-minute distraction from studying human DNA gave me an entirely mind-blowing sense of an evolution under foot. […]

Bungee Up

By: Emily Chang

A bag of goodies recently arrived at A+R. When I opened it, I saw the colorful, utility-roped bag bolos from Karen Kimmel Studios, instantly fell in love, and now want to see the knotted paracord—reminiscent of its outdoorsy bungee brother—with its golden hardware everywhere: clipped on my key ring as I unlock the door to […]

Tune In: Jay-Z’s Art Attack

By: Emily Chang

It’s always so encouraging when creative geniuses are sharing what inspires them with the world. Even more so when it comes on an almost daily basis. Entrepreneur and hip hop mogul Jay-Z is intent on giving the public a piece of his mind with his blog, Life And Times, which covers everything from fashion to […]

Human Pods and Tranquil Havens

By: Emily Chang

Desperate for privacy, a cocoon-like pod provides refuge from the ubiquitous presence always listening. Even then, the space-flying egg is no escape for Dr. Poole and Dr. Bowman from HAL, the menacing machine in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Be it an EVA space pod or under the cover of a bed sheet, humans […]