1. Make & Mary

    What do Oregon, Washington, Colorado, California and Massachusetts all have in common? Marijuana. Finally, the decriminalization and legalization of recreational weed is making its way throughout the U.S. The face of the weed industry is changing and the stigma around it is slowly, but surely becoming obsolete. As weed enters new territories, we’re seeing new and innovative ways to explore both the healing and creative benefits of cannabis. Weed gyms like Power Plant Fitness are popping up in San Francisco and designers are elevating the pot-smoking experience by reimagining artisan paraphernalia for sophisticated smokers. It’s 2016, folks, and cannabis culture is making its way to the mainstream. … Read More

  2. New American Quilts: Artist Carson Davis Brown’s Homage to Corporate Consumption

    Inspired by the tradition of American quilting and the performative technique of détournement, New American Quilts (NAQ) is an ongoing site-specific installation and photographic project by Carson Davis Brown, partially supported through a VSCO Artist Initiative grant. “Simulating branded edifice and the promise of abundance,” Brown creates quilt patterns in the most ubiquitous of big box stores by meticulously stacking, organizing and repositioning everyday items like detergent, sponges and dish towels. He then photographs the ornate displays and prints the images at Walmart’s photo department, using these captured moments to inform the motifs woven into each blanket. … Read More

  3. “Radical by Design” Seal of Approval

    New products come and go, but certain items leave a lasting impression. They are the “greatest hits,” distinctive products designed to elevate outdoor adventure. The perfect combination of form and function. These products are not only innovative, but are also created to look good and feel right for the modern outdoor consumer. They utilize forward-thinking materials in a new way, or they incorporate classic design details into contemporary shapes and silhouettes. … Read More

  4. A Love Letter to the Space Van

    When I was a kid, my parents had a white, heavily rusted Volkswagen camper affectionately called the Cosmic Clunker. In the summer of 1983, we drove it from our home in Western New York to Victoria, British Colombia, so my parents could pursue a lifestyle of seasonal work, smoking pot and sleeping next to the Pacific Ocean. … Read More

  5. RANGE Zine Issue Six: Hello!

    We started RANGE in 2012 with a vision for an evolving project and this season marks the debut of a pocket-sized Winter Issue of RANGE Magazine, as well as an exciting creative hub. The new RANGER Station will focus on education, art and community at Venture Out during Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, UT. … Read More

  6. Earth, Wind and Fire: Ali Beletic’s Expansive Art

    Through her paintings, sculptures and environmental installations, Ali Beletic searches for our latent empathy with nature. Driven by an unwavering conviction that our humanity is best reflected by the natural environment, Beletic uses air, earth, fire and water in combination with organic materials like metal and wood. Weaving ephemeral, sensory elements like light and sound into her installations, she creates physically immersive experiences.  … Read More

  7. New Hues: Plant Dyes, A Modern Field Guide

    When I tell people I dye fabric with plants, they immediately paint me as a some sort of bohemian earth mama. In reality, I‘m more of a type-A workaholic with a love for plants. This perception has more to do with what people have heard about “natural dyes” than first-hand knowledge. Indigo is the only plant dye that’s become a part of mainstream culture, but it’s quickly paving the way for others. … Read More

  8. Designers on Holiday

    This summer, 20 or so creatives will assemble on the Swedish island of Gotland for two weeks and with one goal: to make.

    It will be the third running of Designers on Holiday, a summer camp of sorts created by Tom Gottelier and Bobby Petersen, the duo behind London-based design firm Featuring-Featuring. This year, a new set of campers will add to the creations already scattered about the grounds—a wood burning sauna, a limestone hot tub, a 14-foot sailboat. … Read More