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The next Instagram phenomenon is the New York launch of Color Factory, the “collaborative interactive exhibit” that had an incredible run in San Francisco. Starting in August, SoHo will be filled with ombré balloons, custom color ice cream scoops, light-up dance floors, and a way to find your “secret color.” The roster of talent involved is phenomenal, including Gossamer favorite Molly Young.
We don’t normally go in for augmented reality apps—the helpful functionality of Ikea’s aside—but Dumb Fun, designer Tim Moore’s collage-inspired iteration, found its way straight to our aesthete’s heart. While we’re not entirely sure what we’re supposed to be doing with it (yet!), looking at the world through Dumb Fun’s floral-filled lens just makes us happy. Plus, you can’t argue with a name like that.
One glaring absence on music streaming services has long been the Drag City catalog. Home to some of the smartest indie rock, folk and alt-country bands over the last 30 years, the label has finally struck a deal with Spotify, TIDAL, and Google Play to let the likes of Smog, Ty Segall, Bill Callahan and, our personal favorite, Silver Jews, be heard. The one exception? It seems Joanna Newsom, who has referred to Spotify as a “villainous cabal,” won’t be appearing on the newly public company’s platform anytime soon.
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