Tyler Watamanuk

sitting pretty

Sitting Pretty: The Agile and Artful Playfulness of the Bardi’s Bowl Chair

The chair is "a reflection of the late architect’s vibrant spirit and a creative fusion of her two cultures."
Tyler Watamanuk
3.14.19
Design

Sitting Pretty: Would You Buy a Sneaker-Inspired Chair?

Vans + Modernica = maximum hypebeast comfort.
Tyler Watamanuk
3.1.19
Design

Sitting Pretty: The Grail-Level Chair That Looks Like a Pair of Damn Scissors

In the first installment of his hyperspecific new interior design column, Tyler Watamanuk explores the Scissors Chair.
Tyler Watamanuk
2.13.19
Art

Artist Simon Freund Questions the Self-Portrait...and Your Outfit

Freund's new photo series plays with the concept of the "signature uniform."
Tyler Watamanuk
9.20.18
right now

MoMA and Yayoi Kusama Team up on Extremely Limited-Edition Skate Decks

Kusama altered the designs by hand-painting the mockups!
Tyler Watamanuk
8.31.18
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Yes, My Spiritually Deformed Fashionistas: Sandals Can Be “Brutalist”

A new shoe makes claims on a frequently misused art term.
Tyler Watamanuk
8.24.18
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Adidas & Mark Gonzales Revisit Radical ’90s Performance Art—For Sneakers!

Skating is performance art and sneakers are my paintbrush!
Tyler Watamanuk
8.22.18
Design

IKEA & Per B. Sundberg Want You to Put Ugly Things in Your Apartment

The new collaboration brings the ugly-chic fashion trend to home goods.
Tyler Watamanuk
8.20.18
Fashion

In Fashion, Bootlegging Is No Longer Something to Hide, but to Flout

Brands from Fendi to Supreme are making it cool to look like your clothing is fake.
Tyler Watamanuk
4.17.18
Fashion

The New Wave of the Merch Trend Is Highbrow as Hell

Adjust your monocle: it's time to rep "The New Yorker," the "New York Times," and the Museum of Modern Art.
Tyler Watamanuk
2.1.18
Fashion

Bootleggers Are Making Knockoff Designer Sneakers That Don't Even Exist IRL

Entrepreneurial hypebeasts are turning dream collaboration sneakers into unauthorized realities.
Tyler Watamanuk
1.18.18
Fashion

Why Are T-Shirts Covered in So Much Stuff?

The streetwear staple has gone maximalist.
Tyler Watamanuk
1.2.18