• DIY Style

    Dont Fret debuts a gallery inspired by Wicker Park’s bygone DIY scene

    Chicago street artist Dont Fret hopes people feel at home when they visit his Wicker Park gallery space—at least in part because the gallery is located inside Fret’s actual home, an apartment on Damen Avenue filled with vintage furniture and family mementos in addition to the art on the walls.  Inspired by his upbringing amid Wicker Park’s DIY scene as well as time spent living in an artist commune in London, Fret aims to fuse elements of art, food and culture at the half-gallery, half-apartment space, which he’s named Home Away From Home. When it opens to the public on December 10, the gallery will debut “Making Friends With Hungry Ghosts,”…

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  • Fashion

    Fortis Drops Functional Outerwear Inspired by Fishing

    Over the last two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, outdoor activities saw an unprecedented spike in interest, as previously niche recreational pursuits hit the mainstream. Since the pandemic began, a new generation has taken interest in everything from birdwatching to golf and long-distance hiking. Fishing, too, saw a new surge in growth, offering as it did an opportunity for outdoor socializing: according to one report, in the U.K. alone the number of annual rod licence applications surged by more than 120,000 in 2020. It follows, then, that a host of technical brands rooted in the world of fishing also saw a new wave of increased demand since the pandemic. The British…

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