Stonly Baptiste: Creative Mornings on Friday, July 31

It’s what smart companies like One Wheel, Architizer and HandUp all have in common. Urban.Us, a fresh venture fund investing in seed and early stage startups, is co-founded by Stonly Bastiste.  The firm’s growing portfolio currently includes 16 startups, and looks at initiatives that will positively impact 100 cities within five years.  Baptiste reflects the caliber of innovator that CreativeMornings has been bringing to the breakfast table since the inception of its Miami chapter.  In this month’s edition, he will be exploring the theme “Collaborate,” served up with free coffee and BunnieCakes in the Miami Design District.   

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Oliver Sanchez: Swampspace

It is the rare soul who can effortlessly infuse the D.I.Y. spirit into an oversaturated art market without it feeling forced, or worse, corny. It’s a mission undertaken by many, but rarely fulfilled until an actual artist steps in. Cue Oliver Sanchez and Swampspace, a 2009-born contemporary art space in the heart of the Miami Design District. It feels like a bastion of ingenuity, an almost-literal diamond in the rough. Sanchez—founder of Swampspace and a Miami native—is a fabricator and sculptor, helping to build artists’ visions into reality. He’s crafted works for Daniel Arsham, Bhakti Baxter, and Bert Rodriguez—among others—earning him the title “Miami’s best-kept secret” by Ocean Drive.

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David Altmedj: Flux

In the first collaborative exhibition between the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MACM), Flux represents 15 years of transformative works by Montreal native David Altmedj.  This retrospective is arresting in its depiction of humans, animals and otherworldly organic and fantastical things in their various stages of regeneration and decomposition.  Presented in an assortment of plastic display cases, petri dishes, platforms and mounts, viewers might wonder if they’re stepping into a high school science fair or the props room of the next American Horror Story.  Strangely, the takeaway is a surprising feeling of relatability.

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Miami’s First Ever Wine Bar War Showcases the Design District and its Sommeliers

Earlier this summer, the highly-acclaimed event Wine Bar Wars came to the Design District’s Moore Building. It’s the first time the event has ever taken place outside of New York City — and the Design District’s own team reigned victorious.

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Piaget Altiplanto Introduces an All-New Gold Collection

What do you do once the arm party is over? You turn your sartorial eye to a luxury watch that’s so ornate it deserves its own celebration.

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