"Maybe it's because
, but I don't think I've ever felt cooler/more '80s at the same time." --Ray Siegel, senior web editor
Jay-Z and Everything
"Whatever he touches just does so f***ing well." --Nick Bloom-Scaglione, digital art director
The artist Mickalene Thomas and her mom
"I've loved Thomas's paintings for years, but at her solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, she also exhibited a video interview with her mom (a frequent subject), that lent a whole new--and very sweet--context to her work for me." --Mallory Rice, senior editor
"This year. Any year. Chanel." Any particular product? "Everything actually. Everything." --Dani Stahl, style editor-at-large
Melody Prochet x Kevin Parker
"Take one French singer. Add in an Aussie fuzz-rock mastermind. The result?
, the debut album from Melody Prochet, which was produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.
may have gotten all the buzz this year (and rightly so--I mean, have you heard "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"?!), but this one more than deserves to bathe in its own hazy glow." --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor
"Hashtag: good daughter?" --Ali Hoffman, web editor
Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama
"High fashion, avant-garde art, and lots of polka dots!" --Kelley Garrard, promotions and marketing designer