“Everything I commit myself to doing is because I want to do it,” Naomi Campbell says

“Everything I commit myself to doing is because I want to do it,” Naomi Campbell says of her high-performance lifestyle, something she embodies in a captivating new campaign film for Equinox, by visionary photographer Nick Knight and his SHOWstudio. “Sticking to your commitment, following through, consistency, this to me is high performance,” the iconic supermodel explains. The fantasy film, in which Campbell, 48, eventually metamorphoses into an avatar, celebrates the launch of Equinox Hotels, which takes the brand’s 360-degree wellness approach to the luxury travel sector. With American locations set to open in New York this summer, followed by LA, San Francisco and Miami at a later date, Equinox hope to disrupt the luxury hotel industry with this new category that embodies the brand’s philosophy, ‘it’s not fitness, it’s life.’ “Hotels are an obvious extension of this brand,” Campbell feels. “It’s the future, it’s capturing the young generation. The whole world is into being fit and wanting to take care of themselves.” Well, why stop it when you travel? This means regeneration, as much as exertion, she adds: “Calming activity or just nothing at all, sleeping, thes...

Cycle of Rage: New Streetfilms Doc Shows New York’s Bike Infrastructure Is Ultimately a Joke

Cyclists around the world are enjoying a seven-course meal, but New York riders are somehow being tricked into believing they can be sated by Bill de Blasio’s crumbs. We’ve written about how Paris removed a highway to create a much-loved Seine-side sanctuary. We’ve written how London has taken back control of its core by barring cars. We’ve published so much bike porn from Amsterdam that our brake linings are completely worn down. But the latest cause for our fury is the most-recent production by Streetfilms auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr., just back from Utrecht, one of Holland’s great cities. Just watch it below. It’s only five minutes. But it will alter your perceptions about what is possible and how American cyclists and pedestrians have so internalized our oppression by car culture that we can’t even see it as oppression anymore. When you see what was accomplished in Utrecht, it will make you ashamed to live in a city where life-saving quality-of-life improvements are beholden to the interests of the car-owning minority. It will make you disgusted that the Department of Transportation doesn’t even try to build safe cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in Bay Ridge — but offer...