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The Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase
A three-way carrying system that can go from a climb to a conference call
by Emma George
Creating all kinds of outdoor-focused bags—from ripstop cargos to travel packs—Colorado-based Topo Designs (a CH favorite) is well-known and admired for their simple and efficient design, durability and nature-loving manifesto. Rather than complicate...
FOOD + DRINK
Hennessy Black Flor de Jamaica Cocktail
A nuanced summer drink in which hibiscus meets cognac
by Largetail
There's immediate brand recognition when people hear the name Hennessy. For many generations, the brand has been associated with a refined sipping experience. Yet not everybody is aware that Hennessy is a cognac—and that cognac is a region-specific...
TECH
The Wonders of the Leica Q
A compact digital camera delivering all the high performance attributes
by Josh Rubin
It's easy to understand why photographers turn to Leica. Simply put, they're beautifully designed, highly durable and capture superb images. The new Leica Q—a powerful, compact digital camera with a 24MP full frame sensor—lives up to the promise. The...
TECH
CH25: Matt Kenyon
The artist using technology to comment on corporate America
by CH Editors
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, artist Matt Kenyon was equally inspired by the DIY punk aesthetic of the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and his seminal quote “Don’t hate the media—become the media” and Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories...
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CH25: Honoree Announcement
Meet our talented creatives who are shaping the future
by CH Editors
Our first-annual search for inspiring, emerging talent, in partnership with Cadillac has come to a close and we are thrilled to announce our talented CH25 honorees. Across the categories of Design, Technology, Style, Culture or Food and Drink, these...
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Hands-on with the Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool
29 functional instruments, worn on the wrist
by David Graver
Nothing can replace a fully-stocked tool box in terms of effectiveness and safety. However, for those on the go or looking always to be prepared, the Leatherman Tread delivers quick, functional and valued support—in bracelet form. With some 10...
FOOD + DRINK
Obicà Mozzarella Bar, NYC
Fresh buffalo mozzarella like you've never had before (except in Italy)
by Nara Shin
Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an under-the-radar Flatiron gem—one block away from Madison Square Park—that should be on the list for those downtown planning their next work lunch. With restaurants around the world (from Tokyo to London and Rome), the...
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Word of Mouth: Glasgow
With design as a theme, we explore the wonders of Scotland's cultural hub
by CH Contributor
by Leora Novick A country dominated by lush countryside, Scotland is at first glance a mélange of greys and greens. Storm-streaked skies and rolling green waves dotted with grazing sheep are but a hint of the country’s appeal, and Glasgow is leading...
TECH
CH25: George Arriola
An heirloom electronic for the post-smartphone era
by CH Editors
When was the last time you sat down with friends or family and someone’s phone didn’t interrupt? George Arriola and the team at Monohm, wanted to “refocus the users’ attention to real people and the real world.” Their answer was the personal...
CULTURE
Interview: Artist Guy Yanai
Exploring the painter's processes and travel-driven inspirations
by CH Contributor
by Ari Samuel Artist Guy Yanai straddles the fine line between classical painter and contemporary hyphenate. The 35-year-old, Tel Aviv-based artist’s works often depict the whimsical trots of his globe: sailing in the Aeolian Islands off the...
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ANP Quarterly's First Issue in Two Years
An in-depth, varied exploration of the arts in Volume 2, No 8
by CH Contributor
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Returning after a two-year hiatus, ANP Quarterly—founded and published by PM Tenore of lifestyle, surf and skate brand RVCA—releases its first issue of 2015, which also marks the publications’ 10-year anniversary. Beautifully...

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The Wonders of the Leica Q
A compact digital camera delivering all the high performance attributes

It's easy to understand why photographers turn to Leica. Simply put, they're beautifully designed, highly durable and capture superb images. The new Leica Q—a powerful, compact digital camera with a 24MP full frame sensor—lives up to the promise. The...

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The Wonders of the Leica Q
A compact digital camera delivering all the high performance attributes
CULTURE
Elliott Landy's Opening Night
A glamorous collection of images from the famed photographer in a limited edition book

Whether or not you know the name Elliott Landy, you've most certainly seen his work. The photographer has captured iconic rock and roll imagery for decades. From Woodstock (he was the official festival photographer in 1969) to intimate work with Bob...

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Elliott Landy's Opening Night
A glamorous collection of images from the famed photographer in a limited edition book
TRAVEL
Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel
An epic concert hall, art galleries and more in this architectural marvel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

by Ross Belfer Zichron Yaakov might not sit at the top of every visitor's must-see list in Israel. Relatively overshadowed by Holy Land sites and the unbeatable appeal of Tel Aviv, the quaint village—founded in 1882 by Lord Baron Rothschild—is...

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Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel
An epic concert hall, art galleries and more in this architectural marvel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

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Kapital
Patchwork Pocket Socks
$58

Named after Japan's denim capital, Kapital blends American workwear tradition with modern Japanese trends. For their latest collection, the Tokyo-based brand has released these hypnotizing Patchwork Pocket Socks, that—aside from being a vibrant addition to any sock drawer—feature a side-pocket for stashing all kinds of tiny treasures.

Alex Mill + The Surf Lodge Bandana
Surf Lodge Bandana
$45

This cheerful, nautical bandana is the perfect accessory for anyone visiting the Hamptons this summer—or dreaming about it. Made by NYC-based fashion label Alex Mill in collaboration with perennial hot spot The Surf Lodge Montauk, the 100% cotton accessory sports paddles, surfboards and anchors. And yet, its navy and white colorway keeps it classy.

Charlotte Mei
Toast Plate
$55

London-based ceramicist and illustrator Charlotte Mei's blushing Toast Plate has a contagious smile that will throw any morning grumpiness out the window. Be sure to also check out Mei's "Ceramic Selfies"—a service where she makes a sculpture version of you, a friend, or beloved pet.

Everlane + Edible Schoolyard NYC
The Chef Tote
$45

To raise $50,000 for Edible Schoolyard NYC—a non-profit that gives public schools and their students access to healthy food via hands-on gardening and cooking classes—Everlane has partnered with famed local chefs like April Bloomfield for a collection of limited edition tote bags that take their twist on Everlane's slogan "Know your factories. Know your costs." Both collaborators show a passion for transparency, education and quality "ingredients," making it a perfect match. All profits from sales go to Edible Schoolyard NYC.

Artifact Uprising
Layflat Photo Album
$119

Offering a beautiful way to remember this summer's adventures many years into the future is Artifact Uprising's Layflat Photo Album. Preserve your digital photos in timeless book form, made from professional quality papers and a minimalist fabric cover. It makes a particularly thoughtful gift for that one friend or relative who's impossible to shop for.

Hudson Beach Glass
Grey Spike Bowl
$28

These sculptural glass bowls—propped on three small legs—are created by Beacon, NY-based design studio Hudson Beach Glass. With a range of sizes in striking smokey grey, there's a bowl for every occasion.

MB&F + Reuge
MusicMachine 3
$18,157

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, MB&F collaborated with Switzerland’s famous music box maker Reuge with the new MusicMachine 3. Inspired by the TIE Fighter from Star Wars, this futuristic design is the third joint venture by the two companies, and limited to only 99 pieces. The right and left engines hide two roller cylinders that play six famous theme songs (from Star Wars and Mission: Impossible to The Godfather) with each cylinder containing about 1,400 handmade and hand-finished pins.

Andrew Neyer
Sweatshirt™
$35

Cincinnati-based artist and designer Andrew Neyer creates a witty, self-explanatory Sweatshirt™. Tell it like it is in six different colors.

Shelli Markee
Naked Wire People Bookmarks
$80

Handmade in Seattle by silversmith Shelli Markee, the Naked Wire People Bookmark can be used to hold your spot in your current book but is also a miniature work of wire art. Each bookmark is a one-of-a-kind item, complete with private parts.

Herb Lester Associates
How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain
$13

The perfect size to discreetly fit into your wallet, Herb Lester Associates' three-book set, "How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain," ensures you will always order correctly—and avoid feeling embarrassed or offending your waiter while traveling. Listed alphabetically, the thoroughly researched books not only provide helpful translations for dishes and ingredients, but even suggest top spots to eat in each of the three countries. Bon appétit!

Saint Atma
Watercolor Turkish Towel
$72

Brooklyn-based Saint Atma's Blue Dream Watercolor Turkish Towel—made using hand-woven looms in Turkey—can be used as a highly absorbent towel or worn as a scarf. Hand dyed using low impact dyes, it's a beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement piece for the bath or beach.

Fun Time
Paradise Lost T-Shirt
$43

A conceptual label founded in 2011, Fun Time is a brand that creates made-in-Portugal apparel inspired by the team's youth in the '90s. Their 100% cotton "Paradise Lost" T-shirt was designed to shine light on the moment when adolescents bid adieu to innocence.

Pico Pau
Las Sillas Game
$87

There are no rules to Las Sillas. The set of compressed cardboard chairs—created by Pico Pau workshop based in Lubián, Spain—can be stacked, balanced and arranged to whatever train of thought you're having. An opportunity to simply play without any expectation or restriction, this game taps parts of the brain that have been in hibernation and results in ever-changing, mesmerizing forms.

Joinery
Eagle Blanket
$225

Brooklyn boutique Joinery presents a 100% cotton textile blanket handmade in Minas Gerais, Brazil—and the origins are reflected in the unique pattern it flaunts. Joinery's Eagle Blanket, one of their most recognizable wares, is woven on manual looms by artisans in a design that's indigenous to the region. A dying tradition preserved in textiles: no wonder the blankets sell out a few days after the latest small batch arrives.

Peppercotton
Confetti Necklace
$375

Based in Brooklyn, New York and run by two RISD alums, Peppercotton makes costume jewelry that flaunts wild personality in the most sophisticated manner—Swarovski crystals have never been so fun. The brand's handmade Confetti Necklace is a cause for everyday celebration, with a rainbow of stones all wrapped in nylon mesh tubing and finished with silver clasps.

Chapman at Sea
Banana Leaf Bag
$138

Boca Raton, Florida-based husband-and-wife-duo Joe and Tasha Chapman started making their own simple, rugged surfboard bags when they couldn't find ones they like. Now their brand Chapman at Sea channels their love for surfing, sewing and spending time by the sea. Their "sandbag" designs have burlap bottoms that keep sand out and your belongings clean and safe. This special edition banana leaf edition (with two nautical cotton ropes as straps) adds color and tropical vibes to the practical beach tote.

Slow Factory
Le Petit Prince Sweater
$150

"The Little Prince" celebrated its 70th anniversary a few years ago, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless novella remains treasured to this day. Ethical fashion line Slow Factory—which prints open-source images taken by NASA satellites and telescopes onto silk scarves—merges fantasy and science in a new sweater. The Prince's dear Asteroid B-612 has been replaced with a high-res image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken in 2014 (a mission that took the Rosetta spacecraft 10 years)—reminding us of how wonder and dreams can lead to great things.

Bexar Goods
Leather Apple Watch Strap
$130

Made from high-quality four-ounce American Bridle Leather, Bexar Goods' Apple Watch strap is a sophisticated way to add a feeling of heritage to a futuristic smartwatch. Available in tan or medium brown, the vegetable-tanned strap features three different hardware finishes (stainless steel, space gray or aluminum) and is hand-sewn in Bexar County, Texas.

Sennheiser
Urbanite XL Wireless Headphones
$250

Sennheiser's Urbanite XL Wireless headphones let your ears get a taste of high-quality sound, without the tangling cords. Made of stainless steel hinges, aluminum sliders and a silicone headband, these collapsible headphones feature comfortable velvet earpieces—making them ideal for long wears. The headphones come with a USB charging cable, a universal cable with a built-in microphone—and even a carrying case.

Skagaarden
Nozib Sun Lounger
$2,880

Scandinavian design company Skagaarden knows how to make outdoor furniture that's beautiful enough to keep in the living room. Designer Nils-Ole Zib revered his minimalist lounge chair creation so much he named it after his initials, Nozib. There's a lot to fall in love with: arched wood slats, rich teak color, an adjustable (and removable) water-resistant neck pillow—and it's foldable.

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EDITORIAL
Lianne La Havas: Unstoppable
Ahead of her forthcoming album release—Blood out this Friday—soulful crooner Lianne La Havas stripped down her new track "Unstoppable" for The Daily Beast. The result teeters between haunting and epic—all the while showcasing the magnificence of her...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Jamie Lidell: Pink Light
The ever-charming Jamie Lidell has just unveiled "Pink Light"—a soulful and synth-heavy stand-alone track. While Lidell hasn't announced a follow-up record to his self-titled LP from 2013, we can only hope this appears on an album full of equally lush...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Jaala: Hard Hold
If you're craving more of the future soul goodness that is Hiatus Kaiyote, then Jaala—another jamming foursome from Melbourne, three of whom are women—will appease some of the appetite. Their single "Hard Hold" (from their upcoming debut LP of the...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Gwilym Gold: Flex
In this simple yet spellbinding 3D-rendered video (directed by visual artist and regular collaborator Eddie Peake) for Gwilym Gold's track "Flex," two characters have an intimate encounter that many are familiar with. But the ambiguity, paired with...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Thundercat: Them Changes
From Thundercat's mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam (his first solo album since 2013's Apocalypse, though he's kept busy working on Kendrick Lamar's last release and more) comes "Them Changes"—a track that blends an effortless groove with...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
City and Colour: Woman
Canada's Dallas Green, the former Alexisonfire band member who now records under the moniker City and Colour, has released the lead single off of his upcoming album, If I Should Go Before You. "Woman" is a nine-minute love song set to dark, brooding...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Gemma: As Ever
Gemma—aka producer Erik Gundel and vocalist Felicia Douglass (best known as a member of Ava Luna)—has released a track called "As Ever," from the duo's upcoming debut LP of the same name. It's a cruise-y, summery R&B-meets-electro-pop tune—with Douglass...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Wilco: Star Wars
Wilco unexpectedly released a new album Star Wars on Thursday night, surprising many by offering the 11 original tracks for free download—with vinyl and CD versions available later this year. More rock-influenced and less concerned with being polished...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Toro Y Moi (feat. Rome Fortune): Pitch Black
Toro y Moi has shown his flair for upbeat disco, funk and synth-pop, but turns a little darker for his latest release, "Pitch Black." With synth lines passing over one another like a busy pedestrian crossing, the tune is carefree yet hints at building...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Mabel: Know Me Better
London-based Mabel released her debut single "Know Me Better" as its own statement: discover more about her through her music, beyond the description of being daughter to Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. The trip hop-influenced...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Youth Lagoon: The Knower
Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, returns with his trademark brand of dreamy psychedelic-pop with "The Knower" from the upcoming album Savage Hills Ballroom—his first LP since 2013's Wondrous Bughouse. The track opens with minimal keyboard and Trevor...

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