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Studio van Broekhoven + Olivier van Herpt: Solid Vibrations
Translating soundwaves to 3D-printed ceramic pots
by Nara Shin
The "Solid Vibration" project is an ongoing collaboration between Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based sound laboratory Studio van Broekhoven and industrial designer Olivier van Herpt, who built a custom ceramic printer where the extruding clay is...
TRAVEL
Customizing the Interiors of 2019's Gulfstream G600 Jet
Exploring the design options within the business aviation experts' forthcoming model
by David Graver
For many, private flying exists as an aspirational dream—one without lines or shoe removal or cramped seating. A bulk of this travel, in reality, stands as a tool for businesses that require their employees to hop across the globe frequently. Beyond...
TECH
Teenage Engineering's New Pocket Operators
Adding three new members to the affordable, miniature synth family
by Nara Shin
Miniature, inexpensive and incredibly addictive: the Pocket Operator series has electronic music producers and fans furiously making music on the go with dexterous thumbs. The Swedish collaboration between audio tech nerds Teenage Engineering and...
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Pussy Riot mocks corruption, Rihanna covers Tame Impala, new Moderat and more in this week's musical round-up
by CH Editors
Pussy Riot: CHAIKA If you don't know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot's song "CHAIKA" can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Body positive Barbie, the chattiest state in America and the surprising truth about Earth's birth in this week's look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Earth is Actually Two Planets Fused Together A new study conducted by UCLA researchers has uncovered an astonishing twist to the formation of Earth: it’s actually two planets fused together. Existing research had shown that a rogue planet...
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Athleisure Wear From AEANCE
A new brand at the intersection of fashion, comfort and performance
by David Graver
As materials and technology continue to develop in the world of clothing production, it makes sense that there is fervent interest in clothes that support active, athletic use while looking good in the process. These advancements and practices...
FOOD + DRINK
Not Your Father's Ginger Ale
The makers of boozy root beer try their hand at a new equally boozy, spicy soda
by Nara Shin
With Superbowl Sunday taking place this weekend, you might already be thinking about what snacks and drinks to serve. Between the ice bucket of canned light stuff and six-packs of choice craft beer brewed in North Carolina or Colorado, there's...
TRAVEL
Saint Martin's First-Ever SXMusic Festival
An outdoor electronic music festival with forest parties and infinity beach views
by David Graver
As the music festival scene continues to grow and grow, a new entrant—dedicated to electronic acts—will debut in March 2016 on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Equal parts celebration of music, festival culture and the nearing-end of northern...
STYLE
Future Glory Co Bags
Made consciously in SF, luxe accessories and backpacks that give back to local women's organizations
by Nara Shin
Founded by Theresa Lee (whose resume includes a decade of working in design, from being Design Director at DODOcase to Art Director at Sephora/LVMH), SF-based Future Glory Co takes the art of bag design with sincerity. With four different collections...
STYLE
Karen Mabon’s SS16 Rosebud Collection
Panda baby showers and cat costume parties perfectly disguised in sophisticated silk scarves
by Karen Day
Channeling the seductive stylings of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly but with thoughtful, contemporary whimsy is UK illustrator Karen Mabon’s spring/summer 2016 Rosebud collection. The 2011 Royal College of Art graduate continues to combine elegance...
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Eero Saarinen's Two-Seater: the Womb Settee
Knoll overcomes structural issues to bring the 1940s design back into production
by Nara Shin
The story behind Eero Saarinen's classic 1948 Model 70 Womb design is simple: Florence Knoll wanted a chair that felt like "basket full of pillows." While most might immediately think of fluffiness and volume, the Finnish-American furniture designer...

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Customizing the Interiors of 2019's Gulfstream G600 Jet
Exploring the design options within the business aviation experts' forthcoming model

For many, private flying exists as an aspirational dream—one without lines or shoe removal or cramped seating. A bulk of this travel, in reality, stands as a tool for businesses that require their employees to hop across the globe frequently. Beyond...

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Customizing the Interiors of 2019's Gulfstream G600 Jet
Exploring the design options within the business aviation experts' forthcoming model
CULTURE
"Spatial Illumination" at D Museum, Seoul
Bathing in light and color at the South Korean capital's newest addition to the arts scene

Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, opened by South Korea's Daelim Group in 2002, has a brand new sibling in Seoul. While Daelim has become known for its photo, design and fashion-focused exhibitions, D Museum near-literally steals the spotlight with...

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"Spatial Illumination" at D Museum, Seoul
Bathing in light and color at the South Korean capital's newest addition to the arts scene
CULTURE
Spotlight on Algeria at the Museum of African Design
"D'Zair: Art and Craft A Johannesburg" features Algerian-made works from 13 artists

We've been following the Museum of African Design (MOAD), in Johannesburg, since its inception in 2013. As the first museum on the continent dedicated to contemporary design across Africa, it celebrates the past, present and future of visual understanding...

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Spotlight on Algeria at the Museum of African Design
"D'Zair: Art and Craft A Johannesburg" features Algerian-made works from 13 artists

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Stephen Eichhorn
Circle (Gray) Print
$100

Printed using the highest quality inks on 300 GSM archival paper, artist Stephen Eichhorn's "Circle (Gray)" print is subtle and striking all at once. Made from meticulously cut-out images of flowers, placed together to make an beautifully intricate new artwork, the print (available in an edition of 75) is one that will mesmerize.

James Joyce + Baggu
Smiley Face Reusable Shopping Bag
$25

A happy combination of two of our favorite makers, the James Joyce + Baggu reusable bag takes the UK-based graphic artist's high-gloss painting—"Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time"—and adheres it to Emily Sugihara's ever-functional ripstop shopper. Made specially for Joyce's "100 Likes" exhibition at Colette. Price is in Euros.

Yenwen Tseng
Fly On The Wall Clock
$50

Designed to resemble a fly crawling across the wall, Yenwen Tseng's "Fly on The Wall" clock might not sound super-appealing in words, but the minimal piece is—in reality—curious and eye-catching. Made in Japan, the clock's oversized hands move in orchestra; the fly is never still.

Objest
Hach Watch
$340

Designed by London-based brand Objest, the Hach watch features a numberless dial that’s anything but boring. Its minimal face is jazzed up by a maze-like geometric pattern that's subtle, but a little mesmerizing. Built from 316L stainless steel, the Swiss-made watch also comes in a range of finishes (including Diamond Like Carbon) and colorways.

Sleepy Jones
Henry Pajama Shirt
$128

With Sleepy Jones’ Henry Pajama shirt, there’s no need to change before heading out to grab a morning cup of coffee. The comfy lounge shirt is cut from a fine cotton fabric and comes with contrast piping, French seams, button cuffs and a chest pocket, so it looks just as good under the covers as it does under a jacket. Matching pajama pants are sold separately.

sagegreenlife
Ambienta Plant Lamp
$270

The mushroom-shaped Ambienta lamp has two settings (grow light and ambient light) and, like a paint palette, has compartments for six plants. Seagreenlife's soil-free plants grow on water, nutrients and a hydroponic growth medium located at the base of the lamp; simply pour water through the top hole when needed. Not only does the lamp feel alive, it allows you to have plants away from the window. It should especially brighten up those dismal bedrooms, basements or other closed-off spaces that don't have a portal to the outside world. They'd also look pretty sweet in dimly lit bars.

Verner
Wood Grain Bomber Jacket
$295

Melbourne-based label Verner jazzes up the classic bomber with its gray marl jacket. With an all-over wood grain pattern and a tongue-in-cheek take on its own name—with "This is veneer" printed along the cuffs, hem and neckline—it's a playful take on an item that can sometimes be anything but. The jacket is made from a soft blend of linen and cotton and also comes fully lined.

Kid O
Mix + Match Animal Toys
$22

These three-piece set of animal toys encourage children to learn, but also explore their own imaginations and storytelling skills. A giraffe, lion and elephant can become an elliaffe or giraliphant or whatever they'd like, thanks to interchangeable ABS parts—made especially for little hands (ages two and up).

Christopher Kane
Lenticular Holographic Hearts Clutch
$525

Made from 55% leather and 45% plastic, this holographic heart-covered clutch by Scottish designer Christopher Kane is perfect for Valentine's Day—or any day. Crafted in Italy, it's a cute but bold accessory that offers a playful sense of movement and will match any good mood.

Bad Marlon
Deauville Pet House
$370

From South Korea-based brand Bad Marlon comes a set of minimalist, design-forward pet homes even humans with envy. Our favorite is the Deauville House, which is built from eco-friendly wood and held together by super-strong magnets, allowing for a quick and tool-free assembly. Cut-outs let pets peep into the outside world while a polyester cushion provides a comfy bed for them to snooze on.

Feit
Wool Hiker
$760

Like the rest of their offerings, Feit’s Wool Hiker is constructed from a seamless slab of leather that's shaped and assembled by hand. Sturdy and winterized, this boot comes with a high ankle collar and a warm wool lining to keep toes dry and cozy when the temperature drops. And due to its naturally dyed all-leather upper, it’ll only gain character with each adventure.

Third Drawer Down
Altered Antique Ceramic Plate + David Bowie
$56

For fans of Ziggy Stardust, this antique floral dinner plate is embellished with David Bowie's face. Charming and colorful, the blend of kitsch and Bowie's now-retro superfuture character is a delightful juxtaposition—one to look at, rather than eat your spaghetti off.

Parra
"Raining Cats" Shower Curtain
$30

Multi-talented Parra (whose work spans from graphic design to illustration, fine art, apparel and homeware) jazzes up the most depressing of homewares—the shower curtain—with his playful designs. Our pick is "Raining Cats," a 100% woven polyester curtain with a printed front that shows off the Dutch artist's signature style. Price is in Euros.

Tessel Supply
Jet Pack 2.0
$140

Sporting a tessellated, triangular upper paneling, the Jet Pack 2.0 is the successor to Tessel Supply's original Kickstarter offering. The sleek backpack features composite faceted panels and a faux fur laptop pocket and is made from PU-coated ripstop nylon, so electronics are protected from weather as well as bumps and drops. New orders will see a mid-February ship date.

J. Hannah + Winden
Fine Necklace
$290

Celebrate your favorite person with this collaboration necklace—made by jewelry designers and good pals Jess of J. Hannah and Becca of Winden. Their "Fine" necklace can represent all the versions of the word, and is available in 14k yellow, rose or white gold—so no matter your boo's style, one will be perfect.

Poketo
Smiley Face Socks
$18

Made from a comfort-forward blend of cotton, polyester and spandex, these cute kids' socks form a smiley face when put together. Available in peach or yellow colorways, the two size options aim to fit children aged between two and five years old. They look cheerful when worn, but also brighten up any clothesline.

Mercy-Merci
YES T-Shirt
$50

Your days will be full of positive vibes when you sport this rainbow-colored, screen-printed "YES" T-shirt from Mercy-Merci. Made from 180 GSM 100% cotton, the boxy fit is made for all shapes and genders and comes in M, L, XL and XXL. Perfect for a Monday when you feel like answering "no" to everything.

Ben Medansky
Ceramic Vessel
$160

A collaboration between CH favorite, LA-based Ben Medansky and Shop Cooper Hewitt, this speckled ceramic vessel can be used as a mug, catch-all or a vase. The eye-catching piece—like much of Medansky's work—blends natural, organic touches with bright colors and geometric shapes. Made entirely by hand, no two will be the same.

Ippodo Tea Co.
Kan-no-shiro Matcha Powder
$15

More than just a tea shop, Kyoto-based retailer Ippodo Tea Co. has specialized in the cultivation and blending of matcha, sencha and other Japanese teas for nearly three centuries. Their Kan-no-shiro 40g can of matcha powder is ground from shade-cultivated leaves and soothes with its full-bodied flavor and mellow sweetness. It’s an unfailing choice for green tea aficionados and newcomers alike.

UrbanStems
Three-Month Bouquet Subscription
$95

Breaking free from traditional florists and mega-sites, UrbanStems offers fresh-cut bouquets to city-dwellers at an affordable price point. Their three-month subscription delivers a different floral arrangement each month—with flowers harvested from Rainforest Alliance Certified and Veriflora Certified farms—making sure recipients will enjoy their flowers long after the holiday. They’re currently operating within NYC and Washington DC.

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EDITORIAL
Rihanna: Same Ol' Mistakes
For those who don't have a TIDAL subscription, Rihanna's album ANTI is now available on Spotify. Whether you're tearing down the highway to "Desperado" or grooving to the nostalgic, soulful "Love on the Brain" the tracks are delightfully diverse. It...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Moderat: Reminder
Originating in Berlin, German electronic music explorers Modeselektor and Apparat are back with their third album as power trio Moderat. From III, they release the single, "Reminder," which opens with Apparat (Sascha Ring) revealing something intimate...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Pussy Riot: CHAIKA
If you don't know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot's song "CHAIKA" can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor through music video...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Throwing Shade: Hashtag IRL
Throwing Shade (born Nabihah Iqbal), who contributed the insanely catchy vocals for SOPHIE's pop tune (slash McDonald's jingle) "Lemonade," is a producer in her own right, with a thirst for knowledge. The London-based musician (who also hosts a bi...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Primal Scream + Sky Ferreira: Where the Light Gets In
Prevailing Scottish band Primal Scream has enlisted Sky Ferreira for a track off their upcoming 11th LP Chaosmosis—set for release 18 March. "Where the Light Gets In" blends sparkly synths and an upbeat track for a thoughtful dance rock tune. And Ferreira...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Flume feat. Vince Staples + Kučka: Smoke And Retribution
Seems like the appetite for Flume's new music can't be satiated. "Never Be Like You," the first single off of the 24-year-old Australian producer's upcoming sophomore album Skin has already racked up Soundcloud plays into the millions. This week, he...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
AMTHST: Thug Passion
LA-based singer/songwriter Nite Jewel has joined forces with Bay Area rapper/producer Droop-E (it runs in the family: his dad is rapper E-40) for a power duo called AMTHST, and their first track "Thug Passion" is a doozie. Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
The Chemical Brothers feat. Beck: Wide Open
Building upon the thoughtful, at times haunting vocals we've come to expect from Beck, The Chemical Brothers' track "Wide Open" from 2015's Born In The Echoes delivers potent melody. The newly released accompanying music video makes a statement of...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Shamir: Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran Cover)
CH favorite Shamir has just announced he'll be joining Duran Duran on tour, and released an acoustic cover of their wildly popular "Hungry Like The Wolf." His rendition is tender and dreamy—turning the '80s pop anthem into a soft ballad—with his vocals...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Fake Laugh: Mind Tricks
With what feels much like an escalating, uplifting melody, "Mind Tricks" by London's Fake Laugh actually addresses a lack of fulfillment and touches of melancholy. It's this contrast that lends the track a thoughtful edge amidst the gentle psychedelia...
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EDITORIAL
!!! (Chk Chk Chk): Every Little Bit Counts
With the video for their latest track, "Every Little Bit Counts" off of 2015's As If, dance-punk aficionados !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) crash a morning news station's live broadcast. It's a comedic dance party involving a gorilla, short shorts and...

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