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La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
A rustic outdoor restaurant pairing fresh seafood with an unforgettable view of hued salterns
by Nara Shin
Le Salin de l'île Saint-Martin is a special place in the town of Gruissan where even locals indulge in snapping a few photos. Located by the Mediterranean coast, the tremendous salt evaporation ponds (over 400 hectares) host the production of la fleur...
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New tracks from Tkay Maidza, Jamie Lidell, !!! and more in this week's musical round-up
by CH Editors
Lianne La Havas: Unstoppable Ahead of her forthcoming album release Blood, 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...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
A tree that bears 40 types of fruit, why memes all use the same font and more in this week's look around the web
by CH Editors
1. Sam Van Aken's Magical Tree Bears 40 Types of Fruit Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, has Frankenstein-ed together a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit, including peaches, plums, apricots and almonds. The...
FOOD + DRINK
Hennessy Black Brunch Martini
A refreshing, zesty take on a classic for weekend sipping
by Largetail
While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched...
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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...
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On Site at NYC's Full Moon Fest
Previewing the annual all night music and arts extravaganza
by David Graver
Festival season is in full bloom and while it often calls to mind massive fields full of frolicking party people, sometimes smaller festivals deliver a more powerful, potent experience. This certainly holds true for Brooklyn's Full Moon Fest—which...
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Peckham Loves Me
A charming photo book that traces life in the South London area during the 1980s and '90s
by Cajsa Carlson
As cities evolve faster and faster and gentrification changes areas (for better or worse), it’s increasingly fascinating to see neighborhoods documented over a specific period of time. South London's Peckham, a former working class area that's now...
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An Idyllic Yurt in Northern Ontario
A hand-built escape on 600 acres with a private river
by David Graver
Shara Gibson isn't your typical landlord. In 2013, she took the internet by storm with two tracks that demonstrate her haunting songwriting abilities and vocal prowess. But music isn't Gibson's only passion project. For the last few years, the Canadian...
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Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House
Curated by Print Club London, an exhibition of film posters
by Cajsa Carlson
London's historic Somerset House—the arts and cultural center at The Strand in London—shows movies in its iconic courtyard each summer. For the third year in a row, it has matched this season’s films with a compelling exhibition of newly created...
TRAVEL
REI's evrgrn Crash Sack
A Snuggie-like sleeping bag for walking around in the outdoors
by Nara Shin
At the beginning of this summer, REI debuted their new in-house product line evrgrn. It is aimed at the growing number of people who want to enjoy the spirit of the outdoors, but aren't necessarily seeking out technical gear for an upcoming backcountry...
TECH
CydeKick Mobile USB Charger
The Spinetics-made device converts bicycle wheel rotations into power
by CH Contributor
by Emily Bihl With the season of summer Fridays already underway in the northern hemisphere, commuters and hobbyists alike are moving their bikes out of storage and into heavy rotation. While cycling provides a pleasant respite from sitting...

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La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
A rustic outdoor restaurant pairing fresh seafood with an unforgettable view of hued salterns

Le Salin de l'île Saint-Martin is a special place in the town of Gruissan where even locals indulge in snapping a few photos. Located by the Mediterranean coast, the tremendous salt evaporation ponds (over 400 hectares) host the production of la fleur...

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La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
A rustic outdoor restaurant pairing fresh seafood with an unforgettable view of hued salterns
CULTURE
Peckham Loves Me
A charming photo book that traces life in the South London area during the 1980s and '90s

As cities evolve faster and faster and gentrification changes areas (for better or worse), it’s increasingly fascinating to see neighborhoods documented over a specific period of time. South London's Peckham, a former working class area that's now...

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CULTURE
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Peckham Loves Me
A charming photo book that traces life in the South London area during the 1980s and '90s
TECH
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
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Unmonday
Porcelain Wireless Speaker
$773

Made from white vitro porcelain, Unmonday's hexagonal Model 4.3 wireless speaker is a stunning piece of design-minded tech that doesn't sacrifice quality sound. With each side of the speaker acting as an audio channel (thanks to a motion sensor inside), rotating the device means altering the sound—while tilting it mutes the speaker. Offering eight hours of battery life and weighing just over eight pounds, the Model 4.3 speaker is efficient as it is elegant.

BookShop
LBR-1 Book Stool
$750

The newest addition to BookShop's furniture collection—the LBR-1 Book Stool—acts as a bookcase, a nightstand and seat all in one. The Book Stool is available in either American Walnut or American Ash (both of which are FSC-certified lumber which has been hand-picked) and is formed with only joinery and glue. Without screws or nails, and only clean lines holding glorious books, it displays well from any angle.

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.

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Chk Chk Chk (!!!): Sick Ass Moon
One of two new tracks revealed on !!!'s album teaser, "Sick Ass Moon" delivers everything we've come to love about the densely-layered dance punks. There's rhythm, soul and synths all draped in alluring vocals. It sounds good, feels good and if it...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Tkay Maidza: M.O.B.
Last year, we fell for the Australian rapper, singer and producer Tkay Maidza—courtesy of her track "U-Huh." Now the 19-year-old has returned with "M.O.B." (aka Money Over Bitches) and a sweet animated music video made in collaboration with Adult Swim...
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EDITORIAL
Angel Haze: Impossible
Following heartbreaking and emotional tracks from her upcoming EP In The Winter Of Wet Years, Angel Haze just released "Impossible." From self-empowerment to politics, the fiery track features a clattering beat reminiscent of a machine gun and Angel...
CULTURE
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...
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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...
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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...

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