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Sleeping Cooler in the Bedroom
How to go from restless to restful during summer, beyond an A/C or fan
by CH Contributor
by Sun Bak For those who live above the Equator, the worst is yet to come: the hot and humid dog days of summer, when every night feels like an epic battle for good sleep. Chances are you're already maxed out on your A/C and your fan's not...
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Freehand, Los Angeles
This Roman and Williams-designed hotel/hostel is the perfect place for a little California dreaming
by Karen Day
As a combination hotel/hostel concept, the Freehand Los Angeles is democratic by design: anyone with $49 in their pocket can stay at the Sydell Group's freshly opened DTLA digs. But, in the capable hands of Roman and Williams, democracy is also in...
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COOL HUNTING Omakase 2017
Our program of never-seen-before, limited edition, not-yet-available and collaboratively designed gifts
by CH Editors
We're proud to announce the 2017 edition of 2017 CH Omakase, our second annual collection of holiday gifts, is now available for purchase. Last year we debuted our COOL HUNTING Omakase collection—a holiday gift box of epic proportions, filled with...
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Skagen's New Signatur Hybrid Smartwatch
Insight behind the design of the affordable brand's latest addition
by David Graver
Since its debut almost 30 years ago, Skagen's strength in watch design has been the presentation of minimal pieces that manage to captivate. Affordable pricing and attention to detail in manufacturing also propelled them forward. Recently, however...
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Summer Camping Essentials
From hammocks to sunscreen and a UFO-sighting notebook, products that accentuate adventures
by CH Editors
It's not summer until you've made an escape to the great outdoors—and maybe cooked a S'more on an open fire. As we quickly approach August, those in the Northern Hemisphere are taking time out in the wilderness; floating in rivers, hiking, and swimming...
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Unsettle + Company's Commuter II Series
Three bags in one kit, for all your expected (and unexpected) activities
by Evan Orensten
The idea for Unsettle + Company's Commuter II Series began with practicing yoga—specifically the desire to find a practical and well-designed way to lug around a yoga mat—but turned into a collection of bags for everyday commuters. The three-piece...
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Interview: Songwriter, Producer + Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Wilson
Examining the illustrious career of a truly prolific pop penman
by David Graver
It's impossible to weave the accomplishments of Dan Wilson into a simple introduction. But his forthcoming album Re-Covered offers a nice snapshot of the sonic landscape. Wilson might not be a household name, but the works he's delivered as a singer...
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"Letters to Andy Warhol" Traveling Exhibition
Cadillac House sets up shop in the Deutsches Museum before moving on to Dubai
by CH Contributor
by Nicolas Stecher The Cadillac-produced, traveling "Letters to Andy Warhol" exhibition is now calling a small but opulent wing of the grand Deutsches Museum home, under the title of Cadillac House Munich. One of the more well-received private...
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Kibrono's Kimono-Inspired Outerwear For All Genders
Conceived from friendship, made in LA, and designed for various uses
by CH Contributor
by Rachel Ciandella Lucas Allen and Blake Landis, founders of Kibrono, traveled together not long after an introduction from mutual friends. While on the trip they found themselves enjoying loose, flowing garments ​which​ they’d borrowed...
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How and Why Converse Redesigned Their Logo
We speak with Adam Cohn, VP Global Brand Design, about the subtle but significant update
by Josh Rubin
It’s possible you haven’t seen the new Converse logo, but it’s also possible you’ve seen it and not even realized it’s new. That’s because the redesigned mark draws inspiration directly from the brand’s heritage and uses elements that have been in...
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Samatha Urbani, Nine Inch Nails, Ash Shakur and more in this week's music
by CH Editors
Samantha Urbani: Hints And Implications From her highly anticipated debut solo EP Policies Of Power, Samantha Urbani's '80s-inspired jam "Hints And Implications" is utterly addictive. With plenty of retro touches (including power riffs and that drum...

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Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
Powerful, celebratory images on display just blocks away from where they were captured

No image may ever be able to capture the complete sensations of NYC Pride—the ferociousness, liberated joy and unbounded togetherness—but photographer Michael Hoerner certainly comes close. In a series of vibrant images, punctuated by a large-scale...

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Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
Powerful, celebratory images on display just blocks away from where they were captured
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AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy's Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden
An installation of epic proportions, "Connective Project" breathes life into a natural nook

As Brooklyn's Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, an underused patch of land in Frederick Law Olmsted's sprawling wonder now contains a temporary public work of wonder. Situated in the 2.5-acre Rose Garden, 7,000 flower-like pinwheels...

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AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy's Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden
An installation of epic proportions, "Connective Project" breathes life into a natural nook
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Photographer Jason M Peterson + Overthrow Boxing
All the grit and grandeur of the Bleecker Street club captured in black and white

As a sport of force, stamina and speed, boxing delivers many impassioned moments that aren't easily captured in all their glory. Photographer Jason M Peterson—Creative Chairman of North America at Havas and an acclaimed Instagrammer who just crossed...

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Photographer Jason M Peterson + Overthrow Boxing
All the grit and grandeur of the Bleecker Street club captured in black and white

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Made from 100% Egyptian cotton, The Sweatshirt by Stockholm-based ASKET is a tailored, sophisticated take on the classic American football player uniform. Its neckline is reinforced with lycra in order to stave off that saggy, sloppy look that oftentimes comes with a well-worn piece. Made to be slim-fitting, it's available in XS through XL in navy, gray or black.

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Luxe Aegean Cotton Blanket
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Woven on old looms with pure Aegean cotton, this blanket is soft—and only gets softer with each wash, thanks to the high-quality Turkish cotton. This particular design can be used as a throw or a beach blanket (and is quick-drying). It measures 240cm by 200cm (or more than seven-and-a-half feet by six-and-a-half). Featuring hand-tied tassels, this is a classic piece for use on the sand or couch. Price is in AUD.

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Designed by two NYC-based sisters, the brand Lizzie Fortunato produces a diverse number of accessories—running the gamut from eye-catching to delicate (and sometimes both). Our pick is the Double Take Necklace, available in white, brown or pink. This choker-style seven inch "tube" necklace is made of suede with gold-plated brass details.

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Kids' Balance Bike
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For little ones just learning to ride, this bike is pedal-free—encouraging kids to figure out the balance of a two-wheeler before attempting the real thing. Made for children around the age of three and up, the Balance Bike comes almost completely assembled and has seat and handlebar adjustments in order to change as your child grows. The minimal design is available in green, pink, powder blue or red.

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Two brands that love the outdoors and great design, Topo Designs and Kammok have teamed up for a seriously fun hammock kit. Included is the 500-pound capacity Kammok Roo, which is designed for comfort and easy set-up (and the all-important packing away) in a custom Topo colorway of bright red and aqua. Made from durable ripstop fabric and with double-certified climbing strength carabiners, this hammock is built to last. Also in the kit, you'll find tree-hugging Kammok Python Straps, to ensure you're safe while you snooze.

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Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan
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Written by Elaine M Hayes, "Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan" explores the jazz musician and human/women's rights activist's incredible—yet often looked over—existence and legacy. From her early life in Jersey, to the ways in which she helped desegregate radio, to performing at the Apollo, to her civil rights work, Vaughan was truly a force—paving the way for women of color in the music scene and beyond. This book traces a true success story, and it's inspiring.

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There's nothing quite as dashing as the addition of a simple, black tie to a suit, and Australian label Mr Day offer two classics. The bow-tie and No. 58 Essential tie are both made from 100% silk and feature a delicate ribbed texture. Taking style tips from ultimate gentleman Paul Newman, the design of this tie will never go out of style.

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Grafted: Plants by Kohei Oda, Pots by Adam Silverman
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With 160 pages of photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White, "Grafted" was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. The book is the upshot of two exhibitions by LA-based ceramicist Adam Silverman and award-winning Japanese plant sculptor Kohei Oda, for which the two created over 100 pieces—combining the former's textured pots and the latter's grafted cacti. Separately the artists' works are beautiful, but it's their collaboration (as Glenn Adamson say in his introduction) that proves art has no boundaries.

Haven's Kitchen
Four Sauce Sampler Kit
$28

Manhattan cooking school and cafe Haven's Kitchen has just released a selection of pre-made savory sauces that you can use at home. The sampler set includes four flavors—Herby Chimichurri, Peanut Lemongrass, Kale Walnut Pesto, and Red Pepper Romesco—which are all gluten-free and non-GMO. Three are vegan as well—the pesto not included. These tasty, healthy sauces might just encourage at-home culinary adventures.

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Perfect Styptic Balm
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Packed in an easy-to-grip and retractable tube, Glyder's hygienic Perfect Styptic Balm works on fresh shaving cuts. Their patent-pending formula uses anti-hemorrhagic agents which decreases post-shave bleeding, and incorporates healing ingredients like Aloe Vera, vitamin E and argan oil. It's a practical and travel-ready balm.

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Mint Matcha
$40

As matcha enthusiasts, we're certainly partial to a traditionally brewed green tea, but understand that there isn't always time for the full ceremony. Of all the bottled iterations we've tried, there's no doubt that MatchaBar's mint matcha is our favorite. With a bold flavor and a refreshing twist, it's available in packs of 12 (10-ounce bottles) and provides that combination of caffeine and L-Theanine that matcha-drinkers appreciate.

Slow Factory
"NO" Cap
$40

100% eco-friendly and fair-trade, this cap by Slow Factory is part of their Resist collection—and introduces a new, alternative voice in the politicized red hat movement. The cap is made in the USA and boldly embroidered "NO."—with that all-important period in place to reminds us that this one word can be a complete sentence.

Tank Garage Winery
2014 Roll The Bones Cabernet Sauvignon
$55

If you're looking for a show-stopping wine to bring to a BBQ, Tank Garage Winery's 2014 Roll the Bones Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California (with a "kiss" of Napa Valley Merlot) has you covered in full-bodied, supple richness as well as a unique handpainted label—both sure to make an impression. Recommended with fresh-off-the-grill burgers and rooftop sunsets.

Zimmerman
Turkish Towel + Carrier
$160

This black and white handwoven Aegean cotton towel can handle all summer beach and picnic needs. Moreover, it's easy to carry on all your adventures thanks to a leather carrying harness. With antique brass hardware, the carrier makes it easy to throw the towel over your shoulder—whether trudging from the car or train, or if you're riding your bike.

Herschel
Keith Haring Voyage Poncho
$70

Herschel's newest collaboration (released today) is with the estate of the beloved iconic pop artist Keith Haring. Our pick from the bag and outerwear collection, a cute and practical poncho features a wind-resistant and water-repellent coating, as well as a snap closure at the neck. Available for all genders, the poncho's charming print emits cheer even on the rainiest of days.

Ann Ringstand
Scented Travel Candle Collection
$45

Handmade in Sweden, Ann Ringstand's delicious candles fill your home with calm, alluring scent. For those who want to take that away with them, it's easy: the brand now offers a set of three candles in travel-sizes. A little larger than a tea light, each candle comes in its own tin and burns for five hours. The three fragrances: Ground, Gather, and Touch are all soft and warm but each boasts different notes—from citrus to pepper to cedar. Price is in Euros.

Echo + Richard Allan
"Elegance" Silk Scarf
$200

A silk scarf is a pragmatic accessory for all seasons—whether worn as a neck-tie in fall, or to tie your hair up in summer, it's a useful piece. Clothing and accessories brand Echo New York collaborated with scarf designer Richard Allan for a range of eight patterned silk twill scarves, each of which lend a little pizazz to any look. Our pick is the "Elegance" design, where black swirls on white create a simple but striking design. The black border adds extra sophistication.

Strongbody
Pulse Elite T-Shirt
$98

Made from tech-forward odor-fighting and moisture-wicking fabric (complete with chafe-free seams), Strongbody's Elite Pulse T-shirt is ideal for workouts but slick enough to wear to the bar or office too. Thanks to its wrinkle-resistant material, this top will keep its shape even after it's been in a gym bag. Available in six colorways, each boasts a contrast mesh panel at the back.

NOAH
Harbor Military Shirt
$228

Made in the USA, this pale pink, sailboat-patterned shirt by NOAH is nothing if not jaunty. Constructed from 100% cotton, custom-printed Japanese twill, this high-quality piece is both durable and breathable. With three pockets, it's also functional and retro in design. This shirt is traditionally for men, but its boxy shape makes it appropriate for all genders.

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Beautiful Destinations Miami Beach Swim Shorts
$345

Tailored swim short-maker Orlebar Brown's OB Classic Bulldog suit gets three new visuals through a partnership with travel community and creative agency Beautiful Destinations. Known for their awe-inspiring social media presence, Beautiful Destinations—and founders Jeremy and Tom Jauncey—contributed an image of Bali, Moorea and Miami Beach to this exclusive capsule collection. As expected, the OB Classic Bulldog features everything we love about the brand: 100% quick-drying polyamide fabric, signature adjustable side-fasteners, and a slender fit. All the materials were sourced in Europe, where the suit is produced.

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Goldlink: Roses (Outkast Cover)
In a very brave move, Goldlink (aka D'Anthony Carlos) has covered OutKast's brilliant "Roses" from 2003's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Accompanied by just a pianist, saxophonist and Hare Squead & Masego with back-up vocals and a theatrical verse, the...
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Ash Shakur: Never Alone
London-based Ash Shakur shares a properly uplifting message in his new track "Never Alone," which is impeccably produced by Scf Beats. The glittery song is intended for listeners who feel isolated and lonely, "When it feels like everything is over...
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Vale, Chester Bennington
Linkin Park vocalist and clearly beloved human, Chester Bennington has died, leaving behind a legacy. The band's take on nü-metal-influenced rock, in their debut Hybrid Theory was grand and dynamic—with excellent, crisp production. (That record garnered...
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Nine Inch Nails: This Isn't The Place
Hot off a riveting "Twin Peaks" cameo performance, Nine Inch Nails have released a second track, "This Isn't The Place," from tomorrow's forthcoming EP Add Violence. As the song's atmosphere thickens on piano progressions, an emotional climax (one...
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Samantha Urbani: Hints And Implications
From her highly anticipated debut solo EP Policies Of Power, Samantha Urbani's '80s-inspired jam "Hints And Implications" is utterly addictive. With plenty of retro touches (including power riffs and that drum machine), it's a punchy track that manages...
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Melina Mae: Time Off Work
Before heading out on her tour, Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) released a bunch of "impulsive songs" under the moniker Melina Mae, one being "Time Off Work." The hazy, psychedelic tune is perfectly frowzy—aptly matching the song's title. The lyrics are...
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Mr Jukes feat. Charles Bradley: Grant Green
Featuring the sensationally soulful Charles Bradley, Mr Jukes' "Grant Green" is our pick from his album God First, which officially released today, 14 July. Aptly named after the jazz musician the track samples, the song is spirited and uplifting...
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Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds: Mama D/Leimert Park
From the lush record Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1, by Terrace Martin's supergroup The Pollyseeds, comes "Mama D/Leimert Park"—on which Martin (who produced Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly) plays all the instruments, as well as the vocoder-aided vocals...
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2 Live Crew: Banned in the USA
Fresh Kid Ice aka Chris Wong Won of hardcore rap outfit 2 Live Crew has passed away. The Miami-based group drew plenty of controversy for their wild, sexually explicit lyrics—many of which were remarkably misogynistic—but this also made them poster...
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Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule: Blue Train Lines
From their third studio album Love What Survives (set for release 8 September via Warp Records), Mount Kimbie's "Blue Train Lines" is a minimal, Kraurock-tinged tune with support from King Krule. Spacious but distorted, the dynamic musical layering...
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Mahalia: Sober
Produced by Maths Time Joy, "Sober" is Leicester-born, Birmingham-based singer/songwriter Mahalia's most recent release and it's beautifully sleek and fluid. A little more R&B and boom-bap than her previous releases, it's a smooth and sultry track...

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