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Test Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-PACE
How the British automaker simultaneously leveraged heritage and embraced the future
by Josh Rubin
Its haunches may be distinctively Jaguar, but the I-PACE is unlike anything the brand has delivered before. The all-electric vehicle provides Jaguar not only with bona fide green credentials, but new design inspiration too. The first of the British...
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Wearable X Expands Their Smart Yoga Gear Collection
Four new designs and a men's range now funding on Kickstarter
by Evan Orensten
After a successful launch last year, NYC-based start-up Wearable X is expanding its collection of smart yoga apparel—debuting a men's line and four new designs on Kickstarter today. With woven-in technology, Wearable X's washable apparel styles...
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Word of Mouth: Greenville, South Carolina
Exploring the food-lover's paradise, from gourmet popcorn to handcrafted cocktails
by CH Contributor
by Leora Novick At the northern tip of South Carolina, just south of Asheville, lies Greenville—a place that's been quietly making a name for itself as a culinary destination in the south. Starting in 2007 with the opening of American Grocery, the...
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Punk, pop, Prince, Pride playlists and more in our weekly musical round-up
by CH Editors
Deap Vally: Get Gone With searing guitar and drums, LA-based duo Deap Vally delivers "Get Gone"—a punk number that clocks in under two minutes. It's a fitting blitz of a track, considering the subject matter: it's time to go. It's fun, fast and a...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Peach-scented records, LSD for anxiety, windowless planes, gems falling from the sky and more
by CH Editors
1. Psychedelics Could Repair Brain Cells "Shriveled" by Depression University of California researchers have observed that psychedelics like LSD and MDMA can rewire the brain—and trigger the growth of new branches between cells—long after the...
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Helpern Architects-Designed AC Hotel, Times Square
Inside the first NYC property for the European-inspired brand
by David Graver
An iconic building does more than make a statement of its own; it anchors a block or neighborhood and converses with structures around it. Such is the case with Renzo Piano's New York Times building, a towering masterwork in midtown Manhattan. But...
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Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa on the Brand's Design Foundations
"Simple is boring" and other learnings at the 2019 ES release in Nashville
by CH Contributor
by Nicolas Stecher Like all automakers, Lexus has enjoyed both its design hits and misses. But few brands boast peaks as high and some valleys as low, which makes Lexus’ design philosophy—what they dub L-Finesse—one of the more polarizing and...
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Maison Kitsuné + Toiletpaper's Collaborative Collection
Kittens, brains, toothpaste and more from the French and Italian names
by Katie Olsen
Following collaborations with the likes of ADER Error, Eastpak and more, Maison Kitsuné teamed up with Toiletpaper (aka artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari) and the results are a perfect blend of each brand's identity...
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Edgar Heinrich, Head Of Design at BMW Motorrad, on the Concept 9cento
Unveiled at this year's Concorso d’Eleganza, a high-end super-bike made for adventures
by CH Contributor
by Andrew Maness Perched on the western shore of Lake Como just a five-minute boat ride from the famous grounds of Villa d’ Este lies the equally stunning, but lesser-known Villa Erba. Built in the 19th Century by Luigi Erba, whose brother Carlo...
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One Grand Books' Deep Water Literary Festival
An inaugural three-day celebration of books and writers in Narrowsburg, New York
by David Graver
Dispel previous conceptions of what comprises a literary festival; Deep Water is not what you think it is. Presented by One Grand Books founder (and Out magazine editor-in-chief) Aaron Hicklin, the literary gathering aims to celebrate books and...
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Premiere: "Alt Det Du Ku" by AyOwA
Danish dream pop with an electronic tingle
by David Graver
A dreamy electric charge channels through "Alt Det Du Ku," the latest singe—and music video—from Danish duo AyOwA. There's a balanced power pulsing alongside, driven by moody synths and vocals that are so alluring it becomes easy to forget they...

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Cool Hunting Video: Studio Formafantasma on Creative Collaboration
We hear from the couple about their creative process, working relationship and how important it is to say "no."

Based in The Netherlands, Studio Formafantasma is the Italian design duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The creative team met and began conceiving projects before deciding to apply for a design degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After graduating...

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Cool Hunting Video: Studio Formafantasma on Creative Collaboration
We hear from the couple about their creative process, working relationship and how important it is to say "no."
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Los Angeles Queer Biennial 2018: What if Utopia
A celebration and coming together of culture and community in DTLA

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Running through Pride month in Los Angeles, the third incarnation of the Queer Biennial is currently underway, bringing together artists from around the world to activate the city’s communities through LGBTQ+ art. Set...

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Los Angeles Queer Biennial 2018: What if Utopia
A celebration and coming together of culture and community in DTLA
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Design Precision in Jaeger-LeCoultre's Iconic Watches
A new collection of watches draws inspiration from one of the brand's milestone timepieces

From its heritage—and many records—to the proprietary components that beat in the heart of each handmade watch today, Jaeger-LeCoultre represents the best of the luxury watch world. There's personality, history and a finesse that can only come from...

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Design Precision in Jaeger-LeCoultre's Iconic Watches
A new collection of watches draws inspiration from one of the brand's milestone timepieces

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Harry's
Shave With Pride Set
$25

The fact that no two handles are exactly alike—thanks to a truly unique, celebratory and mystifying iridescent finish—is only a sliver of the allure emanating from the razor in Harry's new Shave With Pride set. The handles are a clever take on the rainbow association, of course, but it's really the fact that 100% of all profits get donated to LGBTQ charities including GLAAS, APLA Health, Self Evident Truths Project, True Colors Fund and more. And again, usefulness remains at the forefront, with three German-engineered blade cartridges and a foaming shave shave (though, cream is an alternative) also in the kit.

Blue Bottle
Cold Brew Bottle
$35

Make your own cold brew at home with Blue Bottle's handy, foolproof Cold Brew Bottle—all you need is ground coffee beans, water and time. Made in collaboration with Japanese company Hario, the bottle is crafted from dishwasher-safe components made from glass, silicone rubber, polypropylene and polyester and has a built-in filter. Simply add ground coffee to the filter, fill the bottle with fresh water and refrigerate for at least eight hours—after that just pour out your icy cold coffee and enjoy.

Warby Parker
Haskell Prism Sunglasses
$95

With $10,000 each going to The Trevor Project and Lambda Legal—two organizations that offer support to the LGBTQ community in a multitude of ways—Warby Parker's "Prism" collection of Haskell-style sunglasses offers a rainbow of colorways. From pink to red, blue and beyond, the new colorways are bright and statement-making—and our pick is Amethyst Crystal.

The Shining Overlook Hotel
The Shining Overlook Hotel Rug
$2,500

In runner form, famed designer David Hicks' orange and red hexagonal-patterned carpet accents the home of any Stanley Kubrick fan. Fortunately, however, it doesn't overwhelm with the same shocking sensations one finds within Kubrick's film The Shining, which features the pattern from wall to wall in The Overlook Hotel. It's just the right amount of reference, without being too garish or kitsch. Further, this officially licensed, limited edition rug is custom-made and hand-tufted from one-ply wool. Price is in Pounds.

Burero + Carver
The Ahi Cruiser
$195

Burero—who makes products made from recycled materials—has teamed up with skate brand Carver for an environmentally kind skateboard: the Ahi. With materials collected via the Bureo-founded Net Positiva initiative—a fishnet collection and recycling program in Chile—the Ahi is a a 27-inch cruiser with nine-inch wheels. Shaped with a concave deck and double kick-tail, the Ahi is designed for the pavement, but inspired by the ocean.

Converse
Pride + Miley Cyrus Chuck Taylor All Star High-Tops
$70

Year after year, Converse finds ways to bring a rainbow's worth of color to their annual Pride Collection. This time they enlisted the help of Miley Cyrus and the many designs convey true joy. Our favorite unisex style features glittery polka dots on the canvas upper—but there's a surprise underneath as well. We truly love the collection though because all net proceeds will support the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit benefiting LGBTQ youth.

Prospective Flow
Suna Hat
$80

Translated from Japanese, Sashiko stitching means "little stabs" or "little pierces." This is the technique with which Prospective Flow's Suna Hat has been crafted. Made from 100% cotton, this tulip style accessory is durable and packable—perfect for getaways. Available in three colorways—faded black, olive or natural—this off-white is our pick.

Jeremy Deller
"I Blame the Internet" Print
$1,800

Conceptual, video and installation artist Jeremy Deller's "I Blame the Internet" print combines relatable sentiment, comedy, charm and perhaps a legitimate tech-fear. The piece, screen-printed on mirrored card-stock, was part of an edition of 150 and measures 17.7 by 25.2 inches. A divergence from his oftentimes political works, this piece comments on mass communication, connection and popular culture. (Price is in British Pounds.)

Milk
Limited Edition Pride Pack
$28

With silver, rainbow-flecked glitter gloss (made for lips and/or skin) and an equality temporary tattoo stamp, Milk's Pride Pack is sheer celebration. All products included are vegan, cruelty- and talc-free. During June, the company is donating 50% of the packs' sales to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (aka The Center) which offers support, education and events for NYC's LGBTQ communities.

Aelfie
Poolside Indoor/Outdoor Rug
$65

Available in five different sizes, this indoor/outdoor rug can be a picnic blanket, living room tapestry, poolside rug and more. Crafted from 100% PET—a fiber made from recycled plastic soda bottles—it's environmentally friendly and top quality. Soft and wool-like to the touch, it can be vacuumed, shaken or even hosed so cleaning is easy.

Poketo
"As I Am" Pin
$10

Right to the point, Poketo's colorful "As I Am" lapel pin is made to celebrate you as you are. Plus, for the month of June, 50% of the proceeds from sales with go directly to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which offers the community support regarding health, housing, social services, education, leadership, advocacy and more. Last month the organization opened their 3,000-square-foot Trans Wellness Center—which is the result of six different local organizations joining forces.

Revel and Riot
"Queers for Fears" T-Shirt
$29

This all-genders, four-color printed T-shirt boasts a delightful take on the '80s English pop band Tears for Fears. Reading "Queers for Fears—angrier and scarier than ever," the shirt is made from 100% jersey knit, heavyweight cotton and is available from small to XXXL. Best of all, Revel and Riot is an LGBTQ non-profit organization that also donates proceeds to other significant organizations all year—not just during Pride Month.

Levi's
Rainbow Striped Socks
$18

Celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ community (as they do every year) Levi's has released their 2018 Pride Collection, and our pick from it is the two-pack of striped socks. Made from 77% cotton, they have plenty of stretch and feature the all-familiar and cheerful rainbow flag colors.

PHLUR
Sandara Perfume
$88

Inspired by a walk through Redwoods, PHLUR's new fragrance might be their freshest yet. Crisp, clean and summery, it's a scent for all genders and contains notes of forest air, violet, timur pepper, sandalwood and more. Made without parabens, phthalates, BHT, phenoxyethanol, polycyclic or alicyclic musks, all PHLUR's delightful perfumes are also hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably sourced and packaged using recycled materials—all reasons they're one of our favorite fragrance brands.

Maté
"Circle of Def" T-Shirt
$48

Available in black and white, or navy and red stripes, Maté's "Circle of Def" T-shirt is 100% cotton and—thanks to its boxy cut, made for all genders. With an embroidered logo on the chest, the brand's newest collection is old school motor inspired.

Apothecanna
Bug + Bite Insect Spray
$26

With warmer weather, mosquitoes and other insects begin their annual annoyance, but Apothecanna's natural spray tackles it two-fold, it both repels bugs and relieves the itching associated with bites. Made with citronella (which is a repellent and antiseptic), eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint oils, the potion also smells lovely (citrusy and woodsy), unlike most insect repellents on the market. Best yet, it can be sprayed all over—from face to feet—and it won't stain clothes.

Mademe + Converse
Platform One Star Sneakers
$110

Somewhat inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement, NYC-based brand MadeMe has always had a strong "girls to the front" vibe and a '90s-influenced style. Their collaboration with Converse makes perfect sense—and the platform One Star sneakers within the collection, even more so. Available in green or yellow corduroy, and black or blue suede, each pair also comes with a second set of MadeMe logo laces. Made with premium leather lining, these sneakers are part of a limited edition spring range.

Minnesota Street Project Editions
Fluxus Coloring Book
$10

From the mind of SF-based artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this second edition of the Fluxus coloring book (based on the art movement of the same name) features 12 new designs for readers to scribble, sketch and color in—or leave as is. The minimal but thoughtful 12-page zine is more or an "anti-coloring book" with lots of white space and just a few abstract shapes scattered throughout. Certainly an activity book for those with creative minds.

wacko maria
Mirrorball Hawaiian Shirt
$387

From Japanese brand Wacko Maria (founded by former J-League Football's Nobuhiro Mori and Keiji Ishizuka) comes an Aloha shirt with a difference. Part outer-space, part disco, part Hawaiian-vibed, this shirt combines a bunch of themes for a mash-up that really works. The black and white colorway also elevates it, and means it can be worn on even more occasions.

Lily Puffs
Vegan Cheddar Puffs
$20

Made with all-natural water lily seeds, organic extra virgin coconut oil, nutritional yeast, sea salt and paprika, Lily Puffs taste like a healthier version of cheese puffs—but with no actual cheese. With no sugar, these are a crunchy snack that satisfy, without any guilt. (Price is for six one-ounce packs.)

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Chaka Khan: Like Sugar
The Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan has returned with "Like Sugar," her first new music since 2007's Funk This. Produced by Major Lazer's Switch (who also put out a remix of the track), the super-funky tune builds off a classic dance beat. This undeniable...
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Soundcloud Pride Playlists
There's arguably no better way to announce Soundcloud's artist-curated playlists than with Pride, based on the impact of queer musicians for as long as time can remember. Tapping everyone from morgxn to Lauren Ruth Ward, Soundclouds playlists include...
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Prince: Mary Don't You Weep
From the upcoming posthumous Prince live album Piano & A Microphone: 1983, a divine rework of the spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep" was released on what would have been the beloved icon's 60th birthday. Recorded at the Kiowa Trail studio at Prince's...
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Deap Vally: Get Gone
With searing guitar and drums, LA-based duo Deap Vally delivers Get Gone—a punk number that clocks in under two minutes. It's a fitting blitz of a track, considering the subject matter: it's time to go. It's fun, fast and a nice taste of what's to...
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Say Lou Lou: Ana
Inflected with the trip-hop of yesteryear, without sounding like a throwback, Say Lou Lou's new track "Ana" is from their upcoming album Immortelle—the follow-up to their 2015 debut LP Lucid Dreaming. The duo (twin sisters Miranda Anna and Elektra...
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Spiritualized feat. J SPACEMAN: I’m Your Man
Another epic offering from Spiritualized, "I'm Your Man" soars ever-so-gently, though is frequently disrupted by sonic deep dives and recoveries. Directed by Juliette Larthe, the accompanying video is more narrative short film than musical punctuation...
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Swamp Dogg feat. Justin Vernon: I'll Pretend
With captivating blues flourishes and his own unique twist to auto-tuned soul vocals, Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams Jr) makes nothing short of art in his new collaborative track with Justin Vernon, "I'll Pretend." With a narrative about loneliness...
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Interpol: The Rover
With a sonic force that's easy to appreciate, "The Rover" announces Interpol's return. The track, a first glimpse at their forthcoming Marauder album, marks their first release with producer Dave Fridmann. It feels much like a turbo-charged joyride...
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MUTO feat. Oliver Dibley: Tessellating
A little warped but glittery and beautiful, Sydney-based MUTO's new track " Tessellating" features effortlessly slinky vocals by Oliver Dibley. The synth-heavy song shapeshifts from soundscape to banger and back again fluidly, never jarring the listener...
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Dorian Electra: Career Boy
Super-heavy on the synths, Dorian Electra's new track "Career Boy" is a banging bop, sensationally produced by Will Vaughan of Crystal Bats. While it's a playful tune, the lyrics also focus on Western society's obsession with work, money and professional...
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Michael Blume: Blunder
From the Stonewall Inn's annual Pride Reception (highlighting the Stonewall Inn Gives Back non-profit charitable organization) to Bonnaroo and an 8 June album release, Michael Blume's been busy using his music to advocate for others. "Blunder" off...

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