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Electronic, synthpop, neo-classical and more in this week's musical wrap-up
by CH Editors
Wild Nothing: Partners In Motion From Wild Nothing's fourth album Indigo, set for release in August, comes "Partners in Motion" which blends '80s new wave influences with gauzy dream-pop and flawless contemporary production styles. The result is rich...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Tons of hidden diamonds, Jupiter's new moons, America's last Blockbuster and more
by CH Editors
1. Some Recently Discovered Moons of Jupiter are Weirder Than Others Scott Sheppard's astronomy division at the Carnegie Institution for Science hunts for objects in very distant parts of our Solar System. Sometimes, however, they're able to scour...
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Kenzo, Tiger Beer + World Wildlife Fund's Capsule Collection
Four artists design bold limited edition garments for the Rare Stripes charitable collaboration
by David Graver
The global wild tiger population has dropped to a staggeringly small 3,890. It will continue to diminish without the aid of preservation organizations—and those who can offer their support to these non-profits. With that in mind, iconic fashion brand...
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Winning Imagery from the iPhone Photography Awards 2018
Recognizing especially talented photographers using the pocket-sized devices
by Josh Rubin
Photographers across the world use filters, frames and high-tech tools to make their work look great. But sometimes the simplest option does the job best. The iPhone Photography Awards—which have recognized photographers for their iPhone skills...
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Word of Mouth: Guadalajara, Mexico
Tradition and modernity collide in this buzzing city full of art, food and charm
by CH Contributor
by Leora Novick Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, may be large but its Lafayette neighborhood has been making a name for itself as a niche haven for art, design and culinary delights for some time. The streets are lined with stately homes, colorful...
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International Talent Support 2018: Swatch Art Prize
Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen evokes a sense of nostalgia through her winning installation
by Paolo Ferrarini
Parallel to the main prize at International Talent Support (ITS), the ITS Artwork concept competition focuses on free artistic expression beyond traditional categorization. This award began in 2014, thanks to Swatch and its Global Creative Director...
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Interview: Giles Taylor, Former Design Director at Rolls-Royce
We discuss the new Phantom and what luxury means to car-buyers
by Evan Orensten
Rolls-Royce has long been associated with luxury, but in the ever-evolving world of auto, that concept is changing too. While quality materials and craftsmanship remain significant factors, many ideas surrounding opulence and decadence have become...
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Inside the Festival d’été de Québec, 2018
Eleven days of diverse music and art programming at Canada's largest outdoor cultural happening
by David Graver
No amount of photography can truly capture what it means to attend the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). Stretching across sprawling riverside parks and, at times, tucked within the intimate stages of Québec City, the multi-venue indoor/outdoor happening...
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Jason + Allison Flom's Charming, Impactful "Lulu is a Rhinoceros" Book
A real-life bulldog addresses self-identity in a world imagined by her family and artist Sophie Corrigan
by Evan Orensten
Flipping the final page of "Lulu is a Rhinoceros" affirms one thing: truly impactful storytelling marries an important character with a thoughtful plot—all through a resonant message. Music industry icon Jason Flom, his daughter Allison Flom and...
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English Charm at the Deer Path Inn on Chicago’s North Shore
A destination demonstrating the masterful touches of inn-keeping
by CH Contributor
by Kristy Alpert The Deer Path Inn—located in Lake Forest, Illinois—is under an hour's drive from the Chicago International Airport, yet feels like it could be in England. The building has been around since the 1960s, but it wasn’t until 2016...
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High-Quality Custom Shirts and Suits by Black Lapel
From exquisite silhouettes to premium materials at affordable prices, all done online
by David Graver
The difference between off-the-rack and custom suits and shirts cannot be further. Everything from one's shape to style bears the brunt of this difference. And regardless of how much you love your tailor, there's nothing like donning an article of...

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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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Autodromo's Supercar-Inspired Ford GT Owners Edition Chronograph
An exclusive, personalized wristwatch from the NY-based driving-oriented lifestyle brand

After a successful consumer-facing collaboration that drew inspiration from Ford GT models of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, New York-based design brand Autodromo has revealed another partnership with the iconic Detroit automaker. And this time, the timepiece...

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Autodromo's Supercar-Inspired Ford GT Owners Edition Chronograph
An exclusive, personalized wristwatch from the NY-based driving-oriented lifestyle brand

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Nanamica
Wind Cap
$115

Composed of micro-polyester taffeta with a water-repellent coating, Nanamica's wind cap can successful handle the elements. It's the vibrant yellow colorway that truly stands out from others in this category. From Japan's Nanamica, the cap's details—six-panel construction, embroidery, adjustable strap—all demonstrate superb attention to detail.

Soma
Soma Brew Bottle
$40

Soma makes beautiful, sustainable water bottles, filters and pitchers. It was only a matter of time until their technology was used to create coffee products with the same principles in mind. The Soma Brew Bottle allows you to brew 12 ounces of hot (instantly) or cold (overnight) coffee in a double-insulated glass bottle. Of course, it works perfectly for tea too.

Simple Union
Vintage Kofu Straps
$880

These vintage Kofu bands are hand-cut from late-1800s, Meiji period Japanese textiles and reinforced with fine leather. They can easily replace the comes-with-the-watch band you're using with now–be that on an Apple Watch or an automatic timepiece—and do so with worldly elegance. Price is in Hong Kong dollar.

Prestel
"Free The Tipple" Cocktail Book
$15

From Serena Williams to Marlene Dietrich and Virginia Woolf, 60 powerful women provide the inspiration for cocktail recipes in Jennifer Croll's cocktail book "Free The Tipple." Including vivid illustrations from NYC-based artist Kelly Shami, the book truly celebrates icons across many disciplines. And Croll does a superb job of tying the drinks' ingredients back to the inspiration, whether it's the use of earthly components (like beets) for Marina Abramović or champagne for Coco Chanel.

Malibu Sandals
Zuma Whiskey Sandal
$100

With their signature m-grip outsole and an upper composed of 10 hand-woven vegan leather straps, Malibu Sandals offer snug comfort through a variation on the traditional Mexican huarache design. For long strolls on beaches, boardwalks or any summertime destination, an anatomically correct ultra-soft footbed sets these further apart. Our style choice, the Zuma in the color whiskey, feels both timeless and contemporary.

Luci
Pro Light
$36

Small but powerful, this inflatable lantern offers 50 hours of light per complete charge for all outdoor (or indoor) adventures. Charged up via USB or simply solar energy, it can also reverse course and use its two-way port to top up a cellphone battery. Waterproof and light, it's easy to stow and unfold at picnics, camping adventures and more.

Curious Corners Studio
Yamato Indigo Leather Coasters
$48

Coasters can be kitsch, dull or oftentimes overly-branded. This set of gradient indigo-dyed ones isn't any of that. Hand-dyed and then treated with natural leather oil, these sophisticated coasters elevate cocktail hours. And, because they're dyed by hand, each one is entirely unique—with some of the flaws being exactly what's most charming about them.

VINGLACÉ
Wine Bottle Cooler
$90

Not only is the VINGLACÉ wine bottle cooler double walled and vacuum insulated, it's also much more portable than an ice bucket or multi-item cooler. Made for one single bottle, this product keeps summer wines chilled without ice. Just unscrew the the top, put your chosen bottle of wine inside, screw the lid back on, and you're set for beach outings, picnics, camping and more. This stainless steel option is also fingerprint-resistant, so the look remains clean.

Zioxla
Strange Plants III
$40

With a section dedicated to Ren Hang, "Strange Plants III" also features work by 50+ other artists. Published by independent house Zioxla, this 164-page book (like those before it) celebrates plants in art—in weird and wonderful ways. From oil paintings of the foul-smelling corpse flower to a poodle sculpture made from vines, the work within is made for anybody who understands nature is, itself, an artwork.

blluemade
Soft Pocket Shirt
$240

The guayabera shirt (aka Camisa de Yucatán) is a traditional Caribbean-style button-down, usually made from linen or cotton for breathability in warmer climates. This lovely take on the classic offers a streamlined silhouette that's perfect for all genders, and features a large utilitarian pocket. What wins us over, though, is the lush green colorway—appropriately named "leaf." This piece is made from 100% Belgian linen in NYC.

Ben Sanders
"Abolish ICE" Print
$20

Limited to an edition of 100, this "Abolish ICE" print by Ben Sanders doesn't just look good, but all profits are being donated to RAICES—an organization that free and low-cost legal assistance to those facing detention at the US border. Measuring 24 by 36 inches, it's printed on 80LB gloss-book stock, and is signed and numbered by the artist.

NOMOS
Aqua Watch
$2,500

Once again, German watch brand NOMOS allows their design knowledge to inform two striking, playful pieces. The new Aqua collection features "siren white" iterations of their Club and Ahoi Neomatik models (18 different versions, in fact). Ready for diving, these sporty automatic watches can be dressed up or down. Timepieces in the Club line begin at 2,500€, while the Ahoi series starts at 3,240€.

Rexford Knives
Rexford Utility Tool Seigaiha Pattern
$169

Legendary knife-designer Todd Rexford's latest exclusive multi-tool collaboration with Urban EDC Supply features a Japanese "Seigaiha" pattern, custom-machined by Rexford himself. The slender titanium item features a blade, hex tool, flathead screwdriver and pry bar—and a bottle opener. Measuring 3.5 inches, it can be stowed away just about anywhere.

CORE + RIND
Cheesy Cashew Sauces
$13

In original and spicy chipotle flavors, CORE + RIND's two cheesy cashew sauces offer a 100% vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and plant-based topping alternative. Both are rich and creamy, and complement savory dishes. Further, all feature whole ingredients and pack plenty of nutrients.

KARA x Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Serpent Bottle Opener
$38

KARA, in collaboration with design duo Chen Chen & Kai Williams, has made a silver serpentine keychain that's as elegant and attention-grabbing as it is good at popping bottles. Made from stainless steel, it's durable and portable—measuring just over three inches long.

Only NY
Parks Department Cap
$40

While getting out into nature—whether it's tucked inside the city or in the wilderness beyond—you can support NYC's parks with this cap. Proceeds from the sale (as with all items in the Only NY's NYC Collection) go to the City of New York, specifically to the Department of Parks. Made from 100% cotton chino twill and with an adjustable strap, it's suited to all sizes and genders.

Carver Surf Racks
Surfboard Rack
$135

Carver Surf Rack's small block rack holds your surfboard to the side of your bicycle, without getting in the way of your pedals. It utilizes an unbreakable clamping system, machined in Loveland, Colorado. For those who bike to the beach, all the rack needs is human balance, a board and some enthusiasm.

Keratin Complex
Picture Perfect Hair Masque
$35

With deep-conditioning and bond-sealing, this hair mask leaves follicles feeling soft and hydrated. It is ideal for balmy summer days as it aims to make tresses silky and smooth—combating the frizz that comes with humid climates. Replenished with botanicals and butters, hair can then tackle many weather-related challenges.

Heimplanet
Fistral Tent
$570

Made to fit two people, this inflatable tent is crafted from stiff, weather-resistant polyester. There's also plenty of room for gear and cooking equipment—and a functional flow-through design means there are two entrances and two vestibules. This also helps with air circulation, furthered by two closable ventilation points. Weighing just over five pounds, it's also easy to carry and set up. (Note that an air pump isn't included in the kit.)

Beltology
André Saraiva Belt
$125

From the green Italian webbing interwoven with flex, to the drum-dyed nappa leather trim and leather-wrapped buckle, every component of artist André Saraiva's collaborative range with Beltology represents the most premium choice in its category. It's the vibrant colorways and the foil stamp of Saraiva's illustrated character Mr. A, that elevate the accessory to something beyond expectation. Saraiva took inspiration from a belt he purchased on the streets of Paris decades ago and, as evident as that is, this is certainly a contemporary collection.

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EDITORIAL
Polo & Pan: Canopée
Stepping up to the challenge of matching their internationally successful single with a music video, French electronic duo Polo & Pan has released an animated film for "Canopée." A wonderland of predominantly primary colors and simple shapes, the Bleu...
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EDITORIAL
The Blow: The Bath
Across the 11-minute video for "The Bath," The Blow's Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich somehow captivate through relative stillness. It's the glowing, pulsing colorscapes and the ambient sound-waves—composed in one take by Dyne using both analog and...
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EDITORIAL
Wild Nothing: Partners In Motion
From Wild Nothing's fourth album Indigo, set for release in August, comes "Partners in Motion" which blends '80s new wave influences with gauzy dream-pop and flawless contemporary production styles. The result is rich, but hazy, and ultimately, dynamic...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Nico Cartosio: Snow Above The Earth
For anyone sweltering in summer sun, "Snow Above The Earth" offers a refreshing neo-classical reminder of one of nature's other powers. The composition, by Nico Cartosio, honors young musicians thus far unable to fulfill their potential in the world...
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EDITORIAL
Third Eye Blind: Joke (Chastity Belt Cover)
Teetering on some strange, beautiful line between '90s radio-rock familiarity and the indie ethos of today, "Joke" sees Third Eye Blind reveal the first track from their forthcoming all-covers EP Thanks For Everything. Of course fans of the band will...
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EDITORIAL
SKOLES: Am I Going Too Crazy?
As far as debut tracks go, "Am I Going Too Crazy?" hits the mark. Rhythmic, rich and catchy, the song hints at what we can expect from British singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SKOLES aka Jack Edwards while delivering a statement...
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EDITORIAL
Guided by Voices: You Own The Night
Offering a telescopic glimpse at Guided by Voices' February 2019 album Zeppelin Over China, "You Own The Night" lands the rock act's indie-anthemic sound with gusto. Another gem in Robert Pollard's prolific portfolio, the track rises and falls with...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Lonnie Holley: I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America
Nothing short of a poet, Lonnie Holley delivers a razor-sharp portrait of the state of the States with his latest single "I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America." From the vocal onslaught to the militant percussion and an eerie brass section, the track bulldozes...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Giorgio Moroder + Raney Shockne: Moyocoyotzin
Italian dance legend Giorgio Moroder (aka the Father of Disco) has teamed up with composer and producer Raney Shockne for the soundtrack from crime series "Queen of the South" and the result is pulsating dark disco that thrills. Premiering on Stereogum...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Teddy Geiger: I Was in a Cult
Teddy Geiger's been rather busy over the last five years, collaborating with many well-known artists on their music—and delivering several hits in the process. Now, she returns with her first solo material in five years. It's nothing shy of a powerful...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Valentine feat. Rob Araujo + patches: Embrace
"Embrace" is a jazzy electro tune from producer-turned-vocalist Valentine, multi-instrumentalist Rob Araujo, and rapper patches. The three connect on the third installment of singles from Valentine’s upcoming album Falling, out soon on Majestic Casual...

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Word of Mouth: Guadalajara, Mexico
Tradition and modernity collide in this buzzing city full of art, food and charm
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English Charm at the Deer Path Inn on Chicago’s North Shore
A destination demonstrating the masterful touches of inn-keeping
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A state of splendid isolation known for lobsters, blueberries and the great outdoors
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Escaping into Nobu Shoreditch, London
A serene East London destination with incredible dining
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Sir Terence Conran's (RED) Suite at the ANDAZ Hotel, London
We speak with the famed designer about his new project supporting the AIDs organization
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Word of Mouth: Greenville, South Carolina
Exploring the food-lover's paradise, from gourmet popcorn to handcrafted cocktails
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Exploring the Westfjords with Hidden Iceland
Balancing adventure and relaxation in the island nation's remote region
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Paint Your Pride with Anthony Goicolea + Airbnb Experiences
Help complete a new mural with the creator of the first official LGBTQ monument commissioned by New York State
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CH Edition Morocco: Cinémathèque de Tanger
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CH Edition: Morocco
For our fourth hosted travel experience we visited three magical cities, each full of inspiring craft, design, food and people