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Ten Extraordinary New Timepieces
Unexpected, inspiring and innovative wristwatches from Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève
by David Graver
With eyes ever-wandering to the whizzes and bangs of the smartwatch world, traditional luxury brands have amped up the wonders defining their own timepieces. To be honest, there's nothing quite like a watch. Even though people generally look to their...
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DJI’s Portable, Powerful Mavic Air High-Resolution Drone
The company's most dynamic three-axis gimbal device shoots videos in 4K
by CH Contributor
by Michael Frank When DJI launched the Spark Drone last year, anyone who likes to take photos on the move went a little nuts. Past drones, even the reasonably small, 1.6 pound Mavic Pro (three by three by four inches) couldn’t touch the .6 pound...
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Sundance Film Festival 2018: New Frontier Immersive Works
VR, AR and more developments in the future of storytelling
by David Graver
With more than two dozen virtual and augmented reality projects, as well as exhibitions and more traditionally formatted filmic work, New Frontier commenced last week at this year's Sundance Film Festival. In its 12th annual iteration, New Frontier...
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Wolff Olins + Print All Over Me's #bandtogether Bandanas
A charitable initiative powered by superb art and using creativity for good
by David Graver
It's been exactly one year since the shift in administration and if one good thing can be said of the erratic days, it's that there has been an outpouring of empathy, charity and protest from many. Aware that the organizations at the forefront defending...
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Cartier's Mystery Clocks Exhibition
19 time-telling art pieces with extraordinary history
by David Graver
A rare treat awaited guests of this year's prestigious SIHH luxury watch trade show: 19 of Cartier's extraordinary Mystery Clocks. Hand-selected by Pascale Lepeu, curator of the Cartier Collection, these time-telling artworks were brought to life between...
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Farewell to Dolores O'Riordan, a beautiful collab between Laurie Anderson + Kronos Quartet and more
by CH Editors
The Cranberries: Dreams Lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan has passed away at just 46 years old. The band was formed in 1989 by brothers Mike and Noel Hogan, and O'Riordan joined after responding to an advertisement for a singer to...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Batteries inspired by eels, make-up kits in space, naturally pink chocolate and more
by CH Editors
1. NASA's Make-Up Kits Astronauts take plenty of grooming products into space—soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes and more—but back in 1978, NASA believed women would also want a full make-up kit. NASA's History Office shared an image of the...
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Erotic Automation, Freak Vision + Damien Hirst from Ulysse Nardin
An installation and two new timepieces from the Swiss luxury brand all defy expectation
by David Graver
If asked to picture a room housing millions of dollars worth of Ulysse Nardin Swiss watches, or Swiss watches in general, what does your mind see? It's unlikely that you, or anyone, immediately imagines a dark-walled booth in Geneva, with oscillating...
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The House of Machines, Los Angeles
Community, culture, motorcycles and more in this new DTLA space
by CH Contributor
by Andrew Maness The growth that Downtown Los Angeles and its Arts District just east of the iconic skyline has been rapid and fascinating. One of the busiest areas is around the intersection of Mateo and 7th Streets, making the arrival of The...
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Astrological Signs Glow On Van Cleef & Arpels' Midnight Zodiac Lumineux Poetic Complications
The stars aligned atop these new automatic watches also illuminate with the motion of one's wrist
by David Graver
Once again, French jewelry and watch brand Van Cleef & Arpels demonstrates that there's a poetry to the stars. Among their latest pieces unveiled during SIHH (the prestigious Geneva-based watch trade sho) a series of poetic astronomy timepieces capture...
CULTURE
"One Year of Resistance" Group Show
On display now, 80+ artworks inspired by the current administration
by Katie Olsen
On now at NYC's The​ ​Untitled​ ​Space​, coinciding with the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, the group show ONE​ ​YEAR​ ​OF​ ​RESISTANCE features the work of 80+ artists—each of whom created pieces that celebrate art as activism, but...

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What is Reductionism?
Inspired by the New Range Rover Velar, we dig in to the less-is-more philosophy

“Reductionism is about taking away excess in design,” says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, and the Range Rover Velar, the brand’s newest vehicle, delivers on that maxim. From its debut at the London Design Museum to our first...

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What is Reductionism?
Inspired by the New Range Rover Velar, we dig in to the less-is-more philosophy
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CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes
Limited edition leather accessories made in Fez, Morocco

AAA is a design collective led by Alfred (aka Carmelo Tedeschi), an Italian designer and artist living in Fez. Tedeschi partners with fair trade local makers to bring to life his fashion-forward style within the world of Moroccan craft leather goods...

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CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes
Limited edition leather accessories made in Fez, Morocco
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CH Omakase 2017: Walter & Moretti Shade Lamp
A first edition of 15, made in France, from a company reborn

CH founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten found an original Shade lamp in Stockholm in 2000. They tried for years to learn more about the brand, which produced a small number of objects in limited quantities between 1968 and 1973. Fast forward many...

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CH Omakase 2017: Walter & Moretti Shade Lamp
A first edition of 15, made in France, from a company reborn

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Peet Rivko + Renee Phillips
Essentials Skincare Kit
$125

Packaged in a box featuring artist Renee Phillips' painting "Vortex," this Peet Rivko Essentials Kit contains three lush products. With zero toxins and zero irritants (that means no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, PEGs, silicones, petroleum
fragrance, limonene, essential oils, nut oils or floral extracts) there's a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and balancing face oil—all of which can be used daily. Together, these products aim to nourish and soften skin.

Stephen "ESPO" Powers
"Leave and Return" Print
$200

Almost all Stephen ESPO Powers' works contain terms of endearment or sweet messaging in his immediately recognizable style. This "Leave and Return" print (in a signed and numbered edition of 50) centers on one of Powers' favorite themes: home. The two-color screen print measures 24x24 inches—and the window is embellished by hand.

Acc Art Books
The Essential Marilyn Monroe
$41

Some 20 years in the making, this lovely book of Marilyn Monroe portraits contains many never-seen-before shots—thanks to Joshua Greene meticulously restoring and preserving the photos taken by his father, photographer Milton H. Greene, who was a business partner and personal friend of Monroe. More than just a study of a celebrity, the 250+ images explore a close bond and friendship. Further, it displays a son's passion for restoring his father's work.

Humankind
Razor Set
$39

With soft touch grip for a smooth gliding shave, the By Humankind razor feels like brand new—even when it isn't. While the short triangular-shaped handle moves as a natural extension of the hand—offering more control—the razor also stands upright (even on wet surfaces) helping keep the blades dry and resist germs and last longer. The set includes a razor, blade cover, carrying case, and refill cartridge to for smooth cheeks, chins, legs or whatever you want to shave.

IIUVO and Stefan Brüggemann
Bullshit Candle
$59

Despite its name, IIUVO and Stefan Brüggemann's "Bullshit" candle smells divine. With notes of Sichuan pepper, grapefruit, lavender, musk, guaiac wood and more, the candle was inspired by the theory of bullshit. According to the makers, the scent has been derived from the idle content that's found between truth and invention; the things we think but don't say. Price is in Euros.

REN
Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish
$60

This cane sugar body polish can be used all year 'round, but it's invaluable during the winter. Gently exfoliating, REN's Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish doesn't leave skin feeling stripped or dry, rather it will feel silky smooth and nourished (thanks to olive and almond oils) and slightly rose-scented. The fragrance is 100% natural, and the dense scrub is also suitable for vegans.

Various Projects + Phaidon
Ward Bennett Book
$95

With a career that spanned 50+ years, Ward Bennett's eye for elegance and minimal style was (and remains) undeniable. Known as a designer and artist who helped define an era, Bennett worked with clients including Sasaki, Japan, Chase, David Rockefeller, Tiffany & Co, and more—creating everything from furniture to flatware, jewelry to textiles. This lovely hardcover book explores his work across 280 pages and 300 illustrations—some of which have never been published.

BYREDO
Travel Perfume Case
$120

With silver letters reading "I ♥ U" hot-stamped directly onto leather, BYREDO's brand new travel case has been made in a limited edition just for Valentine's Day. The buttery leather is scratch-resistant, and the case's magnetic closure means it won't slip off easily in your bag. Just the right size for a 12-ml bottle of perfume, this case is also available in plain burgundy, black or beige if you're a little more quiet with your proclamations of love.

Lords of Harlech
Sweet Shawl Neck Sweater
$168

Beyond the expected warmth and softness of a clothing article composed of 30% cashmere and 70% superfine merino wool, the Sweet Shawl Neck Sweater delivers a series of unexpected attributes. From the relatively new menswear brand Lords of Harlech, the sweater is predominantly an intricately patterned two-color twist. It's thick but yields an elegant fit. And, there's an intarsia knit-in elbow patch in green and blue (not visible in the photo).

Makoto Koizumi
Kaico Enamel Kettle
$150

This white kettle from Tokyo-based designer Makoto Koizumi's "Kaico" series is subtle and stylish. Made from enamel-coated steel, it features a beechwood handle and maple knob, altogether creating an attractive but warm contrast. This lovely piece holds 49 fluid ounces. The "Kaico" series also boasts a butter warmer, saucepan and more.

Vitruvi
Quiet Essential Oil Blend
$24

If the new year has gotten off on the wrong foot and you're already feeling overwhelmed, aromatherapy can make a difference in transforming your headspace. Vitruvi's pre-blended essential oil bottles are slightly easier than mixing a bunch of separate ingredients yourself, and each blend has its own inspired mood or place. The Quiet blend (ylang ylang, geranium, amyris, clary sage) is great for recharging your mental batteries.

NOAH NY
Floral Dot Bandana
$32

Available in three colorways (sky blue, forest green and pink) NOAH NY's Floral Dot Bandana applies a bit of flair to a classic accessory. Crafted from 100% cotton, each bandana is made in the Shingora factory in India, which recycles all its water, and pays for the education of its workers' children.

seltmann + söhne
Tear-Away Polaroid 2018 Planner
$30

The limited edition nude version of the Photodarium is free of pornography cliches and stereotypes, but full of contemporary artistic takes on eroticism. Not safe for work (or kids, or conservative friends) it features several artists' work across its 380 tear-away pages. Price is in Euros.

Hardgraft
Leather iPhone and Cash Wallet
$145

Made for iPhone 7/8/X (and their Plus versions) this leather wallet is a classic design, crafted for modern needs. Lined with gray microsuede, its outer is buttery vegetable-tanned leather and Hardgraft says it's their slimmest wallet so far. With space inside for three or four credit cards, cash and (of course) your mobile phone, there's also a half-moon cut-out at the back for charging cords and easy access.

Bella Freud
Psychoanalysis Candle
$45

With 40 hours of burn time, this natural wax, hand-poured candle continuously smells divine. Floral notes of neroli and lilac are balanced against heavier fragrances, including tobacco and cedar. The black and white vessel, with a bold font, makes for a sophisticated but playful item. Price in British Pounds.

Lanvin
Dinosaur Vacation Shirt
$585

Made from 100% viscose, this Lanvin button-down looks—at first—like a corny Hawaiin shirt, but gaze a little longer and you'll see it's a Jurassic-themed delight. Covered in prehistoric creatures, the shirt features a patch pocket and split seams—adding a little sophistication to the playful design.

Everybody.World
Grandfather French Terry T-Shirt
$78

Available at their Los Angeles pop-up (and online), EVERYBODY.WORLD's Grandfather T-Shirt is composed of 100% cotton French Terry. It's stylish but timeless, invoking the clothes of yesteryears with its name and silhouette and yet ultimately delivering something present day. It's part of the brand's Contributor Collection, which is designed piece-by-piece by regular people—who are clearly out of the ordinary.

Superga
2750 Cotu Sant Ambroeus Sneakers
$99

It might seem strange that an acclaimed NYC restaurant group would put out a collaborative product with an Italian sneaker brand. And yet one glimpse at the peach-colored classic lace-up 2750 Sant Ambroeus sneakers from Superga and all concerns dissipate. In fact, not only are the cotton and natural rubber shoes good looking, they're durable and comfortable. As far as limited edition footwear goes, these are highly desirable.

Terrapin Stationers
Jerry Garcia Limited Edition Coloring Book
$20

Be it a tidal wave or a banyan tree, a "space container" and more, the hand-drawn and painted works of Jerry Garcia come to life again in Terrapin Stationers' new limited edition coloring book. There are eight Garcia works that can be colored any which way—and all of them leave substantial room for the imagination. Printed in West Haven, CT, it's an adult coloring book for a Grateful Dead super-fan or anyone looking to expand their mind. Matching colored pencil set also available.

Harold Import Company
Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker
$34

With an 18-ounce capacity, Harold Import Company's Penguin Shaped Cocktail Shaker makes for a whimsical, arguably elegant way to mix a drink. Drinks aren't supposed to be boring, so bar tools shouldn't either and this stainless steel shaker does everything one needs it to and more.

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Sam Gouthro: Down For This
San Diego-based DJ/producer Sam Gouthro (who is signed to Majestic Casual Records) released the very mellow "Down For This" late last year and it's been playing on the CH office speakers non-stop. The tune combines elements of soul, funk, jazz and...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
SG Lewis feat. J Warner: Aura
London-based DJ and producer SG Lewis is fast becoming a CH favorite, thanks to his atmospheric and laid-back style. His latest collaboration, with J Warner, "Aura" blends dance and soul seamlessly and the result is a funky dance floor-ready track...
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EDITORIAL
Laurie Anderson + Kronos Quartet: The Water Rises / Our Street Is a Black River
The second release from Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet's forthcoming collaborative album Landfall, "The Water Rises / Our Street Is a Black River" is a video featuring two back-to-back tracks. The album marks a first collaboration from the two...
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Abhi The Nomad: Marbled
In a true fusion of genres, Abhi The Nomad blends hip-hop, electronic, jazz and more on "Marbled" from his EP of the same name. The bop changes up in rhythm (while remaining super-catchy) as his flow remains effortless and flawless. Previous tunes...
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Cashmere Cat + Major Lazer + Tory Lanez: Miss You
With plenty of reverb, "Miss You" is a minimal but tropical track by Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer and Tory Lanez—with props to Palmistry for the original beat. While it's certainly got an island-style vibe, the tune steers clear of becoming gimmicky—thanks...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
The Cranberries: Dreams
Lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan has passed away at just 46 years old. The band was formed in 1989 by brothers Mike and Noel Hogan, and O'Riordan joined after responding to an advertisement for a singer to write lyrics and melodies...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Ryan Hemsworth feat. NewAgeMuzik): Four Seasons
DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth has teamed up with London-based afrobeats group NewAgeMuzik for a lush and atmospheric track called "Four Seasons." Hemsworth—who will release a new album this year—has created a hazy but glittering beat, over which NewAgeMuzik...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Nadine: Pews
With a thoughtful, percussion-driven oscillation, Nadine's "Pews" endears itself to eardrums, helped along the way by singer Nadia Hulett's warmth. It's the third track teased from the band's forthcoming debut—and it's a nostalgic wonder. Nadine's...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Karen O feat. Michael Kiwanuka: YO! MY SAINT
Written by the inimitable Karen O, "YO! MY SAINT" is a tune made for a KENZO short film that celebrates their spring/summer 2018 collection. Featuring vocals by English soul musician/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, it's a slow-burning and haunting track...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Jack White: Respect Commander
The second track to be released from Jack White's forthcoming Boarding House Reach album (after the profound, dynamic and epic lead single "Connected by Love"), Respect Commander flips over listener expectations. After minutes of layered, genre-defying...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Macross 82-99: Sailorwave II
Blending J-pop, funk, hip-hop, dance and more Macross 82-99 has the power to brighten up just about any gloomy day. Released late last year, Sailorwave II is an 11-track record by the Osaka-based producer, and it is sparkly, lush future-funk with cameos...

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