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BOLDR Expedition Swiss Automatic Field Watch
Six rugged, military-inspired styles from the repeat Kickstarter success story
by David Graver
Once again BOLDR has had great success launching their new models on Kickstarter, including their latest, the BOLDR Expedition Field Watch, which comes in six styles featuring a Swiss automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement inside. At 41mm it's a very...
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New Cookbooks from Los Angeles
Stories from the thriving Southern California culinary scene
by Julie Wolfson
The recent opening of Now Serving Cookbook & Culinary Shop brings together the best books by Los Angeles chefs and food writers, as well as a carefully curated selection of cookbooks highlighting food from around the world. Ken Conception and Michelle...
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EVERYBODY.WORLD Takes on "Less is More" Style
An LA-based brand with a unique approach to an industry of excess
by CH Studio
LA-based EVERYBODY.WORLD is doing something not many fashion brands are willing or able to do: simplifying and reducing their wares to the basics. That by no means results in lower quality goods or basic garb nobody wants to wear—rather it's the makings...
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A Björk mixtape, new music by Loma, a sad farewell to Chuck Mosley and more in this week's music
by CH Editors
Faith No More: We Care a Lot Former frontman of Faith No More, Chuck Mosley sadly passed away at 57 years old. During the mid '80s, when Faith No More was pioneering alt-metal (which ultimately made way for rap-rock), Mosley was the vocalist on the...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
A sad farewell to Lil Peep, photographs from punk-era NYC, Barbie gets a hijab and more
by CH Editors
1. Farewell, Lil Peep Lil Peep, a musician who rose to prominence over the last two years—blending rap, emo, trap and pop—has passed away at just 21 years old. Peep (born Gustav Ahr) recorded most of his songs in his DTLA bedroom, many of which...
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Interview: Couture Jewelry Designer Giampiero Bodino
A tantalizing display at this year's Salon Art + Design hints at the mastermind's vision
by David Graver
Even before entering the full-floor grandeur of The Salon Art + Design at NYC's Armory, guests of the design fair could set foot into a wooden jewelry box of a room populated with the works of Giampiero Bodino. Bodino's namesake brand, a part of the...
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No.One's Triple Black Bravo Sneakers
Full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather low-tops from the LA-based independent brand
by Josh Rubin
As LA's No.One footwear company makes clear, the name of their Triple Black Bravo isn't accurate. Really, the best way to understand just how remarkable the shoes are requires looking at all the ways they've used premium black materials. First...
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Artist and Chef Michael Cirino Makes Cocktails with Drones
Lifestyle website Per La Mente introduces us to a visionary and his curious flying process
by CH Studio
Everyone knows that waiting for a bartender to shake or stir your drink is a common annoyance associated with good cocktail making. Brooklyn creator Michael Cirino, boasting some serious Italian heritage cred, decided to change the game. As lifestyle...
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Inside the Brand New Louvre Abu Dhabi
From Da Vinci to Ai Wei Wei, in a stunning Jean Nouvel building that embraces the sea and sky
by Paolo Ferrarini
While in Dubai for Design Week, we took the opportunity to take a quick tour of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, possibly the most anticipated architectural opening of the year. The museum, designed by architect Jean Nouvel, welcomed their first guests just...
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Piaule's Minimalist Ceramic Vessels
Mindfully made pieces, crafted painstakingly in the USA
by Nara Shin
Only one set of dishware—a ceramic bowl and a plate—brings me joy daily. They were handmade for Piaule, an online-only brand that is painstakingly perfecting homewares one at a time; and as a testament to their work, I've never felt the need to...
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Dubai Design Week 2017: Global Grad Show
Design problem-solving from 43 countries across six continents
by Paolo Ferrarini
Sometimes graduate shows can be a mixed bag. There are great ideas but poor output or beautiful products without much to say. That said, some such shows are exceptionally interesting, and this is the case with Global Grad Show. The international showcase...

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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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Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985
Black and white photos from when the sidewalks were open-air stages

by Sun Bak In a time when people seem to pause only to snap the picturesque, new photo book "Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985" is an important reminder to take off the smartphone-induced blinders. The book is compiled of largely never-before-printed...

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Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985
Black and white photos from when the sidewalks were open-air stages
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Audi Debuts The Next Generation A7
The sexy new Gran Turismo turns on a line

"Projects like this, as a designer, are a dream. Everyone wants to draw sporty cars," says Sebastiano Russo, an Audi designer whose sketches helped land him a spot on one of Audi's most exciting cars, the new Audi A7 fastback. Audi invited us to their...

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Audi Debuts The Next Generation A7
The sexy new Gran Turismo turns on a line

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The Glad Hours x Austin Motel
Fingernails Sleep Mask
$85

It's a tale of two cities: The Glad House, the silk pajama-makers based in LA, stocked at the one-floor Austin Motel. The blood red fingernails on this silk eye mask match the red-orange vinyl cushion bed-frames and lip-shaped bedside phones—and signal the wrath to come of whoever disturbs thy beauty sleep. It's a hotel-level amenity worth bringing home.

Best Made Co + Hubert Herr
Cuckoo Clock
$698

Partnering with German clockmaker Hubert Herr, Best Made Co has produced a limited edition, fully mechanical cuckoo clock (that must be wound once a day). It's been handmade in Germany's Black Forest, with fir and birch sourced from the country. Herr is the only person to produce such a clock entirely in-house today. It's as intricate as it is charming—and it chimes every 15 minutes.

HAY
Clip Clip Spoon
$10

HAY's minimalist, architecture-inspired designs continue to impress, this time with their multi-tasking Clip Clip Spoon. The clever kitchen utensil doubles up as a measuring spoon and a clip that can seal a bag—whether it's coffee, sugar or anything else that needs measuring and sealing. Not only is it functional, but it looks sophisticated in a brass-colored stainless steel.

Three Potato Four
Naughty + Nice Key Rings
$8

Philadelphia's Three Potato Four has a wide range of retro hotel-inspired key rings, but this year they have released a catchy, limited edition style just for the holiday season. Available in white on pink, or red on white, they say "Naughty" on one side and "Nice" on the other. Made in the USA.

Master & Dynamic
MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
$549

Master & Dynamic's flagship MW60 wireless over-ear headphones are now available in a few new colorways for their 2017 holiday capsule collection, including olive green, camouflage, and black on black leather. As expected, the high-quality headphones still deliver impeccable sound drawn in part from patent pending stainless steel componentry. The new styles, though, make clear reference to the brand's home city: NYC.

Mast Brothers
The Fraggle Rock Collection Chocolate Bars
$8

Inspired by Jim Henson's beloved television show "Fraggle Rock," a metaphor for diversity and cohabiting peacefully, Brooklyn chocolatiers the Mast Brothers have released five limited edition bars, each featuring a different character. The brand selected five of their favorite varieties to adorn with characters for this collaboration. A portion of all proceeds benefits The Jim Henson Foundation and the Museum of the Moving Image, where the bars are sold—as well as at the Mast Flagship store in Brooklyn.

BYREDO
"Tree House" Room Spray
$85

Of course the actual fragrances of BYREDO's new range of room sprays are the most important, but the oversized black glass bottles are so sophisticated that you'll want to have it on display. Available in Bibliotheque, Cotton Poplin and Tree House, the perfumes are subtle but pretty. Our choice is Tree House, which has notes of bamboo, myrrh, leather and cedar. Price is in Euros.

United by Blue
Bison Quilted Throw Blanket
$128

Made in the USA, United by Blue's Bison Quilted Throw Blanket features B100 insulation, drawn from 60% Bison fiber and 40% regenerated polyester. It measures 50 by 70 inches, and an eight-inch baffling reflects classic design. Adaptive warmth is key here and the brand—known for its durability—never fails to deliver.

Booooooom
Magic Hour Photo Club Snapback
$30

To kick off Magic Hour Photo Club, Booooooom's forthcoming series of photography projects, they've launched with a 100% cotton snapback hat. The limited edition item features a woven label, small camouflage tag, and front and side embroidery. For photographers who dream of the magic hour, it's a nice addition to one's outfit when shooting.

Lunch at the Ritz by Zander Elliott
Brandon Maxwell's "The Panther" Earrings
$595

Brandon Maxwell's collaborative earrings with the Lunch at the Ritz jewelry brand by Zander Elliott shift—legs, tails, head and more—as the wearer moves. There's a ferocious charm to the whole range, sold exclusive on Maxwell's site, but the Panther and its ready-to-pounce look really captivates. The pieces will only be produced until 20 November 2017—and each is handmade in the US, meaning no two are exactly the same.

Blue Crow Media
Concrete Tokyo Map
$8

Full of unique, influential and fascinating concrete structures in Tokyo, this guidebook is in Japanese and English, and aimed at locals and visitors alike. With maps to striking buildings designed by Tadao Ando, Le Corbusier, Tengo Kanze and more, the book is edited by Naomi Pollock and features photography by Jimmy Cohrssen. Price is in Euros.

Mophie
Powerstation USB-C XXL Universal Battery
$150

A high-capacity universal battery, Mophie's latest Powerstation comes with both a USB-C output port and an additional USB-A output port. As far as power goes, there's enough here to charge a MacBook entirely, with some energy left over for other devices. The USB-PD tech within also allows for rapid charging, moving up to 30 watts at a time. Never one to ignore visual design, the Mophie team wrapped the device in a premium fabric. It's also 25% smaller than a standard portable charger with equivalent power.

Cowboy Cauldron
Ranch Boss Fire Pit
$2,995

With a 6'4" tripod height, a vast basin and even larger diameter, Cowboy Cauldron's Ranch Boss can hold a number of full logs and create a perimeter large enough for a whole family to sit around and enjoy. This is an outdoor tool for grilling on, cooking in or simply for taking in warmth while outside. Each cauldron has been crafted from solid, seamless, high-tensile plate steel—and while that alludes to its functionality and durability, it's also a beast of simple beauty.

Nixon
Our Lady of Guadalupe Time Teller
$125

Our Lady of Guadalupe has appeared everywhere from prayer candles to skate decks. Now, artist and professional skateboarder Jason Jessee has lent his rendition to Nixon watches for a new iteration of their 37mm Time Teller wristwatch. The art pops against the gold dial, case and five-link bracelet. Altogether it's a fun but respectful play on the icon.

Samin Nosrat
Salt Fat Acid Heat
$25

The stack of cookbooks gathering dust on the counter indicates that they're more food porn-turned-coffee-table-read than actually useful come dinnertime. Samin Nosrat's photography-free, anti-recipe cookbook "Salt Fat Acid Heat" is a guide to really understanding the science of cooking—like how to use salt better (the right amount, the right time, the right form), or just how balancing a couple drops of vinegar can be to soup. Offering less instruction and more intuition, the illustrated manual might be the final addition ever to your cookbook collection.

Yniq
Inferno Ski Goggles
$344

Produced and assembled in Italy, Yniq goggles for skiing and snowboarding blend a luxury aesthetic with functional components seamlessly. Protecting against harmful UV rays, the goggles offer an extreme peripheral field of vision and an anti-fog coating—so you'll see more no matter the mountain conditions. Anti-scratch, the lenses come in several different tints but we can't go past this intense orange iteration. Price is in Euros.

Nau
Boiled Wool Jacket
$275

From Nau's recent fall 2017 collection, the Boiled Wool Jacket builds a refined, tailored aesthetic from a rugged, hearty fabric. A true fall-to-winter coat, the Tirol-style 100% boiled wool piece effectively combats changing weather. Nuances like the raw-edged seams, slender fit and fabric stand collar make it unlike any other jacket out there. It's a handsome, effective piece of outerwear.

Clarks
Privo Slope Men's Boot
$175

From Clarks' brand new Privo collection—blending a minimal aesthetic with their ever-innovative engineering—comes the new Privo Slope. These are everyday-worthy low boots that can safely tackle winter: weatherproof, waterproof and featuring an insulated heat-retaining lining. The design aesthetic draws upon an alpine hiker silhouette—and with a comfortable EVA midsole and removable OrthoLite footbed, it's light enough to trek through the worst of it.

Ed Banger + AIAIAI
TMA-2 Headphones
$270

The Ed Banger Records team chose their favorite AIAIAI headphones, the TMA-2, which have been upgraded with a new reinforced PU headband for the collaborative release. The headband comes complete with a thick foam padding for more comfortable wear during long sessions. Delivering plenty of bass and clear sound, these headphones also come with two cables and a special edition Ed Banger carrying pouch to seal the deal.

Action Method
Action Book
$16

Designed by the team at Behance and based on the Action Method (which is, in essence, breaking down projects into their primary components), the Action Book is more than a typical notepad. Sections exist on each page for dates, times and notes, but there are also defined areas to write down your action steps and even items on the back burner. Printed on 80lb via vellum cool white, the spiral bound notebook has 50 pages to help users tackle their future projects.

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NVDES feat. REMMI: D.Y.T (Do Your Thing)
With a minimal but banging electronic riff, NVDES' new track "D.Y.T (Do Your Thing)" is the first single from their upcoming EP La Nvdité Vol. 2. Featuring effortless vocals from REMMI, the song builds seamlessly into a high-energy bop. NVDES is currently...
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Blitzen Trapper: Joanna
An acoustic tune strumming along the waves of a haunting narrative, Blitzen Trapper's "Joanna" tells the tale of a woman who shoots the man that sexually assaulted her. The somber song comes complete with a first person perspective video of the scene...
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Björk: The Cover Mix
With a track list that includes flute, various birdsong from Iceland and the music of Kelela, Kelly Lee Owens, Arca, Steve Reich and Serpentwithfeet, Björk's "The Cover Mix" is a mind-bending sonic adventure stretched across 46+ minutes. Assembled...
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Loma: Black Willow
An introductory track and video, "Black Willow" more or less announces Loma, a band featuring Shearwater singer Jonathan Meiburg, and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record. Together, they've produced eerie, mesmerizing soundscapes set to a...
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EDITORIAL
Ella Vos: I Know You Care
With "I Know You Care," Ella Vos continues her string of beautiful, powerful electro-pop tracks. Once again, the LA-based songwriter and vocalist delivers sing-along lyrics of tremendous depth. Her highly anticipated debut album Words I Never Said...
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Faith No More: We Care a Lot
Former frontman of Faith No More, Chuck Mosley sadly passed away at 57 years old. During the mid '80s, when Faith No More was pioneering alt-metal (which ultimately made way for rap-rock), Mosley was the vocalist on the breakout hit "We Care a Lot...
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EDITORIAL
Little Simz feat. Tilla: Poison Ivy
London-based Little Simz released "Poison Ivy" last year, but now the chilled out tune with Tilla has its own video. The moody black and white video perfectly accompanies the tune about difficult, toxic love—with Simz alone, playing the guitar. The...
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EDITORIAL
Breaking Forms: Carnival
From Boston-based Breaking Forms' recently released second EP DOS, "Carnival" reflects developments in Chilean New Wave—or all New Wave for that matter. Husband and wife duo Nicole L'Huillier and Juan Necochea formed the band in Chile just prior to...
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EDITORIAL
NE-HI feat. Jamila Woods: The Times I'm Not There
Two Chicago acts have joined forces for SocialWorks, a charity benefiting Chicago public schools. Rock group NE-HI's "The Times I'm Not There" was originally released in 2014—though this new version features the beautiful vocals of Jamila Woods and...
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Nilüfer Yanya: Baby Luv (ALASKALASKA Remix)
A remix that shakes the core of the original track, ALASKALASKA's take on Nilüfer Yanya's Baby Luv truly sparkles. The six-piece London group has turned the track into a synth-pop wonder—morphing it from its striking grunge origins. The original debuted...
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EDITORIAL
Martyn Heyne: Fårö
Berlin-based classically trained musician and composer Martyn Heyne's latest, "Fårö," woos with its eerie beauty. The electronic instrumental track features no vocals, only an oscillating, moody soundscape. Appearing on Heyne's debut full-length...

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