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Makers Mondays: Jason Schott of Schott NYC
With over 100 years in experience, the Made in America leather experts take us behind the scenes
by Hans Aschim
The word iconic gets thrown around a lot. From art to music to fashion, few true icons and iconic pieces actually exist. Holding its own among Warhol's soup cans and Michael Jackson is the Perfecto leather jacket from Schott NYC. Whether the name...
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Pusha T's "Lunch Money," the music from "Transparent," Japan's love for Soul Train and more in the music we tweeted this week
by CH Editors
Son Lux: Tundra Visitation Rentals A music festival with a dedicated couch-surfing program may seemingly be pointed at young indie hipsters, but the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht—a quaint town about an hour south of Amsterdam—is a serious music...
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Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
The renowned vodka brand's creative endeavor includes the chance to win a photograph by the grandfather of Pop Art himself
by Largetail
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Aura's Wireless Christmas Lights With just about everything going wireless these days, the team behind Aura thought it was time Christmas tree lights got the same treatment. After becoming fed up with untangling a never-ending mess of lights each...
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Makers Mondays: Earthy Furnishings
Four copper and wooden decor that help make a house (or apartment) a home
by CH Editors
As part of our ongoing support of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative (which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States) we have picked some stunning products that help...
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Carlo Scarpa's Casa Tabarelli, Rediscovered
Prague art collective OKOLO brings light to a once forgotten Italian architectural gem in a new exhibit in Sofia, Bulgaria
by Gabriella Garcia
From the peak of the Alps to the very tip of its boot, Italy is a country as rich in history as it is diverse in terrain. And though this is what makes the country so astonishing, it can also end up obscuring some of its most incredible cultural...
FOOD + DRINK
From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
After a significant distillery fire, a spicy and sweet limited edition libation
by CH Contributor
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
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Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
Sweden's online sales platform finally hits the US in a shop full of carefully selected products from lesser-known brands
by Hans Aschim
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
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Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
Crystalline wonder from Australian designer Christopher Boots at the French retailer's exquisite NYC boutique
by David Graver
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
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Flic: Cute as a Button
A Swedish start-up designs a handy wireless shortcut to your favorite actions on your phone
by Richard Prime
It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially...
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Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
Plates made from recycled plastic bags, emailed receipts, booze brewed in the basement and more at chef Douglas McMaster's ambitious project
by CH Contributor
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...

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Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
Elegant furniture masks a complete kit to fill a room with sound

We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver...

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Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
Elegant furniture masks a complete kit to fill a room with sound
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Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar

In the world of men's formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers...

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Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar
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Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

Recently, we asked Felicia Ferrone of Fferrone Design for a hand in a project designing custom glassware for The Macallan Rare Cask whisky. In collaboration with Gentner Design, the duo created stunning custom glassware—as well as a special carrying...

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Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

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Word of Mouth: St. Pauli, Hamburg
A red light district turned creative arts corridor offers up 24 hour parties, exploratory cocktails and music galore
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Word of Mouth: Kelowna
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Judi Powers Jewelry
Aquamarine Water Drop Ring
$150

Judi Powers has been making a name for herself with her whimsical, ethically-sourced jewelry collection, all designed and crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Powers' Water Drop ring is an understated stunner, with an aquamarine cabochon gemstone set in recycled sterling silver. Powers cites the ocean as her inspiration, saying that the cool blue color of the cabochon is both "soothing and appealing."

The Brothers Crisp
St. Crispins Day Boot
$528

Handmade in Connecticut with rich 7oz leather from Chicago's celebrated Horween tannery, the St. Crispins Day Boot is a sturdy six inch boot built for roughing
it in the woods or a long day in the city. The vegetable-tanned, cognac-hued leather upper is accented with vintage tweed and waxed olive Cone Mills duck canvas, and finished with sturdy a Vibram sole.

Daniel Michalik Furniture Design
CH + AmDC: Cork Box
$56

Known for his cork furniture, Daniel Michalik started experimenting with the material in early 2004 when he was still finishing his graduate degree at the Rhode Island School of Design. Michalik's talent for the medium is evident in everything from lounge chairs to toy boats, as well as this 5"-square cubed secret stash box created specially for Cool Hunting.

Steven Alan
Reversible Bomber
$495

Two understated looks emerge from Steven Alan's Reversible Bomber. On one side you have dark gray worsted wool, and on the other there's a slightly edgier black canvas to contend with. Different day, different look, same quality jacket.

Burgundy Assemblage
Deok
$235

This sleek merino wool felt and calfskin leather sleeve from Deok is as luxurious as it is versatile. Perfect for carrying everything from magazines and important documents to tablets, the sleeve offers durable shock-proof protection for electronics. Expect this to be a daily companion and travel essential.

Turnbull & Asser
Leather Business Card Holder
$165

As purveyors to the royal family, historic British brand Turnbull & Asser has served as a symbol of fine British craftsmanship since 1885. But they don't just worry about looking dapper—they also developed a raincoat which doubled as a sleeping bag for the British Military during WWI. Their simple leather business card holder, for example, goes through 10 manufacturing stages before a final hand-polish.

A Peace Treaty
Constellation Neon Scarf
$95

A Peace Treaty pays homage to the exuberant acrylic paintings of artist Jeffrey Gibson in the form of an oversized scarf. The ultra-soft wrap features his signature irregular geometric mosaic pattern edged by a border of colorful dots.

Tie Mags
Tie Mags
$30

Traditionally, to prevent a tie from flip-flopping all over the place, tie clips required, poking holes in the accessory, while tie bars clamp down quite hard and still leave a mark. Now, with an array of handsome options, Tie Mags utilizes industrial-strength magnets to lock a tie into place—with no harm done to the tie itself. Their lovely collection keeps things neat, without the longterm damage.

A Detacher
Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl
$32

Coffee plays an important role in many lives, and it deserves the proper vessel. The Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl sold by A Detacher offers a satisfyingly rotund mug for your brew with the ultimate balance of beauty, simplicity and function.

Vik Prjonsdottir
Baby Seal Body Suit
$260

Your toddler takes on all the cuddliness of a baby seal in this adorable sheep wool suit from Vík Prjónsdóttir. The pouch was inspired by an Icelandic folk tale involving a lucky fisherman and the lady he loved, who crooned "Oh woe is me, I have seven children on land and seven in the sea." The most stylish of snuggies, this bag of warmth lends your little one supreme comfort in the iciest of temps and has us pining for one in our size.

McSweeney's
It's Decorative Gourd Season Mug
$12

You know what time it is, so get the motherf*ckin' mug and celebrate. Simple and sturdy, it'll warm you up all though the season and beyond.

Deborah Pagani
Talula Earrings
$6,380

From NYC-based jewelry designer Deborah Pagani, the Talula earrings project an air of effortless style whether paired with jeans and a T-shirt or an evening gown. White gold houses labradorite and rose quartz double drops, while gray diamonds lie within the Art Deco-inspired fringe.

Rutherfords of England
Traditional Music Case
$760

Originally created to carry sheet music, this classic leather case just as easily supports a MacBook Air or a bevy of reading materials. Each is handmade in Rutherfords' workshop in North West England by highly skilled craftsmen who use locally tanned leather from Joseph Clayton & Sons, and features a solid brass bar folded over the handle that keeps items secure.

The Principals
Moon Rock Coasters
$35

An out-of-this-world cocktail deserves a proper perch—nothing less than, say, the Principals' Moon Rock Coasters. Inspired by the cosmic beauty of asteroid fields and comet debris, the set of four comprises four prismatic slabs cast in concrete.

Hock
Rotator Jump Rope
$375

For those that take fitness as seriously as they take design, look to German newcomer Hock. Founded in 2009 by Kristof Hock, the eponymous label uses only certifiably sustainable and natural materials for its handsome workout gear, while adhering to a forward-thinking design philosophy. The pragmatism of both leads to equipment you can count on workout after workout, year after year.

Donna Wilson
Bear Wrapping Paper
$15

Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.

FlaneursPocket
Hand-Painted Wooden Planters
$50

New York-based FlaneursPocket requires two sets of hands: in her bedroom-turned-wood shop, Veronica Acosta cuts wood with a circular saw and sands the pieces down into quirky irregular prisms; Lauren Manning determines the color palettes and paints each one by hand. From teal and gold to neon yellow, these planters add spunk and personality to any windowsill or desk.

Nymphenburg
Peacock Feather Memento Mori
$8,640

Across myriad religions and ancient myths, the peacock feather has always carried a positive symbolic meaning, especially that of renewal. Porcelain manufactory of the Bavarian crown, Nymphenburg, has incorporated the avian emblem into their works since the 1700s. Here the feather has been meticulously hand-painted onto a brilliant limited edition skull, which is signed by the artist.

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The Three Degrees: 天使の囁き (When Will I See You Again)
This week Japanese hip-hop scholar Dexter Thomas penned a second installment of his look into Japan's connection to Soul Train, highlighting the band Yellow Magic Orchestra—the only Japanese band to ever perform on the show, and an Afrika Bambaataa...
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Music from "Transparent"
November 20th marked Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which honors those who have lost their lives because of anti-transgender prejudice. (Reportedly, a person is killed somewhere in the world every two days for expressing gender nonconformity...
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Tinashe (feat. SchoolBoy Q): 2 On
After listening to LA-based singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe's recently released EP Encino, which features two original tracks and two covers (Arthur Russell and Harry Nilsson), you might be surprised to hear his current guilty pleasure song is the club...
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Pusha T: Lunch Money
This week Funk Master Flex premiered a new original track from Virginia's Pusha T, his first solo drop since 2013's My Name is My Name. "Lunch Money" sees King Push spitting as aggressively as ever—albeit over a more abstract than usual beat from none...
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Son Lux: Tundra Visitation Rentals
A music festival with a dedicated couch-surfing program may seemingly be pointed at young indie hipsters, but the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht—a quaint town about an hour south of Amsterdam—is a serious music fan's affair. Founded in 2007, the...
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Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)
English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off. Hopkins released his Asleep Versions EP this week, a 25-minute...
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Bill Withers: I Can't Write Left-Handed
This week, 11 November marked a commemorative day in which many Western countries paid tribute to the the men and women who bravely served in our armed forces. Their heroic efforts are painstaking and singular in a way that most people will never truly...
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The Sugarhill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg in Paris' Marais district is letting guests take the hotel's lobby "soundtrack" home with a mix compiled by Guillaume Sorge. The artistic director at Red Bull Studios Paris has selected 12 songs to take listeners through different...
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Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank from the early '80s rap trio The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this week at just 58 years old after a battle with cancer. The industry pioneer's career began with him as a music manager for hip-hop artists...
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Julie London: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam. Hear them all in...
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The Juan Maclean: Love Stops Here
"We love songs that build, measure after measure—beat after beat. The type of songs you listen to a dozen times in a row to pinpoint the exact turning point from slow burn into a jam. This comes a lot from our years spent as Finger On The Pulse DJs...