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Word of Mouth: Barcelona
Some of our favorite spots in Spain's exhilarating seaside city
by CH Contributor
by Andrew Maness Nestled up against the Mediterranean Sea, Spain’s second largest city impresses with its approachability. In Barcelona there’s no shortage of elevated spaces with public access, seemingly every hotel has a rooftop with a bar and...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Solo Sundays
Products for taking time to log off and unwind
by CH Editors
Much more than just treating yourself to something expensive, self-care is about switching off and focusing on your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. The most important factor, of course, is taking time out to do all this. Logging off for an...
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Jim Shaw + Mike Kelley's "Michigan Stories" Exhibition at MSU Broad
Two worlds of beautiful chaos collide in the Zaha Hadid-designed museum
by David Graver
Long before revealing The Broad Museum, LA to the world, Eli and Edythe Broad commissioned the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Its location in suburban East Lansing may be the only reason the facility doesn't have name recognition like...
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Test Drive: 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Trekking across Crete in the luxury SUV's three forthcoming versions
by CH Contributor
by Jaclyn Trop The German language has a way of using one word where English needs five. "Stimmig," Porsche's director of exterior design and styling Peter Varga uses to describe the 2019 Porsche Cayenne. It invokes a snug fit of disparate elements...
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Tech Evolutions that Simplify the User Experience
We're moving on from the age of pointing and clicking
by CH Studio
The mouse enabled graphical interfaces decades ago. Wireless data enabled us to remain connected on the go. Faster processors and smaller sensors have increased the range of what our devices can do. In this world of rapidly evolving tech, consideration...
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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...
FOOD + DRINK
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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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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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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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
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Model 33
$75

Plastic milk crates, IKEA Kallax shelves, repurposed wooden crates—these classic storage options tend to hide the one of the best things about owning vinyl: album covers. Kickstarted into reality, Chicago-based flipbin has designed a slightly angled aluminum holder for easy browsing (and flaunting). The Model 33 can hold about 33 12-inch records, more than enough for an epic holiday party playlist. Lovingly made in the USA, it comes in nine different colors for extra decor flexibility.

Howl + Hound
Crimson Winter Toile
$14

With a classy, crimson and white nature patterning on high-quality fabrics, this Howl + Hound premium crafted bandana makes for a seasonal accessory. Each bandana is made to order in Brooklyn and quantities are limited. In no way twee or tacky, the refined pattern here really makes all the difference.

Glerups
The Slip-On Camp Sole
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A 100% natural wool composition whisks moisture away while sustaining, maintaining and amplifying the natural heat your feet produce. There's enough flexibility to allow for an easy slip-on experience every time, while this particular Huckberry-exclusive version offers a slip-resistant rubberized sole. Further, these indoor shoes are entirely handmade in Denmark.

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Large Tote Bag
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Predominantly composed of canvas with an affixed vegetable-tanned leather embellishment, Feit's new large tote is the epitome of the functional bag. A simply modern design accompanies a substantial amount of stow space. This bag's strength is ease of use but with components handmade by Florentine artisans in Italy, there's definitely a luxuriant edge.

ClubM
24K MBox Elite Cannabis Collection
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120 products, with a value totaling over $24,000, can be found within the limited edition 24K MBox cannabis kit from California's ClubM. The organization is releasing just five of these boxes, altogether—and each purchase includes a two-year subscription to ClubM. Within, one will find everything from an encrusted vaporizer (with over 200 individually placed Swarovski crystals) to a 24K gold blunt tip with 420 diamonds. There's also plenty of marijuana and a VIP cannabis concierge line for cannabis recommendations and refills. Unsurprisingly, this box is hand-delivered.

The Glad Hours x Austin Motel
Fingernails Sleep Mask
$85

This sleep time product is a tale of two cities: produced by The Glad House, the silk pajama-makers based in LA, and stocked at the one-floor Austin Mote. 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.

Saje
Reflexology Kit
$40

Easy to use and affordable, Saje's kit makes it simple to incorporate reflexology into your daily routine. With two essential oils—one for energy and one for stress release—the kit also includes a mat that works with your own weight to massage contact points on your feet. Promoting better balance and general wellbeing, this kit is for anybody who needs a little time to relax.

Rosenberry Rooms
Fire Captain Rocking Toy
$156

Forever a staple in children's rooms (or playrooms), a rocking toy encourage imagination and physical activity. With Rosenberry Rooms' high-end (but not obscenely priced) options, one finds bright hand-painted colors atop premium carved wood. The fire engine 01 model happens to be our favorite and encourages anyone over the age of two to be a hero.

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Winter Room Boots
$82

Made from absorbent washi (Japanese paper) threads that are infused with Kumazasa plant fibers, these room boots—aka boot-shaped slippers—are breathable, moisture-wicking and antibacterial. Even more importantly, they're super-cozy and warm for the winter months. Shuffle around your house in comfort while the snow falls outside. Available in gray or navy.

WS Game Company
Clue 3D Luxury Edition
$168

From WS Game Company, an offshoot of Hasbro tasked with stylish, contemporary upgrades to heritage games, comes a 3D version of the classic Clue. In fact, the game is a 3D-wood cabinet version of the mansion with each room of activity displayed beneath a tempered glass top. Wood character movers meet plated die-cast weapons. Decorative metal plaques round out the premium attributes. It's a beautiful way to play a game so many know and love.

Joya + Camilla Engstrom
Naptime Candles
$35

Fragrance design studio Joya and artist Camilla Engstrom—NYC neighbors—have collaborated on a candle for enhanced Zs.
To avoid a common, on-the-nose traditional lavender scent, oak moss, smoky incense, cedar leaf and a hint of burnt sugar complement the main ingredient for a sophisticated, intricate fragrance. Within the series of three, choose which napping position (portrayed by Engstrom's alter ego, Husa) you like best: back, side or front.

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.

Hunter Craighill
Jack Puzzle
$95

Designed by Hunter Craighill, the Jack Puzzle feels just at home in the hands of child as it does on the desk of someone working in a creative field. Crafted from brass, the game involves six notched bars, interlocked in a very specific—if not challenging—order. It also doesn't occupy all that much space—though it certainly offers great distraction.

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.

Brooklinen
Baby Alpaca Throw Blanket
$229

While pure Peruvian alpaca wool blankets can set you back $300+ easily, direct-to-consumer bedding obsessives Brooklinen have a slightly less expensive version that doesn't sacrifice quality. The sumptuous, soft throw keeps warmth without the weight—you'll be wrapping yourself in it year-round—and makes a reliable Netflix and chill partner.

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.

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La Poré: Sad Girl
La Poré (aka Nick Samson) debuted this past summer with "Close," and now the '80s R&B-influenced "Sad Girl" is getting a workout on our office speakers. The dance-floor-friendly tune is textured, and sweet—with the right amount of melancholy. Driven...
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EDITORIAL
SSION: Comeback
Two minutes into the seven-minute-long "Comeback," a video that does in fact mark the return of SSION (aka pop artist and video director Cody Critcheloe) the world turns on its head. Full of surprises and beauty, the video incorporates the artist's...
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EDITORIAL
Hall + Oates: I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (Pomo Remix)
Remixing a beloved track like Hall + Oates' "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" is always a risk—songs like that are classics for a reason. But Vancouver-based Pomo (aka David Pimentel) has done the '80s jam justice with his recent house-heavy rework...
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EDITORIAL
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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EDITORIAL
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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EDITORIAL
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...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
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...
CULTURE
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...
CULTURE
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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