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Five Art + Design Destinations in Buenos Aires
Go beyond ArteBA to discover this dynamic city’s design scene
by CH Contributor
Many emerging design capitals have vied for the fleeting attention of the art world in the past decade. Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Berlin and others have all sought the position, with various degrees of success. Buenos Aires, the bustling...
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ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
An inspiring and fascinating take on art and the 2016 election
by Josh Rubin
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
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Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
A preview of the Bavarian manufacturer’s future yin and yang design language
by Josh Rubin
First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...
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"Men I Love and Other Things I Think About" at Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club
Curator Gabrielle Sirkin turns one room into a study on humanity, emotion and interaction
by David Graver
When walking into the slender, shimmering jewel box that is Amy Van Doran's Modern Love Club, a contemporary art blitz strikes from all angles. When the East Village space opened last year as a hub for Van Doran's high-profile matchmaking work, she...
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The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference
Addressing design and data through this year's "Code + Resistance" theme
by Evan Orensten
In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information...
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Florence Knoll's 100th Birthday
Celebrating the American icon and her designs
by Evan Orensten
Today marks Michigan-born design and furniture icon Florence Knoll's 100th birthday. While no longer designing, she carries an incredibly important place in American design history—thanks to her thoughtful creations that were functional but sleek...
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Floyd's Attachable Birch Headboard
An affordable addition to the web-based brand's signature item
by David Graver
Over the past few years, a never-before-seen burst of interest in simple, well-designed bedroom items struck the direct-to-consumer e-commerce market. One of the brands leading this movement, Detroit-based Floyd, introduced a beautiful bed platform...
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Samsung Gear 360 Camera
An incredibly smart gadget for filming and photographing the world in more ways
by CH Studio
While unveiling the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 last month, Samsung announced another exciting product: the Gear 360 camera. An update from their original 360 camera, the intuitive device captures complete 360-degree images and video thanks to a pair...
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Summer Weekender Essentials
From books to sunscreen, sneakers and more, some of our favorite things for little getaways
by CH Editors
While warmer weekends in the city are special—allowing people to explore parks further, head to the beach, have picnics or even just sit outdoors—a getaway provides a true change in mentality. For those living in big cities, the sensation of escape...
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A First Look Inside NYC's Forthcoming PUBLIC Hotel
Ian Schrager guides people through his highly anticipated new LES high-rise
by David Graver
Hotelier Ian Schrager is a busy man. In December, we bore witness to the opening of his magnificent EDITION Hotel Sanya in the South China Sea. Today, we have news from one of the most anticipated hospitality additions to NYC in a long while...
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60 Years of Sergio Rodrigues' Mole Chair
Espasso celebrates the Brazilian designer's iconic, comfort-first leather furniture
by Nara Shin
The Rio de Janeiro-born Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away just a few years ago, wasn't called the father of Brazilian furniture lightly. His penchant for comfort, and beautiful local woods like jacaranda, resulted in designs like his late '50s...

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Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
A preview of the Bavarian manufacturer’s future yin and yang design language

First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...

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Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
A preview of the Bavarian manufacturer’s future yin and yang design language
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Karl Kolbitz's "Entryways of Milan: Ingressi di Milano"
Open doors all over the Italian city by turning the pages of this book

Over the centuries, Milan's style has been defined by its geographical position and illustrious history. The Italian city lies on a plain, equidistant from the sea and the mountains, and its climate is colder than Mediterranean Italy. Of course, French...

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Karl Kolbitz's "Entryways of Milan: Ingressi di Milano"
Open doors all over the Italian city by turning the pages of this book
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Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Two new tactile architectural modeling systems; one for professionals and another for rookies

Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...

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Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Two new tactile architectural modeling systems; one for professionals and another for rookies

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Saje
Pocket Farmacy
$60

Featuring some of our favorite oils from Saje, the Pocket Farmacy is a new travel essential for us at CH. The light, easily packable set includes Peppermint Halo (for headaches), Gutzy (for stomach pain) and more, so that many ailments and stresses potentially brought on by travel are looked after. Each vial contains 0.2 fl, so it's airplane-safe too.

Third Drawer Down + Tom Dixon
"Lid" Storage Container
$153

Almost too pretty to use (though entirely functional by design), this storage container was made in collaboration by Melbourne studio-meets-store Third Drawer Down and Tom Dixon. Crafted from blue glass and white marble, it can be used to house almost anything—and doubles as a gorgeous display case too. And at 8.5cm by 17cm by 22cm, it's ideal for a desk or countertop.

DJI
Spark Mini Drone
$499

Two factors come into play when considering a drone purchase: size and capability. With the brand new Spark, tech firm DJI has struck an ideal balance—a palm-sized quadcopter that carries some of the best features available. As expected, there's a stabilized camera that snags 1080 video and 12mp images in various shooting modes. It's DJI's other developments that truly impress though, from the drone's range (1.2 miles) to intuitive functions like FaceAware (where the drone quick-launches from your hand because it recognizes your face) and Simple Control (which allows for direction changes without a remote, using only arm gestures). The Spark is top of its class and can fly for up to 16 minutes uninterrupted at speeds of 50 km/h. It also comes complete with a free 16-GB microSD card. Shipping for the Spark is slated for 15 June.

PAM
UTOP/A Tote Bag
$95

Made from heavyweight 100% cotton canvas, this PAM (Perks and Mini) tote is printed on each side—with "UTOP/A" on one, and a black screen-print of a surreal scene (complete with a pyramid and an eyeball) on the other. There's a large pocket inside with a chunky zipper, and it's available in three different colorways. Perfect for a beach adventure or weekend away. Price is in Euros.

Powerhouse Books
"Bros & Brosephines"
$45

Exiled Russian photographer and artist Slava Mogutin explores traditional notions of masculinity and beauty in his new hardcover "Bros & Brosephines." Even more than that, Mogutin's images confront gender, sexuality, fetishes, youth, and style. From raw and candid portraits to elaborate fashion shoots and previously unreleased images, the book includes a preface by Zachary Drucker, an essay by David J Getsy, and an epilogue by Bruce LaBruce.

Have a Good Time
"Have a Good Time" Umbrella
$75

Based in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Have a Good Time is a small design crew with big and bold style. With a very simple, optimistic message this patterned umbrella invokes the brand name and features "Have a good time" printed repeatedly, but looks abstract from further away. Made from 100% polyester, it has a wooden handle and a velcro strap for when it's not in use.

Rudy's
Shine Pomade
$22

In the same way they brought a thoughtful refresh to the barbershop concept, the folks at Rudy's have done the same for hair products. Of their three pomades (which include a Clay and Matte option), we've been taken with the Shine finish. The medium hold provides enough support but the gentle formula washes out easily. This made-in-the-USA grooming item also handles all hair types and lends a natural texture.

Hatje Cantz
The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors
$17

Written collaboratively by Silvia Anna Barrilà, Nicole Büsing, Heiko Klaas, and Christiane Meixner, The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors features 256 private collections of contemporary art that the public can actually view. With collections all over the world, in 43 countries from Lebanon to Japan and Ukraine, the book boasts an array of impressive, diverse artworks. Featuring foundations and individuals, tastes and interests vary in a most fascinating way. Take a browse out of curiosity or use it to plan an indie art trip.

Naadam
Talus Cashmere Hoodie
$295

Made from super-lightweight and incredibly soft 100% organic cashmere (sourced from Mongolia) Naadam's hoodie is a luxurious take on a classic. While cashmere is usually viewed as a cold weather fabric, the lightweight nature of the Talus Hoodie means it's seasonless—it breathes and provides warmth. Perfect for cool nights and travel. Milled in Italy, this piece features exposed seams, a kangaroo pocket and two-way zipper.

Osmo
Osmo Explorer Kit
$189

The award-winning game system Osmo changes the way kids interact and learn while using an iPad. Making it less about swiping and more about hand-on play, the Explorer Kit includes different programs—some of which center on numbers, math, business, problem-solving, science and more. Our favorite is Coding Jam, the musical program that includes blocks which can be arranged in patterns and sequences to create songs.

Discommon
Lowball 2: The Pinch
$280

Upon first glance, Discommon's new Lowball 2: The Pinch already looks like a drastically different snifter. For starters, it's made from aerospace-grade aluminum which is then machined to create a striking texture, and not just for aesthetic reasons; it also helps with grip. But look a little closer and you'll see the inside of the snifter is shaped like an hourglass in order to make your whiskey taste its best. An ideal bar addition for serious enthusiasts.

The Skateroom + Ai Weiwei
Study of Perspective: The White House, 2017 Skate Decks
$666

In response to the current American government, The Skateroom has collaborated with two political artists—Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey—on limited edition skateboard decks. Done in an edition of 666, "Study of Perspective—The White House, 2017" sees the iconic Ai Weiwei image of his middle finger pointed toward the White House set across three skate decks. Proceeds from the boards' sales will go to a number of relevant NGOs including including B’Tselem, Halklarin köprüsü, and The Ampliphier Foundation.

Warby Parker
Limited Edition Robert Rauschenberg Sunglasses
$95

Inspired by the colors Robert Rauschenberg used in his beloved ROCI project, these three new Warby Parker sunglasses are bright and playful—perfect for the summer months. The Primrose Crystal pink hue comes with brown lenses, while the Crystal Marina green and Cerulean Crystal blue have mirrored lenses. With 100% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating, they are a highly functional set of shades made in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Paul Tuller
LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
$32

In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to The Russian LGBT Network, an NGO that has been working to extract members of the queer community from Chechnya safely. Available in small, medium, large, and double XL.

U Brand
Copper Letter Sorter
$13

Not that long ago, decent-looking desk accessories were wildly expensive. Everything else was in the form of plastic tubs or looked like back-to-school gear. This gold wire letter sorter is a happy medium—not only will it help with organization, it won't make a dent in your wallet. At 6.41 by 4.13 inches, it's minimal enough not to clutter up your desk or entryway table.

Maison Labiche
"Enfant Terrible" Sweatshirt
$50

This very sweet raglan pullover is emblazoned with the words "enfant terrible," for the cheeky child in your life. Embroidered with a chain stitch, the sweatshirt is available in pale blue or purple—obviously intended for all genders. Available in sizes two years to 10 years, it's an item many grown-ups will surely covet. Price is in Euros.

Jason Markk
Travel Shoe-Cleaning Kit
$20

For anybody who travels for work or simply likes to make a good impression, a rainy day or unexpected spill can throw your appearance out. Perfect for some of these minor catastrophes, Jason Markk's travel shoe-cleaning kit means you won't have to panic and buy a new pair of wheels—rather you can spruce up the ones on your feet. This kit includes a two-ounce premium shoe cleaner, a mini premium brush, microfiber towel, and three wipes—all of which are TSA-approved and made in the USA.

CDLP + Jonas Åkerlund
All-Black Boxer Briefs
$60

Made from super-soft Lyocell (ecological wood pulp) and a little elastane, these CDLP + Jonas Åkerlund collaboration boxer briefs are comfortable and long-lasting. Odor-resistant, they're also crafted from the blackest of black fabric—and are made to stay that way thanks to extreme color-resistance. We especially love the logo-free waistband. This sophisticated underwear comes with a limited edition Jonas Åkerlund photograph and a black mesh laundry bag.

Areaware
Totem Candles
$12

Available in forest green, orange or a creamy hue, these candles—imagined by Grain Design and produced by Areaware—come in three different sizes. Each sized candle is carved differently, making for eye-catching decor whether in sets or alone. Angled and architectural, they're unscented and have burn times of 15, 25 or 35 hours. Price is for one, not a set.

Coffee Gator
Pour-Over Coffee Maker
$25

Instead of requiring disposable filters, the Coffee Gator has a reusable laser-cut steel filter designed to pull the most out of your beans. This offers a cleaner flavor than the French-press method. Easy to clean, this hassle-free piece of equipment—that yields 400ml, or three cups—can handle years of repeat use.

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Lion Babe: Hit the Ceiling
With a summertime swagger and brightness, Lion Babe's latest—"Hit the Ceiling"—is about staying up and being involved. Singer Jillian Harvey's soulful vocals emphatically soar while producer Astrow Raw brings nothing but positive vibes. This is their...
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Elton John: Bennie and the Jets
Musical legend Elton John just released three new videos for three old, iconic songs. An animation for "Rocket Man," a road trip-themed "Tiny Dancer," and our favorite "Bennie and the Jets." Made by Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill, the video is a...
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Magnus The Magnus feat. Seinabo Sey: Keep on Lovin'
Composer/producer Magnus The Magnus (aka Magnus Lidehäll) teamed up with fellow Swede Seinabo Sey for "Keep On Lovin'" and it's an unexpected, dynamically-layered track. Sey's lush vocals morph into a chopped-up and pitch-altered version—which hints...
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Chromatics: Shadow
While most who tuned into the Twin Peaks' season premiere last night were perhaps elated by the new Angelo Badalamenti scoring, a musical performance that closed out the spectacle delivered a very different sort of Lynchian experience. Portland's Chromatics...
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Shanti Celeste: Melbourne Deepcast Mix
MoMA PS1’s annual Warm Up series has always guaranteed a steamy summer Saturday dance affair in Long Island City, and they’ve pulled all the stops for their 20th anniversary on international names you need to know. Set the mood with longtime NTS fixture...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
After playing a show in Detroit last night, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto...
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Beach House: Chariot
From the upcoming album B-Sides And Rarities, dream-pop duo Beach House's "Chariot" is one of the previously unreleased songs from the "Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars" sessions. The Baltimore-based band, which is currently on tour, crafted...
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RAC feat. Rivers Cuomo: I Still Wanna Know
From RAC's fifth LP EGO, "I Still Wanna Know" is a delightful slice of bubbly, indie-electric, summertime dance. RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) has joined forces with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for the track, and his immediately recognizable tenor lends...
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Wovoka Gentle: They Mostly Come at Night Mostly
With a beautiful, experimental edge and an eerie, colorful video to match, "They Mostly Come at Night Mostly" by London trio Wovoka Gentle pairs disembodied hands with meticulous harmonies. It's both a visual and sonic treat, as band members William...
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A$AP Rocky feat. Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert + Quavo: RAF
Thanks to Frank Ocean's Apple Music Beats 1 show, blonded Radio, we've all been granted access to a slew of one off tracks over the last few months that feature the beloved vocalist. The latest, a fashion-themed lyrical whirlwind known as "RAF" and...
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Baio: PHILOSOPHY!
In the four years since Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City we've learned one thing about the band: every member is capable of putting out exciting, well-made and unexpectedly diverse solo or collaborative work. The latest, PHILOSOPHY! by...

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