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Elegant, Powerful Airmega HEPA Air Purifiers
Well-sized, app-connected appliances for cleaner breathing
by David Graver
In the quest for air purification at home, one has to shuffle through a lot of products before finding something that actually works well and looks good. Through an extended test of the Airmega 400S—one of four products the brand offers—we are...
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On The Tequila Herradura Express From Guadalajara
Sipping cocktails on a luxury train passing through fields of agave into the heart of Jalisco
by David Graver
With a golden sun rising in the horizon, guests walk through an uncommonly quiet train station (for a bustling Mexican city) and onto a platform dedicated to just one train, the Tequila Herradura Express. For all its shimmering whimsicality, the recently...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Green Rush
From pastilles to pipes, gifts for all the cannabis enthusiasts in your life
by CH Editors
This has been yet another year for immense steps forward for the industry, laws and use of cannabis. From edibles to topicals, toking accessories and more, there's no doubt that services and products are becoming more sophisticated. As enthusiasts...
CULTURE
Temple Contemporary + David Lang's "Symphony for a Broken Orchestra"
A performance on damaged instruments to benefit public schools, from the acclaimed composer
by David Graver
In the first week of December at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, 400 or so instruments recovered from some 1000+ in a musical graveyard united in the hands of hundreds of professionals and students to perform a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Bikes and Outdoors
For adventurers of all kinds—gear, accessories and more for all their exploits
by CH Editors
Many of us love to be outdoors and many others oftentimes need a reminder of the great joys nature and outside activities can provide. Hopping on a bike can be a liberating experience, be that in a city or down a country road. Tents and camping gear...
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Miami Art Week 2017: All The Colors of The Rainbow
ROYGBIV and unlimited variations of the prism throughout paintings and sculptures
by David Graver
Infatuation with all the colors certainly isn't new—rainbows transfix, prisms delight. When the entire spectrum finds itself working together, there's something quite captivating. Color theory is an important element of so many works. Some artists...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: On a Mission
Support underprivileged kids, women in crisis, National Parks and more—all while giving delightful presents
by CH Editors
As each year comes to a close, it's important to remember that we're all in this together. And, while buying presents for loved ones is enjoyable, spreading the love a little further abroad and effecting positive change is even better. With this in...
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Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body
Eight statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation
by David Graver
As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world's institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe...
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Miami Art Week 2017: Emerging Art Platforms
From the Faena's top-tier programming to powerful tangential fairs and festivals involving music performances
by David Graver
It may have begun with Art Basel—and DesignMiami/ might be the most exciting, reasonable and selective show in town—but Miami Art Week continues to expand beyond control. This year, a few emerging platforms stood out, requiring a bit of extra attention...
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Test Drive: 2018 Ford Mustang
A leaner, meaner and more athletic update to the iconic car
by CH Contributor
By Sue Mead When it was first introduced in 1964, the Mustang quickly became a hero and inspired a new class of sporty coupe; the "pony car" was soon chased down the track by followers that included the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Pontiac...
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Bowers + Wilkins Bring HiFi Sound to Volvo
We visit the British audio brand factory and drive the 2018 V90 Cross Country
by CH Contributor
by Andrew Maness It was at the New York International Auto Show a few years back that we developed a keen interest in the British speaker company Bowers + Wilkins. Since getting a quick demo of their system in the then new second generation Volvo...

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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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David Stark Design's Whimsical, Unexpected Menorahs
Eight functional works of art incorporating everything from doughnuts to paperclips

Known for elaborate gala dinner set pieces, table arrangements of extraordinary depth and creativity, as well as immersive event production and collaborative products, David Stark—founder and creative director of David Stark Design—has just unveiled...

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David Stark Design's Whimsical, Unexpected Menorahs
Eight functional works of art incorporating everything from doughnuts to paperclips
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Classic Car Investment App Rally Rd's Downtown NYC Pop-Up
The digital platform's Wooster Street hub, featuring two supremely beautiful beasts

Per the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, classic car values have increased by 404% in the last 10 years. That's not why the team behind Rally Rd developed their unique platform, however. The goal with this alternative investment program happens...

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Classic Car Investment App Rally Rd's Downtown NYC Pop-Up
The digital platform's Wooster Street hub, featuring two supremely beautiful beasts

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Washington Square Watches
Greenwich Black Watch
$155

It all comes down to the details with Washington Square Watches' Greenwich Black, a 38mm square wristwatch in all black stainless steel with a coppery rose gold-like seconds subdial and indices. Still in the minimal design category, this watch distances itself from competitors thanks to various unexpected finishes. Further, there's a Japanese quartz movement inside and a Made in the USA genuine leather, that's customizable with a set of initials for free.

Zero Halliburton
Camo 20" International Lightweight Carry-On
$395

Limited to 10 pieces, Zero Halliburton's polycarbonate and impact-resistant Camo 20" International Lightweight Carry-On weighs less than five pounds. The exclusive camo colorway makes a statement, but so do all the features found within, from multiple pockets to a removable mesh dividing panel and a ZH Global Tracking function and a TSA-approved combination lock. It moves easily, while keeping everything inside safe and organized.

Norden
Big Sur Room Spray
$35

Made with 100% essential oils, this room spray was crafted to smell like California's lovely central coast—Big Sur. With balsam fir, citrus and birch tar, it's woody but fresh. Add a few drops to an oil diffuser or simply spray directly from the bottle.

Tomorrow Sleep
Sleeptracker
$149

Tracking your heart rate, breathing, movement and more, Tomorrow Sleep's Sleeptracker helps users make sense of their sleeping patterns. From there, it also offers personalized suggestions for better rest. The iOS/Android app can be synched with Alexa, and can track one or two people at a time. Unlike many sleep-tracking devices, this one sits under your mattress so you won't even know it's there.

Third Drawer Down + Frances Cannon
Dancing Ladies Tea Towel
$20

Frances Cannon's "Dancing Ladies"-themed illustrations have been a longtime favorite of Melbourne-based studio Third Drawer Down, and now they've put the artwork on a dish towel. Made from a cotton/linen blend, this pink towel celebrates all kinds of women's bodies and is sure to make doing the washing up much more entertaining.

Raven + Lily
Silver Lake Candle
$24

More than hand-poured soy enriched with tropical fruit scents, the Silver Lake Candle from Raven + Lily is produced by women who have transitioned out of homelessness in the Los Angeles area. A lush mango and grapefruit profile arises from the eight-ounce nature-inspired object. Just as soothing, however, is the idea of empowering women who need more employment opportunities.

Nice Laundry
True Ribbed Solid Socks
$69

It seems that just about everyone wears zany socks nowadays, with wild colors or unexpected patterns all about. For those who don't want their personality to shine through their feet, Nice Laundry has a respectable new proposal: dynamic solids. This is a set of eight premium cotton-blend ribbed sock pairs, that offers staples like navy, grey and brown—but there's also a bright blue, maroon and pink for the days when one might be feeling a little more daring.

Of A Kind
Professional Enthusiast Cashmere Sweater
$360

Super-soft and made from 100% cashmere, Of A Kind's collaborative "Professional Enthusiast" sweater with Lingua Franca isn't just a luxe addition to your wardrobe. There's a positive message—or a phrase of encouragement—embroidered across the chest. That said, there's also plenty of positivity behind the scenes too—with all proceeds going to Her Justice, an NYC organization that offers free legal advice to women in need.

Mr and Mrs Smith
Boutique Hotel Gift Card
$50

Starting at $50, Mr and Mrs Smith's "Get a Room!" gift cards can be used at any Smith hotel. From Patagonia to Siem Reap, Karnataka to Fiji and beyond, there are 1105 hotels to choose from—each as appealing as the last. Choose from limited edition designs on the front, and add your own personal message inside to help somebody get a little closer to their dream vacation.

Brilliant Bicycle Co
L Train Bike
$650

Created with April of 2019 in mind (when NYC's L Train is set to shut down), Brilliant Bicycle Co's L Train Bicycle is a sturdy and sleek daily commuter. Bumps are smoothly absorbed and at high speeds it handles confidently. Perhaps most importantly to many NYC inhabitants, it's light—at a walkup-friendly 27 pounds. Along with an internal gearing system, the bike is powered by an ultra-durable and grease-free carbon Gates belt drive. Available in Subway Grey or Hudson Blue.

Miwak Junior
Papa Papa Charlie
$80

From a high-temperature production process that renders each bowl extra-sturdy (and slightly different from one another), Miwak Junior crafts ceramic smoking bowls and pipes in their California studio. The Papa Papa Charlie iteration features a large, hollow interior with a smooth, hand-finished exterior. It's beautiful, textured, easy-to-use and to clean.

Love + Destroy
One Hitter
$43

Available in polished gold-plated steel, matte black or stainless steel, Love + Destroy's 3D-printed one hitter is a simple, minimal and travel-happy piece. With space for 18 characters, it's also free to customize with almost any word or name you like.

Cloudponics
GroBox
$2,490

One no longer has to have a green thumb to grow their own greenery. With Cloudponics' automated GroBox hydroponic system, which comes complete with LED light and nutrient dosing, plant growth can be overseen through an app—while the box itself does everything else. According to the brand, if done correctly the system produces eight ounces of weed in three months. There also happens to be an automated lock on the GroBox door.

Everytown
"Keep Going" Tote
$18

According to Everytown's research, an average of 93 Americans die because of gun violence every single day. This "Keep Going" tote bag from the independent, non-partisan organization is a reminder that despite the setbacks faced there's no way we can give up trying to make changes to gun laws and education in the United States. Made from natural canvas in the USA, this bag serves as a positive affirmation that will hopefully motivate.

Sweetflag
Gold Eyelet Tamper
$20

Made in Portland, Oregon, this 24k gold-dipped brass piece has a double use: a roach-holder and a tamper. Minimal in its design and three inches long, it can even be worn as a pendant.

Beboe
Beboe Cannabis Pastilles
$25

Made from organic ingredients and flavored naturally, Beboe's cannabis pastilles are certainly a sophisticated edible. Each candy contains five milligrams of Sativa blend THC and three milligrams of CBD—plus there's a natural accelerant for your body to absorb it, so you won't have any nasty surprises. Only available in California, to those who can legally purchase marijuana.

Dime MTL
Cashmere Beanie
$70

Made from 80% Mongolian cashmere, Dime MTL's navy blue fisherman-style beanie offers comfort and warmth during the frosty months. More simple than many of the oftentimes humor-laden creations from the Canadian skate brand and crew, it's classic and pragmatic. Price is in CAD.

Rapha
Winter Embrocation
$30

Offering up to six hours of protection, Rapha's Winter Embrocation warming body balm is made up of three organic, warming ingredients: winter green, capsicum, and vanilla. Along with those ingredients, there are essential oils, shea butter, vitamin E and beeswax—all which nourish the skin in cold, harsh climates. Soothing and protective, this lotion means your cycling doesn't need to stop when the snow comes.

Diaspora Co
Single Origin Turmeric Gift Set
$50

A queer WOC-owned business, Diaspora Co has a small range of products but aims to make a big impact. With the goal of giving income and power back to Indian farmers, their collection of turmeric items rejects the colonial spice trade and supports sustainable spice agriculture. Our pick is the Single Origin Turmeric Gift Set, for which the turmeric is grown in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, by Mr Kasaraneni Prabhu and is an heirloom, single origin version of the spice.

PHLUR
The Wanderer Travel Case
$28

Aptly named The Wanderer, this empty case is made to fill with the PHLUR scent you already own. Super-simple to use, simply pump the larger bottle into the travel-sized spray—no need to buy separate mini fragrances. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it's super-sturdy and TSA-approved.

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Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad
It's no small wonder to make a song that's altogether likable, relatable and admirable. Ezra Furman does this with "Love You So Bad," which has just been released in video form, directed by frequent collaborator Joseph Brett. There's a dramatic and...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Schultz + Forever: Backwards
With an '80s-style exuberance and a NSFW music video that starts with a statement-making shot, "Backwards" makes for quite the experience. The vision of Schultz + Forever's Jonathan Schultz and directors Glen Bay Grant and Ejner Seidelin, the music...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Avey Tare: Ms Secret
With visuals "inspired by the coral and nautical motifs throughout [his 2017 album] Eucalyptus as well as this year's total eclipse," Avey Tare's new music video for "Ms Secret" moves forward with beautiful, thematically-linked animation. Directed...
CULTURE
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Austra: Change the Paradigm
A B-side from this year's Future Politics, Austra's "Change the Paradigm" slowly burns on an electronic fuse. Just after two-thirds of the way in, the track completely lets loose. It's a turbo-charged number ready for the dance floor. Before 2017 ends...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Rhye: Count to Five
An album that's been four years in the making, BLOOD by LA-based Rhye will be released early next year. From it comes the song "Count to Five." In their immediately recognizable style, the track is breathy and breezy, but with a disco and funk influence...
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EDITORIAL
Nicolas Jaar: Coin in Nine Hands
From a deluxe version of Nicolas Jaar's 2016 album Sirens comes an excellent, previously unreleased track called "Coin in Nine Hands." Beginning with a dark and sexy pulsating beat and spoken word lyrics, the song builds and shifts hauntingly across...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
SHERPA: Fornever
Copenhagen-based dark pop duo SHERPA (aka Carsten Sherpa and Tore Nissen) have just released a video for their glitchy but heart-wrenching track "Fornever." The textured tune builds, shifts and adds layers across its four minutes, but it's in an effortless...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Cella: Prologue
Zurich-based DJ/producer Cella (aka Lukas Schnider) is just 19 years old, but has already crafted an excellent EP in Prologue. The six-track record is layered, textured and blends countless genres—from trap to jazz. Signed to Quartz Records at the...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
The Go! Team: Mayday
With Morse Code leading into percussion and Detroit Youth Choir choral work, "Mayday" finds The Go! Team up to their old tricks. It's an exceptionally enjoyable track that moves forward with fury and force on pop-powered harmonies. The song will appear...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Whitney Houston: My Love is Your Love (Bonde Edit)
Reworking a classic (especially one by a beloved artist who is no longer with us) can be a risky task, but Bonde's remix of Whitney Houston's 1988 "My Love Is Your Love" is a success. The deep edit is a smooth and fluid take that remains just faithful...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Field Music: Count It Up
The first single from Field Music's forthcoming sixth LP Open Here, "Count It Up" makes for an odd but charming pop tune that calls to mind Talking Heads yet stays true to the brand's hyper-specific vocal and musical stylings. Here, the Sunderland...

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