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Knight Mills + Goodhood Limited Edition Floor Runner
Sourced and crafted in Santa Fe, each rug takes over 25 hours to weave on America's only Jacquard loom
by Gabriella Garcia
In 2007, Goodhood opened its doors on a back street in Shoreditch, promising Londoners a curious collection of clothing and home goods. Last September, founders Jo Sindle and Kyle Stewart expanded their inventory and moved shop a block away to a...
STYLE
Please Paris Shoes
The French designer's debut collection touts unusual materials like patented leather with granite print, faux shearling and velvet
by Nara Shin
In the sea of shoes that flood the department stores, boutiques and e-shops, it's not often that a debut collection grabs ahold of our complete attention like the one from Please Paris did. The recently launched French brand's statement pieces surprise...
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Holiday Gifting: Early Standouts
Ten items from our Buy section sure to get you in the spirit of gifting
by Karen Day
While we are always on the lookout for new things to add to our ever-evolving Buy section, during the holidays we like to turn it up a notch to help readers find the perfect presents for friends and family. Keep an eye on Buy over the next few weeks...
TRAVEL
London's First Board Game Café: Draughts
Sip a coffee or pint and get lost in over 500 games
by Cajsa Carlson
London is full of old railway arches, most of which were traditionally used for storage, but lately many of them have become homes to restaurants, cafés, bakeries and bars. The latest addition to the arches below the East London Overground railway...
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Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
A photography book documenting the skate, surf and punk scenes of Southern California from the late '60s to the early '80s
by Hans Aschim
Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late '60s to the early '80s, "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening" offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer...
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Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori
Inside the Brazilian designer's new Milan headquarters, where Made in Italy is a mark of pride
by Paolo Ferrarini
Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls...
CULTURE
London's "Here Today" Exhibition
The work of 50 artists, including Warhol, shines a light on animal conservation
by Cajsa Carlson
Enter London's Old Sorting Office (a gigantic space that has previously hosted events like DesignJunction) anytime over the next three weeks, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the sounds of wild animals as well as an exciting, carefully curated...
FOOD + DRINK
Creative Time's Fall Ball Cocktails
Mastermind Alex Ott delivers three (and a half) Absolut Elyx mixed drinks with a mission
by David Graver
For their annual Fall Ball, NYC-based arts production organization Creative Time hosted a slumber party. And—since it was created by the people who brought Kara Walker's epic Domino Sugar Factory exhibition to Brooklyn—this was no ordinary sleepover...
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Jake Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion
We talk to the filmmaker about his return home to capture Kiev and Crimea in the midst of revolt
by CH Contributor
by Chérmelle D. Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these...
TRAVEL
Chief Trunk's Historic Luggage
Iconic American luggage brand Oshkosh Trunk Company is seen through new eyes, resurrecting the golden age of travel with a modern touch
by James Thorne
All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish...
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Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong
The Ohio-based artist speaks about the importance of taking on art like a kid as he heads to Art Basel Miami 2014
by Gabriella Garcia
Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings...
STYLE
Custom Women's Shirts by Double R
The Dallas-based brand offers traditionally tailored garments in seven refined designs
by Kat Herriman
In the world of menswear, customization and tailoring are commonplace. Yet, when looking for bespoke women’s wear, it is hard to find a designer that doesn’t fall within the prohibitively expensive category of couture. This is where Double R, a new...
FOOD + DRINK
History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch
Boston's pre-prohibition rum-based recipe infused with botanicals and orange
by Hans Aschim
When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant...
DESIGN
Interview: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder
Catching up with the singer, songwriter and producer at the Paris debut of the 2015 Mercedes B-Class
by Evan Orensten
A highlight of our trip to Paris for the Mondial de l'Auto was sitting down with OneRepublic's frontman—and singer, songwriter and producer for many other celebrated acts—Ryan Tedder at Molitor, the chic reborn swimming club and hotel. We spoke...
STYLE
Minimalist Sportswear from Outdoor Voices
Technical design meets casual styling, in this progressive line of athletic apparel
by Hans Aschim
Striking a balance between technical sportswear and casual apparel, NYC-based Outdoor Voices is rethinking the way we suit up for workouts. The young brand's line of men's and women's athletic apparel is packed with technical, sports-focused features...
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Oliver & Co. Candles
The Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer brings his complex, untraditional fragrances to the US this season
by Nara Shin
Escape the banal blast of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine that infiltrates homes and stores this time of year. Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer Oliver Valverde, who founded Oliver & Co. in 2009, has finally brought his fragrances and candles to the US...
FOOD + DRINK
La Marzocco Home
The Italian espresso machine company now offers their GS3 professional-grade model for home use
by Julie Wolfson
Making your own espresso just got serious: Florence-based La Marzocco has recently made their professional-grade espresso machines (previously only available for commercial use) for the home. La Marzocco Home offers customizable GS3 espresso machines...

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Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press
From papermaking to printing and publishing, this upstate NY-based company does it all while keeping modern technology at arm's length

When upstate in Newburgh, NY recently, we visited Thornwillow Press headquarters. Founder Luke Ives Pontifell (who started the company in 1985 as a labor of love) guided us through his diverse collection of printing processes and presses, as well...

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Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press
From papermaking to printing and publishing, this upstate NY-based company does it all while keeping modern technology at arm's length
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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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Word of Mouth: Reykjavik Nightlife
With seasons of never-ending light, in this city parties start late and stay strong
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Word of Mouth: Bellingham
A James Beard-awarded chef, local craft brews and outdoor adventures in Washington's scenic bayside town
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Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
Packing a weekend of dining and shopping into the arts-loving city, with scenic views in between
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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: Astoria, Oregon
Freshly caught tuna and salmon, an auto body shop turned café and more rustic charm in this river town by the sea
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Word of Mouth: Porto
Vintage furniture, vegetarian fare, obscure records and everything in between in Portugal's northern metropolis
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Word of Mouth: Creative Tel Aviv
The latest art, culinary and creative haunts in Israel's Mediterranean metropolis
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Word of Mouth: Paraty
Cachaça, fresh food and local art provide the rustic setting for this historic Brazilian town
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Word of Mouth: Tokyo Street Food + Drink
From yakitori skewers to palm-sized oysters, food on the go in this vibrant city
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Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Organic farms, sustainable vineyards and the restaurants making the most of their yields in this scenic British Columbia community
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Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
A quick guide to the major beaches comprising this idyllic Thai island

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Anything and everything in our Buy section is great for gifting, but for this holiday season we developed several tailored guides to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family.
Our favorite clothes + accessories on Spring
Our favorite indie finds from Pitch Night
Our limited edition collaborations
Our favorite luxury gifts on Crest and Co.
Zeitguide
Cultural Almanac Membership
$295

Creative consultancy Grossman & Partners shares their critically acclaimed insights in an annual hard bound publication, and their new membership service will come complete with this year's limited edition almanac, as well as a weekly email service providing deep context for the ongoings of society. For those who don't have time to read the news every day, all the information is wonderfully summarized right here.

Uncommon Goods
Whiskey Wedge
$15

If you're looking to ice your spirits without watering them down, this silicon mold produces a diagonal, ski-slope like slice of ice that simply won't over-dilute a drink. It's ideal for chilling whiskey and letting it open over time as ice slowly gives way to water, but works with basically anything, alcohol-based or other.

Logitech
Keys To Go Portable Keyboard
$70

Regardless of how fast any phone or tablet user can type on a touchscreen, there's nothing like a full keyboard. This slender, portable set—available in a variety of colors—wirelessly pairs with anything iOS. But its added features, from a soft-to-the-touch FabricSkin which wards off crumbs and spills to the extensive battery life, make it a convenient must-have.

Alex Hellum
Tool Stool
$365

Alex Hellum's solid beech Tool Stool is exactly as described in its name. The stool features an overhanging seat with a laser-etched ruler so it can be easily used as a saw-bench, while the complementary toolbox keeps it all in one spot and can be conveniently tucked away under the stool.

Cloud7
Dog Carrier
$312

For those who are toting their dogs around, it'll be hard to find one more appropriate and stylish than this offering from Cloud7. It incorporates a removable undyed sheep's wool inlay and a safety leash. The outside structure is adjustable (and washable) and crafted from 100% cotton canvas. And, altogether, it just looks cute.

Fellow Barber
Walnut Hand Mirror
$60

Staking its claim on a tried-and-true classic, the Walnut Hand Mirror by Fellow Barber doesn't mess with what works. The simple, round mirror features oil-rubbed walnut with a beveled edge and a six-inch mirror—handcrafted in the US.

Tanner Goods
Leather Luggage Tag
$65

Upgrade your luggage game with the help of the understated Tanner Goods Luggage Tag. The simple blonde leather tag buckles on with minimal brass hardware and weathers to a lovely caramel color with age, and frequent travel.

Adam J Kurtz
1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion
$12

Graphic designer Adam J Kurtz has built his portfolio on uplifting but slightly cheeky missives printed on brightly colored objects ranging from balloons to books. His latest creation invites the rest of us to get inspired in 2015 with "1 Page at a Time," a 365-page journal with prompts for each day, encouraging you to write, draw or design your way through the year, according to the title.

Cool Hunting + byAMT
CH Editions: byAMT Strap Planter
$172

Plants adorn almost every desk at CH HQ, and when we came across byAMT's Strap Planter at ICFF last year we knew we needed to marry our interests. Our signature green hue is painted over the natural leather handle, adding a botanical touch to the the open weave construction. Designed to fit standard 10-inch terra-cotta pots, the planter features copper-plated hardware and is handmade in collaboration with LA-based Mimot Studio in limited quantities in byAMT’s New York City workshop.

Phaidon
Mexico: The Cookbook
$40

700 authentic Mexican recipes sourced from the Baja to the Yucatán, bound in one book—you may never order out again, with this bible at your fingertips. Master staples like fajitas and moles and experiment with dishes like cactus salad and blue crab soup—all bursting with vibrant colors and rich flavors. To head the book, Phaidon tapped the former chef to the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Margarita Carrillo Arronte, a leader of the Slow Food movement in Baja and a longtime cultural supporter of Mexican cuisine in the global arena.

Foald
Pillar Laptop Stand
$20

If you're reading this on your laptop, chances are your back is hunched, elbows are scrunched and your neck is craned. One solution to laptop fatigue is Pillar, a stand that lifts the computer up to eye level. It weighs just over five ounces, and when collapsed, fits into most notebook sleeves, messenger bags and backpacks.

Santa Maria Novella
SMN Melissa Water
$22

Anxiety isn't a modern disorder, but in the past people didn't pop a pill to calm their nerves. Instead, they turned to the naturally soothing properties of the Melissa plant, a lemon balm used medicinally for the past 2,000 years. Premier Italian apothecary Santa Maria Novella derived their own Melissa-based formula in 1690, which is still as helpful today. Add a dash to a cup of water and let the good vibes settle in.

Michael Connors
Havana Modern
$41

The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes and buildings in art deco and nouveau styles, impeccably maintained and otherwise inaccessible to the world at large.

Jon Burgerman + Digby & Iona
Jon Burgerman Necklaces
$160

Obsessive doodler Jon Burgerman has swapped pen and paper for sterling silver with his necklaces for Digby & Iona. The celebrated illustrator's playful characters hang from a 25-inch oxidized chain, all handmade in Brooklyn.

mimiTENS
mimiTENS Booties
$27

They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing—it gets cold up there. To Anna-Maria Mountfort, founder of children's mitten brand mimiTENS, the country seems like the right place to make quality winter wear for kids. Like their mittens, mimiTENS booties are lined with 3M Thinsulate and a soft organic cotton fleece, and also feature a suede bottom to prevent slipping.

Tony Gemignani
The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles
$18

Pizza enthusiasts rejoice: this tome offers a comprehensive guide to making the ultimate pizza. From Neapolitan to deep-dish to calzones, New York slices to Chicago's deep dish, eleven-time world pizza champion, and author, Toni Gemignani has you covered. There are tips for making dough, baking, toppings and everything between—not to mention the drool-worthy photography.

Isaora
Tech 3L Sportcoat
$385

The super-sleek silhouette is not to be mistaken for a delicate top layer in the case of Isaora's Tech 3L Sportcoat. Its heavy-duty nylon panels—constructed from the same material in their snowboard gear—are welded to prevent even an iota of rainwater to permeate through, with an extra layer of taping on shoulders and arms.

SKINADESIGN
SKINA Magazine Rack
$156

SKINA celebrates copper's lustre in a simple, industrial contraption pairing pipes with a hammock of PVC canvas. Stash magazines, or anything you want, and put it somewhere prominent.

Herbivore Botanicals + The Motley
Clarifying Charcoal Soap
$8

Tea tree and lavender and active bamboo charcoal, oh my! This potent, clarifying trio works together to draw impurities, exfoliate and soothe the skin. The small, black chunk works hard and smells so sweet at the same time.

Witmer Products
Nut Butter Mixer
$13

Anybody who avoids the trans-fat saturated and sugary nut butter varieties knows the oily, separated gloop that becomes of a fancy—or just healthy—nut butter. Instead of stirring it with a knife (like a chump) try this logical, but very clever mixer. Made from plastic, metal and rubber, the lid sits snuggly atop most sizes of jars and will protect your bench-top, hands, clothes and feet from any oily messes.

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EDITORIAL
Hiatus Kaiyote: By Fire
Grammy-nominated Melbourne neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote describes their style simply as "multi-dimensional polyrhythmic gangster shit," but from a listener's point-of-view, their musicianship and respective talent leaves many speechless. Fans have...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Harold Burrage: You Eat Too Much
'Tis the season in the USA, when it's time to gather around, give thanks and load up our plates. Holiday tunes of the Thanksgiving variety are in short order, but thanks to the Chicago blues and soul singer Harold Burrage, we have a track to toast...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Theo Parrish: Be In Yo Self
Music might be Detroit's longest lasting export after all. As one of the shining stars of the Detroit Techno scene, Theo Parrish's unique blend of funk, soul and deep disco cuts has won him devotees the world over. "Be In Yo Self" is an epic 13-minute...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Portico: Bright Luck (feat. Jono McCleery)
Portico Quartet has reduced themselves to a trio and now makes music under the moniker Portico, but the allure of their jazz-inspired sound (which mostly revolved around an instrument called the hang) certainly hasn't dwindled any. For "Bright Luck...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Beyonce: 7/11
It's all in a day's work for Beyoncé. In her new video for "7/11," the female pop star demonstrates how with real talent and creative choreography, all you really need are a few backup dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make a music video...
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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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EDITORIAL
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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EDITORIAL
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...