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An impressive live mash-up by Shawn Wasabi, dogs running to Christian Tiger School's beats, Sia remixed and more in this week's music
by CH Editors
Christian Tiger School: Chorisolo South African electronic duo Christian Tiger are set to drop their debut full-length Chrome Tapes this summer on NYC hip hop label Tommy Boy Entertainment. In anticipation the Cape Town-based producers have released...
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Honey-covered portrait models, the Hubble turns 25 and a farewell to the real Rosie the Riveter in this week's look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Happy Birthday Hubble Today, 24 April 2015, the Hubble Telescope turns 25 years old. During its quarter-century, the Hubble has produced an incredible array of now iconic images, including the famous Hubble Deep Field—where the telescope aimed...
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Wary Meyers Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle and Soap
While the ephemeral sakura will soon fade, extend the season through these scented bundles of joy
by Nara Shin
Having been loyal followers of Wary Meyer's Instagram account for some time (where they post interior design inspiration from the '60s and '70s that kindle a deep yearning), we were excited to learn that the husband and wife duo's newest offering...
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The Other Art Fair, London
From the art of sign painting to dreamy aerial imagery, our picks for eye-catching and affordable creations on view now
by Cajsa Carlson
For those London-dwellers who don’t have the wallet to buy their art at Frieze, alternative event The Other Art Fair proves a bit more affordable. For this edition, many have already found the big draw to be YBA Gavin Turk’s "Project Beard," for which...
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Triarrows Affordable Luxury Watches
Elegant touches and thoughtful design at an unexpectedly low cost
by Largetail
In the age of smartwatches and wearable tech, there's also been a global resurgence in attention to and love for the classic wristwatch. It's more than just nostalgia, the value is evident: the watch is an accessory that conveys style while being...
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Luxe Summer Basics from Goodlife Clothing
Fabric-forward terry and cotton apparel that's as soft as it looks
by Josh Rubin
Clothes aren't everything, but the right clothes at the right time can make all the difference—especially when it comes to kicking back in the summertime. NYC-based apparel-maker Goodlife comes correct just in time for the warmer months with a line...
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Slow Factory + World Wildlife Fund: Petit Atlas Collection
Bringing NASA satellite imagery of Earth's beautiful landscapes to luxe and versatile silk scarves
by CH Contributor
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Design boutique Slow Factory merges silk and satellite images into sustainably designed, limited edition scarves that are entirely eye-catching. Three years ago, founder Celine Semaan Vernon began gathering images from NASA...
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Milan Design Week: Incredible Mirrors
From the iridescent to the structural and trippy, designs that take viewers through the looking glass
by CH Contributor
by Jill Singer What is it that makes the mirror such fertile ground for experimentation among designers? Is it its stubbornly unchanging material DNA? After all, is a mirror made from anything other than glass really a mirror? Whatever the case may...
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The New Whitney Museum's "America is Hard to See"
Previewing the inaugural multi-floor exhibition in a stunning new home designed by Renzo Piano
by David Graver
Two years ago, we ventured over to 99 Gansevoort Street in NYC to tour the construction site of famed architect Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum of American Art building. Today, the 28,000 ton concrete, glass and steel building stands complete—and...
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Vintage Bikes, Gravel and Wine in Water Bottles: Eroica California
Experiencing the soul of bike racing by going back in time—and suffering
by Hans Aschim
Leave your Lycra at home, forget about carbon fiber, stop meticulously counting the grams of your new crankset and prepare for a healthy dose of fatigue. At the inaugural Eroica California ride—part of the Italy-based Eroica series of non-competitive...
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58 Gin
New to London's blossoming distillery scene, a spirit born from pure curiosity
by Cajsa Carlson
London continues to nurture its blossoming distillery scene with more and more small operations launching, as spirits now enjoy the artisan renaissance previously reserved for beers and microbreweries. One of the latest contenders is Hackney Downs...

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Art of the Italian Two Wheel
A homage to 1960s and '70s Italian motorcycle design, on show in NYC

Stuart Parr's expansive collection of vintage Italian motorcycles is a sight to see, so we took a trip to 285 Madison Avenue in New York City where Parr is currently exhibiting a selection of his beautiful bikes. While there, renowned motorcycle...

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Art of the Italian Two Wheel
A homage to 1960s and '70s Italian motorcycle design, on show in NYC
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Union Surfboards
Shaping custom surfboards for New York City's dedicated surfing community

Founded by Chris Williams and Jeff Schroeder, Union Surfboards is a small custom board company based in Brooklyn, NY. Focused on making unique boards that are specifically crafted to each individual, Union Surfboards aims to make sure each customer...

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Union Surfboards
Shaping custom surfboards for New York City's dedicated surfing community
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Future Mapping Company Berlin
A detail-rich take on the modern map that is equal parts informative and decorative

Though maps began as utility-minded reference tools, they've always had artistic elements. From elaborate compass roses and sea monsters that lurk near remote coastlines to carefully selected color palettes, the aesthetics of maps sometimes even trump...

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Future Mapping Company Berlin
A detail-rich take on the modern map that is equal parts informative and decorative

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Cords for Music
Guitar Pick Cord Bracelet
$48

While this made-in-USA brass guitar pick bracelet may look simple, its meaning is not. From the sale of each Pick Cord, $10 goes to Education Through Music, which partners with inner-city elementary and middle schools to establish sustainable, high-quality music education programs to reach every student, including those with special needs. As music programs are often the first to go when budgets are cut, this movement to make music a core academic subject is one that's needed.

Purely Perfect
Cleansing Creme
$40

Michael Gordon, founder of Bumble and Bumble, envisions a future in which nobody shampoos. This seemingly radical idea turns into common sense once you realize that most shampoos have detergents and sulfates that strip natural oils and damage hair—requiring the use of conditioners and masks. The aloe vera and essential oil-based Cleansing Creme by Purely Perfect is free of all of the above, but don't let its lotion-like texture or lack of foaming scare you off. Our locks have never felt softer or more manageable, and our shower never cleaner, as it's the only hair product you really need. It's a must-have especially for those who dye or bleach their hair as it keeps the color in and further damage at bay.

Franc Bakon
One-of-a-Kind Denim Patchwork Jacket
$250

Denim jackets become one-of-a-kind, wearable political and social commentary through designer McKenzie Rose's touch. Using the jackets as a base, Rose pieces together patches, cut-up T-shirts and other garments, buttons and pins—all from vintage and thrift stores—to tell a specific story with each piece. From "Crack Kills" to The Casualties, tales range from the musical to the controversial. All Franc Bakon pieces are hand-sewn by Rose himself, who spends the rest of his day working in a NYC leather shop.

Ingo Maurer
Toto Table Light
$909

A better nickname for German-born, New York-based designer Ingo Maurer would be a "poet of light," as his whimsical creations surprise and evoke emotion. As a part of his I Ricchi Poveri lamp series, Maurer's Toto table light prompts us to recall our childhood and sense of wonder. The specially manufactured halogen bulb appears to float like a balloon, and has a cap with Mickey Mouse-like ears that rests on top.

Old Grand Dad
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
$25

Something about the Bonded 100 proof bottling of this Kentucky bourbon speaks to its origins and continued success. It's not expensive, it's not fancy. It's just good old fun—with a higher amount of rye in the mashbill for lighter, spicier profile. The "Old Grand-Dad" mentioned happens to be distiller Basil Hayden (whose own namesake line also continues to wow). While he didn't develop this, his grandson did—and did so with fervor.

Wanda Nylon
Caban Victoire Raincoat
$236

Made from clear polyurethane, this double-breasted caban raincoat from Paris-based Wanda Nylon is a good way to stay cheerful when the moody skies are offering nothing but seemingly never-ending spring showers. The multi-colored details are made from 100% cotton and the coat boasts patched flap pockets—to make sure your goods stay dry—and a removable hood. Pair with some bright rubber boots to actually look forward to heading out in the rain.

Rizzoli
Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
$26

Back in 1961, photographer Ted Russell started capturing a relatively unknown Bob Dylan when the young artist had just moved to NYC. Russell shot the 20-year-old songwriter, recently signed to Columbia Records at the time, hanging out in his Greenwich Village apartment, practicing his guitar and performing in tiny venues. This new hardcover of never-before-published photos gives a charming peep into Dylan's life before he belonged to the world.

Vifa
Helsinki Bluetooth Speaker
$430

Danish audio company Vifa's latest portable offering comes in a petite, square-ish package but surprises with its power and sound quality. The Helsinki speaker, launched in time for this year's summer picnics and outdoor parties, comes with a beautiful leather strap for easy carrying; its grill is unusually covered in a custom made Kvadrat textile available in four soft colorways. Perfect for those who love music and design.

Chandally Jewelry
Pnina Earrings
$340

These bold black pearl earrings by New York-based designer Sharon Chandally make a refined, powerful statement. Trained in Yemenite silversmithing by her great uncles, Chandally creates pieces influenced by ancient cultures but feel contemporary in the way they channel movement and sculpture. Respecting the fact that these pieces are worn so close to the body, Chandally uses only conflict-free stones as well as recycled or Fairmined metals.

Prestel
The Weegee Guide to New York
$33

For press photographer Weegee (born Usher Fellig), New York City was his muse; he spent his lifetime documenting urban life without prejudice, from spectators at gruesome crime scenes to elevator operator strikes to the crowds at Coney Island. In the book "The Weegee Guide to New York," 265 black and white images (many which have never been published) reveal the chaotic streets of New York from the 1930s to '60s. The book is thoughtfully organized by areas, from the Lower East Side and the Village to Brooklyn and Rockaway, and includes fold-out maps that indicate where Weegee shot each photo.

Poplin Homewear
Handmade Pajamas
$96

For those who have been wearing the same T-shirt to bed for the past few years, upgrade your sleep style with these handmade pajamas from young Istanbul collective Poplin Homewear. With a focus on lightweight, pure fabrics—like sheer voile—many of the brand's pieces are refined enough to double as airy summer outfits. But the rest of the collection isn't afraid to get adventurous; such as jumpsuits and nightshirts for men, plus striped bodysuits and polka-dot kimono gowns for women.

Happy Soap
Toy Soap Bar
$13

As a fun way to encourage their son to wash his hands before meals, Swedish couple Niklas Lagström and Marina Nilsson started "hiding" his toys in transparent soap bars. Handmade in Sweden, using vegetable based glycerin, Happy Soap is free of SLS and SLES irritants (and is unscented, too) to be as gentle as possible for kids. The couple now scouts locally for loved toys (from dinosaurs and cars to ponies and jewelry) that are no longer wanted—to bring joy to another child. €1 from each soap purchase is donated to the international non-profit Save the Children, and Happy Soap has already been able to raise €1,000.

Roots
Five-Panel Cap
$28

Toronto-based Roots brings the night sky a lot closer with their new five-panel cap. The 100% cotton chambray hat—which is available in grey or blue—is one-size-fits-all and is peppered with constellations. It's yet another excellent reminder of the astronomical bodies that exist far, far away.

Suigeneric
Waxed Cotton Watch Strap
$35

Tired of cheap nylon NATO watch bands proliferating the market, Suigeneric recreates the style using durable and stiff waxed cotton; the naturally water-repellent fabric used in vessel sails and classic Barbour jackets—at a similarly affordable price point. Freshen up your much-loved watch-face for spring with this hand-sewn, hand-waxed green strap. Or, for the more adventurous, go for their watercolor or leopard print options.

Tentsile
Trillium Hammock
$250

This isn't your typical hammock. UK-based Tensile's 80 square foot Trillium model comfortably fits three adults and bears a maximum weight of 880 pounds. Utilizing seatbelt material and a high-strength ratchet system, the Trillium sets up in minutes for an elevated outdoor outpost. Pick-up multiple Trilliums and stack them for an outdoor bunk-bed set-up. Just don't call dibs on top bunk if rain is on the way.

Hungry Eyes NY
Ramen Lapel Pin
$9

Hungry Eyes NY has released a very cute collection of soft enamel pins that are small, but have big personalities. With donuts, pizza and more on the menu, Hungry Eyes NY injects humor into their pins (and humanizes some of our favorite snacks) with a pair of googly eyes incorporated into each design. Our pick is the .70" tall bowl of ramen, because one serving is never enough.

The Brothers Crisp
Hand-Dyed High-Tops
$748

These pit-tanned leather high-tops are entirely unlike your kick-around sneakers. Hand-dyed in a deep ultramarine blue, worked to create a buttery and supple texture (that's still durable) and reinforced with a vegetable-tanned nine ounce heal counter, The Brothers Crisp's Hand-Dyed High-Tops are meticulously made and luxurious.

Lucy Folk
Palmtastic Hidden Treasure Earring
$230

Melbourne-based designer Lucy Folk's HONEYMOON collection is full of tropical delights that provoke images of palm trees, sunsets and fruity cocktails. The Palmtastic Hidden Treasure Earring (sold as a single piece) is available in sterling silver or 9ct gold plate, boasts a stunning, bright green Tsavorite garnet and a stud shaped like a palm tree.

Barbara Kruger
Beach Towel
$95

Bring art to the beach or pool with Barbara Kruger's instant classic beach towel. The 100% cotton, 70" by 60" towel boasts the conceptual artist's iconic text-based style and was made as part of Art Production Fund’s "Works on Whatever" series—for which artists were tapped design real-life, functional objects that were also works of art.

Sunski
Emerald Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
$55

Named for a popular hiking trail across the Golden Gate Bridge, the new Sunski Dipseas combine classic styling with bold touches. The polarized lenses are super-bright emerald green (and offer certified UVA/B/400 protection), but the shape and tortoiseshell colorway ensure that the design will match just about every outfit you don this summer.

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Sia: Big Girls Cry (E.A.S.Y. Remix)
Sia's mega-star status may have only been solidified globally in the last few years, but the truth of the matter is she has long been creating music of remarkable depth and power. And with this caliber of craft at their core, Sia's dynamic tracks lend...
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EDITORIAL
Shawn Wasabi: Marble Soda
Music producer (and MIDI controller magician) Shawn Wasabi makes a comeback after almost a year with the intensely stimulating "Marble Soda," a mash-up of samples culled from 153 different songs and sounds. In the video, Wasabi's fingers fly over a...
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EDITORIAL
Gwilym Gold: Unknown
In anticipation of his June album release A Paradise, musician and singer Gwilym Gold debuted three music videos today—all of which feature morphing, haze-y visuals by artist Colin Henderson. Of the three, "Unknown" is the stand-out track, featuring...
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EDITORIAL
Christian Tiger School: Chorisolo
South African electronic duo Christian Tiger are set to drop their debut full-length Chrome Tapes this summer on NYC hip hop label Tommy Boy Entertainment. In anticipation the Cape Town-based producers have released a video for their lead single "Chorisolo...
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EDITORIAL
The High Maintenance (Unofficial) Soundtrack
Cult web series "High Maintenance," created and written by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, stars the latter as your go-to marijuana dealer; each episode centers on a different customer and their personal (if on the verge of neurotic) life in New...
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EDITORIAL
Justin Vernon: Inside Out
In a subtle, serene music video graced with the magic we've come to expect from him, Justin Vernon—commonly known under the moniker Bon Iver—covers indie band Spoon's "Inside Out" to haunting affect. What is perhaps the nicest promotional material...
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EDITORIAL
Common feat. Mary J Blige: Come Close
Today's #TBT, taking us back to 2002, is "Come Close," Common's gentle serenade for true love featuring R&B queen Mary J. Blige. Both artists—along with No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, and even a couple of K-Pop stars—are donating their time to perform...
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EDITORIAL
Lilith Ai: Hang Tough
The lo-fi soul of Lilith Ai's latest track "Hang Tough" is more than a sum of its parts. A resonating power in her voice carries lyrics of warped depth, all nestled atop the strumming of her guitar. And yet, from the nuances of an electronic-influenced...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Villagers: Hot Scary Summer
Over the past six years, French music publication La Blogothèque has become known around the world for their spontaneous single-shot Take Away Shows. The series sees musicians performing acoustically, often wandering around a picturesque part of Paris...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Bibi Bourelly: Riot
Berlin-based songwriter Bibi Bourelly has quickly found her way into the international spotlight. The 20-year-old has been writing songs since childhood, but her breakthrough came this year when she worked with Rihanna on "Bitch Better Have My Money...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Ratatat: Cream on Chrome
Experimental duo Ratatat performed live for the first time in four years this past weekend at Coachella, where they also debuted the new track "Cream on Chrome" to those dancing in the Sahara Tent. The rest of the world can hear the studio version...

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From Buddhist temples and long-tail boats to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market and the Hotel Okura