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Pusha T's "Lunch Money," the music from "Transparent," Japan's love for Soul Train and more in the music we tweeted this week
by CH Editors
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...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Aura's Wireless Christmas Lights With just about everything going wireless these days, the team behind Aura thought it was time Christmas tree lights got the same treatment. After becoming fed up with untangling a never-ending mess of lights each...
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Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
The renowned vodka brand's creative endeavor includes the chance to win a photograph by the grandfather of Pop Art himself
by Largetail
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
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Carlo Scarpa's Casa Tabarelli, Rediscovered
Prague art collective OKOLO brings light to a once forgotten Italian architectural gem in a new exhibit in Sofia, Bulgaria
by Gabriella Garcia
From the peak of the Alps to the very tip of its boot, Italy is a country as rich in history as it is diverse in terrain. And though this is what makes the country so astonishing, it can also end up obscuring some of its most incredible cultural...
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Makers Mondays: Earthy Furnishings
Four copper and wooden decor that help make a house (or apartment) a home
by CH Editors
As part of our ongoing support of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative (which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States) we have picked some stunning products that help...
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From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
After a significant distillery fire, a spicy and sweet limited edition libation
by CH Contributor
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
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Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
Sweden's online sales platform finally hits the US in a shop full of carefully selected products from lesser-known brands
by Hans Aschim
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
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Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
Crystalline wonder from Australian designer Christopher Boots at the French retailer's exquisite NYC boutique
by David Graver
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
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Flic: Cute as a Button
A Swedish start-up designs a handy wireless shortcut to your favorite actions on your phone
by Richard Prime
It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially...
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Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
Plates made from recycled plastic bags, emailed receipts, booze brewed in the basement and more at chef Douglas McMaster's ambitious project
by CH Contributor
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
STYLE
The Elder Statesman's First Retail Store Opens in LA
The new indoor/outdoor space in West Hollywood carries the vibe of the understated luxury brand
by Nara Shin
After seven and a half years in business, picking up the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award along the way, The Elder Statesman has finally opened its first brick and mortar store in its hometown of Los Angeles. Founder Greg Chait—recognizable by...

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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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Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

Recently, we asked Felicia Ferrone of Fferrone Design for a hand in a project designing custom glassware for The Macallan Rare Cask whisky. In collaboration with Gentner Design, the duo created stunning custom glassware—as well as a special carrying...

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Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

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Nymphenburg
Peacock Feather Memento Mori
$8,640

Across myriad religions and ancient myths, the peacock feather has always carried a positive symbolic meaning, especially that of renewal. Porcelain manufactory of the Bavarian crown, Nymphenburg, has incorporated the avian emblem into their works since the 1700s. Here the feather has been meticulously hand-painted onto a brilliant limited edition skull, which is signed by the artist.

Adopted
iPhone 6 Leather Case
$40

Adopted presents a murdered-out black leather wrap for the iPhone 6. The simple case gets an interesting boost from the pebbled leather texture that's subtle enough not to interrupt Apple's design game.

RMS Beauty
Lip + Skin Balm
$25

Just reading the ingredients in RMS Beauty's Lip and Skin Balm—each one is selected for healing and restorative properties—gives you an idea of just how creamy and wonderful it is for your winter salve. Organic vanilla gives a gentle scent when blended with a range of oils including coconut, sunflower, and jojoba; and butters like shea and cocoa.

Brian Farrell Art and Design
CH + AmDC: Expedition Mobile
$96

Minnesota-born, New Jersey-based artist Brian Farrell applies his illustrations to a range of home accessories, like this hand-painted and silk-screened mobile influenced by nature, survival and adventure, in a color created specially for Cool Hunting.

DonorsChoose
DonorsChoose Gift Card
$10

In a genius way of connecting teachers in need of funding for classroom projects and altruistic individuals looking to give rather than receive for the holidays, DonorsChoose lets you give the chance to give. Recipients can redeem the value of their gift card toward projects specifically chosen by teachers, from supplying books for a Spanish reading library to a computer to edit video footage for an "Alchemy of Composting" science project.

Shahla Karimi
Subway Bracelets
$200

Brooklyn-based designer Shahla Karimi's debut collection lets you wear the NYC subway on your wrist. From Inwood to World Trade Center, Yankee Stadium to Wall Street, and Harlem to South Ferry, the 3D-printed accessories are available in sterling silver, 14k gold and gold vermeil.

Bole
Tanner's Apron
$680

With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations-strong Swedish company uses a traditional, time-consuming, tree bark tanning method to achieve a fuller natural color and high quality leather that will allow their goods to last a lifetime. Their tanner's apron is sure to make you the master of your own workshop.

Askov Finlayson
Aegis Sweater
$125

Minnesota-based retailer and apparel maker Askov Finlayson was born and raised in the cold. The high-quality, 16-oz slub yarn fleece in their Aegis Sweatshirt provides warmth while contrasting canvas patches add durability and throwback color-blocking. Split wood and head right to the pub—all without a wardrobe change.

Rise Art
Rise Art
$100

Online art purveyors Rise Art offer affordable works by a variety of artists, that you can either rent or purchase. Also, with every piece sold, Rise Art sends a personal art supply kit to a child in the hospital (sharing supplies is often verboten for fear of spreading diseases). The site's many filters makes finding a special piece for yourself easy enough, but they also offer gift cards for the art enthusiast in your life.

Outlaw Franky
Outlaw Patriot Throw
$298

Cozy up with a bit of good ol' American patriotism. Woven in New York State on an antique loom, this red, white and blue throw is sure to warm even the biggest cold-weather haters. Crafted from 100% domestically sourced wool, the 48'' x 72'' throw weighs in at just under three pounds and is the perfect addition to any living or bedroom.

Deborah Pagani
Black Diamond Dagger Earrings
$3,500

From Deborah Pagani's Queen Bee collection, these white gold dagger earrings give fine jewelry a punk edge. Set with pavé black diamonds, they channel the sultry spirit of iconic females like Grace Jones, Cleopatra and Rita Hayworth.

Alpha Industries
NASA Astronaut Flight Suit
$111

For those of us who haven't yet abandoned our dreams of one day hurtling toward the stars, Alpha Industries' replica NASA astronaut suit is a step closer to the heavens. Whether you're looking for a party costume or just want to jazz things up on a Friday night in with Netflix, this blue onesie is an instant mood-booster. Engineering, mathematics and physical science knowledge not included.

Ian Curtis
So This Is Permanence
$28

"This is Permanence" reveals the personal writings of Joy Division lead singer and influential songwriter Ian Curtis in a beautiful cloth-bound anthology. Curtis committed suicide in 1980 before the British band's first US tour, and the book includes a foreword by his widow, Deborah, as well as song lyrics, an appendix listing his personal book library and a selection of interviews from his relatively short but important career.

Barbour + Deus ex Machina
Horace Jacket
$649

What happens when the British stalwart of hunting jackets Barbour teams up with Australian custom motorcycle makers Deus Ex Machina? You get the handsome Horace Jacket, a waxed-cotton marvel with leather accents, pockets galore and a belt.

Vestige
Hourglass T-Shirt
$54

Each of Vestige's t-shirts embodies a story, fact or myth culled from a certain period of time and given a contemporary graphic emblem. This super soft raglan t-shirt features an hourglass glyph, reflecting the freshly launched brand's creative ethos.

Death at Sea
CH + AmDC: Bifold Wallet
$75

Laser-cut from "mean green leather," Brooklyn-based Death at Sea's bifold wallet is constructed without the need for thread or glue. The design features one pocket for bills and two pockets for card, and boats a deep green hue specially for Cool Hunting that's sure to become more beautiful over time.

PF Candle Co.
Sweet Grapefruit Soy Candle
$16

Pommes Frites candles don't need fancy packaging or foreign-sounding names. "Sweet Grapefruit" speaks for itself with warn citrus and fruit notes (think peach and mangosteen) and is one of the DTLA-based candlemakers' strongest scents—making it a perfect pre-dinner party room filler.

Nottene
All Holiday Wrapping Paper
$25

NYC-based illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall, who boasts the Whitney Museum and Coach as previous clients, created a quartet of holiday wrapping paper to suit any receiver. Christmas Crazed, Secular, Pagan and Best Friends will spread the holiday cheer starting from minute they lay their hands on your carefully considered gift.

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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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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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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...
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Bill Withers: I Can't Write Left-Handed
This week, 11 November marked a commemorative day in which many Western countries paid tribute to the the men and women who bravely served in our armed forces. Their heroic efforts are painstaking and singular in a way that most people will never truly...
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The Sugarhill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg in Paris' Marais district is letting guests take the hotel's lobby "soundtrack" home with a mix compiled by Guillaume Sorge. The artistic director at Red Bull Studios Paris has selected 12 songs to take listeners through different...
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Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank from the early '80s rap trio The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this week at just 58 years old after a battle with cancer. The industry pioneer's career began with him as a music manager for hip-hop artists...
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Julie London: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam. Hear them all in...
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The Juan Maclean: Love Stops Here
"We love songs that build, measure after measure—beat after beat. The type of songs you listen to a dozen times in a row to pinpoint the exact turning point from slow burn into a jam. This comes a lot from our years spent as Finger On The Pulse DJs...