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Roots' Customizable Varsity Jackets
Classic winter wear with a personal touch from a family-owned company
by David Graver
For over 40 years, family-owned Canadian apparel and accessories brand Roots has produced top quality, hand-crafted apparel and accessories with comfort in mind. Now, they're letting customers voice their own aesthetic choices with a customizable...
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The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
The author gives us the international lowdown on where to buy the perfect pair of jeans
by Cajsa Carlson
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
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Campvibes Communique W15
Poler heads to Croatia with Nike SB and goes ice skating in Sweden in their second print publication
by Graham Hiemstra
As longtime supporters of Poler and their casual approach to outdoor apparel and equipment, we were excited to see the Portland-based brand branch into print this past fall with Campvibes Communique magazine. Now, they're at it again with the very...
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Design Ingenuity from New Zealand: Alchemy Equipment
From the sea to the mountains to the city, a function-driven line of versatile men's and women's gear
by Hans Aschim
The concept of alchemy likely conjures images of robe-wearing bearded outcasts toiling away in a cluttered workshop over illuminati-esque texts as they attempt (fruitlessly) to transfigure the everyday into the extraordinary. Building on the alchemic...
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Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion
Four works prestented at the film festival that challenge the storytelling norm
by David Graver
While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways...
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Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots
The brand most trusted by renegades celebrates 190 years with 14 limited artist editions of its iconic lace-up
by CH Contributor
by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar...
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McKean Studio Mini Cities
Catch a little wanderlust with these bite-sized models of Palm Springs and NYC
by Gabriella Garcia
Joshua and Megan McKean of the eponymous McKean Studio are serious road warriors with a knack for finding hidden gems in every city they visit. With a blog full of impressive photos and stories documenting their travels, it's undeniable that the...
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Paul Smith + Castelli: 2015 Dubai Tour Jerseys
The passionate cyclist and famed fashion designer injects some monochromatic styling into the desert race's leader kits
by Hans Aschim
Long before British menswear designer Paul Smith was a driving force in global fashion (and was awarded the "Sir" that now precedes his name), he was a kid from Nottingham who just wanted to race bikes. A nasty crash may have sidelined him from racing...
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Dogsledding in the Great White North: PULL
Filmmaker Goh Iromoto deftly captures the serenity of deep winter in his recent short shot in Northwestern Ontario
by Hans Aschim
In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film "PULL," Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one...
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Officine Mermaid's Custom Ducati Scrambler
The Milan-based shop reimagines the already capable bike as a badass off-road machine at home on any terrain
by Graham Hiemstra
Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores...
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Sundance 2015: New Frontier's Virtual Reality
Filmic experience "Perspective; Chapter 1: The Party" couples innovative technology with emotional gravity
by David Graver
Virtual Reality (VR) experiences were highly sought after at this year's Sundance—with New Frontier Exhibitions, the cutting-edge art and storytelling division of the festival, offering an array of otherworldly experiences. There, attendees could...

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Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh's Synth Collection
A glimpse into electronic music's beginnings and the future of the artistic process with the legendary DEVO frontman

The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVO turned award-winning...

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Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh's Synth Collection
A glimpse into electronic music's beginnings and the future of the artistic process with the legendary DEVO frontman
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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
From a hidden luxury bar to the secrets of the hidden magic library, we explore some of NYC's most unique locations

When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots...

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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
From a hidden luxury bar to the secrets of the hidden magic library, we explore some of NYC's most unique locations
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Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee's Ben Clymer
We talk with Ben Clymer about horological culture and some of his favorite timepieces

In our latest video as part of The Macallan Rare Cask Rare Discoveries Series, we sit down with Ben Clymer, founder and Editor in Chief of Hodinkee, the most popular online magazine about watches. An obsessive collector, the banker-turned-entrepreneur...

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Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee's Ben Clymer
We talk with Ben Clymer about horological culture and some of his favorite timepieces

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Heckler Design
Heckler Design Cliff
$75

Heckler Design's Cliff display riser and desk drawer offers a sleek alternative to a stack of books. Machined of sturdy powder-coated steel, the unobtrusive desk accessory raises your monitor to eye level, hides wires, adds storage space all while matching Apple's distinct aesthetic.

Luca Nichetto + Lera Moiseeva
Sucabaruca Coffee Set
$890

Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with Lera Moiseeva, Sucabaruca is a ceramic pour-over coffee set created for Canadian design shop Mjölk. The series of conical shapes includes a hand-engraved pot (or decanter) at the base, a large cone as the filter (which fits on top of the pot) and then three rounded cups. The set comes in a three color ways and is a limited edition of 10.

Glencairn Glass
Official Whisky Tasting Glasses
$50

Scottish Glencairn Company partnered with glassware brand Stolzle to create a long-overdue glass to maximize the whiskey tasting and drinking experience. Industry experts engineered a graceful goblet with a slender flute for a proper nosing that mimics the design used by professional tasters the world over.

Wearable Planters
Bike Planters
$45

Using a 3D printer, Atlanta-based designer Colleen Jordan creates small planters that you can wear around your neck or strap to your bike, allowing you to take your favorite succulent on a little adventure.

Crispin Finn
The Bar Is Open (Glow-In-The-Dark Print)
$102

Forget neon—Crispin Finn's three-color silkscreen print shines just as bright when the lights are off. The glow-in-the-dark sign serves as a beacon for those who love a little tipple, and each is hand-printed, dated and embossed.

Abigail Brown
Abigail Brown Textile Art
$473

Made entirely by hand by UK designer Abigail Brown, this sweet little creature will make a colorful addition to any home. Bird watchers, artists and crafters alike will delight in this small ornament made from a mix of recycled and new materials.

Lalique
100 Points Champagne Glasses
$280

A collaboration with esteemed wine critic James Suckling and world renowned crystal maker Lalique, these glasses are made with the intention of serving champagne by the best means possible. Designed in a neo-classical style with engraved ribbing in Lalique’s signature frosted crystal.

Master & Dynamic
MH 40 Over Ear Headphones
$399

Master & Dynamic designs headphones with the audiophile in mind and an obsession with the interaction between sound and creativity. The MH 40 headphones feature heavy grain leather and soft lambskin and a forged aluminum body, with top-notch audio technology for an immersive sound experience.

Barnaby Barford + Nymphenburg
Global Service Plate (Set of 14)
$15,200

Designed by RCA grad and UK artist Barnaby Barford as part of Nymphenburg's porcelain collection, the set of 14 Global Service Plates combine to produce a map of the world. Each set is handcrafted by the master artisans at Nymphenburg, the Munich-based manufacture with over 200 years of history.

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Jonas Wood Silk Scarf
$350

Brooklyn-based Massif Central invites contemporary visual artists to consider the silk scarf as their canvas, and their just-released second collection features collaborations with Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin and more. With each in a limited edition of 50, the scarves—like this one from Jonas Wood—look magnificent on the shoulders as they do framed and hung on walls.

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Mitchell & Ness Title Holder Vests
$100

Mitchell & Ness have been purveyors of high quality sporting goods since opening up shop in Philadelphia in 1904. Their Title Holder Vests are a throwback to earlier times, with a retro-styled emblem of your favorite team embroidered across the front. Classy, stylish and sporty all in one.

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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
$20

In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of the similarities between Javascript and natural language—and pushes them to be expressive and elegant in their own way.

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Toast Magazine
$24

Readers won't find restaurant reviews, recipes or overly stylized food porn photos in UK print magazine Toast; the long-form editorial content is neatly focused on personal narratives, artwork, history and other creative celebrations food and drink. This is a magazine to savor in and of itself.

Lillet
Jean de Lillet 2010
$42

The latest limited edition from the acclaimed, elegant French aperitif brand, Jean de Lillet 2010 is created from a combination of the best Sauternes grapes from Bordeaux and an in-house orange liqueur made from the peels of sweet Spanish oranges. Aging in French oak barrels allows for a deeper, rounder taste profile of toasted vanilla in this magical vintage.

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Hi Little One Personalized Tee
$35

Born from designer Nell Lindquist's realization that most baby swag is pretty silly, Hi Little One brings together the sharp, type-driven aesthetic of Lindquist and her sister, Maggie Allen. Pick from thoughtfully personalized, high-quality cottons for babies looking to flaunt their new names, or throw a bone to older siblings who've just had the rug pulled out from under them—AKA, the OG babies of the family.

Alexandra Llewellyn
Pheasant Edition Backgammon
$4,410

An exceptional tribute to the oldest recorded board game in existence, this backgammon set features a hand-lacquered photographic feather playing field encased in Zebrano wood. Duel using pieces made of antique gold and black aluminum, with laser-cut dice that ensure fair play.

Bamford Watch Department x Lexdray
Watch Roll
$95

For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish. Holds up to three watches.

Huang Fei Hong
Hot Chilli Pepper Peanuts 6 Pack
$15

A favorite snack of ours at CH HQ, these spicy Chinese jumbo peanuts from ShanDong are flavored by hot chilli pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns.

Marvel Bar
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
$40

Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve the drink. Once the candle burns out you can use the glass to enjoy an Old Fashioned with the enclosed recipe.

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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.

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Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney: Only One
The imitable Kanye West has just released the full version of the video for his song (featuring Sir Paul McCartney on keys) "Only One." Directed by Spike Jonze, the video sees Yeezy on a rain-soaked road in the middle of seemingly nowhere, but it perfectly...
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How To Dress Well + TĀLĀ: The One
The Songs from Scratch series by Adidas Originals and Yours Truly inspires on-the-fly creativity from musicians. The latest installment sees Chicago native (and CH favorite) Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well paired up with eclectic UK garage-electro...
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Eminative + Four Tet: Makondi
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) continues to push the boundaries of his discography. The difficult-to-categorize English musician spans electronic, house, and drum and bass. Now partnering with drummer Nick Woodmansey, who records under the name Eminative...
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Rihanna feat. Paul McCartney and Kanye West: FourFiveSeconds
It's not every day Kanye West teams up with Sir Paul McCartney, though lately it's been a fortnightly affair and recent developments suggest the Beatles frontman is producing West's next album. The latest release in the admittedly odd yet harmonious...
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Jeremih feat. J Cole: Planes
Though more recently best known for the super-popular "Don't Tell 'Em," Jeremih's knack for slower sex-laden tracks can't be doubted. With his recent release, "Planes" (possibly from his long-awaited album Late Nights), he sings to his listener about...
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Fantasma feat. Moonchild: Shangrila
It might be a frigid winter here in NYC, but the summer vibes are strong south of the equator. South African MC Spoek Mathambo recently dropped the first single from his new supergroup Fantasma that counts three instrumentalists, a dance producer and...
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Björk: Vulnicura
Fans were surprised with a two-month early official release of Björk's new album Vulnicura (her first since 2011's Biophilia) after it was leaked online. The experimental Icelandic artist describes her ninth studio album as a "complete heartbreak album...
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José González: Leaf Off / The Cave
José González's heartfelt brand of indie acoustic music has captivated audiences the world over since his cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats" was released in 2003. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist is now on the cusp of releasing his first solo full...
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Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday
Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn't until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing a bill which would honor...
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HUH: January Playlist
There's no better time to discover new music than the start of the year and London-based HUH Magazine's January 2015 playlist is chocked full of new music from new and familiar names alike. Music editor Joe Reeve kicks things off with hometown art...
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Ratking: Snow Beach
NYC hip-hop trio Ratking represents the next generation of gritty rap that is quintessentially New York. Citing wide-ranging inspirations from the Wu Tang Clan to the Ramones, the group's unique style is a harmonious representation of the city's edgier...