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Weezer covers Toto, plus new tunes by Anderson Paak, Lillian Frances and more
by CH Editors
Anderson Paak: Bubblin With a little extra drama than his usual offerings, Anderson Paak's new track "Bubblin" features some sweeping violins over a trap beat—creating a little contrast and cinematic flair. The rapper/singer/songwriter/producer's...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Medusa's makeover, an album stored in DNA, Michael Jackson's "impossible" dance move and more
by CH Editors
1. Bill Gold's Seminal Film Posters While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives...
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TED 2018: Emily Levine's "How I Made Friends With Reality"
The charming philosopher/writer/comedian discusses serious truths with lighthearted humor
by Josh Rubin
Somehow, beginning her TED Talk "How I Made Friends With Reality" by announcing she has stage four cancer, yet making the entire crowd laugh, the inimitable and charming Emily Levine immediately hooks her audience. The writer/philosopher/comedian...
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Spring and Summer NYC Getaways
Escape the city heat and head for the hills
by CH Editors
New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and most full-time residents begin thinking of escape sometime in spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there's plenty of charm and relief...
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Limited Edition Grooming Essentials from LILFOX and Handsome Heroes
Natural, nourishing and made for men
by Josh Rubin
With the natural beauty market evolves and grows rapidly, Beauty Heroes continues to be on the look out for products that are free from harmful toxins and—of course—that actually work. While founder Jeannie Jarnot has always offered products for...
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Crude, Alluring and Complex: Marilyn Minter at LA's Regen Projects
The Hollywood gallery showcases paintings, photography, and film by the NYC-based artist
by CH Contributor
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For her third solo show at LA's Regen Projects (open now through 23 June), NYC-based artist Marilyn Minter is again exploring dichotomies—from the beautiful and the grotesque to glamour and grit—the show is seductive...
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Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2018
Remarkable installations on display across London's nightclubs, churches, former prisons and more
by Cajsa Carlson
In the crowded space of global design weeks, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week has a distinct advantage: not only is the area home to a huge number of architects and design businesses, making it a truly local celebration, it’s also blessed with interesting...
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Superplastic Launches With "JANKY," a Limited Edition Artist-Designed Toy Collection
Kidrobot founder's new company taps 16 famous creatives for charming iterations on one figure
by CH Studio
Launching today, Paul Budnitz's new company Superplastic is making a splash from the get-go—smashing its goal in the few hours between going live and officially kicking off. The Kidrobot founder has teamed up with renowned toy artist Huck Gee for the...
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Design Precision in Jaeger-LeCoultre's Iconic Watches
A new collection of watches draws inspiration from one of the brand's milestone timepieces
by CH Studio
From its heritage—and many records—to the proprietary components that beat in the heart of each handmade watch today, Jaeger-LeCoultre represents the best of the luxury watch world. There's personality, history and a finesse that can only come from...
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Michael Ventura's "Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership"
Sub Rosa's CEO and founder's first book on his brilliant philosophy and methodology
by Josh Rubin
For some 15 years, we have been fans and friends of Michael Ventura—founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, whose entire working process is based on Applied Empathy, a methodology that strengthens empathetic minds and brings together insight and action, resulting...
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The Macallan Scotch's Otherworldly New Distillery + Visitor Center
An architectural wonder that rolls into the Speyside, Scotland hills
by David Graver
There's an inherent magic to the rolling green hills of the Scottish Highlands. Nature imparts peace, beauty and—of course—an imprint on the whisky produced throughout the region. With their brand new distillery—which looks as if were pulled from the...

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Cool Hunting Video: Studio Formafantasma on Creative Collaboration
We hear from the couple about their creative process, working relationship and how important it is to say "no."

Based in The Netherlands, Studio Formafantasma is the Italian design duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The creative team met and began conceiving projects before deciding to apply for a design degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After graduating...

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Cool Hunting Video: Studio Formafantasma on Creative Collaboration
We hear from the couple about their creative process, working relationship and how important it is to say "no."
DESIGN
Design Precision in Jaeger-LeCoultre's Iconic Watches
A new collection of watches draws inspiration from one of the brand's milestone timepieces

From its heritage—and many records—to the proprietary components that beat in the heart of each handmade watch today, Jaeger-LeCoultre represents the best of the luxury watch world. There's personality, history and a finesse that can only come from...

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Design Precision in Jaeger-LeCoultre's Iconic Watches
A new collection of watches draws inspiration from one of the brand's milestone timepieces
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Art Activist Liina Klauss' Sculpture From 5,000 Salvaged Flip-Flops
From ocean plastic waste to a large-scale installation at Bali's Potato Head Beach Club

Even in the idyllic dreamscape of Bali, marine pollution—and ocean plastics—strangle and destroy natural beauty. To draw continued attention to this plight, Bali's Potato Head Beach Club called upon German-born artist and activist Liina Klauss to build...

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Art Activist Liina Klauss' Sculpture From 5,000 Salvaged Flip-Flops
From ocean plastic waste to a large-scale installation at Bali's Potato Head Beach Club

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Fluxus Coloring Book
$10

From the mind of SF-based artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this second edition of the Fluxus coloring book (based on the art movement of the same name) features 12 new designs for readers to scribble, sketch and color in—or leave as is. The minimal but thoughtful 12-page zine is more or an "anti-coloring book" with lots of white space and just a few abstract shapes scattered throughout. Certainly an activity book for those with creative minds.

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Mirrorball Hawaiian Shirt
$387

From Japanese brand Wacko Maria (founded by former J-League Football's Nobuhiro Mori and Keiji Ishizuka) comes an Aloha shirt with a difference. Part outer-space, part disco, part Hawaiian-vibed, this shirt combines a bunch of themes for a mash-up that really works. The black and white colorway also elevates it, and means it can be worn on even more occasions.

Lily Puffs
Vegan Cheddar Puffs
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Made with all-natural water lily seeds, organic extra virgin coconut oil, nutritional yeast, sea salt and paprika, Lily Puffs taste like a healthier version of cheese puffs—but with no actual cheese. With no sugar, these are a crunchy snack that satisfy, without any guilt. (Price is for six one-ounce packs.)

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Lady Fair Papers
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Referencing a very specific character's very specific invention from '90s cult movie "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," these Lady Fair rolling papers are functional with a side of fun. With 32 papers in each pack, these king-sized pink papers are made for legal herbal use only and offer "twice the taste in half the time, for the girl on the go."

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Joe Doucet Collaboration Jeans
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Collaborating with award-winning designer Joe Doucet, NYC-based 3x1 wanted to reinvent current-day five-pocket jeans. The design—first crafted for workmen—has been reimagined with our tech-saturated lives in mind. Thus, these jeans boast several pragmatic yet thoughtful features—from microfiber pockets that help clean and protect devices to a larger coin pocket made for credit cards (which is also lined with RFID-blocking fabric) and a 3M reflective strip to keep you safe while commuting. Made for all genders, these jeans are carefully crafted from 12-ounce stretch selvedge denim from Kurabo, Japan and feel as good as they look.

Filson
Dog Retrieving Toy
$25

From its blaze orange colorway to the FDA-approved food-grade polymer composition, Filson's Dog Retrieving Toy stands out from the rest. Its greatest attribute, however, stems from the fact that it was developed with scientists at Auburn University. They designed a toy that offers less occlusion—or blockage—to dog's breathing. This means more fun for longer.

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Patchwork Bandana Shorts
$249

Designed to sit just above the knee, these paisley shorts make a statement, despite their classic silhouette. With an elastic waistband and two pockets at the front and back, they're practical in their own way, but there's also nothing else quite like them—thanks to their blue, black, red and white patchwork flair.

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Beastie Boys Book
$50

From two of the three Beastie Boys themselves—AD-ROCK (Adam Horowitz) and Mike D (Mike Diamond)—comes a wildly comprehensive retrospective on the iconic trio. Telling the tale of how they—of course with the beloved MCA who passed away in 2012—went from teen punk rockers when they formed in 1981 to hip-hop legends (with a few stops via jazz, funk, experimental and more along the way) the "Beastie Boys Book" also features contributions from Amy Poehler, collaborator Spike Jonze, Luc Sante and others. In addition to the memoir components and rare photos, the tome features a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, cookbook and more. The book is as much of an amalgamation as the band itself.

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Citadel Modular Backpack
$255

Complete with modular accessories that instantly lock into place thanks to nifty magnetic hardware, Black Ember's CITADEL modular backpack can be customized to suit all your adventures. There are pouches, a range of straps, and a contoured back panel that sits carefully on the back to maintain comfort, no matter how much is jammed inside. Plus, its proprietary laser-cut and bonded construction means that everything remains bone dry, even after a downpour.

Ten Speed Press
A Burger to Believe In
$30

Famous for his Bar Tartine burger, chef Chris Kronner is somewhat obsessed with perfecting the great American food. Available to pre-order now, Kronner's debut book "A Burger to Believe In: Recipes and Fundamentals" includes more than just recipes; it also takes a dive into the philosophy, magic and art of the burger. The hardcover is also full of bold designs and colors that avoid the somewhat cliché style that have permeated cookbooks over the past few years.

Only NY
Flower Shop T-Shirt
$38

Made from 100% ringspun cotton, Only NY's "Flower Shop" T-shirt (new for the upcoming season) is available in three summery colorways: navy on pink, white on green, or purple on white. Garment-dyed and in a boxy shape, it's made for all genders. Of course as with all of the LES-based brand's goods, it celebrates New York City in its own sweet way.

Mondaine
SBB Classic Watch
$225

Anyone who has traveled through Switzerland will recognize the iconic Swiss Railway clock design featured once again on a Mondaine watch. This time, however, the brand's accented their pieces with vibrant genuine leather straps in bright red, yellow and blue. To further the design nuance, each strap features tone-in-tone stitching and eyelet patterns. We've long loved Mondaine Swiss watches and these 40mm pieces—with stainless steel matte brushed cases—exemplify why.

Atelier Editions
"An Atlas of Rare + Familiar Colour" (Special Edition)
$55

Possessing more than 2500 of the world's rarest and most spectacular pigments, The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums has an undeniably stunning collection of color. With 200 color illustrations, this special edition of "An Atlas of Rare + Familiar Colour" explores these pigments as artifacts—explaining their origins, compositions, uses and symbolism in a fascinating and visually striking hardback.

Cool Material
"Die Mosquitoes" Candle
$23

Handmade in New Jersey, these "Die Mosquitoes" citronella candles offer some dark humor and retro styling along with their practicality. Made from 100% soy wax, each will burn for around 80 hours, so most summertime grilling and picnics should be bug-free.

Taschen
Stanley Kubrick Photographs
$70

At age 17, Stanley Kubrick joined the staff of Look magazine as a photographer. Long before he'd make some of the most important films in cinematic history, he captured thousands of humanist imagery that captured New York City in the mid-1940s. Now, 300 of these images appear in Taschen's "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs" and they more than allude to the genius that was soon to unfold. The book's release coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Museum of the City of New York, running 3 May through 28 October.

Moon Juice
SuperYou Supplements
$49

Venice, CA shop Moon Juice is well-known for their "Dusts"—powdered herb blends to add to a daily routine and enhance specific areas where you're feeling the slump. The taste can be intense for some, so their newly launched capsuled supplements should go down easier. SuperYou aims to help the body cope with stress and fatigue by normalizing cortisol levels—when you don't have time to visit the spa or therapist.

Dyson
Pure Cool Tower Fan
$550

The latest from Dyson does more than circulate air through an entire room—it also purifies it in the process. With an LCD screen to report pollutants and react, and an app for users to monitor the process even when away from home, it's the smartest of its kind. Altogether it captures 99.97% of microscopic allergens and pollutants in a room. As expected, the fan is quite powerful too; shuffling more than 77 gallons or air per second.

BYREDO
Bibliothèque Hair Perfume
$70

Thanks to notes of vanilla and peach, BYREDO's Bibliothèque scent counters leather undertones with a rounded sweetness. One of the brand's most popular candle fragrances, Bibliothèque is just now available in perfume and hair perfume—the latter of which creates a powdery and fresh feeling that continues throughout the day.

Topo Designs + FRONTEER
Quick Pack
$89

Crafted to be worn across the body or around the waist, Topo Designs + FRONTEER's new Quick Pack is made for summertime adventure. Complete with top carry-handles, this versatile bag can go from the great outdoors to the office. With a main zippered compartment and an outer pocket, it can carry up to six liters. Plus, for those biking around town, there's a light attachment loop. And the super-durable materials keep everything safe inside.

Todd Selby
The Selby's Box of Wonders
$11

Available for pre-order now, the Selby's Box of Wonders contains 12 cards and envelopes illustrated with all kinds of bits and pieces—from aliens to tombstones, ramen noodles and more. Along with the watercolor pictures on the cards, there are two sticker sheets with some of the same imagery. Nothing is quite as touching as receiving a hand-written note, and this is a cute little box that may motivate you in your correspondence.

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Weezer: Rosanna (Toto Cover)
Beloved band Weezer has been begged for some time by fans to cover Toto's "Africa" and, instead, today they released their version of the band's 1982 jam "Rosanna." The result is certainly faithful to the original, with the main difference being Rivers...
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EDITORIAL
Anderson Paak: Bubblin
With a little extra drama than his usual offerings, Anderson Paak's new track "Bubblin" features some sweeping violins over a trap beat—creating a little contrast and cinematic flair. The rapper/singer/songwriter/producer's raspy and playful vocals...
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EDITORIAL
Lillian Frances: Bailamos Con el Humo
Calling herself "sound collager," Lillian Frances has just released her second EP Timeism and from it comes the delightfully glitchy, mostly-Spanish-language song "Bailamos Con el Humo." Infectious and bright, it's just one of the record's charming...
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EDITORIAL
Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara: Ultimatum
After diving into Fatoumata Diawara's discography, English electronic duo Disclosure pieced together a song that heavily samples her work—and the result is "Ultimatum." Their first new track since 2016, it's an approachable dance tune that showcases...
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EDITORIAL
The Midnight Hour feat. CeeLo Green: Questions
When DJ/songwriter/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl and The Ummah) and composer/arranger/producer Adrian Younge joined their (immense) forces, the result was bound to be something special. The two—who previously produced...
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EDITORIAL
Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk: Girlfriend
French pop singer/songwriter/producer Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has teamed up with Pasadena-based funk master Dâm-Funk (aka Damon Garrett Riddick) for the new track "Girlfriend." Letissier says the song was born out of her fixation...
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EDITORIAL
Nine Inch Nails: God Break Down The Door
With a vocal introduction reminiscent of Trent Reznor's work with David Bowie (though, with frenetic drum propulsion underlining it all), "God Break Down The Door" tantalizes as it twists and turns. This, the latest Nine Inch Nails track, magnetizes...
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EDITORIAL
Slow Hollows: Hell
With gently tiptoeing cinematography by Jacob "Kuba" Bossa, the video for "Hell" by LA-based Slow Hollows offers an intimate glimpse at the magic of music stripped to its minimum. Recorded live in Sherman Oaks, the song features lead singer Austin...
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EDITORIAL
Peter Fenn: Most Days
Peter Fenn's jazz-inflected R&B tune "Most Days" is about the familiar, internal conflict between liking someone and wanting to be single. The minimal arrangement and pared-back nature of the track contribute to its breezy, vintage feel, as Fenn ponders...
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EDITORIAL
DJ Koze + Róisín Murphy: Scratch That
From his newest record Knock Knock, DJ Koze has released the atmospheric "Scratch That" featuring the inimitable Róisín Murphy. Somewhere between deep house and trip hop, the track beguiles—thanks in part to Murphy's hauntingly beautiful vocals. Knock...
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EDITORIAL
Lydmor: Killing Time
A beautiful electro-pop track with power, "Killing Time" draws inspiration from the stint Copenhagen-based Lydmor (aka Jenny Rossander) spent in Shanghai. Lydmor edited and directed the video—and the track will appear on I Told You I’d Tell Them Our...

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