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Design Indaba Expo 2015
The South African designers who grabbed our attention at this year's showcase
by Cajsa Carlson
Cape Town’s inspirational Design Indaba conference doesn’t just host a great selection of speakers each year, but also encompasses a design expo that showcases some of the most exciting high-end contemporary African design. From furniture to prints...
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Photographer Cole Barash Presents Six Girls Six Cities
Around the world with 60 rolls of frame for a double exposure series blending studio and street shots
by Hans Aschim
After getting full creative control over a 14-page fashion editorial for Relapse Magazine, Brooklyn-based photographer Cole Barash became fixated on an idea. He shot the fashion spread using a double exposure technique—where each frame of film is...
TRAVEL
ANA Business Class By Design
The Japanese airline aims to personify the "Omotenashi" spirit of service and an unparalleled attention to detail
by CH Editors
Air travel is exhausting. There's no way around it. From taxi rides to long security lines and extended layovers, each step in the process is often as unpredictable as the last—especially when traveling abroad. Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) aims...
FOOD + DRINK
Animated Recipe: Shiitake Bacon
Learn to make a vegan alternative that's packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber
by CH Contributor
Almost everybody loves bacon. However, we can all agree that it’s not the best thing for us. Shiitake mushrooms, however, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Give Shiitake "Bacon" (a lower calorie substitute) a try—just like...
STYLE
ÉCOLE Schools Men on Style
The new e-retailer makes fashion easy with mix-and-match essentials and foolproof classics
by Gabriella Garcia
While style comes naturally to some, very few would turn down the help of a professional stylist—even if just to lock down a cohesive everyday look. Menswear e-retailer ÉCOLE wants to make that stylist experience accessible to all by creating an...
FOOD + DRINK
Pizza and Beer Pairings at Marta
Exploring the NYC restaurant's thoughtful craft beer list that enhances their thinner than thin Roman-style pies
by Nara Shin
The country's first-ever women-only hotel, built at the turn of the 20th century, recently retook its original name—the Martha Washington—after passing through multiple owners in the last five years, and a fresh renovation. A big draw to this convenient...
STYLE
Interview: Mark Galbraith on Nau SS15
Ten years on, a look at Nau’s most innovative collection yet
by Largetail
With a decade of production under their belt, Portland-based apparel brand Nau is still aiming for the standards it set back in 2005. Nau started with a vision for products that were sustainable and luxurious, outdoor-ready and modern, utilitarian...
DESIGN
Radical Interactive Design by The Workers
The duo blur the line between the digital and physical for a new way to experience art
by Cajsa Carlson
One of the UK’s most exciting art events last year only technically took place inside a gallery. In reality, Tate Britain’s “After Dark” played out on computer screens all across the globe. "After Dark" let website visitors take control of four robots...
CULTURE
Parisite DIY Skatepark, New Orleans
Crowdsourcing for the Big Easy's first legitimate skatepark
by Gabriella Garcia
Skateboarding's ever-growing popularity has led many urban planners to incorporate skateparks into the fabric of communities to much success. However not every city has embraced skateboarding, with some lawmakers brazenly overlooking the need for...
FOOD + DRINK
Addition Cocktail Spices
90-proof, all-natural liquids offering wild flavors for imaginative mixed drinks
by David Graver
With 25 different savory and spicy flavors, the range of Addition Cocktail Spices opens a new door in the world of mixed drinks. These potent liquids, clocking in at 45% ABV, contain just three ingredients: water, alcohol and the source spice. All...
CULTURE
Björk: A MoMA Retrospective
An emotional sonic journey through the singular Icelandic artist's solo career
by Nara Shin
Between releasing her new "complete heartbreak" album Vulnicura (which describes the end of a 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney) and performing at New York venues from Carnegie Hall to Governors Ball this spring, the singular Icelandic...

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Cool Hunting Video: Knoll Remix Line
A new line of office chairs built to follow the organic movements of its user

The Knoll team recently showed us a preview of their latest beautifully designed furniture line: the Remix family of chairs. Teaming up with Formway Design, Knoll produced this line of high-performance office chairs with a focus on conforming to...

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Cool Hunting Video: Knoll Remix Line
A new line of office chairs built to follow the organic movements of its user
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
A hidden collection of rare and beautiful Japanese textiles in Brooklyn, NY

NYC's five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads...

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Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
A hidden collection of rare and beautiful Japanese textiles in Brooklyn, NY
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion
We learn about two decades of photographing hip-hop icons; from Nas to Jay-Z to Lauryn Hill

If you've ever wondered who is behind the cover art for some of hip-hop's most iconic albums then you may be familiar with Jonathan Mannion. With almost 20 years in the industry, the Ohio-born photographer has made a name for himself snapping photos...

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Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion
We learn about two decades of photographing hip-hop icons; from Nas to Jay-Z to Lauryn Hill

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TRAVEL
ANA Business Class By Design
The Japanese airline aims to personify the "Omotenashi" spirit of service and an unparalleled attention to detail
by CH Editors
Air travel is exhausting. There's no way around it. From taxi rides to long security lines and extended layovers, each step in the process is often as unpredictable as the last—especially when traveling abroad. Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) aims...
FOOD + DRINK
Animated Recipe: Shiitake Bacon
Learn to make a vegan alternative that's packed with vitamins, antioxidants and fiber
by CH Contributor
Almost everybody loves bacon. However, we can all agree that it’s not the best thing for us. Shiitake mushrooms, however, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Give Shiitake "Bacon" (a lower calorie substitute) a try—just like...
STYLE
ÉCOLE Schools Men on Style
The new e-retailer makes fashion easy with mix-and-match essentials and foolproof classics
by Gabriella Garcia
While style comes naturally to some, very few would turn down the help of a professional stylist—even if just to lock down a cohesive everyday look. Menswear e-retailer ÉCOLE wants to make that stylist experience accessible to all by creating an...
FOOD + DRINK
Pizza and Beer Pairings at Marta
Exploring the NYC restaurant's thoughtful craft beer list that enhances their thinner than thin Roman-style pies
by Nara Shin
The country's first-ever women-only hotel, built at the turn of the 20th century, recently retook its original name—the Martha Washington—after passing through multiple owners in the last five years, and a fresh renovation. A big draw to this convenient...
STYLE
Interview: Mark Galbraith on Nau SS15
Ten years on, a look at Nau’s most innovative collection yet
by Largetail
With a decade of production under their belt, Portland-based apparel brand Nau is still aiming for the standards it set back in 2005. Nau started with a vision for products that were sustainable and luxurious, outdoor-ready and modern, utilitarian...
DESIGN
Radical Interactive Design by The Workers
The duo blur the line between the digital and physical for a new way to experience art
by Cajsa Carlson
One of the UK’s most exciting art events last year only technically took place inside a gallery. In reality, Tate Britain’s “After Dark” played out on computer screens all across the globe. "After Dark" let website visitors take control of four robots...
CULTURE
Parisite DIY Skatepark, New Orleans
Crowdsourcing for the Big Easy's first legitimate skatepark
by Gabriella Garcia
Skateboarding's ever-growing popularity has led many urban planners to incorporate skateparks into the fabric of communities to much success. However not every city has embraced skateboarding, with some lawmakers brazenly overlooking the need for...
FOOD + DRINK
Addition Cocktail Spices
90-proof, all-natural liquids offering wild flavors for imaginative mixed drinks
by David Graver
With 25 different savory and spicy flavors, the range of Addition Cocktail Spices opens a new door in the world of mixed drinks. These potent liquids, clocking in at 45% ABV, contain just three ingredients: water, alcohol and the source spice. All...
CULTURE
Björk: A MoMA Retrospective
An emotional sonic journey through the singular Icelandic artist's solo career
by Nara Shin
Between releasing her new "complete heartbreak" album Vulnicura (which describes the end of a 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney) and performing at New York venues from Carnegie Hall to Governors Ball this spring, the singular Icelandic...
STYLE
Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
World War II shuttered this Parisian brand, now it's been revived on the shores of California with classically styled outerwear
by Hans Aschim
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley
A look at the conveniently located Alpine getaway's more refined, off-snow offerings
by CH Contributor
by Leora Novick Strategically situated at the fork of Italy, France and Switzerland, Chamonix is no ordinary Alpine retreat. Home to the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 and situated at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Western Europe...

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The Arrivals
Lassen Suede Jacket
$485

NYC's The Arrivals have just released a women's jacket that is as stunning as it is functional. The pink suede Lassen's design was inspired by the classic denim jacket, is a little boxy and boasts oversized buttons. Most impressive though: it's waterproof.

Opho
Keys
$99

From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose down an octave. Beginners can teach themselves piano through the complementary app, while producers and electronic music artists will enjoy Keys' portability and modular aspects on the road.

Reed Hansuld
Rocking Chair #1
$9,600

Maker of boats, kitchens, lighting and more, woodworker Reed Hansuld creates sculptural furniture pieces with a monk-like reverence for their functionality and longevity. Though utility-focused, his pieces are also works of art. With a steel skeleton and graceful wooden curves, his modern Rocking Chair No. 1 breaks any stereotypes you had about the classic rocker.

Supreme + Mophie
Power Reserve
$58

Upgrading the monotonous (and for some smartphone addicts, extremely nerve-racking) act of phone charging is the new collaboration between Supreme and portable battery experts Mophie—and there's a ring on it. Like any of Supreme's streetwear apparel and accessories, this sleek power reserve will be tough to get ahold of, but it's a must-have in a working traveler's arsenal.

10¹²
Terra Hydro Terrarium
$190

These copper edged glass terrariums crafted by a designer duo from Ichikawa, Japan exhibit the beauty of the entire plant. With one compartment to hold the water and another to suspend the plant, this unique vase allows you to observe both the succulent and its intricate root system thrive and grow.

Alice + Whittles
Rubber Ankle Boot
$180

Founded by two former UN Refugee agents, Alice + Whittles takes unprecedented action toward ensuring their products are sustainably and ethically made. Their new line of rubber boots combines the functional minimalism of Swiss design with rubber that comes from an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, economically viable, sustainably managed forest. Try to find a current pair of shoes in your closet that can match that.

Species By The Thousands
Levitating Lavender Candle
$32

Brooklyn-based shop Species By the Thousands offers everything from original illustrated greeting cards to alchemy-inspired jewelry—not to mention a collection of scented soy wax candles. The unique labels for each of their different candles make it hard to choose just one but Levitating Lavender, with hints of rosemary, is a particularly excellent pick for illuminating the bedroom after hours.

No Fun Press
Trouble Lapel Pin
$5

For troublemakers everywhere, this slingshot enamel pin—designed in Toronto is perfect for recognizing rascals at a glance. Buy one for yourself, and one for your favorite partner in crime.

Piet Hein Eek
One of a Kind byBorre Quilt
$1,225

When Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek—who is fond of using scrap material in his works—came across a former tie factory in Milan, he discovered a large trove of unused silk necktie fabrics. In a collaboration with textile designer Borre Akkersdijk, he's given the material a second life: as one of a kind silk quilts that boast stimulating patterns and colors.

Umbra Shift + Hlynur Atlason
Above Home Floor Mat
$90

The humble doormat is part of the first impression when entering a home—so make a lively welcoming statement with this multi-colored floor mat woven from sturdy abacus, a natural fiber. NYC-based Icelandic designer Hlynur Atlason depicts an abstract birds-eye view of backyards and swimming pools.

Aperture
Kin: Pieter Hugo
$80

South African photographer Pieter Hugo has released "Kin," a stunning book of images that are deeply personal; featuring photos of friends, family members and of himself in the backdrop of his native country—"a place defined by centuries of political, cultural, and racial tensions and contradictions." Limited to 500 copies, this slip-cased edition gives the 164 pages of striking portraits a worthy home.

Best Made Co
Bonded Field Case Set
$98

Any traveller worth their stamps knows the importance of keeping the non-negotiable essentials organized. Passports, cash, identification, business cards and tickets all warrant their own designated storage spot. Best Made Co's Bonded Field Case keeps all these necessary items neatly in order so they don't fall into the abyss of your pack. Designed with heavy use in mind, the water-resistant bonded canvas case features a heavy brass zipper and multiple folio pockets. Perfect for the observant traveller, the case includes one of Best Made Co's Red Notebooks and a set of their pencils for note-taking on the road.

Chaparral Studio
Crack Me Open Baby, Sparkles Await You
$15

Chaparral Studios' rocks look pretty plain and straightforward at first glance, but they have a hidden secret. With the help of a hammer and a little elbow grease, one-of-a-kind magical sparkles await the beholder. Tear-inducing metaphor not included.

Julie White
Prawn Cocktail Scarf
$95

Made in Adelaide (where shrimps are prawns) this 100% silk crepe de chine scarf boasts a bright and playful design—a prawn cocktail with all the trimmings. The digitally printed piece has hand-rolled edges and has been made in a limited edition as part of White's "Straya Daze" collection, celebrating her homeland.

Finisterre
Finisterre Waterproof Duffle Bag
$230

Drawing on premium materials and the latest waterproof construction techniques, the Waterproof Duffle from UK-based cold-water surf company Finisterre is built to last. The 40-liter capacity bag offers enough space for weekend getwaways and works as a carryon for easy travel. A burly waterproof zipper creates an air-tight seal, meaning the bag can literally be thrown into the open ocean and contents will remain bone dry. Plus the carry straps easily convert to backpack straps, making this one bag that is not only durable but versatile.

Poppy Lissiman
Hattie Smiley Clutch
$95

Australian designer Poppy Lissiman and British artist Hattie Stewart have joined forces to design this super-bright and playful clutch—complete with smiley faces, love-hearts and mushroom motifs. Made from appliquéd faux leather this bag is a limited edition creation that's guaranteed to prompt a smile or three.

Castle
Two Little Hearts Print
$180

Perfect for Valentine's Day—or any day—this poster is hand-screenprinted (using acrylic paint) on 300gsm Montvaal paper. Made in an edition of just 25, the print is a sweet way to really put on display how special you think your partner, brother, cousin, buddy or pet really is.

Notcot
Customized Leather Retroflector Bag Tag
$55

Shine a light on these seemingly plain black leather tags in the dark, and see it light up in response through retroflectors. Adding a bit of personalization to this functional accessory, Notcot will lasercut up to 10 characters of your choice on one side.

Design Letters + Arne Jacobsen
Set of Four Espresso Cups
$55

Danish architect Arne Jacobsen left his legacy behind in structures large (such as the SAS Royal Hotel) and small (his Ant, Egg and Swan chairs), but he went even smaller when he created original typography for Aarhus City Hall in 1937. Danish company Design Letters received permission to paint his clean Bauhaus-inspired strokes onto plates, pencils and more. This set of espresso cups also double as tea-light holders.

Bamford Watch Department
Limited Edition Milgauss I Love You Watch
$18,270

The new limited edition offering from Bamford Watch Department literally says "I Love You"—inscribed in the language of your choice. This red and black unisex watch has hearts as hour markers, the signature Milgauss lightning bolt as the minute hand and has been treated with military-grade titanium coating to keep it all protected.

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EDITORIAL
Pixelord: Berlin
Each track on Russian producer Pixelord's upcoming debut full-length Places is dedicated to a different city that has significant meaning to him. In the case of "Berlin," he tells FADER: "I have been there for a few times, played on Leisure System...
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EDITORIAL
Tobias Jesso Jr: Without You
Vancouver's Tobias Jesso Jr has seen the music business from varied perspectives. After a stint in LA as a bassist for a short-lived pop starlet and attempting to sell songs to other artists, a bike accident and family crisis brought the 29-year-old...
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EDITORIAL
Nosaj Thing: Cold Stares (ft. Chance The Rapper and The O'My's)
Nosaj Thing and Chance the Rapper continue their collaboration run with "Cold Stares"—a quiet, slow-burning track that also features The O'My's frontman Maceo Haymes. The song is the first single from Nosaj Thing's upcoming LP Fated, which is set for...
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Cuushe: Tie
Tokyo’s Cuushe (aka Mayuko Hitotsuyanagi) continues delivering saccharine dream-pop with "Tie," off her upcoming EP Night Lines—which is a collaborative release from indie labels Cascine (New York/London) and flau (Japan). The song progresses gently...
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EDITORIAL
Kelela: A Message
Back in 2013, DC-born and LA-based singer/songwriter Kelela thrilled us with her mixtape Cut 4 Me. Now she's announced her upcoming EP Hallucinogen—set to drop in early May—and released a slow-burning but spectacular track from it, called "A Message...
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EDITORIAL
Leonard Nimoy: By Myself
Today, news broke that Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Bringing the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock to life in the Star Trek television and movie series, Nimoy has been "beamed up" one final time. Many Trekkies may not realize that beyond...
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The Living Statues: Blackout
Milwaukee garage rock band The Living Statues have opened for the likes of Best Coast, Mayer Hawthorne and Banks, but they'll soon become a headliner in their own right. Their newest single "Blackout" is an energetic, polished jam that will get your...
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A$AP Ferg: DOPE WALK
Shot entirely on an iPhone camera, though directed and edited by fine artist Matt Starr, A$AP Ferg's latest video "DOPE WALK" offers an amped up, insider angle on New York Fashion Week—with model Cara Delevingne in a tiny FaceTime box for the entirety...
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Ghostwise: Golden Calves
After years performing alongside a number of notable musicians like Angela McCluskey and Cyndi Lauper, Kerry Kennedy has finally broken off for her first solo project, Ghostwise. Three years in the making, Ghostwise’s aptly-titled debut Storm Winds...
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The Tallest Man on Earth: Sagres
We've grown accustomed to the stripped down folk sound of Sweden's Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man on Earth. Reminiscent of the early American folk of Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie, Matsson's previous records featured analog recordings...
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love
Portland-based indie band Unknown Mortal Orchestra shared the opener off of their upcoming new album, and it's just a taste into how their sound has gone through an exciting, serious transformation since 2013's II. "Multi-Love" is a modern-day psychedelic...