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Silversea's Adventure-Driven Couture Collection
Nine new luxury experiences from the South Pole to the Australian outback, Tibet, Namibia and more
by Evan Orensten
Silversea is an independent luxury travel experience company known for it’s 20+ years in smaller ship, unique destination cruising. Ten years ago it launched its luxury expedition cruising to some of the world’s most remote and less traveled destinations...
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The Natural Simplicity of Cork
Exploring the ways in which designers use the material to create clean and sustainable pieces
by CH Studio
Few materials are as versatile as cork. The pliable, lightweight, eco-friendly material is much more than a bottle stopper, lending itself as an accent or main medium in decorative and furniture fabrications. Because of this flexibility, cork is booming...
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Eleven Madison Park's Discreet New Monumental Art Piece
Artist Daniel Turner's 16-foot-long site-specific "step" sculpture
by David Graver
Before anyone can approach the stunning Rita Ackermann chalkboard painting, or steal away to the Sol LeWitt in an upstairs dining room, guests to Eleven Madison Park quite literally step on an exceptional monument. Some 1,000 pounds and 16 feet long...
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Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan
Exploring the famed architect’s work on the occasion of his 150th birthday
by Julie Wolfson
As one stands in the lobby of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, light streams in through the windows. The hotel was completed in 1923—and demolished entirely in 1968, but where we stand is not a time machine. The experience...
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A sexy new song by Fischerspooner, a bop from Shy Luv, an energetic track by Django Django and more
by CH Editors
MEI: Steppin With "Steppin," London-based singer/songwriter MEI uses sometimes sweet, always compelling vocals to guide listeners through the track's twists and turns. Jazz-infused and driven by piano and a heavy bassline, the song's magnificence...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
NYC's changing drag culture, portraits of insects, the universe's missing matter and more
by CH Editors
1. Ai Weiwei's New NYC Project "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" Ai Weiwei's latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere...
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Forlane 6 Studio's Subaquatic Eco-Fiction
An exhibition, "This Side of Paradise," hosted under the sea and captured in photographs
by David Graver
With "This Side of Paradise," layer upon layer of creative exploration united for an underwater experience that lives on through photography. French-born artists Hortense Le Calvez and Mathieu Goussin (known as Forlane 6 Studio) built temporary wooden...
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Le Labo's New Hair and Body Care
The cult fragrance-maker wanted simple-to-use, genderless products, from hand soap to shaving cream
by Nara Shin
Independent perfumery Le Labo, for the first time ever, is making the jump from niche fragrances to body, hair and face products. They're not just "lotion" versions of their signature cult scents, which is the route that many brands take. Instead...
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Madison Reed's Color Bar in NYC
Not only satisfied with revamping at-home hair color, the start-up is making quick touch-ups as easy as possible
by CH Contributor
by Sun Bak For decades, at-home hair color has largely remained the same: making your decision at the drugstore largely based on the model's unnaturally shiny hair color on the box. The salon experience isn't too much more transparent: what...
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Bamford Watch Department's Official TAG Heuer Customization Partnership
A new level of personalization with the modification masters
by David Graver
Their expertise is evident though hard to define in summation. From design vision to technical customization, Bamford Watch Department has been punching up wristwatches for years. They do so with a refreshing sense of joy and liberty, oftentimes disrupting...
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True Botanicals' Non-Toxic Skincare
How the made-in-California brand goes one step further in proving results
by CH Contributor
by Sun Bak Out of the seemingly infinite number of natural skincare brands these days, most go over the top to painstakingly list every single ingredient used and how they're sourced, but few have anything to say about proven results. California...

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What is Reductionism?
Inspired by the New Range Rover Velar, we dig in to the less-is-more philosophy

“Reductionism is about taking away excess in design,” says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, and the Range Rover Velar, the brand’s newest vehicle, delivers on that maxim. From its debut at the London Design Museum to our first...

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What is Reductionism?
Inspired by the New Range Rover Velar, we dig in to the less-is-more philosophy
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Eleven Madison Park's Discreet New Monumental Art Piece
Artist Daniel Turner's 16-foot-long site-specific "step" sculpture

Before anyone can approach the stunning Rita Ackermann chalkboard painting, or steal away to the Sol LeWitt in an upstairs dining room, guests to Eleven Madison Park quite literally step on an exceptional monument. Some 1,000 pounds and 16 feet long...

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Eleven Madison Park's Discreet New Monumental Art Piece
Artist Daniel Turner's 16-foot-long site-specific "step" sculpture
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Forlane 6 Studio's Subaquatic Eco-Fiction
An exhibition, "This Side of Paradise," hosted under the sea and captured in photographs

With "This Side of Paradise," layer upon layer of creative exploration united for an underwater experience that lives on through photography. French-born artists Hortense Le Calvez and Mathieu Goussin (known as Forlane 6 Studio) built temporary wooden...

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Forlane 6 Studio's Subaquatic Eco-Fiction
An exhibition, "This Side of Paradise," hosted under the sea and captured in photographs

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Ippodo Tea
Matcha Starter Kit
$60

With everything needed to start a matcha obsession, Ippodo's five-matcha tea kit includes all items required for regular and consistent matcha-making. There's a strainer, whisk, bamboo ladle, whisk stand and (of course) five different high-grade matchas, but the kit's booklet might be the most important item as it offers guidance through the matcha preparation ritual.

Parachute
Waffle Robe
$119

Less formal, lighter and cooler (temperature-wise) than "hotel style" plush robes, this 100% Turkish cotton robe dries the body beautifully. Thanks to its woven waffle texture, it also feels like being wrapped up in a cloud. Parachute understands how hard it is to keep things white—especially if you're a coffee drinker—and offers two different non-white colorways: tan or grey.

Thomas Letourneaux
Customizable Ephemeris Watch
$299

To honor the most important date of your life thus far—or one you deem truly worth commemorating—this ultra-slim Thomas Letourneaux-designed wristwatch features a customizable dial that displays the position of our solar system's eight planets on the selected date. Custom-made, this piece takes around 14 days to complete. A stainless steel dial and case complement the leather strap nicely, though a Milanese strap is also presented as an option. This is also a MoMA Store exclusive.

Adam Higton
Hand-Stained Jigsaw Puzzle
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Intended as an artist's edition (and not necessarily safe for kids), this lovely jigsaw puzzle by British artist Adam Higton has been made in a limited run of just 25. Each one is signed, hand-stained (therefore not identical) and comes in a screen-printed box. Price is in Pounds.

Krug + Berluti
Wild Journey Champagne Backpack
$6,500

For a third year, prestige champagne house Krug has partnered with Italian luxury brand Berluti on a bag. This year, the Wild Journey champagne backpack features Berluti's signature Venezia leather on the outside, finished with a dark cherry patina. Inside, however, one finds thermofoil lining with a removable insulated insert. This creates the perfect nook to cart Krug champagne while maintaining an ideal temperature. Further, the set comes with a chrome stopper and two Krug Rosé glasses. It's fancy but certainly efficient.

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Voyager Golden Record Box Set
$98

The Golden Records (first created to be taken aboard the Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977) were always intended for extraterrestrial ears. Made with 55 greetings in different languages, nature sounds, plus all kinds of music, the contents were chosen by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan. With tracks from Beethoven to Chuck Berry, the records were meant to serve as a welcome for alien life, and an introduction to Earth. Now, the Voyager Golden Records are available for human ears as a three-vinyl box set complete with a 96-page book that includes images transmitted back from the Voyager probes and more.

Ten Speed Press
What We See in the Stars
$11

Beautifully illustrated by artist Kelsey Oseid, the new hardcover "What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky" explores the long-lasting human fascination with outer space. From identifying and explaining the constellations to myths, stories, science and more, the book contains 100+ hand-painted images. For kids and adults alike, it's a delightful trip into the cosmos.

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Betak: Fashion Show Revolution
$100

It's more than the statistics—though "1000 fashion shows in 25 years" certainly stuns with its magnitude. Alexandre de Betak, founder of fashion show production and set design house Bureau Betak, literally set the stage for some of the most memorable moments in fashion history. The client list impresses, but when flipping through 292 pages featuring 450 images, Betak's magnificent vision comes to life and his artistry is revealed in comprehensive form. The book covers four main themes: In Situ, The Set, Lighting and Performance. Betak touched it all.

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Men's Catchpoint Softshell Jacket
$130

Developed for real life rowers and the conditions they endure, the Men's Catchpoint Softshell Jacket makes for a durable, dynamic outwear item with uses beyond sport. Several technical elements tackle transitional weather, including water-repellent and wind-resistant material. It's breathable and offers two-way stretch. A soft-brushed nylon inner lining and a 1.5" front zipper velcro storm flap-closure helps moderate temperature. Further, all that happens to come in a well-tailored silhouette.

Steve "ESPO" Powers
"My List of Demands" Print
$50

Ever-sincere and absurd at the same time, Steve "ESPO" Powers has put up a new print for sale on his site. "My List of Demands" features Powers' familiar lettering and the demands range from reasonable to vain and ridiculous: cool demeanor, good hair, perfect credit, and more. Measuring 14 inches by 20, this is a signed open edition made in collaboration with Hatch.

The Arrivals
Saana Jacket
$395

With a removable lamb shearling collar, The Arrivals' new Saana Jacket is a modular, aviation-inspired bomber that—despite being intended for women—could be worn by people of all genders. Made from eco-friendly PrimaLoft insulation, it's super-warm and is available in sizes XS through XL.

Quirk Books
Basic Witches
$11

By Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, the book "Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven" is full of spells, potions and enchantments, but mostly dollops of sensible advice. From experimenting with make-up to ending toxic friendships, reading tea leaves and more, there are plenty of tips for self-betterment. Encouraging readers to tap into their inner sorceress, this book is all about empowerment and self-care.

Shinola
Petoskey Stone Watch
$750

Made from Petoskey Stone, a fossilized rock found only on the northern Lake Michigan shoreline, Shinola's new special edition watch uses the stone to create one-of-a-kind watch dials. Polished by hand, each stone is unique and therefore no two (of the 400 available) watches will be the same. Featuring the in-house Argonite 713 movement and a black leather strap, the 38mm watch is unisex and timeless.

PHLUR
Claremont Candle
$68

Hand-poured candles made from 80% vegetable wax and 20% paraffin, PHLUR's newest addition not only offer delightful fragrances and a warm glow, they are also lovely design objects. Each candle sits inside a round, custom ceramic vessel (complete with a lid) that can be reused to store trinkets and tchotchkes. Our pick is the Claremont fragrance, which was adapted from one of our favorite perfumes from the brand—Olmsted & Vaux. It's citrusy, without being acidic, and is cruelty- and paraben-free.

Omorovicza
Queen of Hungary Face Mist
$90

Purifying and hydrating, Hungarian brand Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary mist also smells divine. With notes of neroli and rose, this mist was inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water—the world’s first perfume on record. Made with mineral-rich water from Budapest, it's refreshing and can also work as a post-cleanse toner.

Noah NYC
Cashball Puffer Jacket
$448

Filled with Cashball—an insulation made from recycled cashmere fibers—this Noah puffer jacket is more than better for the environment, it's entirely cruelty-free. Super-functional and warm, the exterior is water-resistant, the fill is 95% recycled cashmere and the lining is 100% cotton Japanese thermal. Available in burgundy, mustard, navy, black or olive.

Raised By Wolves
"Fuck Off" Slides
$38

Made for Mondays is Montreal-based Raised by Wolves' "Fuck Off" collection. Perhaps the best item in the range, these printed slides tell it like it is. Available in several colorways, the blue and white is our pick.

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Basketball Papaya Towel
$100

Made by Lilian Martinez's brand bfgf, this new beach towel brings papaya, basketball and plants together for an unexpected but delightful design. Bold and playful, this is one of bfgf's more contrasty designs—but just as eccentric as others from the brand. The towel measures 24 inches by 36 inches and is made from 100% cotton.

Snowpeak
Mountain Printed Shirt
$240

Reminiscent of vintage ski trail map illustrations, the pattern on Snowpeak's new Mountain Print shirt is delightfully retro. The camping scenes pictured on this button-down actually feature Snowpeak's own products—a clever detail. Made from soft and comfy cotton, the shirt sports one buttoned chest pocket. Available with a navy or brown background, this unisex piece comes in a plethora of sizes.

Phaidon Press
Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World
$43

From ancient cave paintings to engravings from the 1600s, and modern-day animations to NASA photos, "Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World" is an investigation of space. With over 300 images, this hardcover spans all kinds of mediums and mindsets, proving just how fascinating we humans have always seen, and continue to see, our universe. The visuals—some of which have never been published before—are drawn from the work of photographers, artists, and astronomers. It's a beautiful book for anybody with a curious mind.

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Pale Grey: Seasons
Belgium-based band Pale Grey recently released a warm piece of indie-pop: "Seasons." The track is just over two minutes, but its combination of synths, gentle drum machine and sweet lyrics gives it depth. The three-piece is currently on a European...
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Raveena: Sweet Time
A wholesome, sparkling song about self-care and self-love, "Sweet Time" by Brooklyn-based musician and singer Raveena is a luminous piece of soul/R&B. The accompanying video (which she also directed) sees Raveena sitting in a blossom tree, hanging...
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Fischerspooner feat. Caroline Polachek: Togetherness
Fischerspooner's super-seductive new track "Togetherness" (featuring vocals from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek) has an equally sexually-charged video—directed by Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer. The follow-up to SIR's "Have Fun Tonight," this track...
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John Maus: Teenage Witch
From the forthcoming John Maus album Screen Memories, "Teenage Witch" makes for an eerie little pop number. Experimental and electronic, the track moves forward on almost celestial synths. The official music video, directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford...
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Porches: Country
With a rippling, emotive surface underscored by an uncertain eeriness, "Country" is the latest release from Porches, aka Aaron Maine. The brief, potent track steps forward with considered escalation, adding backing vocals by Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook...
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MEI: Steppin
With "Steppin," London-based singer/songwriter MEI uses sometimes sweet, always compelling vocals to guide listeners through the track's twists and turns. Jazz-infused and driven by piano and a heavy bassline, the song's magnificence is hard to define...
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EDITORIAL
Django Django: Tic Tac Toe
Like a third shot of espresso, mild electrocution or a punch to the chest, the music of Django Django offers a surge of delirious energy. The band's latest psychedelic rock number "Tic Tac Toe" comes complete with a rapid-fire, zany music video directed...
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Shy Luv feat. Bakar: Like a River
Manchester-based Shy Luv recently released a new, boppy track featuring Bakar, "Like a River," from their forthcoming EP Lungs. The duo—Sam Knowles and Jake Norman—crafted an infectious groove, but it begins (albeit briefly) as an almost chopped-and...
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Artists for Puerto Rico: Almost Like Praying
Thoughts and prayers are welcome but action—service, donations, on-the-ground support (or in some instances, policy change)—really makes the most difference. Everyone's favorite musical historian Lin-Manuel Miranda has done something stellar, and brought...
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EDITORIAL
Little Dragon feat. Faith Evans: Peace of Mind
Joining forces with R&B legend Faith Evans, Swedish electronic outfit Little Dragon has released their video for the very pretty "Peace of Mind"—filmed at Raphael Saadiq's LA studio. Saadiq also produced the slinky track, which sees Little Dragon's...
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Queens of the Stone Age: Villains of Circumstance (Live)
Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita were joined by a string quartet for a performance of "Villains of Circumstance" on the BBC's "Later... With Jools Holland" and the result is stunning. With just the strings and piano, the rendition...

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