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Creative Time's Fall Ball Cocktails
Mastermind Alex Ott delivers three (and a half) Absolut Elyx mixed drinks with a mission
by David Graver
For their annual Fall Ball, NYC-based arts production organization Creative Time hosted a slumber party. And—since it was created by the people who brought Kara Walker's epic Domino Sugar Factory exhibition to Brooklyn—this was no ordinary sleepover...
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James Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion
We talk to the filmmaker about his return home to capture Kiev and Crimea in the midst of revolt
by CH Contributor
by Chermélle Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these...
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Chief Trunk's Historic Luggage
Iconic American luggage brand Oshkosh Trunk Company is seen through new eyes, resurrecting the golden age of travel with a modern touch
by James Thorne
All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish...
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Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong
The Ohio-based artist speaks about the importance of taking on art like a kid as he heads to Art Basel Miami 2014
by Gabriella Garcia
Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings...
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Custom Women's Shirts by Double R
The Dallas-based brand offers traditionally tailored garments in seven refined designs
by Kat Herriman
In the world of menswear, customization and tailoring are commonplace. Yet, when looking for bespoke women’s wear, it is hard to find a designer that doesn’t fall within the prohibitively expensive category of couture. This is where Double R, a new...
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History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch
Boston's pre-prohibition rum-based recipe infused with botanicals and orange
by Hans Aschim
When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant...
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Interview: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder
Catching up with the singer, songwriter and producer at the Paris debut of the 2015 Mercedes B-Class
by Evan Orensten
A highlight of our trip to Paris for the Mondial de l'Auto was sitting down with OneRepublic's frontman—and singer, songwriter and producer for many other celebrated acts—Ryan Tedder at Molitor, the chic reborn swimming club and hotel. We spoke...
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Minimalist Sportswear from Outdoor Voices
Technical design meets casual styling, in this progressive line of athletic apparel
by Hans Aschim
Striking a balance between technical sportswear and casual apparel, NYC-based Outdoor Voices is rethinking the way we suit up for workouts. The young brand's line of men's and women's athletic apparel is packed with technical, sports-focused features...
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Oliver & Co. Candles
The Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer brings his complex, untraditional fragrances to the US this season
by Nara Shin
Escape the banal blast of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine that infiltrates homes and stores this time of year. Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer Oliver Valverde, who founded Oliver & Co. in 2009, has finally brought his fragrances and candles to the US...
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La Marzocco Home
The Italian espresso machine company now offers their GS3 professional-grade model for home use
by Julie Wolfson
Making your own espresso just got serious: Florence-based La Marzocco has recently made their professional-grade espresso machines (previously only available for commercial use) for the home. La Marzocco Home offers customizable GS3 espresso machines...
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Cool Hunting Holiday Gift Guides 2014
A quick look at the four tailored guides designed to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family this season
by CH Editors
For the 2014 holiday season, Cool Hunting worked with several like-minded purveyors to create four gift guides tailored to a range of tastes. You can find these in our newly redesigned Buy section, which serves as a continuously updated, perennial...
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Boys Will be Boys Collection by Wool and the Gang
London's resident knitwear enthusiasts introduce a chunkier range for men
by Paul Armstrong
As temperatures continue to drop in the Northern Hemisphere, it's officially the season to begin wrapping up. Just in time, the beautifully groomed and crafty designers at Wool and the Gang introduce their new ready-made collection for men, titled...
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Caeden Linea N° 1 Headphones
Beautifully designed, on-ear listening that delivers superior sound and style
by David Graver
While there are plenty of cleanly designed headphones out there, NYC's Caeden has just launched the Linea N° 1 and it's beyond attractive. We found, while testing out the Convex Carbon and Gunmetal colorway, that there's far more to it than good...
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Kobold's Skeletonized Pandemonium Watch
An American assembled timepiece of unreal beauty and complication
by David Graver
Recently, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Kobold Watch Company's Pandemonium watch—the first completely skeletonized chronograph assembled entirely in the US, from parts both domestic and international. An automatic winding chronograph movement...
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Paris Photo 2014
Forgotten vintage photographs from the Russian Vkhutemas school to unusual point-of-views by Dirk Braeckman at the annual photography fair
by Jonah Samson
While Paris Photo—the premier international art fair for photography—is most often associated with its placement within the stunning Grand Palais, which continually dazzles collectors and photography enthusiasts from the world over, this event is...
STYLE
Mark Mothersbaugh + Shane Baum Eyewear
CH speaks to the visionary member of DEVO and his wife about their new collection of spectacles
by Greg Stefano
As a member of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh is often recognized by his iconic assortment of spectacular spectacles. Now he's sharing his love for unique glasses by launching a collection of eyewear in collaboration with his wife Anita Greenspan and designer...
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Papua New Guinea's Nuli Sapi Hotel
Four rustic waterside bungalows make up this remote getaway, where WiFi is traded for wildlife
by CH Contributor
by Jenny Miller Paradise tends to look a certain way in the mind's eye: simple, remote and oftentimes surrounded by water. That's the exact scene at Nuli Sapi, an eco-friendly hotel on Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay. The property offers just four...

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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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Word of Mouth: St. Pauli, Hamburg
A red light district turned creative arts corridor offers up 24 hour parties, exploratory cocktails and music galore
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Freshly caught tuna and salmon, an auto body shop turned café and more rustic charm in this river town by the sea
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Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
A quick guide to the major beaches comprising this idyllic Thai island

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Anything and everything in our Buy section is great for gifting, but for this holiday season we developed several tailored guides to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family.
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Foald
Pillar Laptop Stand
$20

If you're reading this on your laptop, chances are your back is hunched, elbows are scrunched and your neck is craned. One solution to laptop fatigue is Pillar, a stand that lifts the computer up to eye level. It weighs just over five ounces, and when collapsed, fits into most notebook sleeves, messenger bags and backpacks.

Santa Maria Novella
SMN Melissa Water
$22

Anxiety isn't a modern disorder, but in the past people didn't pop a pill to calm their nerves. Instead, they turned to the naturally soothing properties of the Melissa plant, a lemon balm used medicinally for the past 2,000 years. Premier Italian apothecary Santa Maria Novella derived their own Melissa-based formula in 1690, which is still as helpful today. Add a dash to a cup of water and let the good vibes settle in.

Michael Connors
Havana Modern
$41

The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes and buildings in art deco and nouveau styles, impeccably maintained and otherwise inaccessible to the world at large.

Jon Burgerman + Digby & Iona
Jon Burgerman Necklaces
$160

Obsessive doodler Jon Burgerman has swapped pen and paper for sterling silver with his necklaces for Digby & Iona. The celebrated illustrator's playful characters hang from a 25-inch oxidized chain, all handmade in Brooklyn.

mimiTENS
mimiTENS Booties
$27

They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing—it gets cold up there. To Anna-Maria Mountfort, founder of children's mitten brand mimiTENS, the country seems like the right place to make quality winter wear for kids. Like their mittens, mimiTENS booties are lined with 3M Thinsulate and a soft organic cotton fleece, and also feature a suede bottom to prevent slipping.

Art In The Age Of
3D-Printed Skull Planter
$525

Make a clear style statement and add some personality to your home with a 3D-printed, full-scale skull planter. Each is made to order, so you're free to pick from any color via the PMS, RGB, CMYK or HSV scales. The angular piece offers plants a happy home and will surely start a conversation or two.

Tony Gemignani
The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles
$18

Pizza enthusiasts rejoice: this tome offers a comprehensive guide to making the ultimate pizza. From Neapolitan to deep-dish to calzones, New York slices to Chicago's deep dish, eleven-time world pizza champion, and author, Toni Gemignani has you covered. There are tips for making dough, baking, toppings and everything between—not to mention the drool-worthy photography.

Isaora
Tech 3L Sportcoat
$385

The super-sleek silhouette is not to be mistaken for a delicate top layer in the case of Isaora's Tech 3L Sportcoat. Its heavy-duty nylon panels—constructed from the same material in their snowboard gear—are welded to prevent even an iota of rainwater to permeate through, with an extra layer of taping on shoulders and arms.

SKINADESIGN
SKINA Magazine Rack
$156

SKINA celebrates copper's lustre in a simple, industrial contraption pairing pipes with a hammock of PVC canvas. Stash magazines, or anything you want, and put it somewhere prominent.

Herbivore Botanicals + The Motley
Clarifying Charcoal Soap
$8

Tea tree and lavender and active bamboo charcoal, oh my! This potent, clarifying trio works together to draw impurities, exfoliate and soothe the skin. The small, black chunk works hard and smells so sweet at the same time.

Witmer Products
Nut Butter Mixer
$13

Anybody who avoids the trans-fat saturated and sugary nut butter varieties knows the oily, separated gloop that becomes of a fancy—or just healthy—nut butter. Instead of stirring it with a knife (like a chump) try this logical, but very clever mixer. Made from plastic, metal and rubber, the lid sits snuggly atop most sizes of jars and will protect your bench-top, hands, clothes and feet from any oily messes.

Tärnsjö Garveri
Icon iPhone Case
$116

As suppliers to Brooks of England, Gang Rugger, Frederica Furniture and more, Swedish tannery Tärnsjö Garveri is known the world over for its superior vegetable-tanned leather. Their in-house label combines their time-honored approach with elegant design and the upshot are timeless leather goods that will last for generations and develop a beautiful patina through use. Their Icon Case will keep your iPhone 5 protected, and can serve as card carrier or money stash long after Apple's next redesign.

Steph Hung + Erin Jang
Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
$17

Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors Steph Hung and Erin Jang have weighed in with tasteful eyes to outline the right recipient and the inspiration behind each project.

Go-Comb
Go-Comb
$10

Go-Comb's credit card-sized fine-tooth combs are handy, to say the least. Designed to fit in your wallet, this little guy will do a lot when you need to spiff up on the go. The unisex, stainless steel grooming tool will just as easily smooth out a 'stache or untangle a hair braid.

Belle Helmets
Hand-Painted Helmets
$85

NYC's Danielle Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational charts and even internet memes through her one-woman company, Belle Helmets, proving the slightly dorky safety precaution is just as fun and customizable as a beloved set of wheels. Her collection is always evolving, but you can also commission your own design (she'll even paint on a helmet you already own). Prices vary.

Mathieu Lehanneur
Take Time Watch
$56

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur juxtaposes sleek silicone with the old-fashioned convention of a pocketwatch in the Take Time! watch. Convertible in three ways, the timepiece can be worn as a wristwatch, carried as a pocketwatch, or hung; and comes in a range of bright and neutral hues.

FPOAFM
Middle Finger Planter
$65

If you've ever wanted to make a bold statement with a piece of nicely designed home decor, FPOAFM's Middle Finger Planter will top your wish list. They recommend an Andes Mountain cactus, a prickly, phallic plant that stands up against the world without a hint of regret.

BirkSun
Boost Solar Backpack
$100

BirkSun's Boost Solar Backpack doesn't just carry your devices in a sharp little package, it keeps them powered up with the help of a sleek solar panel on the back. The interior features a fleece-lined laptop sleeve and small, discreet dock to plug in computeres, tablets, smartphones, you name it.

Springer
The Astronaut's Cookbook
$360

Get a little taste of the astronaut’s life with this book of space food recipes that can be prepared in a kitchen much closer to home. Written by NASA veterans Charles T Bourland and Gregory L Vogt, The Astronaut’s Cookbook is filled with fun facts and anecdotes about eating in zero gravity.

CH + Dandelion Chocolate + Snarkitecture
CH Editions: Dandelion + Snarkitecture Break Bar
$45

This year we paired SF's Dandelion Chocolate with NYC design studio Snarkitecture to create a chocolate bar that would play to their talents. The resulting Break Bar is made from 70% Belize beans, and is formed in Snarkitecture's signature broken slab style. Five of the 500 limited edition bars include a “White Ticket” which wins an inedible sculpture designed by Snarkitecture. All proceeds benefit Southern Exposure, a SF-based non-profit committed to supporting visual artists since 1974.

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Beyonce: 7/11
It's all in a day's work for Beyoncé. In her new video for "7/11," the female pop star demonstrates how with real talent and creative choreography, all you really need are a few backup dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make a music video...
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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...