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Artifox's Hardwood Standing Desks
Adjustable walnut or maple personal workspaces made in the USA
by David Graver
While St. Louis, Missouri's Artifox design studio notes that they've drawn inspiration for their standing desks from traditional writing desks, there's definitely more to these than that. Their new Maple Standing Desk 01 and Walnut Standing Desk...
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The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper
The unique space-efficient design from Australia slides out to reveal hidden amenities like a queen-sized bed
by Nara Shin
When Glenn Wills and Christine Bree set out to design the camper of their (pretty realistic) dreams, they didn't realize it might also be the camper of many other people's dreams, too. The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper is extremely compact and lightweight...
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Tiff Manuell Bags and Clutches
One-of-a-kind accessories for self expression
by Acacia Dougan
Tiff Manuell is a South Australian artist, illustrator, and designer of her own line of accessories. After deciding to take two days off per week (from her other job—at commercial illustration art brand Happy House, which she also co-founded...
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Yuneec's Typhoon Q500 Drone with 4K Camera
A hyper-sleek high flyer with superb video capturing capabilities
by David Graver
To put it in the simplest terms, 4K Ultra HD directly translates to 4000 pixels wide in resolution. This is far superior to standard HD and it's the next wave in viewing—and capturing videos. With electric avation specialist Yuneec International...
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Six Products and Services That Make Every Day Easier
From the Gillette Shave Club to self-watering plant bowls, gifting and magic gadgets
by Largetail
With countless products hitting the market constantly—all claiming to make everyday life a little quicker, easier and more efficient—it can be tough to wade through the noise and find something truly useful. The team at Gillette put us up to the task...
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WAX Poster Art Prints
High-quality reproductions from Ai Weiwei, Hunter S Thompson and more made affordable
by Jonah Samson
Art posters have traditionally been the kind of thing picked up in museum gift shops, and are often limited to reproductions of famous paintings by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh or Warhol. Finding quality prints of more contemporary art has always been...
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2015 New Designers London: Part Two
More standouts from the July portion of the graduate showcase
by Cajsa Carlson
While Part One of London’s New Designers exhibition focused heavily on textiles, Part Two (on now through 9 July) particularly rewarded anyone interested in furniture and product design. Students from all over the UK gathered under one roof to show...
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Summer Picnic Essentials
Complete your outdoor dining adventures with these cute and clever products
by CH Editors
It's not officially summer until you've brought the party outdoors, but a really memorable picnic is more than paper plates and snacks. From games to speakers, bowls to coolers, we've selected some of the best new products to make your al fresco adventure...
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Winding down the 4th of July weekend with new Beach House, live performances from Glastonbury and more
by CH Editors
Todd Terje: Inspector Norse Glastonbury 2015 came and went, with performances from Jamie xx, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Caribou, Jessie Ware, Mary J. Blige to Kanye West—and even a cameo from the Dalai Lama—to save in the archives for a long time...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
The history of the leap-second, DIY skateparks, wasabi-making caterpillars and more in this week's look at the web
by CH Editors
1. The History of The Leap Second If Tuesday felt like it went by slower than usual, that's because it did. A leap second was added to Tuesday's time in order to keep the Earth’s rotation in sync with the atomic clock. As NASA explains it, scientists...
FOOD + DRINK
Vegetarian Hotdogs at Le Tricycle
The Parisian street food bike team open up their first restaurant with creative twists on a classic
by Nara Shin
Those in Paris may have spotted Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Gomis cruising through the streets, bringing vegetarian hotdogs to the masses on their food bike service Le Tricycle. A loyal following has now resulted in a newly opened brick-and-mortar...

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Elliott Landy's Opening Night
A glamorous collection of images from the famed photographer in a limited edition book

Whether or not you know the name Elliott Landy, you've most certainly seen his work. The photographer has captured iconic rock and roll imagery for decades. From Woodstock (he was the official festival photographer in 1969) to intimate work with Bob...

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Elliott Landy's Opening Night
A glamorous collection of images from the famed photographer in a limited edition book
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Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel
An epic concert hall, art galleries and more in this architectural marvel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

by Ross Belfer Zichron Yaakov might not sit at the top of every visitor's must-see list in Israel. Relatively overshadowed by Holy Land sites and the unbeatable appeal of Tel Aviv, the quaint village—founded in 1882 by Lord Baron Rothschild—is...

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Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel
An epic concert hall, art galleries and more in this architectural marvel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
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Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street
A decade's worth of drawings, paintings and photos in a hardcover from the singer/songwriter and visual artist

Devendra Banhart's story as a visual artist-turned-musician has been retold many a time in interviews. In his new book "I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street," the Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter with eight albums under his belt pieces together his...

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Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street
A decade's worth of drawings, paintings and photos in a hardcover from the singer/songwriter and visual artist

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Slow Factory
Le Petit Prince Sweater
$150

"The Little Prince" celebrated its 70th anniversary a few years ago, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless novella remains treasured to this day. Ethical fashion line Slow Factory—which prints open-source images taken by NASA satellites and telescopes onto silk scarves—merges fantasy and science in a new sweater. The Prince's dear Asteroid B-612 has been replaced with a high-res image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken in 2014 (a mission that took the Rosetta spacecraft 10 years)—reminding us of how wonder and dreams can lead to great things.

Bexar Goods
Leather Apple Watch Strap
$130

Made from high-quality four-ounce American Bridle Leather, Bexar Goods' Apple Watch strap is a sophisticated way to add a feeling of heritage to a futuristic smartwatch. Available in tan or medium brown, the vegetable-tanned strap features three different hardware finishes (stainless steel, space gray or aluminum) and is hand-sewn in Bexar County, Texas.

Sennheiser
Urbanite XL Wireless Headphones
$250

Sennheiser's Urbanite XL Wireless headphones let your ears get a taste of high-quality sound, without the tangling cords. Made of stainless steel hinges, aluminum sliders and a silicone headband, these collapsible headphones feature comfortable velvet earpieces—making them ideal for long wears. The headphones come with a USB charging cable, a universal cable with a built-in microphone—and even a carrying case.

Skagaarden
Nozib Sun Lounger
$2,880

Scandinavian design company Skagaarden knows how to make outdoor furniture that's beautiful enough to keep in the living room. Designer Nils-Ole Zib revered his minimalist lounge chair creation so much he named it after his initials, Nozib. There's a lot to fall in love with: arched wood slats, rich teak color, an adjustable (and removable) water-resistant neck pillow—and it's foldable.

Domaines Ott
Half Bottle Rosé
$32

For a classic French rosé from Provence, find consistent quality from one of the more well-known producers, Domaines Ott, thanks to their gentle approach to nurturing their soil and vines. The distinct, elegant shape of the bottle—and the pale, almost golden, shade of the wine—also makes it a beautiful way to complete a table setting.

Yard Press
New York Polaroids 1976-1989
$58

Yard Press unveils a more personal perspective from the life of a downtown New Yorker with "New York Polaroids 1976-1989." Some 232 pages are held together with twist stitching and a faux leather cover, and within Swiss photographer and director Edo Bertoglio captures the essence of the city with pictures. His portrait subjects include the likes of Grace Jones, Maripol, Glenn O’Brien, Debbie Harry, Madonna and Andy Warhol, and each Polaroid encapsulates the spontaneous and buzzing nature of the medium and the era in which Bertoglio shot.

Pat Kim Design
Zig Zag Cutting Board
$175

The Zig Zag Cutting Board by Pat Kim Design is an American Sycamore wood cutting board that doubles as a serving tray. The board is finished with a natural, food-safe combination of beeswax and oil, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals mixing with your food while you chop or serve your friends and neighbors. Available in small and large, each board comes with a small container of balm to maintain the its good condition.

Beach London
Air Fresheners Of The Apocalypse
$13

Illustrator Jim Stoten's contribution to the Air Fresheners of the Apocalypse collection is bold in design and scent. Inspired by the 1952 post-apocalyptic novel "Daybreak 2250 AD," Stoten's character is a chilled-out mutant—part human, part flower—complete with sunglasses. The scent, created by Bompas & Parr, is reminiscent of coffee and (apparently) the perfume worn by Stoten's girlfriend. Be sure to check out the other artist-designed air fresheners depicting apocalyptic scenarios, all in bright colors.

Palomarie
Matchstick Earring
$96

Palomarie's "Matchstick" single earring is a silver or gold-plated bar with a princess-cut semi-precious stone; options include smoky quartz, black tourmaline, silver topaz or garnet. Katia Davidson Ferrara's brand is based in NYC, with all pieces handmade there—and this thoughtfully made single earring makes for a potentially fiery statement.

Bluelounge
Universal Headphone Stand
$20

Take a quick glance at your desk and chances are your headphones are tossed on a pile of papers or books. To add some order to the office or studio space, tech accessories design studio Bluelounge has created a dedicated spot to hang your much-loved hi-fi headphones, no matter how bulky they might be. The cleanly designed Posto universal headphone stand uses micro-suction pads to stay put, and comes in white or black.

ABC Co-Create + Catellani & Smith
Cosmos Nebula Lamp
$900

Created by ABC Home with Enzo Catellani of innovative lighting company Catellani & Smith, the Cosmos Nebula Lamp emits a stunning, otherworldly glow inspired by the colors and light of the universe. Made in Bergamo, Italy, the dimmable light sits atop a brass base (which is 13.8 inches tall) and is a unique way to welcome guests into any room.

Many Peaks Assembly
The Summer Scarf
$235

Rose Megirian created her brand, Many Peaks Assembly, as a way to promote social change through art. Made in collaboration with Over / East, the Summer Scarf combines two bold, original designs on one large silk square. The made-in-Australia scarf can be worn to add a little something to just about any outfit, or hung on a wall as art.

Kimberly Yorio
The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook
$17

The cookbook section in any bookstore is overflowing with options (many of which are questionable), but only a few become the worn, treasured versions that stay in the kitchen for years. The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook can teach any food enthusiast to put together their own collection of recipes they can be proud of. In this guide, longtime publicist Kimberly Yorio of YC Media shares hard-learned lessons and truths from working with the most well-known names in the industry—superstars like Julia Child, Ina Garten, Emeril Lagasse and Jamie Oliver.

Stuntin
Don't Worry Baby Back Patch
$20

Toronto-based Stuntin's original patches and pins are weird, sassy and plain fun. Their huge Don’t Worry Baby back patch dresses up a plain old denim jacket with Death—looking very chill in sunglasses—and the reassuring message (and Beach Boys lyrics) "Don't worry baby, everything will be alright." Embroidery has never looked so badass.

From The Road
Yana Journey Scarf
$225

From the Road partners with craftspeople around the world to develop designs that bring traditional techniques, local materials and a modern perspective together. 40% of the retail price from the handwoven Yana Journey Scarf will go directly to the Nepalese artisans who make it, to help them rebuild and recover after the tragic April 2015 earthquake.

Studio Cheha
BULBING Galaxy Lamp
$123

Studio Cheha, a Tel Aviv-based design studio, brings two-dimensional planes to "light" with their optical illusion lamps—which were funded on Kickstarter. Their galaxy-themed BULBING lamp illuminates the room with a small scene from the night sky, featuring planets and stars. More perception-boggling designs will be hitting the MoMA Design Store this August.

Norm Architects for Menu
Fire Basket
$200

Instantly set the mood at summer parties—whether on the sandy beaches, a concrete driveway or lush backyard garden—with this minimalist fire basket by Norm Architects for Menu. Sturdy yet lightweight, this cleanly-designed portable structure beckons people to gather 'round the flames and chat until the embers fade and sun rises.

Boom-art
Flowers 1 Surfboard
$2,142

Boom-art brings late-17th and mid-18th century Dutch painter Jan van Huysum’s artwork to life with this floral surfboard, individually numbered and hand-crafted in France. Made of polyurethane foam covered in polyester resin, the surfboard is complete with fins, a special certificate of manufacture and a carrying case. It also boasts a wall-hook, just in case you want to display the famous floral paintings rather than ride them.

Bather Trunk Co.
Green Wave Surf Shorts
$70

The Bather Trunk Company may have been developed at the Lake Ontario beach in Toronto, Canada, but the company's product design takes heavy inspiration from streetwear. The Green Wave Surf shorts in forest green are a sleek take on classic swim trunks and are made from 100% quick-dry nylon—taking you from surf to turf in comfort.

New Albion Sports + Prize Pins
#1 Pin
$20

New Albion Sports has collaborated with NYC's Prize Pins and Yimmy Yayo to create a pin to help you get with the winning team. Silver metal and black enamel are shaped into this playful pin that mimics the foam finger, with just as much team spirit—but a less cumbersome size.

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Elliot Moss: Best Light
Though just 21 years old, Elliot Moss made a strong debut with his self-produced album Highspeeds—even Zane Lowe is a fan, playing Moss' dark, minimalist pop songs on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio. Moss' new music video for Best Light stays simple like...
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EDITORIAL
Alice Smith: I Put a Spell on You (Nina Simone cover)
Originally written by Jay Hawkins, "I Put a Spell on You" made waves when the legendary Nina Simone released her bluesy, arresting version in 1965. Now, for Nina Revisited... A Tribute To Nina Simone—featuring covers by Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Common...
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EDITORIAL
Chicago: Saturday in the Park (Live in 1973)
Released in 1972, Chicago's hit "Saturday in the Park" still warms the cockles of our collective hearts to this day. Robert Lamm wrote the song after a stroll through Manhattan's Central Park on the 4th of July, inspired by the vibrant celebrations...
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Beach House: Sparks
Beach House have kept fans patiently waiting since their 2012 album Bloom, and today the dreamy Baltimore alt-rock duo released their first single off of Depression Cherry, out next month. "Sparks" is a chaotic synergy of vocal loops and unexpected...
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Remi Miles: Under Light Symphonies
Nigerian-born, US-raised and now Brighton-based singer/songwriter Remi Miles performed his track " Under Light Symphonies" at London venue KOKO, and his sharp suit and bouncy moves perfectly reflect the breezy touches of reggae and swing that his...
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EDITORIAL
Klyne: Paralyzed
Netherlands duo Klyne isn't so, so new—they debuted as Nick Klein (who's on vocals, and Ferdous Dehzad produces) but did a quick name change after they spotted another Nick Klein also gaining traction within the music blogosphere. "Paralyzed" marks...
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Todd Terje: Inspector Norse
Glastonbury 2015 came and went this past weekend, with performances from Jamie xx, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson, Caribou, Jessie Ware, Mary J. Blige to Kanye West—and even a cameo from the Dalai Lama—to save in the archives for a long time. One of the more...
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EDITORIAL
Crystal Waters: 100% Pure Love
As a classic throwback and also a fitting track for anybody celebrating NYC Pride Week—which officially begins at Pier 26 with The Pride Kickoff Rally—we're jamming to "100% Pure Love" in the CH office. The 1994 track by house singer Crystal Waters...
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Kiiara: Gold
20-year-old newcomer Kiiara pops out of thin air and makes her debut with a stripped-down electronic track that worms its way into your head, with an especially glitchy and catchy chorus. Her vocals in "Gold" signal a link to Scandinavian electro-pop;...
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The Internet feat. KAYTRANADA: Girl
We thought things couldn't get any steamier than their recent track "Special Affair," but the latest release from six-member R&B group The Internet (featuring former Odd Future members Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martians) "Girl" does exactly that. With production...
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Janet Jackson: No Sleep
Janet Jackson's newest single has been a long time coming—seven years since her last album Discipline, to be exact. Produced by her regular collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (the same brilliant minds behind her hits like "Miss You Much" to "Doesn...

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