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Jago Restaurant East London
Ashkenazi heritage meets Middle Eastern flair at Louis Solley's new restaurant at the Second Home tech incubator
by CH Contributor
Ananda Pellerin Anyone who attended a progressive primary school in the 1970s will feel nostalgic walking into Second Home’s optimistic interior. The multipurpose workspace, housed in a former carpet factory off of London’s Brick Lane, is a low...
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The Rough Guide To Retail
Rough Trade's Stephen Godfroy talks about his new multi-story retail concept in Nottingham
by CH Contributor
by Ian Sanders Step inside Rough Trade's new store in the creative quarter of Nottingham, a city in the English midlands, and it feels unlike any other of the long-established retailer’s outlets. Last year the company opened a vast store in Brooklyn;...
TECH
Aether Cone
A new simple, elegant speaker that focuses on a seamless listening experience
by Greg Stefano
In a market saturated with compact music players, it's refreshing to see a brand that stands out from the pack. With a focus on ease of use and elegant design, the Aether Cone promises to maintain its status as the sleekest container for tunes on...
TECH
Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?
The numbers in this photo-taking and storing infographic might just boggle your mind
by Largetail
Since our interview with Lyve founder Tim Bucher about the current state—and future—of photo management, we've been increasingly fascinated by the concept. From the hundreds of images on your phone, to those sitting in an unmarked folder on your...
FOOD + DRINK
Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails
A punch, some eggnog, a classic Manhattan and more for seasonal entertaining
by David Graver
As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that's largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options...
CULTURE
Absolut Andy Warhol Art Exchange: CH Picks
From the sublime to the ridiculous, our favorites from the vodka brand's latest creative endeavor
by Largetail
As part of Absolut's celebration of their limited edition Andy Warhol bottle, the brand's global art exchange encourages creativity from all corners of the world. In a clever move—reminiscent of Warhol's work—the initiative blends pop culture and...
DESIGN
Paper Collective Prints and Posters
A webstore that nods to Denmark's design heritage and donates at least 15% of profits to charity
by Cajsa Carlson
Denmark has long had a reputation for good design; the country has created beautiful, functional furniture and homeware for decades. New Danish webshop Paper Collective, founded in 2013, proves that it also has a number of contemporary graphic designers...
TRAVEL
Mercy Supply + MadCap Coffee Kit
Handmade from sturdy waxed canvas with everything you need for the perfect cup on the road—just add water
by Hans Aschim
No strangers to hitting the trail, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bag and leather goods makers Mercy Supply knows no morning is complete without a proper cup of Joe, even when out of the workshop. Linking up with local coffee-roasting experts MadCap...
FOOD + DRINK
Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
Jack Benchakul's journey from science to specialty coffee, which he now serves up in LA's Chinatown
by CH Contributor
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
TECH
Lyve and the Future of Photo Management
We chat with the company’s founder and CEO about dealing with 100,000+ photos
by Largetail
In 2013, the people around the world took more photographs than ever before. Thanks to entities like GoPro, smartphones and even drones, this trend is only on the upswing as more and more people gain access to these technologies. Once reserved for...
TRAVEL
Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
Sustainable building, creative collaborations and how his experience in fashion helped shape his boutique accommodation in Brazil
by CH Contributor
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the '90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp...

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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
One of the last major American tanneries has been producing high-quality hides for over 100 years

Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...

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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
One of the last major American tanneries has been producing high-quality hides for over 100 years
TECH
Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
How an iPad keeps the naturally curious birds engaged at a California aquarium

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally...

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VIDEO
Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
How an iPad keeps the naturally curious birds engaged at a California aquarium
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
We return to LA to check out the latest in the auto shop's Derelict series of reborn automobiles

A few years ago, we profiled the ICON 4X4 Bronco on a trip to Los Angeles. For our Rare Discoveries Series with The Macallan, we returned to Jonathan Ward's exceptional shop to explore the journey of one of his newer projects: the Derelict Series...

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Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
We return to LA to check out the latest in the auto shop's Derelict series of reborn automobiles

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Mercy Supply + MadCap Coffee Kit
Handmade from sturdy waxed canvas with everything you need for the perfect cup on the road—just add water
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Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
Sustainable building, creative collaborations and how his experience in fashion helped shape his boutique accommodation in Brazil
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Word of Mouth: Edinburgh
Six must-stop spots in Scotland's exquisite capital city
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2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon
Highlights from the annual four-day event that transforms the French city into a luminous outdoor art gallery
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Word of Mouth: Food and Drink, Carnaby
From BBQ to six-course tasting menus, the best of the newly transformed London neighborhood
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Tokyo High Low
We put Amex Platinum to the test in the sky and on the ground in the future's city
BIODIVERSITY
LAKE MURRAY LODGE
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TRANS NIUGINI TOURS
Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge
The new-this-year hotel offers a very special experience in a remote location
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The Elements Phone Pocket from Bellroy
Keep essentials safe, organized and dry in this no-frills, water-resistant leather wallet
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
CALIFORNIA
NAPA VALLEY
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Napa Valley's Newton Vineyard
Spanning microclimates and elevation, a look at the heritage estate that puts fruit forward
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FAVD + The Miami Beach Edition Travel Guide
Explore Art Basel based on carefully selected recommendations from your social network
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London's First Board Game Café: Draughts
Sip a coffee or pint and get lost in over 500 games

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2014
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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.
Our favorite clothes + accessories on Spring
Our favorite indie finds from Pitch Night
Our limited edition collaborations
Our favorite luxury gifts on Crest and Co.
Crispin Finn
The Bar Is Open (Glow-In-The-Dark Print)
$102

Forget neon—Crispin Finn's three-color silkscreen print shines just as bright when the lights are off. The glow-in-the-dark sign serves as a beacon for those who love a little tipple, and each is hand-printed, dated and embossed.

Abigail Brown
Abigail Brown Textile Art
$473

Made entirely by hand by UK designer Abigail Brown, this sweet little creature will make a colorful addition to any home. Bird watchers, artists and crafters alike will delight in this small ornament made from a mix of recycled and new materials.

Lalique
100 Points Champagne Glasses
$280

A collaboration with esteemed wine critic James Suckling and world renowned crystal maker Lalique, these glasses are made with the intention of serving champagne by the best means possible. Designed in a neo-classical style with engraved ribbing in Lalique’s signature frosted crystal.

Master & Dynamic
MH 40 Over Ear Headphones
$399

Master & Dynamic designs headphones with the audiophile in mind and an obsession with the interaction between sound and creativity. The MH 40 headphones feature heavy grain leather and soft lambskin and a forged aluminum body, with top-notch audio technology for an immersive sound experience.

Barnaby Barford + Nymphenburg
Global Service Plate (Set of 14)
$15,200

Designed by RCA grad and UK artist Barnaby Barford as part of Nymphenburg's porcelain collection, the set of 14 Global Service Plates combine to produce a map of the world. Each set is handcrafted by the master artisans at Nymphenburg, the Munich-based manufacture with over 200 years of history.

Massif Central
Jonas Wood Silk Scarf
$350

Brooklyn-based Massif Central invites contemporary visual artists to consider the silk scarf as their canvas, and their just-released second collection features collaborations with Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin and more. With each in a limited edition of 50, the scarves—like this one from Jonas Wood—look magnificent on the shoulders as they do framed and hung on walls.

No Starch Press
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
$20

In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of the similarities between Javascript and natural language—and pushes them to be expressive and elegant in their own way.

Toast
Toast Magazine
$24

Readers won't find restaurant reviews, recipes or overly stylized food porn photos in UK print magazine Toast; the long-form editorial content is neatly focused on personal narratives, artwork, history and other creative celebrations food and drink. This is a magazine to savor in and of itself.

Lillet
Jean de Lillet 2010
$42

The latest limited edition from the acclaimed, elegant French aperitif brand, Jean de Lillet 2010 is created from a combination of the best Sauternes grapes from Bordeaux and an in-house orange liqueur made from the peels of sweet Spanish oranges. Aging in French oak barrels allows for a deeper, rounder taste profile of toasted vanilla in this magical vintage.

Hi Little One
Hi Little One Personalized Tee
$35

Born from designer Nell Lindquist's realization that most baby swag is pretty silly, Hi Little One brings together the sharp, type-driven aesthetic of Lindquist and her sister, Maggie Allen. Pick from thoughtfully personalized, high-quality cottons for babies looking to flaunt their new names, or throw a bone to older siblings who've just had the rug pulled out from under them—AKA, the OG babies of the family.

Alexandra Llewellyn
Pheasant Edition Backgammon
$4,410

An exceptional tribute to the oldest recorded board game in existence, this backgammon set features a hand-lacquered photographic feather playing field encased in Zebrano wood. Duel using pieces made of antique gold and black aluminum, with laser-cut dice that ensure fair play.

Bamford Watch Department x Lexdray
Watch Roll
$95

For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish. Holds up to three watches.

Huang Fei Hong
Hot Chilli Pepper Peanuts 6 Pack
$15

A favorite snack of ours at CH HQ, these spicy Chinese jumbo peanuts from ShanDong are flavored by hot chilli pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns.

Marvel Bar
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
$40

Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve the drink. Once the candle burns out you can use the glass to enjoy an Old Fashioned with the enclosed recipe.

Cool Hunting + byAMT
CH Editions: byAMT Strap Planter
$172

Plants adorn almost every desk at CH HQ, and when we came across byAMT's Strap Planter at ICFF last year we knew we needed to marry our interests. Our signature green hue is painted over the natural leather handle, adding a botanical touch to the the open weave construction. Designed to fit standard 10-inch terra-cotta pots, the planter features copper-plated hardware and is handmade in collaboration with LA-based Mimot Studio in limited quantities in byAMT’s New York City workshop.

Pilot
Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
$9

When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).

Brett Lloyd
Scugnizzi
$25

Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd’s work and commissioned him to further document his experiences, resulting in Scugnizzi, a photobook dedicated to the playful children found throughout the streets of Naples.

Lex Pott
Crown Jewels
$32

Rising Dutch designer Lex Pott explores real value versus nominal value with these Crown Jewel rings. Each is constructed from a coin reduced to its outside diameter, forever altering its original form and worth.

Maira Kalman
My Favorite Things
$22

Much-loved NYC author and illustrator Maira Kalman curated an exhibit for the long-awaited reopening of the Cooper Hewitt design museum, where she highlights some of her favorite things from the Smithsonian Institution's collection—from Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch to a 1934 zig-zag chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld. Complementing that is a beautifully handwritten and illustrated book "My Favorite Things." Kalman's humorous words and personal memories place each object in a new context that will have you eager to revisit your own journal.

Cool Hunting + Crave + AYK
CH Editions: Vesper Vibrator
$199

Founded by Stanford product designer Michael Topolovac and RCA grad Ti Chang, Crave has set a new standard in wearable pleasure tools. The limited CH edition of 50 pieces features their 24K gold Vesper vibrator, and industrial designer Angie Kim of AYK joined in the fun to create a hand-dyed gradient leather sleeve, adding even greater mystery and allure to this provocative piece.

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EDITORIAL
Joan Jett: Bad Reputation
Joan Jett is undoubtedly the queen of rock and roll. And while her tribute-turned-bar-anthem expressing her love for the genre might be her most popular song, "Bad Reputation" is arguably her best. This week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah
Fourteen years since his last record, D'Angelo has finally released his incredible new album, Black Messiah. Not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful album (as always expected from the singer/songwriter/instrumentalist), it's also poignantly...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas
"Tis the season to be high / So fill my cup to top / Light me up till I'm hot." A true indie alternative to the Mariah Carey, Wham and Frank Sinatra that takes over department store PA systems during the holiday season is Mississippi-based Dent May...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Top 100 Vinyl Releases of 2014
London's The Vinyl Factory has published their Top 100 Vinyl Releases of 2014, and as expected from this annual treat, it's a penetrating look at the year's 7”s, 10”s, 12”s, EPs, LPs and box sets. Many of the artists we've covered throughout our year...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Baby Alpaca: Roller Coaster
In advance of next year's forthcoming EP, Brooklyn duo Baby Alpaca has released a beautiful new (and sexually charged) track, "Roller Coaster." It's been almost a year since the band dropped a new track, and this is well worth the wait, as melody meets...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Babe Rainbow: Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong
Nearly seven years after their last collaboration, experimental music label Ghostly International and Cartoon Network’s weird cousin [Adult Swim] are set to release their second free album, Ghostly Swim 2. Ghostly describes the upcoming 13-track compilation...
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EDITORIAL
Taxie: Rock Don't Stop
As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes...
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EDITORIAL
Twin Shadow: Turn Me Up
In 2010 George Lewis Jr released his first album as Twin Shadow. Seemingly pulled out of the '80s New Wave scene with startling accuracy, Lewis captivated audiences with his 2012 follow-up Confess, along with a string of noteworthy, memorable performances...
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EDITORIAL
Model 500: Neptune
Before releasing his upcoming album Digital Solutions in January 2015, esteemed Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins is reminding fans of his 35-years-strong legacy with a remastered reissue of his seminal Model 500 album Sonic Sunset. The original 1994...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Her Habits: Fast Than Sound
A promising first release from Brooklyn-based Her Habits—aka Joanie Wolkoff—"Faster Than Sound" is low-fi dance pop at its best. Decidedly pared down and simple, the vocal-forward track relies on an instantly catchy melodic hook rather than dense production...
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Re/ly: Hold On, We're Going Home (Drake cover)
The debut album Bilateral from modern jazz duo Re/ly demonstrates not only the technical skills of keyboardist and vocalist Bryn Bliska and drummer Jamie Fried, but their ear for original composition. The two met while playing in various jazz combos...