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St Martins Lane Hotel, London
A recently revamped location that is light-filled, modern and welcoming
by Cajsa Carlson
London’s Theatreland area can sometimes feel a bit stressful, with its scores of tourists rushing to get to the attractions. That said, there are some places that manage to combine proximity to the city’s hotspots with a calm, laid-back, luxury environment...
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DIY Furniture with a Few SNAPs
Make tables out of almost anything with these clamping steel legs, no drilling required
by Nara Shin
Spanish designers Maria Roca and Erika Biarnes of new company Be-elastic have come up with a creative way to help furniture keep up with our increasing mobile, space-conscious and environmentally-sensitive lives. Their first design, SNAP, is a...
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Sweden's Latest Bravur Watch Line
Sleek, modern accessories for your wrist
by Richard Prime
Swedish watchmaker Bravur follows its first entry into the market with a new model this summer. Called the BW002, the piece carries on from where its predecessor left off—remaining true to the company’s distinctive aesthetic and desire to create...
DESIGN
East Coast Tinning's Heirloom Copper Cookware
Coppersmith Jim Hamann develops his signature Duparquet line
by David Graver
While in France about 10 years ago, Jim Hamann and his partner ducked into an antique shop and found a huge stockpile of old copper cookware. They purchased it and Hamann set to fixing it up. He studied, experimented and through repeat effort and...
DESIGN
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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REVISIT + Erickson Woodworking: The Langhorne Stool
A functional and design-minded seat made for adventures
by Julie Wolfson
During Robert Erickson’s last year of college, an article about an Appalachian chair-maker piqued his interest. Deciding to explore the world of the handmade, he would move from Nebraska to California but ultimately his work as a furniture-maker...
STYLE
Mignonne Gavigan's Beaded Shark Scarves
The New York designer's penchant for the finned creature isn't understated
by Nara Shin
You've probably spotted Mignonne Gavigan's work under another moniker, as she was head footwear designer at Rachel Roy as well as the senior shoe designer for Loeffler Randall. But under her eponymous label, she's able to pull out all the stops...
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Arc'teryx Climbing Academy
An open enrollment adventure school teaching everything from crack-climbing to adventure photography
by CH Contributor
by Kate Erwin British Columbia-based climbing company Arc'teryx started back in 1989 when Dave Lane and Jeremy Guard began making harnesses in their basement. They wanted to make the very best climbing gear and the brand has grown to be one...
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Feltmark's New Wald HI•LO Plug Lamp
A dimmable, minimalist light that extends right from an electrical outlet
by David Graver
LA-based design studio Feltmark initially made waves with their first iteration of the Wald Plug Lamp, a beautifully refined, space-saving fixture that extends directly from a power socket. Their latest update comes in the form of the Wald...
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4th of July Looks
Show a little patriotism this Independence Day with subtle Americana
by CH Editors
Between the recent Supreme Court ruling to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states and the continued, indomitable notion that with persistence anything is achievable, there's plenty to be proud of in the USA. While it's not a country without...
FOOD + DRINK
The Best Monday Morning Breakfast Cocktail
With or without alcohol, the Jack Rose delivers
by David Graver
With Fourth of July on the horizon, and the previous weekend already slipping from short- to long-term memory, we found a cocktail that makes easing into the Monday ahead of a holiday weekend a little bit easier. We don't necessarily recommend...

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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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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.

Lock & Co. Hatters
Lock & Co. Napoli Sisal Straw Hat
$350

James Lock & Co.—the world’s oldest hat shop—was founded in 1676 and is still located in London, England. The company’s central focus has always been high-quality materials and the best production possible. The brand's Napoli hat—a take on the Panama—is a sophisticated update on the classic design. This fine quality accessory boasts a fabric band and is woven with sisal straw.

No. 288
Mulberry High Top
$476

No. 288 shoes offer clean, sleek and modern takes on classic styles, with meticulous attention to construction. These off-white, made-in-the-USA Mulberry High Tops offer an update to the classic skate look, and are a guaranteed comfortable wear thanks to the soft, but durable, calf suede upper.

Sfoglini
Pasta of the Month
$75

Brooklyn-based Sfoglini's textured small-batch pasta, made from organic flours, transforms the traditional staple food into an extra special meal. Their inventive seasonal pastas often collaborate with local gardens and producers—like Bronx Brewery spent grain radiator-shaped pasta, everything bagel fusili, cuttlefish ink spaccatelli and mint cavatelli. Get a regular delivery of their classic and unique specialty pastas via Sfoglini's Pasta of the Month club—it makes a good gift for others, too.

Tanner Goods
Porter Handlebar Bag
$160

Whether you’re biking through city streets or in the countryside, the Porter Handlebar Bag by Tanner Goods is the perfect compact size to keep your necessities safe while you ride. With two double-ring leather straps, this waxed canvas handlebar bag has a minimalist design while still upholding the Tanner Goods promise of durability. The bag easily attaches to the handlebars of your bike, and zips closed to keep your items safe—and within your line of sight.

Soma + Intelligentsia
Coffee Kit
$69

Good coffee starts with good water, and a collaborative gift set from a heavyweight in each field promises to make your morning cup of joe taste even better. A handsome Chemex-like water filter carafe from Soma (a certified B corp that takes sustainability and social responsibility seriously) removes chlorine and purifies the water. From Intelligentsia comes a bag of Soma Blend coffee. Included is a customizable mug and a guide to brewing better coffee.

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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...
CULTURE
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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EDITORIAL
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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EDITORIAL
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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EDITORIAL
Swaai Boys: REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges)
NYC band Swaai Boys may call the concrete jungle home, but their spirits are in dunes far, far away. They've encapsulated this restlessness in their light rock, tropical-tinged song "REF_HS_001 (I Dream of Ganges)," with an accompanying music video...
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Superhumanoids: Anxious in Venice
Our much-loved LA dream pop group Superhumanoids are back, with something a little darker and more energetic than their last. Their latest single "Anxious in Venice" has Sarah Chernoff's distinctive, affecting vocals piercing through the mix and juxtaposed...
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EDITORIAL
Jacob Banks: Grace
At just 23 years old, Jacob Banks sings with the spine-tingling, heartbreaking soul of somebody much older, hitting the lower registers like a veteran. "Grace" (from his upcoming EP) starts out minimally, builds with handclaps, and turns into a glitchy...
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Mac DeMarco: Another One
Canadian singer/songwriter Mac DeMarco's self-directed music video for "Another One" pays homage to one of the greats: Michael Jackson. DeMarco gets into fanboy mode by donning an MJ mask and T-shirt, trying out some dance moves and playing different...

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