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Olio Model One Smartwatch
A true time-saver, this luxury accessory doesn't sacrifice design for tech
by CH Contributor
by Michael Frank The team behind the new Olio Model One—veterans of Apple, Google, Movado, Audi and Pixar—have acknowledged something that all smartwatch makers should too: the fact that, for 400 years, people have been choosing watches for style...
STYLE
Print All Over Me + Jon Burgerman
A colorful collection of internet-inspired wearable art, from "like-worthy" pants to "attachment" bags
by Nara Shin
No space, whether it be blank pages, buildings or even a person's right arm (for tattooing), is safe from UK-raised, Brooklyn-based artist (and CH favorite) Jon Burgerman's doodles and cheeky sense of humor. The playful artist's most recent endeavor...
DESIGN
550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
The Pattern Base, a comprehensive new book, showcases the future of patterns and beyond
by David Graver
To demonstrate the sheer creativity and vision of over 150 designers across the globe, Kristi O'Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer—founders of Chicago's The Patternbase design studio and online archive—have partnered with publisher Thames and Hudson...
FOOD + DRINK
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
Illustrated recipes and explanations of the Scandinavian country's rich, complex coffee culture
by Hans Aschim
Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2015: Mondaine Helvetica NY Edition
Uniting a celebrated font with subway system Pantone colors for a clever new line
by David Graver
Best known as the brand to feature the Official Swiss Railways clock design on their watch face, Mondaine debuted a new series in 2014—the Helvetica No. 1—to much acclaim. Employing an equally clean, classic touch, punctuated by the use of the font...
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The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born from a love for words and desire to support writers, this Australian company is a publisher, studio, shop and grammar school
by Katie Olsen
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
TRAVEL
Traveling + Art = The Jaunt Book
A 200-page tome full of artwork from creatives who were sent all over the world for inspiration
by Cajsa Carlson
Few things are as inspiring as discovering new places, and few people need constant inspiration as much as artists. That’s the idea behind art and travel concept The Jaunt, which was launched by Jeroen Smeets in 2013 and has already resulted in some...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2015: Six Green Watches
Inflections of color from stunning emeralds to dyed leather
by David Graver
At last year's Baselworld, we took note of the impressive array of watches sporting brilliant blue dials. They ranged from classy and classic, to fun and vibrant. And this year, we felt the same about inflections of green throughout watches. With variations...
TRAVEL
Casa Cavia, Buenos Aires
A wondrous multi-purpose location for food, conversation and art
by CH Contributor
by Caroline Kinneberg Lupe García—the creative director of recently Casa Cavia in Buenos Aires—is following in her parents' footsteps. Her father opened La Panaderia de Pablo restaurant, while her mother founded Ampersand—a publishing house rooted...
DESIGN
Wearable Water: Active Hydration
From backpacks to armbands, five of the best packs for all kinds of activities
by Katharine Erwin
Whether you are in a boat, a board, hiking a trail or pounding the pavement, staying hydrated while on the move—especially in the heat—is critical. Lugging around clunky bottles can be cumbersome and heavy, so we've searched for some of the best wearable...
STYLE
REN + Cereal Magazine Limited Edition Skincare
Minimal design meets maximum nourishment with this sweet gift set
by Katie Olsen
Along with Cereal magazine's predictably stunning ninth issue landing on our desk came their limited edition collaboration with British skincare brand REN. The minimally designed box houses a gift set comprised of an exclusive Revivo-Tonic hand and...

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Cool Hunting Video: Taxi Amulets of Bangkok
The many religious and pop culture shrines inside Thailand's cabs

While traveling in Bangkok, we asked American-turned-Bangkokian, Dale Konstanz, if he could give us a glimpse into the day-to-day on the city's bustling streets. Creator of the blog "Still Life in Moving Vehicles" and the book Thai Taxi Talismans...

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Cool Hunting Video: Taxi Amulets of Bangkok
The many religious and pop culture shrines inside Thailand's cabs
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Cool Hunting Video: Knoll Remix Line
A new line of office chairs built to follow the organic movements of its user

The Knoll team recently showed us a preview of their latest beautifully designed furniture line: the Remix family of chairs. Teaming up with Formway Design, Knoll produced this line of high-performance office chairs with a focus on conforming to...

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Cool Hunting Video: Knoll Remix Line
A new line of office chairs built to follow the organic movements of its user
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
A hidden collection of rare and beautiful Japanese textiles in Brooklyn, NY

NYC's five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads...

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Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
A hidden collection of rare and beautiful Japanese textiles in Brooklyn, NY

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Salvage Audio
Reclaimed Wood Bluetooth Speaker
$290

In complete contrast to the cheap, mass-produced plastic speakers that clutter the aisles at convenience stores are the unique crafted pieces by Salvage Audio. Each of their Bluetooth speakers are handmade in California from reclaimed wood that has a story: whether it used to be a family's redwood fence or secondhand pine shipping boxes. Even when the music stops, the speakers are just beautiful works of design to rest your eyes on.

Georgia Perry
Larry David Enamel Pin
$15

From Georgia Perry's newest collection of enamel pins comes the Larry David. Perfectly capturing David's trademark furrowed brow and unimpressed expression, Perry's pin is 30mm by 30mm and packaged in a protective bio-degradable cello sleeve—ready to be placed on your favorite bag or lapel to show the world just how awkward everything is.

Scottie Store
Woven Chambray Bed Linen
$300

As it's made from 100% French flax linen, bedding from Australia's Scottie Store is not only ultra-comfortable, but far more breathable than other sheets due to its loose weave. Available in Queen or King, these chambray and stone-colored sheets will appeal to denim lovers and enthusiasts of subtle but interesting design.

Shapeways
Poop Emoji Bottle Opener
$50

One of the best loved and commonly used emoji—the smiley poop—has been made into a bottle opener by designers Eric Ho and Kostika Spaho and the team at 3D printing service and marketplace, Shapeways. Available in a rainbow of colors as well as a range metallics, our pick is the perfectly ironic brushed gold.

Onia
Shaw Technical Jacket
$285

Swimwear brand Onia is gradually dipping its toes into everyday apparel—and their Shaw Technical Jacket checks all the boxes. Made from the same high-performing fabric as their swim shorts, the cotton-nylon jacket is lined with sturdy but soft mesh, has an abundance of pockets, and is super packable.

Du Zen!
Lavender Backpack
$475

Unlined and made from natural leathers, this minimalist lavender backpack boasts brass hardware and a zippered internal pocket. With adjustable straps, this bag (also available in nude or pale blue) is both functional and femme.

Two Hills
Little Star Ear Jacket
$99

From the independent Melbourne-based designer's SOAK collection is this sweet "ear jacket," a delicate attachment that can be added to any stud-style earring. Essentially acting as a back for a stud, this three-pronged treat is adorned with starbursts.

John Derian + Astier de Villatte
Glazed Apple Plate
$82

NYC-based artist and designer John Derian, best known for his nature and vintage-inspired découpage pieces, has collaborated with Parisian ceramics brand Astier de Villatte for a match made in heaven, as they both draw inspiration from "things forgotten." One of the highlights among the handmade collection of candles, vases, tableware and more is this beautifully glazed terracotta apple plate. Revisit our interview with Derian in our CH Video archive.

EXOvault
Gold-Plated Sunglasses
$425

Brooklyn artist collective EXOvault has become known for their steampunk iPhone cases, as they're not afraid to play with aluminum, brass or titanium. Now they've launched their first eyewear design, which they manufacture themselves. A closer look at the frame shows the grooves of the machining marks—evidence of the process involving around 500,000 individual cuts into a solid block of metal. Both unique and understated, the Kingsland frame comes in various metallic shades, but we fell in love with the gold.

TED Books
The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings
$11

Following his enthralling 2014 TED Talk, Marc Kushner of Architizer has crafted the latest addition to the TED Books library. To explore how media influences architecture around the world Kushner focuses on 100 high-concept structures, ranging from an inflatable concert hall to a smog-eating hospital. Ultimately the 176-page hardcover shows how an informed society has joined the conversation concerning how buildings can best serve the social and ecological environments that surround them.

Begüm Khan
Evil Eye Cufflinks
$440

Inspired by her childhood surrounded by stunning and rare artworks and objects, Turkish designer Begüm Kiroglu's affinity with the Ottoman style and all things Istanbul is echoed in these cufflinks. The opulent accessories boast plenty of sapphires, are handmade in Istanbul and will no doubt be a conversation-starter at any event.

The Club of Odd Volumes
Emerald Garden Sheet Set
$240

These 300 thread count bed sheets set will brighten any bedroom, no matter how gloomy the weather outside might be. Designed in Melbourne and digitally printed on 100% cotton, The Club of Odd Volumes' Emerald linen celebrates nature—with no weekly watering necessary.

The Arrivals
Lassen Suede Jacket
$485

NYC's The Arrivals have just released a women's jacket that is as stunning as it is functional. The pink suede Lassen's design was inspired by the classic denim jacket, is a little boxy and boasts oversized buttons. Most impressive though: it's waterproof.

Opho
Keys
$99

From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose down an octave. Beginners can teach themselves piano through the complementary app, while producers and electronic music artists will enjoy Keys' portability and modular aspects on the road.

Reed Hansuld
Rocking Chair #1
$9,600

Maker of boats, kitchens, lighting and more, woodworker Reed Hansuld creates sculptural furniture pieces with a monk-like reverence for their functionality and longevity. Though utility-focused, his pieces are also works of art. With a steel skeleton and graceful wooden curves, his modern Rocking Chair No. 1 breaks any stereotypes you had about the classic rocker.

Supreme + Mophie
Power Reserve
$58

Upgrading the monotonous (and for some smartphone addicts, extremely nerve-racking) act of phone charging is the new collaboration between Supreme and portable battery experts Mophie—and there's a ring on it. Like any of Supreme's streetwear apparel and accessories, this sleek power reserve will be tough to get ahold of, but it's a must-have in a working traveler's arsenal.

10¹²
Terra Hydro Terrarium
$190

These copper edged glass terrariums crafted by a designer duo from Ichikawa, Japan exhibit the beauty of the entire plant. With one compartment to hold the water and another to suspend the plant, this unique vase allows you to observe both the succulent and its intricate root system thrive and grow.

Alice + Whittles
Rubber Ankle Boot
$180

Founded by two former UN Refugee agents, Alice + Whittles takes unprecedented action toward ensuring their products are sustainably and ethically made. Their new line of rubber boots combines the functional minimalism of Swiss design with rubber that comes from an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, economically viable, sustainably managed forest. Try to find a current pair of shoes in your closet that can match that.

Species By The Thousands
Levitating Lavender Candle
$32

Brooklyn-based shop Species By the Thousands offers everything from original illustrated greeting cards to alchemy-inspired jewelry—not to mention a collection of scented soy wax candles. The unique labels for each of their different candles make it hard to choose just one but Levitating Lavender, with hints of rosemary, is a particularly excellent pick for illuminating the bedroom after hours.

No Fun Press
Trouble Lapel Pin
$5

For troublemakers everywhere, this slingshot enamel pin—designed in Toronto is perfect for recognizing rascals at a glance. Buy one for yourself, and one for your favorite partner in crime.

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EDITORIAL
Kehlani: How That Taste
At just 19 years old, Bay Area singer/songwriter Kehlani evidently has had plenty of life experience, because her new track "How That Taste" is a perfectly balanced and wise song for the haters. With smooth vocals and some spacey vibes, Kehlani proves...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Only Real: Intro
A week before West London's indie-pop act Only Real was set to drop his debut full-length Jerk at the End of the Line, he's released all of the tracks in a comprehensive streaming YouTube playlist. Commencing with the exciting yet sublime "Intro...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Hudson Mohawke feat. Irfane: Very First Breath
The very talented Hudson Mohawke has teamed up with French vocalist Irfane for "Very First Breath," a song from HudMo's upcoming album Lantern, which is set for release 16 June 2015 on Warp. Despite Hudson Mohawke's trademark pounding bass and glitzy...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Shamir: Call it Off
Las Vegas-based rising star (and CH favorite) Shamir has just released the video for his new single "Call it Off" from his upcoming debut record Ratchet, due to drop 18 May. It's a bouncy, distorted track full of empowering lyrics that provoke a whole...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Mini Mansions feat. Alex Turner: Vertigo
LA-based band Mini Mansions has returned with a track called "Vertigo" from their upcoming album The Great Pretenders, which is set for release 23 March. Featuring vocals by Alex Turner of the Artic Monkeys, the song is a sweet example of indie-meets...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Black Milk: I Guess
Ahead of his upcoming tour—happening thanks to his 2014 album If There’s A Hell Below—rapper/producer Black Milk (aka Curtis Cross) has released the predictably solid "I Guess." Like much of Black Milk's music, the track seems entirely effortless while...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Jill Scott: You Don't Know
Jill Scott's newest song "You Don't Know" is a heartbreaking, bluesy ballad that's entirely full of feels. Originally recorded by Carl Hall in 1967, Scott's version sees Questlove on drums and Adam Blackstone (who has worked with everybody from Kanye...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Rodrigo y Gabriela: Hanuman
Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have constantly found success within their paradoxical nature. Take, for instance, their initial leap into fame while living in Dublin despite speaking no English, or the fact that they are deeply inspired...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar’s new album has been hotly anticipated ever since he closed out the final episode of the Colbert Report with the anthemic line, “We don’t die, we multiply.” The wait is over a week earlier than expected, with Lamar dropping To Pimp a...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Dev Hynes + Neneh Cherry: He, She, Me
A new video supporting the multi-talented Dev Hynes and Neneh Cherry's new collaborative track "He, She, Me" strikes an ever-relevant cultural note: increase awareness of transgender identity. With magnificent choreography set to the dazzling, oft...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Kero Kero Bonito: Picture This
London-based based trio Kero Kero Bonito know how to get listeners dancing regardless of what country they're from, with vocalist Sarah half-rapping in English and Japanese over colorful beats peppered with video game-like samples. Her catchy lyrics...

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