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Baselworld 2017: Modern Skull Art
Applying the iconographic skeletal feature to next-generation watches
by David Graver
With the tens of thousands of watches on hand at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, it's actually quite easy to draw out numerous thematic links or color stories—and yet, many of them never take hold outside of the fair. The use of skull iconography...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Preview Highlights
What's on our "Don't Miss" list for this year's festival
by CH Editors
by Kyle Raymond Fiztpatrick Milan Design Week lives up to the hype of being a world class design destination; it's the most important design event on our calendar and is made up of many, many, many fairs and exhibits spread all over Milan. While...
STYLE
Tens Sunglasses' 2017 Collection
Filtered lenses that beautify your surroundings
by Katie Olsen
While Tens Filter Sunglasses have been on our radar for a few years, today the brand launched their 2017 collection on Kickstarter. In just a few hours, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglass brand (founded by three friends) has already exceeded...
TECH
The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage
Mundane as it might sound, this networked storage device is super-useful in a post-cloud world
by Josh Rubin
Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID...
CULTURE
Street Artist Buff Monster's Air-Ink Mural and Gallery Show
This exhibition for Tiger Beer features work made using ink produced from air pollution
by David Graver
It seems almost impossible: ink and paint made from recycled air pollution. In fact, it's a reality known as Air-Ink, invented by Anirudh Sharma, the co-founder of innovation hub Graviky Labs. Their technology processes up to 95% of air captured...
TECH
Fit and Healthy by Mercedes-Benz
Elevating drivers' physical and emotional wellness
by CH Studio
Mercedes-Benz can now enhance the wellbeing of its passengers through a coordinated stimulation of the senses in response to the driver’s state of mind. "Fit & Healthy,” which launches in the very near future, connects to a driver’s Mercedes Me...
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Notes: Baselworld and Trade Show Life
The 100th installment of the watch fair and the weeks we spend as other people
by David Graver
I call it my week of suits. In actuality, it's my other life. Four years in a row now I've woken up in an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, dressed myself quite professionally, hopped on a tram and worked a nine to six or seven job—for one week each...
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Word of Mouth: Golden, BC
The little-known treasure tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges has plenty to offer
by Katharine Erwin
The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier...
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The legendary Todd Rundgren teams up with Robyn, Mr Jukes calls on BJ The Chicago Kid, new Gorillaz and more in our week in music
by CH Editors
Todd Rundgren feat. Robyn: That Could Have Been Me Premiering exclusively on Pitchfork, the legendary Todd Rundgren's newest track, "That Could Have Been Me" features none other than Swedish pop star Robyn. Rundgren (who initially garnered attention...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Aging wine under the sea, a better version of the Mexico border wall, and how Missy Elliott can save a life
by CH Editors
1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
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Sandwich vs Hunger T-Shirts
Raising money for Action Against Hunger one carbon-neutral top at a time
by Katie Olsen
In a three-way collaboration, Sonic Sandwich, Continental Clothing Co and artist Rob Flowers have launched a 21-day campaign to sell as many T-shirts (and sweatshirts) as possible, with all 100% of proceeds going to Action Against Hunger—a charity...

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Bvlgari's New Manifattura
Europe's most significant jewelry workshop opens its doors

We spent two days at Bvlgari’s new state-of-the-art Manifattura—the most significant jewelry making workshop in Europe—located between Milan and Turin in Valenza, one of Italy’s largest and most historical gold-making capitals. On a property once owned...

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Bvlgari's New Manifattura
Europe's most significant jewelry workshop opens its doors
DESIGN
Airbus + Italdesign Debuts Pop.Up Ground and Air Concept Vehicle System
A modular, fully electric, zero-emission capsule for megacities

Aviation specialist Airbus and Italian automotive design, styling and prototyping firm Italdesign's new Pop.up concept isn't just a land-to-air vehicle—it's an entire transportation system reimagined. At the core is a dynamic capsule that can be affixed...

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Airbus + Italdesign Debuts Pop.Up Ground and Air Concept Vehicle System
A modular, fully electric, zero-emission capsule for megacities
DESIGN
The Macallan + URWERK Dual Tank Flask
Discommon produces a state-of-the-art titanium accessory designed by the luxury watchmaker for the prestige Scotch

All tenured spirits drinkers will tell of the importance of drinking vessels. While the technically superior The Macallan + URWERK Flask hasn't been designed to maximize the notes of the Scotch whisky within, it's by far the most inventive item in...

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The Macallan + URWERK Dual Tank Flask
Discommon produces a state-of-the-art titanium accessory designed by the luxury watchmaker for the prestige Scotch

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Ushbag
Foldable Backpack
$110

Measuring 30.5 by 50cm, Ushbag's foldable backpack is big enough to store all your daily essentials, but it's anything but bulky or cumbersome. With lots of interior pockets, you can compartmentalize belongings for easy access. Handmade in Italy from a waterproof eco-leather material, these folding backpacks come in 10 different colorways. Price is in euros.

Columbia Records
Syd: Fin
$21

Syd (aka The Internet's frontwoman) released her debut solo record recently and it's sublime. In early April, it will be available on vinyl—and not a moment too soon. With production from MeLo-X, Hit-Boy and Steve Lacy, the 12-track record is sexy and dark—quintessentially Syd.

Working Girls
Working Girls Cap
$30

Paying homage to the 1988 movie and all bossed-up women, this 100% cotton, adjustable cap keeps it simple. Embroidered with the words "Working Girls," it's part of the eponymous Cincinnati-based label's spring 2017 collection. The brand—despite its name—also makes clear that everything they make is for all genders, simply saying "Unisex. Wear What You Want."

Morgan Lane
Bat-Shaped Sleep Mask
$98

Embrace your inner Batman with this bat-shaped sleep mask. Made from 100% silk (perhaps more Bruce Wayne's taste) it's incredibly soft and comfortable on the eyes and set into place with an elastic band. The embroidered mask comes with a carry pouch—to keep it clean and safe—and will surely help your next snooze, whether at home or in transit.

House of Hackney
Palmeral Towel
$95

House of Hackney's vibrant, vibey Palmeral Towel is made in collaboration with Feiler, and produced in Germany from 100% cotton. With a smoky blue '70s-influenced palm tree motif and a white border, it's just kitsch enough without being gimmicky. Use it around the house to invoke those sultry vacation memories. Price is in Euros.

Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture
Hunting Chair
$5,309

Børge Mogensen's Hunting Chair is a beautiful piece of design, though it comes at a price. Somewhat resembling a deck chair, this piece is more architectural and crafted from oak and leather. Brass is also used—with large but stylish buckles allowing the chair to adjust. It's available in black or natural leather with lacquered, soaped or exposed wood—our pick is certainly the latter. This is a stunning piece to add to any home.

Ten Speed Press
Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
$15

Written by Stockholm-based illustrator and architect Maja Säfström, this little hardcover book is as educational for adults as it is for children. Full of sweet and strange creatures (like the Opabinia, an ancient sea creature; and the Indriotherium; a hornless rhino) the book's illustrations are delightful. Moreover, each animal featured is accompanied by fascinating facts, for example: Giant Pacarana were rodents the size of cows, who had 12-inch teeth. Or terror birds (Phorusrhacids) which were taller than humans and were South America's greatest predator for some time. It's a charming way to learn about these remarkable animals, and indeed the complicated and temporary nature of life on Earth.

Monogram
"Resist Persist Insist" T-Shirt
$65

With all proceeds from the sale of this T-shirt going to organizations supported by Design for Progress (Planned Parenthood, Everytown for Gun Safety, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, EarthJustice, and the National Immigration Law Center), you can feel good about sporting this garb. Made from soft gauge cotton modal jersey, it's got a worn-in and vintage look and feel, and the message is simple: Resist, Persist, Insist.

Haze
Bond Sunglasses
$276

Blending an architecturally-framed shape with the classic aviator, these rose gold and blue Bond sunglasses by Haze will make your surroundings look extra vibey. Crafted from metal and titanium, and with mirror lenses, they offer 100% UV protection—and look super-sharp at the same time.

Ader Error
"Good Mood" Socks
$6

Made from 100% cotton, these ribbed socks lend a little positivity to the day—thanks to their "Good Mood" embroidery. Available in white (with black lettering) they feature non-slip rubber under the sole. They measure approximately 23 to 27cm and are—of course—for all genders.

Prrrls
Self Love Necklace
$40

Half the reason to buy this "Self Love" choker by Prrrl is because they are donating all 100% of proceeds to Brooklyn's HEAT Program (Health and Education Alternatives for Teens) for the month of March. The service offers developmentally and culturally appropriate care for young people of all genders and sexualities who are at risk of HIV/AIDS. The other half, of course, is the sterling silver (with rhodium charms) necklace itself, which should serve as a reminder to be kind and respectful to yourself.

Tanner Goods
Everyday Tote
$250

Always marrying function with form, Tanner Goods has just released a new bag that easily transitions from the office or class to the market, brunch and back again. Made from durable, waxed 18-ounce twill canvas and vegetable-tanned Meridian English bridle leather, the Everyday Tote is far superior to the average cotton or canvas tote. With plenty of pockets and a full-length zipper, treasures stay safe and secure. Schlepping heavier objects is also made easier, thanks to the adjustable, wide leather straps.

Camp Pineapple
Cactus Tent
$99

Covered in very cute illustrations of cacti, this bright yellow tent by Australian brand Camp Pineapple is a delightfully playful alternative to standard issue tents. Since the tent is a pop-up it's easy to assemble, and once set up it stands at 91cm tall. Whether you're camping at a music festival or in the middle of the woods, this tent will stand out.

DJ Stretch Armstrong + Evan Auerbach
No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999
$35

Step into a time capsule of NYC's nightlife scene in the '80s to '90s—when DJs and promoters would print flyers (often made by people with no design experience) by the thousands and hope their events would spread by word of mouth. Though the internet killed this DIY practice, these ephemeral pieces of paper, with their arresting aesthetic, have been collected to make a book filled with attitude and nostalgia. After selling out its initial run, "No Sleep" is now available thanks to a second printing—nab while you can.

Wrensilva
Loft Record Console
$3,000

Made from high-quality North American Walnut, Wrensilva's new Loft console is a beautiful and useful piece. Capable of playing music via vinyl, Sonos, mobile (3.5mm jack) or auxiliary (RCA), it's a music machine that will complement almost any room in the home. Additionally, there's storage for 120 records, making the Loft the pinnacle of form meeting function.

REI
Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock
$219

Crafted from lightweight ripstop nylon and bug-repelling mesh, REI's Quarter Dome Air Hammock also happens to be a swaying, functional tent. Built for one occupant seeking a sleeping area off the ground, the hammock comes complete with a nylon rainfly, shock-corded poles and dacron lines—all of which stow into a carry bag. And, if you just want to rest for a quick second under the sky or stars, simply flip it over and it's no different than your average hammock.

No Fun Press
UFO Sighting Notebook
$5

Not just a blank notebook, the Project Blue Book UFO Sighting Guide is full of important factors to record in case you ever see an alien craft. It's a copy of the declassified official government UFO sighting survey which used to be issued to members of the US Air Force—in case they saw anything out of the ordinary. With sections asking whether the object changed shape, gave off smoke, flickered, etc, there is plenty of information to fill out. Embrace your inner Mulder or Scully, and find the truth out there.

Gae Aulenti
Martinelli Luce Ruspa Lamp
$4,185

Italian designer Gae Aulenti's iconic vision for Martinelli Luce Italy lighting dates back to 1968. To this day the shifting arm on the base and the independent rotation of the two reflectors provide more than just visual nuance, but functional value for targeting luminescence. Composed of white lacquered metal, this lamp stands just shy of two feet tall.

Edie Fake
Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign
$8

Designed by Edie Fake for Chances Dances back in 2011 and printed on heavy card stock, this gender-neutral bathroom sign makes it very simple—saying "Every Body, Every Body." It's a colorful, playful way to make every body feel welcome, accepted and safe, which is especially important in the current political climate. Measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches, this sign is perfect for the home, office, wherever.

Avel + Men
Leather Watch Roll
$120

With space for three timepieces, this full-grain leather watch roll makes traveling with watches far more organized. Lined with a "weather chart" fabric, it's tied shut with a technical rope and is available in red, navy or caramel. This accessory measures 24cm by 18cm, and the price is in Euros.

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NJOMZA: Hear Me
From NJOMZA's upcoming EP Sad For You, "Hear Me" (produced by Papi Beatz) is a down-tempo synth-pop tune that adds glitter to balladry. About her teenage relationship falling apart, the song includes several "lost love" themes, but NJOMZA's tender...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Gorillaz: Saturnz Barz
After rumors and teasers circulated for some time, Gorillaz—aka 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel; or Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and friends (depending on your imagination)—have released their first new music in six years. From the upcoming, long-awaited...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Mr Jukes feat. BJ the Chicago Kid: Angels / Your Love
Mr Jukes (aka Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club) has just released his first solo offering—from the upcoming record God First, which is set to drop 9 June. The song, "Angels / Your Love" is a jazz-funk jam that is way more awesome...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Todd Rundgren feat. Robyn: That Could Have Been Me
Premiering exclusively on Pitchfork, the legendary Todd Rundgren's newest track, "That Could Have Been Me" features none other than Swedish pop star Robyn. Rundgren (who initially garnered attention in the '70s) is an adept and highly influential singer...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Little Scream: Silent Moon
Existing within the crossing of eerie and sultry, the track "Silent Moon" by Little Scream now has a visual companion. The video, starring drag performer Neon Burgundy, emphasizes the ethereal with pool-side lip-syncing sequences. Off of the Montreal...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Wild Nothing: Begin Again
Another release in the now 60-strong list of songs for the Our First 100 Days digital album, Wild Nothing's "Begin Again" released today. The 100 Days record is made up of tunes written by dozens of different bands and musicians, all resisting the...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Katy Perry: Chained to the Rhythm (Hot Chip Remix)
Full disclosure: we weren't the biggest fans of Katy Perry's recent "Chained to the Rhythm," but this unexpected remix, courtesy of CH favorites Hot Chip, morphs it into a delightful, purring house track that will have you boogying in your seat. The...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Weezer: Feels Like Summer
Whether it's summer where you are, or you schlepped through slush today, Weezer's new song "Feels Like Summer" will have you feeling warm inside. Deciding to skip springtime altogether, the beloved American four-piece has created a cheery tune with...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Wall: River Mansion
From the now dismantled Brooklyn rock group WALL comes another taste of their forthcoming LP release, the (first and) only full-length album they recorded. "River Mansion" is a mesmerizing six-and-a-half minute-long post-punk exploration. There's rock...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Mabel: Finders Keepers
The first track from her Bedroom EP, Mabel's "Finders Keepers" certainly has some '90s R&B influences but it's decidedly current-day—thanks to modern pop flourishes. With an intro from MC Kojo Funds, the track is bouncy and tropical throughout. The...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Flying Mojito Bros: Rodeo Cósmico Mix
Get your lava lamp out and enjoy this trippy, psychedelic mix from DJ outfit the Flying Mojito Bros (aka producer/musician Ben Chetwood and DJ Jack Sellen). Aptly named "Rodeo Cósmico," this '70s-influenced, spaced-out mixtape comes complete with an...

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