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Vale Prodigy of Mobb Deep, a soulful tune from SG Lewis, new music by Fischerspooner and more in our musical round-up
by CH Editors
Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore...
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Role-reversing frogs sing, comfortable trips to Mars, a museum of failures and more in our look around the web
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1. Art Basel's Best Instagram Moments If there's one thing we've all learned from art fair attendance, it's the unending opportunity for unique Instagram images one simply won't find elsewhere. With industry-leading Art Basel's 2017 Switzerland...
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Sabah House, Venice
The brand finds a permanent home for their colorful leather shoes in California
by Julie Wolfson
A sun-dappled pathway from Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice leads to the newest Sabah House. They've filled the small white structure with vibrant, natural leather shoes stacked from floor to ceiling. The atmosphere feels so aptly “California” that...
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Test Drive: FIAT’s 124 Spider Abarth
This car boasts Japanese precision and Italian soul
by CH Contributor
by Justin Kaehler FIAT’s 124 Spider traces its history back to 1968, when the original Pininfarina-designed roadster of the same name first hit the world stage. This ’68 Spider was everything an Italian automobile should be: a stripped-down...
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Strongbody Apparel's Take on Athletic Gear
How a young tech-focused company is taking on big brands and being socially conscious at the same time
by CH Studio
Activewear is an industry monopolized by a handful of internationally renowned brands, so it's no small feat for a start-up to enter the space successfully. Clever and courageous entrepreneurs Quincy Samycia and Meghan Conyers are making a splash thanks...
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Six Expectation-Defying Summer Cocktails
Out of the ordinary tequila, whisky and rum drinks that impress the palate
by David Graver
Cocktails, much like characters, extend from archetypes. It's variations on the tried and true (and familiar) that primarily populate even the most innovative mixed drinks menus. Only once in a blue moon does a cocktail defy this logic and extend from...
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Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We visit the recently reimagined retail store in NYC
by Josh Rubin
We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...
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Microsoft HoloLens + Rémy Martin's "Rooted In Exception" Mixed-Reality Experience
A tech giant and an iconic cognac brand join forces to educate about distilling
by CH Contributor
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Cognac is perhaps the most luxurious of brandies. It’s a wine that few would choose to drink before it’s twice distilled and matured in French oak casks, where it transforms into a nutty, smooth and refined spirit...
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WORLDZ Summit 2017
Forward-thinking with some of the world's most successful brands and the people who run them
by CH Editors
Gathering some of the brightest and most creative brains and brands in one place, WORLDZ is more than an event—it's also a community. With speakers ranging from Shiza Shahid (CEO of The Malala Fund) to Marc Mathieu (CMO of Samsung) to Brad Jenkins...
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HODINKEE + TAG Heuer Limited Edition Chronograph Wristwatch
A rare Carrera Skipper design revived and upgraded
by David Graver
Leave it to the team at HODINKEE to find a vintage timepiece—of which only 20 known examples exist—and bring it to life with contemporary flair and relevance. The "Skipperera," reference 7754, debuted in 1967—a Tag Heuer commission following...
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Ascending Cascade Mountain with Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides
Founder Patrick Jerome helps us up the iconic east side of the peak
by Katharine Erwin
As expected for mid-June, there are flowers on the Bow Valley floor in Alberta, Canada, but the surrounding mountains are covered in snow. Because of this recent snow fall, our climb will be a little more difficult, says our guide Patrick Jerome. The...

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Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We visit the recently reimagined retail store in NYC

We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...

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Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We visit the recently reimagined retail store in NYC
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Phaidon's "On Eating Insects" Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes' Playlist
A holistic approach to critter-nibbling with recipes from the Nordic Food Lab

Centuries of civilizations have relied on insects for sustenance or flavor. And yet, the gourmet-driven resurgence of critter consumption is a relatively new Western phenomenon. Phaidon's recently published "On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes...

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Phaidon's "On Eating Insects" Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes' Playlist
A holistic approach to critter-nibbling with recipes from the Nordic Food Lab
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FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
Rancho V's Rocco Gardner commissions the Brooklyn artist duo for a meaningful mural

741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn't your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city's iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V's Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade...

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FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
Rancho V's Rocco Gardner commissions the Brooklyn artist duo for a meaningful mural

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Otherwild + Herstory
"Gay Power" T-Shirt
$36

With 10% of all proceeds donated to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Otherwild's boxy, unisex "Gay Power" T-Shirt is for anybody and everybody who believes in the sentiment. Also available as a black-on-black hoodie, the design was inspired by a balloon at the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade.

Anrealage
Floral Darth Vader Keyring
$39

Tokyo-based brand Anrealage's floral Darth Vader keyring gives the iconic villain a softer look, thanks to a smattering of tiny wildflowers. The resin accessory is a must-have for any Star Wars fan seeking something outside the ordinary. There's also a white Storm Trooper version too.

The Wing
Internet Herstory T-Shirt
$40

Manhattan's women-centric co-working and community space, The Wing, is about to expand to Brooklyn and DC. They've also stocked up their online store with an abundance of positive message-bearing items. One favorite is a recent collaboration with Inner Decay, the "Internet Herstory" T-Shirt. The boxy cut makes it unisex, so this is certainly for feminists of all genders.

Mr Porter
Ressence Type 1 MRP
$20,600

Since their launch in 2010, Ressence—designer Benoît Mintiens's groundbreaking watch brand—has continued to release pieces that defy the ordinary, employing a unique disc-based mechanical system and a minimal, geometric aesthetic to match. In 2015, men's style destination Mr Porter began to stock the brand and now the two have united for a limited edition collaborative collection, in two styles. Our personal favorite, the Type 1 MRP in grade-five titanium features a night-blue metallic dial. A 42mm case holds the brand's proprietary ROCS 1 module, which powers the timepiece. Only 12 of these watches will be produced.

Gamut
Pronoun Pins
$10

With they/them, she/her and he/him options, Gamut has made preferred pronoun pins that look more sophisticated than many we've seen. These black and gold pins politely request which pronouns the wearer identifies as, and 100% of profits are donated to Camp Aranu'tiq, which is a not-for-profit organization that transgender, gender-nonconforming and gender-variant kids and their families through camp experiences.

Rabbitneck
Lustig Ring
$155

Drawing upon the geometric "Swiss Style" which originated in Russia, Germany and the Netherlands in the '20s but became popularized by Swiss designers in the '50s, jewelry design firm Rabbitneck created their Lustig ring. In contrasting blue and neon green acrylic, the statement-making (and stackable) piece was hand-assembled. All of the work—from construction to sanding and polishing—takes place in Rabbitneck's Red Hook, Brooklyn studio.

American Trench
Floral Pattern Socks
$20

A Japanese-inspired floral pattern punches up these Supima cotton American Trench dress socks. Extra long staple Supima cotton, grown in the US and woven in Georgia, was ultimately knit into these mid-calf items in Pennsylvania. With flowers in blossom, it makes sense to also wear them on your feet.

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between
Comme des Garçons Exhibition Album
$25

With photography by Nicholas Alan Cope and an essay by professor and Dean Emeritus at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Mark Wigley, this limited edition concertina-fold portfolio offers rare insight into the Met's Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons exhibition, "Art of the In-Between." This exhibition album features 21 images, of the objects installed and of the architectural wonders of the gallery space itself—designed by exhibition curator Andrew Bolton and Kawakubo.

Nick Herder
Twinflower Puppy Table
$349

Cut from a single wood board, this sweet three-legged side table is reminiscent of a pooch's figure—hence, of course, the name. Also functional as a stool, the table's available in three sizes and six different colorways. It's a sustainable piece of furniture that adds a little whimsy without becoming gimmicky—and it's certainly requires less upkeep than a furry friend.

David Shrigley + Liberty
David Shrigley + Liberty Tote
$13

Designed by artist David Shrigley, all proceeds from this tote go to Liberty—an organization that fights for civil liberties and human rights in England. Ethically produced on 100% cotton, the bag features Shrigley's brilliant artwork and sensible messaging: "Hold on a minute! You forgot your compassion and you forgot your kindness and you forgot your understanding and you forgot your tolerance and you forgot your bag." On the other side, it boasts the hashtag "Keep Britain Kind." Price is in Pounds.

Buck Mason
Olive Twill Trouser
$135

Made from a super-comfy, grainless cotton "z-twill," these American-made pants are incredibly wearable. Cut and and sewn in LA, they have just a bit of stretch in them, offering extra movability. They're also tapered at the calf—creating a stylish silhouette. Also available in tan or charcoal, they feature slash pockets and a zipper fly. These are an affordable wardrobe staple that will last.

L'Epée 1839 by Fiona Krüger
The Vanitas Clock
$43,700

Beyond its uncommon shape (a signature of the Fiona Krüger brand), the Vanitas wall clock truly impresses with its vivid interior color profile. The result of a collaboration between namesake watchmaker Fiona Krüger and historic manufacturer L'Epée 1839, the Vanitas is an engineering feat with a movement that matches the case (with an escapement appearing as the third eye). As time passes—with the piece offering more than 35 days running time before needing to be wound—the mouth changes and the lips part. This iteration (there's also an all-black version) is limited to 50 pieces.

Greens Steel
Stainless Steel Straws
$10

According to various studies, Americans alone use some 500 million straws every day, and almost every single plastic straw ever made (regardless of whether it's been recycled) still exists in some way on this planet. One little, and very easy, step we can all take to lessen the waste, pollution and eight million tons of plastic trash that ends up in our oceans is adopting reusable straws. This set of four stainless steel straws (two curved, two straight) are BPA-, phthalate-, lead and toxin-free, and will never rust. They even come with a little brush to make cleaning them extra simple.

Word for Word
"Social Alert" Buttons
$4

With all kinds of excellent PSAs, Word for Word's Social Alert buttons let everybody know what's up. Each costs between $2 and $4, are colorful and simple—stating everything from "Queer" to "Homo" to "Lezbrarian." (There are also plenty of non-LGBTQ+-related buttons worth looking at.) They're hand-pressed 1.25" pin back buttons and let everybody know which team you're on—as well as being a badge of honor.

Satechi
Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter
$100

The latest Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros removed several ports and adapters in favor of simple USB-C ports. Much to the chagrin of many users, this meant a need for many new dongles and adapters. Now finally available, this single device allows for charging and file transfers at 40Gbps through a USB-C PD port and includes 1 additional USB-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a 4k HDMI port and SD/Micro card readers. Available in space gray or silver, it's designed to match both MacBooks' coloration and style.

Stay Home Club
"Stay Home Club" Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
$49

Designed by Montreal-based illustrator Olivia Mew, this long-sleeve T-shirt looks like it's simply emblazoned with a heart and a teardrop at first glance. Look closer, and you'll see the words "Stay Home Club." Made from 50/50 ringspun cotton and poly-fleece, it's manufactured and printed in Canada, and is a cute way to wear your anti-social/introverted club membership with pride.

Mark Gonzales
"Jacobs" Giclée Limited Edition Print
$350

Multi-talented Mark Gonzales has just released a bunch of prints, apparel and accessories—our pick is the colorful giclée print "Jacobs." Featuring Gonzales' familiar winged creatures, this print is bold and charming. Printed on archival paper, it measures 18 by 18 inches.

REN
Anti-Fatigue Body Cream
$38

Many of us associate energy with adequate sleeping hours and what we put inside our bodies, but REN's Atlantic Kelp And Magnesium Body Cream helps fight fatigue from the outside. The magnesium PCA and plankton extract helps to boost the cell renewal cycle, while various essential oils (including rosemary leaf oil, sunflower seed oil and more) work to reinvigorate and wake up the senses. Of course the lotion is ultimately hydrating too—thanks to Atlantic kelp extract—and leaves your skin feeling smooth and firm.

SPADONE HOME
J Vase
$215

Designed and made in Kennebunk, Maine, SPADONE HOME's "J Vase" draws inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s gorgeous Guggenheim Museum—and, fittingly, is visually appealing from all angles. Crafted from Meganite (similar to marble) the vase is available in various speckled colorways: a deep blue, off-white with multi-colored splashes, or a speckled grey. With a water-tight tube for flowers (which is also removable), this is a lovely piece of design that's entirely functional.

Fujifilm
Instax Square SQ10
$280

Featuring an LCD screen in lieu of a traditional viewfinder, Fujifilm's hybrid Instax Square SQ10 offers instant prints, along with the control and quality of a digital camera. In addition to a digital image sensor, that functions quite well in low light, there are a series of functions affixed to three buttons: 10 different filters, brightness adjustment and vignette control.

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Parcels: Overnight
A five-member Australian group based in Berlin, Parcels received a production (and writing) assist from Daft Punk on their latest Kitsuné Music single, "Overnight." The disco-infused track grooves along—with sunshine extending from all angles. It's...
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The Technicolors: Reptilia
One day after their riveting new single "Impostor!" released, The Technicolors return (or, lead singer Brennan Smiley does) with a powerful rendition of The Strokes' "Reptilia." Accompanied by the Atlas String Quartet—who deliver elegant, emotionally...
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Wu-Tang Clan: Don't Stop
Thus far in 2017, TV shows have had a profound impact on people's music consumption habits (Big Little Lies and the Young Pope included). Out tomorrow, the official Silicon Valley soundtrack has already graced us with new work from producer Hudson...
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Arcade Fire: Creature Comfort
As anticipation reaches critical mass for their 28 July Everything Now album release, the Arcade Fire have just unleashed a hyper-active satirical video for the track "Creature Comfort." While the band, dressed in matching futuristic costumes, plays...
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Kali Uchis feat. Jorja Smith: Tyrant
One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Kali Uchis' forthcoming full length will include "Tyrant," released today in vibrant video form, directed by HELMI. The singer, songwriter and producer's dual language track delights with layers of sonic...
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Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods
Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away today at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore rap groups. Their second album...
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Fischerspooner: Have Fun Tonight
The first track from NYC-based electro duo Fischerspooner (aka Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner) in some eight years, "Have Fun Tonight" is a dark, sexy electro track that encourages having romantic fun without your partner. The infectious dance tune...
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SG Lewis feat. Toulouse: Times We Had
Producer SG Lewis has teamed up with NYC-based vocalist Toulouse for a genre-bending tune that's as sparkly as it is soulful. "Times We Had" takes tips from multiple genres including R&B, disco, soul and dark dance—with bright synths and a funky bass...
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Moby + The Void Pacific Choir: In This Cold Place
Moby continues his string of surprise releases, after last week's new Void Pacific Choir collaborative album dubbed More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse. The latest drop is a clever, colorful animated video for "In This Cold Place." The vision of satirical...
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Frankie Rose: Trouble
If there's one takeaway from singer Frankie Rose's new single "Trouble" it's that trouble will in fact follow you, even through trippy science fiction-like drama. This is experimental synth and drum beat-driven pop with likable lyrical repetition...
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Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do
With production by the sonic wizard Mark Ronson, one might expect the forthcoming Queens of the Stone Age album Villains (out 25 August) to be a departure from their hard rock soundscape. But, if new single "The Way You Used To Do" hints toward greater...

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