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Samatha Urbani, Nine Inch Nails, Ash Shakur and more in this week's music
by CH Editors
Samantha Urbani: Hints And Implications From her highly anticipated debut solo EP Policies Of Power, Samantha Urbani's '80s-inspired jam "Hints And Implications" is utterly addictive. With plenty of retro touches (including power riffs and that drum...
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Art made from garbage, a Star Wars hotel, Japan's cute drone and more in our look around the web
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1. Mobile Architecture's New Radical Homes There's more to mobile housing units than the trailer category. As design writer Rebecca Roke notes in her new book "Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move" (published by Phaidon), everything from floating...
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RHA Festival, Punta Mita
Mexico's newest boutique event adds luxury to the equation
by CH Contributor
by Nicolas Stecher With boutique music festivals now a booming business, Mexico's four-day RHA Festival organizers knew there had to be something more. Of course, the musical talent was carefully selected for the stunning location, but RHA...
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Champagne Pommery's "Louis Meets Poppy"
A short film and signature cocktail from the prestigious French house as they launch their first California sparkling wine
by David Graver
Maison Pommery's played an innovative role in the Champagne market since 1874—when Madame Pommery (wife of then deceased founder Louis Pommery) invented Brut Champagne. In more recent years, Pommery's graced guests of the estate with exemplary...
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Arc Phone Case's Advanced Ergonomics
A multifunctional X-shaped wrap for iPhones, Androids and the Google Pixel
by Evan Orensten
In the phone case product category, just about everything feels as if it's been addressed, from waterproof and indestructible to bedazzled and novelty. And yet, the Arc Case—on Kickstarter now—doesn't look like any other and incorporates the functionality...
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Behind the Profile of Rémy Martin Cognac
Guiding 900+ growing partners toward the best eau de vie and ultimately a refined spirit
by David Graver
With cognac consumption on the rise around the world—including key markets like the US and China—an exhausted image of snifters in the hands of grandparents has been shed. Many consumers look to celebrities for recommendations. Some may even look back...
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TRNK’s Debut Furniture Collection
The NYC-based retailer has designed Truss, their own range of home goods
by Evan Orensten
Self-described "home enthusiasts," TRNK's co-founders Tariq Dixon and Nick Nemechek believe that your home is about self-expression and should be a sanctuary. After years of TRNK blending storytelling, editorial and commerce online it makes perfect...
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COVE by Zaha Hadid Design for Boffi
A completely customizable sink and stovetop kitchen island
by David Graver
Even a quick glimpse at the late Dame Zaha Hadid's COVE kitchen for Boffi reveals the signature stylings of the acclaimed architect. The freestanding unit's smooth geometry makes reference to the curvilinear design of the MAXXI Museum of Art in...
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Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
Powerful, celebratory images on display just blocks away from where they were captured
by David Graver
No image may ever be able to capture the complete sensations of NYC Pride—the ferociousness, liberated joy and unbounded togetherness—but photographer Michael Hoerner certainly comes close. In a series of vibrant images, punctuated by a large-scale...
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Robb Vices' Clase Azul Tequila
A limited edition, collector-worthy reposado, extra-matured in sherry casks
by David Graver
Some days it feels as if we are only at the dawn of tequila's golden age—from a growing global appreciation to avid collectors and an ever-developing roster of super-premium products unlike any other. A new 20th anniversary Clase Azul tequila joins...
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The Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills
LA's newest hotel debuts with ambitious culinary offerings, luxurious amenities and a very pet friendly attitude
by Julie Wolfson
From the moment guests enter the dramatic Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills foyer, it's clear they're in a town known for Hollywood glamour. Co-designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with Gensler and Perkins+Will, the hotel is a modern interpretation of Art Deco...

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Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
Powerful, celebratory images on display just blocks away from where they were captured

No image may ever be able to capture the complete sensations of NYC Pride—the ferociousness, liberated joy and unbounded togetherness—but photographer Michael Hoerner certainly comes close. In a series of vibrant images, punctuated by a large-scale...

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Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
Powerful, celebratory images on display just blocks away from where they were captured
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AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy's Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden
An installation of epic proportions, "Connective Project" breathes life into a natural nook

As Brooklyn's Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, an underused patch of land in Frederick Law Olmsted's sprawling wonder now contains a temporary public work of wonder. Situated in the 2.5-acre Rose Garden, 7,000 flower-like pinwheels...

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AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy's Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden
An installation of epic proportions, "Connective Project" breathes life into a natural nook
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Photographer Jason M Peterson + Overthrow Boxing
All the grit and grandeur of the Bleecker Street club captured in black and white

As a sport of force, stamina and speed, boxing delivers many impassioned moments that aren't easily captured in all their glory. Photographer Jason M Peterson—Creative Chairman of North America at Havas and an acclaimed Instagrammer who just crossed...

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Photographer Jason M Peterson + Overthrow Boxing
All the grit and grandeur of the Bleecker Street club captured in black and white

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Kammok Roo Kit
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Two brands that love the outdoors and great design, Topo Designs and Kammok have teamed up for a seriously fun hammock kit. Included is the 500-pound capacity Kammok Roo, which is designed for comfort and easy set-up (and the all-important packing away) in a custom Topo colorway of bright red and aqua. Made from durable ripstop fabric and with double-certified climbing strength carabiners, this hammock is built to last. Also in the kit, you'll find tree-hugging Kammok Python Straps, to ensure you're safe while you snooze.

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Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan
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Written by Elaine M Hayes, "Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan" explores the jazz musician and human/women's rights activist's incredible—yet often looked over—existence and legacy. From her early life in Jersey, to the ways in which she helped desegregate radio, to performing at the Apollo, to her civil rights work, Vaughan was truly a force—paving the way for women of color in the music scene and beyond. This book traces a true success story, and it's inspiring.

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Classic Silk Tie
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There's nothing quite as dashing as the addition of a simple, black tie to a suit, and Australian label Mr Day offer two classics. The bow-tie and No. 58 Essential tie are both made from 100% silk and feature a delicate ribbed texture. Taking style tips from ultimate gentleman Paul Newman, the design of this tie will never go out of style.

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Grafted: Plants by Kohei Oda, Pots by Adam Silverman
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With 160 pages of photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White, "Grafted" was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. The book is the upshot of two exhibitions by LA-based ceramicist Adam Silverman and award-winning Japanese plant sculptor Kohei Oda, for which the two created over 100 pieces—combining the former's textured pots and the latter's grafted cacti. Separately the artists' works are beautiful, but it's their collaboration (as Glenn Adamson say in his introduction) that proves art has no boundaries.

Haven's Kitchen
Four Sauce Sampler Kit
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Manhattan cooking school and cafe Haven's Kitchen has just released a selection of pre-made savory sauces that you can use at home. The sampler set includes four flavors—Herby Chimichurri, Peanut Lemongrass, Kale Walnut Pesto, and Red Pepper Romesco—which are all gluten-free and non-GMO. Three are vegan as well—the pesto not included. These tasty, healthy sauces might just encourage at-home culinary adventures.

Glyder
Perfect Styptic Balm
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Packed in an easy-to-grip and retractable tube, Glyder's hygienic Perfect Styptic Balm works on fresh shaving cuts. Their patent-pending formula uses anti-hemorrhagic agents which decreases post-shave bleeding, and incorporates healing ingredients like Aloe Vera, vitamin E and argan oil. It's a practical and travel-ready balm.

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Mint Matcha
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As matcha enthusiasts, we're certainly partial to a traditionally brewed green tea, but understand that there isn't always time for the full ceremony. Of all the bottled iterations we've tried, there's no doubt that MatchaBar's mint matcha is our favorite. With a bold flavor and a refreshing twist, it's available in packs of 12 (10-ounce bottles) and provides that combination of caffeine and L-Theanine that matcha-drinkers appreciate.

Slow Factory
"NO" Cap
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100% eco-friendly and fair-trade, this cap by Slow Factory is part of their Resist collection—and introduces a new, alternative voice in the politicized red hat movement. The cap is made in the USA and boldly embroidered "NO."—with that all-important period in place to reminds us that this one word can be a complete sentence.

Tank Garage Winery
2014 Roll The Bones Cabernet Sauvignon
$55

If you're looking for a show-stopping wine to bring to a BBQ, Tank Garage Winery's 2014 Roll the Bones Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California (with a "kiss" of Napa Valley Merlot) has you covered in full-bodied, supple richness as well as a unique handpainted label—both sure to make an impression. Recommended with fresh-off-the-grill burgers and rooftop sunsets.

Zimmerman
Turkish Towel + Carrier
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This black and white handwoven Aegean cotton towel can handle all summer beach and picnic needs. Moreover, it's easy to carry on all your adventures thanks to a leather carrying harness. With antique brass hardware, the carrier makes it easy to throw the towel over your shoulder—whether trudging from the car or train, or if you're riding your bike.

Herschel
Keith Haring Voyage Poncho
$70

Herschel's newest collaboration (released today) is with the estate of the beloved iconic pop artist Keith Haring. Our pick from the bag and outerwear collection, a cute and practical poncho features a wind-resistant and water-repellent coating, as well as a snap closure at the neck. Available for all genders, the poncho's charming print emits cheer even on the rainiest of days.

Ann Ringstand
Scented Travel Candle Collection
$45

Handmade in Sweden, Ann Ringstand's delicious candles fill your home with calm, alluring scent. For those who want to take that away with them, it's easy: the brand now offers a set of three candles in travel-sizes. A little larger than a tea light, each candle comes in its own tin and burns for five hours. The three fragrances: Ground, Gather, and Touch are all soft and warm but each boasts different notes—from citrus to pepper to cedar. Price is in Euros.

Echo + Richard Allan
"Elegance" Silk Scarf
$200

A silk scarf is a pragmatic accessory for all seasons—whether worn as a neck-tie in fall, or to tie your hair up in summer, it's a useful piece. Clothing and accessories brand Echo New York collaborated with scarf designer Richard Allan for a range of eight patterned silk twill scarves, each of which lend a little pizazz to any look. Our pick is the "Elegance" design, where black swirls on white create a simple but striking design. The black border adds extra sophistication.

Strongbody
Pulse Elite T-Shirt
$98

Made from tech-forward odor-fighting and moisture-wicking fabric (complete with chafe-free seams), Strongbody's Elite Pulse T-shirt is ideal for workouts but slick enough to wear to the bar or office too. Thanks to its wrinkle-resistant material, this top will keep its shape even after it's been in a gym bag. Available in six colorways, each boasts a contrast mesh panel at the back.

NOAH
Harbor Military Shirt
$228

Made in the USA, this pale pink, sailboat-patterned shirt by NOAH is nothing if not jaunty. Constructed from 100% cotton, custom-printed Japanese twill, this high-quality piece is both durable and breathable. With three pockets, it's also functional and retro in design. This shirt is traditionally for men, but its boxy shape makes it appropriate for all genders.

Orlebar Brown
Beautiful Destinations Miami Beach Swim Shorts
$345

Tailored swim short-maker Orlebar Brown's OB Classic Bulldog suit gets three new visuals through a partnership with travel community and creative agency Beautiful Destinations. Known for their awe-inspiring social media presence, Beautiful Destinations—and founders Jeremy and Tom Jauncey—contributed an image of Bali, Moorea and Miami Beach to this exclusive capsule collection. As expected, the OB Classic Bulldog features everything we love about the brand: 100% quick-drying polyamide fabric, signature adjustable side-fasteners, and a slender fit. All the materials were sourced in Europe, where the suit is produced.

Face Halo
Face Halo Pads
$22

Unlike alcohol-based wipes that remove make-up but clog the environment, Face Halo is a reusable pad that utilizes microfiber technology and water to get your skin squeaky clean. The ultra-fine fibers are specially engineered to lift impurities while gently exfoliating your face, and you can toss the dirty pad into the washing machine up to 200 times before finally throwing it away—it’s better for you and the earth.

Barnana
Organic Chocolate Banana Brittle
$10

Barnana has come to make a name for themselves as a brand "upcycling" organic bananas that don't have the perfect look but taste perfectly fine. While minimizing food waste, they've also developed a series of delicious banana-based snacks. Our personal favorite, Organic Banana Brittle is made of thin, crisp laters of the fruit and chocolate. It's also USDA Organic, non-GMO project verified, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free—meaning it can be enjoyed by just about everyone.

Frank Kerdil
Line-Up Vase
$65

Designed by Frank Kerdil, this set of two vases can be placed together in various ways—each of which promises to be striking. Handmade from colored glass, the Line-Up Vase—with its black, white, red, blue and yellow columns—has a certain retro vibe, but is anything but kitsch. These are architectural, yet functional.

Slow Factory
First Amendment Flight Jacket
$200

Made by ethical fashion brand Slow Factory, this official US Navy MA-1 flight jacket is printed with the First Amendment in Arabic and English. The unisex, reversible jacket displays the text in silver on black in Arabic; black on orange in English. While you can wear your politics on your sleeve, Slow Factory is also donating $20 from the sale of each jacket to the ACLU to continue their hard work protecting civil liberties of Americans.

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Ash Shakur: Never Alone
London-based Ash Shakur shares a properly uplifting message in his new track "Never Alone," which is impeccably produced by Scf Beats. The glittery song is intended for listeners who feel isolated and lonely, "When it feels like everything is over...
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Vale, Chester Bennington
Linkin Park vocalist and clearly beloved human, Chester Bennington has died, leaving behind a legacy. The band's take on nü-metal-influenced rock, in their debut Hybrid Theory was grand and dynamic—with excellent, crisp production. (That record garnered...
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Nine Inch Nails: This Isn't The Place
Hot off a riveting "Twin Peaks" cameo performance, Nine Inch Nails have released a second track, "This Isn't The Place," from tomorrow's forthcoming EP Add Violence. As the song's atmosphere thickens on piano progressions, an emotional climax (one...
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EDITORIAL
Samantha Urbani: Hints And Implications
From her highly anticipated debut solo EP Policies Of Power, Samantha Urbani's '80s-inspired jam "Hints And Implications" is utterly addictive. With plenty of retro touches (including power riffs and that drum machine), it's a punchy track that manages...
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EDITORIAL
Melina Mae: Time Off Work
Before heading out on her tour, Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) released a bunch of "impulsive songs" under the moniker Melina Mae, one being "Time Off Work." The hazy, psychedelic tune is perfectly frowzy—aptly matching the song's title. The lyrics are...
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Mr Jukes feat. Charles Bradley: Grant Green
Featuring the sensationally soulful Charles Bradley, Mr Jukes' "Grant Green" is our pick from his album God First, which officially released today, 14 July. Aptly named after the jazz musician the track samples, the song is spirited and uplifting...
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Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds: Mama D/Leimert Park
From the lush record Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1, by Terrace Martin's supergroup The Pollyseeds, comes "Mama D/Leimert Park"—on which Martin (who produced Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly) plays all the instruments, as well as the vocoder-aided vocals...
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2 Live Crew: Banned in the USA
Fresh Kid Ice aka Chris Wong Won of hardcore rap outfit 2 Live Crew has passed away. The Miami-based group drew plenty of controversy for their wild, sexually explicit lyrics—many of which were remarkably misogynistic—but this also made them poster...
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Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule: Blue Train Lines
From their third studio album Love What Survives (set for release 8 September via Warp Records), Mount Kimbie's "Blue Train Lines" is a minimal, Kraurock-tinged tune with support from King Krule. Spacious but distorted, the dynamic musical layering...
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Mahalia: Sober
Produced by Maths Time Joy, "Sober" is Leicester-born, Birmingham-based singer/songwriter Mahalia's most recent release and it's beautifully sleek and fluid. A little more R&B and boom-bap than her previous releases, it's a smooth and sultry track...
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UPSAHL: Can You Hear Me Now
Phoenix-based Taylor Upsahl—aka UPSAHL—crafts indie-pop-meets-folk (along with her band members) that's sweet without the syrup. The teenage singer/songwriter's most recent single, "Can You Hear Me Now" is about getting out of a failing relationship...

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