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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Beautifully designed book covers, powerful news photos, the color of the year and more
by CH Editors
1. 25 Powerful News Photos From 2016 This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world's biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there's been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps...
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KARA's Smaller Accessories, With a Twist
The cult backpack brand sizes down to miniature wallets with modern carabiners
by Nara Shin
For sporting no brand name or logo whatsoever, KARA backpacks are incredibly easy to spot in the wild—the thick, luxurious pebble grained leather, a single Riri zipper, the tiny square shape. It's this brazenly minimalist look that's launched the...
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CH Omakase 2016: Editions de Ré Belt
Getting hands-on with one of our favorite design collaborators
by CH Editors
Rarely does one see a common, everyday item—like a belt buckle—transformed functionally by way of a change to its geometries. That was certainly some of the allure pertaining to the work of Editions de Ré, a design collective founded by Jim Hinz...
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Miami Art Week 2016: Creature Keepers
Animated sculptures that kept us on our toes at the fairs this year
by Karen Day
Ceramic or bronze, old or new, subliminal or overt, this year's Miami Art Week ushered in a range of sculptures which gave off delightfully animated appearances. Visiting the plethora of fairs that are part of the inspiring, week-long event, we saw...
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CH Omakase 2016: Tumi Otis Backpack
Lined with antique Japanese katazome cloth, each of these collaboration bags is unique
by CH Editors
An elevated version of our Otis Backpack, a piece we worked on for several months with the team at Tumi, the exclusive CH Omakase bags are each unique. With every detail considered, the Otis is our best carry-all yet—made from high-quality coated canvas...
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CH Omakase 2016: From The Road
Exquisite accessories made sustainably by artisans all over the world
by CH Editors
We’ve admired Susan Easton’s work at From the Road for many years, following her exotic travels and stories of the artisans she works with to create items of exquisite quality, craft and soul. Sustainably made using all-natural methods by skilled...
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CH Omakase 2016: Jon Burgerman Sticker Collection
Charming critters comprise a vibrant set of adhesive artwork you can't get anywhere else
by CH Editors
To call Jon Burgerman a CH favorite would be an understatement; we've been following the UK-born, NY-based artist and designer since 2005. His work frequently incorporates vibrant, playful characterizations—dilemmas such as "Which do I like better...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Musicality
Records, storage, books, instruments, tech gadgets, collectibles and more for the sound lovers
by CH Editors
The world may feel very divided this holiday season, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that music possesses a type of magical power that can unite, inspire and entertain us all. Whether punk rock or easy listening is your jam, there...
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CH Omakase 2016: Ember Mug
Control the temperature of your coffee or tea with this app-connected item
by CH Editors
A few degrees makes a big difference in the flavor and pleasure of your morning beverage, plus nobody wants to discard a coffee but when the last few sips are cold and stale, there's no avoiding it. With the CH Omakase Ember Mug this ceases to...
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INFINITI Takes Their Q60 to Havana
Executive design director Alfonso Albaisa traces his roots in Cuba, while bringing the first US car to the country in 58 years
by Josh Rubin
Growing up in Miami, INFINITI's executive design director Alfonso Albaisa is Cuban, yet is also (in his words) a "product of the United States." Despite the tie to his homeland being built on his parents' and family's stories and photographs rather...
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CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
Made with vintage katazome fabric, these shoes were made in edition of 50 and no two pairs are the same
by CH Editors
It's no secret how much we love indigo here at Cool Hunting. We've worked with Cole Haan for many years, admiring their technical innovations, accessibility, comfort, and the great people behind them. The kinds of people who, instead of laughing at...

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CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
Made with vintage katazome fabric, these shoes were made in edition of 50 and no two pairs are the same

It's no secret how much we love indigo here at Cool Hunting. We've worked with Cole Haan for many years, admiring their technical innovations, accessibility, comfort, and the great people behind them. The kinds of people who, instead of laughing at...

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CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
Made with vintage katazome fabric, these shoes were made in edition of 50 and no two pairs are the same
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The Haas Brother's "King Dong Come" at R & Company
An exhibition of otherworldly creatures in sculptural form

Exceptional exhibitions are often entirely transportive; removing attendees from normalcy and delivering them to otherness. It can be done subtly, of course, but the route artistic duo The Haas Brothers have taken with "King Dong Come" is anything...

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The Haas Brother's "King Dong Come" at R & Company
An exhibition of otherworldly creatures in sculptural form
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Jaguar I-PACE Electric Performance SUV Concept
The brand presents its debut electric vehicle in a first-of-its-kind VR experience

Jaguar, never shy about launching its vehicles, debuted the I-PACE, their first electric model, in an elaborate live VR and video experience with 66 people participating in LA and London. The production version of the performance SUV concept will be...

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Jaguar I-PACE Electric Performance SUV Concept
The brand presents its debut electric vehicle in a first-of-its-kind VR experience

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Amphoto Books
Overview: A New Perspective of Earth
$26

Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant's new book "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth" mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite photographs. The results are incredibly compelling—showing the wondrous ways in which the world is actually intertwined and connected. And, as the title makes clear, the photos oftentimes reveal an unexpected perspective.

Stone Island
Garment-Dyed Indigo Sweatshirt
$345

Hewn from 100% cotton, this soft indigo crewneck was made with comfort in mind. Its slightly blasted aesthetic stems from a garment-dying process process, where the whole product receives dye after it's been assembled. Sporting both a kangaroo pocket and zippered chest pocket, as well as a ribbed crewneck and cuffs, it's a decidedly functional and contemporary take on a classic.

MeFoto
Air Travel Tripods
$125

Starting at just two pounds in weight, MeFoto's collection of Air travel tripods are a globetrotting photographer's dream. Each of the portable designs is constructed from lightweight aluminum, and features a HyperLock leg lock system that makes set-up a snap. Whether you choose Backpacker, Roadtrip, Globetrotter or Walkabout, each is Arca-Swiss-compatible, comes in in myriad colors and with a handy drawstring bag.

DWR + Tabula Rasa
Banyan Pillows
$350

Designed out of a desire to create personal retreats of comfort, Emily Diamandis' luxe lifestyle brand Tabula Rasa sources the world's finest fibers to create the coziest in clothing and home furnishings. It's for this reason that Design Within Reach tapped the knitwear expert, and their collaborative Banyan Pillows are a textural work of art. Each is hand-knitted using a contrast of Italian bouclé and a chunky round wool and comes filled with high-quality feathers.

Jimbob Art
"Will Play Keys For Cheese" Plate
$34

London-based illustrator James Ward—who goes by the moniker Jimbob Art—uses cheeky animal drawings to portray humans' innate desires. "I Will Play Keys for Cheese" is the perfect sentiment for the turophile in your life. Each eight-inch bone china plate is fired at a studio in the UK's renowned potteries town of Stoke-on-Trent and is dishwasher safe.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen + Yayoi Kusama
$35

Despite being born over a century apart, and in Denmark and Japan respectively, Hans Christian Andersen and Yayoi Kusama are an ideal match in this version of Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." Kusama's always beautiful illustrations—squiggly patterns and wild creatures—complementing the magical and heartbreaking fairytale. This is one for kids of all ages, but remember the original ending of this story is different than the Disney one.

Victor Moscoso
The Grateful Dead Original Poster
$400

The only work created by renowned psychedelic poster artist Victor Moscoso for The Grateful Dead, "Satanic Santa" celebrates the band's two-night residency at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in December 1966, just a year after the band officially formed. This 14 x 20" original print is valuable both for fans of the Dead and Moscoso alike; the Spanish-American artist has featured in exhibitions at MoMA and is widely acclaimed for his contributions to the underground comic book "Zap."

Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run
$20

Whether delivering his profoundly heart-wrenching lyrics in "Streets of Philadelphia" or recounting the joy of youth in "Glory Days," Bruce Springsteen has always been a masterful storyteller. 2016 sees The Boss fantastically tackle long-form writing with his 508-page autobiography "Born To Run." Springsteen spent seven years writing the book, which starts with him as a guitar player conquering his boardwalk town of Asbury Park and continues through to today, offering an honest look at how this "gun for hire" became the legend that he is.

FORM Arcosanti
Patron Package for Two
$2,300

Save the date for 12-14 May, 2017: a weekend to experience live music in one of the most unique settings—Paolo Soleri's experimental architecture built in harmony with the Arizona desert. Founded and run by musicians Hundred Waters, FORM Arcosanti breaks the rules of most festivals out there—an artist's retreat would be a more accurate description. While entrance is only granted through an application process, there are opportunities to help subsidize the incredible line-up (like Four Tet and Skrillex last year)—by purchasing a patron package, which includes comfortable furnishings, and more crucial, access to rare flushing restrooms and hot showers.

Mogees
Mogees Play
$50

Combining a series of apps and a smart vibration sensor, East London-based Mogees has managed to create a tech accessory that transforms any object into a musical instrument. By plugging the device into your smartphone and initiating one of the apps, Mogees can be played within two modes: Pulse or Jam. The former is a rhythm game, and the latter is essentially a set of tools that provide you with all kinds of sounds, loops and rhythms to create your own musical masterpiece. It's also compatible with GarageBans and other MIDI apps.

Richard Brendon
Arc Tea For One
$293

British bone china specialist Richard Brendon is known for teacups, coffee mugs and saucers which perfectly blend traditional crafts with modern graphics. The art deco-inspired Arc Tea for One set is hand-painted by artisans in England's illustrious pottery town of Stoke-on-Trent, and features a striking asymmetrical design in matte black and burnished gold.

The Vinyl Factory
Bill Viola: The Talking Drum
$635

Originally recorded in an empty swimming pool on the cusp of the '80s in Buffalo, New York, "The Talking Drum" is a previously unreleased sonic compositions by groundbreaking video artist Bill Viola. Newly restored by Viola's studio and pressed onto 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, this incredible limited edition of 100—each signed and numbered by Viola—includes original archive photography, an essay by Astra Price and the original program notes and invitation from a 1979 Composers Inside Electronics performance.

Bang & Olufsen
BeoSound 2
$1,895

Bang & Olufsen is forever on a mission to recreate the sound an artist hears in the recording studio and deliver it to the comfort of your living room. The 91-year-old Danish speaker company has proven themselves through various iterations, from compact to complex, and their most recent product continues that legacy. The beautiful BeoSound 2 offers 360-degree sound performance and best of all, features integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn while supporting Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA.

Beatup Creations
David Bowie Portrait Plate
$39

LA-based artist Angela Rossi turns antiquated porcelain plates and other formal dining wares and turns them into modern works of art through clever mixed-media portraits. Our favorite features David Bowie, but music fans can choose from Prince, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious, Patti Smith and more, in varying shapes and sizes.

Three Potato Four
Do Your Best Pennant
$16

Some of us need a little extra motivation to get out of bed on the best of days, so hanging this "Do Your Best" pennant somewhere you can see when you wake up isn't a bad idea. It's also a great reminder that your best can vary day to day, so it's important to practice self care on the days you're just not feeling it. Available in blue, black, orange or yellow, this felt flag is made in the United States and measures seven by 21 inches.

Kate Bush
"Before The Dawn" Live Album Vinyl Box-Set
$55

When singer Kate Bush took the stage for a 22-date residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo, fans around the world rejoiced. The sometimes reclusive songstress delivered a multi-media performance of epic proportions. Now, for those who were not able to attend, comes a 29-track, four-LP vinyl box-set wherein no tracks have been re-recorded or overdubbed. It's a magnificent capture of the artists' theatrical pop that enchants with each moment.

Korg
Korg iWavestation
$20

Most serious musicians spend an equally serious amount of time on the road, lugging around heavy equipment. While orchestra players may forever be doomed to carry weighty cases, electronic musicians can rest a little easier with Korg's iWavestation, a modern take on the beloved synthesizer first introduced in 1990. Mix and morph on the go with this iPad/iPhone app, which powers the same tech as the classic in a tinier punch.

The Lot Radio
Classic T-Shirt
$25

Founded by Belgian photographer-turned-DJ Francois Vaxelaire, The Lot Radio is Brooklyn's internet radio station housed in a shipping container complete with a coffee kiosk. More than just a place for discovering music, The Lot serves as a community space where like-minded souls have a place to gather and exchange ideas of all sorts. Their classic T-shirt is the perfect way to show support for this ongoing passion project.

Daptone Records
Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings "It's a Holiday Soul Party" LP
$10

While Sharon Jones sadly is no longer be with us, her vast repertoire of soulful tunes remains. A new limited edition pressing of her (along with the Dap Kings, of course) "It's A Holiday Soul Party," on green vinyl, offers the ideal opportunity to connect with her zest this holiday season. Supported by her acclaimed band, Jones joyously delivers 11 holiday songs, both original and traditional. It's funky, powerful and lots of fun for all kinds of festivities.

DooStuff
Prince Purple Rain Tribute Pin
$20

With hard purple enamel and gold plating, this tribute pin for the iconic musical mastermind Prince carries plenty of personality with a luxe edge—much like the man himself. Music fans have long sported pins and patches to show their dedication to the ones they love, but with Prince's passing this year it's never been more emotional to celebrate his immense contribution. This made-in-the-USA item affixes itself by way of posts with rubber pin backs.

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The-Dream: Love You to Death
With an ode to Rihanna and just a few other tracks, The-Dream's EP Love You to Death was just released and, despite the singer/songwriter's ability to perfect the pop song for others (never forget he wrote "Umbrella" and "Single Ladies"), it's all...
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EDITORIAL
Electric Guest: Dear To Me
It's three years since Electric Guest's LP Good America was released, and now the LA-based four-piece is back with "Dear To Me." The '70s-inspired tune features HAIM on guest vocals, and it's a dreamy, synth-y treat. With sweet lyrics including "When...
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EDITORIAL
Raleigh Ritchie: Unicron Loev
From his EP Mind The Gap, which is set for release 16 December, comes Raleigh Ritchie's "Unicron Loev." The British singer/songwriter (aka Jacob Anderson, aka Grey Worm from GoT) has made a departure from the R&B-influenced tracks on his debut record...
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EDITORIAL
Joe Goddard: Lose Your Love
Joe Goddard (a solo artist and member of Hot Chip and The 2 Bears) recently released his track "Lose Your Love" which is a house- and pop-influenced, dance delight along with a a six-minute video directed by Fred Rowson. The piece emulates a low-budget...
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EDITORIAL
Temples: Certainty (Franz Ferdinand Remix)
British band Temples' track "Certainty" (their first release since a 2014 debut record) began its life as a synth-tinged, psychedelic tune, but has just been given a rework by Franz Ferdinand. The reimagining is more electronic—that's obvious within...
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EDITORIAL
Justice: Fire
From French duo Justice's third LP Woman (released this month) comes the video "Fire." Taking tips directly from the album name, the Pascal Teixeira-directed video stars one of America's favorite women, Susan Sarandon, in a retro-vibed clip that channels...
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EDITORIAL
Burial: Young Death
The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since 2013's EP Rival Dealer...
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EDITORIAL
Bilal feat. Big K.R.I.T.: Pleasure Toy
While Bilal's gorgeous In Another Life was released last year, the visuals for the record have continued to appear throughout 2016, with "Pleasure Toy" being the latest. The Hans Elder-directed video is full of cosmic, Afrocentric style and is a perfect...
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EDITORIAL
Georgia feat. Caroline Polachek: Ama Yes Uzume
Beyond the synth and strings, it's hard to place the exact sonic origins of what comes together in New York duo Georgia's stunning experimental track "Ama Yes Uzume." That is, of course, except for the magnificent guest vocals by Chairlift's Caroline...
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EDITORIAL
Sylvan Esso: Kick Jump Twist
Sylvan Esso (aka Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) keep experimenting with each new release, the most recent being "Kick Jump Twist," the B-side to "Radio." The track begins gently enough, but becomes frenetic at times, a facet that's offset by Meath...
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EDITORIAL
Prince: Moonbeam Levels
Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician's dazzling vocals. From...

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