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Customizable Hunton Powerboats
Luxury speed machines built by hand in the UK
by David Graver
When UK-based Hunton made their US debut with two customized powerboats in Miami earlier this December, we were quick to scope out the unique, well-designed mix of performance and luxury. These aspirational performance machines are hand-built in...
TECH
Alpinestars' Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists
The new Tech-Air Street System detects crashes and deploys in milliseconds to protect the wearer's vital organs
by Katharine Erwin
Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment...
CULTURE
Interview: Sharon Jones
Talking style, singing and fishing with The Dap-Kings' leading lady
by David Graver
On the heels of her collaboration with Cole Haan, iconic soul singer Sharon Jones—the acclaimed front woman of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—kindly took some time out to speak with us. Cole Haan tapped Jones and the band for an upbeat rendition...
DESIGN
BDDW Ping Pong Table
Designer Tyler Hays expands his Oddities collection with high-end, hardwood fun
by Largetail
Channeling the ethos of the legendary Dieter Rams, designer Jared Spool said, “Good design, when it’s done well, becomes invisible,” and though he is primarily concerned with the digital aspect as a UX engineer and expert, the maxim can certainly...
STYLE
CH for Combatant Gentlemen: Holiday Picks
Two ready to go outfits, whether you're looking to dress up or chill out for the holidays
by Largetail
For the last two years Combatant Gentlemen has sought to help men dress better. They're one of the few American menswear companies that own every element of their production from design to delivery. And their various apparel items, which range from...
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ListenUp
Dent May's Stoned for Christmas, D'Angelo's new album, Mr Twin Sister's disco mix and more in ListenUp this week
by CH Editors
D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah D'Angelo released an incredible new album, Black Messiah, and not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful, it's also poignantly timely. Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas Mississippi-based Dent...
STYLE
Interview: Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young
The NYC-based independent writer/director details the creative process behind her series of short films for Cotton
by Largetail
NYC-based independent filmmaker Ry Russo-Young has three feature films under her screenwriter/directorial belt, which have earned nods like a 2009 Gotham Independent Film Award and 2012 Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Her 2012 film "Nobody Walks...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Santa's fashion makeover, creepy jiggly GIFs, Bond's new set of wheels and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Aaron Draplin's Logo Tutorial Aaron Draplin—owner of Draplin Design Co and creative mind behind the popular Field Notes memo books—documents his design process in a tutorial showing just how much calculation goes into creating the simplest of...
FOOD + DRINK
Gillette Clear Gel's No Sweat Test Thanksgiving
Staying dry from start to finish, while delivering a holiday extravaganza for 30 people
by Largetail
When considering what we think of as a powerful deodorant, one's mind often envisions sports or other high-endurance scenarios where physicality triggers perspiration. But, with stress and heat as stimulants for sweat, there's no better place to...
FOOD + DRINK
Pointy Snout Caviar
Founders Michael Kline and Alexandra Du Cane speak about their sustainable approach to the luxurious treat
by Kat Herriman
Record-high pollution levels and depleted sturgeon populations spurred an outright ban on fishing in the Caspian Sea in the early 2000s, which left the caviar industry flat-footed and desperately in need of a new source. As a means to an alternative...
TECH
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H2 Headphones
Hands-on with the premium audio-maker's new texture-centric on-ear offering
by Hans Aschim
Bang & Olufsen products come with a certain amount of expectation. The Danish audio-maker has established and maintained a reputation for excellence in performance, aesthetic and dependability since its humble beginnings in an attic in the north...

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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
One of the last major American tanneries has been producing high-quality hides for over 100 years

Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...

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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
One of the last major American tanneries has been producing high-quality hides for over 100 years
TECH
Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
How an iPad keeps the naturally curious birds engaged at a California aquarium

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally...

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VIDEO
Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
How an iPad keeps the naturally curious birds engaged at a California aquarium
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
We return to LA to check out the latest in the auto shop's Derelict series of reborn automobiles

A few years ago, we profiled the ICON 4X4 Bronco on a trip to Los Angeles. For our Rare Discoveries Series with The Macallan, we returned to Jonathan Ward's exceptional shop to explore the journey of one of his newer projects: the Derelict Series...

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Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
We return to LA to check out the latest in the auto shop's Derelict series of reborn automobiles

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Highlights from the annual four-day event that transforms the French city into a luminous outdoor art gallery
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Word of Mouth: Food and Drink, Carnaby
From BBQ to six-course tasting menus, the best of the newly transformed London neighborhood
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Tokyo High Low
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Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge
The new-this-year hotel offers a very special experience in a remote location
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Napa Valley's Newton Vineyard
Spanning microclimates and elevation, a look at the heritage estate that puts fruit forward
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Explore Art Basel based on carefully selected recommendations from your social network
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London's First Board Game Café: Draughts
Sip a coffee or pint and get lost in over 500 games

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Anything and everything in our Buy section is great for gifting, but for this holiday season we developed several tailored guides to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family.
Our favorite clothes + accessories on Spring
Our favorite indie finds from Pitch Night
Our limited edition collaborations
Our favorite luxury gifts on Crest and Co.
Wearable Planters
Bike Planters
$45

Using a 3D printer, Atlanta-based designer Colleen Jordan creates small planters that you can wear around your neck or strap to your bike, allowing you to take your favorite succulent on a little adventure.

Crispin Finn
The Bar Is Open (Glow-In-The-Dark Print)
$102

Forget neon—Crispin Finn's three-color silkscreen print shines just as bright when the lights are off. The glow-in-the-dark sign serves as a beacon for those who love a little tipple, and each is hand-printed, dated and embossed.

Abigail Brown
Abigail Brown Textile Art
$473

Made entirely by hand by UK designer Abigail Brown, this sweet little creature will make a colorful addition to any home. Bird watchers, artists and crafters alike will delight in this small ornament made from a mix of recycled and new materials.

Lalique
100 Points Champagne Glasses
$280

A collaboration with esteemed wine critic James Suckling and world renowned crystal maker Lalique, these glasses are made with the intention of serving champagne by the best means possible. Designed in a neo-classical style with engraved ribbing in Lalique’s signature frosted crystal.

Master & Dynamic
MH 40 Over Ear Headphones
$399

Master & Dynamic designs headphones with the audiophile in mind and an obsession with the interaction between sound and creativity. The MH 40 headphones feature heavy grain leather and soft lambskin and a forged aluminum body, with top-notch audio technology for an immersive sound experience.

Barnaby Barford + Nymphenburg
Global Service Plate (Set of 14)
$15,200

Designed by RCA grad and UK artist Barnaby Barford as part of Nymphenburg's porcelain collection, the set of 14 Global Service Plates combine to produce a map of the world. Each set is handcrafted by the master artisans at Nymphenburg, the Munich-based manufacture with over 200 years of history.

Massif Central
Jonas Wood Silk Scarf
$350

Brooklyn-based Massif Central invites contemporary visual artists to consider the silk scarf as their canvas, and their just-released second collection features collaborations with Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin and more. With each in a limited edition of 50, the scarves—like this one from Jonas Wood—look magnificent on the shoulders as they do framed and hung on walls.

NFL
Mitchell & Ness Title Holder Vests
$100

Mitchell & Ness have been purveyors of high quality sporting goods since opening up shop in Philadelphia in 1904. Their Title Holder Vests are a throwback to earlier times, with a retro-styled emblem of your favorite team embroidered across the front. Classy, stylish and sporty all in one.

No Starch Press
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
$20

In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of the similarities between Javascript and natural language—and pushes them to be expressive and elegant in their own way.

Toast
Toast Magazine
$24

Readers won't find restaurant reviews, recipes or overly stylized food porn photos in UK print magazine Toast; the long-form editorial content is neatly focused on personal narratives, artwork, history and other creative celebrations food and drink. This is a magazine to savor in and of itself.

Lillet
Jean de Lillet 2010
$42

The latest limited edition from the acclaimed, elegant French aperitif brand, Jean de Lillet 2010 is created from a combination of the best Sauternes grapes from Bordeaux and an in-house orange liqueur made from the peels of sweet Spanish oranges. Aging in French oak barrels allows for a deeper, rounder taste profile of toasted vanilla in this magical vintage.

Hi Little One
Hi Little One Personalized Tee
$35

Born from designer Nell Lindquist's realization that most baby swag is pretty silly, Hi Little One brings together the sharp, type-driven aesthetic of Lindquist and her sister, Maggie Allen. Pick from thoughtfully personalized, high-quality cottons for babies looking to flaunt their new names, or throw a bone to older siblings who've just had the rug pulled out from under them—AKA, the OG babies of the family.

Alexandra Llewellyn
Pheasant Edition Backgammon
$4,410

An exceptional tribute to the oldest recorded board game in existence, this backgammon set features a hand-lacquered photographic feather playing field encased in Zebrano wood. Duel using pieces made of antique gold and black aluminum, with laser-cut dice that ensure fair play.

Bamford Watch Department x Lexdray
Watch Roll
$95

For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish. Holds up to three watches.

Huang Fei Hong
Hot Chilli Pepper Peanuts 6 Pack
$15

A favorite snack of ours at CH HQ, these spicy Chinese jumbo peanuts from ShanDong are flavored by hot chilli pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns.

Marvel Bar
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
$40

Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve the drink. Once the candle burns out you can use the glass to enjoy an Old Fashioned with the enclosed recipe.

Cool Hunting + byAMT
CH Editions: byAMT Strap Planter
$172

Plants adorn almost every desk at CH HQ, and when we came across byAMT's Strap Planter at ICFF last year we knew we needed to marry our interests. Our signature green hue is painted over the natural leather handle, adding a botanical touch to the the open weave construction. Designed to fit standard 10-inch terra-cotta pots, the planter features copper-plated hardware and is handmade in collaboration with LA-based Mimot Studio in limited quantities in byAMT’s New York City workshop.

Pilot
Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
$9

When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).

Brett Lloyd
Scugnizzi
$25

Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd’s work and commissioned him to further document his experiences, resulting in Scugnizzi, a photobook dedicated to the playful children found throughout the streets of Naples.

Lex Pott
Crown Jewels
$32

Rising Dutch designer Lex Pott explores real value versus nominal value with these Crown Jewel rings. Each is constructed from a coin reduced to its outside diameter, forever altering its original form and worth.

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CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends (Live at Woodstock)
The world lost one its most distinct voices today with the passing of Joe Cocker. The 70-year-old Sheffield, England native was known for his raspy, bluesy style. His breakthrough came with a cover of The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Red Bull Music: 20 Before 15
Leading up to the end of the year, Red Bull Music Academy drew together 20 tracks from artists they've worked with over the past year. Spanning genres and notoriety, the list represents the diversity evident in today's music scene where the line between...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Mr Twin Sister: Lonely Disco Dancer Mix
Five-piece New York band Mr Twin Sister had a pretty crazy 2014: a name change, an album release, and opening for Julian Casablancas. As an end-of-year gift, they've put together an uplifting hour-long mix that shows off their music tastes (which involve...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Joan Jett: Bad Reputation
Joan Jett is undoubtedly the queen of rock and roll. And while her tribute-turned-bar-anthem expressing her love for the genre might be her most popular song, "Bad Reputation" is arguably her best. This week the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah
Fourteen years since his last record, D'Angelo has finally released his incredible new album, Black Messiah. Not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful album (as always expected from the singer/songwriter/instrumentalist), it's also poignantly...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas
"Tis the season to be high / So fill my cup to top / Light me up till I'm hot." A true indie alternative to the Mariah Carey, Wham and Frank Sinatra that takes over department store PA systems during the holiday season is Mississippi-based Dent May...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Top 100 Vinyl Releases of 2014
London's The Vinyl Factory has published their Top 100 Vinyl Releases of 2014, and as expected from this annual treat, it's a penetrating look at the year's 7”s, 10”s, 12”s, EPs, LPs and box sets. Many of the artists we've covered throughout our year...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Baby Alpaca: Roller Coaster
In advance of next year's forthcoming EP, Brooklyn duo Baby Alpaca has released a beautiful new (and sexually charged) track, "Roller Coaster." It's been almost a year since the band dropped a new track, and this is well worth the wait, as melody meets...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Babe Rainbow: Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong
Nearly seven years after their last collaboration, experimental music label Ghostly International and Cartoon Network’s weird cousin [Adult Swim] are set to release their second free album, Ghostly Swim 2. Ghostly describes the upcoming 13-track compilation...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Taxie: Rock Don't Stop
As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Twin Shadow: Turn Me Up
In 2010 George Lewis Jr released his first album as Twin Shadow. Seemingly pulled out of the '80s New Wave scene with startling accuracy, Lewis captivated audiences with his 2012 follow-up Confess, along with a string of noteworthy, memorable performances...