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New music by Shabazz Palaces, M83, Wilco and more this week
by CH Editors
Jamila Woods feat. Chance the Rapper: LSD Jamila Woods' soulful single "LSD," which features fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper, has received an official music video—and the team behind the visually stunning spot happens to be aspiring filmmakers...
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Freelance achievement stickers, Prince's own purple, the science of magic mushrooms and more
by CH Editors
1. Understanding the Natural Chemicals Within Magic Mushrooms Since 1968, scientists have explored the enzymatic process in magic mushrooms that produces its active chemical, psilocybin. Not until a brand new study—published in the German journal...
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COOL HUNTING Omakase 2017
Our program of never-seen-before, limited edition, not-yet-available and collaboratively designed gifts
by CH Editors
We're proud to announce the 2017 edition of 2017 CH Omakase, our second annual collection of holiday gifts, is now available for purchase. Last year we debuted our COOL HUNTING Omakase collection—a holiday gift box of epic proportions, filled with...
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Peninsula Classics Best of the Best 2017
A 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta with coach-work by Pininfarina takes this year’s prize
by Josh Rubin
The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best was created in 2016 by the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group to add a layer of celebration on top of the world’s most important vintage car awards. It’s a complement to The Quail Motorsports Gathering which...
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“Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” at Mullin Automotive Museum
A comprehensive look at one of the most revered automakers in history
by CH Contributor
by Andrew Maness Tucked away in a nondescript warehouse in an industrial park 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Oxnard, California, is the Mullin Automotive Museum. The unusual location is rather fitting for the current exhibit filling the well...
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BlackTail's Gangsterismo Era Cocktail Menu
On their first anniversary, the "Best New American Cocktail Bar" introduces an engaging narrative-driven menu and drinks
by David Graver
At this year's Tales of the Cocktail—the largest and most prestigious spirits and cocktail trade show in the US—New York City's BlackTail at Pier A took home the award for "Best New American Cocktail Bar." It wasn't much of a surprise as the gentleman...
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Upstate New York's The DeBruce Inn
A 14-room lodge and restaurant showcasing the best of the state's wilderness
by Nara Shin
For New Yorkers googling "Livingston Manor," the bar in downtown Brooklyn pops up first, before the hamlet in upstate New York. It's likely due to proximity but also maybe the search engine algorithm doubts interest in a town whose population clocked...
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Roman and Williams for eBay Collective
Rare, inspiring pieces selected by the award-winning design firm
by David Graver
In October 2016, eBay Collective launched as a destination for fine art and interior design. An e-commerce platform with rigorous guidelines and harboring one-of-a-kind objects, it grew into a resource for both consumers and designers. Celebrated design...
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The Native Hotel, Malibu
Design firm Folklor breathes new life into a charmed property
by CH Contributor
by Adam Robb The faint lettering of the former Malibu Riviera Motel's logo peeks out beneath the roadside signage now in use by The Native Hotel. The newest illumination in the sleepy coastal town's night sky, rising from a thicket of palm trees...
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Dusen Dusen Home Collection
A colorful, comfortable third collection of pillows, towels and more
by Katie Olsen
Known for their bright, playful designs, Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen has just released its third Home Collection and, as expected, it's bold but comfortable. Inspired by the brain's reaction to movement, color, and contrast, founder and designer...
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Hair Oils for All Genders
After a summer of sun and sea, nourish your tresses with these products
by CH Editors
No matter your gender or hair type, there's an oil out there for you. Chances are it's also better for your tresses than several other products that offer short-term benefits, but in the long run end up building up on your hair and leaving it drab...

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Peninsula Classics Best of the Best 2017
A 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta with coach-work by Pininfarina takes this year’s prize

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best was created in 2016 by the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group to add a layer of celebration on top of the world’s most important vintage car awards. It’s a complement to The Quail Motorsports Gathering which...

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Peninsula Classics Best of the Best 2017
A 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta with coach-work by Pininfarina takes this year’s prize
DESIGN
“Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” at Mullin Automotive Museum
A comprehensive look at one of the most revered automakers in history

by Andrew Maness Tucked away in a nondescript warehouse in an industrial park 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Oxnard, California, is the Mullin Automotive Museum. The unusual location is rather fitting for the current exhibit filling the well...

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“Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique” at Mullin Automotive Museum
A comprehensive look at one of the most revered automakers in history
DESIGN
Roman and Williams for eBay Collective
Rare, inspiring pieces selected by the award-winning design firm

In October 2016, eBay Collective launched as a destination for fine art and interior design. An e-commerce platform with rigorous guidelines and harboring one-of-a-kind objects, it grew into a resource for both consumers and designers. Celebrated design...

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Roman and Williams for eBay Collective
Rare, inspiring pieces selected by the award-winning design firm

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Rikumo
Sasawashi Slippers
$67

Room shoes are Japanese home essentials and a tradition growing more common in the Western world. Crafted from Sasawashi fabric, these Osaka-made slippers from Rikumo absorb moisture (and odors) and won't pill. Best of all, of course, they are comfortable to slip into after a long day.

Interscope
Limited Edition "DAMN" Vinyl
$31

The red lettering on the album cover of Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio record DAMN now has a complementary limited edition translucent red vinyl pressing. With only 2000 copies, the two-LP record will surely sell out. One of the strongest music offerings of the year, DAMN could and should be enjoyed across various formats.

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Perfect Putty
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Founded by Cutler Brooklyn's Tyson Kennedy—the hairdresser who doesn't look like a hairdresser, maybe due to his other life as a rock musician—the Fatboy styling line started with this creamy homemade putty that he created for his own hair. A casual, effortless look comes easily, with equally nonchalant packaging. Fatboy has recently added a shampoo and conditioner set to their roster, too.

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"I Fought the Law" Photo Book
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Part trivia, part photo book, Olivia Locher's new "I Fought the Law: Photographs by Olivia Locher of the Strangest Laws from Each of the 50 States" is both pretty and witty. Explore the weird and wild laws (some of which still stand) from all over the States—for instance, in Connecticut pickles must bounce in order to be considered pickles officially. With a foreword by poet Kenneth Goldsmith, it's a highly entertaining book.

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Carefully bush-dyed by Anindilyakwa women living in the remote Groote Eylandt Archipelago—an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, about 391 miles from Darwin—each North Home robe is unique. The process is one full of rich history and creativity—using native roots, leaves, bark and berries to color the 100% silk pieces. Best of all, the company channels all profits from sales directly back into the organization in order to continue relationships with indigenous art centers and communities, contributing to their financial gain. Price is in AUD.

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To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Staple Design collaborated with Cole Haan on these 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite + Staple Design sneakers. Featuring a breathable knit upper on the comfy Grand.OS midsole, the dress shoe styled sneakers come in marbled grey-on-grey with deep pink highlights—the classic Staple Pigeon colorway.

Adam Selman + Le Specs
Last Lolita Sunglasses
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Designed in collaboration with Le Specs, Adam Selman's collection of sunglasses is nothing if not eye-catching and bold. The future-retro Last Lolita shades are sharp cat-eye shapes and come in five colorways. Crafted with quality, these sunglasses offer maximum UV protection with category three lenses.

Penguin Random House
Things Are What You Make of Them
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From CH favorite Adam J Kurtz comes another book of positive vibes: "Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives." Entirely handwritten on perforated tear-and-share pages, the book is full of advice, inspiration and empathy for creatives of all kinds. In Kurtz's classic style, it's cheeky and funny, but ultimately kind, generous and empowering. If you're feeling a creative block, open at any page.

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Royal Fern's Phytoactive Cleansing Balm is unlike any other we've used. The soft gel-like balm feels at first like a regular face cleanser, but once applied it doesn't foam or become milky. Made with green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C from Acerola cherry, and jojoba oil, it's nourishing and gentle—but cleans the skin without stripping it. Rich in antioxidants, this luxurious product is free of parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, detergents and synthetic colors. Price is in Euros.

Little Lovely Company
Brontosaurus Lamp
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Free from BPA, lead and phthalate, this happy little dinosaur will brighten up any child's room. Providing a soft glow, the pale gray Brontosaurus can be used as a nightlight, thanks to its clever internal self-timer which switches itself off after 15 minutes. Running on LR44 batteries (which come included), this dino light should last for 20 hours before needing new batteries. Price is in Euros.

Chronicle Books
It's Great to Create
$12

NYC-based artist Jon Burgerman has just released a fun and inspiring activity book called "It's Great to Create: 101 Fun Creative Exercises for Everyone." Perfect for anybody who wants to unleash their artistic side, but isn't sure where to start, Burgerman's book offers lots of ideas—from making art with cereal, combining several markers to create a "Megapenopolis," to adding googly eyes to just about anything, there are plenty of off-beat and entertaining ideas.

Verloop
Borders Colorblock Knit Throw
$98

Available in four different (but equally cheery) colorways, Verloop's "Borders" colorblock knitted throw is ideal for autumn's transitional weather. Complete with handmade pom-poms at the corners, the blanket has a playful edge, but it's certainly at home in an adult house.

Goodlife + American Trench
Natural Dye Crew Tee
$65

Available in two worn-in looking colorways (weathered red or summer blue), each Natural Dye Crew Tee by Goodlife + American Trench is slightly different, thanks to the process. From afar the color looks solid, but on closer inspection, you can see subtle and charming variations—showing off the natural dyeing technique. The 50/50 blend of American-grown Supima cotton and modal makes for a very soft and comfortable fit, and they are manufactured in Los Angeles, but hand-dyed in Philadelphia.

Silver Piston
Commonwealth Ring
$800

Hobo nickel coin carver Steve West has added to his repertoire of unique jewelry with two Commonwealth Rings. Both feature a sterling silver exterior with a Venetian finish. One, however, is lined with 14K gold and the other 14k rose gold. For such a subtle handmade accessory, there's notable nuances that really make each and every ring distinct.

District Vision
Kaishiro Running Sunglasses
$200

After two years of development and testing with NYC-based athletes and Japanese engineers, District Vision's running sunglasses are functional and stylish. Instead of wearing goggle-style shades when you jog, now you can wear performance sunnies that are light and comfortable while also striking in appearance. Featuring a hypoallergenic adjustable nosepad, the sunglasses weigh just 22 grams. They offer many styles but our pick is this brand-new green colorway of their Kaishiro frame.

Flight 001
4-In-1 Power Adapter
$25

Compact and usable in 150+ countries, this travel adaptor is four plugs in one. Color-coded to be extra easy to use (thanks to the included map), it's made of ABS plastic. Since it breaks apart, you can travel with the entire piece (if going to multiple countries) or simply take the one adaptor needed.

Dey Street Books
Meet Me in the Bathroom
$15

Lizzy Goodman's "Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011" ($15) is the incredible story of NYC's explosive music scene in the early 2000s—in which bands like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and more were propelled into fame. The behind-the-scenes insights are from some 200 interviews with musicians, journalists, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, DJs and more. It's a fascinating read—full of gossip—and not just for rock enthusiasts.

Lekue
Stackable Popsicle Molds
$18

Made from BPA-free platinum silicone, this set of four stackable popsicle molds is practical and kind to the environment. Create all kinds of flavored frozen treats (including healthier options) on your own or take tips from the accompanying recipe booklet that includes ideas for lactose- and gluten-free options. Dishwasher-safe and ideal for summer months, they are available from the MoMA Store.

ASKET
The Sweatshirt
$85

Made from 100% Egyptian cotton, The Sweatshirt by Stockholm-based ASKET is a tailored, sophisticated take on the classic American football player uniform. Its neckline is reinforced with lycra in order to stave off that saggy, sloppy look that oftentimes comes with a well-worn piece. Made to be slim-fitting, it's available in XS through XL in navy, gray or black.

Hammamas
Luxe Aegean Cotton Blanket
$125

Woven on old looms with pure Aegean cotton, this blanket is soft—and only gets softer with each wash, thanks to the high-quality Turkish cotton. This particular design can be used as a throw or a beach blanket (and is quick-drying). It measures 240cm by 200cm (or more than seven-and-a-half feet by six-and-a-half). Featuring hand-tied tassels, this is a classic piece for use on the sand or couch. Price is in AUD.

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The Dodos: Mirror Fake
As part of the compilation Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia featuring Hamilton Leithauser, Mac DeMarco, Heems, and more, comes The Dodos' "Mirror Fake." It's a gentle tune full of melancholy, but there's a sense of hope that also permeates...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
James Holden + the Animal Spirits: Pass Through the Fire
An epic six-and-a-half minutes of sonic exploration, "Pass Through the Fire" marks a return for electronic artist James Holden. Here, he melds digital merriment with folk sensibilities in a psychedelic jam band swirl. Holden actually worked with a...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Shabazz Palaces feat. Thaddillac: Shine a Light
Dropping not one but two albums today, Shabazz Palaces' Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines seemingly condense the hip-hop duos' tremendous talents into a diverse sonic landscape. From the former LP, "Shine a Light...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Jamila Woods feat. Chance the Rapper: LSD
Jamila Woods' soulful single "LSD," which features fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper, has received an official music video—and the team behind the visually stunning spot happens to be aspiring filmmakers from Chicago Public Schools who entered...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Wilco: All Lives, You Say?
In response to Charlottesville and the use of "all lives matter," which ignorantly misses the meaning behind "Black Lives Matter," Wilco has released "All Lives, You Say?." All proceeds from the relatively straightforward acoustic track benefit the...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
M83: Do It, Try It!
After its Sundance Next Fest premiere, David Wilson's video for M83's "Do It, Try It!" has hit the web and it's a wondrous visual display. Following a young protagonist who feels at odds with his family and the depressing fast food restaurant surroundings...
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EDITORIAL
Cut Copy: Standing in the Middle of the Field
The opening track of Cut Copy's forthcoming album Haiku From Zero, "Standing in the Middle of the Field" rises up to big, bright modern disco vibes after a charmed introduction. As the song spins out electronic beauty, lead singer Dan Whitford's vocals...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
QUIÑ feat. SYD: Sticky Situation
From her upcoming second EP Dream Girl, LA-based QUIÑ's "Sticky Situation" features Syd (of The Internet) and is super-breezy and sultry. Complete with immaculate electronic production by Krys$hun, the track illuminates. About an affair that's not...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
The National: Carin at the Liquor Store
With melancholy balladry adrift on guitars and synths, The National's "Carin at the Liquor Store" delivers a thoughtful reflective tale. Casey Reas directed the negative film filtered video, which captures a solemn, emotive performance that tightly...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Glen Campbell: Wichita Lineman
Glen Campbell—singer, musician, songwriter, TV star and more—passed away today, but leaves behind an incredible legacy thanks to his successful career which spanned six decades. Campbell released 70 albums and sold over 45 million records—and in 1968...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Sean Price + DOOM: Negus
In partnership with Adult Swim, iconic and mysterious rapper DOOM will be releasing a new song each week for the next 14 weeks in a new project called The Missing Notebook Rhymes. The first track, "Negus," came out today and (posthumously) features...

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