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Miami Art Week 2017: All The Colors of The Rainbow
ROYGBIV and unlimited variations of the prism throughout paintings and sculptures
by David Graver
Infatuation with all the colors certainly isn't new—rainbows transfix, prisms delight. When the entire spectrum finds itself working together, there's something quite captivating. Color theory is an important element of so many works. Some artists...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: On a Mission
Support underprivileged kids, women in crisis, National Parks and more—all while giving delightful presents
by CH Editors
As each year comes to a close, it's important to remember that we're all in this together. And, while buying presents for loved ones is enjoyable, spreading the love a little further abroad and effecting positive change is even better. With this in...
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Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body
Eight statement-making works about empowerment and reclamation
by David Graver
As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world's institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe...
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Miami Art Week 2017: Emerging Art Platforms
From the Faena's top-tier programming to powerful tangential fairs and festivals involving music performances
by David Graver
It may have begun with Art Basel—and DesignMiami/ might be the most exciting, reasonable and selective show in town—but Miami Art Week continues to expand beyond control. This year, a few emerging platforms stood out, requiring a bit of extra attention...
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Test Drive: 2018 Ford Mustang
A leaner, meaner and more athletic update to the iconic car
by CH Contributor
By Sue Mead When it was first introduced in 1964, the Mustang quickly became a hero and inspired a new class of sporty coupe; the "pony car" was soon chased down the track by followers that included the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Pontiac...
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Bowers + Wilkins Bring HiFi Sound to Volvo
We visit the British audio brand factory and drive the 2018 V90 Cross Country
by CH Contributor
by Andrew Maness It was at the New York International Auto Show a few years back that we developed a keen interest in the British speaker company Bowers + Wilkins. Since getting a quick demo of their system in the then new second generation Volvo...
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David Stark Design's Whimsical, Unexpected Menorahs
Eight functional works of art incorporating everything from doughnuts to paperclips
by David Graver
Known for elaborate gala dinner set pieces, table arrangements of extraordinary depth and creativity, as well as immersive event production and collaborative products, David Stark—founder and creative director of David Stark Design—has just unveiled...
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Nicolas Jaar's new deep cut, a beautiful piece of synth-pop by SHERPA and more in our musical wrap-up
by CH Editors
Nicolas Jaar: Coin in Nine Hands From a deluxe version of Nicolas Jaar's 2016 album Sirens comes an excellent, previously unreleased track called "Coin in Nine Hands." Beginning with a dark and sexy pulsating beat and spoken word lyrics, the song...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
From celebrating failure to Miami Art Week, supermassive black holes, weird animal stories and more
by CH Editors
1. NASA Discovered The Most Distant Black Hole The farthest known supermassive black hole has just been discovered—and the "matter-eating beast" is some 800 million times the mass of the Sun. Because it grew to an immense size just 690 million...
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Lars Jan's "Slow-Moving Luminaries" for the Third Audemars Piguet Art Commission
Bridging the Miami skyline and ocean, a large-scale kinetic installation that commands attention
by David Graver
No piece featured at Art Basel Miami Beach embraces its surroundings quite like Lars Jan's "Slow-Moving Luminaries." The third annual Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Jan's sculptural work carries tremendous complexity as it toys with the ideas of crisis...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Travel Bug
For the wanderers in your life, a bunch of products that will make every vacation and adventure a little easier
by CH Editors
There's no doubt that one of the most exciting delights in the world is traveling. From the feeling of freedom to the tastes, scents, sights and (of course) the people—visiting a new place can be a remarkable adventure. While the experience is of the...

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What is Reductionism?
Inspired by the New Range Rover Velar, we dig in to the less-is-more philosophy

“Reductionism is about taking away excess in design,” says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, and the Range Rover Velar, the brand’s newest vehicle, delivers on that maxim. From its debut at the London Design Museum to our first...

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What is Reductionism?
Inspired by the New Range Rover Velar, we dig in to the less-is-more philosophy
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David Stark Design's Whimsical, Unexpected Menorahs
Eight functional works of art incorporating everything from doughnuts to paperclips

Known for elaborate gala dinner set pieces, table arrangements of extraordinary depth and creativity, as well as immersive event production and collaborative products, David Stark—founder and creative director of David Stark Design—has just unveiled...

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David Stark Design's Whimsical, Unexpected Menorahs
Eight functional works of art incorporating everything from doughnuts to paperclips
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Classic Car Investment App Rally Rd's Downtown NYC Pop-Up
The digital platform's Wooster Street hub, featuring two supremely beautiful beasts

Per the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, classic car values have increased by 404% in the last 10 years. That's not why the team behind Rally Rd developed their unique platform, however. The goal with this alternative investment program happens...

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Classic Car Investment App Rally Rd's Downtown NYC Pop-Up
The digital platform's Wooster Street hub, featuring two supremely beautiful beasts

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Raven + Lily
Silver Lake Candle
$24

More than hand-poured soy enriched with tropical fruit scents, the Silver Lake Candle from Raven + Lily is produced by women who have transitioned out of homelessness in the Los Angeles area. A lush mango and grapefruit profile arises from the eight-ounce nature-inspired object. Just as soothing, however, is the idea of empowering women who need more employment opportunities.

Nice Laundry
True Ribbed Solid Socks
$69

It seems that just about everyone wears zany socks nowadays, with wild colors or unexpected patterns all about. For those who don't want their personality to shine through their feet, Nice Laundry has a respectable new proposal: dynamic solids. This is a set of eight premium cotton-blend ribbed sock pairs, that offers staples like navy, grey and brown—but there's also a bright blue, maroon and pink for the days when one might be feeling a little more daring.

Of A Kind
Professional Enthusiast Cashmere Sweater
$360

Super-soft and made from 100% cashmere, Of A Kind's collaborative "Professional Enthusiast" sweater with Lingua Franca isn't just a luxe addition to your wardrobe. There's a positive message—or a phrase of encouragement—embroidered across the chest. That said, there's also plenty of positivity behind the scenes too—with all proceeds going to Her Justice, an NYC organization that offers free legal advice to women in need.

Mr and Mrs Smith
Boutique Hotel Gift Card
$50

Starting at $50, Mr and Mrs Smith's "Get a Room!" gift cards can be used at any Smith hotel. From Patagonia to Siem Reap, Karnataka to Fiji and beyond, there are 1105 hotels to choose from—each as appealing as the last. Choose from limited edition designs on the front, and add your own personal message inside to help somebody get a little closer to their dream vacation.

Everytown
"Keep Going" Tote
$18

According to Everytown's research, an average of 93 Americans die because of gun violence every single day. This "Keep Going" tote bag from the independent, non-partisan organization is a reminder that despite the setbacks faced there's no way we can give up trying to make changes to gun laws and education in the United States. Made from natural canvas in the USA, this bag serves as a positive affirmation that will hopefully motivate.

Dime MTL
Cashmere Beanie
$70

Made from 80% Mongolian cashmere, Dime MTL's navy blue fisherman-style beanie offers comfort and warmth during the frosty months. More simple than many of the oftentimes humor-laden creations from the Canadian skate brand and crew, it's classic and pragmatic. Price is in CAD.

Diaspora Co
Single Origin Turmeric Gift Set
$50

A queer WOC-owned business, Diaspora Co has a small range of products but aims to make a big impact. With the goal of giving income and power back to Indian farmers, their collection of turmeric items rejects the colonial spice trade and supports sustainable spice agriculture. Our pick is the Single Origin Turmeric Gift Set, for which the turmeric is grown in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, by Mr Kasaraneni Prabhu and is an heirloom, single origin version of the spice.

PHLUR
The Wanderer Travel Case
$28

Aptly named The Wanderer, this empty case is made to fill with the PHLUR scent you already own. Super-simple to use, simply pump the larger bottle into the travel-sized spray—no need to buy separate mini fragrances. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it's super-sturdy and TSA-approved.

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Star Wars Pencil Case
$25

Made for Star Wars fans of all ages, this backpack-style pencil case features a bright red and blue zipper—reminiscent of C-3PO's wires. More importantly though, for every bag sold by STATE, a backpack full of supplies is hand-delivered to an American child in need.

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Better World Books
$4

With prices starting as low as $4, there are all kinds of books available online at Better World Books and whether you're buying kids' books or architecture books, every sale makes a difference in somebody's life. Since its founding in 2002, they have donated some 24,886,640+ books, and have continued to donate funds to literacy projects in the United States and around the world. With all kinds of titles available, you will find plenty of gifts on this site.

Bowmore
50 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch (1966)
$30,000

Only 74 bottles of this whisky exist globally. Beyond its age and rarity (and exquisite bottling, done in a handmade crystal decanter with sterling silver adornments), the most impressive facet of this single malt Scotch happens to be its incredible flavor. Normally, at this age, the wood aging has taken over the flavor profile. Here, one is left with candied pineapple and it simply tastes great.

Alexandra Llewellyn
Bespoke Backgammon Set
$6,870

Designed exclusively for Moda Operandi, Alexandra Llewellyn's luxe backgammon set is made in England from fine woods, stones and metals. Its charming safari theme features giraffes and lush trees, and a customization option grants engraving or monogramming. Complete with mother of pearl checkers, this is no ordinary board game and can certainly elevate game nights.

Prinkshop
"I Am Not Perfect" T-Shirt
$40

Prinkshop's "I am not perfect" T-shirt makes an obvious and honest statement, but thanks to 30% of profits from the sale of each going to the Crisis Text Line, you can feel a little closer to perfection. Crisis Text Line is powered by volunteers and offers people across the US a number to call and speak with trained counselors—24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no charge.

This is Ground
Plug Pack
$135

Traveling nowadays is impossible without plenty of tech accessories—even if you're not traveling for work. From earbuds to power adaptors, various chargers and cords, it can all become a big tangled mess. Specifically designed to store a laptop charger, USB cords, in-ear headphones, plugs and batteries, This is Ground's Plug Pack keeps tech essentials neat and organized. Made from 100% vegetable-tanned Italian leather, it's available in toffee, cognac or charcoal coloways.

COTODAMA
Lyric Speaker
$4,500

In an edition of just 15 units (produced per month), COTODAMA's Lyric Speaker beautifully displays the words of some two million songs as they play. Much more than just a traditional karaoke bouncing ball screen, this handmade product is a design object as well as a functional one. Made in Japan, this WiFi-enabled speaker's track collection will continue to grow.

La Perla
Royal Theatre Jacquard Smoking Jacket
$1,592

Made in Italy, this blue medallion motif silk jacquard smoking jacket epitomizes ritzy indulgence. From La Perla, it's more than just a show piece, with full lining and deep pockets. It's all brought together with a simple sash tie. The sapphire blue stands out, but delightfully so. Price is in Pounds.

Nomos
Metro Roségold Neomatik 39 Wristwatch
$9,700

A minimal watch with exuberance, Nomos' Metro Roségold Neomatik 39 is a variation of one of their best-selling models. Here, the case has been composed of 18-karat gold. Inside, one finds the automatic NOMOS caliber DUW 3001 movement and the NOMOS Swing System. The slender piece embodies the brand's precise design aesthetic and time-telling accuracy.

Hardgraft
Hang Camera Strap
$145

Measuring between 47 to 51 inches, Hardgraft's elegant coal hang camera strap seamlessly binds grey felted wool and rich, vegetable-tanned leather. It's produced in Italy from locally sourced materials. Also included, metal split rings that allow the strap to work with most cameras.

Ernie Ball Music Man
St Vincent Guitar
$2,099

A collaborative design between powerhouse musician St Vincent and the engineering team of Ernie Ball Music Man, this electric guitar looks and sounds like no other. From the hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard to St Vincent inlays, Schaller locking tuners and a five-way pick-up selector, the custom configurations make it quite the sonic force. When the guitar first launched it was available in black or custom Vincent Blue, a color hand-mixed by Annie Clark, but it has now expanded to Polaris White, Heritage Red, Tobacco Burst, and Stealth Black as well.

visvim
Kerchief Down Jacket
$2,400

Made from vintage bandanas, visvim's naturally dyed kerchief down jacket is a stylish take on puffer outerwear. The patchwork-style outer is made from 100% cotton, while the lining is a breathable cotton/linen blend. Offering warmth is the genuine down and feather filling.

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Avey Tare: Ms Secret
With visuals "inspired by the coral and nautical motifs throughout [his 2017 album] Eucalyptus as well as this year's total eclipse," Avey Tare's new music video for "Ms Secret" moves forward with beautiful, thematically-linked animation. Directed...
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EDITORIAL
Austra: Change the Paradigm
A B-side from this year's Future Politics, Austra's "Change the Paradigm" slowly burns on an electronic fuse. Just after two-thirds of the way in, the track completely lets loose. It's a turbo-charged number ready for the dance floor. Before 2017 ends...
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EDITORIAL
Rhye: Count to Five
An album that's been four years in the making, BLOOD by LA-based Rhye will be released early next year. From it comes the song "Count to Five." In their immediately recognizable style, the track is breathy and breezy, but with a disco and funk influence...
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Nicolas Jaar: Coin in Nine Hands
From a deluxe version of Nicolas Jaar's 2016 album Sirens comes an excellent, previously unreleased track called "Coin in Nine Hands." Beginning with a dark and sexy pulsating beat and spoken word lyrics, the song builds and shifts hauntingly across...
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EDITORIAL
SHERPA: Fornever
Copenhagen-based dark pop duo SHERPA (aka Carsten Sherpa and Tore Nissen) have just released a video for their glitchy but heart-wrenching track "Fornever." The textured tune builds, shifts and adds layers across its four minutes, but it's in an effortless...
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EDITORIAL
Cella: Prologue
Zurich-based DJ/producer Cella (aka Lukas Schnider) is just 19 years old, but has already crafted an excellent EP in Prologue. The six-track record is layered, textured and blends countless genres—from trap to jazz. Signed to Quartz Records at the...
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EDITORIAL
The Go! Team: Mayday
With Morse Code leading into percussion and Detroit Youth Choir choral work, "Mayday" finds The Go! Team up to their old tricks. It's an exceptionally enjoyable track that moves forward with fury and force on pop-powered harmonies. The song will appear...
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EDITORIAL
Whitney Houston: My Love is Your Love (Bonde Edit)
Reworking a classic (especially one by a beloved artist who is no longer with us) can be a risky task, but Bonde's remix of Whitney Houston's 1988 "My Love Is Your Love" is a success. The deep edit is a smooth and fluid take that remains just faithful...
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EDITORIAL
Field Music: Count It Up
The first single from Field Music's forthcoming sixth LP Open Here, "Count It Up" makes for an odd but charming pop tune that calls to mind Talking Heads yet stays true to the brand's hyper-specific vocal and musical stylings. Here, the Sunderland...
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EDITORIAL
Jadu Heart + Mura Masa: U Never Call Me
Now with an official video, "U Never Call Me" features electronic duo Jadu Heart and songwriter/producer Mura Masa blending warm funk components into a rich R&B track. Both acts recently released their debuts, but this collaboration marks something...
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EDITORIAL
La Poré: Sad Girl
La Poré (aka Nick Samson) debuted this past summer with "Close," and now the '80s R&B-influenced "Sad Girl" is getting a workout on our office speakers. The dance-floor-friendly tune is textured, and sweet—with the right amount of melancholy. Driven...

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For the wanderers in your life, a bunch of products that will make every vacation and adventure a little easier
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G-RO's New Companion Bags: Backpacks, Office and Check-In Bags
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An escape of the future, designed to accommodate AMEX Platinum guests in one section and Centurion members in another
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