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Jack Bevan of Foals' End of Summer Playlist for Cool Hunting
The Oxford band's drummer captures the mood for Labor Day weekend
by CH Editors
Celebrating their new album release—What Went Down—and the Labor Day long weekend in the US, we asked Foals' drummer Jack Bevan to make an end of summer playlist for Cool Hunting. As he explains, "In an end of summer playlist, I look for music which...
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Animated Recipe: Baked Tofu
Our simple GIF guide to making a restaurant-quality snack
by CH Contributor
Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that results in restaurant-quality, crispy tofu—without breaking out the frying pan. Serve it with your favorite sauce or on top of your favorite noodles, salad or rice. Also, feel free to get creative and marinate your...
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Fashion Meets Function with ADAY's Activewear
Elegant staples that perform from office to gym to dinner, thanks to technologically advanced fabrics
by Nara Shin
We've seen the rise of independent brands like Outdoor Voices blurring the line between gym attire and streetwear, and fellow newcomer ADAY sets the bar high for apparel that can perform, but also, not look like gym attire. In fact, a quick scroll...
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Discussing Coffee with Marco Lavazza at the US Open
The fourth generation coffee aficionado on global coffee aesthetics
by David Graver
It's been a big year for Lavazza. Not only is it their 120th anniversary, they've also partnered with the Italian Pavillon at the World Exposition Milan 2015 and expanded their tennis partnerships to include a sponsorship of the US Open. We sat...
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The Owls Are Not What They Seem Pop-Up Restaurant
London's Twin Peaks-themed eatery for fans of Special Agent Dale Cooper
by Cajsa Carlson
It's been 25 years since the question of who killed Laura Palmer transfixed TV viewers and BOB became part of our collective nightmares. Since then, David Lynch's remarkable Twin Peaks has gone on to become the ultimate cult show, and has inspired...
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GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Flip through the pages of this stunning, sexy photo book
by Katie Olsen
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
DESIGN
Floyd's New Furniture for Urban Living
The table leg makers launch of collection of portable pieces like a leaning coat rack and bench set
by Cajsa Carlson
Last year, Detroit design company Floyd introduced its clever, clamp-on Floyd Leg, which made it possible to create a table out of any flat surface: which took some of the hassle out of relocating. Now, the Floyd Leg’s creators—Kyle Hoff and Alex...
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Premiere: "Turnstile" by Lionlimb
100 drawings from guitarist Stewart Bronaugh accompany the duo's poignant piano-driven tune
by Nara Shin
Nashville-based guitarist Stewart Bronaugh put his music project Lionlimb on hold to join Angel Olsen’s backing band for her 2014 album Burn Your Fire For No Witness and on tour. Now, after recruiting fellow tourmate and Brooklyn-based drummer...
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Piloting a Super Aviator Personal Submersible
Our underwater flight training trip to Vancouver with Clerc Watches
by CH Contributor
by Steph Yin Today—after a storied past involving crafts shaped like bells, powered by oars, equipped with flame-throwers, and designed after whale bodies—there’s a new sub in town, and it’s unlike any of its ancestors. Orcasub is a one-of-a-kind...
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NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued
The 1975 rebranding presentation gets resurrrected in hardcover form, exclusively on Kickstarter
by Nara Shin
The tale of NASA's two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the "Federal Design...
TECH
Dyson's First-Ever Humidifier
Hygenically misted air utilizing ultraviolet filtering and the brand's acclaimed Air Multiplier technology
by Josh Rubin
To put it simply, Dyson knows a lot about air. From their vacuums and Airblade, to their fan's patented Air Multiplier technology, the brand has reimagined manipulation of environmental flow. It only makes sense, then, that they would release a...

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CULTURE
GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Flip through the pages of this stunning, sexy photo book

Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...

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GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Flip through the pages of this stunning, sexy photo book
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Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
The young Korean designers make melting animal faces and human brains adorable

We've seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it's the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet's cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite...

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Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
The young Korean designers make melting animal faces and human brains adorable
TECH
Capturing Alaska on a Cellphone
Glaciers, dogsledding and landscapes remembered through Microsoft Lumia's phone camera and software

Home to seven out of 10 of the largest national parks in the United States (and the federal government happens to be the largest landowner in the state), Alaska is, without a doubt, one of the most unique places in the country. There's more to The...

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Capturing Alaska on a Cellphone
Glaciers, dogsledding and landscapes remembered through Microsoft Lumia's phone camera and software

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Amy Winehouse Glasses
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Inspired by the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, affordable eyewear brand Chilli Beans pays homage to her style with cat-eye glasses that blend the classic '50s shape with modern twists. Made from premium acetate, the glasses come in three colorways, but it's the speckled, multi-colored frames—with hints of turquoise and purple—that will subtly distinguish you from the crowd.

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Stuck on You Raincoat
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Australia's Gorman clothing is known for its whimsical motifs and cheerful colorways, and for the southern hemisphere's spring/summer season, the brand has created one of its most playful patterns. The Stuck on You raincoat is covered in shrimp, jello, smiley faces, old-fashioned cellphones and everything in between—the result isn't a mess, instead it's a joyous way to face a rainy day. The pattern is also applied to dresses, cropped pants and T-shirts for the current collection.

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Brooklyn's MixedMade offers just two products: spicy maple syrup (Trees Knees, as they call it) and spicy honey. The latter is made in small batches using raw honey from Hudson Valley beekeepers and infusing chili peppers—and one large pepper gets suspended in every bottle. Drizzle it over pizza, pancakes, cocktails or ice cream for a sweet, heated kick.

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Made from the softest, revered fibers of Peruvian baby alpaca, this Luft Throw from Fells / Åndes—a new San Francisco-based brand championing "warm minimalism"—is an indulgent way to stay warm at home. The cyan color whispers across the material in a delicate gradient for a quiet burst of bright blue.

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Octavia Ashtray
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Edmonton, Canada-based husband-and-wife team Concrete Cat makes everything from bathroom countertops to reception desks to ashtrays—all using a concrete base. The octagonal ashtrays in particular show off fun experiments in colors and patterns, as Concrete Cat teases out bright pastels, brilliantly bold hues, organic-inspired faux marbling and more—the total opposite of what comes to mind when you think of concrete.

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Having "stinky" sardines on an aroma vessel (that resembles a fortune teller's orb) is a cheeky, bold statement—but don't worry, it's not the scent being diffused through the charcoal-like reeds. "Otto" is Fornasetti's aromatic signature, with top notes of thyme and lavender and base notes of incense, balsam and birch. The decorative diffusing sphere pipes "Otto" through the room for three to six months.

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Olga Metallic Teepee
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Wolfum's eye-catching printed textiles and wallpaper are created with sustainability in mind, from fabric made of recycled PET bottles combined with organic cotton. All made in the USA, this black and gold teepee reaches six feet tall and becomes a vibrant home base for whatever you—err, your kids dreams up.

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Myself Pennant
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Get with the winning team with graphic designer Adam J Kurtz's (aka AdamJK) "Myself" pennant. Put the sparkly banner somewhere you'll see it daily for a regular memo that you are the best, or give it to somebody who might need the reminder.

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Lacking unsightly screws or nails, the new Pfeiffer + Evernote tablet stand is made from one piece of bent plywood, creating an organic appeal. Built to display your tablet at just the right angle for comfortable viewing, the platform also features a charging slot to minimize visibility of messy cords. From its slim profile to subtle woodgrain and discreetly place logo on the back, it's a sophisticated stand for your office.

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R+Co's latest addition to its line of eye-catching hair products is an unusual combination of dry shampoo and styling paste, which helps create that effortless just-rolled-out-of-bed look—sans the oiliness. When rubbed between the hands, the paste—made from volcanic ash, zeolite, sunflower seed extract and more—transforms into a powdery dust that adds volume and texture.

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Wall Mounted Bike Holder
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The British-made Cactus Tongue takes its name from the fact that it resembles a giant Saguaro cactus, with curvy arms to hold a bike horizontally or vertically. The powder-coated Zintec steel Cactus Tongue UNI (with weatherproof PVC sleeves to protect your bike from the metal) works for both indoor or outdoor use, but for a higher end aesthetic variation, the more expensive stainless steel version (with leather sleeves) is also worthy of holding your prized bike.

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Henning Sunglasses
$145

For their most recent collaboration, Ghostly and Warby Parker have created a pair of minimal and classy sunglasses: the Henning. Made from premium matte acetate and Japanese titanium, the frames offer 100% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating—for those klutzes who are always dropping their shades on the sidewalk. The branding is also super-minimal, with just a small badge boasting the cute Ghostly logo at the end of the arms—adding a little playful edge, but ultimately staying sophisticated. Most importantly though, for each set of Hennings sold, a pair is given to somebody in need.

Public Supply
Ty Williams' Special Edition Notebook
$15

Even in the digital age, there's nothing quite like carrying a good notebook. As longtime fans of NYC's Public - Supply, we were taken with their latest collaborative offering; notebooks designed by mixed-media artist Ty Williams. Only 750 of the 96-page notebooks (printed in the States) exist. The paper is all Rainforest Alliance Certified, acid-free and composed of 10% recycled material.

HoldFast
Camera Swagg
$130

Photographers know the burden of carrying around two or more cameras in order to never miss that perfect moment. Lightening the load is Oklahoma-based Matthew Swaggart, whose sturdy, handmade leather multi-camera harness (dubbed the "MoneyMaker") lets you shoot with speed, comfort—and style. He's now created an alternate version—to the delight of his vegan friends—made from synthetic materials, making the straps even lighter and also affordable.

Faike
Transcendent Plant
$695

From new leather goods line Faike comes a snake plant that will stand the test of time, no matter how many business trips you take. Made from black leather and encased wire, the eight individual leaves bend to however you please becoming an adaptive sculpture of sorts.

House of Cards
Puberty Blues Tote Bag
$99

Whether a nod to awkward adolescences or the iconic Australian coming-of-age novel "Puberty Blues," House of Cards' new bag makes teen angst look great. The tote is made from 100% rippled, pool water-printed cotton and features a zip-up compartment inside to keep all your treasures safe. Most charming, though, is the baby blue and pale pink "Puberty Blues" patch sewn onto the side.

Belly Kids
Milhouse From Memory Book
$11

With over 100 illustrations of everyday hero Milhouse Van Houten (aka Bart Simpson's BFF) each drawn from memory, Kieran Gabriel's new book promises to delight readers. The drawings—by professional artists including Jean Jullien, Kali Ciesemier, Rose Blake and non-artists alike—are charming, strange and entirely sweet; evoking Van Houten's adorable underdog vibe. An essential book for any The Simpsons enthusiast.

Hay Mini Market
Phi Scissors
$37

Danish design studio Hay, founded back in 2002, creates furniture and various products for the home. Their latest design to pique our interest is this pair of beautiful, gold-handled Phi scissors. Made from plated carbon and available in two sizes, the scissors are a functional and stylish addition to your office or kitchen.

Studio Banana Things
Kangaroo Light
$119

Studio Banana Things's Kangaroo Light is a strikingly designed luminaire that's not only foldable and portable, but also wirelessly connects to your smartphone. With 24 built-in LEDs, the light boasts a gentle glow and can last for two hours, powered by a lithium battery or having been charged via a USB port. It's a super-functional object that's also quite beautiful to gaze upon.

Flight 001
F1 Spacepak Organizer
$42

Packing (and unpacking, shudder) becomes a bit more bearable with Flight 001's nifty Spacepak differently colored and sized bags for toiletries, socks and underwear, clothes, shoes and even suits. The bags not only keep things well-organized and compressed, saving space, but with a dual compartment separating "clean" and "laundry," your stinky gym socks will never infiltrate the rest of your precious belongings. It's comforting to land and find your PJs immediately without turning your suitcase into an excavation site.

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Kelela: Rewind
Kelela offers another taste of her upcoming EP Hallucinogen, now scheduled for 9 October (delayed from its original May date). "Rewind" is much more straightforward in its beats in contrast to her last single "A Message," but features the arousing...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Sevdaliza: That Other Girl
Iran-born, Netherlands-based singer Sevdaliza has just released a video for her arresting and minimalist song "That Other Girl." Made in collaboration with experimental artists Pussykrew, the visuals are a glossy, metallic, dripping, surreal journey...
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EDITORIAL
Car Seat Headrest: Something Soon
Will Toledo is pretty prolific for a 22-year-old: he's already churned out 11 albums straight to Bandcamp in the past five years. Under the moniker Car Seat Headrest (not wanting to be audible to his family, Toledo would take his computer and drive...
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EDITORIAL
Synkro: Midnight Sun
Manchester, UK-based electronic music producer Synkro searches for the emotion within his instrumental tracks, regardless of what genre he's experimenting with. The track "Midnight Sun," off of Synkro's debut album Changes set to release this September...
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EDITORIAL
Foals: What Went Down
Since their global debut in 2008, English band Foals has released raucous, nuanced and thoughtful music worth moving one's body to. Today, 28 August 2015, they've dropped their fourth full-length album, What Went Down, featuring 10 blistering tracks...
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EDITORIAL
Junior Boys: What You Won't Do For Love
Junior Boys are back from their "hibernation," as they've Tweeted, with an electronic music-driven cover of Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love." It's very fitting—as the opening lyrics are "I guess you wonder where I've been." Arpeggiated...
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EDITORIAL
Sampa the Great: The Great Mixtape
For "The Great Mixtape," poet and vocalist Sampa the Great sings and rhymes with a political conscience, dragging words out slowly or stuttering them out rapid fire over producer Godriguez's jazzy beats. Exploring hip-hop, R&B and spoken word with...
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EDITORIAL
Petite Noir: MDR
Describing his sound as "Noirwave," Cape Town-based singer and producer Petite Noir (aka Yannick Ilunga) is set to release his album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful next month. From it comes his latest release, "MDR." It's a track that—as Petite...
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EDITORIAL
Here We Go Magic: Ordinary Feeling
While Here We Go Magic got the locals at Rockaway Beach dancing with the energy in "Falling," they juxtapose it with their second offering from their upcoming album Be Small (out 16 October 2015 via Secretly Canadian). The unhurried "Ordinary Feeling...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Courtney Barnett: Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party
Summing up the weekend vibe (or maybe even adult life) is Courtney Barnett's "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party," and the Melbourne singer-songwriter shared the message with Londoners this week in a surprise live set outside Camden Town...
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EDITORIAL
How To Dress Well: Precious Love
How To Dress Well's gorgeous, lush album What Is This Heart? has passed its one-year anniversary, but he's released a video for one of the record's standouts, "Precious Love" (the one which cleverly samples hold music from Cisco). The casual video...

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