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Steven Spazuk's Impressive Fire Art
The artist tells us his Zippo lighter is both a tool and a muse
by CH Studio
In a truly romantic tale, artist Steven Spazuk says that the idea to paint using flames came to him in a dream. After his first attempt—which resulted in a page burnt to a crisp—he became obsessed with perfecting the technique. From there, he started...
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Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
The Palm Springs modernist architecture photo series in hardcover form
by David Graver
Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...
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Sapira Luxury Mattresses
Crafted from high-quality, 100% American-made materials, a bed component for easy sleeping
by Katie Olsen
While the one-kind-fits-all mattress isn't a new concept, getting it right is no easy task. Cool Hunting team members have tested several different versions and have, of course, found them to be of varying comfort and quality, but one certainly...
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Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
We get behind the wheel of the auto brand's new flagship coupe
by Evan Orensten
The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...
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Care/of Personalized Daily Vitamin Pack
A monthly subscription box containing the finest quality supplements, tailored to you
by CH Studio
A number of blockades stand in the way of committing to a daily dose of vitamins and supplements, including the lack of reliable information and guidance. Aisles of options can be daunting, searching on the internet can be inconclusive, and it...
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Chances With Wolves: Nina Simone Birthday Playlist
Celebrating the unrivaled talent, a selection of songs assembled by the NYC-based DJ outfit
by CH Editors
NYC-based DJ outfit Chances With Wolves (CWW) has long been a CH favorite (check out their Fourth of July playlist from a few years ago) for their musical philosophy, encyclopedic knowledge of tunes, and personal positive vibes. Nothing, however, outshines...
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Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Bar and wine designs that blend minimalism, sophistication and function
by Evan Orensten
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
We speak with Taschen's Sexy Books editor, Dian Hanson, about what makes Hang's work so powerful
by Evan Orensten
Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings in Beijing, all providing an escape from the imposing world around him and breaking from a pervasive Chinese...
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Vale to two legendary funk and soul musicians, a new song from Little Dragon and more in our musical round-up
by CH Editors
Little Dragon: High Along with a video for their glistening new track "High," Swedish band Little Dragon has announced a North American tour that will begin in April. The first release from the four-piece since 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, the song is...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Cameras made from drinking straws, the possible return of a classic Nokia, the world's tallest atrium and more
by CH Editors
1. Royal Egyptian Scribe's 3,000-Year-Old Tomb Dating back to the Ramesside period, around 1200 BCE, a tomb has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. Japanese archaeologists, led by Waseda University Professor Jiro Kondo, made...
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Three Signature Cocktails from West Village Icon, Chumley's
A superb drinks menu factors into the NYC establishment's grand return
by David Graver
For some of us who rushed to Chumley's for its reopening last year, the experience felt much like a great dream. When the venue closed a decade ago, New Yorkers lost a legendary watering hole. Before its closure, generations of individuals had been...

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Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
The Palm Springs modernist architecture photo series in hardcover form

Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...

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Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
The Palm Springs modernist architecture photo series in hardcover form
DESIGN
Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
We get behind the wheel of the auto brand's new flagship coupe

The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...

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Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
We get behind the wheel of the auto brand's new flagship coupe
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"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
We speak with Taschen's Sexy Books editor, Dian Hanson, about what makes Hang's work so powerful

Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings in Beijing, all providing an escape from the imposing world around him and breaking from a pervasive Chinese...

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"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
We speak with Taschen's Sexy Books editor, Dian Hanson, about what makes Hang's work so powerful

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Care/of
Personalized Daily Vitamin Pack
$5

Made from the highest quality ingredients, Care/of vitamins and supplements are tailored to your needs and delivered to your door each month. All you need to do is take a quick survey online about your health, concerns and goals. This is a subscription box with your wellness being the utmost importance. Prices vary. Care/of is also offering CH readers 50% off their first month with the code: COOLHUNTING.

Bloom + Grace
Flamingo Tassel Drop Earrings
$65

Handmade in Thailand from cotton and brass, Bloom + Grace's Flamingo tassel drop earrings contribute to social good just as much as personal style. The brand partners with local artisans across the globe, employing people in developing nations. Further, through a partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign, each purchase made through Bloom + Grace translates to vaccinations for children in these countries—with a purchase of these earrings alone translating to six vaccinations. The Flamingo tassel drop earrings might be our favorite, but there are dozens of (sometimes limited edition) jewelry pieces for sale.

Dusen Dusen
Set of Four Bath Towels
$135

Made from 100% terry cotton, these colorful and mismatched towels will make bath time fun for kids and adults alike. Measuring 28 by 52 inches, they're two-tone reversible as well. Each set of four comes with one white and gray grid print, one yellow and white dot print, lilac and white shadows print and white and blue pivot print.

Jellycat
Cyril the Sloth Toy
$33

If you're not able to get a cuddle from a real sloth, this little guy from Jellycat is the next best thing. Measuring 17 inches tall, the sloth is soft and floppy—made for naps and hugs on days when they're need. And, if your child is a bit messy, the sloth is hand-washable.

de Museum Winkel
Panacea Prola Butterfly
$16

From the Netherlands' taxidermy and entomology hub, de Museum Winkel, comes a stunning array of stuffed butterflies—including this bright blue Panacea prola. Originating in Peru, this insect, known also as the red flasher or Prola beauty, stretches four centimeters in length. It's quite delicate and, of course, no two will be exactly the same. Importantly, all animals come from zoos or farms where they died of natural causes. (Price is in Euros.)

A Love Supreme
Protea Fabric Napkins
$160

Decorated with Protea (a bold flower native to South Africa), these fabric napkins will jazz up you next dinner party. The orange, white and green flowers—which represent growth and change—are printed on 220gsm cotton twill and are available in sets of two. Price is in ZAR.

Kaye Blegvad
"Female Support System" Hooks
$45

Giving a new meaning to the term "female support system," these brass hooks will take on some of your load. They are made in the USA (laser-cut and hand-finished) and can hold lightweight coats, towels, jewelry and more. Measuring three inches tall, they are sold individually or as a pair.

People I've Loved
Practical Love Spell Card
$5

This sweet white and purple letter-pressed greeting card offers a very practical love spell to make your Valentine fall for you. With sensible magic like "be on time," "listen" and "brush your teeth," the advice seems perfectly practical, but oftentimes this kind of common knowledge isn't so common. Follow the easy spell and there's no way your Valentine's Day can go belly up.

Vasque
Lost 40 Snow Boots
$143

Stomping through the slush and snow doesn't mean cold or wet feet thanks to these super-light and comfortable boots by Vasque. Constructed from leather, an UltraDry Waterproofing system, felted wool liner and AeroGel insulating foam—which all contribute to a functional and cozy mukluk-style boot, with plenty of contemporary tech.

Third Drawer Down + Frances Cannon
"Into Myself Always" Tote
$30

A strong advocate for the self-love club, Melbourne-based artist Frances Cannon teamed up with Third Drawer Down for this very sweet, pale pink tote. Featuring an illustration of a woman with tags on different parts of her body all saying "Beautiful" on one side, the other side of the bag boasts everybody's new mantra, "Into Myself Always." Measuring 8.3 by 11.4 inches, this tote is available exclusively at Third Drawer Down. (Price is in AUD.)

Circu
Sky B Plane Bed
$0

Quash bedtime tantrums with this magical Sky B Plane bed by Circu. Especially good for kids who are having trouble transitioning from crib to bed, this creation is made for adventure dreams. With compartments on either side and a shelf on the top wing, there is storage space included. Plus, the super-glossy varnish is easy to clean.

Ellery
Poet Asymmetrical Earrings
$320

Made in Australia by Ellery, these nine-carat gold-plated earrings are delightfully mismatched. Both earring designs are inspired by the shapes of petals, but the result is big and bold rather than delicate. The long earring is 4.25 inches long, and the shorter of the pair measures 1.5 inches.

Five Four Club + POGGYTHEMAN
Tokyo T-Shirt
$19

The United States and Japan unite for this Five Four Club + POGGYTHEMAN collaboration T-shirt, with the two nations' flags on the front and the phrase "Hollywood to Little Tokyo" on the back. With side slits for extra movement and comfort, plus an extended back hem, this is a super-functional crewneck. Available in bright red or white, this is just one design from the extensive collaborative collection.

Killspencer
Leather Flogger
$169

Handmade using buttery soft double-sided full-grain leather, this flogger by Killspencer is for the sassy Valentine in your life. Meticulously crafted in the USA, it's also hand-threaded with waxed linen thread—so the result contrasts delicacy and toughness. You can also add a monogram (hand-stamped on a leather patch) for an extra $25.

Paravel
Stowaway Classic Suitcase
$275

While it looks like a classic suitcase, the Stowaway from Paravel has one decidedly modern and functional feature: it's collapsable. Thanks to its clever interior architecture, this 17 by 13 by 6.5 inch suitcase stores flat (around 17.5 by 7 by 2.5 inches), so when it's not in use, it's not in your way. You can also pack it into larger bags when traveling, just in case your inner shopper gets carried away. Available in mustard, green, blue or red.

Bing Bang
"Fuck I Love You" Gift Tags
$10

While cussing isn't always acceptable, sometimes you really need to add an expletive or two to make a point. These cute gift tags from Bing Bang make sure that the message is very direct—even a little aggressive. With "fuck, I love you" printed on each one (as well as space to write who the present is to and from) these cards come in a set of 10 and can be used at any time of the year.

Mariage Freres
Year of the Coq Blue Tea
$26

With a floral fragrance and a delightful blue/green hue, Mariage Freres' Coq Blue Tea (celebrating the year of the rooster) doesn't taste as fruity as the scent or color would lead you to believe. Rather, it's a fresh but subtle tea, with goji berries lending a little zing. (Price is in euros.)

Livelihood
Unisex Hooded Zip Sweatshirt
$99

Hoodies—like totes—are so prevalent that they really should only warrant attention when truly special. This 97% cotton and 3% lycra zip hooded sweatshirt has been made entirely in the USA, but of equal importance, 100% of net proceeds get donated to the charitable foundation division of Livelihood—and their community development initiatives. Founded by social worked Ashley Biden, Livelihood puts this money directly into two under-resourced neighborhoods in the DC area. And they're aiming for more. As for the comfy sweatshirt, the unisex version comes in four colorways, but the women's and children's iterations are offered in many more.

Goby
Pantone Greenery Toothbrush
$65

When the Goby electric toothbrush first debuted, we were taken by its effectiveness and reasonable price-point. We have continued to use it, all with appreciation for the brand's commitment to health and hygiene. Now, there's a new limited edition colorway employing Pantone's recently announced 2017 color of the year: greenery. It's the fifth color option aligned with their more vibrant offerings. Goby reminds us that innovation can strike in just about any industry, and we're pleased that this one grants access to self-betterment.

Tsubota Pearl
Queue Glossy Lighter
$28

So much more than a bodega-bought lighter, Tsubota Pearl's stick lighters come in an array of vibrant colors. Our favorites are the high-gloss iterations, each with a contrasting cap. Made in Japan, each colorway is as appealing as the next: pink and dark green, light green and purple, orange and turquoise, and yellow and turquoise. Measuring 3.375 inches and utilizing a cotton wick, these lighters are functional design pieces.

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Holly Miranda + The New Asylum Choir: Midnight Oil
For her beautiful new track "Midnight Oil," singer/songwriter Holly Miranda has been joined by 28 other voices who unite under the moniker New Asylum Choir—including icon Ani DiFranco and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio. A cover of an obscure Cris Williamson...
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Pale Waves: There's a Honey
Manchester-based indie-pop outfit Pale Waves just released their debut single "There's A Honey" and it's an uncommonly catchy tune. With musical layers referencing The Cure and label-mates The 1975 (two of whom produced this track), and surprisingly...
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Steve Lacy: Dark Red
The Internet member Steve Lacy has just released the track "Dark Red" from his debut solo project Steve Lacy’s Demo. The song is a groovy, alt-rock work with plenty of soulful tinges. The tune simmers away almost effortlessly and bodes very well for...
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Lana Del Rey: Love
After sharing her new track over the weekend, Lana Del Rey has just released the video for "Love." The visuals match the dreamy track, with the Rich Lee-directed clip utilizing lots of black and white shots as well as many washed-out moments—that's...
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Ohio Players: Funky Worm
Legendary funk musician, Walter "Junie" Morrison passed away at just 62 years old. The multi-talented Morrison was a producer, writer, keyboardist and vocalist—and was a founding member of the Ohio Players—making him a true pioneer of the funk movement...
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Jacques Greene: To Say
From Montreal-based producer Jacques Greene's upcoming debut album Feel Infinite is the delightfully uplifting house jam, "To Say." With soulful vocals and an analog-sound, this track feels like an ode to the golden days of house music, all while remaining...
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EDITORIAL
Little Dragon: High
Along with a video for their glistening new track "High," Swedish band Little Dragon has announced a North American tour that will begin in April. The first release from the four-piece since 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, the song is sexy, hazy and spacey...
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EDITORIAL
Al Jarreau: We're In This Love Together
Beginning his musical career in the jazz world, Al Jarreau was a formidable artist who proved himself to be able to span pop and R&B—with elements of Latin, gospel, soul and more. Sadly Jarreau passed away yesterday, but leaves behind a beautiful body...
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EDITORIAL
Snow Culture: No Sleep
With their dancey debut single "No Sleep," Swedish duo Snow Culture deliver lofty vocals floating along a dark but lively beat. Premiering with a collage-like music video of grit and grain, the track's dynamic production and electronic essence makes...
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EDITORIAL
Ghost King: Melting Sky
From Brooklyn rockers Ghost King comes a macabre visual treatment for their recent track "Melting Sky." What commences as an eerie party scene with clandestine glances, evolves into a raucous, ritualistic fantasy supported by churning guitars and an...
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EDITORIAL
Lion Babe feat. Moe Moks: Rockets
Lion Babe (aka Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman) have teamed up with Moe Moks in order to add some Caribbean vibes to their cruise-y, '70s-tinged tune "Rockets." With lyrics that name check Chaka Khan, Cleopatra, NASA and more, the song is heavy on...

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