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Frank Ocean covers "Moon River," Dita Von Teese sings with Sébastien Tellier and more
by CH Editors
Frank Ocean: Moon River (cover) There have been hundreds of covers of "Moon River" since the original (performed by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's") but Frank Ocean's surprise version—released today—is certainly one of the most beautiful...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Computer-generated candy hearts, a dating site for gorillas, an LGBTQ+ plaid from Burberry and more
by CH Editors
1. Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Today, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald became the first black painters to unveil commissioned presidential...
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Six "When Will Winter End" Cocktails
Concoctions with extraordinary stories to tide us all over until spring
by David Graver
We are almost there. Those of us who have endured months of gray skies, erratic temperatures and unfriendly precipitation can perk up over the fact that we're now midway through February—sometimes considered the most demeaning of months in the Northern...
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Fondazione Achille Castiglioni's Epic, Ingenious "100x100" Exhibition
100 designers celebrate 100 years of Achille Castiglioni, with special gifts
by Paolo Ferrarini
Achille Castiglioni liked to play with objects. One of the greatest passions of the Italian master was collecting pieces of ordinary and anonymous design, objects without brand or precise author. Some of them became the inspiration for his own designs...
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Word of Mouth: Sintra, Portugal
Laid-back but luxurious, this seaside town offers some of the best views, food and pampering in the country
by CH Contributor
by Ross Belfer Staring out across the Atlantic from the westernmost point of Europe is a surreal experience only situationists can appreciate. Inspired by philosopher Guy Debord's 1950s artistic movement dérive, we set off for a three-day escape...
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Unisex Clothing, Accessories and Outerwear from thesalting
Made-in-America pieces from a new brand designing out of NYC
by David Graver
When holding a garment from thesalting—not just carrying it but really analyzing it; running one's fingers along the lines, feeling the fabric—you begin to understand their commitment to old-world craftsmanship. From afar, this brand's debut is...
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Highlights from Stockholm Furniture + Light Fair 2018
Exemplary textures, materials and forms at this year's event
by Richard Prime
Design’s new year began this week as Stockholm’s Furniture + Light Fair kicked off the international show calendar. Under the shadow of the recent passing of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, it seemed almost as if many of the homegrown companies and designers...
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Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
Known as an arts-loving city, there's that and so much more happening in Minnesota's largest city
by CH Studio
From arts and music festivals to the mega-draw of the big game, Minneapolis continues to rise as a cultural destination. For years it's been a CH favorite with great museums, a varied and vibrant landscape, theater, music and public arts programs often...
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ZsONAMACO 2018: Design with Life
Designers look toward the organic for inspiration at this year's fair in Mexico City
by Gabriella Garcia
Though dwarfed by the festival’s main contemporary art event, ZsONAMACO Design is a lively world of its own, featuring a remarkable selection of fashion, jewelry, interior decor and furniture. The category was an obvious success, with attendees enthusiastically...
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Sunflower Bean's Valentine's Day Playlist for Cool Hunting
Love-themed songs that span the platonic, romantic, familial and more
by Katie Olsen
New York trio Sunflower Bean is finishing up their tour just in time for the release of their new album Twentytwo in Blue, out 23 March. To celebrate the record, and Valentine's Day, the band (aka Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber and Nick Kivlen) created...
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Preview: MC Escher Wallpaper Collection by Jannelli & Volpi
Take a first look at the artist's impossible explorations of infinity turned into home decor
by Paolo Ferrarini
The name Maurits Cornelis Escher (more commonly known as MC Escher) is intrinsically linked to the concept of infinity. An exploration of repetition and impossibility permeates his artwork—derived from science—creating worlds that are as surreal as...

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Preview: MC Escher Wallpaper Collection by Jannelli & Volpi
Take a first look at the artist's impossible explorations of infinity turned into home decor

The name Maurits Cornelis Escher (more commonly known as MC Escher) is intrinsically linked to the concept of infinity. An exploration of repetition and impossibility permeates his artwork—derived from science—creating worlds that are as surreal as...

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Preview: MC Escher Wallpaper Collection by Jannelli & Volpi
Take a first look at the artist's impossible explorations of infinity turned into home decor
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Amenia, New York's Design Hotel Troutbeck
From its historic manor and grounds to farm-to-table restaurant and more

With a facade that alludes to a 250-year-history, Troutbeck's stone and shingled Manor House greets visitors with coquettish grandeur. This centerpiece of the sprawling 45 acre estate embraces guests with warmth—tucking guest rooms around and above...

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Amenia, New York's Design Hotel Troutbeck
From its historic manor and grounds to farm-to-table restaurant and more
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The New Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Top-of-the-line features help the “Baby Benz” grow up

During CES in January, we had the opportunity to ride in a camouflaged 2018 A-Class to demo MBUX—the brand’s home-grown virtual assistant and large screen user interface that’s optimized for all of the in-car scenarios you can imagine. MBUX is the...

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The New Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Top-of-the-line features help the “Baby Benz” grow up

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Susanne Kaufmann
Flight Kit
$80

Travel not only disrupts skincare routines but dries out flesh and eyes along the way. Austria-based Susanne Kaufman's flight kit aims to combat this, with six items oriented at moisturizing and replenishing. From a spray and mask to lip balm and a skin smoothing concentrate, everything is travel-safe and includes Kaufman's signature, acclaimed proprietary formulas. Price is in Euros.

adidas Originals
Archive CM1 Watch
$160

One of four heritage-inspired timepiece collection from adidas Originals, the Archive watch line embraces the digital time-telling pieces of the '70s. That said, there's a modern roundedness to the wristwatch, including the sculpted buttons (inspired by iconic footwear design) and the clean, readable surface. Further, there's a dash of extra-utility, with both a chronograph function and second time-zone. It comes in four colorways, including this all-black model.

ALC
"The Woman" T-Shirt
$98

Made to celebrate International Women's Day, this slightly slim fit ALC T-shirt is made for all genders. The boxy white top comes in extra-small through large sizes and features a handwritten-style font. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds from sales go directly to Planned Parenthood to help the organization continue to provide non-judgmental, affordable health care, support and sex education for those who need it.

Beau Brummell
Walnut Hand + Foot Scrub
$28

For a thorough and thoroughly refreshing exfoliation experience, NY-based Beau Brummell's Walnut Hand + Foot Scrub delivers. Using pulverized walnut shell, pumice, oat flour and a variety of natural oil, the grainy powder removes dead skin and cleanses. It's rough, but after months of testing we can attest to its ability to clean and enliven.

Duckworth
Men's Powder Hoody
$140

With a tough wool outer matrix, Duckworth's pullover delivers surprising warmth and durability. Produced from Montana-grown merino wool, the hoodie—called the Powder Hoody—offers plenty of insulation (and wicking) for challenging outdoor temperatures. Its soft brushed inside enhances comfort, as well.

Roland + Karimoku
Roland Kiyola Piano
$4,300

Equal parts luxuriant oak furniture and technically-advanced musical keyboard, the Roland Kiyola Piano is a MoMA Design Store exclusive. Handcrafted in Japan by furniture-maker Karimoku, the minimalist instrument features unique grain patterns, with 88 keys crafted from a wood and plastic hybrid structure. In contrast to most other digital pianos (which employ sampling/pre-recorded sounds from other pianos), this particular machine employs Roland's heartier piano modeling, lending a fullness reminiscent of an acoustic piano.

Sans [ceuticals]
Activator 7 Oil
$43

Free from harmful additives, Sans Ceuticals' products are small-batches from 100% naturally derived ingredients. Their three-in-one Activator 7 Oil is incredibly nourishing and can be used on the face, hair and body to stimulate cell repair and increase collagen production. With plenty of vitamin A, it helps to correct damaged skin thanks to anti-oxidants. Importantly, the ingredients are 100% biodegradable, the packaging is 100% recyclable and all ink used is made from vegetables—so it's not just good for you, but also the environment.

Leatherman
Wave+ Tool
$100

17 tools in one, Leatherman's Wave has been one of the most popular multi-tools ever released—with 10 million being sold since its launch in 1998. Now, they've unleashed an upgrade, the Wave+ and it's updated with a set of removable and replaceable 154cm wire-cutters; a user request. As with the previous model, all tools can be opened and locked with just one hand. From blades to rulers, uses here are endless.

Naked + Thriving
Rejuvenate Restorative Facial Oil
$72

Argan oil, chia seed, and rosehip oil are only some of the featured botanical ingredients in Naked + Thriving's rejuvenate facial product. Application of this gentle, 95% organic oil feels both light and nourishing. Active hydrating components do everything from hinder premature aging to enhance glow and reduce fine lines. It's delicate enough for daily use, even on naturally oily skin.

CONTEXT
Keratin Recovery Treatment
$35

Free of all kinds of harmful ingredients like alcohol, parabens, sulfate, pthalate, and sodium chloride, CONTEXT's recovery treatment is full of organic proteins that protect and hydrate hair. Not only focusing on tresses, this product also nourishes the scalp—thanks to chamomilla, sage leaf and calendula extracts. Plus, white oak bark extract works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, which is especially helpful in the colder, dryer months.

Aesop
Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm
$35

Intensely rich and thick, Aesop's Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm is made for parched skin. An application leaves skin feeling soft and supple, and ultimately nourished thanks to macadamia and sandalwood oils. The fragrance blends citrus and vanilla for a slightly creamsicle-like scent.

The North Face
Patrol Gloves
$160

Made for the coldest and wettest climates, The North Face's high-tech Patrol Gloves offer protective comfort. Whether skiing, snowboarding or exploring Antarctica, these technical accessories preserve dry coziness, while guaranteeing plenty of dexterity. With a GORE-TEX membrane, cowhide leather palms, and a back-of-hand insulation made from 200g Heatseeker proprietary material, there's unrivaled protection.

Small Spells
Illustrated Tarot Pack
$40

This color tarot deck by Small Spells (run by Rachel Howe) is a charming set of cards featuring Howe's illustrations. While delightfully mystic, the pictures are also inspired by cartoons, tattoos, low-fi graphic design and more—the result is a delightful, colorful style of its own. Positive vibes, healing powers and artistic inspiration permeate these cards. (Also available with a guidebook.)

Reliefband Technologies
Reliefband 2.0
$175

An FDA-cleared wearable device, Reliefband 2.0 helps to control vomiting and nausea through proprietary pulses issued to contact points on a J-Band bracelet. As the body receives the pulses, it begins to rebalance and normalize. It's a motion and morning sickness tackling system that's also clinically proven. It also begins to take action right away after activation. Reliefband 2.0 comes in two colorways.

Rational Dress Society
"Make America Rational Again" Tote
$35

The Rational Dress Society and Shrill Society have teamed up on this simple tote—a take on Donald Trump's 2016 campaign slogan (borrowed from Reagan's 1980 campaign slogan). The proceeds will go directly to Rational Dress Society, and their mission to create new clothing from donated Ivanka Trump brand apparel. The organization has been collecting gently used and "emphatically discarded" pieces from the brand and is turning them into 100% made-in-the-USA jumpsuits.

Reverie
Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment
$42

Haircare line Reverie (founded by Santa Clarita, CA-based hairstylist Garrett Markenson) makes one of our favorite products: an anti-frizz leave-in nourishing treatment called MILK.It's go-to whenever our hair looks particularly frazzled and lifeless, transforming into soft, effortless locks. Plus, the featherweight formula (a blend of 16 essential oils that imparts a fresh, natural scent) makes it nearly impossible to accidentally overdo it. The bonus is that all Reverie products are also vegan, and cruelty-free.

Vuarnet
Glacier Sunglasses
$600

High-tech, high-performance mineral sunglasses, Vuarnet's Glacier model features pure gray, silver flashed lenses. With a distinct pilot style and unmistakable quality beholden to Italian production, this unisex accessory can withstand active use in extreme conditions. The removable side casing in real leather also offers additional protection, while the leather cord keeps them close when not set on the eyes.

pai
Avocado + Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream
$55

Made for dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin, pai's Avocado + Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream is one of the richest moisturizers we've used. Leaving skin feeling extra soft and nourished without a greasy residue, this lotion utilizes avocado (rich in vitamins A, D and E) and jojoba, which is similar to the skin's natural sebum. The result is silky, smooth skin that feels truly hydrated. Moreover, this is all achieved using no alcohol, parabens or artificial fragrances. Suitable for vegans, it's also Certified Organic by the Soil Association.

Cleverly Laundry
Red Cotton-Terry Robe
$185

No matter what kind of day you've had—or are about to have—this classy cotton-terry robe has some mood-transforming powers. Founded by Perth-based female architects, newly-launched Cleverly Laundry is building a reputation for its passion for quality, water-wicking textiles. This piece is made in the Guimarães region of northern Portugal and will last longer than your current apartment.

Edie Parker
TIME'S UP Clutch
$1,295

Made from 100% hand-poured acrylic, Edie Parker's TIME'S UP clutch is as bold and direct as the movement itself. The silver block lettering stands out from the black acrylic, and the clutch closes thanks to a kiss-style clasp. Large enough to fit smartphones (up to an iPhone 8) and more, the most important factor is that 100% of the proceeds are going to the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund. Administered by the National Women’s Law Center, the fund connects people who have experienced harassment, abuse and assault in the workplace to lawyers.

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Dita Von Teese and Sébastien Tellier: Porcelaine
For her debut self-titled album, Dita Von Teese has enlisted the sublime talents of Sébastien Tellier, who wrote and composed the entire record. Tellier says that the super-dreamy "Porcelaine" is about Von Teese's skin: "too perfect to be real." The...
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Frank Ocean: Moon River (cover)
There have been hundreds of covers of "Moon River" since the original (performed by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's") but Frank Ocean's surprise version—released today—is certainly one of the most beautiful. Pared-back and relying mostly...
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Makeness: Stepping Out of Sync
With joyous dancing on the streets mixed up by side-swipe cuts and sequences of blended time, the video for "Stepping Out of Sync" toys with a relatively normal concept and timeline, elevating it into dizzying conceptual territory. It's fun—as is the...
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JB Dunckel: Love Machine
An electro-pop love song from JB Dunckel of AIR, "Love Machine" is a hazy, almost sci-fi number. One can easily find innate beauty in the dreamlike orchestration and lyrical repetition. It's not Dunckel's first foray into solo material; he released...
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EDITORIAL
Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule: Turtle Neck Man
Recorded during the sessions for Mount Kimbie's Love What Survives last year, "Turtle Neck Man" is a previously unreleased tune featuring frequent collaborator King Krule. Set on a loping synth soundscape, King Krule (aka Archy Marshall) offers a stream...
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EDITORIAL
PJ Harvey + Harry Escott: An Acre Of Land
Drawn from the soundtrack of the forthcoming film Dark River, "An Acre of Land" demonstrates a timelessness to PJ Harvey, with her voice unmooring itself from genre and era. A collaboration with composed Harry Escott, the track truly stuns with its...
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EDITORIAL
Mark Pritchard feat. Gregory Whitehead: Come Let Us
From his new collection of work The Four Worlds (out 23 March on Warp) comes UK-born, Australia-based Mark Pritchard's "Come Let Us." A fascinating track, it features samples of Gregory Whitehead's "Ziggurat" from Disorder Speech (a 1985 release of...
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EDITORIAL
The Suzan: Desire
With a concept touching upon bizarre Japanese inventions, the video for The Suzan's "Desire" is an experience unlike any other. Director Yu Nakajima addresses human desire in various other ways, many of which are comedic, and unexpected shots are bound...
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EDITORIAL
Blood Orange: Black History
Under the title Black History on Soundcloud, Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) has released two beautiful new tracks: "Christopher & 6th" and "JUNE 12TH." Celebrating Black History Month, the latter song is a mostly spoken-word piece ("you must love yourself...
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Katie Dey: Data
Like a blanket of warmth laid over a cold, digital world, Melbourne-based musician Katie Dey delivers "Data," a love song to the cloud. Piano- and vocals-driven, the track's emotional strength nods to Kate Bush but this is something entirely and unexpectedly...
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EDITORIAL
Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett: Don't Look Any Further
Off and on again lead singer for the Temptations, Dennis Edwards has passed away at 74 years old. Fronting one of the world's most recognizable and timeless groups, Edwards was a pioneer of Motown’s psychedelic soul—thanks to songs like "Cloud Nine...

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