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Flic: Cute as a Button
A Swedish start-up designs a handy wireless shortcut to your favorite actions on your phone
by Richard Prime
It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially...
FOOD + DRINK
Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
Plates made from recycled plastic bags, emailed receipts, booze brewed in the basement and more at chef Douglas McMaster's ambitious project
by CH Contributor
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
CULTURE
Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
The renowned vodka brand's creative endeavor includes the chance to win a photograph by the grandfather of Pop Art himself
by Largetail
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
STYLE
The Elder Statesman's First Retail Store Opens in LA
The new indoor/outdoor space in West Hollywood carries the vibe of the understated luxury brand
by Nara Shin
After seven and a half years in business, picking up the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award along the way, The Elder Statesman has finally opened its first brick and mortar store in its hometown of Los Angeles. Founder Greg Chait—recognizable by...
DESIGN
Makers Mondays: Earthy Furnishings
Four copper and wooden decor that help make a house (or apartment) a home
by CH Editors
As part of our ongoing support of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative (which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States) we have picked some stunning products that help...
DESIGN
Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC
Exploring new relationships with technology as it becomes part of the daily lexicon for identity and self-expression
by Gabriella Garcia
The NYC Decoded Fashion summit proved to be an especially good-looking tech conference. Not to say that the average tech conference is unattractive, but this crowd obviously cares as much about aesthetics and presentation as they do about software...
DESIGN
The Macallan Rare Cask Gift Guide
The ultra elegant, utterly outrageous and one-of-a-kind items found in our gift guide inspired by the premium, full-bodied whisky
by Largetail
In creating their exceptional whiskies, The Macallan's innovative whisky maker Bob Dalgarno uses only the finest oak casks. The distillery's world-coveted cask collection is a huge part of what gives their products the most in distinguished flavor...
TECH
Fuffr's Smartphone Case
This infrared invention tears down social barriers for multi-player gaming
by Richard Prime
Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought...
DESIGN
Crest & Co. Holiday Pop-Up Shop
A selection of rare and exclusive gifts from the online luxury retailer
by CH Editors
With an emphasis on the extraordinary, exclusive online luxury retailer Crest & Co has set up shop in NYC this holiday season. A relative newcomer to the luxury world, Crest & Co has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, dealing in...
TECH
Adobe Creative Cloud + Moleskine Smart Notebook
Easily turn hand-drawn art into fully workable digital files for Illustrator and Photoshop
by David Graver
There's no notebook more revered than Moleskine, for both its storied history and also its continued simple, effective design. Over the last few years, the brand has released successful collaborations with Evernote and Livescribe, but today marks...
DESIGN
Alite + Boreas Commuter Backpack
A roll-top waterproof design that combines aesthetics with a suspension support system for comfort
by Hans Aschim
The strongest collaborations draw from the strengths of each involved party—and the new roll-top pack from Alite and Boreas is a shining example. Both San Francisco-based companies know the value of a sturdy yet stylish, multipurpose pack. Alite...

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Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
Elegant furniture masks a complete kit to fill a room with sound

We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver...

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Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
Elegant furniture masks a complete kit to fill a room with sound
STYLE
Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar

In the world of men's formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers...

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Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

Recently, we asked Felicia Ferrone of Fferrone Design for a hand in a project designing custom glassware for The Macallan Rare Cask whisky. In collaboration with Gentner Design, the duo created stunning custom glassware—as well as a special carrying...

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Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
From glassware to home furnishings, one of Chicago's premiere design firms branches out

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Word of Mouth: St. Pauli, Hamburg
A red light district turned creative arts corridor offers up 24 hour parties, exploratory cocktails and music galore
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Word of Mouth: Astoria, Oregon
Freshly caught tuna and salmon, an auto body shop turned café and more rustic charm in this river town by the sea
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Word of Mouth: Porto
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Word of Mouth: Creative Tel Aviv
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Word of Mouth: Paraty
Cachaça, fresh food and local art provide the rustic setting for this historic Brazilian town
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Word of Mouth: Tokyo Street Food + Drink
From yakitori skewers to palm-sized oysters, food on the go in this vibrant city
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Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Organic farms, sustainable vineyards and the restaurants making the most of their yields in this scenic British Columbia community

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Barbour + Deus ex Machina
Horace Jacket
$649

What happens when the British stalwart of hunting jackets Barbour teams up with Australian custom motorcycle makers Deus Ex Machina? You get the handsome Horace Jacket, a waxed-cotton marvel with leather accents, pockets galore and a belt.

Vestige
Hourglass T-Shirt
$54

Each of Vestige's t-shirts embodies a story, fact or myth culled from a certain period of time and given a contemporary graphic emblem. This super soft raglan t-shirt features an hourglass glyph, reflecting the freshly launched brand's creative ethos.

Death at Sea
CH + AmDC: Bifold Wallet
$75

Laser-cut from "mean green leather," Brooklyn-based Death at Sea's bifold wallet is constructed without the need for thread or glue. The design features one pocket for bills and two pockets for card, and boats a deep green hue specially for Cool Hunting that's sure to become more beautiful over time.

PF Candle Co.
Sweet Grapefruit Soy Candle
$16

Pommes Frites candles don't need fancy packaging or foreign-sounding names. "Sweet Grapefruit" speaks for itself with warn citrus and fruit notes (think peach and mangosteen) and is one of the DTLA-based candlemakers' strongest scents—making it a perfect pre-dinner party room filler.

Nottene
All Holiday Wrapping Paper
$25

NYC-based illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall, who boasts the Whitney Museum and Coach as previous clients, created a quartet of holiday wrapping paper to suit any receiver. Christmas Crazed, Secular, Pagan and Best Friends will spread the holiday cheer starting from minute they lay their hands on your carefully considered gift.

Allison Kunath
Custom Geometric Portrait
$700

Commission a custom geometric portrait from Los Angeles-based designer and illustrator Allison Kunath, who started making freehand geometric portraits of famous icons a few years ago, abstracting the faces of Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo among others. Both single and multiple-subject portraits are available.

May Furniture
Riviera Tray
$225

There's something retro about May Furniture Company's Riviera Tray, as if it was salvaged from some bygone beach resort. Place the oiled walnut catch-all by the door, and you may start remembering where you put your keys for once.

Edie Parker
Jean Striped Clutch
$1,195

Made of 100% hand-poured acrylic with a creamy, pearlescent finish on white between jet black stripes, Edie Parker's Jean Striped Clutch puts a little treasure right at your fingertips. The inside houses a mirror with an etched logo, so you can check your face while grabbing your phone or gloss on a dressed-up night out.

LMNH!
Hand-Painted Peloton Figurines
$32

Standing just five centimeters tall, these die-cast cycling figurines from London café and bike shop Look Mum No Hands! offer the perfect desk distraction for the dedicated cyclist. Coming in a pack of three in random colors and positions, the hand-painted figurines call to mind the days before carbon fiber when riders dined on wine and sausage instead of protein bars.

Frost River
Canvas Lunch Bag
$25

Brown-bag it in style with this heavy duty waxed canvas lunch sack. Made in Duluth, Minnesota, the 13'' x 8'' by 5''-deep bag features brass hardware, leather accents and a water-resistant coating. The 18-oz canvas is sure to last for years to come and only improve with age—so don't just limit this versatile piece to lunchtime.

Beats by Dre
Beats + Hello Kitty Headphones
$250

These super cute special edition Beats + Hello Kitty Solo² lightweight high fidelity headphones come with a custom case to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. They feature a blue and white headband design with Hello Kitty’s iconic red bow and a RemoteTalk cable to take calls and control music on iOS devices.

Fritz & Fräulein
Plaid Dopp Kit
$44

This handmade unisex travel kit features a vintage plaid outer to add a touch of the Scottish Highlands to your travel setup. A waterproof inner keeps toiletries from spilling into the rest of your luggage should a seal fail or a cap come loose. Leather accents and a brass zipper details lend to the case's elegant appeal.

Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay A2
$438

Pairing unrivaled sound quality with refined design, Bang & Olufson's A2 is perhaps the pinnacle of wireless speakers and sure to impress even the most discerning audiophile. At just 2.5 pounds, the speaker features True360 spherical sound projection technology, while a handsome leather handle, the ability to connect 8 users and a 24-hour battery life to keep the party going anywhere.

Parra
Raining Cats Shower Curtain
$40

Parra's irreverent cartoony illustrations have been featured on everything from gallery walls to record covers to skateboard decks. Bring Amsterdam-based artist's work into your bathroom with this nylon shower curtain that's sure to catch the attention of guests and add some character to your morning routine.

Philip Aarons and Emma Reeves
Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales
$46

Published by Printed Matter, "Non Stop Poetry: The Zines of Mark Gonzales" chronicles the skateboard legend's extensive artwork from the over 145 zines he created, starting as far back as the early '90s. With contributions from the likes of Harmony Korine and Tom Sachs, the highly visual hardcover is extremely limited and one not to miss.

Cartier
Panthère de Cartier
$21,000

Cartier first introduced the panther into it's iconography back in 1914. Still to this day, the powerful imagery plays upon the idea of what a ring can actually be. This ultra-luxuriant iteration, crafted from gold, green tsavorite garnets and onyx, realizes the excellence of balanced geometry and imagination. It's a statement piece, true to the Cartier brand, but rather than being over the top, it's ferociously fine.

COIL + DRIFT
Sling Wine Rack
$423

An elegant hammock for your wine—this rack holds six bottles in its simple structure of cherry wood, steel and leather. There's an edge of clean Americana (and it's handmade made in Brooklyn), and it's sized just right for easy countertop placement—even in a city apartment. Altogether, it's a great option for keeping your "go-to" bottles on hand and on display. It speaks to sophistication, but with a clear lack of pretense. This product is made to order and typically ships in 4-6 weeks.

3D Hubs
Lock Nesters
$20

These 3D-printed puzzles by Brooklyn designer Fleet Hower are as challenging as they are brilliant in color and design. Pick from six unique designs and have it sent to your local 3D Hub, where you can personally pick up your Lock-Nester meet the person who printed it for you.

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Jon Hopkins: Form By Firelight (with Raphaelle Standell)
English musician Jon Hopkins fine-tuned his ambient electro production skills under the masterful ear of none other than Brian Eno and the conceptual brevity of this mentorship has paid off. Hopkins released his Asleep Versions EP this week, a 25-minute...
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Bill Withers: I Can't Write Left-Handed
This week, 11 November marked a commemorative day in which many Western countries paid tribute to the the men and women who bravely served in our armed forces. Their heroic efforts are painstaking and singular in a way that most people will never truly...
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The Sugarhill Gang: Apache (Jump On It)
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg in Paris' Marais district is letting guests take the hotel's lobby "soundtrack" home with a mix compiled by Guillaume Sorge. The artistic director at Red Bull Studios Paris has selected 12 songs to take listeners through different...
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Frank Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin
Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank from the early '80s rap trio The Sugarhill Gang, passed away this week at just 58 years old after a battle with cancer. The industry pioneer's career began with him as a music manager for hip-hop artists...
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Julie London: Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam. Hear them all in...
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The Juan Maclean: Love Stops Here
"We love songs that build, measure after measure—beat after beat. The type of songs you listen to a dozen times in a row to pinpoint the exact turning point from slow burn into a jam. This comes a lot from our years spent as Finger On The Pulse DJs...
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Gabriel Garzón-Montano: 6 8 (Lord RAJA Remix)
On his EP Bishouné: Alma del Huila (off NYC imprint Styles Upon Styles), Gabriel Garzón-Montano reminds listeners what instruments, not computers, are capable of doing. The SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music grad sings and plays every single note...
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Campos Neto: Dia Benga (Nomads VIP Edit)
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted throughout the week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's personal favorite in a song or album dubbed #PrivateJam. Hear them all in...
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Swim Team: Clairvoyant
LA label Hit City USA released the first singles for San Diego newcomer Swim Team this week, both of which are the upshot of a broken synthesizer. Accustomed to playing guitar or keyboards in bands, when Swim Team's Caleb Chial happened upon the synth...
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Redlight: 9TS (90s Baby)
As one half of Berlin duo Africaine 808, Nomad has become famous for his Vulkandance parties in the German capital. The DJ (and painter) ventured to NYC this week to treat audiences to his crate-digging style of deep house that draws on rare and obscure...
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The Golden Filter: Kill Me (John Talabot Remix)
NYC electronic music duo The Golden Filter's song "Kill Me" causes shivers with vocals veiled in reverb and eerie, bare synths (with an even more disturbing music video depicting a mother's overboard obsession with her son—a metaphor for unhealthy...