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The Rhino That Should Have Never Been Born
Photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn captures the miracle of life in the face of illegal poaching and extinction
by Hans Aschim
Cape Town-based filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn is no stranger to working with icons. The Australian-born Steirn is known equally for his timeless wildlife images as he is his award-winning portraits of world leaders and cultural figures...
FOOD + DRINK
MiiR Vacuum Insulated Howler
A threadless swing-top container capable of keeping beer cold and coffee piping hot
by Hans Aschim
Forget lugging cans of your favorite craft beer on your next adventure. The 32 oz Howler from Seattle-based MiiR not only keeps your precious suds fresh and cold for up to 24 hours, it can also keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours. Now the two unofficial...
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Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring
UCSD researchers develop a wearable that painlessly detects dangerous blood sugar levels
by Gabriella Garcia
Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique's obsolescence...
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The Robotic Future of Pour-Over Coffee: Poursteady
Behind the scenes with the makers of the machine that automates (and quickens) the coffee shop pour-over experience
by Hans Aschim
The crowded premium coffee shop: on the one hand, it's a lively communal living room where conservations mingle and the energy is palpable—all walks-of-life coming together in the common search for next level java. On the other hand (and often where...
DESIGN
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 25
In his first monograph "Reproductions," Brian Roettinger weaves his past design work into collage form using a photocopier
by Nara Shin
Since commissioning John Baldessari to create a set of pillowcases, the team at conceptual periodical The Thing Quarterly has been hard at work to send subscribers delightful (and usable) objects dreamt up by creatives—most recently a 12" LP designed...
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Filson's Watch Line Now Available
Timepieces that beg to be used outdoors, assembled by hand at Detroit's Shinola factory
by David Graver
Almost a year ago we got a first look at Filson's ambitious, in-development watch collection. Today, they're not only finalized, but available for pre-sale. Unsurprisingly, the finished products bear many attributes that we've come to love about...
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Stevie Wonder's tribute to MLK, the return of Björk, a South African supergroup and more in our weekly music review
by CH Editors
Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn't until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Rick Owens goes full frontal, Microsoft's HoloLens, meditating in a Vegas nightclub and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Krrb Classifieds Nascar meets wheelchair in this polished tire rocker up for grabs on community-based classifieds site Krrb. The chair, named “El Rocker de Las Llantas Muertas" (The Rocker of Dead Tires), has been meticulously hand crafted by...
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Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
The grassroots event moves to the northern city of Verona where we speak with founder Andrea Sibaldi
by Paolo Ferrarini
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
FOOD + DRINK
Atsby Vermouth Armadillo Cake Reserve
A perception-changing take on the classic cocktail component
by David Graver
A crucial component in Manhattans, Martinis and Negronis, vermouth is often perceived exclusively as a mixer. Just 150 years ago though, it was a popular drink all its own and the fundamental component in a Vermouth Cocktail (enhanced only by one...
DESIGN
Cafe Racer-Inspired Seals Watches
An affordable watch line debut designed with motorbikes and more in mind
by Richard Prime
With its inspiration from battles tanks of the 1940s and cafe racer motorcycles, Seals Watch Company's Model A is a great example of what a micro watch brand can do when blended with a genuine passion for detail. Based in the foothills of the Sierra...

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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
From a hidden luxury bar to the secrets of the hidden magic library, we explore some of NYC's most unique locations

When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots...

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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
From a hidden luxury bar to the secrets of the hidden magic library, we explore some of NYC's most unique locations
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Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee's Ben Clymer
We talk with Ben Clymer about horological culture and some of his favorite timepieces

In our latest video as part of The Macallan Rare Cask Rare Discoveries Series, we sit down with Ben Clymer, founder and Editor in Chief of Hodinkee, the most popular online magazine about watches. An obsessive collector, the banker-turned-entrepreneur...

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Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee's Ben Clymer
We talk with Ben Clymer about horological culture and some of his favorite timepieces
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Neon Museum
How the "neon boneyard" collects and repurposes Las Vegas' trademark art form

There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring light of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city's light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic "neon boneyard" celebrates artifacts of Las Vegas' native...

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Cool Hunting Video: Neon Museum
How the "neon boneyard" collects and repurposes Las Vegas' trademark art form

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Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa
On the cusp of a renaissance, the Ethiopian capital packs plenty of charm off the beaten path
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No lifts, no crowds and fresh tracks on nearly every run: this is the premier ski and snowboard experience
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Treasures Inside a Tunnel: Osaka's Shark Attack
A hidden antique store in the quiet Japanese neighborhood of Nakazaki-cho, Osaka
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Word of Mouth: Hood River, Oregon
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Best of CH 2014: Travel
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Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
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Luca Nichetto + Lera Moiseeva
Sucabaruca Coffee Set
$890

Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with Lera Moiseeva, Sucabaruca is a ceramic pour-over coffee set created for Canadian design shop Mjölk. The series of conical shapes includes a hand-engraved pot (or decanter) at the base, a large cone as the filter (which fits on top of the pot) and then three rounded cups. The set comes in a three color ways and is a limited edition of 10.

Glencairn Glass
Official Whisky Tasting Glasses
$50

Scottish Glencairn Company partnered with glassware brand Stolzle to create a long-overdue glass to maximize the whiskey tasting and drinking experience. Industry experts engineered a graceful goblet with a slender flute for a proper nosing that mimics the design used by professional tasters the world over.

Wearable Planters
Bike Planters
$45

Using a 3D printer, Atlanta-based designer Colleen Jordan creates small planters that you can wear around your neck or strap to your bike, allowing you to take your favorite succulent on a little adventure.

Crispin Finn
The Bar Is Open (Glow-In-The-Dark Print)
$102

Forget neon—Crispin Finn's three-color silkscreen print shines just as bright when the lights are off. The glow-in-the-dark sign serves as a beacon for those who love a little tipple, and each is hand-printed, dated and embossed.

Abigail Brown
Abigail Brown Textile Art
$473

Made entirely by hand by UK designer Abigail Brown, this sweet little creature will make a colorful addition to any home. Bird watchers, artists and crafters alike will delight in this small ornament made from a mix of recycled and new materials.

Lalique
100 Points Champagne Glasses
$280

A collaboration with esteemed wine critic James Suckling and world renowned crystal maker Lalique, these glasses are made with the intention of serving champagne by the best means possible. Designed in a neo-classical style with engraved ribbing in Lalique’s signature frosted crystal.

Master & Dynamic
MH 40 Over Ear Headphones
$399

Master & Dynamic designs headphones with the audiophile in mind and an obsession with the interaction between sound and creativity. The MH 40 headphones feature heavy grain leather and soft lambskin and a forged aluminum body, with top-notch audio technology for an immersive sound experience.

Barnaby Barford + Nymphenburg
Global Service Plate (Set of 14)
$15,200

Designed by RCA grad and UK artist Barnaby Barford as part of Nymphenburg's porcelain collection, the set of 14 Global Service Plates combine to produce a map of the world. Each set is handcrafted by the master artisans at Nymphenburg, the Munich-based manufacture with over 200 years of history.

Massif Central
Jonas Wood Silk Scarf
$350

Brooklyn-based Massif Central invites contemporary visual artists to consider the silk scarf as their canvas, and their just-released second collection features collaborations with Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin and more. With each in a limited edition of 50, the scarves—like this one from Jonas Wood—look magnificent on the shoulders as they do framed and hung on walls.

NFL
Mitchell & Ness Title Holder Vests
$100

Mitchell & Ness have been purveyors of high quality sporting goods since opening up shop in Philadelphia in 1904. Their Title Holder Vests are a throwback to earlier times, with a retro-styled emblem of your favorite team embroidered across the front. Classy, stylish and sporty all in one.

No Starch Press
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
$20

In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of the similarities between Javascript and natural language—and pushes them to be expressive and elegant in their own way.

Toast
Toast Magazine
$24

Readers won't find restaurant reviews, recipes or overly stylized food porn photos in UK print magazine Toast; the long-form editorial content is neatly focused on personal narratives, artwork, history and other creative celebrations food and drink. This is a magazine to savor in and of itself.

Lillet
Jean de Lillet 2010
$42

The latest limited edition from the acclaimed, elegant French aperitif brand, Jean de Lillet 2010 is created from a combination of the best Sauternes grapes from Bordeaux and an in-house orange liqueur made from the peels of sweet Spanish oranges. Aging in French oak barrels allows for a deeper, rounder taste profile of toasted vanilla in this magical vintage.

Hi Little One
Hi Little One Personalized Tee
$35

Born from designer Nell Lindquist's realization that most baby swag is pretty silly, Hi Little One brings together the sharp, type-driven aesthetic of Lindquist and her sister, Maggie Allen. Pick from thoughtfully personalized, high-quality cottons for babies looking to flaunt their new names, or throw a bone to older siblings who've just had the rug pulled out from under them—AKA, the OG babies of the family.

Alexandra Llewellyn
Pheasant Edition Backgammon
$4,410

An exceptional tribute to the oldest recorded board game in existence, this backgammon set features a hand-lacquered photographic feather playing field encased in Zebrano wood. Duel using pieces made of antique gold and black aluminum, with laser-cut dice that ensure fair play.

Bamford Watch Department x Lexdray
Watch Roll
$95

For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish. Holds up to three watches.

Huang Fei Hong
Hot Chilli Pepper Peanuts 6 Pack
$15

A favorite snack of ours at CH HQ, these spicy Chinese jumbo peanuts from ShanDong are flavored by hot chilli pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns.

Marvel Bar
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
$40

Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve the drink. Once the candle burns out you can use the glass to enjoy an Old Fashioned with the enclosed recipe.

Cool Hunting + byAMT
CH Editions: byAMT Strap Planter
$172

Plants adorn almost every desk at CH HQ, and when we came across byAMT's Strap Planter at ICFF last year we knew we needed to marry our interests. Our signature green hue is painted over the natural leather handle, adding a botanical touch to the the open weave construction. Designed to fit standard 10-inch terra-cotta pots, the planter features copper-plated hardware and is handmade in collaboration with LA-based Mimot Studio in limited quantities in byAMT’s New York City workshop.

Pilot
Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
$9

When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).

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Rihanna feat. Paul McCartney and Kanye West: FourFiveSeconds
It's not every day Kanye West teams up with Sir Paul McCartney, though lately it's been a fortnightly affair and recent developments suggest the Beatles frontman is producing West's next album. The latest release in the admittedly odd yet harmonious...
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EDITORIAL
Jeremih feat. J Cole: Planes
Though more recently best known for the super-popular "Don't Tell 'Em," Jeremih's knack for slower sex-laden tracks can't be doubted. With his recent release, "Planes" (possibly from his long-awaited album Late Nights), he sings to his listener about...
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Fantasma feat. Moonchild: Shangrila
It might be a frigid winter here in NYC, but the summer vibes are strong south of the equator. South African MC Spoek Mathambo recently dropped the first single from his new supergroup Fantasma that counts three instrumentalists, a dance producer and...
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Björk: Vulnicura
Fans were surprised with a two-month early official release of Björk's new album Vulnicura (her first since 2011's Biophilia) after it was leaked online. The experimental Icelandic artist describes her ninth studio album as a "complete heartbreak album...
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José González: Leaf Off / The Cave
José González's heartfelt brand of indie acoustic music has captivated audiences the world over since his cover of The Knife's "Heartbeats" was released in 2003. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist is now on the cusp of releasing his first solo full...
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EDITORIAL
Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday
Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn't until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing a bill which would honor...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
HUH: January Playlist
There's no better time to discover new music than the start of the year and London-based HUH Magazine's January 2015 playlist is chocked full of new music from new and familiar names alike. Music editor Joe Reeve kicks things off with hometown art...
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EDITORIAL
Ratking: Snow Beach
NYC hip-hop trio Ratking represents the next generation of gritty rap that is quintessentially New York. Citing wide-ranging inspirations from the Wu Tang Clan to the Ramones, the group's unique style is a harmonious representation of the city's edgier...
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EDITORIAL
Who's That Girl (Prince's Female Protégés)
Prince's history with women stops just short of his own musical legacy. Throughout the years of his reign, The Purple One has collaborated with an impressive list of female vocalists, dancers, writers and musicians. This week, NTS Radio host Leyla...
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Matthewdavid: "Even The Sun Goes Down" OUTKAST MIX
LA-based experimental music producer and cofounder of Leaving Records, Matthew McQueen—aka Matthewdavid—pulled out all the stops for his latest mix. "Even the Sun Goes Down" is McQueen's ADD homage to his hometown heroes, Atlanta's Outkast. Drawing...
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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
In an interview with Clash, Noah Lennox—aka Panda Bear—opens up about his almost non-process process for creating his fifth studio album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Citing '90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy...