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Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ10
A hybrid instant film camera offering digital filters and traditional prints
by Josh Rubin
Between the sheer ease of mobile photography and the plentiful options for quick or substantial modification, camera phones have muscled all other forms of consumer photography into the background.Yet, no one can deny a continued love of instant...
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Electricity-Powered Zero Motorcycles
Simple, sophisticated machines breaking milestones among electric vehicle
by David Graver
From their inception in 2006 to today's rapidly escalating sales, Zero Motorcycles have pioneered the aesthetic and technological worlds of electric motorcycles. These are, as the brand states, hand-built high-tech machines designed and produced in...
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RAC teams up with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, previously unreleased Beach House, new Wovoka Gentle and more
by CH Editors
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun After playing a show in Detroit this week, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Designing apparel for people of all abilities, discovering the world's oldest computer, the quest for the Twin Peaks cherry pie and more
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1. The Most Impressive Fossil Discovered To Date Looking through photographer Robert Clark's photo set for the June 2017 issue of National Geographic, taken at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one cannot help but feel they're witnessing...
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The 2017 eyeo Festival: Minneapolis' Creative Technology Conference
Addressing design and data through this year's "Code + Resistance" theme
by Evan Orensten
In the crowded creative conference space, one event has continued to impress us to the point that we've signed on as a media partner. The Minneapolis eyeo Festival incorporates talks and workshops that strike the intersection of art, information...
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Jonah Samson’s "Yes Yes We’re Magicians" Found Photography Book
A collection of tragicomic imagery weaving a narrative on the human condition
by David Graver
Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his "new old photos." Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and...
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Akademi Bar, Bali
Cocktail legend Dre Masso uses indigenous ingredients from across the Indonesian archipelago for authentically tropical drinks
by Karen Day
When Ronald Akili opened the very first Potato Head establishment, Jakarta was aswarm with boring replica restaurants from abroad and wine bars with snooty attitudes. This didn’t sit right with the well-traveled, good-vibes seeker, so in 2009 he set...
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Hawaii's Kō Hana Agricole Rum
Manulele Distillers' pure cane sugar spirits draw from 34 heirloom varietals
by David Graver
In the middle of an aquaponics farm on Hawaii's island of Oahu, Manuele Distillers produce a very unique spirit: Kō Hana Agricole Rum. Here, farmers grow 34 different types of heirloom sugarcane plants that were meticulously collected over a three...
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Kong Lingxi's "Unit Time" in Beijing
Exploring the concept of time with artworks that take months to complete
by CH Contributor
In the Chinese art community, Kong Lingxin's work has been widely praised for its simplicity and elegance—characteristics rarely seen among the younger generations of artists in China. Kong's first solo show, "Unit Time" (Shijian Danwei) at ArtDepot...
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The Ned, London
A hub of accommodation that's more than a hotel, thanks to its size and intentions
by Nara Shin
Most hotels in big cities have a problem with maximizing space—but what does one do when the building-to-be-renovated is almost too massive? It requires more than one company, in fact. This month, The Ned finally opened its doors in London after...
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The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Step into the legendary musician and spiritual leader's world through a special compilation release and NYC sunset show
by Nara Shin
The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the...

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Karl Kolbitz's "Entryways of Milan: Ingressi di Milano"
Open doors all over the Italian city by turning the pages of this book

Over the centuries, Milan's style has been defined by its geographical position and illustrious history. The Italian city lies on a plain, equidistant from the sea and the mountains, and its climate is colder than Mediterranean Italy. Of course, French...

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Karl Kolbitz's "Entryways of Milan: Ingressi di Milano"
Open doors all over the Italian city by turning the pages of this book
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Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Two new tactile architectural modeling systems; one for professionals and another for rookies

Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...

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Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Two new tactile architectural modeling systems; one for professionals and another for rookies
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Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
Commissioning nine artists to create designs that represent their ideals, and support their chosen organization

After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...

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Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
Commissioning nine artists to create designs that represent their ideals, and support their chosen organization

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Have a Good Time
"Have a Good Time" Umbrella
$75

Based in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Have a Good Time is a small design crew with big and bold style. With a very simple, optimistic message this patterned umbrella invokes the brand name and features "Have a good time" printed repeatedly, but looks abstract from further away. Made from 100% polyester, it has a wooden handle and a velcro strap for when it's not in use.

Rudy's
Shine Pomade
$22

In the same way they brought a thoughtful refresh to the barbershop concept, the folks at Rudy's have done the same for hair products. Of their three pomades (which include a Clay and Matte option), we've been taken with the Shine finish. The medium hold provides enough support but the gentle formula washes out easily. This made-in-the-USA grooming item also handles all hair types and lends a natural texture.

Hatje Cantz
The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors
$17

Written collaboratively by Silvia Anna Barrilà, Nicole Büsing, Heiko Klaas, and Christiane Meixner, The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors features 256 private collections of contemporary art that the public can actually view. With collections all over the world, in 43 countries from Lebanon to Japan and Ukraine, the book boasts an array of impressive, diverse artworks. Featuring foundations and individuals, tastes and interests vary in a most fascinating way. Take a browse out of curiosity or use it to plan an indie art trip.

Naadam
Talus Cashmere Hoodie
$295

Made from super-lightweight and incredibly soft 100% organic cashmere (sourced from Mongolia) Naadam's hoodie is a luxurious take on a classic. While cashmere is usually viewed as a cold weather fabric, the lightweight nature of the Talus Hoodie means it's seasonless—it breathes and provides warmth. Perfect for cool nights and travel. Milled in Italy, this piece features exposed seams, a kangaroo pocket and two-way zipper.

Osmo
Osmo Explorer Kit
$189

The award-winning game system Osmo changes the way kids interact and learn while using an iPad. Making it less about swiping and more about hand-on play, the Explorer Kit includes different programs—some of which center on numbers, math, business, problem-solving, science and more. Our favorite is Coding Jam, the musical program that includes blocks which can be arranged in patterns and sequences to create songs.

Discommon
Lowball 2: The Pinch
$280

Upon first glance, Discommon's new Lowball 2: The Pinch already looks like a drastically different snifter. For starters, it's made from aerospace-grade aluminum which is then machined to create a striking texture, and not just for aesthetic reasons; it also helps with grip. But look a little closer and you'll see the inside of the snifter is shaped like an hourglass in order to make your whiskey taste its best. An ideal bar addition for serious enthusiasts.

The Skateroom + Ai Weiwei
Study of Perspective: The White House, 2017 Skate Decks
$666

In response to the current American government, The Skateroom has collaborated with two political artists—Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey—on limited edition skateboard decks. Done in an edition of 666, "Study of Perspective—The White House, 2017" sees the iconic Ai Weiwei image of his middle finger pointed toward the White House set across three skate decks. Proceeds from the boards' sales will go to a number of relevant NGOs including including B’Tselem, Halklarin köprüsü, and The Ampliphier Foundation.

Warby Parker
Limited Edition Robert Rauschenberg Sunglasses
$95

Inspired by the colors Robert Rauschenberg used in his beloved ROCI project, these three new Warby Parker sunglasses are bright and playful—perfect for the summer months. The Primrose Crystal pink hue comes with brown lenses, while the Crystal Marina green and Cerulean Crystal blue have mirrored lenses. With 100% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating, they are a highly functional set of shades made in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Paul Tuller
LGBTQ Chechnya T-Shirt
$32

In response to ​Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to The Russian LGBT Network, an NGO that has been working to extract members of the queer community from Chechnya safely. Available in small, medium, large, and double XL.

U Brand
Copper Letter Sorter
$13

Not that long ago, decent-looking desk accessories were wildly expensive. Everything else was in the form of plastic tubs or looked like back-to-school gear. This gold wire letter sorter is a happy medium—not only will it help with organization, it won't make a dent in your wallet. At 6.41 by 4.13 inches, it's minimal enough not to clutter up your desk or entryway table.

Maison Labiche
"Enfant Terrible" Sweatshirt
$50

This very sweet raglan pullover is emblazoned with the words "enfant terrible," for the cheeky child in your life. Embroidered with a chain stitch, the sweatshirt is available in pale blue or purple—obviously intended for all genders. Available in sizes two years to 10 years, it's an item many grown-ups will surely covet. Price is in Euros.

Jason Markk
Travel Shoe-Cleaning Kit
$20

For anybody who travels for work or simply likes to make a good impression, a rainy day or unexpected spill can throw your appearance out. Perfect for some of these minor catastrophes, Jason Markk's travel shoe-cleaning kit means you won't have to panic and buy a new pair of wheels—rather you can spruce up the ones on your feet. This kit includes a two-ounce premium shoe cleaner, a mini premium brush, microfiber towel, and three wipes—all of which are TSA-approved and made in the USA.

CDLP + Jonas Åkerlund
All-Black Boxer Briefs
$60

Made from super-soft Lyocell (ecological wood pulp) and a little elastane, these CDLP + Jonas Åkerlund collaboration boxer briefs are comfortable and long-lasting. Odor-resistant, they're also crafted from the blackest of black fabric—and are made to stay that way thanks to extreme color-resistance. We especially love the logo-free waistband. This sophisticated underwear comes with a limited edition Jonas Åkerlund photograph and a black mesh laundry bag.

Areaware
Totem Candles
$12

Available in forest green, orange or a creamy hue, these candles—imagined by Grain Design and produced by Areaware—come in three different sizes. Each sized candle is carved differently, making for eye-catching decor whether in sets or alone. Angled and architectural, they're unscented and have burn times of 15, 25 or 35 hours. Price is for one, not a set.

Coffee Gator
Pour-Over Coffee Maker
$25

Instead of requiring disposable filters, the Coffee Gator has a reusable laser-cut steel filter designed to pull the most out of your beans. This offers a cleaner flavor than the French-press method. Easy to clean, this hassle-free piece of equipment—that yields 400ml, or three cups—can handle years of repeat use.

Judd Foundation
Corner Chair 15
$6,900

Designed in 1984 by visionary artist Donald Judd, the Corner Chair 15 (along with a bunch of other Judd creations) are now available online. Produced in 24 different colorways, the chair measures 75cm by 50cm by 50cm. Prices vary depending on the finish, but start at $6,900. Donald Judd furniture is on view at the Judd Foundation booth at Frieze New York this year.

Search + State
S1-A Junmai Jersey
$165

NYC-based Search and State's S1-A is now available in a Junmai print: beige and white flowers on navy blue; floral, but not frou frou. Intended for women, this classic riding jersey design sports short sleeves, three pockets and a zip collar. The fabric, however, is technologically advanced—and entirely made in the USA.

Poppy Lissiman
Pride Necklace
$135

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, Perth-based designer Poppy Lissiman's "Pride" necklace is made from 18k gold-plated sterling silver and high-quality rainbow-colored cubic zirconia. 10% of the profits are donated to Rainbow International, an organization dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ rights activists in countries where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are criminalized. Price is in AUD.

Robin Day + The Conran Shop
Special Edition 675 Chair
$345

The molded plywood and steel-framed 675 chair, created by British designer Robin Day (famed for his efficient, cost-effective approach) back in 1952, gets an upholstery uplift in three new colors—robin red, bilberry blue and granite grey—for this The Conran Shop exclusive. Each is available in an edition of 50, and pre-orders are now open. Price in GBP.

Repelica
DP-16L Olive Daypack
$215

With a shell of Cordura Ballistic Fabric and a ripstop nylon interior lining, Repelica's Daypack can handle just about any irregularities in the weather. It weighs in at 2.5 pounds and an EVA compression molded back panel guarantees comfort. All of the additional hardware is heavy duty and weather-defiant. This backpack has been assembled to handle the hard days, but its slender minimalism makes it a stylistic fit for every day.

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Chromatics: Shadow
While most who tuned into the Twin Peaks' season premiere last night were perhaps elated by the new Angelo Badalamenti scoring, a musical performance that closed out the spectacle delivered a very different sort of Lynchian experience. Portland's Chromatics...
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Shanti Celeste: Melbourne Deepcast Mix
MoMA PS1’s annual Warm Up series has always guaranteed a steamy summer Saturday dance affair in Long Island City, and they’ve pulled all the stops for their 20th anniversary on international names you need to know. Set the mood with longtime NTS fixture...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
After playing a show in Detroit last night, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto...
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Beach House: Chariot
From the upcoming album B-Sides And Rarities, dream-pop duo Beach House's "Chariot" is one of the previously unreleased songs from the "Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars" sessions. The Baltimore-based band, which is currently on tour, crafted...
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RAC feat. Rivers Cuomo: I Still Wanna Know
From RAC's fifth LP EGO, "I Still Wanna Know" is a delightful slice of bubbly, indie-electric, summertime dance. RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) has joined forces with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for the track, and his immediately recognizable tenor lends...
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Wovoka Gentle: They Mostly Come at Night Mostly
With a beautiful, experimental edge and an eerie, colorful video to match, "They Mostly Come at Night Mostly" by London trio Wovoka Gentle pairs disembodied hands with meticulous harmonies. It's both a visual and sonic treat, as band members William...
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A$AP Rocky feat. Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert + Quavo: RAF
Thanks to Frank Ocean's Apple Music Beats 1 show, blonded Radio, we've all been granted access to a slew of one off tracks over the last few months that feature the beloved vocalist. The latest, a fashion-themed lyrical whirlwind known as "RAF" and...
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Baio: PHILOSOPHY!
In the four years since Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City we've learned one thing about the band: every member is capable of putting out exciting, well-made and unexpectedly diverse solo or collaborative work. The latest, PHILOSOPHY! by...
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Amandla Stenberg: Let My Baby Stay
Paired with a moody, minimal music video, Amandla Stenberg's "Let My Baby Stay" cover is a thoughtful deconstruction of Mac DeMarco's 2014 original. The song will appear on the soundtrack of Stenberg's forthcoming film "Everything, Everything." With...
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Phoenix: J-Boy
Perhaps not immediately recognizable as Phoenix, the French band's new track "J-Boy" is a sparkly synth-pop treat. The song is from the upcoming Ti Amo which is set for release 9 June—their first album since 2013's Bankrupt!. Lead vocalist Thomas Mars...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U
Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and today, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that Hadreas's sultry voice...

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As part of a convoy of Toyota TRD Pro trucks, we tour the beautiful Southeast Asian nation
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