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Test Drive: 2018 Audi S4 + S5
Behind the wheel of the subtly, but impressively, updated cars in Palm Springs
by CH Contributor
by Sue Mead A snaking, high-desert road course is the ideal test of the all-new 2018 Audi S4 and S5—cars that are spawned from the petri-dish of their ultra-high performance stablemates, the Audi R8 and RS. (To clarify: the German automaker...
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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
by Katie Olsen
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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Making Miniatures Fly at Gulliver’s Gate
We talk to Adrian Davies, head of model-making, about the 2,200 square foot airport they’re building
by Josh Rubin
In order to get a New York City resident into the heart of Times Square, the attraction must be one of pure magnificence. That's exactly what we found with Gulliver’s Gate, a massive world of miniatures unlike any other. This isn't a novelty experience;...
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Word of Mouth: Adirondacks
A weekend through spots in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake
by Nara Shin
Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are...
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Interview: Radish Fiction Founder, Seung Yoon Lee
A new model for publishing and a destination for lovers of serialized stories
by David Graver
As many writers know, it's not easy to make money in the literary world. Sure, most industries need scribes and there are many writing-centric fields, but for aspiring fiction writers, the industry appears much as it did 100 years ago. Publishing...
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Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation
by Josh Rubin
With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...
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Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
Author Julia Sherman's collection of more than 75 recipes drawn from the creative world
by David Graver
After years developing and sharing a sensory collaboration unlike any other, author and artist Julia Sherman has reshaped her famed Salad for President blog into book form. "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists" incorporates a little...
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Museum of Ice Cream, LA
Downtown's Arts District serves as a temporary home for the photogenic monument to dessert
by CH Contributor
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick From 22 April through 29 May, a warehouse space in Downtown LA's Arts District will stand as a monument to dessert: it is the temporary home of the Museum of Ice Cream. The Museum lies at the sensory intersection of sweet...
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TID’s Minimal Watches
The Swedish brand gives select designers the chance to create their own limited edition timepieces
by Richard Prime
TID’s minimal yet distinctive watch design is sleek on its own, but has also always been crying out for reinterpretations. Up until now, the brand has done a grand job of subtly iterating its timepiece into new material and color combinations...
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Bleachers and Carly Rae Jepsen, DJ Shadow and Nas, a stop-motion video from Exit Kid and more in our musical round-up
by CH Editors
Bleachers feat. Carly Rae Jepsen: Hate That You Know Me With Carly Rae Jepsen on back-up vocals, Bleachers' new track "Hate That You Know Me" will appear on the band's second record Gone Now, set for release 2 June. With a slightly distorted bass...
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Link About It: Earth Day 2017 Edition
Some fascinating, recent news about our beautiful planet
by CH Editors
1. 3D-Printed Coral Could Save Our Endangered Reefs Jacques Cousteau's grandson Fabien Cousteau believes that synthetic, 3D-printed coral might be the thing to save our endangered reefs. According to CNET, "In nature, coral reefs are made up of...

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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
CULTURE
Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation

With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...

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Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation
FOOD + DRINK
Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
Author Julia Sherman's collection of more than 75 recipes drawn from the creative world

After years developing and sharing a sensory collaboration unlike any other, author and artist Julia Sherman has reshaped her famed Salad for President blog into book form. "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists" incorporates a little...

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Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
Author Julia Sherman's collection of more than 75 recipes drawn from the creative world

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Goby
All-Black Electric Toothbrush Kit
$60

Health-focused start-up Goby has just announced their all-black electric toothbrush, and while it might be an unexpected hue for a toothbrush, there's no colorway more chic. In their set-up kit, buyers will receive a Goby brush, brush head, a hygienic stand, USB charging shell, USB converter and a brush head cover. When signing up for the subscription option, customers get a new brush-head every one, two or three months—free of shipping costs.

Dolores Haze + Dan Flanagan
"Vag" Tote Bag
$28

Depending on the mother figure in your life, this "Vag" tote—made in collaboration by Dolores Haze and Brooklyn-based artist Dan Flanagan—could be ideal. The semi-abstract design (perhaps depending on the viewer) is silk-screened in Brooklyn onto the 100% cotton tote. Perfect for carrying around groceries, gym gear, diapers, birth control, whatever you like.

Boy Smells
Kush Candle
$29

Nothing like the stereotypical smell of bongs in dorm rooms, this Boy Smells "Kush' candle is floral, fresh and crisp. Of course made with cannabis, this beeswax and coconut wax candle also employs suede, white musk, tulip and amber. The resulting fragrance is delicate and elegant. Housed in a glossy black glass tumbler with dusty pink labels, this candle will look sophisticated by your bed, on your coffee table, in the bathroom or anywhere you want to enjoy the herbal scent.

Clare v
EMC Tote + Bandana
$100

Along with this "Maman Je T'aime" (Mama, I love you) tote bag, comes a CV + EMC bandana—both of which call out and support Every Mother Counts. The non-profit organization endeavors to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for everybody. The bandana is made from natural muslin, while the lip-stamped tote is 100% cotton. The set comes gift-wrapped and ready to share—whether for Mother's Day or any day.

Matthew Ward
Totem Vase
$550

Drawing inspiration from post-war studio pottery and mid-century design, self-taught ceramist Matthew Ward's work blends the past and present in a charming manner. His glazed stoneware Totem Vase is seven inches tall and features a pattern reminiscent of mid-century-era starbursts. The subtle blue-on-blue color means this piece will be at home in just about any room, no matter the decor.

The Hill-Side
"Fingerprint" Indigo Jacquard Slip-Ons
$185

The non-repeating woven pattern that's been custom-made for The Hill-Side's "Fingerprint" indigo jacquard slip-ons guarantees no two pairs are the same. Ethically manufactured at a small, 140-year-old mill in Okayama, Japan, the sneakers are sewn and assembled by hand as part of a traditional process. Comfortable and easy to slide on and off, these are as much for wearing to brunch as pairing with a casual suit for events.

Nick Cave
Soundsuit
$350

Artist Nick Cave is selling photographs of several of his iconic Soundsuits at Artspace. Usually visible at galleries and art fairs, or worn by dancers in Cave's performance pieces, these sometimes furry, sometimes floral and occasionally metal costumes are wearable art. The photographs, available in limited editions and with various framing options, capture them in action. This is perhaps the most accessible way to own the Chicago-based artist's work.

Georgia Perry
"Free to Roam" Bandana
$60

With 20% of profits being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Australia, Melbourne-based artist/designer Georgia Perry's "Free to Roam" bandana is a great investment. The ASRC advocates for asylum seekers and offers aid and healthcare, and the message of Perry's silk-blend bandana couldn't be more on point. Measuring 52 by 52 centimeters and featuring a hand-rolled hem, this bandana is lightweight but makes a difference.

Gro.io
Three Plant System
$1,750

With everything needed to grow at home, the Gro.io Three Plant System comes with buckets, lights (180 watts with spectrum control) and more. The SmartHub controls light, hydration and nutrient dosage and pairs with a free app to control settings and get notifications. Depending on your strain and the desired light cycle, you could grow plants to maturity in as little as eight weeks.

8-Bit Art
Super Mario Sticky Note Art Kit
$5

With easy-to-follow instructions and custom sticky notes as the medium, a Super Mario mosaic can be added to just about any wall or window. Mimicking a retro 8-bit style, thanks to the block-like sticky notes, there's a nostalgic visual appeal to the final product. And if Mario isn't your go-to, 8-Bit Art licensed plenty from the Nintendo Mario franchise, as well as The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. All purchases will ship in May 2017.

Tanner Goods
Herb Grinder
$90

A dual functioning grinder and storage container, this CNC machined high-grade aluminum object uses Neodymium magnets to hold together and locks airtight. It's all made in Portland, Oregon and Tanner Goods has-laser etched their new "Stay Green" graphic on its surface to keep the message strong. As cannabis culture gets further entrenched in the luxury world (openly), this is an item that should appeal to the refined smoker.

Pollen Gear
Child-Resistant Glass Jar Collection
$10

With their beautiful, patent-pending design, Pollen Gear has introduced a series of glass jar collections. Beyond preserving the freshness of the contents within, the jars are airtight, smell-proof and water-resistant. Further, each is child-resistant—providing a safe space for storing something special. The jars are available in a range of sizes and finishes. Reach out to Pollen Gear online for purchase information and pricing.

Monitaly
Super OG Kush Shorts
$295

Made from 100% premium cotton, Monitaly's "Super OG Kush" shorts feature an all-over marijuana leaf print, but in a non-traditional colorway that makes it a little less easy to identify. Black serves as the background while the leaves are in shades of blue, green, yellow and brown. Sitting just above the knee, these shorts have a neat double-fold hem and a zipper fly.

Yamato Indigo
Indigo Dye Kit
$55

With no heating, fermentation or extra ingredients, Yamato Indigo only needs water and you're on your way to dyeing fabric a lush, vibrant blue. Able to color natural materials (including cotton, linen, silk, leather, wood and washi paper), the starter kit comes with 10g of Yamato Indigo, three cotton bandanas, wood sticks, rubber bands and two pairs of gloves.

hmbldt + Mister Green
GO420 T-Shirt
$25

Made from 5.5 ounce premium ring-spun cotton, this limited edition T-shirt was made by two of our favorite cannabis-friendly brands: hmbldt and Mister Green. With a minimal design and positive message, it's made in California and comes in sizes from XS through XXL. With imagery front and back, this T-shirt has been screen printed.

PHAIDON
The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History
$25

The trusty burger has quite the storied history, which David Michaels explores in great depth through his encyclopedic tome "The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History." From the origin of the classic burger to the current iteration, it's studied via essays, photographs, ephemera and even recipes. This hardcover, 400-page book is an essential for any burgerphile.

Bee Teeth
"Burn Brite" Pennant
$20

This black, forked pennant is illustrated with a white and gold hand—the Hand of Glory, to be precise. (The Hand of Glory is said to have great powers when placed with a candle made from the fat of the man whose hand it was.) Made from black felt, this flag offers some mythical powers as well as positive motivation, with the words "Burn Brite." Measuring 13 by 19 inches, this pennant can be hung just about anywhere—from your bedroom, locker or office cubicle wall.

LEVO
Oil Infuser
$200

Get extra creative in the kitchen with small-batch infused oils and butters made through this nifty appliance. Able to add flavor and impart nutrients, users can infuse with herbs, fruits and other ingredients. With precise time and temperature controls, the infuser's reservoir is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Plus, there's a child-lock option.

Third Drawer Down Studio + Guerrilla Girls
"Advantages of Being a Woman Artist" Clutch
$23

Another product in their ongoing collaborative collection, this "Advantages of Being a Woman Artist" clutch by Third Drawer Down Studio + Guerrilla Girls is pink and practical. From "Knowing your career might pick up after you're 80," to "Seeing your ideas live on in the work of others," the list is real, funny and sad all at once. Made from 100% cotton, toss your pencils, paints, make-up, money and more into the clutch and keep fighting the good fight.

L.A. Burdick Chocolates
Dark Chocolate Rocher Nest With Eggs
$38

All natural and preservative free, L.A. Burdick Chocolates's Rocher Nest with Eggs features dual layer gourmet chocolate flair. On the outside, dark chocolate and sugar-coated toasted almonds form a crunchy nest. Inside, the chocolatier includes five eggs featuring dark, milk, and white chocolate, including hazelnut praline, banana-honey caramel and raspberry white chocolate ganache fillings. There are flavors for everyone here, and it's been made with the utmost care, from a brand celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

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Prince: Electric Intercourse
As if we needed any more evidence of Prince's talent, previously unreleased track "Electric Intercourse" (initially intended for Purple Rain) has surfaced, and it's quintessentially early/mid 1980s Prince—electric piano, falsetto and a super sexy narrative...
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Bibio: Beyond My Eyes
Last year, prolific British producer Bibio (aka Stephen Wilkinson) released the gorgeous A Mineral Love (his seventh studio LP) as well as The Serious EP, and now he's already set to unveil his next record. Due out 5 May, the EP Beyond Serious will...
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EDITORIAL
MC Bin Laden: É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau
An incredibly catchy vocal sample sets up the simple rhythmic structure in "É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau," a vrooming track from Sao Paolo sensation MC Bin Laden, and it's a great introduction to the uniquely percussive, aggressive style born out...
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Shabazz Palaces feat. Thaddillac: Shine a Light
From their upcoming record Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star (out 14 July), Shabazz Palaces has released "Shine a Light" featuring Thaddillac and it's buzzing with energy, darkness and fire. With an almost muttered intro ("It's heaven / It's heavy...
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Celebration: Rolling On
Bright and exciting from start to finish, "Rolling On" will be the opening track of Celebration's forthcoming Wounded Healer album. A chugging bass line, peppy organ work and singer Katrina Ford's dynamic vocals drive the song forward with joy and...
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EDITORIAL
DJ Shadow Feat. Nas: Systematic
Two very big names in music have just released their first-ever collaboration. DJ Shadow and Nas joined forces for "Systematic," which embraces funky boom-bap, squelchy sounds and an old-school vibe but still sounds decidedly new. Nas, as always, delivers...
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EDITORIAL
Exit Kid: It's Cool
It's hard to escape the charm cast by claymation, the stop-motion animation process that artist Joe Baughman uses to great effect in the music video for "It's Cool." Baughmam constructs an otherworldly, whimsical dimension for the grungy but buoyant...
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EDITORIAL
Wilma Archer feat. Amber Mark: Like a Hunger
Composer and songwriter Will Archer—formerly known as Slime but now producing music under the moniker Wilma Archer—has united with NYC vocalist Amber Mark for the soulful pop tune "Like a Hunger." Archer's first release in two years, the track addresses...
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DBFC: Jenks
With a sound reminiscent of New Order and Dandy Warhols, Paris-based duo DBFC unveils "Jenks," a new single from their forthcoming debut LP. Even with its electronic flourishes, there's a tactile, grimy old club dance vibe here that manages to be both...
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EDITORIAL
Bleachers feat. Carly Rae Jepsen: Hate That You Know Me
With Carly Rae Jepsen on back-up vocals, Bleachers' new track "Hate That You Know Me" will appear on the band's second record Gone Now, set for release 2 June. With a slightly distorted bass line, plenty of synths and harmonized vocals—thanks to Jepsen...
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EDITORIAL
Iggy Pop: Asshole Blues
The first song in a series of flexi-disc releases on Miami-based band Jacuzzi Boys' Mag Mag label is a very impressive one. By none other than Iggy Pop, "Asshole Blues" is a scratchy acoustic tune whose muffled recording somehow only adds to its charm...

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All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC
Sarah Hueniken leads a team on various multi-pitch routes through Field, in Banff National Park