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Timothy Taylor at Frieze New York 2016
The UK-based gallery offers up a selection of international wonders
by David Graver
With the scope of art fairs like Frieze New York—which presently houses the work of over 1,000 artists—it can be easy to get lost in the dizzying displays or overwhelmed by the Instagrammable moments. Further, it's easy to miss the subtle power...
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Hotel Cosijo, Oaxaca
A labyrinth-like oasis off the beaten path in the central Mexican valleys
by CH Contributor
by Max La Frenais It's hard to imagine that the luxury Hotel Cosijo actually exists in the small town of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, which although home to a stunning 16th century convent (with accompanying 16th organ) is most definitely off the...
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Three Gordy's Fine Brine Cocktails
A three-step pickleback, a party punch and a gimlet variation
by David Graver
Pickle juice might not be the first mixer that comes to mind in the cocktail world, but the folks at Gordy's—who produce their range of pickles and more in Washington DC—have introduced a Fine Brine in a can for exactly that. Tangy and refreshing...
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Basic Rights' Menswear Essentials
A new line doing justice to T-shirts to trousers
by Nara Shin
Basics are that category of clothing oftentimes best described as "wear a few times, then use as pajamas." The search for non-branded, tailored basics that don't cost more than they should, are elegant enough to wear to dinner, and last a long...
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Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv Food + Drink
Handmade soda, a gourmet market, seaside fine dining and more culinary delights in the Israeli hub
by CH Contributor
by Ari Samuel If farm-to-table produce, tehina-topped dishes of hummus inspired by generations-old recipes and daily caught seafood excite your stomach then Tel Aviv could be the place for you. Strategically located on the land bridge between Europe...
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Jamming Particles into Textured Bowls at the 2016 Collective Design Fair
Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T presents ROTOJAM at their hands-on booth
by Nara Shin
Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective Design Fair is now in its fourth iteration. Between the 31 big name exhibitors from around the world (like Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery), new installations from Nendo and The Principals, an exhibition...
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"The Art of Behind the Scenes" at Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc
Unveiling 16 striking images from the exhibition running concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival
by David Graver
For the second year in a row, luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre and London-based creative consultancy Finch & Partners have delved into the world of behind-the-scenes photography for a striking exhibition in the south of France. "The Art of...
DESIGN
Futagami's Elegant Brass Hardware Comes to NYC
It's all in the little details
by Nara Shin
We've had our eye on NYC lifestyle boutique Nalata Nalata (located off the 2nd Avenue F stop) for some time. A glimpse at their stocked wares reveals the storytelling mission of co-founders Stevenson Aung and Angélique Chmielewski (Nalata Nalata is...
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Premiere: "Santa Muerte" by Brodka
In the song named after the skeleton folk saint, the Polish singer considers a new perspective on death
by Nara Shin
Poland saw Monika Brodka (from the mountain village of Zywiec) rise to fame as the winner of 2004's Polish Pop idol. No longer a teenager, the alt-pop singer-songwriter—under the name Brodka—will release her first English language album Clashes...
STYLE
Connect-the-Dots on T'aint by Ashish T-Shirts
Half-illustrated acts of love and lust make for very playful apparel
by David Graver
A longtime member of the VFILES community, London-based designer Ashish Gupta has made a name for himself thanks to a frequent and extravagant use of sequins within the collections of his eponymous label. A new capsule, however, plays with a different...
TECH
Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 Headphones
The minimal, all-black matte accessory boasts one playful pop of color
by Katie Olsen
Android smartphone-makers Nextbit have partnered with Copenhagen's AIAIAI for a special edition pair of headphones to befit its exceptional "cloud-first" phone, Robin. The recently released Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 headphones boast a neodymium speaker...

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"The Art of Behind the Scenes" at Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc
Unveiling 16 striking images from the exhibition running concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival

For the second year in a row, luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre and London-based creative consultancy Finch & Partners have delved into the world of behind-the-scenes photography for a striking exhibition in the south of France. "The Art of...

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"The Art of Behind the Scenes" at Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc
Unveiling 16 striking images from the exhibition running concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival
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"Old Kyoto"'s Historical Machiya Rental Properties in the Gion Neighborhood
Live like a local in renovated traditional accommodations in the old geisha district

Developed for travelers visiting Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine (which began construction in the year 656), the alluring Gion neighborhood later transformed into an exclusive geisha district with plenty of tea houses, bars and restaurants. Gion today has plenty...

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"Old Kyoto"'s Historical Machiya Rental Properties in the Gion Neighborhood
Live like a local in renovated traditional accommodations in the old geisha district
STYLE
The Hill-Side + Buaisou Indigo Collaboration
Selvedge Chambray shirts, scarves and ties hand-dyed in Japan

Two of our favorite Brooklyn-based brands, The Hill-Side and Buaisou have joined forces to produce a limited edition run of selvedge chambray clothing and accessories—all of which has been hand-dyed in natural indigo using the traditional Japanese...

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The Hill-Side + Buaisou Indigo Collaboration
Selvedge Chambray shirts, scarves and ties hand-dyed in Japan

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Beatrice Valenzuela
Deep Blue Candle
$45

Beatrice Valenzuela channels her hometown of Mexico City for her nature-inspired shoes and accessories—like a beautiful, unique hand-woven net bag from Chiapas. The Echo Park-based designer (who founded Echo Park Craft Fair) also makes one candle: a simple, deep blue wax holding the scents of orange blossoms and incense. The lack of branding makes it feel extra personal.

Hades
Patti Smith Sweater
$217

When concert T-shirts can't fully express just how much you love your rock hero, go for a lambswool sweater made in Scotland. Independent designer Cassie Holland launched Hades to celebrate bands she loves, simply and boldly, with the quality they deserve. Check out the rest of the four-piece debut collection "Some Girls are Bigger Than Others," which also includes sweaters dedicated to Sonic Youth, The Slits and The Smiths.

Jens Risom
T.710 Small Side Table
$585

From a notable name in Mid-Century Modern furniture, Danish-American designer Jens Risom (who coincidently is turning 100 this week), comes a reissue of his T.710 Small Side Table. Originally designed in 1950, when Risom was experimenting with metal as a new material, the table can be stacked up to three high—thanks to its clever use of negative space. Contrasting wood grain and metal legs allow this table to look at home amongst all kinds of decor.

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The Lunch Box
$30

Designed by Keita Suzuki for Japanese brand 'The', this anodized aluminum two-piece container isn't just a good-looking lunchbox, it's also compact, durable and hygienic. Measuring 4.64 x 3.15 x 1.89 inches, the lunchbox has a 12.7 ounce capacity—so all kinds of lunches and leftovers will fit inside—and thanks to the two separate shelves, your various snacks never have to contaminate each other.

HTC
HTC 10 Android Phone
$700

Offering plenty of future-forward technological benefits, the HTC 10 Android is—at first—a well designed ergonomic device, thanks to its contoured shape. With Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for pro-level photos from the front and back (no more fuzzy selfies), as well as 24-bit hi-hes sound, this all metal phone excels on the AV front. Perhaps most importantly, the new phone charges super-fast and is built to last—a full charge should result in about two days of use.

Charlotte Mei
Monkey Pot
$80

London-based artist Charlotte Mei handcrafts ceramic characters that are very cute, but avoid being saccharine—and are also always functional. From toast-shaped plates with rosy cheeks to little worm sculptures, many of her creations are limited edition—and the new Monkey Pot (available for pre-order now) has been made in a run of just 50. Hand slipcast and painted, this little monkey is perfect for housing a small posy or just hanging out on a window sill.

Brooks England
Femto Bike Light
$20

Heritage cycling brand Brooks England is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, one of their most recent designs, the Femto light, is their nicest yet. Easy to attach to and remove from your bike's frame, handlebars or seat post, the light is secured with a rubber band and clip—neither of which will scratch or damage your paint job. The copper colorway is classic, but most importantly: the white LED light helps make you visible to drivers and other riders. Price is in British pounds.

The Arrivals + Snarkitecture
Limited Edition Element Poncho
$345

Known for their clean-lined leather moto jackets, The Arrivals (founded by former architect Jeff Johnson) have joined forces with design collective Snarkitecture to create one winning poncho. While "chic" and "poncho" aren't words one often finds together, this unisex piece is a true exception. It's sleek, functional and (most importantly) waterproof. Available in two colors, the white is made from a stain-resistant, poly-blend and the black is a poly-spandex micromesh. Both iterations offer plenty of interior pockets to keep your goodies dry, but ultimately this is a sharp design piece that makes a traditionally dorky item incredibly wearable.

Phaidon
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things
$20

When thinking of architecture most of us don't think of small-scale creations, but there's plenty of design prowess behind these structures. From pet houses to pods to tree houses and sheds, cabins and inflatable structures—there's a little genius behind all these little buildings. "Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things" celebrates a wide range of designs, and shows good things certainly do come in small packages.

Seletti + Toiletpaper
Lipstick Rug
$833

Outrageous and super-bold, Seletti + Toiletpaper's statement collaboration rugs is playful art meant to be stomped on. With 100% polyester carpets bearing everything from eyeballs to frog burgers, our pick is the pink and black "Lipstick" design—a classic from Toiletpaper that can also be found on melamine serving trays and porcelain plates—which plays with gender roles. Price is in British pounds.

Playtype
Way Out Poster
$62

The witty designers behind Copenhagen-based Playtype love using the typefaces they've created in fun, different ways, from monochromatic glyphs stamped on mugs to covering skateboards. Equally big and bold are their posters that make the most of a single letter, or a word or two. Use "Way Out" as a 2D exit sign, hallway hypeman or a pop of green to transform even your most sterile spaces.

Mr Dog New York
Floral Mattress Bed
$200

While dogs can fall asleep just about anywhere, there aren't many spots as alluring as a couch cushion or a human bed—two places our four-legged friends might not be welcome. Mr Dog presents a beautiful solution: a pet-dedicated mattress-cushion hybrid in a charming cabbage rose floral pattern. Inside, shredded latex and cotton rag lend it durability and firmness. And as it is for pets, an array of features (from the urethane moisture wicking coat to internal air vents) make it a durable and lasting product.

People Products
Axcent Pocket Watch (Bronze)
$235

There's something rather classy about reaching for the time and pulling out a pocket watch rather than a mobile phone. Developed in the 16th century, these devices were the most popular form of time-telling all the way until WWI. People Products makes clear that they don't have to be a relic of time long passed. Their premium Axcent Pocket Watch (made of stainless steel but in a bronze colorway) sports a Japanese Miyota 9T22 movement at its core, but it's the sapphire crystal and brass hands that make it so alluring. It's a minimal design but sure to impress.

Cult Gaia
Leafy Visor
$138

On the days when you don't want to bother with sunblock or sunnies, hats are the next choice in keeping the blinding sun at bay. Letting the breeze through and catching a few looks along the way, Cult Gaia's made-in-LA 90210 Mita Visor is a style that defies what typically comes to mind. A fun leafy print and fabric ends (for tying into a bow) add personality to the sporty vibe.

Shahrzad Ghadjar
Dinosaurs Smoking Weed Coloring Book
$12

The very logically named Dinosaurs Smoking Weed Coloring Book is just that—and even comes with crayons. Full of pictures of stoned and smoking dinos, the book also offers a little trivia on how each creature enjoys getting high—whether via bongs or vaping or smoking joints. Delightfully embracing the absurd, this book blends a very adult pastime with a delightfully childish one.

Sweetflag
Golden Snitch
$35

Those tiny plastic baggies sadly let the whole world know you've got good weed. Stash the precious bud away from mooching roommates in this gorgeous California-made Golden Snitch orb, available at Sweetflag. The new online shop is fully of beautifully designed smoking accessories—think black obsidian pipes, hand-forged brass incense burners, coconut-flavored rolling papers—that look impeccable long after the joint's done.

M Gemi
Salotto Shoes
$228

M Gemi's Salotto slip-on shoes, crafted by talented Toscana artisans who use the highest quality materials, can be paired with casual shorts as easily as with suit pants. With a nappa calfskin upper and an all-leather lining, these shoes feature a cross-hatched pattern that makes the simple style a little more flashy—without going overboard. The rubber sole is sporty and offers comfort, making these some of the most versatile shoes in your collection.

Good Life
Flecked Terry Tank Top
$75

Super-comfortable and lightweight, this Made-in-USA looped terry tank is just right for the weather that the Northern Hemisphere is finally being blessed with. A neat but casual piece, the tank takes on less dye thanks to its blend of yarns—meaning the result is subtle and appears almost inside-out.

Shelter Bay
Steel Wire Flare Cage Light
$119

Toronto-based Shelter Bay—just founded in 2015—offers hand-welded steel wire cages and elegant spun steel shades (plus a combination of both) to pair with lightbulbs for a beautiful design occasion. The flare cage reminds us of a billowing skirt, and is available in copper, white, pearl black—and the crowd favorite, the unique multi-colored aurora finish.

Overthrow NYC
Limited Edition Cannabis-Printed Boxing Gloves
$80

Boxing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for cannabis associations, but Bleecker Street's Overthrow Boxing Club—housed in a space formerly known as the alternative culture Yippie Museum—makes for a worthy link. The location played host to the founding of High Times Magazine by Tom Forcade, and was the headquarters of the Legalization Movement. Yippie Alice Torbush, who frequented the space, designed the pattern featured on these limited edition gloves, which clock in at 16oz and can handle heavy bag, sparing and mitt workouts.

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James Blake: My Willing Heart
Pulling a Beyoncé? James Blake takes cue from his collaborator (having worked on two songs on Lemonade) and surprise drops The Colour in Anything. The 17-track album comes out of Blake, interestingly, opening himself up to collaboration as well. He...
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EDITORIAL
Janet Jackson: Dammn Baby
Truly one of the best in the world, Janet Jackson has been blessing us with music since the early '80s and isn't showing any signs she's slowing down (despite apparently halting the second leg of the "Unbreakable" world tour to start a family). Today...
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Radiohead: Burn the Witch
A puppet man tours a picturesque village, full of other seemingly benign puppet people—but something strange is afoot. Soundtracking this miniature movie (an homage to the 1973 cult film "The Wicker Man," except perhaps for its ending) is the new Radiohead...
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EDITORIAL
Princess Nokia: Tomboy
In the music video for "Tomboy," Princess Nokia (the raw, progressive sound project fronted by New York native and one-time Calvin Klein model Destiny Frasqueri) shouts "My little titties and my fat belly!" over and over while slurping up cereal next...
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EDITORIAL
Weaves: One More
In their newly released video for lead single "One More," Toronto "bent pop" rock four-piece Weaves' frontwoman Jasmyn Burke trounces through a desert landscape in a neon pink robe. There's a sense of organized chaos, bursts of gold (pom-poms) and...
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EDITORIAL
Laura Groves: Gamma Ray Blue (Cleaners From Venus Cover)
London-based songwriter Laura Groves previously released an album on XL under the moniker Blue Roses. Under her real name, however, Groves transitions from acoustic instruments like piano and guitar to a more electronic set-up, and her voice glows...
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EDITORIAL
Holy Fuck: Tom Tom
Six years after Latin was released, Holy Fuck is back and not a moment too soon. The Toronto-based quartet released the lead single from their upcoming album Congrats a couple months ago and now the song, "Tom Tom," has a high production video to match...
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EDITORIAL
D'Angelo feat. Princess: Sometimes It Snows in April
D'Angelo was joined by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum (aka Princess, a Prince cover band) last night to perform a tremendously moving version of Prince's "Sometimes it Snows in April." The song, from the legend's 1986 album Parade (perhaps most...
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EDITORIAL
Future Punx: How To Dance
Brooklyn-based act Future Punx—one of our faves at CMJ a few years ago—will embark on a two-week American tour later this May. Their debut album This is Post-Wave (released last August and streaming in full on Spotify, Bandcamp and more) is filled...
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EDITORIAL
Stormzy: Scary
New from prince of grime Stormzy—who still has yet to release a full-length album—is "Scary," an audiovisual message of intimidation for those who doubt his success. "But don't get gassed cause you got the headline / You only got it cause I declined...
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EDITORIAL
Charli XCX + SOPHIE: Vroom Vroom
Singer-songwriter Charli XCX and divergent sound designer SOPHIE—each compelling in their own unique brand of pop—bring out the best in each other in the four-track EP Vroom Vroom, one that provokes all of the senses and hits listeners like a steamroller...

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