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Portishead covers ABBA, plus music videos from Erykah Badu + Robert Glasper, Thundercat and Aphex Twin in this week's music
by CH Editors
Portishead: SOS (ABBA Cover) In an exhilaratingly dark version of ABBA's "SOS," Portishead's Beth Gibbons brings an immense heartbreak to the Swedish group's 1975 pop song. The cover is a tribute to Jo Cox (a Batley and Spen MP who fought for refugees...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Artists respond to Brexit, Prince's last guitar, iconic NYC buildings in desolate environments and more in this week's look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R
The most powerful street legal GT yet
by Evan Orensten
Mercedes-AMG debuted the GT R—the latest iteration of their two door sports car—at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Heavily inspired by its racing version sibling, the GT 3 (which won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th place with the five cars entered in the...
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House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
From a recipe conceived in a Los Angeles garage, to Colorado brewing, the brand lands in NYC
by David Graver
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
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Summer Film Series to Catch in NYC
Vintage porn classics to live music scores, both in and out of the theaters
by Nara Shin
Summer may be synonymous with Hollywood blockbusters, but if you're in the mood for something else—in a screen size larger than your 15" laptop—NYC thankfully has a deluge of options, like Rooftop Cinema Club's movies with a sunset view. Whether you...
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Stonecutter Spirits, Vermont
Not even a year old, the award-winning aged gin makers release their first whiskey
by Nara Shin
Traditionally, gin is a clear, unaged spirit but the industry is warming up to the concept of adding another dimension to the juniper-flavored spirit. Australia's Four Pillars soaks their scrumptious gin in nine French oak chardonnay barrels; Utah...
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"Insider Brooklyn" Book
Written by fourth-generation New Yorker, the photocentric guide explores the borough's most vibrant picks in full color
by Evan Orensten
Rachel Felder is no stranger to Brooklyn. She's a fourth-generation New Yorker with plenty of family history, stories and memories in the city. Felder (a journalist whose work can be seen in various publications from the New York Times to Rolling...
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Venice Biennale 2016: "LifeObject"
Exploring the synergy between architecture and biology at the Israeli Pavilion
by CH Contributor
by Ari Samuel In tune with this year’s “Reporting from the Front” theme commissioned by Venice Biennale Chief Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Israel Pavilion unveiled "LifeObject," an immersive and stimulating exhibition analyzing the synergy...
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Inside NYC's Storied The Beekman Hotel + Residences
One of the most anticipated developments in years finally opens its doors
by David Graver
There are few buildings in NYC that carry as much allure as 5 Beekman Street, once known as Temple Court. Built between 1881 and 1883, a central enclosed nine-story Victorian atrium defines the interior. It was unparalleled at the time and would...
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OTHR Design Studio
Beautiful, useful homewares 3D printed on demand in steel, precious metals and porcelain
by David Graver
There are three pillars to the products released by OTHR design studio: they must be useful, they have to fit the right aesthetic, and they need to be unique. Combining these guidelines with an inventory-free model, as they 3D print homewares on demand...
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Inside the Uniquely Norwegian Home of Jarlsberg Cheese
Where dedication to craft, ingredients and a well-kept secret recipe makes all the difference
by Hans Aschim
Year after year, Norway consistently tops “Best of” lists in a wide variety of categories. From healthcare to education, the fjord-laden Nordic nation of just over five million people often scores top honors thanks to rich natural resources and...

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Kava Gorna's "100 Cheeks" Book
More than just a celebration of vintage denim, this publication honors 50 beautiful butts

Fashion and lifestyle photographer Kava Gorna understands the allure of beautiful butts. Through the sultry and playful photographs in her just-released book, "100 Cheeks," Gorna pays homage to vintage denim while also celebrating the bottoms that...

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Kava Gorna's "100 Cheeks" Book
More than just a celebration of vintage denim, this publication honors 50 beautiful butts
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The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders
A new photo book of incredible one-of-a-kind vehicles

Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten's new hardcover tome, "The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders" is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren't all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled...

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The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders
A new photo book of incredible one-of-a-kind vehicles
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Thompson Beach House, Playa del Carmen
A new modern hotel in the heart of the city and directly on the water

Over the years, Playa del Carmen, Mexico has picked up a reputation for two things: it's the hipper, more nightlife-centric destination for those who want to avoid the Cancun crowd, and it's adjacent to beautiful beaches. The brand new Thompson Beach...

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Thompson Beach House, Playa del Carmen
A new modern hotel in the heart of the city and directly on the water

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Penguin Random House
The Stoner’s Coloring Book
$15

Create your trippiest artwork and set your inner artist free with Jared Hoffman's "The Stoner’s Coloring Book." With 40+ original illustrations created by nine artists, the pages within are a wild ride; psychedelic and plenty of positive vibes. So find a comfy spot to sit, settle in with your favorite snacks, and enjoy this childhood activity that's just as fun now.

Patagonia Provisions
Soup + Salmon Gift Box
$46

Dinner at the campsite can be meaningful as it is nourishing. Outdoor brand Patagonia's purposeful food line Provisions is offering meals that are surprisingly both delicious and good for you, while being sensitive to the environment and investing in conservation efforts. The lightly smoked wild sockeye salmon can be eaten straight from the pouch, or warmed up along with filling organic whole grain and vegetable Tsampa Soup. The sealed packs are shelf stable for one year, requiring no refrigeration—and you don't have to backpack to enjoy them. It's so flavorful, you'll have scraped the plate clean in the same time it takes to put in a Seamless order.

Schneid
Junit Lamp
$236

Made from geometric-shaped ash wood, these delightful lamps are painted in bright primary colors that add a splash of boldness to any room, without overwhelming it. A great option for those seeking decorative lighting but live in small spaces, the Junit Lamp delivers a soft glow that's gentle, ambient and calming thanks to its oversized but milky glass lightbulb.

Bausele
Pilot Automatic Tasman Blue
$1,600

At first glance, the Pilot Automatic watch designed by Australia's luxury timepiece brand Bausele captures attention for two reasons: a hyper-modern face and an off-center dial. In fact, both of these attributes are drawn from aviation pilot watches of old and the latter observation makes it an ideal driving watch. With one's hands at 10 and two on a steering wheel, the dial appears perfectly aligned. This 44mm piece, made in Switzerland, pairs a black matte ceramic case with a deep blue leather strap, furthering the distinct look. And as it's made in an edition of only 75, there aren't that many to go around.

Race Point Publishing
Sketchy Stories
$12

Delving into renowned artist Kerby Rosanes' sketchbook—via his newly published "Sketchy Stories"—is akin to seeing behind the curtain. It's a reproduction of his Moleskin and is chock-full of positive mantras along with strange and sweet critters and characters—from martians to wolves and even a take on Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. Since it's all in black and white, it almost begs to be a coloring book—though we're unsure whether the artist would approve or not.

William N Copley
Think Pin
$10

William N Copley (aka CPLY) passed away in 1996, but his thoughtful and provocative art remains relevant. Somewhere between Surrealism and American pop art, Copley's work is colorful, bold and full of allegory. This American flag pin (with the word "think" replacing the stars) is a timely reminder that's it's possible to be hopeful, thoughtful, respectful and still patriotic.

Specialized
Airnet MIPS Bike Helmet
$170

A well-ventilated helmet makes all the difference between enjoying vs cursing your summer commute and weekend bike rides. Specialized's new Airnet helmet has large vents to efficiently keep temperatures down, with comfortable merino wool pads that dry quickly. Both the streamlined design and mid-tier price hit a sweet spot between baseline and pro offerings. Available in men's and women's sizing (the latter has a Hairport to fit ponytails), this snug Airnet is equipped with a Multi-Directional Impact Protection System for even more protection.

Bliss and Mischief
Legalize Bliss T-Shirt
$124

Inspired by the style and spirit of the '70s, this stonewashed vintage-vibe T-shirt from Bliss and Mischief is very 420 friendly. With flocked lettering spelling out "Nature's Way of Saying High" on the front and a giant "Legalize Bliss" on the back, the message is clear. Made in the USA from 100% cotton, the T-shirt is slim-fitting—so keep that in mind when buying online.

The Beach People Co
The Tulum Round Towel
$110

Designed in Australia, this giant round beach towel is big enough for two. Measuring 60 inches in diameter, and boasting a cream and black design, it will be at home on the hot sand but will be just as useful when picnicking in a park or sunbathing by the pool. Complete with tasseled edges, it's a little bit posh, but if you spill a daiquiri it won't be the end of the world—made from 100% cotton, it should wash out.

Sideshow Press
Linen Cocktail Napkin Set
$25

This set of four 100% linen cotton napkins features different screen-printed color trim on each—and a message every hostess, host or guest would love to be called: Gracious, Skilled, Daring, or Charming. All of the letter-pressing is done by hand in Sideshow Press' South Carolina studio. At 5.5 x 8.5 inches, they're ideal for cocktails and are sure to punch up any party with a bit of class.

Sublime x Ace Hotel
Rollable Straw Hat
$132

Nothing's off-limits for Tokyo-based Sublime Headwear: tie-dye beanies, felt baseball caps, made-in-Nepal cashmere pieces, brightly patterned bucket hats—they play with it all. Perfect for whatever warm weather region you're headed to, their rollable, foldable straw hat—made in collaboration with Ace Hotel New Orleans—can be tossed in a suitcase with no worries, leaving more room to bring back lots and lots of souvenirs.

Zakee Shariff
Rainbow Embroidered Denim Jacket
$560

This navy denim jacket, designed by artist Zakee Shariff, is beautifully embroidered with hands that touch and emit a healing rainbow; a visual declaration for coming together. The front sports equally colorful changing moon phases along the buttonholes. Made to order in the UK, it's full of positive vibes to get you off to a good start—and maybe those around you, as well.

Fellowes Brands
ExoLens with Optics by ZEISS
$200

For anyone looking to step up their iPhone image capturing, the new ExoLens attachment features a wide-angle professional ZEISS lens. It's the first (virtually distortion-free) aspherical lens developed by the brand solely for iPhone. With an infinite focal length, the lens is ideal for landscape and architectural photography—and the quality is stunning. Further, the bracket (which connects the lens to an iPhone) has been composed of precision-machined aluminum—making it lightweight—and features interior liners to protect the device.

Ippinka
Lift Bike Storage Hook
$45

Launching today on Kickstarter, Ippinka's Lift hook can hold more than just your bags and winter coats. Made to securely hold up your bike, Lift is super-strong (made to hold 50lbs) but still sleek enough to prevent a clunky, ugly wall mess. Made with the intention to declutter your home and life, the wood-and-steel hook can be attached to several different surfaces—so whether it's in your apartment entryway or your garage's concrete walls, it will stay up.

Stokke
Tripp Trapp High Chair
$250

If you or someone you know is a design-minded parent, then you’re likely familiar with Stokke’s Tripp Trapp high chair, but you’ve probably yet to lay eyes on their new Hazy Grey colorway. Dark and sophisticated, the hue allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and makes the clean lines of the 1972 Scandinavian design even more adaptable to different kitchen decors. Not to forget the original features that make it so popular—namely that it’s adjustable as your little one grows and brings them right up to the table, until they can graduate to an adult-sized chair.

Altered Antique
Prince Plate
$100

Each ceramic plate in the altered antique collection is hand-painted and one of a kind—and utterly lovely. Giving old plates a new existence and new relevance, the floral decoration and familiar all-black profile portrait of Prince make for a stunning juxtaposition—one that entirely reflects the iconic musician's identity. A pretty yet powerful addition to any art-covered wall; price in AUD.

Burberry
Embossed Check Leather Folding Wallet
$475

With an embossed check grain (set upon genuine Italian leather) that harks back to the brand's signature patterning, Burberry's folding wallet strikes a refined balance of subtlety and personality. The simplicity of the bi-fold keeps the wallet slender while still granting ample space for stowing away in numerous slots. Wallets are one of the few men's accessories that get everyday use, and this dark pewter blue colorway can hold up across all seasons.

DSPTCH + Equinox
Gym/Work Pack
$198

The Gym/Work Pack—made in collaboration between DSPTCH and Equinox—boasts plenty of features that make it ideal for going from the office to the gym and back again. With a padded laptop sleeve and a ventilated shoe compartment (that can fit shoes up to a men's 13), the backpack can hold all your workout and work essentials. Plus, it's lined with moisture-resistant nylon packcloth and is also ventilated to avoid build up of schvitz and odors. Available in five colorways (charcoal speckled twill, gray, camo, black and blue), the backpack has a 25 liter capacity and will lessen your excuses for skipping the elliptical.

Phaidon
Where to Eat Pizza
$30

If your first waking thought in a strange city is "Where's the good pizza?!" then Phaidon's hardback guide has you covered. Consider it the compass that points toward mouthwatering slices of goodness. A whopping 1,700 vetted locations around the world are listed; chefs, critics and industry experts offer not only their honest opinions but some secret ingredients among other pizza knowledge, too.

The Macallan
65 Years Old Scotch
$35,000

In a specially designed Lalique bottle, known as the "Peerless Spirit" decanter, acclaimed Scotch whisky distillery The Macallan has unveiled one of their oldest, rarest liquids to date. The 65 Years Old—which will be limited to just 450 bottles—carries much of the flavor profile (and coloration) one would expect from something left to age for so long. There's a rich viscosity, plenty of honey, vanilla and caramel notes, as well as cinnamon and clove spiciness. This is the last of "The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection" and it is sure to delight scotch fans across the globe. For purchasing inquiries, email: inquiries.us[at]themacallan.com.

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Miles Davis, Robert Glasper feat. Erykah Badu: Maiysha (So Long)
Robert Glasper—longtime crusader of liberating jazz and its players from rigid definitions—took samples from Miles Davis' archive (predominately his later electric years) and collaborated with the likes of Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote, Stevie Wonder...
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Portishead: SOS (ABBA Cover)
In an exhilaratingly dark version of ABBA's "SOS," Portishead's Beth Gibbons brings an immense heartbreak to the Swedish group's 1975 pop song. The cover is a tribute to Jo Cox (a Batley and Spen MP who fought for refugees' rights) who was murdered...
CULTURE
EDITORIAL
Thundercat: Song For The Dead
It's been exactly one year since Thundercat's six-track album The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam (featuring the poignant, sad-funk song "Them Changes") was released, and with the anniversary comes a new music video. "Song For The Dead" was drawn by...
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Aphex Twin: CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]
For the first time in 17 years, Aphex Twin (aka enigmatic producer Richard D James) has released an official music video for CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ], filled with kids dancing in band merch and Richard D James' creepy smile masks. It's directed...
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EDITORIAL
PM Dawn: Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
Perhaps best known for their stunning Spandau Ballet-sampling, Christina Appelgate-mentioning "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," seminal hip-hop act PM Dawn lost founding member Prince Be (aka Attrell Cordes) who passed away at 46 years old. PM Dawn sparkled...
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EDITORIAL
Peter Gabriel: I'm Amazing
Peter Gabriel's new song "I'm Amazing" doesn't take cues from Kanye West, but the legendary boxer and political activist Muhammad Ali, who recently passed away at the age of 74. Gabriel writes in a Facebook post that it was "inspired by Muhammad Ali...
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EDITORIAL
El Perro Del Mar: Breadandbutter (Karaoke Version)
Despite her Spanish-named moniker El Perro del Mar ("Dog of the Sea"), Sarah Assbring in fact hails from Sweden—though her experimental pop music of late is more globally influenced than ever. Her upcoming album KoKoro, set for release in September...
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EDITORIAL
Shock Machine: Something More
In March of this year, former Klaxons frontman James Righton began releasing music under the moniker Shock Machine. His brand new track "Something More," not released on his April EP Open Up The Sky, represents a departure from expectation. The accompanying...
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EDITORIAL
Kero Kero Bonito: Break
Light-hearted London-based trio Kero Kero Bonito have composed this summer's go-to lounging anthem. "Break" finds Sarah Midori Perry dexterously switching between English and Japanese lyrics at her own whim, at a soothing, lazy tempo. "Just move very...
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D∆WN: Wake Up
Former Danity Kane member D∆WN has been busy this week, dropping her Adult Swim Single "Serpentine Fire," her collaboration "Lemonade Lakes" with Oshi, and now a music video for her climatic chant "Wake Up." The high energy dance track—featuring Machinedrum...
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EDITORIAL
DJ Shadow feat. Nils Frahm: Bergschrund
DJ Shadow's latest track "Bergschrund," made with Berlin-based pianist and experimental composer Nils Frahm, will have your heart pumping along to the beat. The gated synth line seems simple at first before the instrumental enlarges and blooms and...

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