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Cybex Priam
We road test the Eames-inspired car seat and stroller system
by Ami Kealoha
Renowned for its sleek lines and handling, the latest German design that has our hearts aflutter, surprisingly, is not a car. It’s the Cybex Priam, an elegant, highly functional stroller and car seat system. The Red Dot design award-winning products...
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Shinola's Jewelry and Watches for Women
The Detroit-based company joins forces with Pamela Love for thoughtfully designed delights
by Julie Wolfson
Although women have been buying and wearing Shinola's watches for years, not long ago, head designer Daniel Caudill and the Shinola team decided it was time to create thoughtfully designed, high-quality accessories especially for women. “We noticed...
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Miami Art Week 2016: Sun Xun's "Reconstruction of the Universe" for Audemars Piguet
An immersive installation of epic proportions for Art Basel
by David Graver
There's no denying the substantial perks of hosting Art Basel in the city of Miami during the month of December. Some of the most powerful works during the entire week can be found outdoors, but one such piece does more than bask in the Magic City...
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Interview: Volvo VP of Design, Thomas Ingenlath
Discussing the V90 Cross Country and why it's defined as a rugged wagon
by CH Contributor
by Michael Frank After Volvo debuted the V90 earlier this year, its loveliest wagon in ages, it has been announced that it will come (in late 2017 in the US) with a slightly lifted version, the V90 Cross Country. It’s penned by the same hand that...
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lululemon men: Photographer Ryan Plett
Captivating imagery from the NYC-based portrait artist
by CH Studio
It takes substantial vision to capture fashion in an engaging way. An image must deliver more than a product on a person; it has to convey a look, an energy and an identity. NYC-based photographer Ryan Plett captures it all. The works of the portrait...
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Miami Art Week 2016: MM6 Maison Margiela + Aaron De La Cruz
The brand's first-ever Design District pop-up shop features a striking, on-site only artist collaboration
by David Graver
Across the street from their permanent Miami Design District boutique—which played host to a stunning glass and crystal installation way back during Miami Art Week 2013—luxury fashion innovators Maison Margiela have opened the doors to their MM6...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Solid Food
Delectable delights for cooking (and eating) enthusiasts
by CH Editors
As the holidays get closer and closer, we're launching our beloved Gift Guides—and while the season can get stressful, our aim is to make choosing presents a lot easier. While buying products for each other is the traditional route, make sure to consider...
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Aromatherapy With Vitruvi's Essential Oils
For taking deep breaths in stressful times
by Nara Shin
'Tis the season for stress, guaranteed—especially for those of us who haven't been able to sleep soundly after 8 November. A few mindful changes to our everyday routine have helped us stay grounded, whether it's taking a self-imposed break from...
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Take Your Talents Further
Thanks to the first-ever $10,000 #LiveThem Award
by CH Studio
It’s tempting to define someone by a single detail—a job, hobby or hometown. Yet we all know there’s more to us than any one label. Successfully cultivating our full potential as diverse individuals requires two critical elements: motivation and resources...
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Ski Uphill With Dynafit
We speak with the brand about the snow sport, product innovation and benefitting from laziness
by Katharine Erwin
Skiing uphill isn’t new, but has been increasing in popularity over the last few decades, becoming a favorite discipline for many skiers. Ski-mountaineering, which refers to the sport of skinning (skiing uphill with adhesive backed fabric on skis...
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Nuori Skincare
The new Danish brand focuses on freshness
by Nara Shin
Having only entered the US this year, Nuori is a fresh face aiming to point out an important topic: how many other skincare brands spend billions of dollars figuring out how to extend their products as long as possible—by months, even years. Taking...

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The Haas Brother's "King Dong Come" at R & Company
An exhibition of otherworldly creatures in sculptural form

Exceptional exhibitions are often entirely transportive; removing attendees from normalcy and delivering them to otherness. It can be done subtly, of course, but the route artistic duo The Haas Brothers have taken with "King Dong Come" is anything...

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The Haas Brother's "King Dong Come" at R & Company
An exhibition of otherworldly creatures in sculptural form
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Jaguar I-PACE Electric Performance SUV Concept
The brand presents its debut electric vehicle in a first-of-its-kind VR experience

Jaguar, never shy about launching its vehicles, debuted the I-PACE, their first electric model, in an elaborate live VR and video experience with 66 people participating in LA and London. The production version of the performance SUV concept will be...

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Jaguar I-PACE Electric Performance SUV Concept
The brand presents its debut electric vehicle in a first-of-its-kind VR experience
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Interview: Mika and Studio Job
We talk about designing the colorful, playful and sparkly world of "Stasera CasaMika"

Pop star Mika's visual world is notoriously imaginative and bright, poetic and surreal. Unsurprisingly, his forthcoming TV show, “Stasera CasaMika,” boasts a set that truly embodies this wild, joyful universe. For this, Mika teamed up with Belgian...

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Interview: Mika and Studio Job
We talk about designing the colorful, playful and sparkly world of "Stasera CasaMika"

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Daptone Records
Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings "It's a Holiday Soul Party" LP
$10

While Sharon Jones sadly is no longer be with us, her vast repertoire of soulful tunes remains. A new limited edition pressing of her (along with the Dap Kings, of course) "It's A Holiday Soul Party," on green vinyl, offers the ideal opportunity to connect with her zest this holiday season. Supported by her acclaimed band, Jones joyously delivers 11 holiday songs, both original and traditional. It's funky, powerful and lots of fun for all kinds of festivities.

mimiTENS
Swan Backpack
$80

Made in Canada with fabric sourced from a time-honored American mill, mimiTENS' waxed cotton backpack is a kid-sized version of a bag you’d carry yourself. The simple design keeps utility at the forefront by removing tricky zippers in favor of a pull-string closure, which, along with an additional storm flap, keep belongings safe inside the spacious, single-compartment sack. Choose between solid colorways or adorable designs including rainbows, swans and lightning bolts.

3x1
Indigo Camo Bomber Jacket
$595

Made in a very limited edition of just 10, 3x1's indigo camo bomber jacket is a sophisticated take on the oftentimes casual print. Made from printed satin and with stretch knit banding on the collar, cuffs and waistband, the bomber remains faithful to the classic design while adding an undeniably modern and classy edge. Proudly made in the United States with material from Collect in Japan, it's exclusively available at 3x1.

Yield Design
Glass French Press
$85

Taking a classic design and adding beautiful contemporary flair, Saint Augustine, FL-based Yield's Glass French Press is made from premium heat-proof borosilicate glass, so it can withstand super-high temperatures. Available in gray, orange or clear, it comes complete with a mesh steel filter and lid with a subtle but lovely copper pull. Made for brewing coffee or tea, this piece holds 850 mL of liquid.

Mr Bingo
Naked Advent Calendar
$38

Even though Mr Bingo hates Christmas, he made an advent calendar for others to enjoy. Though, there's no chocolate on offer each day, it's something arguably better. Every day of December that goes by, you can use a coin to scratch off a character's golden outfit, revealing a gloriously naked body underneath. Not just fit bodies, the calendar features all shapes and ages, sizes and abilities. It's a delightfully absurd take on a Christmas tradition. (Price is in British pounds.)

Try The World
Holiday Box: Michelin Edition
$39

The latest food collection from hand-selected box service Try The World was created in collaboration with acclaimed restaurant guide service Michelin. Within, one will find eight uncommon food items drawn from Italy (a truffle sauce), Taiwan, Israel (a date spread), South Africa, France, Mexico and more. Beyond the treats, Try The World includes culture guides and recipes to bring all of the products to life. As with all Try The World boxes, it can be purchased as a one-off, or those interested can enroll in their subscription services and get seven or eight speciality items every three, sixth or 12 months.

Ghostly + Brandnewnoise
Phone-Home Xylophone
$250

Ghostly and Brandnewnoise have teamed up once again and the delightful new product appeals to children, beginners and seasoned musicians alike. The eight-key handheld Phone-Home Xylophone is more than a toy—it's a recording device that comes complete with built-in 30-second looping, pitch and delay control. Enclosed in an all-black wooden case (with the Ghostly logo engraved in the corner) the Phone-Home is tuned to the D major scale.

NGV Design Store + Martí Guixé
Fruit and Vegetable Skateboard
$100

Incorporating Martí Guixé's colorful, graphic fruit and veggie designs, this Australian-manufactured skate deck is vibrant and playful. Of course, skateboards have long been used as a platform for artistic exploration and Guixé's work succeeds as a colorful piece to be proud of—whether using it to skate on or to hang on a wall. For foodies, skaters, art enthusiasts and more, it's a piece that caters to all types.

Ten Speed Press
Dinner at the Long Table
$40

Since launching Williamsburg's Diner in 1999, Andrew Tarlow has opened six restaurants, a hotel, a bar and a bakery. His book (written with Anna Dunn) "Dinner at the Long Table" explores recipes that are made for sharing. There's a celebratory tone that permeates the book—with cheery cocktails and impressive recipes that all seem crafted for celebration. With each minute part of a meal considered (from salad dressing to an after-meal biscotti) this cook book is incredibly comprehensive.

Warner Bros
Prince 4Ever
$14

With unreleased music (including the stunning "Moonbeam Levels" which was recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions), a posthumous 40-track album by Prince, titled Prince 4Ever, is available on CD or mp3 now. With some of the beloved musicians most beautiful songs—like "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Paisley Park"—the album comes with a 12-page booklet of never-seen-before photos by Herb Ritts.

Mouth Foods
Holiday Cookie Plate
$75

For all the baking ambition one may have at this time of year, sometimes it's just time-saving to buy well-made holiday cookies instead. Our friends at Mouth Foods have assembled a "best of" care package featuring some mouth-watering seasonal favorites. The gift-wrapped set comes complete with gingerbread, raspberry cave cookies, chocolate peppermint and more. Many of the cookies were made by Bunches & Bunches, but the team at Mouth also sourced from other talented bakers. Altogether, there's plenty of bang for your buck within.

MONO
Sync Platter
$110

Glass artist Kumiko Nakajima of design firm MONO and her furniture designer husband John Quan have united their skills to create a minimal platter ideal for wine and cheese dinner parties—and easy clean-up afterward. Crafted from Tasmanian Oak in the couple's hometown of Adelaide, Australia, the platter—featuring a napkin stow level—comes complete with a clear glass wine stopper to accompany any bottle. Beauty, ease and quality define the simple, effective piece. Price is in AUD.

Mercato
Atlas 150 Pasta Maker
$100

With over 80 years of experience, Italian homeware company Mercato knows a thing or three about pasta—and any noodle enthusiast knows that homemade iterations taste far superior to store-bought, dry versions. Not only does the hand-cranked Atlas 150 make pasta production simple, the beautifully designed piece can yield linguine, spaghetti or lasagna noodles in minutes. It's also entirely BPA-free, with a copper-coated steel body and even comes with a recipe book.

Nodus
Shell Case for iPhone
$55

While we traditionally shy away from branding on iPhone cases, there's something definitively charming about the embossed octopus on Nodus' new shell case. The slim top vegetable-tanned Italian leather item is otherwise visually minimal but there are numerous features worth mentioning. On its interior, there's a soft microfiber lining, and the case itself has a polycarbonate core for shock protection. There's also an internal magnetic docking system, and a free portable dock. Altogether, almost all iPhone case needs have been addressed in a beautiful product. Price in Pounds.

Kiehl's + FAILE
Collection For A Cause Skincare Set
$45

A joint venture between Kiehl's and Brooklyn-based art collective FAILE (aka Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller), this collection of luxe skincare products sees 100% of net profits going toward non-profit Feeding America. The set includes Daily Reviving Concentrate, limited edition Ultra Facial Cream, limited edition Creme de Corps, and a limited edition FAILE sticker; the total value of each set sold translates to 415 meals for those in need through the charity. Yes, it's a beautifully designed kit of lavish items, but the charitable element remains undeniably important.

Jam Factory
Kink Vinegar Bottle
$95

With a kink intentionally formed during a traditional glass-blowing process, Jam Factory's Kink Vinegar Bottle carries an extra bit of uncommon personality. The simple design flourish lends the bottle an ergonomic edge, allowing for a easy handling and pouring. Altogether, there's a curious balance of sculptural art and function here, available in three distinct colors. Price in AUD.

Cook's Illustrated
Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients
$30

For cooks who appreciate a physics equation and the biology of a mushroom (side note: mushrooms aren't vegetables or fungi, they are "made up of gills, spores, chitin" and more) this new book from America's Test Kitchen is just the ticket. "Cook's Science" is full of fascinating information and 400+ foolproof recipes made with 50 favorite ingredients—everything from scallops to kale, almonds and honey. Each recipe begins with an explanation about the science behind it—essentially why the formula works. Tacos al pastor, for example, are made without a spit and the process not only makes sense, it's also not difficult. Forget too many cooks in the kitchen, this book took a bunch of scientists too, and the result is scientifically proven recipes, so you can't fail.

Phil Frost + G Pen + Burton
Tinder Pack
$90

If you're tired of the standard black backpack, Burton's latest collaborative offering might provide a solution. From the vintage rucksack design to the statement-making pattern by artist Phil Frost, it's an uncommon bag with some superb functionality. In addition to the main entry, there's also an external and internal accessible padded laptop compartment, a top accessories pocket and an internal mesh pocket for stowing—offering 25L worth of storage space. And as with all Burton products, it comes with a lifetime warranty, making it a reasonable product for everyday use.

Mouth
Mouth-Made High Five Chocolate Bar
$7

Tapping into the familiar notion of a Take5 bar—sporting five salty-sweet layers—Mouth Foods' High Five bar takes all that's deliriously delicious about the original and brings it to the present day. Made in Brooklyn and featuring caramel, pretzels, roasted peanuts and peanut butter, all coated in milk chocolate, the High Five forgoes both high fructose corn syrup and preservatives. It's as healthy as a chocolate bar can be and all the ingredients are incredibly transparent. That said, it's a whole lot of flavor and that matters most.

DFA Records
Compilation #1
$28

Released on vinyl for the first time, Compilation #1 is an essential for DFA Records fans. While the album was released in the olden days (pre-iTunes) on CD, it's now available as a two-record set and features the likes of The Rapture, The Juan Maclean, LCD Soundsystem and Black Dice. A standout—and throw-back considering the age of CDs—is The Rapture's "House of Jealous Lovers," which is sure to bring back some memories.

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Temples: Certainty (Franz Ferdinand Remix)
British band Temples' track "Certainty" (their first release since a 2014 debut record) began its life as a synth-tinged, psychedelic tune, but has just been given a rework by Franz Ferdinand. The reimagining is more electronic—that's obvious within...
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Justice: Fire
From French duo Justice's third LP Woman (released this month) comes the video "Fire." Taking tips directly from the album name, the Pascal Teixeira-directed video stars one of America's favorite women, Susan Sarandon, in a retro-vibed clip that channels...
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Burial: Young Death
The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since 2013's EP Rival Dealer...
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Bilal feat. Big K.R.I.T.: Pleasure Toy
While Bilal's gorgeous In Another Life was released last year, the visuals for the record have continued to appear throughout 2016, with "Pleasure Toy" being the latest. The Hans Elder-directed video is full of cosmic, Afrocentric style and is a perfect...
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Georgia feat. Caroline Polachek: Ama Yes Uzume
Beyond the synth and strings, it's hard to place the exact sonic origins of what comes together in New York duo Georgia's stunning experimental track "Ama Yes Uzume." That is, of course, except for the magnificent guest vocals by Chairlift's Caroline...
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Sylvan Esso: Kick Jump Twist
Sylvan Esso (aka Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) keep experimenting with each new release, the most recent being "Kick Jump Twist," the B-side to "Radio." The track begins gently enough, but becomes frenetic at times, a facet that's offset by Meath...
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Prince: Moonbeam Levels
Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician's dazzling vocals. From...
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Kate Bush: And Dream of Sheep (Live)
From her fifth studio album, 1985's Hounds of Love, Kate Bush's "And Dream of Sheep" is lesser known than the record's other songs (like "Cloudbusting" or "Running Up That Hill"), but it is just as otherworldly and exquisite. For the video accompanying...
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Beyonce + The Dixie Chicks: Daddy Lessons
While Beyonce's Lemonade was released back in April, earlier this month she performed "Daddy Lessons" at the CMAs with country music trio the Dixie Chicks. The performance spurred some controversy (a lot of it racist), but it was undeniably brilliant...
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serpentwithfeet: four ethers
Brooklyn-based serpentwithfeet's debut, five-song EP blisters isn't long, but it is spectacular. The new video for singer serpentwithfeet's "four ethers" (which was co-produced by The Haxan Cloak, who previously worked with Bjork) taps into the mysticism...
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Animal Collective: Mountain Game
Originally recorded (but never used) for 2010's Red Dead Redemption video game, Animal Collective's "Mountain Game" throws back to their Merriweather Post Pavilion-style pop artistry. Bearing all the musical nuances we've come to love from the band...

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