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Test Drive: Ferrari GTC4Lusso
The brand's “family car” (the FF) gets even better
by CH Contributor
by Marco Vermeulen Holding a glass of prosecco, Luca Casarini explains that when he was a child, his family visited the Dolomites every summer and winter. Casarini is Ferrari’s Head of Interior Design, and discussing family—and mountains—is apt...
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Blubel: A Bicycle Bell That Navigates
LED lights offer direction through this connected bike accessory
by David Graver
The charming chime of a bike bell has long provided one use: to alert those around that a cyclist is coming. Blubel, funding on Kickstart now, offers far more. Through LED gestures on the bell's facade, it actually guides bike riders utilizing...
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Hotel Azul, Oaxaca
A labyrinthian oasis from Mexico's buzzing, carnivalesque city
by CH Contributor
by Max La Frenais When arriving at Oaxaca's Hotel Azul, its soft blue facade is lit up by overhanging, fluorescent pink bougainvilleas. It exists as a welcome oasis, away from the buzzing, wired-up carnivalesque city. Constructed in 1874 as a large...
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Irish-Designed Hexagonal Finn Watches
A distinct case shape with a Swiss movement inside defines the afforadable brand
by David Graver
Inspired by the hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway found on the North Coast of Ireland, Finn Watches' debut collection was designed in Northern Ireland by longtime watch fan Richard Dunlop. The affordable timepieces, which sport a Swiss-made...
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Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company
Exploring production at three European locations and learning from the 11th generation CEO
by CH Contributor
by Emily Arden Wells Chances are, you're drinking wine wrong. It's likely that you do not even know what it's really supposed to taste like. We aren't talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you...
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Chasing Mike Horn Through Namibia
We spent five days with the famed explorer
by Josh Rubin
Adventurer and environmentalist, Mike Horn has circumnavigated the globe along the equator without the use of motors, he’s summited multiple Himalayan peaks without supplemental oxygen and he’s trekked the Arctic Circle for 27 consecutive months, covering...
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Devialet Phantom Speaker Turns (Rose) Gold
The all-in-one engineering marvel gets a powerful upgrade to 4000 watts
by Nara Shin
Despite its innocuous, small egg shape, the powerful all-in-one Phantom speaker from French audiophiles Devialet is an incredible engineering feat to be proud of (they hold 102 patents as proof). During our in-person demo of the product, the Phantom...
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Doppler Labs' Here One Listening System
Wireless earbuds with adaptive, noise-controlling technology like you've never seen (or heard) before
by David Graver
Only a year ago, SF-based Doppler Labs (whose mission is to put a computer in every person's ear) raised $635,189 on Kickstarter for their debut product Here Active Listening, a set of earbuds that allows wearers to alter sounds in the real world...
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Hopp Studios Shoes
Footwear by a former Opening Ceremony designer doesn't sacrifice style for comfort
by Nara Shin
We all have our comfy shoes lined up by the door: ready for action when we check the mail or run to the grocery store, but sadly they don't often get to see any sunshine on days with meetings, work dinners, etc. These temples of relief aren't particularly...
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GRINDR's Pride Week Art Party: SLUMBR
The social media service partnered with Visionaire for five one-off immersive installations
by David Graver
What, one may ask, does "black tie pajama" entail? That was a question on many guests' minds as they prepared for an uncommon Pride party in NYC this weekend. SLUMBR, set at The Standard, High Line (within their now-iconic The Top of the Standard...
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4th of July Blues
Keep red and white to wines, and find summer party decor in this everlasting hue
by CH Editors
Hold the urge to decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue; it only works for one weekend anyway. With long-term enjoyment in mind, we're sticking with the blues this upcoming holiday weekend. In a year in which politics are especially...

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Chasing Mike Horn Through Namibia
We spent five days with the famed explorer

Adventurer and environmentalist, Mike Horn has circumnavigated the globe along the equator without the use of motors, he’s summited multiple Himalayan peaks without supplemental oxygen and he’s trekked the Arctic Circle for 27 consecutive months, covering...

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Chasing Mike Horn Through Namibia
We spent five days with the famed explorer
CULTURE
Landmark at Queens' Socrates Sculpture Park
A 30th anniversary exhibition on the waterfront hits full bloom

Occupying a nook of green space along the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, Socrates Sculpture Park has developed a reputation over the last 30 years for two things. First, the organization behind it (founded by sculptor Mark di Suvero) has acted...

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Landmark at Queens' Socrates Sculpture Park
A 30th anniversary exhibition on the waterfront hits full bloom
STYLE
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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Stay Home Club
"All My Plants Are Dead" Tote
$24

Purveyors of goods for the introverted, cynical or sad, Stay Home Club joined forces with artist Kaye Blegvad for the tragically sweet "All My Plants Are Dead" tote bag. Made in the USA and screen-printed in Montreal, the bag is big at 18 by 18 inches (with a six-inch gusset) so it's big enough for all your gym gear, groceries—or even new unsuspecting plants.

adidas
Primeknit Stan Smith Sneakers
$110

All pink everything: this new take on the classic Stan Smith sneaker design from adidas is super-sweet and summery. Made from the brand's Primeknit material, this iteration of the shoes is much lighter and more flexible than its leather counterpart, making it perfect for warmer months. Available in cotton-candy pink or a delicious mint green, they come in half sizes and look good enough to eat.

Colin Adrian
Third Eye Stained Glass
$90

Portland, Oregon-based artist Colin Adrian works with colored glass and copper to create a suspended Third Eye ($90), a striking sun-catcher most effective when hung near a window. Beyond his third eye designs, Adrian also makes protective Hamsa hands and delicate bird feathers in different shades of stained glass.

Hiro Clark + Wilhelmina
Unsigned T-Shirt
$128

Not just for model wannabes, the "Unsigned" T-shirt from Wilhelmina models and LA-based menswear brand Hiro Clark embraces the idea of beauty everywhere—and the empowerment behind confidence. It's an item for all, and crafted from 100% slub cotton jersey—a specialized cotton that's lightly twisted while being woven. Feel proud and comfortable in this ultra-soft, fun collaborative piece.

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.

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Jimmy Edgar: Dreamz Come True
Detroit-raised DJ Jimmy Edgar chases chords and techno futurism with his new EP Dreamz Come True, released through his art and music collective Ultramajic (he often creates his own glossy album artwork). Jimmy Edgar has the perfect subliminal visual...
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Metronomy feat. Robyn: Hang Me Out to Dry
From Metromomy's upcoming fifth full-length album Summer 08, "Hang Me Out to Dry" features pop darling Robyn and was apparently recorded for the band's 2011 record The English Riviera but it hadn't seen the light of day until now. It's a minimal but...
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EDITORIAL
Blood Orange: Augustine
With a track like "Augustine" (and the accompanying video), it's hard to think of things Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) can't do. Off his just dropped album Freetown Sound (which features songs made in collaboration with Debbie Harry, Ta-Nehisi C, Carly...
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EDITORIAL
Beyoncé: Freedom (Live at BET Awards 2016)
There were too many not-to-miss moments last night across television: the Copa América match between Chile and Argentina; the showdown between Cersei and the High Sparrow in GoT's season finale; and of course, the 2016 BET Awards. The surprise opening...
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EDITORIAL
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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EDITORIAL
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...
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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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EDITORIAL
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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