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Jungmaven's Sustainable Hemp Bedding
While our favorite bedding picks include Boll & Branch's ethically made organic cotton sheets and Parachute's direct-to-consumer linens, there's a new option that's as sustainable as it is soft. Santa Barbara-based Jungmaven, purveyor of made-in...
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Word of Mouth: Budapest
by Alia Akkam Creative energy has long been percolating in Budapest. Once the Iron Curtain was peeled back, an impressive underground culture erupted that, through the years, has only grown fiercer. While tourists flock to the city to peep at grandiose...
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Five Cocktails Inspired by the Music Icon Prince
by Emily Arden Wells This year we lost legends. David Bowie and Prince both passed in the early months of 2016, two musicians who changed the music industry intrinsically and influenced generations of people with their work. In the days and even...
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Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Volt
by Justin Kaehler Chevrolet dreamed big when it first launched the Volt. Designed to be the next big thing in alt-fuel vehicles, Volt gave drivers the ability to travel 40-ish miles on electricity alone. And when the batteries ran out, a switch...
BUGATTI
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Behind the Design of the Bugatti Chiron
by Matthew Askari "The Veyron was really near to the limit of what could be done," says board member and Bugatti’s technical development head, Dr. Willi Netuschil, referring to the very car that propelled the brand back to the world of the ultra...
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NICKY HAYDEN
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World Superbike Championships Laguna Seca 2016
by Justin Kaehler Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the premiere racetracks in North America, if not the world. A perfectly crafted ribbon of asphalt carved through the picturesque hills of Monterey, California, this track has hosted top-level...
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Montreal's Freshly Renovated Le Méridien Versailles
By Chadner Navarro Understanding Le Meridien’s place in the hospitality world is not always easy. It's not a luxury hotel in the same vein as Four Seasons and Aman, but it’s not a straight-forward business chain like the Conrad either. It’s in...
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Test Drive: 2016 McLaren 570GT
by Michael Frank GT in theory stands for grand tourer—or “gran turismo,” if you prefer the Italian translation. McLaren, though, races in Formula 1 so their version still loosely translates as "Go Time." Driving the $198,950 570GT ahead of the Goodwood...
MEXICO
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Oaxacan Stonecutter and Dressmaker Tiburcio Sánchez
by Max La Frenais Maestro Tiburcio Sánchez was born in San Juan Teitipac in 1945 and has been stonecutting metates and molcajetes for the past 55 years. (A metate is a large, carved stone with a curved surface used to grind maize; a molcajete is...
DESIGN
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FERRARI
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FERRARI FF
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Test Drive: Ferrari GTC4Lusso
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...
MEXICO
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Hotel Azul, Oaxaca
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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WINE
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MAXIMILLIAN RIEDEL
CRYSTAL
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EUROPE
HOME DECOR
Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company
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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Venice Biennale 2016: "LifeObject"
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...
WOOL
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Voormi Wool Apparel
by Adrienne So For the past few years, Pagosa Springs, CO-based company Voormi has garnered recognition for two accomplishments. Their patented Core Construction technology weaves technical fibers directly into merino wool, which means that...
AUTO
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TISHA JOHNSON
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V90
Interview: Volvo's Tisha Johnson
by Steve Siler Beyond the mainstream S90 flagship luxury sedan, Volvo's ostensibly more practical and definitely more interesting counterpart, the V90, is also expected to arrive stateside next year. On the road in Spain, we were impressed with...
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Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
by Abigail Bassett There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its...
TOPO DESIGNS
OUTDOORS
OUTDOOR APPAREL
APPAREL
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TOMBOY
Topo Designs' First-Ever Women’s Collection
by Adrienne So After many, many requests, Topo Designs—the Colorado-based outfitter that has garnered acclaim for its rugged, yet stylish outdoor apparel and equipment—has finally released a new line for women. The initial offerings include...
CARS
AUTOS
DRIVING
MCLAREN
SUPERCARS
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Notes: Driving a McLaren 675LT around LA
by Justin Kaehler It’s challenging to write about something like the McLaren 675LT. It’s a machine whose speed begs to be described—a hard-core track car boasting 666 horsepower, a 2.9-second 0-60 time, and a top speed of 205 miles per hour. However...
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Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products
by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and...
RYAN HEWETT
UNIT LONDON
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MARCEL DUCHAMP
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Painter Ryan Hewett's Preview Exhibition at Unit London
By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures...
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OAXACA
MEXICO
HOTELS
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Hotel Cosijo, Oaxaca
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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Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv Food + Drink
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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The Parker Leather Rolling Suitcase
Selling for $1,595 (the brand's priciest travel bag offering yet), Moore + Giles' first-ever carry-on suitcase is an investment piece geared toward uncompromising travelers and commuters (for smaller budgets, we'd recommend the new Raden smart...
HOTELS
BARCELONA
TRAVEL
SPAIN
EUROPE
SATANS COFFEE
DRETA DE LEIXAMPLE
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Casa Bonay, Barcelona
by Ross Belfer There’s no denying Barcelona’s status as a mecca of brilliant architecture, art and design. If Gothic and neo-classical architectural edifices, clandestine, ornate gardens and awe-inspiring museums isn’t already enough, the timeless...
IPHONE
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WATERPROOF CASES
Evo Xplorer iPhone Case
London-headquartered protective device case-makers Tech21 release their most robust design yet: the Evo Xplorer, a waterproof (max 9.9 feet for up to an hour) Apple iPhone 6 and 6s case, further sealed off from other elements like dust and dirt...
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