Justin Vernon: Inside Out
In a subtle, serene music video graced with the magic we've come to expect from him, Justin Vernon—commonly known under the moniker Bon Iver—covers indie band Spoon's "Inside Out" to haunting affect. What is perhaps the nicest promotional material...
Le Collectionist's Italian Villa Giulia
For those not familiar with Le Collectionist, imagine a service much like Airbnb—only with 24-hour concierge service on-call and only the most magnificent hand-selected, and carefully approved properties around the world. From a 20-bedroom chateau...
UPSTATE NEW YORK
Six Hard Ciders for Spring Sipping
Over a year ago, the small-batch magnificence of upstate New York's Aaron Burr Cider appeased our palate in a very unique way—and made us delve deeper into one of the fastest growing markets in the drinks world. Cider is a lighthearted beverage, but...
Lilith Ai: Hang Tough
The lo-fi soul of Lilith Ai's latest track "Hang Tough" is more than a sum of its parts. A resonating power in her voice carries lyrics of warped depth, all nestled atop the strumming of her guitar. And yet, from the nuances of an electronic-influenced...
NEW YORK CITY
BLACK AND WHITE
Jason Peterson's New York in Black & White
As the first installment of the Concrete Jungle Instagram photo exhibition series at NYC's Royalton Hotel, photographer Jason Peterson is unveiling a collection of images dubbed "New York in Black & White." Peterson manages to capture the essence of...
Montblanc's Vasco da Gama-Inspired Timepiece Collection
Inspiration strikes in many ways, but for an explorer at heart, there's nothing quite like hearing the tales of early adventurers. This can certainly be said of the tales surrounding Vasco da Gama, who sailed from Lisbon in 1497 and found the first...
MADE IN USA
Three Superb Spirits Employing Surprising Materials
On a recent trip to indie food and drink specialty shop Mouth, in NYC, we discovered a bunch of curious creations that hadn't crossed our path before. After leaving with plenty of products to taste, three struck our attention for their unique approach...
FOOD AND DRINK
Three Exceptional Berlin Bars Offering the Unexpected
People from all over the globe venture to Berlin for the excitement its diverse nightlife scene has to offer. Famed nightclub Berghain commands one of the best global reputations for a wild night out—and its acclaimed Panorama Bar features a Long Island...
New Handmade Hedley and Bennett Aprons
When thinking of aprons, two iterations often come to mind: plain, white standard culinary workwear and kitschy "kiss-the-cook" styles. It was this observation, coupled with years of Michelin-starred kitchen experience and a desire for better options...
Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix
Across nine studio albums with Animal Collective and five solo albums under the moniker Panda Bear, Noah Lennox has contributed unprecedented dimension and layers to the music world's cumulative consciousness. After creating a recent Sirius XMU Mix...
Pairing Krug Champagne and Music
Often when champagne pairings are discussed or enjoyed, the complementary partner is food, with an end game of flavors mingling and aromas matching up. The tastebuds are the target audience. While that makes sense, within the context of one of our...
EXIMO Sipping Rum
The world is in no short supply of superb rums from many locations. And yet, Facundo EXIMO imparts a very distinct experience. Both medium and full-bodied rums, more than 10 years back, were united and then aged together in oak. This allows for a...
Jonah Samson's Dream Distortion
In addition to being a CH contributor, Cape Breton Island, Canada-based Jonah Samson has long collected jarring imagery, redefined its usage and sought out unique photographic processes that match his inspiration. With his latest solo exhibition...
The Art and Design of SIXTY SoHo
In 2001, Thomas O’Brien laid the design foundation of what was then 60 Thompson Hotel—a stunning boutique destination that managed to be tucked quietly into the heart of NYC's SoHo neighborhood. Over the last year Jason Pomeranc, a co-owner of 60 Thompson...
NEW YORK CITY
FOOD AND DRINK
Three Exceptional NYC Bars in Unexpected Locations
New York City forever defies expectations. Strolling a different street on the way from work to one's home can reveal a masked gem that's been quietly entertaining for years. One subway stop from routine might be a perfect aesthetic match for drinking...
CHANGE IS EVERYTHING
Son Lux: Change Is Everything
With latent, unassuming power found among sweeping rhythms and perfectly timed chirps, the track "Change Is Everything" from NYC's Son Lux was released in accompaniment with the news of a new album, Bones, due out in June 2015. The genre-defying song...
Baselworld 2015: Moon Phase Watches
A rather popular complication in luxury watchmaking, a moon phase indicator is often a nice design touch rather than a useful tool—unless one looks to the stars for more than inspiration. At this year's Baselworld, many brands presented stellar updates...
Three Signature Wines from Tom Gore Vineyards
Tom Gore, founder of the eponymous Tom Gore Vineyards, often refers to his wines as "farm-to-glass." It's a claim he can comfortably make, as he himself tends and harvests the hundreds of acres of grapes that ultimately become his wines. At the recent...
THAMES AND HUDSON
550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
To demonstrate the sheer creativity and vision of over 150 designers across the globe, Kristi O'Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer—founders of Chicago's The Patternbase design studio and online archive—have partnered with publisher Thames and Hudson...
Baselworld 2015: Mondaine Helvetica NY Edition
Best known as the brand to feature the Official Swiss Railways clock design on their watch face, Mondaine debuted a new series in 2014—the Helvetica No. 1—to much acclaim. Employing an equally clean, classic touch, punctuated by the use of the font...
Only Real: Intro
A week before West London's indie-pop act Only Real was set to drop his debut full-length Jerk at the End of the Line, he's released all of the tracks in a comprehensive streaming YouTube playlist. Commencing with the exciting yet sublime "Intro...
Baselworld 2015: Six Green Watches
At last year's Baselworld, we took note of the impressive array of watches sporting brilliant blue dials. They ranged from classy and classic, to fun and vibrant. And this year, we felt the same about inflections of green throughout watches. With variations...