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DAVID GRAVER

David Graver

ULTIMATE EARS
UE
UE BOOM
UE WONDERBOOM
SPEAKERS
WIRELESS SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
WATERPROOF SPEAKERS
PORTABLE SPEAKERS
PARTY SPEAKERS
POOL PARTY
CONSUMER AUDIO
Ultimate Ears' Petite, Powerful Wonderboom
Some of us are approaching picnic and pool party weather, and for the fourth year in a row, we at CH will turn to Ultimate Ears for portable outdoor sound. The Bluetooth speaker maker just announced their latest, the Wonderboom, but we've had substantial...
SKULLS
SKULL AND CROSSBONES
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
BASELWORLD
BASELWORLD 2017
CHRISTOPHE CLARET
BOMBERG
HYT
FIONA KRUGER
Baselworld 2017: Modern Skull Art
With the tens of thousands of watches on hand at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, it's actually quite easy to draw out numerous thematic links or color stories—and yet, many of them never take hold outside of the fair. The use of skull iconography...
STREET ARTISTS
BUFF MONSTER
AIR INK
TIGER BEER
MURALS
PUBLIC ART
ANIRUDH SHARMA
GRAVIKY LABS
Street Artist Buff Monster's Air-Ink Mural and Gallery Show
It seems almost impossible: ink and paint made from recycled air pollution. In fact, it's a reality known as Air-Ink, invented by Anirudh Sharma, the co-founder of innovation hub Graviky Labs. Their technology processes up to 95% of air captured...
BASELWORLD
BASEL
SWITZERLAND
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
NOTES
TRADE SHOWS
FAIRS
FESTIVALS
Notes: Baselworld and Trade Show Life
I call it my week of suits. In actuality, it's my other life. Four years in a row now I've woken up in an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, dressed myself quite professionally, hopped on a tram and worked a nine to six or seven job—for one week each...
ART BAR
ART BASEL
ART BASEL HONG KONG
ABSOLUT
BARS
POP UP BARS
POTATO HEAD
VODKA
COCKTAILS
DRINKS
MIXED DRINKS
JOAO VASCO PAIVA
HONG KONG ART WEEK 2017
Three Cocktails from Hong Kong Art Week's "Room Service"
Now in its fifth year, Art Basel's Hong Kong installment has already impacted Asian artists' exposure globally, all while bolstering the sale of Western works in new markets. As Art Basel Hong Kong now triggers simultaneous showcases, activations and...
BASELWORLD
BASELWORLD 2017
FOSSIL
SMARTWATCHES
WATCHES
FOSSIL Q SMARTWATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
WEARABLE TECH
Baselworld 2017: New Fossil Q Smartwatches
Forever on the quest to contextualize releases in the worlds of smartwatches and wearable tech we got all the advanced details on Fossil's forthcoming Q smartwatches. Revealed during the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, the new Q pieces can be...
GAME OF THRONES
BLACK TOMATO
WESTWORLD
ADVENTURE TRAVEL
EXOTIC DESTINATION
TOM MARCHANT
WORLD TRAVEL
ADVENTURES
LUXURY TRAVEL
THE ARCTIC
THE CONGO
GREENLAND
FAROE ISLANDS
Game of Thrones and Westworld Travel Adventures with Black Tomato
For some, travel is a calculated obsession, satiated by a ticking of boxes that represent a location and the accompanying desire. For others, that's not enough. Travel requires reaching the ends of the earth and going beyond the realm of normalcy...
THE ENSIGN
E-COMMERCE
ONLINE SHOPS
AMERICAN DESIGNERS
MADE IN USA
CLOTHING
APPAREL
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
MENSWEAR
CARLOS CAMPOS
PYER MOSS
New American Menswear and Accessories at The Ensign
With an eye on numerous factors that make fashion both wearable and desirable—striking images and editorials, forward thinking designers, ease of purchase, a defined identity—The Ensign has become an important new online shopping destination. The...
BASEL
SWITZERLAND
BASELWORLD
ART BASEL
HOTELS
BARS
WORD OF MOUTH
RHINE RIVER
VITRA
VITRA MUSEUM
SCHNITZEL
DESIGN SHOPS
DESIGN STORES
WOHNGEIST
HERZOG DE MEURON
Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland doesn't draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city's epic Messeplatz...
MONTBLANC
GOOGLE
ANDROID
ANDROID WEAR 20
WATCHES
SMARTWATCHES
WEARABLES
WATCH DESIGN
SWISS WATCHES
MONTBLANC SUMMIT SMARTWATCH
ZAIM KAMAL
Montblanc's Google-Powered Summit Smartwatch
The wearable technology boom began with many pieces foregoing traditional watch design aesthetics. Since, however, Samsung and Apple (and many more tech companies) have adopted attributes belonging to horological language, hoping to lure in the traditional...
HOT TODDY
COCKTAILS
COCKTAIL RECIPES
FALL COCKTAILS
HOT COCKTAILS
MIXED DRINKS
HOT TODDIES
BOURBON
SCOTCH
WHISKEY
WHISKY
Six Next-Level Hot Toddy Recipes
While we can't (scientifically) attest to the famed Hot Toddy being a cold remedy, we can stand behind its warm deliciousness. Traditionally composed of whisky, hot water, honey and lemon (or spices), this simple hot cocktail has been around for a...
BUSHMILLS
IRISH WHISKEY
WHISKEY
WHISKY
ST PATRICKS DAY
IRELAND
NORTHERN IRELAND
Bushmills' Red Bush Irish Whiskey
As we've noted for years now, the state of Irish whiskey remains strong. Typically lighter and sweeter than its Scottish peers, Irish whiskey's an easy entry point to the brown spirits world, but allows for plenty of room to investigate nuance...
TURNER CODY
MUSIC
FOLK MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
CHRIS TUCCI
ANIMATION
PREMIERES
Premiere: Turner Cody's "Death is the Friend You Never Met"
When met with a song about death, music video directors can go in innumerable directions for complementary visuals: undercut the sorrow, emphasize it, heighten the fear, obscure it. For folk singer Turner Cody's new track "Death is the Friend You...
NIKE
NIKELAB
AIR MAX
VAPORMAX
FLYKNIT
MARC NEWSON
SNEAKER DESIGN
SNEAKERS
SHOES
ACCESSORIES
NikeLab Air Vapormax + Marc Newson
We've reached the 30th anniversary of Nike's Air Max technology. For some that will trigger nostalgia over iconic silhouettes—and the technical capabilities they delivered. For the team at NikeLab, it was a milestone invitation to continue advancing...
JILLIAN MAYER
SHORT FILMS
VIDEO ART
BORSCHT CORP
BORSCHT FILM FESTIVAL
MIAMI
MIAMI ARTISTS
ARTISTS
DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY
Jillian Mayer's Data Warping Art Series: IMPRESSIONS
Once again artist Jillian Mayer has managed to subvert and twist the fabric of culture in a way that's both comedic and clever. Rolling off the success of her sculptural series "Slumpies" on display at the Perez Art Museum Miami through January, Mayer...
FLASKS
DISCOMMON
THE MACALLAN
URWERK
SWISS WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
WATCHES
SCOTCH
SPIRITS
ALCOHOL
LIMITED EDITIONS
The Macallan + URWERK Dual Tank Flask
All tenured spirits drinkers will tell of the importance of drinking vessels. While the technically superior The Macallan + URWERK Flask hasn't been designed to maximize the notes of the Scotch whisky within, it's by far the most inventive item in...
KEY WRANGLER
CW AND T
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
KEYS
KEY RINGS
KICKSTARTER
KEYCHAIN
CHE-WEI WANG
TAYLOR LEVY
CW&T's Key Wrangler
The best design objects counter everyday problems with considered minimalism. Most of us know the key ring cluster sensation in our pocket or jangling in our bag, which, when pulled out, leads to fumbling. There are other types of key people, of...
THOMAS KELLER
PER SE
CHOCOLATE BARS
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
OLIVE OIL
CHOCOLATE
SOUTH AMERICAN CHOCOLATE
ARMANDO MANN
CHI BUI
BEAN TO BAR
SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE
K+M Extravirgin Chocolate Bars
Neither chocolate nor olive oil may be what immediately come to mind when considering the name Thomas Keller—the globally famous chef with three Michelin stars for his NYC restaurant Per Se. And yet, after yesterday's launch of K+M Extravirgin...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
INEXPENSIVE WATCHES
NIXON
MONDAINE
LARSSON AND JENNINGS
SWISS WATCHES
SKAGEN
TODD SNYDER
TIMEX
AFFORDABLE WATCHES
Eight New Watches Under $300
Between the Swiss watch industry's fashion-world-like calendar of annual releases and the awareness boost entrepreneurs receive from crowdfunding platforms, there have never been more options for the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, a beautiful or...
JAUME PLENSA
SCULPTORS
SCULPTURES
INTERVIEWS
ARTISTS
SPAIN
RUINART
CHAMPAGNE
ART BASEL
Interview: Sculptor Jaume Plensa
Among the roster of international contemporary artists frequently positioning their art in public (and outdoor) settings, few bend the mind as much as Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. If his name isn't immediately familiar, his work most certainly will...
NOWBOAT
OCEAN CHARTERS
YACHTS
SAILBOATS
SAILING
BOATING
OCEAN EXPLORATION
DIVING
GIOVANNI ALESSI ANGHINI
BOAT CHARTERS
YACHT CHARTERS
ALESSI
CRUISING
EXPEDITIONS
Nowboat: Seafaring Adventure Platform
Yacht and sailing adventures represent one of the fastest growing categories in travel. In fact, it's forecasted that by 2020, $51 billion will be spent on seafaring and everything that accompanies it. An avid kite-surfer and world traveler, Giovanni...
AISH
MUSIC VIDEOS
MUSIC
RASHAAD NEWSOME
POLITICAL MUSIC
PREMIERES
QUEER ART
Premiere: Aish's "Migrant"
With expressive, fantastical beauty SF-based music-maker Aish explores the depths of one of today's most pressing topics with his single "Migrant," premiering here. Partnering a diverse array of sounds—from electronic to historic instruments—with...
VANS
VAULT BY VANS
OUR LEGACY
COLLABORATIONS
APPAREL
CLOTHING
SNEAKERS
SHOES
SNEAKER DESIGN
FOOTWEAR
JOCKUM HALLIN
Vault by Vans Capsule Collection by Our Legacy
The latest from Vault, iconic footwear brand Vans' premium division where historic silhouettes are given a modern boost, happens to be a monochromatic wonder—yet has bright orange at its core. The 10-piece footwear and 12-piece apparel capsule...
CREYENTE
MEZCAL
COSME
NYC
COCKTAILS
MEZCAL COCKTAILS
MEXICAN RESTAURANTS
MICHELADA
COCKTAIL RECIPES
RECIPES
Four Creyente Mezcal Cocktail Recipes from Cosme
It's safe to say that the popularity of mezcal owes a lot to the bartenders who began to use the agave spirit in signature cocktail creations early on. It make sense, then, that for the US debut of newcomer Creyente Mezcal they would seek out a destination...
JEFFREY BEERS
JEFFREY BEERS INTERNATIONAL
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
BROOKLYN
GLASS
LIGHTING DESIGN
GOTHAM MARKET
THE ASHLAND
URBAN GLASS
KEEP
Architect and Designer Jeffrey Beers Discusses Gotham Market
Beneath The Ashland residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn a new eight restaurant center—Gotham Market—has just opened its doors. Within, one finds floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, reclaimed wood and, of course, numerous food and drink options...
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