Our pace and focus on the short-term these days seems to have surpassed the steady tick-tock of time passing. Groups like The Long Now Foundation aim to counteract this phenomenon by encouraging long-term thinking. To foster this world view—...
Fun meets multifunction with the latest product by Australian-based home and kitchenware designer, Toro Legno. This anthropomorphized kitchen aid, beautifully crafted from furniture-grade plywood, lends personality to any counter through its elegantly...
Not just for wine stoppers and bulletin boards anymore, cork's applications are practically limitless. Case in point, the Adjust-a-Bowl has a leather-like texture that's perfect for organizing everything from veggies (it's naturally anti-microbial...
Rad and Hatch for TreeHouse
What happens when two sustainable design outfits specializing in distinct materials team up? In the case of Rad Furniture and Hatch Workshop (both also fabricators), the partnership is geared toward "thoughtful and well-crafted" furniture with material...
New Work by Orfeo Quagliata
Though master of crystal and glass design Orfeo Quagliata, 39, has been producing his own transparent wonders for several years (he's been working with glass since age 12 and heads up Phuze Design), a recent collaboration with Swarovski Elements...
Unlike standard notebooks where variety is limited to cover styles, the Triangle Notebook ditches the banal shape of a rectangle for the (you guessed it) triangle. The mod journal, designed by Turkish artist, Tan Mavitan, is a MoMA exclusive from the...
Door Handle Redesigns
Italian designer Diego Amadei's highly-unusual door handle, Kobu, follows the maxim "bend it to your needs." The lever's flexible stem attaches to a more standard stiff brass core, allowing users to modify the stem into virtually any shape—...
A game-changing food invention that just about rivals sliced bread, ToastaBags provides a mess-free method for making a sandwich toasted to perfection. This child-friendly product is ideal for those with an affinity for sandwiches that ooze with...
NEW YORK CITY
To celebrate summer the CH team recently ventured out on a boat trip hosted by our friends at Atlantic Yachting. Cruising down the Hudson River, we enjoyed a series of cocktails as refreshing as the breezy weather. Below are the three recipes, expertly...
Although Playboy is regularly associated with a "less is more" approach to fashion, its former Global Licensing Senior Vice President and Creative Director, Aaron Duncan, has proven otherwise with his virtual marketplace for luxury fashion and accessories...
Hazel & Hunter
Working from her small studio in Montreal, Julie Deault hand crafts each Hazel & Hunter piece using locally sourced fabrics consisting of only the highest quality natural and organic fibers. With simple and classic shapes, Hazel & Hunter's...
NEW YORK CITY
As its name suggests, OHWOW's "Post 9-11" show presents work by nine New York-based artists whose pieces are evocative of the mixed American mood following the attacks on that day in September 2001. While none of the work addresses the pivotal event...
Tucker Blair for Opening Ceremony
Inspired since 2007 to bring color to corporate America with whimsical belts looped around the waists of businessmen, Washington, D.C. Tucker Blair is now teaming up with New York-based retailer, Opening Ceremony. Their collection of belts for men...
Of a Kind
Seven months ago, college friends Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo launched Of a Kind, the first retail site on Tumblr and "online art gallery for emerging designers." Since the explosive debut, the site has racked up thousands of followers, unsurprisingly...