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EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

TOM DIXON
NYC
SHOPS
SHOPPING
STORES
DESIGN
DECOR
LONDON
FURNISHINGS
FURNITURE
LIGHTING
HOME DECOR
RETAIL
INTERIOR DESIGN
SOHO
Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store
Following the success of Tom Dixon's first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and...
HOME AUDIO
RETAIL EXPERIENCES
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
SPEAKERS
SONOS
STREAMING
RETAIL
DESIGN
HOME THEATER
RETAIL INNOVATION
MULTIROOM
MUSIC
SOUND
INTERVIEWS
Digging into the Details of the New Sonos Flagship Store
After more than 18 months in development, Sonos has opened their first-ever retail store—and to call it that would be insulting to the head-to-toe custom-made experience that it is. The skylit space at 101 Greene Street in NYC's SoHo neighborhood has...
COLE HAAN
JACKTHREADS
SHOES
COLLABORATIONS
CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
JACKTHREADS TRYOUTS
SNEAKERS
ZEROGRAND
Cole Haan + JackThreads Capsule Collection
Over the last few years, we've been very upfront about our love of lifestyle and accessories brand Cole Haan. The primary reason isn't just our appreciation for their technological advancements or design sensibilities, but the simpler statement...
MENSWEAR
SHIRTS
DRESS SHIRTS
BUTTON DOWNS
POLOS
T-SHIRTS
CUSTOM CLOTHING
TAILORED
SIZING
V NECK
CREWNECKS
CUSTOM
MADE TO MEASURE
Sizing Right with Stantt's Dress and Casual Shirts
For the past few years, it's been hard to distinguish between all the new companies offering made-to-measure shirts (we've had great experiences with J Hilburn and Ratio Clothing). NYC-based Stantt's strength is in convenience; just take three...
LINCOLN
CARS
TEST DRIVES
AUTO
INTERVIEWS
2017 LINCOLN MKZ
DRIVING
DESIGN
INTERIORS
Test Drive: 2017 Lincoln MKZ
When Lincoln introduced the MKZ sedan in 2013 it was a sign that the brand was serious about reinventing itself. Since then it’s launched some impressive cars—the MKC and MKX crossovers and the new Continental, and recently unveiled the concept for...
SNACKS
CHIPS
VEGETABLES
VEGETABLE CHIPS
HEALTHY
HEATHFUL
WELLBEING
POPCORN
Vegan Rob's Healthy Snacks
When cravings for chips, popcorn and crunchy things can't be met with a piece of fruit or some nuts, it's best to stick to the healthiest and most flavorful options. Rob's snacks (made up of Vegan Rob's and Crunchy Rob's) are no old-fashioned treats...
GLASS
GLASSES
BARWARE
WINE GLASSES
KICKSTARTER
TUMBLERS
WINE
Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses
For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass' new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around...
SHEETS
CALVIN KLEIN
BEDSHEETS
BEDDING
BEDROOM
DUVETS
CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR
Modern Cotton Bedding from Calvin Klein Home
Justin Bieber et al have convinced us that Calvin Klein underwear is as classic as it is comfortable, thanks to the social-friendly #mycalvins campaign (the just-announced FW16 campaign features Kate Moss, Frank Ocean, Grace Coddington and more...
MERCEDES-BENZ
AMG
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
SPORTS CARS
SUPERCARS
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R
Mercedes-AMG debuted the GT R—the latest iteration of their two door sports car—at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Heavily inspired by its racing version sibling, the GT 3 (which won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th place with the five cars entered in the...
BROOKLYN
NYC
NEW YORK
TRAVEL
SHOPPING
RESTAURANTS
EATING
CITY GUIDES
BARS
TRAVEL GUIDES
BOOKS
"Insider Brooklyn" Book
Rachel Felder is no stranger to Brooklyn. She's a fourth-generation New Yorker with plenty of family history, stories and memories in the city. Felder (a journalist whose work can be seen in various publications from the New York Times to Rolling...
SNEAKERS
NEW BALANCE
NB
SHOES
STYLE
UNISEX
NB 009
New Balance 009 Sneakers
Borrowing style tips from the brand's own heritage 997, 998 and the 999 silhouettes, New Balance's upcoming 009 sneakers add a modern twist with innovative materials and thoughtful, tech-forward design. With pressure mapping for the midsole (making...
DESIGNERS
CREATIVE PROCESS
LEE BROOM
BRITISH DESIGNERS
NYC
POP-UP SHOPS
BRITISH
INTERVIEWS
Interview: Lee Broom
Built upon the pillars of crystal, marble, brass and glass, the sophisticated world of luxury design can sometimes be fatiguing, and a little "seen that, done that." But Lee Broom is a good storyteller beyond just the creative pieces he makes—from...
KEYRINGS
FERARRI
DISCOMMON GOODS
CARS
FORGED CARBON FIBER
DESIGNERS
COLLABORATIONS
LUXURY
Discommon Goods' The Piston Keyring
Known for making detailed accessories from high-quality and intriguing materials and collaborating with unnamed designers who head up some of the best globally respected brands, Discommon Goods has just released its latest endeavor: The Piston...
CADILLAC
COWORKING
NYC
COMMUNITY SPACE
CFDA
VISIONNAIRE
GENSLER
ARCHITECTURE
GALLERY
RETAIL
EXPERIENTIAL
SOHO
INTERIOR DESIGN
JOE COFFEE
FREE WIFI
Cadillac House, NYC
Cadillac House is one of the brand’s most public-facing initiatives and a signal that they're serious about being part of its new home in NYC. We got an exclusive look at the experiential space with John Bricker, a Partner and the Creative Director...
OSCILLON
SWISS WATCHES
WATCHMAKING COLLECTIVES
WATCH DESIGN
MECHANICAL WATCHES
URWERK
CYRANO DEVANTHEY
INTERVIEWS
DOMINIQUE BUSER
EXCLUSIVE
WATCHES
Oscillon Swiss Watches Crafted From Historic Tools
Additional reporting by David Graver Authenticity plays a major role in the perception of Swiss watch brands. From the movement that makes it tic to the hand-finished elements that present the intricate craftsmanship, each brand celebrates its own...
SHOES
BOAT SHOES
LEATHER
MADE IN PORTUGAL
MENS SHOES
STYLE
FASHION
JACK ERWIN
Jack Erwin's "Cooper" Boat Shoe
NYC-based Jack Erwin is on a mission to create well-made, high-quality affordable men's shoes. Their latest style, the Cooper, is their take on one of summer's most classic styles, the boat shoe. The 100% leather welt shoes are available in three...
APPS
VIDEO CHAT
GROUP CHAT
MESSAGING APPS
SMARTPHONES
IPHONES
ANDROIDS
AIRTIME
SEAN PARKER
Sean Parker's Rebooted Airtime App
It's been easy to take part in group video chats on web browsers thanks to Google Hangouts, Skype or Oovoo. On the go, however, FaceTime (for example) sticks strictly to a one-on-one format—and Snapchat only allows for two-way conversations. So...
JAPAN
TRAVEL
KYOTO
HOUSES
ACCOMODATIONS
LODGING
AIRBNB
HOTELS
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
"Old Kyoto"'s Historical Machiya Rental Properties in the Gion Neighborhood
Developed for travelers visiting Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine (which began construction in the year 656), the alluring Gion neighborhood later transformed into an exclusive geisha district with plenty of tea houses, bars and restaurants. Gion today has plenty...
BEEHIVES
URBAN BEEHIVES
BEES
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
ITALY
BEE COLONIES
SUSTAINABILITY
Milan Design Week 2016: Bubble Beehive
Additional reporting by David Graver The global problem of declining bee populations is often looked over but cannot be taken lightly. Fundamental to our planetary ecosystems, and pollinating vegetation the world over, bees are intrinsic to our...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
SALONE
NIKE
THE NATURE OF MOTION
MAX LAMB
EXHIBITIONS
DESIGN EXHIBITIONS
Milan Design Week 2016: Nike's The Nature of Motion Exhibition
An early standout at this year's Milan Design Week, Nike's "The Future of Motion" exhibition showcases some eye-popping works from 10 contemporary artists and designers. The display, which crosses multiple media and sensory experiences, tackles many...
MOUTH FOODS
CHOCOLATES
INDIE CHOCOLATES
WHITE CHOCOLATE
NYC
MOUTH
COFFEE
CHOCOLATE
Mouth-Made's Three Debut Chocolates
With all of the time and effort we put into scouting out quality new chocolates, it was quite the relief to find some superb options so close to home. CH favorite Mouth—a hub of independent, carefully selected food and drink items, with a webshop...
CHOCOLATE
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
BEAN TO BAR
ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE
DIRECT TRADE CHOCOLATE
SINGLE ORIGIN CHOCOLATE
ETHICAL
ASKINOSIE
Askinosie Whiskey Dark Chocolate
Former criminal defense lawyer Shawn Askinosie found his second career in chocolate. His family-run Askinosie Chocolate makes bean-to-bar deliciousness in Springfield, Missouri and they have consistently made some of our favorite treats (coLABoration...
CARS
CADILLAC
TEST DRIVES
INTERVIEWS
NYC
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
INTERIORS
TEST DRIVE
AUTO
MARKETING
ADVERTISING
CHINA
CT6
Interview: Cadillac's Uwe Ellinghaus
We spend a lot of time with automobile manufacturers because it's an industry going through enormous changes—technology, globalization of product and marketing, and innovation in just about every department. While we tend to focus most of our reporting...
TEST DRIVES
CARS
ROLLS-ROYCE
2016 DAWN
SOUTH AFRICA
WESTERN CAPE
CONVERTIBLES
LUXURY
Test Drive: 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead
As only the third Rolls-Royce convertible (following the beloved Corniche, which debuted in 1966 and the imposing Phantom Drophead, which debuted in 2007) in 60 years the new Rolls-Royce Dawn draws upon its past but takes it to an entirely fresh, functional...
TEST DRIVES
CARS
MINI
MINI 2016 CONVERTIBLE
AUTO
MINI COOPER
Test Drive: 2016 MINI Cooper Convertible
It’s easy to love the new 2016 MINI Cooper Convertible. From the new body to its BMW-built engine, a much-improved interior and more than 10 million customization options there’s one to suit every mood and nearly every budget. For starters the Convertible...
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