MADE IN USA
CH first spoke with Costa Mesa native, Sean Woolsey back in early 2012 when we discovered his pipe lamps, sheet metal paintings and love of the outdoors on Instagram. After three years, the artist and self-taught furniture maker has decided to create...
CIFF KIDS: Three Scandinavian Kids Labels
Scandinavians have long been highly regarded when it comes to furniture, fashion and food, and some of the region’s finest children’s labels are ensuring the next generation grows up with that seemingly inherent sense of understated style. CH met...
Interview: Sonia Rentsch
With a client list that includes the Washington Post, Rare Medium, QANTAS, Desktop and Inside Out, Sonia Rentsch is making a name for herself with unique, eye-catching images that force you to see everyday objects in an entirely new light. A former...
The Death of Cool
Wary that his newest project would be consumed for being buzz-worthy rather than genuinely good, French-born photographer and founder and editor-in-chief of Desillusion Magazine, Sebastin Zanella found a name for his multi-facet consultancy, The...
Interview: Max Schmidt
A quality, individually tailored suit is perhaps one of the few things to have escaped the tsunami of online shopping. Although, according to Max Schmidt and Tom Daguanno, the Detroit-based duo behind 1701 Bespoke, men will soon be able to experience...
Interview: Welfe Bowyer
It's the little details that matters when it comes to good design, and this Kiwi designer is all about the details. We caught up with Welfe Bowyer, a New Zealand native making a name for himself with his now Melbourne-based bespoke jewelry line...
Theo Hassett of Roberts & Hassett
Kangaroos aren’t usually associated with bespoke footwear. Yet according to Melbourne-based craftsman, Theo Hassett, leather from the iconic jumping marsupial is "one of the strongest around." Originally from New Zealand, Hassett relocated to Melbourne...
I Am Eleven
What was your favorite age? For Melbourne-based filmmaker, writer and editor Genevieve Bailey it was 11. In 2005, armed with a plane ticket generously gifted by her uncle and a head full of ideas, Bailey set off to interview 11-year-olds across...
With work spanning illustrations on Japanese chocolate wrappers to quilts with whimsical characters in the new W Paris Opera hotel, East London-based designer and illustrator Emily Alston (AKA Emily Forgot) explores every facet of her craft. After...
For many, choosing how to outfit their home has become as important as how they choose to dress. With people like Tom Selby showcasing interesting creatives' homes and work spaces, and thousands of Pinterest boards dedicated to home décor it...
50-million-year-old shark teeth and thousands of turkey, pheasant and coque feathers are just a few of the materials comprising the work of UK artist Louise Greenfield. "I've always been into making and designing things. Even when I was a little...
AGI & SAM
One menswear collection stood out among all the others at A/W 2012 London Fashion Week in March. Bright, bold and bearing no resemblance to anything seen before, Agi & Sam hit the headlines for their seemingly effortless fusion of color and...
Quality is at the core of everything Sean Woolsey makes. From laser-cut wooden coasters and handmade furniture through to carefully crafted lighting and paintings on sheet metal, Wolsey creates pieces that effortlessly fuse form and function. Two...
Cycle Style vs. Cycle Chic
The North Atlantic Ocean may take hours to cross by plane but when it comes to the infiltration of bicycle culture—and specifically, the urban cycling aesthetic—the distance ceases to exist. Case in point: as we were busy attending the...
Child's Own Studio
Be it a bunny or a bear, there's often at least one special toy that a child clings to for security, without which their world—and their parents'—might swiftly crumble. Creative mom Wendy Tsao sets out to strengthen that relationship...
Two hundred and fifty-seven years after launching, British menswear brand Wolsey opened the doors last night to their first flagship store in London. Located on Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, the store's aesthetics mirrors the brand's ethos...
Pelicans & Parrots
London's East End is globally renowned for playing host to some of the world's most stylishly eclectic fashion houses, art galleries and bars. But it's the small gems you won't necessarily hear about—unless you're a local—that continue...
Bemodern, otherwise known as Paul Darragh, grew up in a tiny farming community in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he lived for the next four years. It was there that he first caught our attention and, not long after that...
Cover bands and Jordan almonds aside, the real make-or-break wedding detail comes down to the one thing that may even outlast the vows—the photos. One wedding photographer reinventing traditional wedding photography is Los Angeles-based lensman...
Owing as much to '80s pop icons like Grace Jones and Madonna as she does to more contemporary influences (she counts M.I.A. and Jeremy Scott as friends), the eccentric style of 24-year-old British artist Kesh has the same "downtown" roots that has...
Feeling constrained as a freelance interiors stylist, Londoner Tamara Fogle abandoned editorial features in favor of following her own creative pursuit. What began simply as a desire to make "things" she liked, Fogle explains "now my job is a real...
It's a rare thing these days to find a fashion label that truly stands out for originality and design. It's even less common to find one that is not only made locally but also made by hand by the name behind the brand. ALL Knitwear is lovingly made...
Done With Electricity and John Entwistle
In an effort to cast light on the often unrecognized talents of tattooists in Australia and New Zealand, a small group of Melbourne artists recently banded together to publish two hardcover art books celebrating and highlighting some of area's best...
The Thousands City Guides
A handy guide to Australia's major metropolises for visitors and residents alike, The Thousands' new iPhone App covers each location's most enticing shops, restaurants, exhibitions, gigs and more. Created by Melbourne-based Right Angle Studio—...
With an estimated 300 languages spoken in London's East End, the area's bevy of subcultures each make their mark on England's bustling capital in different ways. While some East Asian residents create outrageously original styles by mixing traditional...