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GRAHAM HIEMSTRA

Graham Hiemstra

DESIGN
ITALY
MOTORCYCLE RIDING
MOTORCYCLES
OFF PISTE
RETRO
TEST DRIVES
TEST RIDES
Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler
Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch...
ARTISTS
NYC
PHOTOGRAPHY
TECH
VIDEOS
VISUAL CONTENT
START UPS
Twibfy Image Marketplace
As it stands, when searching for stock photos, publications and the general public have few options for quality, legal images worth publishing. And, as a photographer or artist, there are even fewer ways to combat having your work plagiarized or...
ANIMATION
ART
ARTISTS
CHRISTMAS
FILM
HOLIDAYS
NYC
SHORT FILMS
YULE LOG
Yule Log 2.014
Just in time for the holidays, New York-based animation director and illustrator Daniel Savage is once again rethinking the iconic yule log through a series of digital shorts. Exactly one year ago Savage launched Yule Log 2.0, showcasing the work...
BLUE BOTTLE
CA
COFFEE
HOME
ITALY
ROASTING
COLLABORATIONS
JOEY ROTH
Joey Roth + Blue Bottle Coffee Moka Pot
As many of us have, Blue Bottle founder James Freeman discovered designer (and CH favorite) Joey Roth through his incredibly attractive Ceramic Speakers, which have long been a staple at Blue Bottle's Brooklyn and Rockefeller Center locations. As...
COLLABORATIONS
GHOSTLY
HEADPHONES
LIMITED EDITION
MUSIC
AIAIAI
AIAIAI+ Ghostly International Limited Edition Headphones
Ann Arbor, Michigan's Ghostly International is a creative force unlike any other within the industry of, and culture surrounding music. With Matthew Dear as co-founder, it's no surprise their artist roster is impressive to say the least. Not to mention...
CLOTHING
GRAPHIC DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION
LONDON
MENSWEAR
STYLE
APPAREL
HERESY
Heresy Menswear
Serial creatives Dominic Owen and his Heresy partner Jasper Dunk are a London-based duo making wardrobe staples that span band-collar button downs and classic pocket tees to ball caps and beanies. But through it all, the modest illustrators stick...
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MAGAZINES
NATURE
PRINT PUBLICATIONS
SEOUL
AIRBNB
LONDON
PATTERNITY
Pineapple Magazine
To elevate their home-rental business to another platform, today Airbnb introduced their first print publication, playfully entitled Pineapple. With contributions from conventional writers and hosts, the glossy magazine aims to take on the traditional...
FOOTWEAR
MENSWEAR
NYC
SHOES
STORE DESIGN
STYLE
BOOTS
LOAFERS
Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
In the world of men's formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers...
BAGS
BROOKLYN
GEAR
HANDMADE
LUGGAGE
STYLE
TRAVEL
WINTER
d'emploi Holiday 2014 Collection
As we've seen in the past, waxed cotton is the material of choice for Brooklyn's d'emploi. Thankfully, that preference continues in their latest drop, geared toward holiday travel and defending against wet fall and early winter weather. Building...
BAGS
BICYCLES
BROOKS ENGLAND
CYCLING
HANDMADE
ITALY
LEATHER
Brooks England Dalston Knapsack
For nearly 150 years Brooks England has supplied the cycling community with hand-hammered, heirloom-quality leather saddles. In recent years however, a new enthusiasm for growth has pushed the brand to introduce numerous new bag collections and...
CAMERA GEAR
CAMERA STRAPS
DIY
HANDMADE
LEATHER
LEICA
OREGON
PORTLAND
Great State Camerawear
In March of 2013, we discovered Great State Strap Company, makers of leather camera straps. Now, nearly a year later, Gary Tyler McLeod's modest operation has rebranded as Great State Camerawear, with new designs and updates on all originals. Still...
CULTURE
EXHIBITS
FOOD+DRINK
KETCHUP
NYC
POP UPS
POTATOES
RESTAURANTS
Sir Kensington's "Fries of New York" Exhibit
Four years ago, Scott Norton and Mark Ramadan brought Sir Kensington's condiments to life. With so many mustards on the market, the two longtime friends thought, "Why not ketchup?" In the time since, the artisanal operation has grown, finding itself...
AUSTRALIA
BLOGS
BOOKS
COOKING
CROWD-FUNDING
FARM TO TABLE
FOOD
KICKSTARTER
Rohan Anderson's The Nursery Project
After being faced with a laundry list of health issues stemming from a life lacking luster and a diet full of processed foods, Australia's Rohan Anderson decided to make a comprehensive life change. As documented on his ever-inspiring blog Whole...
DESIGN
HOME
LIGHT DESIGN
LIGHTING
NETHERLANDS
SMART DEVICES
SMART HOME
BOOO
Smart Booo Wireless Light Dimmer
As the internet of things as a concept continues to materialize, more and more smart products for the home are introduced. Some are born out of necessity, while others seem to simply exist for fun and to push the space further. The Smart Booo lands...
HANDMADE
INNOVATION
SNOWBOARDING
SNOWBOARDS
SPORTS
SURFING
WINTER
WOOD
Jones Snowboards' Mountain Surfer
It's safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without "Big Mountain" preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy...
CALIFORNIA
REISSUES
SHOES
STYLE
VANS
HALLOWEEN
SKULLS
Van Doren Halloween Print Era
Paying tribute to the brand's humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and '80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween...
COLLABORATIONS
FASHION
FOOTWEAR
JACKETS
LA
MENSWEAR
SHOES
STYLE
SOUTH KOREA
CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection
While Japan may garner more attention than its neighboring countries combined when it comes to fashion design, those in the know have been watching Korea in recent years. Why? Because of brands like LIFUL. The modern menswear brand makes clean...
CLOTHING
COLLABORATIONS
LIMITED EDITION
MADE IN USA
OUTERWEAR
PORTLAND
SEATTLE
STYLE
Archival Clothing + Crescent Down Works Vest
Crescent Down Works is no stranger to collaborations, having worked with both the Ace Hotel and NYC's DQM in recent years. However it's their latest collab with Oregon's Archival Clothing that's caught our attention this time around. The Waxed Down...
ART BOOKS
BOOKS
CAMERAS
CULTURE
HISTORY
A History of Toy and Novelty Cameras
With a tiny computer equipped with a more than capable camera in our pocket, it's difficult to consider a time when such image-capturing devices were a luxury—one generally uninvolved with daily life at that. In fact it wasn't until the 1960s, when...
CAMPING
KICKSTARTER
MADE IN USA
OFF PISTE
OUTDOORS
TOOLS
TRAVEL
FireSLEEVE Waterproof Lighter
With fall officially upon those in the northern hemisphere, cold weather camping season has arrived as well. Few images propel us into the outdoors quite like that of a warm campfire with friends. While classic flint and tinder fire-starters are...
FASHION
FORMAL FOOTWEAR
HANDMADE
MADE IN USA
MENSWEAR
SHOES
STYLE
Quoddy Custom Shoe Service
For those in the Northeastern US, Quoddy is a household name, having been making moccasins, loafers and shoes of the like by hand in Lewiston, Maine for generations. Using techniques and methods derived from those developed by local Native American...
CARS
FORD
TEST DRIVE
TRUCKS
MADE IN AMERICA
2015
AUTOMOBILES
OFF-ROAD
Test Drive: All-New 2015 Ford F-150
Until just a few days ago, the only people to have driven the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 were employees and select dealers of the storied American automaker. In fact, few outside of Detroit had even laid eyes on the truck. This fact helped make sense...
APPAREL
AUSTRALIA
FASHION
MENSWEAR
NYC
STYLE
WOMEN'S WEAR
Sködia's Stylishly Cozy Sweats
As the colder seasons approach, a collective sigh can be heard all over the Northern Hemisphere. Few times of the year flatter the sartorially-minded quite like fall and winter, with ample opportunities to experiment with layering and jump on the...
FASHION
HANDMADE
MADE IN USA
MENSWEAR
NYC
PINS
STYLE
TIES
Jacques-Elliott Ties and Accessories by Elliot Aronow
Elliot Aronow is a man of many talents. The NYC transplant has worked in too many culturally influential industries to count, from publishing and music to television and fashion. The latter is where the assiduous character can currently be found...
CHOCOLATE
COLLABORATIONS
LA
LIMITED EDITION
NYC
SKATEBOARDING
Chocolate Skateboards + DQM + Mast Brothers
Since its humble beginnings as a sister company to Mike Carroll and Rick Howard's Girl Skateboards, Chocolate has grown into one of the more influential brands in skateboarding's surrounding culture. Now 20 years later, with legends like Gino Iannucci...
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