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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

DETROIT
HOTELS
DETROIT FOUNDATION HOTEL
APARIUM HOTEL GROUP
DOWNTOWN DETROIT
THOMAS LENTS
THE APPARATUS ROOM
ACCOMMODATION
TRAVEL
The Detroit Foundation Hotel
The five story, 100-room Detroit Foundation Hotel embodies much of the Motor City's distinct charm. Once the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, the Neoclassical brick building is now an art-rich center awash in amenities and ideally situated downtown...
CARS
LUXURY
PERSONALIZATION
ROLLS-ROYCE
PHANTOM
Rolls-Royce Puts a Gallery Inside the New Phantom VIII
Rolls-Royce has just unveiled the eighth incarnation of their flagship Phantom, a model that dates back to its debut in 1925. As expected, the Phantom VIII is a massive, luxurious statement of a vehicle with design and technology evolutions inside...
CONVERSE
BRAND IDENTITY
LOGOS
SNEAKERS
HERITAGE
WORDMARKS
DESIGN
How and Why Converse Redesigned Their Logo
It’s possible you haven’t seen the new Converse logo, but it’s also possible you’ve seen it and not even realized it’s new. That’s because the redesigned mark draws inspiration directly from the brand’s heritage and uses elements that have been in...
DANIEL ARSHAM
COLLABORATIONS
SNEAKERS
SCULPTURE
LIMITED EDITION
ADIDAS
ADIDAS ORIGINALS
ART FILMS
INTERVIEWS
ARTISTS
SNARKITECTURE
Interview: Daniel Arsham on His Multi-Faceted Collaboration with adidas Originals
About two minutes into the first segment of Daniel Arsham’s trilogy, "Hourglass," we see a brief shot of a TV screen showing the colorful swirl of a hurricane barreling toward Miami—an image that has been burned in to my head since seeing it first...
BACKPACKS
BAGS
TRAVEL
EVERGOODS
JACK BARLEY
OUTDOOR GEAR
CROSSOVER
KICKSTARTER
MADE IN AMERICA
MADE IN USA
BOZEMAN
MONTANA
Evergoods CPL24 Crossover Backpack
I'm somewhat bag obsessed—backpacks, especially. I've tested hundreds of them over the years and we've even designed some of our own. Among the greatest hits is a brand called Goruck whose product development was helmed by Jack Barley. Barley left...
LOBBYING
POLITICS
WARBY PARKER
TODD OBRIEN
CITIZENS
CRUSADES
LOBBIES
POLITICIANS
SOCIAL JUSTICE
CAMPAIGNS
Create Shareable Campaigns with LobbyForMe
The most suffocating sensations within all political systems are feeling voiceless, quieted or unheard. Tech companies like Countable are doing an excellent job at keeping everyone updated on how our politicians are voting, in a transparent and...
PHOTOGRAPHY
APPS
PHOTO EDITING
PHOTOSHOP
MENDR
PHOTOS
IOS APPS
ANDROID APPS
Mendr Fixes Your Photos
At CH HQ, various staff members ask me to help with photo shoots, composition and—most of all—editing. While I'm always happy to lend a hand, there are times I'm not around, and of course, many people don't work alongside a Lightroom or Photoshop...
RETAIL
INTERVIEWS
HERMAN MILLER
NYC
INTERIOR DESIGN
FURNITURE
Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...
APPLE
IPAD
IPAD PRO
TABLETS
IOS
REVIEWS
Hands-On With the New iPad Pro 10.5-Inch
Apple's new 10.5 inch iPad Pro begins shipping this week, but I had a chance to spend some quality time with it over the weekend and was really impressed. Despite being a longtime iPad fan, my usage of the tablet had wained over the last year as...
NIKE
NIKECRAFT
TOM SACHS
ART
ARTISTS
INSTALLATIONS
SPACE
NYC
NIKE MARS YARD
GOVERNORS ISLAND
SNEAKERS
COLLABORATIONS
LIMITED EDITION
Tom Sachs' Space Camp
Part film screening, part art installation and part obstacle course, Space Camp is a true marriage of art and fitness. Presented as a look into the routines that members of Tom Sachs' studio go through on a regular basis, the experience is set in a...
MASTER DYNAMIC
BAMFORD
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
WIRELESS HEADPHONES
HEADPHONES
MW60 HEADPHONES
LEATHER
Master & Dynamic + Bamford's Limited Edition MW60 Wireless Headphones
When Master & Dynamic founder and CEO Jonathan Levine and George Bamford met, they bonded over their mutual love and respect for high-quality material, craftsmanship, innovation and engineering. It made sense then, that the two companies would...
MEANT
BODY PRODUCTS
BATH PRODUCTS
SHOWER PRODUCTS
MADE IN USA
CLEANSERS
CONDITIONERS
SOAPS
ALL NATURAL
Natural, Multipurpose Body Products from Meant
No average shower or bathtub—especially for city-dwellers—can host the vast number of body and hair products we're being told to use on a daily basis. Cleansers, scrubs, peels, shampoos, conditioners and creams are expanding and changing, some...
ACLU
TED
TED TALKS
TED 2017
POLITICS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
CARS
CONCEPT CARS
BMW
LUXURY
COUPES
SPORTSCARS
Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...
CAMERAS
FUJIFILM
INSTAX
INSTANT CAMERAS
DIGITAL CAMERAS
PRINT PHOTOS
INSTAX SQUARE SQ10
INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY
Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ10
Between the sheer ease of mobile photography and the plentiful options for quick or substantial modification, camera phones have muscled all other forms of consumer photography into the background.Yet, no one can deny a continued love of instant...
TED
TED FELLOWS
TED 2017
CONFERENCES
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
QUOTATIONS
SCIENCE
DESIGN
EDUCATION
QuoTED Fellows 2017
TED Fellows are a collective of global change-makers who tend to be a bit earlier in their journey than the main stage TED speakers. Those who make it through the extensive application process are supported through mentorship, their community of Fellows...
GULLIVERS GATE
MINIATURES
NYC
TIMES SQUARE
ADRIAN DAVIES
MODEL MAKING
Making Miniatures Fly at Gulliver’s Gate
In order to get a New York City resident into the heart of Times Square, the attraction must be one of pure magnificence. That's exactly what we found with Gulliver’s Gate, a massive world of miniatures unlike any other. This isn't a novelty experience;...
SIMON BECK
SUMMIT
SNOWSHOES
SNOWSHOE ARTISTS
ARTISTS
INTERVIEWS
SNOW MURALS
POWDER MOUNTAIN
UTAH
SUMMIT SERIES
Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...
NIKON
PHOTOGRAPHY
LOVE LETTERS
NEW YORK
OPEN LETTERS
PHOTO CAMPAIGNS
DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS
SOCIAL MEDIA
NYC
Nikon Love Letters to New York
When the core of a social media campaign is an authentic request to share love—of all types—even when it's neatly wrapped up in a brand message, it's hard to deny the importance. This is precisely what's drawn us to the new Nikon "Love Letters from...
SPEAKERS
AUDIO
MUSIC
MASTER DYNAMIC
TECH
WIRELESS SPEAKERS
SIR DAVID ADJAYE
HOME AUDIO
CH OMAKASE
Master & Dynamic MA770 Concrete Speaker
NYC-based Master & Dynamic has already garnered plenty of well-deserved attention for their premium-quality headphones and earphones, and today the young audio company is launching their first-ever speaker. Designed in collaboration with celebrated...
EDIBLES
WEED
MARIJUANA
SIGUR ROS
LORD JONES
CANNABIS CULTURE
FOOD
CANNABIS
MEDICAL MARIJUANA
WEED WEEK
Sigur Rós + Lord Jones Edible Cannabis Gumdrops
Many of us have turned to the Icelandic band Sigur Rós for soothing, soaring sensations in their over two decades worth of music. Similarly, many also reach to cannabis products for that same all-encompassing calmness. Thanks to California's Lord...
TV
TELEVISION
ENTERTAINMENT
CABLE
TECH
BMW
DESIGNWORKS
USER EXPERIENCE
LAYER3
SET-TOP BOX
LAYER3 TV
Layer3 TV Launches Cablebox Designed by BMW Designworks
Layer3 TV is a new US cable company with service available in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Longmont, CO with Los Angeles coming online soon. Shown here is an exclusive look at their new set-top box designed by BMW Group subsidiary Designworks...
HOVERBOARDS
ONEWHEEL
SELF-BALANCING
MOBILITY
ACTION SPORTS
HASSELBLAD
PHOTOGRAPHY
CAMERAS
MEDIUM FORMAT
Onewheel+ and the Hasselblad X1D, an Unlikely Pairing
Off-roading with a “hoverboard?” Outdoor action photography in lowlight with a Hasselblad? None of this makes sense, but we tried it anyway. When the original OneWheel launched in 2015, we took it for a spin on the Las Vegas strip and fell in love...
HARD DRIVES
CLOUD STORAGE
RAID
NAS
PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEO
PRODUCTION
The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage
Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID...
IOS
APPS
SOCIAL NETWORKS
MESSAGING
COMMUNICATIONS
SOCIAL MEDIA
BUDNITZ
ELLO
Wuu Reminds Us That Sharing Love is Better Than Getting Likes
Though just released in the App Store, Wuu has been in a high-demand, closed beta for months. Invited users could invite their friends and that pass along quickly pushed the app to the 2,000 person limit imposed on pre-release iOS apps. This is great...
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