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Karen Day

JAPAN
STUDIO VISITS
CERAMICS
DESIGNERS
STOKE-ON-TRENT
GLAZE
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016
Studio Visit: Reiko Kaneko
At the softly sun-bathed studio of ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko, working with glaze is one big experiment. Occasionally, her steady process of trial and error includes herself, such as the first time she worked with a toxic raw lacquer and accidentally...
TRAVEL
GALAPAGOS
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
NATURE
ANIMALS
OUTDOORS
VACATIONS
ENVIRONMENT
CRUISES
NATURES LABORATORY
ARCHIPELAGO
WILDLIFE
The Galápagos: Nature's Laboratory
While snorkeling along the rocks of Devil’s Crown, a volcanic crater that protrudes from the equatorial waters off the coast of the Galápagos’ Floreana Island, I find myself nearly nose-to-nose with a native sea lion. He seems just as eager to check...
DESIGN
HOME DECOR
DECOR
WEAVING
RUGS
WEAVER
ARRO HOME
COLLABORATIONS
Studio Visit: Maryanne Moodie
Three years ago Australian art teacher-turned-weaver Maryanne Moodie packed up her loom and moved to New York City with her husband and newborn baby to give a go at conquering the concrete jungle. That turned out to be a sound decision; the fast-paced...
COFFEE
COLD BREW
ICED COFFEE
COUNTER CULTURE
COFFEE BREWING
SUMMER
LIMITED EDITION
Counter Culture's Cold Hearted Coffee
If rosé is summer’s official libation, iced coffee is certainly the season’s caffeinated fix. There’s no shortage of options out there (we’ve been partial to Grady’s since its inception), but Counter Culture’s new limited-release, Cold Hearted...
MARIJUANA
SHOPS
CANNABIS
420
420 FRIENDLY
ONLINE STORES
CANNABIS CULTURE
MISTER GREEN LIFE
SMOKING
Mister Green Life Store
Ariel Stark-Benz had his first hit of weed at age nine, when an older neighbor in his hometown of Portland pulled out his parents’ stash and they gave it a whirl the way many kids smoke their first time: DIY via good old aluminum. It’s safe to say...
FILMS
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
TRIBECA 2016
FILMMAKERS
INTERVIEWS
EXPERIMENTAL FILM
ART INSTALLATIONS
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
INDEPENDENT FILM
Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Interview with Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser
Debuting at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, "the bomb" explores the poetic yet lethal nature of nuclear weapons through a wholly immersive viewing experience. Creators Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser cite Charles and Ray Eames’ experimental work...
SAFARI
TANZANIA
AFRICA
SKYSAFARI
LUXURY
ENVIRONMENT
ANIMALS
CAMPING
ACCOMMODATION
Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania
An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong to, yet one surprisingly unfamiliar. And at the end, you’ve gained an entirely new perspective. Also like...
TRAVEL
AFRICA
TANZANIA
SKYSAFARI
SAFARI
ELEWANA COLLECTION
ANIMALS
ENVIRONMENT
Elewana SkySafari: The Parks
On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in the distance and the enormity of the Serengeti plains creeps into view. Tanzania...
TRAVEL
MEXICO
MEXICO CITY
MUSEUMS
SHOPS
HOTELS
RESTAURANTS
BARS
FOOD
DRINKS
COCKTAILS
ACCOMMODATION
HISTORY
TRAVEL GUIDES
NORTH AMERICA
City Guide: Mexico City
Topping several must-visit destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts that is making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven...
CHARLES BRADLEY
FUNK
SOUL
RB
MUSIC
AMERICAN
FLORIDA
INTERVIEWS
MENAHAN STREET BAND
Charles Bradley: Changes
It’s hard not to shed a tear, listening to Charles Bradley’s music. At the same time, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted too. Such is the anomaly that is the 67-year-old soul singer, whose passion radiates so strongly it feels like he’s right...
CERAMICS
ART
OAXACA
MEXICO
DESIGN
EMPOWERMENT
TRADITION
POTTERY
COLECTIVO 1050
CARAVANA AMERICANA
KYTHZIA BARRERA
Colectivo 1050° Ceramics
“For designers, problems are possibilities: the source for innovation,” says Kythzia Barrera. The problem? The rapid disappearance of Oaxacan pottery workshops and with it, the eradication of traditional Mexican clay-making processes that stem back...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
HOME DECOR
DESIGN FAIRS
MEXICO
OAXACA
HANDMADE
MADE IN MEXICO
CRAFTSMANSHIP
Mexico City’s New Design Fair: Caravana Americana
Caravana Americana (which launched this weekend in Mexico City) is a small but highly selective showcase of Latin America’s best emerging talent. Founded by Regina Barrios and Alessandro Cerutti, owners of local boutique Lago DF, their culling brings...
CREATIVE STUDIO
DESIGN STUDIO
INTERVIEWS
STOCKHOLM
FEMINISM
EQUALITY
DESIGNERS
DESIGN INDUSTRY
Interview: Snask
Stockholm-based creative agency Snask likes to have fun. So much so, their company manifesto declares having great social skills is just as important as knowing how to spell. And their particular brand of fun is contagious; it seems with every project...
ENVIRONMENT
WEBSITES
CLIMATE CHANGE
ARTISTS
ART
ECO-FRIENDLY
Do The Green Thing
Previously a digital mecca for the sustainably minded creative community, website Do The Green Thing was a thoughtful feed brimming with “playful propaganda" created by the likes of David Shrigley, Paula Scher, Neville Brody, Michael Bierut and Sir...
BEER
CULTURE
DRINKS
ALCOHOL
PRINT
PUBLICATIONS
MAGAZINES
Interview: Pallet Magazine
A high-quality quarterly for “people who like to think and drink,” the recently launched print publication Pallet is decidedly not a craft beer journal. Instead, Australian co-founders Nadia Saccardo and Rick Bannister use the subject as a jumping...
INTERVIEWS
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN INDABA 2016
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
HAYON STUDIO
DESIGN STUDIOS
JAIME HAYON
CREATIVE PROCESS
Design Indaba 2016: Interview With Jaime Hayon
It’s four o’clock in the morning and Jaime Hayon is still going full speed, sitting on a couch in Cape Town, candidly telling us about the time he tattooed one of the world’s top tattoo artists. Had he ever inked somebody before? Nope, and he never...
SCARVES
STYLE
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
RCA
ILLUSTRATORS
CATS
GNOMES
PANDAS
SILK SCARVES
Karen Mabon’s SS16 Rosebud Collection
Channeling the seductive stylings of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly but with thoughtful, contemporary whimsy is UK illustrator Karen Mabon’s spring/summer 2016 Rosebud collection. The 2011 Royal College of Art graduate continues to combine elegance...
BROOKLYN
FOOD
HOT DOGS
SAUSAGES
DANISH FOOD
PORK
FOOD EVENTS
STREET FOOD
ALL NATURAL HOT DOGS
Copenhagen Street Dog
Let’s be real: for most, the blissfully ignorant days of loving the classic American hot dog are over. Because, well, we just don’t know what’s in those things. But rather than picking up an impostor in the health food aisle, why not turn to Denmark...
DRINK
FOOD
INTERVIEWS
MAGAZINES
PRINT PUBLICATIONS
TOAST
UK
VISUAL ARTS
Toast Magazine
You might be thinking the world is already saturated with beautiful, niche print publications glorifying the culinary industry—we know we've covered several over the past few years (which still remain worthwhile reads). But UK newcomer Toast has...
BOOKS
BUY
CHGG
FURNITURE
GIFT GUIDE
GIFTS
HOLIDAY
JEWELRY
PRESENTS
WRAPPING PAPER
Holiday Gifting: Early Standouts
While we are always on the lookout for new things to add to our ever-evolving Buy section, during the holidays we like to turn it up a notch to help readers find the perfect presents for friends and family. Keep an eye on Buy over the next few weeks...
DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN
STUDIO VISITS
LEX POTT
INTERVIEWS
DUTCH
AMSTERDAM
METALS
HAY
Studio Visit: Lex Pott
Since graduating cum laude in 2009 from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designer Lex Pott has been very busy—first with working for Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings, and then with starting up his own studio. When we stopped...
CORK
HOME
JASPER MORRISON
ACCESSORIES
DOOR WEDGES
BOOKS
PHOTOS
HUGO PASSOS
Hugo Passos Cork Wedge
Just in at the Jasper Morrison shop is a simple household item made immediately covetable. Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward...
AMERICANA
BURGER JOINTS
BURGERAC
BURGERS
BURGERSHACK
FOOD
INTERVIEWS
LONDON
ROB FLOWERS
London's Burgershack
Since meeting London-based Burgerac several years ago, CH has kept a close eye on this burger fanatic's creative interests. From reviewing almost every hamburger he came across and putting it online and in an app, to creating his own Burgermat Show...
BOOKS
CLASSIC
EXHIBITIONS
ICONS
MICK ROCK
MUSIC
NYC
PHOTOGRAPHY
Mick Rock: EXPOSED
Mick Rock's 256-page paperback version of "Exposed" is currently stuck in customs, but that hasn't made the legendary rock'n'roll photographer slow down. As he told us on a tour of his exhibition of the same name—on now at NYC's SUMO Gallery—he...
EDITION HOTELS
LUXURY
FASHION
COCKTAILS
LONDON
OXFORD CIRCUS
RESTAURANTS
The London EDITION
As the holiday season draws near, shopping and socializing become an increased part of the Western world's normal routine. For stylish Londoners, the EDITION Hotel—Marriott's new opulent digs conceived by Ian Schrager—is an ideal place to grab a...
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