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Karen Day

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...
AMSTERDAM
COLLAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOMONTAGE
UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR
UNSEEN14
HANDMADE
Unseen Photo Fair 2014: The Hand-Built Image
A motto we adhere to around CH HQ is that there are no new ideas, only new executions. Such is true of contemporary photo collage. The technique has been around since the early 1920s, when the Dadaists took to the medium so that they “could attack...
CERAMICS
FURNITURE
INTERACTIVE
JAPANESE
LDF 2014
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
SCP
SUSTAINABILITY
London Design Festival 2014: Fresh Staples
Our previous look at this year's London Design Festival highlighted a few select newcomers for 2014, but equally exciting are the shops, satellite fairs and institutions you come to count on during any city's annual design week. Below are some of...
AMSTERDAM
PHOTOGRAPHY
PORTRAITS
UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR
UNSEEN14
ART FAIRS
CONTEMPORARY ART
GALLERIES
Unseen Photo Fair 2014: Obscuring The Human Form
Now in its third year, Amsterdam's Unseen Photo Fair is a veritable artistic force. Housed in a former gasworks, the impressive selection shows that while the world may be drowning in images, when expertly curated, it's still an enlightening medium...
LDF 2014
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
EXHIBITIONS
FAIRS
FURNITURE
STUDENT WORK
London Design Festival 2014: New Highlights
Each year the London Design Festival joins together a city already bubbling with creativity to celebrate the best in design happening both at home and in studios abroad. While festival staples like DesignJunction, The Shoreditch Design Triangle, the...
ESTABLISHED & SONS
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
FORMAFANTASMA
FURNITURE
INSTALLATIONS
LONDON
MARBLE
SITE-SPECIFIC
Formafantasma: From Then On
One of the more cleverly named design studios, London's Established & Sons has lived up to its moniker over the years, and 2015 will mark the progressive company's 10-year anniversary. To celebrate the indelible impact they've had on the industry...
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