FOOD + DRINK
Pointy Snout Caviar
Record-high pollution levels and depleted sturgeon populations spurred an outright ban on fishing in the Caspian Sea in the early 2000s, which left the caviar industry flat-footed and desperately in need of a new source. As a means to an alternative...
Rubberized Leather Jackets by The Arrivals
New York-based outerwear brand The Arrivals is heating things up this winter with the release of their second capsule collection. A continuation of their debut, which launched in October, the four-piece capsule features the brand’s take on a timeless...
MIAMI ART WEEK
Grey Area + FriendsWithYou Pool Party
As the art world heads south for their annual beachside getaway, galleries, museums and brands prepare themselves for the influx that is Art Basel Miami Beach. Among them this year will be Kyle DeWoody’s Grey Area. After the success of last year...
Custom Women's Shirts by Double R
In the world of menswear, customization and tailoring are commonplace. Yet, when looking for bespoke women’s wear, it is hard to find a designer that doesn’t fall within the prohibitively expensive category of couture. This is where Double R, a new...
PAUL KASMIN GALLERY
Iván Navarro Eclipse Clock for the PK Shop
An admirer of technology in all its forms, Chilean artist Iván Navarro struggles with the idea of being pigeonholed. Best known for his thought-provoking light-based sculptures, Navarro challenges himself to constantly evolve his practice so as...
MADE IN USA
Brook There's Ethically Made, Organic Lingerie
When Brook DeLorme first launched her line Brook There in 2007 as a spin-off of her and husband's shirting label Seawall, her focus was on creating soft, easy loungewear pieces that would highlight the elegance of handcrafted, no-fuss basics. However...
Illustrator Donald Robertson on Great Jones Street
In recent years illustrator Donald Robertson has made a name for himself with technicolor drawings of toothy lipstick smiles, cartoonish animals and fashion industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld (as well as his coworkers at Bobbi...
THE DEITCH PROJECTS
The Deitch Projects: Live the Art
In 2010, when the enigmatic curator Jeffrey Deitch closed his SoHo gallery, the Deitch Projects, to become the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, he left a vacuum in New York’s own contemporary art community. Once the unofficial clubhouse...
Q Designs' Phone-Charging QBracelet
A touch of fate brought together friends and business partners Alessandro Libani and James Kernan of Q Designs. Both transfer students to Massachusetts' Babson College, the duo bonded over their entrepreneurial aspirations and shared love of tech...
P. Johnson Tailors Pocket Squares
Maybe it’s the recent resurgence of '80s touchstones like Ettore Sottsass’ Memphis movement and Jeff Koons that have us lusting after designs that blend play and sophistication, but there is something undeniably appealing about Australian menswear...
MOTHER OF PEARL
Mother of Pearl + Richard Saja for Fall 2014
In a world over-saturated with half-baked fashion collaborations, there are very few stories as compelling as that of Mother of Pearl, the British luxe sportswear line founded by Maia Norman in 2010. Rather than using collaborations as a thinly veiled...
Fredericks & Mae + Todd Heim Projects Beach Towel
Just in time for days spent on the ocean and lounging on rooftops, NYC-based Todd Heim and Fredericks & Mae (design team of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen) release their line of colorful beach towels. Handmade in Brooklyn, Heim...
Charged: High-Tech Summer Essentials
Whether your summer plans have you headed overseas for a safari or only as far as the backyard, smart tech is getting more clever and more seasonally conscious. From air conditioners that know when you're on your way home and can be operated by smartphones...
Charged: Smart LEDs for the Home
Bright ideas are coming from every design sector, as engineers, artists and scientists join industrial designers in creating the technologies and products that will define the future of light. Today, it's inherently progressive industries like LEDs...
Charged: Moving Art Forward with Bryce Wolkowitz
Slightly obscured by the glare of the gallery’s impossibly tall and tinted windows, the lines of Robert Currie’s wiry, site-specific installation stretch toward the entrance of Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. Unassumingly elegant, Currie’s sculpture looks...
10 CORSO COMO
10 Corso Como: A to Z
With its exposed spine and fabric cover, Rizzoli's "10 Corso Como: A to Z" hints at the artistic and engaging content that waits just beyond its painterly cover. A celebratory monograph of the famed Milanese shopping and dining complex, the book...
EXPERIMENTAL VISUAL ART
UPPER EAST SIDE
The Journal at Venus Over Manhattan
Far away from the Chelsea and Upper East Side galleries, The Journal Gallery in Williamsburg continues to beckon collectors and admirers with promises of the next big thing. Names like Dan Colen, Chris Martin and Rita Ackermann are the foundation...
Charged: Indie Wearable Tech Brands
As companies like Nike, Google, and Apple rush to be at the forefront of wearable technology, a group of startups and tech incubators are making a strong case for why consumers may need to look elsewhere for the next big thing. With products emerging...
MCMC + Mociun Collaborate on a Scent for Summer
With just one bottle remaining of her favorite fragrance, jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun (founder of a CH favorite, Brooklyn-based Mociun) needed a suitable replacement for her discontinued "hippie musk." The answer came during a serendipitous conversation...
A Permanent Vacation + Valentich Backpacks
Launched this week, the e-commerce site A Permanent Vacation introduced their debut product—a sleek, backpack collaboration with Valentich Bags (now going by the name Campfire) of Ridgeway, Colorado. Made by hand in the States, the rectangular canvas...
Satya Twena Sunhats
Known for her old-school methodology and handcrafted toppers, NYC-based milliner (and a CH favorite) Satya Twena is at it again with a line of sunhats that do more than make a beach-friendly statement. Launched this week on Kickstarter, Twena’s new...
Founded by three friends upon graduating from London’s Royal College of Art in 2003, Troika is a collective and Cool Hunting favorite whose work continues to forge new ground in art. Installing site-specific projects everywhere from Mexico City...
The New York Pizza Project
Once synonymous with New York, family-run pizza shops are an endangered species these days as more and more owners are force to shutter their stores to make room for the city’s ubiquitous (and stomach-turning) dollar-a-slice chains. In an effort...
Charged: Shih Chieh Huang
Since Marcel Duchamp and his bicycle wheel (and urinal), countless artists have included daily objects into their work. There may only be one, though, who uses them to create bioluminescent "living" organisms. Taiwanese-American artist Shih Chieh...
Charged: The Future of Flying
Early this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began rolling out an ambitious overhaul program targeted at streamlining the passenger experience. Called NextGen, the initiative aims to usher in the next generation of air travel. Drawing...