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KATIE OLSEN

Katie Olsen

BOOKS
ADAM J KURTZ
ADAM JK
COLORING BOOKS
ANXIETIES
HUMOR
DRAWING
ARTIST
BROOKLYN
INTERVIEWS
Adam J Kurtz's "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time"), and it's very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing...
JEWELRY
ACCESSORIES
EARRINGS
BANGLES
BRACELETS
AUSTRALIANS
GEORGIA PERRY
Georgia Perry's First-Ever Jewelry Collection
CH favorite Georgia Perry has just launched her first-ever jewelry collection. Last year, the Australian artist and designer began making accessories in the form of brightly colored enamel pins, and then branched out into clutches, scarves and...
DESIGN
INTERIORS
DESIGNERS
DESIGN TOOLS
TOOLS
POSTERS
CWT
BROOKLYN
KICKSTARTER
Personal Body Unit Index Poster
Whether you're a professional designer or one of the many of us who attempts to measure things with your hands, the new Personal Body Unit Index poster from Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T will prove to be a very useful tool. The poster has been...
TED
TEDXHOLLYWOOD
EVENTS
CONFERENCES
TEDxHollywood 2016: Technology vs Humanity
Organized by Ken Hertz and Dan Adler, TEDxHollywood 2016 will focus on technology and humanity—specifically the dichotomy in which they exist. With thoughtful speakers, performances, exhibits and interactive sessions, the day will inspire as only...
BOOKS
LANGUAGE
CULTURE
LINGUISTICS
ILLUSTRATION
EDUCATION
TRAVEL
The Illustrated Book of Sayings
Writer and illustrator, Ella Frances Sanders' new book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" is a charming collection of idioms that get lost in translation. The kinds of phrases you don't often hear in traditional language lessons, these are the sayings...
DESIGN
BOOKS
DESIGN BOOKS
ART BOOKS
COLLAGE
COVER ART
PHOTOMONTAGE
DIGITAL MANIPULATION
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design
Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith...
COFFEE
ICED COFFEE
HACKERS BREW
COCOA
MOCHA
COCONUT MILK
SUPERFOODS
WELLBEING
Hacker's Brew Iced Coffee
As the coffee industry keeps evolving and growing, another brand is emerging—and making a splash by doing things differently. The CEO of Hacker's Brew, Elias Ladopoulos (a technologist, investor and well-known co-founder of the Masters of Deception...
FRAGRANCE
PERFUME
UNISEX
GENDER-NEUTRAL
PHLUR
SUSTAINABLE
PHLUR's Sustainable, Gender-Neutral Fragrances
Working closely with their partners, new fragrance brand PHLUR is making perfumes that are sustainable, support communities and maintain traditions. From using a synthetic alternative to Natural Indian Sandalwood (which has been over-harvested...
NEON LIGHTS
NEON
LIGHTING
HOME DECOR
DECOR
INTERIORS
ELECTRIC CONFETTI
Electric Confetti LED Neon Lights
In the seemingly endless world of interior decorating, lighting gets a lot of attention—and rightly so; the amount of light in a room affects everything within it. One very retro and increasingly popular option is neon lighting. From vintage signs...
DESIGNERS
VASES
TABLETOP
DECOR
HOME DECOR
DECORATING
PSYCHEDELIC
COLORFUL
CHAD WENTZEL
Chad Wentzel's Mystical Tabletop Designs
In a sea of design objects and decorating pieces, Detroit-based artist Chad Wentzel's creations truly stand out. The psychedelic vessels are meticulously crafted using colorful string and crystals, but each piece is much more than the spectacular...
TIPPET RISE
ART
MUSEUMS
MONTANA
ARTISTS
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
TRAVEL
ART CENTER
FILMS
LECTURES
PUBLIC ART
Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana
A couple of hours from Yellowstone National Park, a very different (but no less spectacular) kind of destination opened just last month. Tippet Rise Art Center, located in Fishtail, Montana, is driven by the mission to make art and music more affordable...
AUSTRALIAN
ACTIVEWEAR
GYM GEAR
ATHLEISURE
APPAREL
CLOTHING
PE NATION
SPORTS
OUTDOORS
STREETWEAR
WOMENSWEAR
WORKOUT
90S
SPORTSWEAR
P.E Nation's Retro-Inspired Activewear
In a saturated market of activewear—or athleisure—Australia's P.E Nation (officially launching today in the US) had a mean feat ahead of them: to actually stand out. With their bright colors, retro vibes and some non-traditional fabrics and cuts...
HAIR
BEAUTY
CUVEE BEAUTY
SULPHATE FREE
NYC
HAIRSTYLING
GROOMING
HAIR CARE
Cuvée Beauty
Bathing in champagne might sound like the stuff of movies, but Cuvée Beauty founder Rachel Katzman found her hair thoroughly soaked after a particularly wild birthday weekend—and didn't mind the results at all. The texture and tousled look of her...
THE STANDARD
STANDARD TIME
HOTELS
ACCOMMODATION
NYC
MIAMI
LA
CUSTOMER SERVICE
TRAVEL
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
The Standard Introduces "Standard Time"
In a move that will have travelers no longer ruing 5AM arrival times or hangovers, The Standard has just announced it's forgoing traditional check-in and check-out times at their hotels—from NYC to Miami and Los Angeles. For those who elect the...
MIRKA MORA
PAINTINGS
ARTISTS
ART
COLLABORATIONS
FRENCH
AUSTRALIAN
CLOTHING
APPAREL
FASHION
WEARABLE ART
Mirka Mora + Gorman Artist Collaboration
Perhaps little known outside of Australia, Mirka Mora's art is legendary Down Under—specifically in Melbourne, where her gloriously busy paintings and mosaics adorn laneways, restaurants and (of course) gallery walls. The French-born artist (to...
GRADYS
COFFEE
COLD BREW
ICED COFFEE
SUMMER
HOME BREWING
NEW ORLEANS
CAFFEINE
KITCHEN
Grady's All-in-One Home Brewing Kit
An update to their already-excellent Bean Bags, Brooklyn- and Bronx-based Grady's has just released a new product that means you can DIY their famous New Orleans-style cold brew coffee at home. The brand new, all-in-one home brewing kit contains...
OLIVE OIL
OIL
FOOD
EATING
COOKING
WELLBEING
HEALTH
WELLNESS
COBRAM ESTATE
CALIFORNIA
AUSTRALIA
Cobram Estate Olive Oil
Some of the most commonly adulterated (and commonly consumed) food products the world over are milk, honey, saffron, orange juice and olive oil. And sometimes simply reading a label isn't a huge amount of help as brands are able to slap all kinds...
CARS
DESIGN
AUTO
PHOTO BOOKS
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
CUSTOM CARS
CUSTOM
LOWRIDERS
SPORTS CARS
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
GESTALTEN
LUXURY CARS
PIMP MY RIDE
The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders
Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten's new hardcover tome, "The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders" is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren't all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled...
GALLERIES
ART
ARTISTS
GALLERY SPACE
LOS ANGELES
BERT RODRIGUEZ
WORLDS BEST EVER
PERFORMANCE ART
CONCEPTUAL ART
LA
EXPERIMENTAL ART
CUBAN ARTISTS
Norberto Rodriguez's "ART, AMIRITE?" at Maitland Foley Gallery, LA
In a fascinating (albeit potentially difficult to understand via words) artistic endeavor, Cuban-born Norberto Rodriguez of NOR(BERT)O inc. has created "ART AMIRITE?"—a show at LA's Maitland Foley which is a collection of objects, artworks and artifacts...
DRINKS
GINS
GIN
DISTILLERIES
HEALESVILLE
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIAN
COCKTAILS
NEGRONI
AUSTRALIA
Four Pillars Gin
Australia's world-class, award-winning gin-maker Four Pillars is pragmatically named. The superfecta for their incredibly drinkable small-batch gin is this: copper pot stills (made by Germany's CARL), fresh Yarra Valley water, botanicals (many of which...
BAGS
LEATHER
LEATHER GOODS
WALLETS
PURSES
LEATHER ACCESSORIES
MELBOURNE
HANDMADE
AUSTRALIAN
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
CROSSBODY BAGS
Du Zen! Leather Bags
Founded by former industrial and graphic designer Samantha Rogers (née Duzenman), Australian label Du Zen! handcrafts high-quality leather bags locally in Melbourne, some of which come in unusual but wearable colorways. The brand also ignores traditional...
STYLE
FASHION
AGING
BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
STREET STYLE
COFFE TABLE BOOKS
INTERVIEWS
Ari Seth Cohen's "Advanced Style: Older & Wiser"
Ari Seth Cohen's delightful and inspirational Advanced Style project exists in many forms—from a documentary to a blog, Instagram and now a second hardcover tome: "Advanced Style: Older and Wiser"—again published by Brooklyn's powerHouse Books. The...
TECH
IPHONES
IPHONE DOCK
LAMPS
LIGHTING
TECH ACCESSORIES
PORTABLE
CAMPING
DECOR
HOME DECOR
Mushroom Lamp and iPhone Dock
While there's no shortage of iPhone chargers and docks in the world, not many combine extra uses, portability and a cute design. The Mushroom Lamp—currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter—promises to charge your phone and provide ambient lighting...
HEADPHONES
TECH
COLLABORATIONS
AIAIAI
NEXTBIT
SMARTPHONES
MODULAR HEADPHONES
TECH ACCESSORIES
MUSIC
MINT
Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 Headphones
Android smartphone-makers Nextbit have partnered with Copenhagen's AIAIAI for a special edition pair of headphones to befit its exceptional "cloud-first" phone, Robin. The recently released Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 headphones boast a neodymium speaker...
CITY GUIDES
TRAVEL
PARIS
FRANCE
EUROPE
PARIS GUIDES
Paris
There's no doubt Paris—lovingly known as La Ville-Lumière—is one of the most romantic, charming cities in the world. When visiting, there are globally recognized must-see spots for checking off the list; ascending the Eiffel Tower, touring the Louvre...
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