STEVE ESPO POWERS
Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum's Coney Island Extravaganza
Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York's Coney Island. "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008" displays 140 diverse...
WELFE Jewelry's Solar Collection
Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he's always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting...
Fuseproject's Three-Port Zolt Charger
Launching today, the Zolt Laptop Charger aims to make powering all your devices faster, easier and much less cumbersome. The charger—designed by fuseproject—is a sleek, lightweight device with three USB ports. This translates to charging three...
Arro Home Kids' Collection
Melbourne-based homewares company Arro Home (helmed by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers) has just launched its first children's collection—and it's just as bright, playful and spirited as their designs for grown-ups. Evoking concepts like exploration...
GREEN THUMB 2015
The Green Thumb
Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there's something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese...
Gorman + Camille Walala Collaboration
Talented East London-based artist (and CH favorite) Camille Walala has just teamed up with another brand, for yet another colorful and spirited collaboration. This time, Walala has joined forces with Australian clothing label, Gorman—founded in...
Orvis + Pendleton Dog Accessories Collection
To celebrate a century of National Park Service (occurring in 2016), heritage brand and outdoors experts Orvis have teamed up with fellow iconic company Pendleton for a collection of pet accessories that will keep your buddy warm, comfortable and...
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
WAH-WAH Australia's Unconventional Knitwear
As the season of the "ugly sweater" approaches, the marijuana-themes and Tumblr-esque designs abound, but one label—WAH-WAH Australia—has taken a different (albeit still delightfully gaudy) approach. Helmed by Kaylene Milner, WAH-WAH creates unconventional...
Rapha + Liberty of London Patterned Cycling Gear
Today cycling experts Rapha unveiled their collection designed with iconic and historic British store, Liberty of London—the first part of a two-season collaboration. Famous for floral and graphic prints, Liberty might not seem like the most likely...
HANNAH: A Magazine Celebrating Black Women
Qimmah Saafir founded her magazine HANNAH (now funding on Kickstarter) not purely from passion, but also necessity. Saafir believes that, while a narrative around black women exists, it's not diverse, wholly inclusive or voiced by the women themselves...
Who Gives a Crap + Beci Orpin
Designer toilet paper might seem like a unnecessary luxury, but Who Gives A Crap has a socially conscious reason to team up with the very talented Australian designer Beci Orpin. After learning that 2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet...
700 Nimes Road: An "Indirect Portrait" of Elizabeth Taylor
Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, "700 Nimes Road" is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's home (her "private sanctuary") and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept...
MADE IN USA
Circular Series by Julia Gabriel Studio
Launched last year, Julia Gabriel creates bags, all handmade—from beginning to end—in Houston, Texas. Under the name Julia Gabriel Studio, the brand came to be after she finished college (where she studied fine art) and was exploring ways to blend...
Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture
Perhaps not a cure for the post-long-weekend blues, Gestalten's new hardcover tome "Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture" showcases beautifully designed and decorated houses that happen to be located in the middle of tropical wonderlands...
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
Helix Sleep's Customized Mattresses
In the Western world, it seems one of the most universal narratives is that of the nightmare mattress. We've all had a Goldilocks moment (or three) in beds that are too hard, too hot, lumpy, squishy, lopsided or creaky. Unsurprisingly, it was the...
FANATIC NEW YORK
Craig & Karl + adidas for the Fanatic Tournament 2015
As the 2015 adidas Fanatic Tournament blows up in Berlin, London, NYC and Tokyo, design duo Craig & Karl teamed up with the sportswear giant to create a tank top commemorating the event. Like the tournaments of previous years, the 2015 event—in...
Vans + Eley Kishimoto Collaboration
Vans and London-based design house Eley Kishimoto—both who are serial collaborators in their own right—have joined forces for a collection dubbed "Living Art." Turning art into fashion, the two have created a line that puts Eley Kishimoto's vibrant...
NYC Pride Week Style
NYC's annual Pride Week celebration is fast approaching, and while support for the LGBTQIA community can be shown in all kinds of ways, one of the easiest is though your attire. We've rounded up some of our favorite items (from patches to badges and...
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
amfAR + Shantell Martin Beach Towel
The Foundation for AIDS Research (aka amfAR) has joined forces with London-born, NYC-based artist Shantell Martin for a limited edition collaboration beach towel to raise awareness and funds for an HIV/AIDS cure. Born out of brainstorming sessions...
New Albion Sports
Born out of a group email chain dedicated to the NBA (which is 30,000 emails deep, so far) is the new label and sports website, New Albion. Created by four friends—Marc Hendrick, Alex Vitlin, Felix Chan and James Wright—who are located across LA...
Adidas Originals + Pharrell Williams Jacquard Collection
Frequent Adidas collaborator, Pharrell Williams has joined forces with the iconic brand once again and the upshot is a small collection of limited edition items that reflects Williams' aesthetic—playful and colorful, but growing more and more sophisticated...
Who is Happy
As marijuana continues to be legalized in various states in America, all things pot-related are gaining traction and new concepts are popping up all over the place—from different edibles to cannabis florists. One such newcomer (hailed as "Foursquare...
Lynne Golob Gelfman + Wallpaper Projects
Working with Brooklyn-based Wallpaper Projects, abstract painter Lynne Golob Gelfman has created a collection of wallpapers—available in cotton and silk—derived from her stunning, textured paintings. The endeavor was conceived last year with Wallpaper...