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MARGARET KAMINSKI

Margaret Kaminski

ACCESSORIES
FASHION
JEWELRY
WOOD
MONTREAL
Manha
The side project of CH contributor Mike Giles and his girlfriend Judy Lawrence, Miju jewelry is a peek into how the two mix Mike's furniture design with a creative Montreal-based partnership. For Fall/Winter the duo created "Manha"—an 11-piece...
CLOTHING
DESIGN
WOMEN
SEX
Lingerie Dement
Ripping off clothes in a fit of passion always sounds hot—until you find your expensive, "somebody's-going-to-see-these" underwear torn to unsalvageable shreds. To keep the heat up without sacrificing silk and lace, former costume designer...
ACCESSORIES
BAGS
COLLABORATIONS
FASHION
RECYCLING
SUSTAINABILITY
No. 6 x Baggu Giveaway
Already known for their line of fashionable reusable bags, Baggu has teamed up with NYC's favorite downtown vintage and indie designer shop No. 6 for a stylish collection of animal and constellation print totes that speak to both label's interest...
CANDY
HEALTH
NATURAL
ORGANIC
SWEETS
Yummy Earth
The upshot of two fathers concerned about their childrens' nutrition, Yummy Earth's organic snacks burst with real flavor but are free of corn syrup or artificial ingredients. Created from all-natural vegetables and roots, like organic black...
ARTIST-DESIGNED
COOKING
DESSERT
SWEETS
DECOR
Ticings
Give store-bought or homemade cupcakes a DIY makeover with Ticings' edible icing appliques, a peel-and-press garnish now featuring holiday-inspired and artist-designed sets for the fall season's perpetual festivities. Created by award-winning artist...
DESIGN
JEWELRY
METAL
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
CONCEPTUAL
GOLD
Replica
A mix of conceptual design and traditional craftsmanship, Swedish designer Göran Kling recently released his first commercial collection, Replica. In an "homage to exclusive wrist watches, Swiss craft skills and cheap knock-offs," Kling integrates...
EVENTS
FASHION
FOOD
MARKETING
NYC
STYLE
Fashion's Night Out 2010
Following last year's successful debut of the party of all fashion parties, Vogue's back again with Fashion's Night Out, the magazine's banner event drawing out masses in NYC and beyond. While stores in cities around the world will open their doors...
DESIGN
ECO-CHIC
JEWELRY
METAL
NEW YORK CITY
UPCYCLED
A+: The Young Designers' Platform
An opportunity for emerging designers to showcase their work, A+: The Young Designers' Platform took place earlier this month during the Accent on Design event at New York's International Gift Fair. The American Design Club curated the event, aiming...
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
MONTREAL
STYLE
WATCHES
Neuvo
From close friends and Montreal design-dream-team Mike Giles, Daniel Julien, and Aaron Daley comes a new line of watches for those that appreciate both artistry and convenience. CH has featured time pieces and more from the masterminds previously...
ACCESSORIES
BAGS
DESIGN
HANDMADE
STYLE
THAILAND
Quote Bag Studio
Quality materials, intriguing silhouettes and a flare for convertible structures make Bangkok-based Quote Bag Studio a refreshing label on the oft-banal bag scene. Handmade using thick Japanese canvas and tough leather, the bags are as durable as...
CARDS
CARTOONS
HUMOR
STATIONERY
Uncooked eCards
Writing "happy birthday" on someone's Facebook wall, along with hundreds of their other closest pals, doesn't really say much in the way of friendship. If you are one of those amazingly thoughtful types and have time to go out, buy a card, and mail...
DECOR
DESIGN
HOME
INTERIOR DESIGN
Hang and Level
Unless you're after a "Beetlejuice" decor scheme, you've probably at one point struggled with hanging a picture on a crooked wall or with awkward tools. Combining a level and marking device in one, the same company that brought you the Stoppy (Under...
BEVERAGES
ALCOHOL
DRINKS
FRANCE
Citadelle Gin
As the current gin revival continues to play off its speakeasy roots, the latest premium example departs from the French label Citadelle Gin. Distilled using historic techniques and a bevy of flavorful and aromatic botanicals from around the world...
CARDS
CUTE
NOTEBOOKS
PETS
STATIONERY
Famous Faces Stationery
A kitschy new line of stationary, Takkoda's Famous Faces series features freakishly adorable pets dressed up as popular celebrities. The collection includes journals, bookmarks and greeting cards, each with stoic faces ironically mocking their silly...
FISH
SNACKS
SUSTAINABILITY
HEALTH
NUTRITION
Nature's Catch Smoked Salmon Jerky
A traveler's staple, beef jerky boasts a low calorie count but provides little other health benefits. Nature's Catch serves up a nutritiously tasty substitute with their Smoked Salmon Jerky. Using only wild Alaskan salmon, the Blaine, Washington...
ARCHITECTURE
HOTELS
NYC
RESTAURANTS
Smyth Hotel
Just under a year old, the latest addition to Thompson Hotel's family, the Smyth offers the same casual sophistication they are known for with a custom-tailored interior suited to its TriBeCa location with understated wine-toned rooms, mini-bars...
CANDY
DESSERT
SNACKS
SWEETS
BARS
COOKIES
TREATS
Sweet Sweets
From chocolate to hard candy, we all love to taste test the latest in culinary confections. In time for National S'Mores Day (10 August 2010), below we share some of our favorite sweets to snack on. Dufflet Caramel Crackle Winner of the 2009 Sofi...
DRINKS
LOCAL
ALCOHOL
ORGANIC
VERMONT
Vermont Gold
Typically made from earthy vegetables or grains like potato or wheat, Vermont Gold vodka, made from 100% maple sap, defies most preconceptions about the popular spirit. With an aroma that hints of tartness and butterscotch, it has a smooth taste...
CARS
DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHY
PORSCHE
The Porsche Book
With nearly three hundred pages of glossy, full-bleed photos, teNeues' latest book on Porsche is the ultimate homage to the luxury car brand's history of style, design and performance. Bound in a hot-pink foil cover and at a whopping 11.5" x 14.5...
SAN FRANCISCO
GRAPHIC DESIGN
MAGAZINES
POSTERS
LIMITED EDITION
PRODUCT DESIGN
Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler
With his new graphic poster, San Francisco, CA-based industrial designer Joey Roth finds a new way to talk about his two-pronged tactic of "giving form to objects and then clearing a path for them to enter the world." The simple diagram, originally...
FOOD
PARTY
SNACKS
New Cracker Options
For snacking or adding to our frequent afternoon cheese plate, we've found a few new crackers. Aunt Berta's Whole Grain Crackers Made entirely of natural seeds and whole grains, Aunt Berta's Whole Grain Crackers are as delicious as they are nutritious...
ARTISTS
BOOKS
EXHIBITIONS
INSTALLATIONS
ILLUSTRATION
Ed Emberley and Friends
Honoring one of the world's most adored children's book illustrators, L.A.'s Scion Space will show five artists and their works in tribute to Ed Emberley beginning 17 July 2010. Emberley, a self-described "old grandpa kind of guy," is the legend...
ART
EXHIBITIONS
SPAIN
VIDEO
MIXED MEDIA
Friendly Game—Electronic Feelings
Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist's mesmerizing images often consume entire rooms, but at any scale her masterful manipulations of color, scale, and pacing draw viewers into dreamlike worlds. Her latest solo exhibition Friendly Game—Electronic...
BEAUTY
INTERNATIONAL
SOCCER
SPAS
WORLD CUP
Minx Fantastic Flags Nail Art
In light of the popularity of this year's World Cup, Minx Nails came out with yet another way to support your favorite team as they (hopefully) go into the quarter finals. Their new Fantastic Flags line of nail art features fourteen different countries...
BARBEQUE
COOKBOOKS
COOKING
GRILLS
FOOD
BBQ 25
Chef Adam Perry Lang's new book, "BBQ 25," takes outdoor grilling back to its rugged roots. Highlighting 25 of the most commonly barbecued items, Lang's instructional cookbook is perfect for any level of culinary interest. "BBQ 25" is not your...
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