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Nara Shin

BATHROOM
CANDLE
HOME DECOR
SOAPS
WARY MEYERS
CHERRY BLOSSOMS
SAKURA
Wary Meyers Japanese Cherry Blossom Candle and Soap
Having been loyal followers of Wary Meyer's Instagram account for some time (where they post interior design inspiration from the '60s and '70s that kindle a deep yearning), we were excited to learn that the husband and wife duo's newest offering...
LONDON
COLLABORATIONS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
COLORS
ILLUSTRATORS
LAZY OAF
PICK ME UP FESTIVAL
PICK ME UP FESTIVAL 2015
YOKO HONDA
A Fun Project by Lazy Oaf
Our pizza-loving friends over at Lazy Oaf continue to churn out fun apparel covered with dogs, eggs, ninja weapons and a good punch of humor every month. Their latest collaboration doesn't pair them with Garfield or Looney Tunes, but real human beings...
DESIGN
HOTELS
CHICAGO
VIRGIN
TESLA
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
RICHARD BRANSON
VIRGIN HOTELS
HOTEL REVIEWS
Experiencing Virgin's First-Ever Hotel in Chicago
Lifelong philanthropist and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has shaken up traditional industries with his adventurous spirit and design sensibility. His companies encompass everything from banking stem cells and future space travel to...
BROOKLYN
HEALTH
BEAUTY
SKINCARE
WELLNESS
GROOMING
MADE IN USA
ORGANIC SKINCARE
NATURAL SKINCARE
SHEN BEAUTY
Green Beauty for Earth Day
With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow, take this time to scrutinize your top shelf and bathroom cabinets, and reevaluate your current skincare routine. With the growing number of young skincare brands out there reigning in the potent power...
VEGETABLES
TECH
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
CHEF KITCHENS
HYDROPONIC GROWING
INDOOR GARDENS
MICROGREENS
REFRIGERATORS
GREENS
Urban Cultivator Indoor Garden
While in Vancouver for TED last month, we stumbled upon the just-opened "Living Produce Aisle," a space that makes salads and smoothies from microgreens, vegetables and herbs grown right inside the space. The immersive storefront was created by Surrey...
MUSIC
HEADPHONES
MODULAR
DANISH DESIGN
AIAIAI
CUSTOMIZABLE HEADPHONES
PERSONALIZATION
AIAIAI's Modular TMA-2 Headphones
Copenhagen-based audio company AIAIAI has been riding the success of their TMA-1 headphones since 2009. Today however the brand unveiled the next iteration and their vision for the contemporary headphone: the TMA-2 Modular. Aiming to suit the...
MUSIC
TRAVEL
SHOPPING
FRANCE
RECORDS
VINYL
PARIS
RETAIL
RECORD STORE DAY 2015
DISQUAIRE DAY
Unique Vinyl Experiences in Paris
There are certainly plenty of disquaires, or record stores, in Paris to keep up with the regrowing interest in vinyl. From the collector's goldmine at Superfly Records (whose in-house label also reissues their favorite rare records at more affordable...
ACCESSORIES
FLORIDA
RAINBOW
MADE IN USA
PINS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
BURIED DIAMOND
GIF ART
LACEY MICALLEF
Big Bud Press Pins
Digital artist Lacey Micallef's lo-fi, rainbow-colored GIFs depict everything from animated pizza slices to Walter White (and sometimes both) and have garnered a cult following on Tumblr. She's now bringing her fun aesthetic to the physical world...
DESIGN
LED
LIGHTING
MOTORCYCLES
INTERIOR DESIGN
LIGHT BULBS
LED LIGHTS
LED TECHNOLOGY
LONDON DESIGN STUDIOS
ENERGY EFFICIENT
Elegant LED Lights by Buster + Punch
Upon walking into Buster + Punch's showroom, you'll notice motorcycles and whisky bars sitting alongside lighting fixtures, rose copper and steel candlesticks. The young London-based design studio channels a rock'n'roll atmosphere, drawing inspiration...
AUSTRALIA
INTERNET
MENSWEAR
STYLE
WOMENSWEAR
HASHTAGS
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
BRISBANE
CONTEMPORARY FASHION
HOUSE OF CARDS
INTERNET ART
Internet-Inspired Clothing by Brisbane's House of Cards
With past collections like the Japanese pop culture-inspired "Yatta" and the '90s-doused "The Waisted Years," Brisbane-based independent fashion label House of Cards goes all out each season with thematic collections full of creative statement pieces...
DESIGN
SCENTS
CANDLES
HOME DECOR
FRAGRANCES
UNIQUE CANDLES
Six Oddly Shaped Candles
These days, candles are more than just a source of light or a mood setter; they need to emanate complex fragrances and more. Simple wax in a glass just won't cut it anymore. We've scoured the world for uniquely shaped or housed candles that look beautiful...
DESIGN
FASHION
TECH
WEARABLE TECH
DIGITAL PRINTING
PRINT ALL OVER ME
UV
WEARABLES
THE CRATED
FUTURE FASHION
SMART TEXTILES
Photochromia: Sunlight-Sensitive Apparel
At the moment, companies seem eager to keep wearable technology constrained to a simple accessory around the wrist, but NYC-based wearable tech research studio The Crated, along with digital printing platform Print All Over Me (POAM), have grand...
SPORTS
OUTDOORS
COLORADO
MOUNTAINS
APPAREL
FLY FISHING
OUTDOOR GOODS
PERFORMANCE WEAR
TECHNICAL WEAR
DWR
WATER REPELLENT
Western Rise Outdoor Apparel
As both a fishing guide and ski instructor in Vail, CO, Will Watters knew that the mountains offered more than just one specific sport or experience. Along with his girlfriend (who would later be his wife), a fellow ski instructor in the valley...
PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERVIEWS
NATURE
NEW MEDIA
LANDSCAPES
DIGITAL ART
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
FORESTS
Mark Dorf's Alternate Landscapes
Whether behind a camera or behind a computer screen, Mark Dorf finds himself returning to the subject matter of landscapes—both the natural and the digitally construed. "I tend to travel a lot to find these remote areas that feel as though they’re...
ACCESSORIES
NYC
SCARVES
UNISEX
INDIGO
MADE IN USA
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
SS15
GREI
GREI S/S 2015
NYC-based independent brand GREI was founded in 2011 thanks to a love for the brand's namesake neutral color and its unusual ability to express a wide range of moods: from somber to soothing to sophisticated. Partners Andrew Spargo and Larry Paul...
AUSTRALIA
MAGAZINES
PERIODICALS
PRINT JOURNALISM
CREATIVE PROCESS
INDEPENDENT PUBLICATIONS
ADELAIDE
Krass Journal
It takes sass and guts to stand out among the plethora of newly founded independent print publications crowding the scene these days. Catching us by its name and hooking us in with its content, the Adelaide, Australia-based KRASS Journal describes...
DESIGN
TRAVEL
FRANCE
PARIS
INTERIOR DESIGN
AFFORDABLE LUXURY
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
HOSTELS
CANAL ST MARTIN
HOTEL DESIGN
Generator Paris
"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with...
ILLUSTRATION
APPAREL
JON BURGERMAN
GRAPHIC ART
DIGITAL PRINTING
PRINT ALL OVER ME
DOODLES
Print All Over Me + Jon Burgerman
No space, whether it be blank pages, buildings or even a person's right arm (for tattooing), is safe from UK-raised, Brooklyn-based artist (and CH favorite) Jon Burgerman's doodles and cheeky sense of humor. The playful artist's most recent endeavor...
HOME
HOLISTIC
MEDITATION
FRAGRANCES
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
INCENSE
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
PALO SANTO
Incausa Incense
Lighting the thick, aromatic Breu resin sticks and Palo Santo wood offered by Brooklyn-based Incausa can transform the energy of a space in a few seconds, but learning the story behind the incense brand just might transform the way you live your...
GREEN
RESTAURANTS
SUSTAINABILITY
NYC
ECO-FRIENDLY
DINING
ENVIRONMENT
POP-UPS
FOOD WASTE
Fine Dining with Food Scraps at wastED
Local, seasonal ingredients weren't enough for Chef Dan Barber of iconic NYC farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill. Long invested in the future of food and ethical consumption, Barber has a new experiment called wastED: a pop-up running through 31 March...
HEADPHONES
AUDIO
ELECTRONICS
PORTABLE
TECH
EARPHONES
IN-EAR
NOISE ISOLATING
RHA
Stainless Steel RHA T10i Earphones
The latest in-ear headphone model, the T10i, from British audio experts RHA catches the eye immediately with unexpected design features. The ergonomic ear pieces are constructed from stainless steel—giving the set a sturdy weight while adding durability...
ACCESSORIES
PAPER
AUSTIN
STYLE
WOMENSWEAR
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
SILK SCARVES
TECHNICOLOR
Eloi Scarves Get Psychedelic
Instead of being born from whimsical illustrations or landscape photography, each of Paige Russell's scarf designs from her brand Eloi started out as a collage of construction paper cutouts. On silk, the stiff, two-dimensional artworks become fluid...
TRAVEL
SHOPPING
FRANCE
RESTAURANTS
GUIDES
DINING
WORD OF MOUTH
LYON
BOUCHONS
MICHELIN STARS
PAUL BOCUSE
Word of Mouth: Lyon, France
France's second-largest metropolitan area may be well-known for its historic lights festival every December—but when the sun rises, Lyon will take you by surprise. Stumble upon ancient Roman amphitheaters dating to 15 BC (which transform into an outdoor...
SNACKS
CHIPS
WELLNESS
GLUTEN FREE
CORN
HEALTHY SNACKS
WHOLE GRAIN
PARTY FOOD
CHURROS
Cut From Corn Tortillas, Cabo Chips
Not much has changed since we first discovered Cabo Chips in 2006—which is good news for fans of the healthy 100% whole grain snack. The Newport Beach, CA-based company channels the spirit of a Mexican beachside cantina in a bag, all without relying...
JAPAN
CATS
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
WOODBLOCK PRINTS
CAT ART
JAPAN SOCIETY
Life of Cats at Japan Society Gallery
If you thought the cat craze was only as young as YouTube, the latest exhibition opening at Japan Society Gallery will demonstrate that long before they became memes and viral sensations, the four-legged feline had already been a muse for centuries...
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