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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...
UPSTATE
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SHIBORI
Hand-Dyed Silk Shirt Dress
Brooklyn-based Upstate makes tie-dye utterly covetable and sophisticated with their new summer collection. Mixing shibori hand-dye techniques with marbling and digital printing, the made-in-USA brand offers kaleidoscopic sarongs, culottes and dip-dyed...
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...
SPEAKERS
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Reclaimed Wood Bluetooth Speaker
In complete contrast to the cheap, mass-produced plastic speakers that clutter the aisles at convenience stores are the unique crafted pieces by Salvage Audio. Each of their Bluetooth speakers are handmade in California from reclaimed wood that has...
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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...
JACKETS
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LIGHTWEIGHT JACKETS
Shaw Technical Jacket
Swimwear brand Onia is gradually dipping its toes into everyday apparel—and their Shaw Technical Jacket checks all the boxes. Made from the same high-performing fabric as their swim shorts, the cotton-nylon jacket is lined with sturdy but soft mesh...
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NYC
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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
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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
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SILK SCARVES
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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...
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TERRACOTTA
Glazed Apple Plate
NYC-based artist and designer John Derian, best known for his nature and vintage-inspired découpage pieces, has collaborated with Parisian ceramics brand Astier de Villatte for a match made in heaven, as they both draw inspiration from "things forgotten...
SUNGLASSES
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EXOVAULT
BROOKLYN
CRAFTSMANSHIP
Gold-Plated Sunglasses
Brooklyn artist collective EXOvault has become known for their steampunk iPhone cases, as they're not afraid to play with aluminum, brass or titanium. Now they've launched their first eyewear design, which they manufacture themselves. A closer look...
LISTENUP
Kero Kero Bonito: Picture This
London-based based trio Kero Kero Bonito know how to get listeners dancing regardless of what country they're from, with vocalist Sarah half-rapping in English and Japanese over colorful beats peppered with video game-like samples. Her catchy lyrics...
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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
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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...
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ELECTRONIC MUSIC
James Place: Sadie's Tears
In his debut album Living On Superstition, NYC native Phil Tortoroli (under the alter ego James Place) reflects upon his self-ambiguity and anxious demons after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend and quitting his full-time corporate gig. The track...
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GRIMES
Grimes: REALiTi
As a special thank you to fans and to celebrate the two-year anniversary of her Asia tour, Grimes has shared the previously-unheard track "REALiTi," complete with a music video shot on location, traversing Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and more. What...
JAPAN
CATS
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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...
LISTENUP
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Pixelord: Berlin
Each track on Russian producer Pixelord's upcoming debut full-length Places is dedicated to a different city that has significant meaning to him. In the case of "Berlin," he tells FADER: "I have been there for a few times, played on Leisure System...
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PIZZA
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DANNY MEYER
NOMAD
Pizza and Beer Pairings at Marta
The country's first-ever women-only hotel, built at the turn of the 20th century, recently retook its original name—the Martha Washington—after passing through multiple owners in the last five years, and a fresh renovation. A big draw to this convenient...
KEYBOARDS
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TECH
PORTABLE
INSTRUMENTS
MUSIC
MODULAR
GESTURES
PIANO
Keys
From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose...
MUSIC
EXHIBITIONS
MOMA
ICELAND
NYC
RETROSPECTIVES
BJORK
KLAUS BIESENBACH
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
VULNICURA
Björk: A MoMA Retrospective
Between releasing her new "complete heartbreak" album Vulnicura (which describes the end of a 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney) and performing at New York venues from Carnegie Hall to Governors Ball this spring, the singular Icelandic...
EXHIBITIONS
MIXED MEDIA
NYC
NEW MUSEUM
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
RYAN TRECARTIN
New Museum's 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
They say that three is a magic number, and wandering through the New Museum of Contemporary Art for its third triennial, "Surround Audience," visitors feel the indescribable energy of sparks in the air—discussions (or heated debates) to be had, comfort...
WOODWORKING
ROCKING CHAIRS
CHAIRS
FURNITURE
ROCKERS
HANDMADE
HOME
Rocking Chair #1
Maker of boats, kitchens, lighting and more, woodworker Reed Hansuld creates sculptural furniture pieces with a monk-like reverence for their functionality and longevity. Though utility-focused, his pieces are also works of art. With a steel skeleton...
SUPREME
MOPHIE
BATTERIES
BATTERY CHARGERS
APPLE
LIGHTNING CONNECTION
IPHONES
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ELECTRONICS
COLLABORATIONS
IPHONE 6
KEYS
KEY RINGS
KEYCHAINS
Power Reserve
Upgrading the monotonous (and for some smartphone addicts, extremely nerve-racking) act of phone charging is the new collaboration between Supreme and portable battery experts Mophie—and there's a ring on it. Like any of Supreme's streetwear apparel...
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Leonard Nimoy: By Myself
Today, news broke that Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Bringing the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock to life in the Star Trek television and movie series, Nimoy has been "beamed up" one final time. Many Trekkies may not realize that beyond...
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