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CRUISERS
DESIGN
ROAD STAR SILVERADO S
ROYAL STAR VENTURE S
STAR MOTORCYCLES
STRATOLINER DELUXE
V STAR 1300
V STAR 250
V STAR 950
YAMAHA
RAIDER SCL
Star Motorcycles by Yamaha
Cruisers have come a long way since the likes of Easy Rider. That iconic image of counterculture in the late 1960s, the rebellious spirit of two dudes on choppers, seems to have been replaced by a bunch of middle-aged guys. At least that's what I...
CLOTHING
GEAR
MOTORCYCLES
TECHNOLOGY
SAFETY
Alpinestars
For over 40 years Alpinestars has been developing state of the art technology for motorcycling and motorsports safety. From the racetrack to the street to the sketchiest off-road terrain, Alpinestars leads the way when it comes to motorcycle apparel...
CARS
GAMING
VIDEO GAMES
Blur
If you're the kind of gamer (like us) who's tired of the hyper-realistic, hundreds-of-different-button games that flood the gaming consoles of today, then Blur might be for you. On the surface, the new racing game from Bizarre Creations is an absolutely...
BROOKLYN
DISCO
ELECTRONICA
LIVE
MUSIC
Static On The Wire
After three years of anticipation, DFA's Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio...
BLUES
COLORS
FASHION
SHOES
ACCESSORIES
Goody Blue Shoes
Spring has officially sprung here in NYC, with blue skies on our mind and blue shoes on our feet. With shorts season just around the bend, now is a great time to find a pair of kicks that perfectly compliment your bright personality, as well as the...
BMW
AUTOMOBILES
SOUTH CAROLINA
MOTORCYCLES
BMW Performance Driving School
A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Greenville and Spartanburg, the institution teaches both drivers and riders everything from...
MOTORCYCLES
BMW
VEHICLES
TECHNOLOGY
Test Drive: BMW R1200 GS
While CH counts BMW among its top brands, I personally never truly experienced what they mean by "the ultimate driving machine" until they lent us the latest model of their BMW R 1200 GS to test drive for a couple weeks. As a rider who...
POSTERS
MUSIC
GIVEAWAYS
INDIE
BROOKLYN
TVOTR Dear Science Poster Giveaway
Since its recent release, we've had the new TV on The Radio album Dear Science on repeat at CH Headquarters. You'd think that between putting out the new album and flexing his thespian muscles in Rachel Getting Married, TV's own Tunde...
FILM
ANIMATION
MOTION GRAPHICS
Forget the Film, Watch the Titles Database
Main title sequences for films have always held a very special place in my heart. From "The Good the Bad and The Ugly" (pictured below) to "City Slickers" and "XXX: State of the Union," title sequences have played an...
FOOD
ORGANIC
ICE CREAM
FRUIT
SWEETS
Coconut Milk Yogurt and Ice Cream
With everybody suddenly becoming allergic to everything, all kinds of new food alternatives are popping up. The latest we've sampled is a line of organic coconut milk-based "ice creams" and "yogurts" from Turtle Mountain. The...
AUCTIONS
TELEVISION
CLOTHING
FASHION
CHARITY
Bill Cosby's Koos Van Den Akker Sweaters Auction
Like most children of the '80s, Bill Cosby has always held a special place in my heart. Whether hanging with the Huxtables or enjoying some Jello pudding, Mr. Cosby played an integral part in my development, which is why I was particularly touched...
VIDEOS
ART
MOTION GRAPHICS
ANIMATION
Trollback+Co: Things We Think About Before Sleep
Trollback+Co, a NYC-based visual and conceptual creative studio, is responsible for some of the most cutting-edge video and motion graphics around. They're the team behind the visuals in the lobby of the Frank Gehry-designed IAC headquarters...
Blue Print Cleanse
Blue Print Cleanse, a Brooklyn-based juice company that specializes in fruit- and vegetable-based detox programs, is revolutionizing the idea of juice cleanses through ease of use and organization. Incorporating convenient services such as home deliveries...
MOMA
ART
PARTY
DJS
PAINTING
EXHIBITIONS
OPENINGS
Color Chart
"Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today" opens this Sunday, 2 March 2008 at MoMA. On view through 12 May 2008, the exhibition explores artists' use of readymade color—from car paint to colored tape—featuring works...
CONTESTS
PHOTOGRAPHY
NEW YORK
CALL FOR ENTRIES
New York Photo Awards Call for Entries
A new international, annual competition to launch in conjunction with the first ever New York Photo Festival, the New York Photo Awards, will honor talented photographers from all over the world whose exceptional work "breaks new grounds visually...
HATS
FASHION
MUSIC
COLLABORATIONS
LIMITED EDITION
GIVEAWAYS
Panda Bear New Era Cap Giveaway
When The Fader recently went about putting together a series of ultra-limited New Eras designed by artists who had been in the magazine, the first artist that came to mind was one Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear. I'll admit, I'm not the biggest...
IPODS
MUSIC
TECHNOLOGY
SPEAKERS
AUDIO
mStation Orb
I swear I'm not that big of a nerd, but anything that kind of reminds me of Star Wars is just totally awesome, especially when it happens to look like the Death Star. The Orb from mStation is just that, a sleek and stylish "Made for iPod...
HIP HOP
MUSIC
DISCO
SOUL
ELECTRONICA
FOLK
INDIE
CH PLAYLIST
Holiday Playlist 2007
Le Loup: The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly A weird mixture of banjos, percussion and computer sounds Le Loup creates an experimental sound that's still fun listening. Based on Sam Simkoff's original...
ART
MAGAZINES
ONLINE
ILLUSTRATION
The International Illustrated
The International Illustrated, a magazine made up of unique original art created around a rather loose central theme, just released their third issue. The brainchild of two Brazilian designers, Julio and Vitor, the duo carefully select contributing...
VIDEOS
ART
ANIMATION
MOTION GRAPHICS
POLITICAL
Duelity
Created by Vancouver Film School students Marcos “Boca” Ceravolo and Ryan Ulrich, Duelity is a pair of short animations that describe the beginning of time from a creationist and evolutionist perspective. An ironic...
INTERACTIVE
INSTALLATIONS
ART
FESTIVALS
KIDS
NATURE
AMSTERDAM
Funky Forest
Funky Forest is a digital interactive ecosystem created by visual and motion graphics designer Emily Gobeille and interactive artist and designer Theodore Watson. Created for the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam, the installation is a simulated experience...
ART
ARTISTS
STREET ART
STREET CULTURE
INSTALLATIONS
SCION
MIAMI
It's a Beautiful World
Scion's fourth installment of their Installation Art Tour , entitled "It's A Beautiful World," arrives in Miami for Art Basel on 7 December 2007. The opening reception for the public will take place from 7-10pm at The Raleigh Hotel...
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART
NEW YORK
Daniel Eric Weiss Photography
by Andrew Simkiss There are always a plethora of young photographers in New York City, shooting everything from fashion pages to blog snaps and party photos. You might see them in a studio, lighting up some street corner or at the bar flashing away...
SNEAKERS
CUSTOMIZATION
PARIS
ART
SHOES
Art Force One Sneakers
Manu Angot has become pretty well known in recent years for his Manu Customs. Specializing in hand-painted designs on everything from shoes to electronics, Manu has created quite a name for himself with his brand Art Force One. On our recent trip...
SMOKING
DRUGS
Solopipe
The Solopipe started popping up on the interweb a few weeks ago and when we saw the magic of this all-in-one smoking solution, we had to check it out. Based on a simple concept, the pipe has a built-in lighter that wins extra points for beautiful...
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