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EXHIBITS
EXHIBITIONS
POSTERS
PRINTS
FILMS
MOVIES
LONDON
GALLERIES
Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House
London's historic Somerset House—the arts and cultural center at The Strand in London—shows movies in its iconic courtyard each summer. For the third year in a row, it has matched this season’s films with a compelling exhibition of newly created...
DESIGN
BIKES
NINER BIKES
CYCLING
BICYCLES
TEST RIDES
Test Ride: Niner Bikes' RIP 9 Carbon
by Nick Jaynes Since its inception, mountain bike-makers Niner has been the brand to which many experts and enthusiasts gravitate. That’s because the brand's creations are tech-savvy and loaded with attention to detail. Though a little intimidated...
TOPO DESIGNS
BAGS
LUGGAGE
OUTDOORS
MADE IN USA
The Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase
Creating all kinds of outdoor-focused bags—from ripstop cargos to travel packs—Colorado-based Topo Designs (a CH favorite) is well-known and admired for their simple and efficient design, durability and nature-loving manifesto. Rather than complicate...
TOOL BOX
WEARABLE TOOLS
LEATHERMAN
TREAD
BIKE TOOLS
Hands-on with the Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool
Nothing can replace a fully-stocked tool box in terms of effectiveness and safety. However, for those on the go or looking always to be prepared, the Leatherman Tread delivers quick, functional and valued support—in bracelet form. With some 10...
ANP QUARTERLY
PUBLICATIONS
MAGAZINES
RVCA
ANP Quarterly's First Issue in Two Years
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Returning after a two-year hiatus, ANP Quarterly—founded and published by PM Tenore of lifestyle, surf and skate brand RVCA—releases its first issue of 2015, which also marks the publications’ 10-year anniversary. Beautifully...
MOUNTAIN BIKES
CANNONDALE
OUTDOORS
BIKE REVIEWS
TEST RIDES
SANDY RIDGE TRAIL SYSTEM
MOUNT HOOD
Test Ride: Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2
by Nick Jaynes At the outset, finding this season's perfect all-round mountain bike seemed like an easy task, as most modern, high-end bikes claim to be quite adept at tackling anything from rocky incline charges to stump-laden downhill slogs with...
TEST DRIVES
MERCEDES
AMG
STATION WAGON
CH VIDEO
E63
MERCEDES AMG
MERCEDES BENZ
FAST WAGONS
Long Term Test Drive: Mercedes AMG E63 Wagon
In the Fall of 2013, we spent a day driving the fastest station wagon on American soil and were thoroughly impressed. Both at the Willow Springs race track and on the surrounding streets, the freshly redesigned Mercedes AMG E63 S 4MATIC Wagon delivered...
GREEN
GARDENING
INDOOR PLANTS
PLANTERS
FLOWERS
VASES
DECOR
PLANTS
INTERIORS
HOME DECOR
Six Eye-Catching Planters
Once you've gotten the knack of keeping finicky houseplants healthy and green, they'll soon outgrow their current residences, and when they do—consider upgrading to one of these eye-catching planters. From the statement metallics to minimalist designs...
DESIGN
TECHNICAL CLOTHING
WATERPROOF
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
OUTDOORS
SPORTSWEAR
HIKING
Road Testing GORE® Technical Clothing
Ever since Bob Gore, son of Bill and Vieve Gore, began using "a remarkably versatile new polymer" that we all now know as GORE®, the landscape of technical clothing has grown so extensively that it allows people to perform to the maximum, in all...
ADIDAS FANATIC
FANATIC NEW YORK
ADIDAS LOGO
CRAIG KARL
THREE STRIPES
TANK TOPS
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...
DESIGN
CLOTHING HANGER
ECO-FRIENDLY
MADE IN USA
CHICAGO
KICKSTARTER
MAGNETIC
HANGDSGN
HANGDSGN's CLING Magnetic Clothing Hanger
Not everybody is lucky enough to have giant walk-in wardrobes—and with that in mind, Chicago-based HANGDSGN's mission is to provide a minimalist, space-efficient way of storing clothes. Their name is an acronym, standing for "Home of Aspirations...
COLE HAAN
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
EERO SAARINEN
TWA TERMINAL
FOOTWEAR
ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
SEBASTIAN KIM
DANCERS
Cole Haan's Prepare for Takeoff Campaign
If you're outside of the advertising industry, it can be hard to see an advertisement as anything other than marketing material. Viral videos can resonate and timely memes can slip brands into one's brain, but the fact remains; not only does...
DESIGN
WHISKY TUMBLER
DISCOMMON
ALUMINUM
Discommon Goods Lowball Glass
Fresh off the launch of their Watch Wallet, Discommon Goods announced today, 15 July 2015, their ergonomically designed aluminum Lowball Whisky Tumbler and it’s different from any other whisky glass you’ve seen. Unlike traditional glass...
DESIGN
PARKS
NYC
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
TECH
ENVIRONMENT
NATURE
CH25
2015 CH25
INNOVATOR
HONOREE
CADILLAC
SPONSORED
CH25: Dan Barasch + James Ramsey
Dan Barasch, co-founder of NYC's The Lowline movement for the construction of a subterranean park, is a third-generation New Yorker. It’s his love for the city, and desire to share the magic of its secret nooks and deep history that led him...
DESIGN
CZECH KAVALIER
STUDIO DECHEM
TECHNICAL GLASS
Dechem for Kavalier: Laboratory Lights
Founded in 1837, Sázava-based Kavalier specializes in producing laboratory and technical glassware made from SIMAX—a heat-resistant glass patented by the company in 1958. With the increasing of popularity of consumer design in Czech Republic, the...
BRONZE
TURNTABLES
RECORD PLAYERS
VINYL
MUSIC
MADE IN USA
AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
HI-FI
Fern & Roby's Cast Iron and Bronze Turntable
Fern & Roby, located in Richmond, Virginia, designs not only eye-catching furniture with vintage-inspired bases (made from cast iron, bronze or aluminum) but also stunning audio equipment that could double as sculptural works of art. With a dedication...
LAWN GAMES
OUTDOORS
GAMES
PICNICS
SUMMER
ACTIVITIES
KIDS
Warm Weather Lawn Games
The warm weather stirs up a restlessness in all of us. Once you've finished up your picnic in the park or grilling in the yard, turn to these lawn games for easy group entertainment—no WiFi required. Lumbürr Co Six-Pack-O-Kubb While the origins...
LONDON
CARGO BIKES
BICYCLES
URBAN
CITIES
ECO-FRIENDLY
URBAN TRANSPORTATION
SUSTAINABILITY
GREEN
Porterlight's Customizable Cargo Bike
Young London-based company Porterlight has re-thought the cargo bike from scratch, and their debut model, the Bringley, is one that will have urban residents swapping out their car keys for bike helmets. Founder Lawrence Brand wanted to design...
SPONSORED
CADILLAC
CH25
2015 CH25
INNOVATOR
HONOREE
MOTORBIKES
MOTO GEAR
HELMETS
DESIGN
CH25: Marcus Weller
The world’s first augmented reality motorcycle helmet, the Skully AR-1 has Synapse™ Vision Enhancement that eliminates blind spots with a wide-angle blind spot camera, along with navigation via Skully Synapse™ Smart Heads up Display (HUD) technology...
DESIGN
CULTURE
3D PRINTING
FASHION
WEARABLE TECH
TECHNOLOGY
CH25
STYE
2015 CH25
INNOVATOR
CADILLAC
SPONSORED
HONOREE
CH25: Honoree Announcement
Our first-annual search for inspiring, emerging talent, in partnership with Cadillac has come to a close and we are thrilled to announce our talented CH25 honorees. Across the categories of Design, Technology, Style, Culture or Food and Drink, these...
ELECTRIC BIKES
MAXWELL MOTORBIKES
EP0
LIGHTWEIGHT BIKES
BICYCLES
KICKSTARTER
Maxwell Motorbikes EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle
Weighing in at under 27 pounds, the new EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle (up on Kickstarter now) from Maxwell Motorbikes aims to aid in daily commutes and adventurous bike excursions. Not only is it one of the lightest electric bikes on the...
DESKS
STANDING DESKS
MADE IN USA
ST LOUIS
WALNUT WOOD
MAPLE WOOD
Artifox's Hardwood Standing Desks
While St. Louis, Missouri's Artifox design studio notes that they've drawn inspiration for their standing desks from traditional writing desks, there's definitely more to these than that. Their new Maple Standing Desk 01 and Walnut Standing Desk...
POSTERS
PRINTS
CONTEMPORARY ART
CALIFORNIA
CAMILLA TRIGANO
AI WEIWEI
AFFORDABLE ART
WAX Poster Art Prints
Art posters have traditionally been the kind of thing picked up in museum gift shops, and are often limited to reproductions of famous paintings by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh or Warhol. Finding quality prints of more contemporary art has always been...
LONDON
DESIGN FAIRS
STUDENT DESIGNERS
EMERGING DESIGN
BRITISH DESIGN
ART FAIRS
2015 New Designers London: Part Two
While Part One of London’s New Designers exhibition focused heavily on textiles, Part Two (on now through 9 July) particularly rewarded anyone interested in furniture and product design. Students from all over the UK gathered under one roof to show...
FIBERGLASS
RED HOOK
BROOKLYN
STUDIO VISITS
THISLEXIK
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
Studio Visit: Design House Thislexik
A set of five primary-colored shipping containers rests in a unified pile along a corner of a bus parking lot, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Inside, Vedat Ulgen and his team envision the possibilities of industrial design and execute in a meticulous, imaginative...
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