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...
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...
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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...
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'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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
FANATIC NEW YORK
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...