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Interview: Artist and Designer Yinka Ilori
The passionate Nigerian-Brit shapes a sense of belonging into conceptual chairs
by Karen Day
“When I went to Nigeria for the first time I saw my grandmother and she spoke no English at all, but she spoke to us through what she was wearing,” says artist/designer Yinka Ilori. "Her clothes were really beautiful and empowering—and she looked really...
TECH
Ultimate Ears' Petite, Powerful Wonderboom
An inexpensive, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that holds up in all conditions
by David Graver
Some of us are approaching picnic and pool party weather, and for the fourth year in a row, we at CH will turn to Ultimate Ears for portable outdoor sound. The Bluetooth speaker maker just announced their latest, the Wonderboom, but we've had substantial...
STYLE
KOIO Leather Sneakers
Elevating trainers to a luxury standard devoid of gender lines
by CH Editors
Elevating the trusty old sneaker, KOIO's designs are clean, classic and (perhaps best of all) made in various unexpected colorways—from earthy browns and creams to classic navy and saccharine pastels—with various textures on each shoe, including mesh...
TECH
Onewheel+ and the Hasselblad X1D, an Unlikely Pairing
We photograph the latest self-balancing board in the desert with a medium-format point-and-shoot
by Josh Rubin
Off-roading with a “hoverboard?” Outdoor action photography in lowlight with a Hasselblad? None of this makes sense, but we tried it anyway. When the original OneWheel launched in 2015, we took it for a spin on the Las Vegas strip and fell in love...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2017: Modern Skull Art
Applying the iconographic skeletal feature to next-generation watches
by David Graver
With the tens of thousands of watches on hand at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, it's actually quite easy to draw out numerous thematic links or color stories—and yet, many of them never take hold outside of the fair. The use of skull iconography...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2017: Preview Highlights
What's on our "Don't Miss" list for this year's festival
by CH Editors
Milan Design Week lives up to the hype of being a world class design destination; it's the most important design event on our calendar and is made up of many, many, many fairs and exhibits spread all over Milan. While Il Salone is the traditional fair...
STYLE
Tens Sunglasses' 2017 Collection
Filtered lenses that beautify your surroundings
by Katie Olsen
While Tens Filter Sunglasses have been on our radar for a few years, today the brand launched their 2017 collection on Kickstarter. In just a few hours, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglass brand (founded by three friends) has already exceeded...
TECH
The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage
Mundane as it might sound, this networked storage device is super-useful in a post-cloud world
by Josh Rubin
Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID...
CULTURE
Street Artist Buff Monster's Air-Ink Mural and Gallery Show
This exhibition for Tiger Beer features work made using ink produced from air pollution
by David Graver
It seems almost impossible: ink and paint made from recycled air pollution. In fact, it's a reality known as Air-Ink, invented by Anirudh Sharma, the co-founder of innovation hub Graviky Labs. Their technology processes up to 95% of air captured...
CULTURE
Notes: Baselworld and Trade Show Life
The 100th installment of the watch fair and the weeks we spend as other people
by David Graver
I call it my week of suits. In actuality, it's my other life. Four years in a row now I've woken up in an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, dressed myself quite professionally, hopped on a tram and worked a nine to six or seven job—for one week each...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Golden, BC
The little-known treasure tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges has plenty to offer
by Katharine Erwin
The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier...
LISTEN UP
ListenUp
The legendary Todd Rundgren teams up with Robyn, Mr Jukes calls on BJ The Chicago Kid, new Gorillaz and more in our week in music
by CH Editors
Todd Rundgren feat. Robyn: That Could Have Been Me Premiering exclusively on Pitchfork, the legendary Todd Rundgren's newest track, "That Could Have Been Me" features none other than Swedish pop star Robyn. Rundgren (who initially garnered attention...
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