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DESIGN
Interview: Goods of Record's Trey Sisson
by Emily Bihl The e-commerce industry is awash with the “storytelling as a sales pitch” concept. Brands offer a few hundred words to tug on customers’ emotions just long enough for shoppers to feel the urge to click “add to cart.” What sets newcomers...
CULTURE
Burgerac's Bangin' 4th of July Barbecue Mix
As the United States celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom 238 years ago we find it only appropriate to share in the joy that, while no longer part of Great Britain, America thrives in an ongoing friendship with our English-speaking...
CULTURE
Eric Yahnker's Sticks & Drones at Paradise Row, London
LA-based artist Eric Yahnker (one of CH's favorites) takes his sharp and satirical view of American culture and politics across the pond for his first solo show in the UK called "Sticks & Drones"—on now at London's Paradise Row gallery. Known for...
CULTURE
David Datuna: Viewpoint of Billions
Melding enough types of buzzworthy gadgets to make any technologist drool, NY-based artist David Datuna's new multimedia piece "Viewpoint of Billions" is likely one of the first pieces of art to be specifically created with Google Glass. Building...
LISTEN_UP
ListenUp
Moderat: Bad Kingdom Moderat—the collaborative side project of Berlin-based artists Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary)—takes listeners on an illustrated journey of the downfall of English aristocracy in...
FOOD-DRINK
Woodpile BBQ Brisket
Living in a city like NYC it's often easier to eat out than spend the time and energy cooking. And, for some of us, the most gourmet meal we're qualified to cook is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For those of you wishing to cook up a proper...
TRAVEL
America Messenger
With only 61.8% of eligible voters showing up to polls for the 2008 US presidential election, everyone from Con Edison to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) are attempting to persuade reluctant citizens to cast their votes next Tuesday...
CULTURE
The Fortieth Parallel
Massachusetts-based photographer Bruce Myren is a man with a camera, on a mission to capture the many faces of North America's 40th parallel. Stretching East to West from New Jersey to California and crossing 11 states in between, the 40th degree...
CULTURE
Joe's Junk Yard
Photographer Lisa Kereszi has released "Joe's Junk Yard," a new photography book about her family's junk business. In a documentary style similar to her Governor's Island project, Kereszi records the final years of Joe's Junk Yard, a business started...
CULTURE
Jeep and USA Basketball
Advertorial content: Two American icons come together with the Jeep brand's official partnership with USA Basketball. As a focal point of this partnership, the Jeep brand introduced its special edition model, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude...
FOOD-DRINK
Hot Dog Country
Before the sun sets and the fireworks go off, many Americans will celebrate independence by downing a delectable dog—from a Southern Slaw to Maine's Red Snapper, the style of wiener is nearly as varied as the country itself. To celebrate, here...
CULTURE
Chances With Wolves' 35 Summers Mixtape
Perpetually on the hunt for "overlooked, hauntingly beautiful music", DJ trio Chances With Wolves has been serving NYC and beyond with a dose of carefully considered sounds since 2008. Their weekly East Village Radio program fills the airwaves with...
CULTURE
Whitney Biennial 2012
Now in its 76th year, the bi-annual compendium has gathered a new group of 51 contemporary artists to take over the museum through 27 May. While the focus on performance has become a central one in 2012, we found a group of four artists across different...
DESIGN
Threat: Name That Bat
Just past 3 A.M. you hear an unwelcomed guest in your home. What do you grab to protect yourself? This was the question posed to 10 leading designers taking part in the American Design Club's upcoming show Threat: Objects for Defense and Protection...
STYLE
Martha Davis
A long career in industrial design informs Martha Davis' footwear collection, which was first launched back in 2009. The multifaceted designer spent the last few months at San Francisco's Workshop Residence, creating shoes by hand from custom steel...
STYLE
American Giant
To rethink the process of American-made goods and reinforce the values of domestic production, former Chrome bags President Bayard Winthrop founded American Giant, a new line of high-quality menswear. Focused on the basics, the first line of affordable...
STYLE
Sweet Olive Soap Works
As a family-run business, New Orleans-based Sweet Olive Soap Works believes in working with fellow sustainably minded people to keep production local and customers supplied with the best ingredients available. So to make everyone and their skin...
CULTURE
The American Boy's Handy Book
While today's youth are more likely to face a touch screen than a vast expanse of wilderness, the principles established in The American Boy's Handy Book remain as valuable as ever. A comprehensive reference for the practical skills all boys (and...
TRAVEL
Five Duffel Bags
Although the year's busiest travel days are over for some, our globe-trotting schedule never seems to let up. Inspired by the thought of the next adventure on the horizon we've gathered up a handful of our favorite new duffel bags—each expertly...
DESIGN
Archival Clothing Duffel and Dopp Kit
Working out of Eugene, Oregon—108 miles south of Portland—Archival Clothing has drawn some serious attention in the world of menswear since their debut just a few years ago. Focused on producing domestically made goods they consider...
STYLE
Feltraiger
Going strong in its third year of production, Brooklyn-based fashion label Feltraiger makes what they call "New American Classic" menswear with a healthy sense of irreverence. With each collection the label takes on a different subculture—...
STYLE
Stolen Sunday
By Miranda Ward Recently-launched brand Stolen Sunday makes youthful scarfs for men and women inspired by the enchantment of California dreams, proclaiming their desire to "remind you that life is pretty damn magical sometimes" in their cheery...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2011 Charger R/T
Few brands are more overtly "American" than Dodge. Even when their parent group was owned by Germans (now Italians), Dodge somehow remained the embodiment of a certain Yankee style—big, loud, powerful, arrogant and completely unapologetic...
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