Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Photos of Cuba Through the Lens of Its Youth Days before Fidel Castro died, National Geographic met with 21 young Cuban people (from students to professionals) and talked about what it means to them to be Cuban. The discussion was part of a...
Naked Advent Calendar
Even though Mr Bingo hates Christmas, he made an advent calendar for others to enjoy. Though, there's no chocolate on offer each day, it's something arguably better. Every day of December that goes by, you can use a coin to scratch off a character...
Count down the days to Christmas with this mystical advent calendar from Denmark-based design shop ferm LIVING. Featuring vast, starry skies above a mountainous landscape, the 100% cotton calendar includes 24 pouches for stashing presents and individual...
D'Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah D'Angelo released an incredible new album, Black Messiah, and not only is it a beautiful, thoughtful and soulful, it's also poignantly timely. Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas Mississippi-based Dent...
Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas
"Tis the season to be high / So fill my cup to top / Light me up till I'm hot." A true indie alternative to the Mariah Carey, Wham and Frank Sinatra that takes over department store PA systems during the holiday season is Mississippi-based Dent May...
Yule Log 2.014
Just in time for the holidays, New York-based animation director and illustrator Daniel Savage is once again rethinking the iconic yule log through a series of digital shorts. Exactly one year ago Savage launched Yule Log 2.0, showcasing the work...
Bear Wrapping Paper
Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.
All Holiday Wrapping Paper
NYC-based illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall, who boasts the Whitney Museum and Coach as previous clients, created a quartet of holiday wrapping paper to suit any receiver. Christmas Crazed, Secular, Pagan and Best Friends will spread the holiday cheer...
Stress-Free Holiday Cards by Artifact Uprising
'Tis that season, when a large number of friends, but really, mostly blood relatives, expect an update on what you've been up to the last year—or two, or three, depending on when you last sent out a holiday card. One option to ease this unfortunate...
Wolfum Holiday Ornaments
Designer Annabel Inganni of LA-based Wolfum approaches her designs with the goal of balancing geometric, organic and traditional prints in her collection. Her patterns are created with the aid of a computer that gives her the ability zoom in, flip...
Office Swap Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
'Tis the season of office swaps and knickknack-giving. Acting as an appetizer for the main feast, mini-gifts for a get-together or to stuff the old stocking can often be the most clever treasures of the lot. We've reveled in gathering charming, small...
CH Capsule Video: Printemps Holiday Windows by Karl Lagerfeld
When Printemps invited us to Paris to interview Karl Lagerfeld about his designs for their holiday windows, we jumped on the opportunity. During our brief time with the cultural icon we talked about holidays, process and his abundance of creative...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Lou Nasti
For our latest video we trucked deep into Brooklyn, NY to explore Mechanical Displays, Lou Nasti's fantastic studio. Nasti is the animatronic mastermind responsible for installations around the globe, most notably some of the most iconic Christmas...