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Collaboration

TECH
Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 Headphones
Android smartphone-makers Nextbit have partnered with Copenhagen's AIAIAI for a special edition pair of headphones to befit its exceptional "cloud-first" phone, Robin. The recently released Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 headphones boast a neodymium speaker...
DESIGN
Daniel Libeskind + Alessi's Time Maze Wall Clock
Undoubtedly a huge name in architecture and design, Polish-American Daniel Libeskind is responsible for designing Berlin's Jewish Museum and NYC's World Trade Center—among so much more. One of his most recent and (as always) striking creations...
DESIGN
Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
DESIGN
Shinola + Natas Kaupas Limited Edition Skateboards
Skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas has joined forces with Detroit-based lifestyle brand (and CH favorite) Shinola for a new limited edition product to celebrate the opening of their Venice, CA store. The Shinola + Natas Kaupas skate decks, all made...
LIMITED_EDITION
Limited Edition Element Poncho
Known for their clean-lined leather moto jackets, The Arrivals (founded by former architect Jeff Johnson) have joined forces with design collective Snarkitecture to create one winning poncho. While "chic" and "poncho" aren't words one often finds together...
DESIGN
Brooks England's 150th Anniversary Collaborative Bicycles
150 years is a threshold few brands manage to cross. This year, however, heritage cycling saddle and accessories producers Brooks England reached the milestone with gusto. To celebrate, they've partnered with a handful of bike producers—including...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Lipstick Rug
Outrageous and super-bold, Seletti + Toiletpaper's statement collaboration rugs is playful art meant to be stomped on. With 100% polyester carpets bearing everything from eyeballs to frog burgers, our pick is the pink and black "Lipstick" design—a...
CULTURE
Interview: David Shrigley
When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Sou Fujimoto
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (perhaps best-known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion) joined forces with Swedish fashion retailer COS for Salone de Mobile during this year's Milan Design Week 2016. The result is quite spectacular. The installation...
CULTURE
Premiere: "Shikoku" by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra
Producers love a good, lush swell of strings—but in electronic and even pop music, they're for the most part software simulations. Chicago-raised, now London-based composer Kate Simko has a miniature orchestra available at hand (two violinists...
CULTURE
Classixx feat. How to Dress Well: Just Let Go
LA-based DJ and production duo Classixx (aka Michael David and Tyler Blake) teamed up with How To Dress Well (aka dreamboat Tom Krell) for the new, glittery "Just Let Go" from their upcoming record Faraway Reach. Despite the track's decidedly '90s...
STYLE
Birdwell Beach Britches + RVCA Spring Capsule Collection
Californian brands Birdwell Beach Britches and RVCA are just a short drive away from each other in sunny Newport Beach, yet their new spring 2016 capsule collection sees the first time the two have teamed up. Each brand operates at the opposite...
CULTURE
Lil Yachty + Quavo: No Hook
"We made a song with no chorus," half-sings red-haired rapper on the rise Lil Yachty, trading verses back and forth with Quavo (member of Atlanta-based hip hop trio Migos) in the simple, unhurried track "No Hook." Though the Autotuning can be excessive...
STYLE
OXYDO + Clémence Seilles Sunglasses
Italian eyewear brand OXYDO has joined forces with French artist Clémence Seilles for a super-daring and brightly colored collection of sunglasses. The OXYDO Lab SS16 collection features six styles—simple in shapes but extreme in colors and materials...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Settlement Backpack
Honey-colored (just the way the character depicted would like it) and practical, Herschel's new Settlement Backpack is subtly screenprinted with Winnie the Pooh and his pals. Along with Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet, the naive yet pensive bear from our...
CULTURE
Cassius feat. Cat Power + Mike D: ACTION
Cassius' 2010 EP The Rawkers was a goldmine: every one of those six tracks—from "I Love U So" to "Arcadine" and "Shark Simple"—showed off a different aspect of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass' personality and musical style, striking the hearts of dance...
CULTURE
Bibio feat. Gotye: The Way You Talk
Marking Bibio's first collaboration release, "The Way You Talk" is an unusual kind of heart-wrenching pop ballad from the traditionally instrumental-focused electronic music producer. Gotye smoothly sings, "But there's something about the way you talk...
STYLE
Cole Haan SS16 at Calatrava's Oculus
A decade in the making (and costing roughly $4 billion dollars to construct), architect Santiago Calatrava's stunning, bone-like Oculus WTC Transit Hub opened to the public partially last week. It will take time for most to make their way down to scope...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Artist Anna Lomax
Right by the verdant Regent’s Canal in east London lies a courtyard surrounded by old warehouses that are now home to some of the most exciting up-and-coming designers in the British capital. One of these is Anna Lomax, an artist and set designer who...
DESIGN
Askov Finlayson + Hygge & West Wallpaper
Since 2008, e-commerce wallpaper (and now fabric) company Hygge & West has offered modern, whimsical designs—all wallpaper screen-printed by hand in the USA—through strong collaborations with the likes of Florida's Rifle Paper Co, Brooklyn-based...
DESIGN
North Home Textiles
With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Wool Ranger Hat
Dyed a lush forest green and accented with a bright red paracord, Topo Designs and Westerlind's collaboration ranger hat is a delightful take on a classic. Made from wool felt, it takes wearers from winter through to spring and comes in three sizes...
DESIGN
Todd Snyder + Timex Watches
While visiting Japan, NY-based menswear designer Todd Snyder—who happens to be a vintage watch fan—spied a Japan-only release of a Timex watch collaboration utilizing Red Wing's signature leather. Smitten with the piece, he gathered enough of them...
CULTURE
Primal Scream + Sky Ferreira: Where the Light Gets In
Prevailing Scottish band Primal Scream has enlisted Sky Ferreira for a track off their upcoming 11th LP Chaosmosis—set for release 18 March. "Where the Light Gets In" blends sparkly synths and an upbeat track for a thoughtful dance rock tune. And Ferreira...
CULTURE
AMTHST: Thug Passion
LA-based singer/songwriter Nite Jewel has joined forces with Bay Area rapper/producer Droop-E (it runs in the family: his dad is rapper E-40) for a power duo called AMTHST, and their first track "Thug Passion" is a doozie. Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez...
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