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CULTURE
Nas + Erykah Badu: This Bitter Land
From the soundtrack for "The Land" (out 29 July) comes a hauntingly minimal and stunning song by Nas and Erykah Badu. The track, called "This Bitter Land" is gentle but painful—Badu's vocals are incredibly emotive—and yet there is, among the struggle...
DESIGN
Keap + Object_ify 139 Matchbox Set
Brooklyn-based studio Keap, the B Corp making affordable scented candles, is dabbling in a new candle-related side project: handmade matchboxes inspired by vintage Japanese labels from the 1920s to 1940s. Made in collaboration with Lower East Side...
STYLE
Cole Haan + JackThreads Capsule Collection
Over the last few years, we've been very upfront about our love of lifestyle and accessories brand Cole Haan. The primary reason isn't just our appreciation for their technological advancements or design sensibilities, but the simpler statement...
CULTURE
Snakehips feat. ZAYN: Cruel
British electronic-meets-R&B music duo Snakehips (aka Oliver Lee and James Carter) have just released their collaboration with Zayn Malik (aka the Geri of One Direction) and the result is dance-pop at its best. "Cruel" refers to Malik's object of...
STYLE
Mirka Mora + Gorman Artist Collaboration
Perhaps little known outside of Australia, Mirka Mora's art is legendary Down Under—specifically in Melbourne, where her gloriously busy paintings and mosaics adorn laneways, restaurants and (of course) gallery walls. The French-born artist (to...
CULTURE
Francis and the Lights: Friends
It's ever the joyful day when Francis and the Lights releases a new track. Recently, frontman Francis Farewell Starlite guested on Chance the Rapper's "Summertime Friends." Turns out, Chance's song actually samples Starlite's "Friends"—which the band...
CULTURE
Metronomy feat. Robyn: Hang Me Out to Dry
From Metromomy's upcoming fifth full-length album Summer 08, "Hang Me Out to Dry" features pop darling Robyn and was apparently recorded for the band's 2011 record The English Riviera but it hadn't seen the light of day until now. It's a minimal but...
CULTURE
Miles Davis, Robert Glasper feat. Erykah Badu: Maiysha (So Long)
Robert Glasper—longtime crusader of liberating jazz and its players from rigid definitions—took samples from Miles Davis' archive (predominately his later electric years) and collaborated with the likes of Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote, Stevie Wonder...
STYLE
American Trench + Goodlife Clothing Indigo Tees
Arguably one of the greatest benefits to the term hand-dyed is that no two items produced look identical. That can certainly be said of the brand new American Trench + Goodlife Clothing indigo-dyed T-shirts, of which only 19 were made. These 50...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Maryanne Moodie
Three years ago Australian art teacher-turned-weaver Maryanne Moodie packed up her loom and moved to New York City with her husband and newborn baby to give a go at conquering the concrete jungle. That turned out to be a sound decision; the fast-paced...
STYLE
agnès b. 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Artist T-Shirts
In 1994, French fashion label agnès b.—designed by Agnès Troublé—partnered with artist Félix González-Torres for their now-iconic “Nobody Owns Me” graphic T-shirt. Since, the brand has collaborated with more than 60 artists over the years—working...
CULTURE
The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra
A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally has a confirmed release date...
DESIGN
Discommon Goods' The Piston Keyring
Known for making detailed accessories from high-quality and intriguing materials and collaborating with unnamed designers who head up some of the best globally respected brands, Discommon Goods has just released its latest endeavor: The Piston...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
LIMITED_EDITION
Cobalt Blue MH40 Headphones
NYC-based newcomers Master & Dynamic have been wooing both casual listeners and audiophiles with headphones that offer balanced, smooth sound and a noticeably durable build quality that doesn't cut corners. In a collaboration with Parisian boutique...
CULTURE
Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne + 2 Chainz: No Problem
Hip-hop darling Chance the Rapper has just premiered his new song "No Problem" (featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz) on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show and it's everything we were hoping to come of his highly anticipated Coloring Book/em> mixtape. Full...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
ATKA Sunglasses
Blending a wealth of experience with the constant pursuit of innovation, Berlin's MYKITA makes some of the most beautifully crafted eyewear in the world. Now teaming up with HighSnobiety, the cult brand has made the ATKA—sunglasses, crafted from acetate...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Three-Eyed Steed Shoe
Copenhagen-based contemporary apparel brand Norse Projects makes some of our favorite design-driven raincoats and jackets. In a first-time collaboration with Dr Martens, they release one sleek shoe: padded tongue in ripstop nylon, comfortable sports...
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...
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