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Tammy Tiranasar Jewelry
In Tammy Tiranasar's jewelry, the art of macramé unfurls in colorfully hand-knotted necklaces that play with and subvert expectations about patterns. Sweeping, intuitively articulated, organic forms characterize the line and are presented in the...
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Best of CH 2013: Cool Hunting Video
As people around the world prepare for the holidays and the new year, what better time then to look back on all of the standout Cool Hunting content from 2013. CH Video traveled from California to Georgia, met some memorable characters and got to go...
DESIGN
ByKenyan
ByKenyan's Kenyan Lewis has more than an exceptional eye for antiques. Together with his partner Grace Kelsey, the two live and breathe the Americana lifestyle—from their beautifully rustic home and interior design projects to prop styling...
CULTURE
Exhibition A BookShop
Building on its model of selling affordable limited-edition artworks produced by marquee names in the art world, yesterday Exhibition A launched its newest extension, BookShop. Comprising one-of-a-kind or limited-edition monographs, the books contain...
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Carnival and Lent Puzzle
British artist Cecily Brown—known for oil paintings full of ribald energy depicted through frenzied brush strokes—turns to a less traditional medium with her new puzzle edition. The recently-released 672-piece jigsaw of her 2008 large...
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The Disposable Skateboard Bible
Not quite satisfied with his first homage to the deck, "Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art" (which we covered Amazon.) At a whopping 368 full-color pages, the hardcover indeed makes for something of a biblical account, cataloging an...
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Three Apples: An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty
The world's most iconic feline, Hello Kitty, has lived way beyond her nine lives—she currently 35, in fact. To celebrate this all-important birthday marking her mid-thirties with no crisis in sight, Sanrio's extravaganza revolves around...
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FullyVisual Metal Toys
by Jeremy Brautman FullyVisual makes heavy metal, but it's not for listening. The brand started as a side project among friends and quickly evolved into a line of part toy, part art and all metal collectibles. Today, FullyVisual drops its latest...
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IF-Mode Folding Bike
by Tisha Leung Changing the aesthetic of what a commuter bike could be, the IF-Mode, a full-size folding bike designed by acclaimed industrial designer Mark Sanders is now available in the U.S. The innovative design incorporates the benefits of a...
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One Light Art Lamps
Remastering old tea sets, trumpets, helmets and more into one-of-a-kind lamps, Howard Dernberger sources treasured vintage items from the home and around town to recycle them into lamps for his line called One Light Art Lamps. Dernberger, who has...
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Sydney Garden Gnome House
This isn't an outdoor art installation, but it is still somewhat curated. Or maybe hoarded is a better description. Somewhere in the inner western suburb of Sydney's Summer Hill, a brightly-colored collection of garden gnomes sits on display...
DESIGN
John Waters: The Girls Collector Plates
You'd be hard pressed to find a better medium for John Waters' own unique brand of trashy chic than the porcelain collector plate. Thanks to the NYC-based Adora Porcelain, the perfect pairing exists in the form of three plates, each adorned...
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BCXSY: Golden Glory
Eindhoven-based designers Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto operating under the studio name BCXSY, are creating some very concept-driven products. Their latest collection, Forever!, attempts to define the indefinable through a series of objects touching...
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Koons
Jeff Koons’ forthcoming monograph traces his spectacular career from 1979 to the present. True to form, the book honors his overstated aesthetic with proportions that may dwarf some coffee tables. Limited to a pressing of 1,600 copies...
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Carved Lobster
This lobster sculpture is intricately carved out of cow bone in the Philippines. Delicately crafted hinges allow nearly all of its parts to move—an accurate representation that doubles as a unique piece of art. With excruciating...
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1970s Heuer Mappamondo
An obscure vintage find this Heuer (pre-TAG) is a "Mappamondo" chronograph that is fit with the unusual Valjoux 7740 manual winding movement. It also features a stainless steel case and an attractive "Map of the World" face. I...
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Rolex and Jaeger LeCoultre Ring Watches
I wonder if it were socially acceptable to wear a watch on every appendage, would I? Well, I'd likely start with one of these vintage 1950s ring watches by LeCoultre and Rolex. Very rare, the platinum and diamond set LeCoultre "Duo-Plan...
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Victor Vasarely Op-Art Watch
Op-Art pioneer Victor Vasarely was profoundly influenced by Bauhaus, constructivism, cubism and surrealism. He began his unmistakable geometric abstraction from the 1930's through his heyday of optical illusion of the sixties and seventies. Late...
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I Am Plastic
Creepy yet cute, artist-designed and utterly collectible, the designer toy phenomenon is an accurate barometer of currents in pop culture over the last several years. Kidrobot, the most familiar name in the movement, has literally wrote the book on...
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Memento Mori Death Watch
Dating back to 1810, the Memento Mori Death Watch is a particularly dark reminder—even more so than most timekeepers—of our inevitable demise. Designed in the shape of a miniature skull with hinges, this pocket...
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Patek Philippe Cobra Watch
The year was 1958 and in a fresh spark of innovation one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious watch companies—Patek Philippe—designed the Cobra watch, unique for its unusual time display and aggressive profile. Time is displayed...
DESIGN
Rose Cabat Ceramics
We paid a visit to Mitch Greenblatt, an artist/designer/watch collector yesterday to film him for an upcoming CH Video episode. While there he turned us on to his collection of Rose Cabat ceramics. Now in her nineties, Rose continues to make the small...
DESIGN
Braille Playboy
Although its funding was cut off for a time in 1985, issues of Playboy printed in braille have been published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped since 1970. No, it doesn't include the pictures (reinforcing...
CULTURE
Where the Ladies At?
From Rotterdam to Boston, tracking down some of the girl sneakerheads who care more about Blazers than Blahniks. The international legions of sneaker collectors are looking a lot more like fixtures than passing trends. But, despite this year...
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