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Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
A few years ago, we profiled the ICON 4X4 Bronco on a trip to Los Angeles. For our Rare Discoveries Series with The Macallan, we returned to Jonathan Ward's exceptional shop to explore the journey of one of his newer projects: the Derelict Series...
DESIGN
Doctor Zhou's Body Memory
Doctor Yi Zhou is a rather peculiar doctor: in her pop-up Body Memory clinics, she receives patients in order to cast their fingers, noses, ears, breasts and even belly buttons. Before the procedure, each patient is invited to fill in a clinical...
STYLE
Custom Women's Shirts by Double R
In the world of menswear, customization and tailoring are commonplace. Yet, when looking for bespoke women’s wear, it is hard to find a designer that doesn’t fall within the prohibitively expensive category of couture. This is where Double R, a new...
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Hand-Painted Helmets
NYC's Danielle Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational charts and even internet memes through her one-woman company, Belle Helmets, proving the slightly dorky safety precaution is just as fun and customizable as a beloved...
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Custom Single Group Espresso Machine
With a name like Slayer, you know the Single Group Espresso Machine, a compact version of the original, isn't messing around. This is a sophisticated mechanism for better coffee and also a labor of love by its makers, who created a customizable fantasy...
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Macallan's Custom ICON E-Flyer
The Macallan's custom ICON E-Flyer puts a ruby-red shine on a retro gem. Inspired by WWI-era board racers, the custom electric cycle is made in California, and runs for 35 miles before needing a new charge. Caramel leather and brass and copper accents...
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Custom Scabal Fabric Coat
When winter sets in, enduring the ensuing months in a coat that fits like an ace and looks like a million bucks certainly helps ease the doldrums. Nigel Curtiss' custom wool and cashmere coat in Scabal fabric—a textile company whose history dates back...
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Macallan Special Edition Stereo Console
Gone are the clunky, corner-swallowing sound systems of yesteryear. Make just a bit of room for SYMBOL's smart, minimal Custom Audio Console. Crafted with low-sheen-lacquered Spanish oak in New York's Hudson Valley, the consoles can be customized to...
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Custom-Engraved Laser-Cut Comb
Chicago Comb has built an American business based on the concept of elevating an everyday staple to the highest level of quality. Model No. 3 features a matte black hand finish on laser-cut steel. The beautiful tool measures 5.5" with just enough weight...
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Vern Captoe Lace-Up Boot
Los Angeles' master custom shoemaker George Esquivel presents the bespoke Vern Captoe Green Boot: an understated, utilitarian chukka in burnished green leather. The deep emerald hue is an unexpected flourish a sharp eye will catch, on the otherwise...
DESIGN
Mymo's Reinvented Monograms
One year ago, NYC-based designer Patrick Durgin-Bruce debuted a clever and unique update to the idea of monograms. Developing his own font and proprietary software, Durgin-Bruce created Mymo—an entirely customizable amalgamation of letters that are...
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Bespoke Shirt
An impeccably made shirt that fits your exact physique can be life-changing. The master shirtmakers at Turnbull & Asser create a bespoke pattern based on more than a dozen upper body measurements, and then customize every minute style detail to your...
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Handmade Coat
It's certainly a lucky individual who gets to brave cold weather wrapped in warmth of the finest kind. With impeccably buffed cattle-grain nubuck leather on the outside and sheared shaved mink on the inside, Loro Piana's overcoat is made by hand with...
STYLE
Custom-Made Acuarela Swimwear
We first met surfer and Acuarela Swimwear founder Linzy Smith on a choppy day on the Pacific side of the Baja coast. After an eventful session, she sat down on her towel and got to work sewing swimsuits while surrounded by other female surfers. This...
TECH
Normal 3D Printed Earphones
The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they're made for the "universal ear." The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they'll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like...
DESIGN
Deejo's Ultralight Knives
From the downright beautiful to the purpose-built, a good knife is an essential part of anyone's kit—whether camping in the bush or getting chores done around the house. France has a knack for producing some of the most celebrated blades, from the...
DESIGN
Aston Martin Revives Bespoke Lagonda Model
In 1976 Aston Martin introduced the William Towns-designed Lagonda, a cutting-edge automobile unlike anything the market had seen before. Now, nearly 40 years later, the British brand announces a return to the bespoke program with an entirely new...
STYLE
Custom Suiting from REISS
You don't necessarily need to have a background in fashion to successfully design your own suit. With a little bit of curiosity, creativity and a desire to wear something above and beyond the ordinary—and with the help of UK fashion brand REISS...
DESIGN
Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department
George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types of vehicles and products for his personal use. The knowledge gained through those many product experiences is what led him to create his eponymous...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video: Betony Gin and Tonic
If you're looking for a specialty cocktail without the complication, make your way uptown to Betony in NYC. General Manager Eamon Rockey recently showed us how to make the restaurant's latest custom cocktail, the Betony G&T. This delicious take...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Creating a Bentley Flying Spur
From a sneak peek prior to the official launch at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show to its first drive in Beijing, the Bentley's all-new Flying Spur's development has been closely followed by the CH team. Along the way, we stopped by the headquarters in...
DESIGN
Italy's Stylish, Customizable Dudebike
Francesco Bordin—creative director and co-founder at Dudebike—best explains the recipe that led to the increasing success of its new creation: “Take a typical Italian folding bike of the '60s and '70s with 20-inch wheels, take away everything that...
DESIGN
Inside Airtight Cycles' Brooklyn Studio
Just over two years ago, Mathew Amonson began toying with the idea of building himself a custom bicycle. Research turned to experimentation, which then led the Brooklyn-based enthusiast to travel to Colorado to study under legendary bicycle builder...
CULTURE
Real Fake Nudes: Custom Illustrations by Ben Hammond
Berlin-based British portraitist Ben Hammond is a freelance illustrator whose portfolio includes expert works for various clients, but we have totally fallen for his Real Fake Nudes. Essentially creating pseudo-portraits, Hammond can be commissioned...
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