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Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
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Totem Vase
Drawing inspiration from post-war studio pottery and mid-century design, self-taught ceramist Matthew Ward's work blends the past and present in a charming manner. His glazed stoneware Totem Vase is seven inches tall and features a pattern reminiscent...
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TID’s Minimal Watches
TID’s minimal yet distinctive watch design is sleek on its own, but has also always been crying out for reinterpretations. Up until now, the brand has done a grand job of subtly iterating its timepiece into new material and color combinations...
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"Free to Roam" Bandana
With 20% of profits being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Australia, Melbourne-based artist/designer Georgia Perry's "Free to Roam" bandana is a great investment. The ASRC advocates for asylum seekers and offers aid and healthcare...
DESIGN
420 Happens Twice a Day
Cannabis culture in the United States has come a long way—especially in recent years, thanks to medical marijuana use being legalized across 28 of the 50 states. While 4/20 is a day for many to celebrate, it's no longer the cliched stoner holiday...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Scent Detectives Define the Smell of Old Books You know the sensation of pressing your nose into an antique book or walking through a historic library. But we've long struggled with the exact adjectives to describe these scents. Thankfully...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2017: Konstantin Grcic's "Noctambule" Lamp
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Konstantin Grcic’s newest Flos lamp is a meditation on opposites. When off, the glass structure appears invisible, blending into the background. In turning the light on, it becomes a glowing line powered by multiple cinched...
DESIGN
Squarespace: Showcasing Talent
As a group of editors constantly on the lookout for emerging designers and artists, the team at CH understands the value of an accurate, beautiful demonstration of talent. Sites can be too busy, or mistake scantness for minimalism. UX problems are...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Keeping Up With the Machines, Elon Musk's New Program It's been a week now since serial entrepreneur (and futurist) Elon Musk announced the launch of Neuralink Corp, and to be honest, it's still on our minds. With this new venture, Musk proposes...
DESIGN
The Lexus Design Award: Predicting What Comes Next
The Lexus Design Award and event is always one of the highlights of Milan Design Week—and 2017's incarnation is no exception. The award celebrates design's potential by reaching out to new voices around the world to see how we can solve problems through...
TECH
Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate
Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Jessica Fügler and Elena Manferdini
When Jessica Fügler was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Lexus Design Award multidisciplinary creative Elena Manferdini, one of the program's mentors, was drawn to her very conceptual proposal. Neither Fügler nor Manferdini knew what was going to...
DESIGN
Interview: Artist and Designer Yinka Ilori
“When I went to Nigeria for the first time I saw my grandmother and she spoke no English at all, but she spoke to us through what she was wearing,” says artist/designer Yinka Ilori. "Her clothes were really beautiful and empowering—and she looked really...
STYLE
KOIO Leather Sneakers
Elevating the trusty old sneaker, KOIO's designs are clean, classic and (perhaps best of all) made in various unexpected colorways—from earthy browns and creams to classic navy and saccharine pastels—with various textures on each shoe, including mesh...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2017: Preview Highlights
Milan Design Week lives up to the hype of being a world class design destination; it's the most important design event on our calendar and is made up of many, many, many fairs and exhibits spread all over Milan. While Il Salone is the traditional fair...
STYLE
Tens Sunglasses' 2017 Collection
While Tens Filter Sunglasses have been on our radar for a few years, today the brand launched their 2017 collection on Kickstarter. In just a few hours, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglass brand (founded by three friends) has already exceeded...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Essential Chuck Berry Songs Widely known as a pioneer of rock'n'roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer...
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Interview: Ma Yansong, Founder MAD Architects
by Alessandro De Toni When Westerners think about Chinese architecture, we oftentimes have two images in mind: old, grand pagodas settled on the top of a hill or titanic mega-projects breaking global records. Understanding the essence of Chinese...
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