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Riposte Magazine
A creative publication celebrating smart women making the world a more interesting place, London-based Riposte Magazine follows a set format of "five ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon" for a fully fascinating read.
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Four Emerging Photographers
Inspired by budding French fashion photographer Sandrine Castellan's passion for oddly composed photos, CH asked the up-and-comer who currently inspires her work. While the three that top her list reflect her interest in unusual poses and unconventional...
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Ten Calendars For 2010
For all the uses of a calendar—marking engagements, identifying days, counting down time and organizing schedules—digital might suffice but nothing beats the charm of a well-designed paper version. More than just...
DESIGN
Eighteen Accessories for Kids
Modern parenting means sorting through mountains of products and information that can keep you busier than the kids themselves do—often starting from when they're still in the womb. To help navigate the bunch, we asked a few moms and dads...
FOOD-DRINK
Eight Salty, Sweet, Mouth-Puckering Licorices
by Karen McGrane Licorice seemed wrong and bad to me as a child, one of those things like coffee ice cream or kissing in movies that made me deeply suspicious of adult desires. As my tastes have matured so has my preference for licorice and I seek...
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Thanksgiving Cooking
Whether you're a consummate home chef or more of the reheat-and-serve school of cooking, having an arsenal of tools makes the daunting task of cooking a Thanksgiving meal easier and maybe even more fun. We've gathered some of latest and some...
FOOD-DRINK
Tea Time
I recently visited Zhejiang Province in China, home to the Dragon Well Tea, which has long been ranked first for Chinese teas in successive appraisals for its mild fragrance, clear brew and nutty, smooth taste. The highest grade harvests of its...
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Five Chinese Indie Bands
There are only a handful of independently run music labels in China but more and more independently produced music is being released everyday, fueling a small yet burgeoning indie music scene. Holding to the spirit of truly independent music, many...
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Five Art DVD Magazines
The format of these DVDs vary but the content is consistent: collaborations between musicians, artists, directors and designers that often feature experimental and innovative styles and techniques. Here are five our favorites. Reline 2 is the second...
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An Interview with Mihara Yasuhiro
For the past seven years Japanese designer Mihara Yasuhiro has been collaborating with Puma on a line of wildly inventive sneakers that has become known—with features like patterns, drips, fur, studs, stripes and metallicsâ...
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Pixelated Pulse Art Fair
A prominent motif at the Pulse art fair in NYC last week, pixelation was evident in a number of works in various mediums. From afar, these works can be read as a whole, but close up, the image starts to break down and the individual elements of the...
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Antibalas: Security
Security is the first ever Afrobeat soundtrack. Irreverent, hip, rough, political, moody and soulful, it's like an afro-funkier Curtis Mayfield score for a Blacksploitation film that only exists in the mind of the listener. As told by Brooklyn...
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Six Cork Objects
It's clear that cork is not just for wine anymore. After we came across the Cork Cuff and started hearing rumors of Japanese kids wearing corks strung around their neck as jewelry, we decided to explore other ways the alternative and environmentally...
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DIY Valentines
Often considered a marketing invention to help boost sales in an otherwise slow economic period for retailers, Valentine's Day needn't be another excuse to express love through our capalitistic, consumeristic ways. There are plenty of options...
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Fireplace Accessories
Last week we brought you the best alternatives for enjoying the ambient glow and warmth of a fire. Tending fires is an art unto itself and these accessories will help make the task easier and more enjoyable with their smart design and good looks...
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Espresso Accessories
Who got an espresso machine for Christmas? I did—an Ascaso Dream if you must know. It doesn't work on its own though, so I'm currently kitting it out with a few choice accessories to get the whole barista thing just right...
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Drink Accessories
Ringing in the New Year calls for appropriately festive drinks, which (like most things in life) has much to do with the right accessories. Whether it's the perfectly-shaped ice cube or a bit of chocolate designed to perch elegantly on the rim...
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Scope Miami 2006
Now in its third year, Scope is one of the more established of the many art fairs held last week in Miami, but still feels like the alternative to the alternative—a looser, more kinetic little sister to both Nada and Basel counterparts...
TRAVEL
Art Hotels
One-upping the generic prints that often hang inoffensively in hotel rooms and lobbies, more and more hotels add work by big name contemporary artists to their lists of amenities. These three destinations feature art by less flashy names, which makes...
FOOD-DRINK
Boxed Wine
The fastest growing sector of the American wine market, boxed wine is starting to shake off its stigma as the gauche alternative to bottles. Wines that actually taste good can now be found in ecologically-sound, well-designed packaging without sacrificing...
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Coffee Classics
Last week, CH featured the latest in Coffee Innovations—from a coffee maker that displays weather forecasts to Nespresso's no-fuss, high-end Le Cube. This week we turn our attention to the classics, rounding up the best (and some...
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Salt
Former currency (in fact, the root of the word "salary"), invaluable preservative and the source of wars and conflict, salt's role in society dates back to ancient times. Mark Kurlansky, the author of "Salt: A World History"...
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Girl Talk
Take a mash-up, multiply by 100, mix with booty-shaking bass, add a high energy live show and you have something like the recipe for Night Ripper, his third full-length, Girl Talk has been the latest hype-fest, performing to rooms stocked with celebrities...
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Yogawear
Though a wife-beater and old gym shorts will do the trick, not all yoga clothes are created equally. These picks have the superior cuts, fabrics, and technology that will keep you dry without getting in your way, allowing the range of motion and...
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