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DESIGN
Prefabulous World
As sustainability becomes a greater concern across all fields, advances in materials technology and design mean aesthetics are no longer sacrificed for a reduced carbon footprint. Just in time for Earth Day, "Prefabulous World" by Sheri Koones illustrates...
STYLE
CH Edition: ECOALF Anorak
Every now and then we at CH find ourselves overly intrigued by a certain brand or product—usually one that shares our obsession with aesthetics, pursuit for quality and dedication to innovation. And when the stars align, a collaboration is born...
DESIGN
Of a Kind + Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Champion of creating limited-edition goods with independent designers, and the antithesis to flash sale sites, Of a Kind recently gave us a sneak peek of its latest creation, which highlights the work of Brooklyn-based experimental design duo Chen...
TECH
Skydrop Sprinkler Controller
Last week, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was filled with tech companies showing off their latest and greatest. While many booths featured updates to previously existing products, we stopped by one start-up that caught our eye, as...
FOOD-DRINK
Aloha
With lofty goals set firmly in their sights, nutrition supplement maker and healthy living advocate ALOHA launches today, 19 November with two products for daily consumption: a whole-food powder green drink and pill-based pack. Founded by serial...
DESIGN
AirplantFrame by Airplantman
For those who want to green up their homes without the hassle of repotting and getting soil everywhere or simply don't have the extra space in an already cramped apartment, air plants (or tillandsia) are an excellent option. Just as the name suggests...
DESIGN
Thin King Salmon Skin Card Case
Designed and produced one at a time in Finland, Thin King is Helsinki's answer to the bulky wallet most people have sworn to never own again. The sturdy anodized aluminum card case has been making noise in design circles for a while now, and the...
DESIGN
The Corkigami Chair
When we first stumbled across Carlos Ortega Design in 2012 at Feria Habitat Valencia, we were drawn to the creative designs and sheer quality of traditional woodworking techniques. Now more than a year later, the brand introduces the new Corkigami...
TECH
Otis & Eleanor Bongo Speaker
As far as sustainable resources go, bamboo is often a best bet. For this reason, product design and build brand Otis & Eleanor called on the material for their new portable bluetooth 4.0 speaker, dubbed the Bongo. Launched on Kickstarter today, 3...
DESIGN
Emerald Pax
As the official color of living plants, green is a highly appropriate hue for Ploom to choose as the latest shade for their kazoo-shaped vaporizer, the Pax. The San Francisco-based tobacco start-up launched the convenient, portable smoking device...
STYLE
Fred Shirts
A water brand unlike any other, Fred has stood on store shelves for some six years now, setting itself apart with an unconventional flask-like shape and a rather counterintuitive message—reuse. Unlike most brands that encourage consumption...
DESIGN
Material Innovation at Maison et Objet 2013
Earlier in the week we looked at unconventional seating design and the use of light as themes at Maison et Objet 2013, now we take a step closer to the design process and look back on a few material innovations we saw at this year's fair. From wall...
CULTURE
Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo
Sponsored content: One of the most captivating artists at Miami Art Week, Belgian artist Jan Fabre painstakingly creates massive allegorical works entirely out of naturally shedded jewel beetle wings. In the series "Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in...
FOOD-DRINK
GreenBar Collective
Cocktail enthusiasts gave a collective cheer when word got out that GreenBar Collective—the LA-based brand known for its collection of top-notch organic licquors and sustainably-crafted spirits—was moving into bigger digs. With more space...
DESIGN
The Future in Motion
As Audi gears up for the release of their first-ever electric vehicle, 10 designers and Audi personnel have been enlisted for the A3 e-tron's e-pilot program. In a new video from the German automaker, 16-year veteran automotive designer Jae Min reflects...
STYLE
Second Chance
With a brand motto of "Today for Tomorrow," LA's Publish focuses on providing garments that are sustainable in terms of both design longevity and environmentally supportive production practices. To support this goal, Publish is launching the first...
DESIGN
Self-Watering Planter by Joey Roth
We've all been guilty of neglecting that would-be herb garden on our balcony, or watched regretfully as each passing day slowly withered the petals of an indoor bouquet. When temperatures reach the boiling point and your calendar starts rejecting...
STYLE
Jardins Florian + The Good Flock
Setting out to make the perfect tote, Parisian design label Jardins Florian teamed up with the Portland-based craftsmen of The Good Flock. Together they have created a stylishly minimal bag that speaks through its quality materials and handsome...
CULTURE
Raw + Material = Art
Accompanying a growing awareness of the wastefulness underlying the modern global economy, a new approach to art has flourished in recent years, one dealing with the repurposing and utilization of materials discarded or viewed as useless. Written...
TECH
Wendy
by Francesca Giuliani The nylon air-cleansing concept that won MoMa PS1's 2012 Young Architects Program, Wendy is now set to grace the Long Island City museum's courtyard during the forthcoming summer months. Designed by New York-based architecture...
DESIGN
Vitamin Green
The intersection of sustainability and design is one that brings to bear problems and solutions wherein the problems can be life-threatening and the solutions critical. "Vitamin Green" is a massive, comprehensive snapshot of the design world's response...
DESIGN
Bamboo Tech Accessories
Beloved by progressive designers and earth-conscious consumers, bamboo grows free from pesticides and fertilizers in low water conditions. Add to that construction-grade strength and a naturally gorgeous grain, and bamboo emerges as a top pick for...
STYLE
Ursa Major
Made among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Ursa Major skin care launched in late 2010 to provide men with a healthy and effective alternative to chemical-laden products. By favoring organic over synthetic, Ursa Major promotes a "super natural...
TRAVEL
Tantalo Hotel
Panama City's recently opened Tantalo Hotel offers hospitality with an artsy edge in the city's historic Casco Viejo neighborhood. Located in what is generally considered Panama's arts district, the micro-boutique hotel houses just 13 rooms; each...
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