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Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday
Introduced by American Congressman John Conyers in 1968, it wasn't until 1986 that the third Monday of every January would come to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The ridiculously long process for passing a bill which would honor...
CULTURE
Elvis Presley: That's All Right
On what would have been his 80th birthday this week, Elvis Presley's first-ever recording was auctioned off for $300,000. Though many fans may not know this ballad—called "My Happiness"—it was an essential stepping stone in his career. Presley had...
CULTURE
Maira Kalman Selects at the Cooper Hewitt
After a $91 million, three-year renovation, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is finally reopening its doors to the public today, 12 December 2014. Inside the former Fifth Avenue mansion of Andrew Carnegie, where the museum is housed...
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Chief Trunk's Historic Luggage
All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish...
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SMN Melissa Water
Anxiety isn't a modern disorder, but in the past people didn't pop a pill to calm their nerves. Instead, they turned to the naturally soothing properties of the Melissa plant, a lemon balm used medicinally for the past 2,000 years. Premier Italian...
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Icon iPhone Case
As suppliers to Brooks of England, Gang Rugger, Frederica Furniture and more, Swedish tannery Tärnsjö Garveri is known the world over for its superior vegetable-tanned leather. Their in-house label combines their time-honored approach with elegant...
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The Astronaut's Cookbook
Get a little taste of the astronaut’s life with this book of space food recipes that can be prepared in a kitchen much closer to home. Written by NASA veterans Charles T Bourland and Gregory L Vogt, The Astronaut’s Cookbook is filled with fun facts...
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Hourglass T-Shirt
Each of Vestige's t-shirts embodies a story, fact or myth culled from a certain period of time and given a contemporary graphic emblem. This super soft raglan t-shirt features an hourglass glyph, reflecting the freshly launched brand's creative ethos...
CULTURE
TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
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High Line: A Field Guide and Handbook
This limited run book by conceptual artist Mark Dion is the unofficial guide to NYC’s popular elevated park on the West Side. Let your imagination run wild as Dion blends fact and fiction about the High Line’s history, complete with observations, rumors...
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Yves Saint Laurent
Go backstage with Roxanne Lowit as she shares her personal photographic history with the legendary designer in this beautiful collection of images from the first time they met in 1978 to his final show in 2002. With contributions from some of YSL’s...
FOOD-DRINK
Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
STYLE
The Sabah Dealer
Based in NYC, The Sabah reinvents the traditional handmade Turkish slipper with a modern silhouette. Founder Mickey Ashmore first fell in love with the slipper after receiving one as a gift while living in Istanbul four years ago. Comfort persuaded...
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Le Comptoir General, Paris
by Meghan Sebold For any travel enthusiast, the best venue to visit is often one that requires processing time to absorb the scene—a place that makes you wonder, "What on earth is going on here?" Le Comptoir General (LCG) in Paris’s 10th arrondissement...
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