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Dent May: I'll Be Stoned For Christmas
"Tis the season to be high / So fill my cup to top / Light me up till I'm hot." A true indie alternative to the Mariah Carey, Wham and Frank Sinatra that takes over department store PA systems during the holiday season is Mississippi-based Dent May...
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CH for Combatant Gentlemen: Holiday Picks
For the last two years Combatant Gentlemen has sought to help men dress better. They're one of the few American menswear companies that own every element of their production from design to delivery. And their various apparel items, which range from...
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Yule Log 2.014
Just in time for the holidays, New York-based animation director and illustrator Daniel Savage is once again rethinking the iconic yule log through a series of digital shorts. Exactly one year ago Savage launched Yule Log 2.0, showcasing the work...
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The Macallan's Favorite Rare Gifts
In creating The Macallan Rare Cask—the renowned distillery's new ruby red, full-bodied blend—whisky-maker Bob Dalgarno selects just 1% of the casks from their extensive inventory. The hand-picked casks are made from Spanish oak that previously housed...
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Cool Hunting Holiday Gift Guides 2014
For the 2014 holiday season, Cool Hunting worked with several like-minded purveyors to create four gift guides tailored to a range of tastes. You can find these in our newly redesigned Buy section, which serves as a continuously updated, perennial...
STYLE
Boys Will be Boys Collection by Wool and the Gang
As temperatures continue to drop in the Northern Hemisphere, it's officially the season to begin wrapping up. Just in time, the beautifully groomed and crafty designers at Wool and the Gang introduce their new ready-made collection for men, titled...
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It's Decorative Gourd Season Mug
You know what time it is, so get the motherf*ckin' mug and celebrate. Simple and sturdy, it'll warm you up all though the season and beyond.
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Bear Wrapping Paper
Donna Wilson has been the definition of cute since releasing her peculiar knitted creatures into the world in 2003. Her bear-print wrapping paper makes opening a gift even more of a delight.
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Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
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Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
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All Holiday Wrapping Paper
NYC-based illustrator Kimberly Ellen Hall, who boasts the Whitney Museum and Coach as previous clients, created a quartet of holiday wrapping paper to suit any receiver. Christmas Crazed, Secular, Pagan and Best Friends will spread the holiday cheer...
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Counter Culture Coffee Holiday Blend
During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our...
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Voodoo Ray’s Halloween Pizzas
Dalston’s Voodoo Ray’s is one of the few places in London where you can get NYC-style pizza slices. Constantly playing around with flavor combinations and inventing new pie variations, the joint has a loyal following and there’s always two or three...
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Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
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Latvian Halloween Masks
by Chantel Tattoli It’s the time of year when you can be anything you want to be, and morphing into a butterfly or a frog can be as easy as donning the perfect mask. Now nearly 80 years old, Latvian native Jevgenia Kilupe had enjoyed drawing as...
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Lazy Oaf Cards
Nothing captures the sentiment of quirky young love, growing another year older or other special occasions quite like a giggle-inducing card from London's Lazy Oaf. Share your feelings with one of their myriad designs.
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Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country's incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand's beaches...
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Brown Cardigan Greeting Cards
Purveyor of memes, laughs and occasional NSFW oddities, Sydney-based website Brown Cardigan has just taken their business offline with a set of 25 greeting cards. As well as covering the obvious—Christmas, Valentine's Day, Hanukkah, Mother's Day...
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Ocelot Correspondence Cards
Send your thoughts on these limited edition cards, a collaboration between historic NYC engravers Dempsey & Carroll and England's Farrow & Ball. This set of 10 correspondence cards (including tissue-lined envelopes) is made from actual Farrow & Ball...
STYLE
Bonobos: Holiday Style Tips
Advertorial content: Throughout the holiday season, festive get-togethers are about as bountiful as Black Friday sales. Whether it's an office party, meeting the in-laws or a New Year's Eve bash, dressing for the occasion is a necessity. To avoid...
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ABC Holiday Brunch Table
Sponsored content: 'Tis the season to be entertaining. Once you've found the perfect recipe for your upcoming holiday brunch, we've got everything else covered—from what to drink to what to drink it in—to ensure that it will be a meal to remember...
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Mouth + CH 2013 Holiday Fix
It's no secret that we're pretty enthusiastic about food here at CH, as we scour all corners of the country to find the most mouth-watering, handmade culinary offerings from people who've taken risks—and succeeded. We teamed up once again this year...
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Yule Log 2.0
Late in 1966 NYC television station WPIX-TV gave the city's eight million residents a roaring log fire for Christmas. The seven-minute looping Yule Log video instantly became a holiday tradition around the world. Now, nearly a half century later...
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Bonobos: Cashmere for the Holidays
Advertorial content: The holiday season means something different to everyone, but one common (at least in the northern hemisphere) treat is donning a cozy sweater at every possible opportunity. Whether you're sipping eggnog around the fire, heading...
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