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The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
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McKean Studio Mini Cities
Joshua and Megan McKean of the eponymous McKean Studio are serious road warriors with a knack for finding hidden gems in every city they visit. With a blog full of impressive photos and stories documenting their travels, it's undeniable that the...
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Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots...
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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper Citing '90s hip-hop and R&B as influences, and sampling material from Debussy and even Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite (heard in "Tropic of Cancer"), Panda Bear's new album is all about rhythmic swings...
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Massimo Vignelli's Signed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram
Less than one year ago, the world lost one of its most important creative minds with the passing of Massimo Vignelli. The celebrated graphic designer bestowed upon us a great number of now-iconic designs, though perhaps none more visibly lasting...
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Reaching Optimal Body Composition with S10 Training
A block below the downtown Canal Street subway stop in Manhattan is a space lacking any signage on Walker Street. Passersby—unable to see clearly through the blue-tinted windows—walk in, and are greeted by a large-scale photograph by artist Jim Mangan...
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Best of CH 2014: Data Visualization
With 2014 complete, we can now take a look back at the year from a quantified point of view. This interactive data map visualizes CH's most commonly used keywords, which are represented as bubbles within a ring of our main content categories. Each...
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BDDW Ping Pong Table
Channeling the ethos of the legendary Dieter Rams, designer Jared Spool said, “Good design, when it’s done well, becomes invisible,” and though he is primarily concerned with the digital aspect as a UX engineer and expert, the maxim can certainly...
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Robot Swarm at MoMath
They might be kept under the glass floor of a boxing ring-like installation, but that doesn't mean the robots within NYC's National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)'s new exhibition aren't friendly. In fact, they seek out interactions with each other...
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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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Holiday Markets Around the World
by Laura Feinstein The winter season always seems to bring the reliable trappings of festive cheer: trees and wreathes, carols and bells, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. But one tradition that we always look forward to most is the holiday...
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My Favorite Things
Much-loved NYC author and illustrator Maira Kalman curated an exhibit for the long-awaited reopening of the Cooper Hewitt design museum, where she highlights some of her favorite things from the Smithsonian Institution's collection—from Abraham Lincoln...
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Tongue Pipe
Stick your tongue out at the haters while lighting up in freedom (in some US states). These cheeky weed pipes are each handmade by the artistic duo behind Troll, Aine Vonnegut and Maia Ruth Lee.
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Sailing with Giants: TUDOR Heritage Black Bay
Nestled in the shadow of the newly erected One World Trade Center on the shores of the Hudson River, lies the home of the often overlooked community of NYC sailors. The city is home to prime sailing conditions for much of the year and from late...
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Rubberized Leather Jackets by The Arrivals
New York-based outerwear brand The Arrivals is heating things up this winter with the release of their second capsule collection. A continuation of their debut, which launched in October, the four-piece capsule features the brand’s take on a timeless...
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ISAORA's Combo Down Moto Jacket
If NYC-based performance oriented menswear label ISAORA has taught us anything over the years, it's to expect the unexpected. The brand continues to break new ground both in terms of aesthetics and functionality—a recent garment was designed to transform...
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Martone Cycling Helmet
Urban cycling brand Martone presents a cherry-red helmet in the spirit of equestrian riders. Function meets form in the simple, protective piece designed for urban commuters.
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Unwashed Denim Raw Bomber Jacket
For many, it's during their college years when an interest in design and fashion is discovered. For New York's Will Berman—who we met at our 2013 Pitch Night—the passion took root at a much younger age; at 15 he started his own label, Unwashed Denim...
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Twibfy Image Marketplace
As it stands, when searching for stock photos, publications and the general public have few options for quality, legal images worth publishing. And, as a photographer or artist, there are even fewer ways to combat having your work plagiarized or...
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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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CH Edition: byAMT Strap Planter
We're constantly adopting new plants at CH HQ, turning our office into an ever-growing indoor garden of sorts. So when we encountered byAMT's Leather Strap Planter at this year's ICFF, our affinity for fauna naturally led to our collaboration with...
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The Office For Creative Research
NYC-based The Office for Creative Research unites three internationally renowned media artists—Jer Thorp, Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen—in an exploration of data's expressive possibilities. OCR harnesses vast troves of raw data, streaming it through...
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Linen Napkins
Design student Blair Moore started Stitch to help fund her senior design thesis at Parsons. She makes all of her products by hand in her tiny NYC apartment, including the crisp, striped linen Dinner Napkins, which come in a set of four.
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