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FOOD-DRINK
CH Omakase 2017: Tea Drunk Private Sessions
As journalists and explorers, we are drawn to many different types of people but experts and those profoundly passionate about what they do tend to top our list. Shunan Tang of NYC's Tea Drunk is the most knowledgable individual about Chinese teas...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Joya Candle
Founded by Frederick Bouchardy in 2006, Joya is an NYC design studio with a focus on fragrances and ceramics—a perfect pairing for our CH Omakase edition candles. Joya's philosophy is one of balance and beauty—they create elegant pieces, but also...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: Sky Like Snow Indigo Hats
We actually met Hannah Regier through one of our CH Omakase customers. She has been knitting hats since she was a child and today marries that passion with a dedication to natural, ethical and sustainable fashion under the label Sky Like Snow...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: Sabah + Fernanda Uribe Shoes
When living in Turkey, Sabah founder Mickey Ashmore developed a fascination with Turkish footwear, which led him to Gaziantep and a collaboration with the craftsmen of one of the oldest family workshops there. The result was a pair of hand-stitched...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes
AAA is a design collective led by Alfred (aka Carmelo Tedeschi), an Italian designer and artist living in Fez. Tedeschi partners with fair trade local makers to bring to life his fashion-forward style within the world of Moroccan craft leather goods...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Richard Clarkson Spoke Bowl
With a focus on minimalism, NZ-born, Brooklyn-based designer Richard Clarkson experiments with products, lighting and furniture at his studio—blurring the line between art and design in a captivating way. His work is multidimensional, often mixing...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Walter & Moretti Shade Lamp
CH founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten found an original Shade lamp in Stockholm in 2000. They tried for years to learn more about the brand, which produced a small number of objects in limited quantities between 1968 and 1973. Fast forward many...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: Slow Factory Moon Selfie Bandana
Best known for printing high-resolution NASA images on the highest quality natural Italian silks, Slow Factory blends old-world luxury with new technology. Further, each collection they release explores stories about human rights and environmental...
CULTURE
CH Omakase 2017: John Arsenault’s "FOR YOU!" Book + Exclusive Print
John Arsenault is an accomplished photographer, creator, retailer and long time friend of CH. His latest book, "For You!" captures flower arrangements he makes for his husband, designer and retailer Raf Swiader. The photos, shot using an iPhone...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Pansy Ass Ceramics Vessels
Toronto-based Pansy Ass Ceramics is a CH favorite for their humor, playfulness and quality creations. The company—made up of Kris Aaron and Andrew Walker—explores gay male identify and culture via ceramics that are oftentimes subversive, and always...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Aurora Clock
More than a standard reissue, our blacked-out Aurora Clocks for CH Omakase are the marriage of nostalgia and imagination. This type of magical clock illuminated the childhood homes of both CH founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten in its traditional...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: Hickies Swarovkski Edition
Hickies—stretchy cords that replace traditional shoelaces—are not only convenient, they also provide slip-on comfort while keeping everything snuggly in place. For the 2017 holiday season the brand introduced their Swarkovski edition for an extra...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: From the Road Nara Cashmere Throw
Ever since founding From the Road, Susan Easton has worked with skilled artisans to create pieces of exquisite quality, craft and soul. Some of the most stunning items are those crafted by Nepalese weavers (Easton also partnered with the United...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Jon Burgerman Sticker Pack
We have worked with UK-born, NY-based artist and designer Jon Burgerman since 2005 (including last year's CH Omakase) so it was natural that he be involved in CH Omakase 2017. This year, the talented creative offered up an exclusive holiday sticker...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: From the Road + Curious Corners Ombre Scarf
One of the best parts of working at CH is meeting people and having the opportunity to connect them for future projects. Susan Easton, founder and creative director of From the Road, travels the world working with craftspeople to develop stunning items...
TRAVEL
CH Omakase 2017: Colette Jaffe Travel Set
Made exclusively for one CH Omakase client with a particular passion for both travel and Italian linens, we had only one name on our list to create a one-of-a-kind travel set—Colette Jaffe. It's as personal as CH Omakase gets. Meticulously embroidered...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Lululemon Yoga Mat + Block
Featuring our signature CH Omakase pattern (designed by founder and Editor-in-Chief Josh Rubin), this Lululemon collaboration set is a sophisticated departure from regular yoga accessories. Customized, but subtlety, the yoga mat and brick are black...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: Nice Collective Leather Feather
California-based clothing and accessories brand Nice Collective has been a CH favorite for years. Their military-inspired designs are distinctive yet timeless and Joe Haller and Ian Hannula (the indie brand’s founding couple) are kindred spirits...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Fferrone Design Albers Vase + Rare Presenter Set
Color is a big influence on this year’s Omakase collection. With that in mind, we asked Chicago-based multidisciplinary designer Felicia Ferrone, a longtime CH collaborator and founder of Fferrone Design (note that her last name has one F, the...
FOOD_DRINK
CH Omakase 2017: Made In Cookware Skillet and Saucepan Set
Launched late in 2017, Made In is a direct-to-consumer brand of cookware that focuses on high-quality materials, meticulous manufacturing and a dedication to American-made products. Founded by Boston-based Bradford "Chip" Malt and Jake Kalick to offer...
FOOD_DRINK
CH Omakase 2017: ANNA Heritage Cocktail Picks
From bookends to table lamps, vases and coffee tables, ANNA's products are inspired by unexpected and beautiful materials. Whether semi-precious stones or Italian alabaster, the NYC-based studio crafts homeware that is anything but pedestrian—rather...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Herman Miller Color Consultation and Living Office Furniture
We relish any opportunity to work with the Herman Miller brand. We use their products on a daily basis at CH HQ. As editors, our relationship began as curious consumers and evolved to frequent interviewers and explorers of the tremendous history. When...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: BOLDR Expedition Jungle Scout Singapore Watch
Coupling fresh design with an accessible price point, BOLDR Supply Co consistently impresses in the world of new wave watch manufacturers. We've been following the brand for a few years now, as they've raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Artist Danner Milliken USB Keys
When a USB key is actually a work of art, and features more art saved within, there's even more reason not to lose it. New media artist Danner Milliken, who we met by way of Instagram, outfitted USB keys with his signature retro tech aesthetic...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: Jill Platner Bronze Nugget Keychain + Sandstone Blue Bracelet
It takes a mastermind to produce something so surreal that is appears to be born of nature itself—though equally alien in nature. In many ways this describes the sculptural work and jewelry of Jill Platner, an artist and designer we've long admired...
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