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International Year of Crystallography #5
A mathematician with a penchant for graphic design, Simon C Page creates works that are as nerdy as they are visually striking. 2014 marks the International Year of Crystallography, and Page celebrates crystals' mesmerizing atomic structures with a...
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Lasercut Prints
San Francisco architect and designer Molly McGrath uses a laser cutter to achieve her uniquely colorful, mosaic patterns, which are then printed on 100% cotton, acid-free paper using ethically sourced materials.
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Raining Cats Shower Curtain
Parra's irreverent cartoony illustrations have been featured on everything from gallery walls to record covers to skateboard decks. Bring Amsterdam-based artist's work into your bathroom with this nylon shower curtain that's sure to catch the attention...
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Spokes Patterns Wrapping Paper
Cycling enthusiasts—or anyone whose eyes appreciate a lovely geometric pattern, for that matter—will delight in receiving a gift wrapped in this handprinted spokes pattern. Copper-colored bike-wheel skeletons against a variety of colors beat out cartoon...
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Sushi Socks
Just try and stifle a smile over the sight of socks neatly rolled up like sushi. Made in Tomoyama, Japan, multicolor Sushi Socks (patterns are knitted, not printed) come in "flavors" like octopus, red caviar, tuna, shrimp, egg, and more.
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Sage Advice from The Chef Says
A continuation in a "Words of Wisdom" series that has already delivered the compelling "The Designer Says" and "The Filmmaker Says," Princeton Architectural Press is now offering insight from within one of the most-consumed but perhaps least considered...
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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry
Persian-born artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian fled occupied Iran during World War II for NYC, and her luminous body of work reflects the lifelong journey. Damiani publishes a comprehensive retrospective of Farmanfarmaian's graphic work juxtaposing...
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Bamboo Boxers
We salute these shorts—for those who may want a reprieve from the serious world of neutral-hued boxer briefs, these provide a loud and proud answer. Full-fitting in full-on patterns, Bamboo Boxers are made in Hawaii, and are "made with Aloha," an idea...
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Risograph Prints
Dutch artist and designer Sigrid Calon applies her knack for exuberant color to a series of cheerful, digitally printed risographs inspired by the patterns found in cross-stitch embroidery. Hang in a highly-trafficked space for a mesmerizing pop of...
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Micro Floral Ball Cap
Many a summer lover's go-to capmaker, FairEnds presents a soft micro floral style with a pattern that's aptly called "Head in the Garden." Flowers in your hair, flowers everywhere—but only with a close look.
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Magic Mushroom Socks
Fungus on the feet isn't typically something to strive for, but Strathcona Magic Mushroom opaque stockings are a lone exception. Artist Ryley O'Byrne's snazzy stockings display an illustrated collection of our most-loved toadstools—hallucinogenic and...
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Erin Lightfoot Jewelry
While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia's Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together...
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Warriors Pillow
There's a rich, masculine beauty to the decorative pillows from home décor brand La Chasse | The Hunt. Founder Wallis Suda, a textile artist by trade, divides her time between her native New York and Paris, which inspire her much of her designs. The...
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Block Socks
Lazy Oaf's snazzy Block Socks offer feet a little respite from the doldrums of standard solid white. The graphic pattern is like a little secret, poking out at the ankles between your brogues and selvedge denim.
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Flight Patterns
Head of the Data Arts Team at the Google Creative Lab, Aaron Koblin specializes in the artistic merger of data and digital technologies. With work permanently housed at MoMA and beyond, add one of his visual explorations to the walls of your own home...
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Bonobos: Patterned Oxfords
Advertorial content: A quality shirt is the foundation of good style. For most, the oxford shirt is the go-to for most occasions—the classically styled button-collar staple can be dressed up with a suit or worn casually with jeans and sneakers...
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Kukulakuku Watch
The latest collaboration between the Swiss watchmaker and an artist was done with pop star Mika. Primary colors and a simple yet vibrant tribal pattern add a fresh facade to this classic timepiece, which will keep you on schedule even when you're having...
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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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Almond Stripes Bow Tie
Brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo are major players in the world of modern menswear. The industrious brothers not only run Hickoree's, leading purveyor of fine men’s goods, but they also created The Hill-Side, a line of woven accessories, coveted by...
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Iconic Red Bandana Print
Susan Kare’s work as a digital designer for Apple in the 1980s cemented many of her early designs into the collective technological conscious, and the body of her work provides an interesting window into the evolution of the icon. Composed in the pixel...
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Daisey Camo Zippo
Badass menswear nerds will earn some serious style-cred with this Mark McNairy Daisy Camo lighter. A flame starter so far beyond your basic Bic, this classic Zippo is covered with the designer's signature daisy camo print, which brings to mind an era...
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Twigs & Berries Wrapping Paper
We know what you're thinking: With so many amazing gifts on order from the CH Gift Guide, what wrapping paper could possibly live up to the absolute brilliance of your present array? This splendid Twigs and Berries paper from illustrator Colourbox...
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Cerebella Design
If you've ever peered into a microscope, it's likely that you've been wowed by the microscopic world of colors and texture; the patterns of nature caught under a lens. That was certainly the case for Ariele Faber, founder of Cerebella Design, a Vermont...
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Seigaiha Socks
Dressing for serious business often means concealing the zanier items in your wardrobe, so to expose a bit of personality when suited up, look to Soxfords' unconventionally-patterned, soft cotton and nylon dress socks. While we love many of the offbeat...
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