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Mister Green Life Store
Ariel Stark-Benz had his first hit of weed at age nine, when an older neighbor in his hometown of Portland pulled out his parents’ stash and they gave it a whirl the way many kids smoke their first time: DIY via good old aluminum. It’s safe to say...
TRAVEL
City Guide: Paris
There's no doubt Paris—lovingly known as La Ville-Lumière—is one of the most romantic, charming cities in the world. When visiting, there are globally recognized must-see spots for checking off the list; ascending the Eiffel Tower, touring the Louvre...
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City Guide: Mexico City
Topping several must-visit destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts that is making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven...
SHOPS
La Roma Records
If you're in the mood for a little crate-digging, La Roma Records—whose storefront window boasts a highly impressive sticker collection—is an excellent place to find albums that are imported from all around the world, along with used vinyl that was...
CITYGUIDES
Mexico City
Topping numerous travel destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it's purely a new crop of stylish outposts making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven. From the...
DESIGN
Conran Shop Launches New Music Selection
The Conran Shop's selection of desirable furniture (including their own in-house brand, which finds inspiration in the spirit of Brazil this season) down to unique, easy-on-the-wallet kitchenware will have you furiously drafting dream home Pinterest...
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The Hill-Side
The Hill-Side are masters at modern workwear, and their very first brick-and-mortar is stocked with the Japanese-inspired goods that earned them GQ’s “Best New Menswear Designers in America” title. From indigo neckties to sashiko-stitched tote bags...
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City Guide Spotlight: New York City
A few days ahead of NYC's hectic and inspiring Armory Week, Scope and Pulse Art Fairs, we embarked upon an overhaul of our NYC City Guide. While there were some stalwarts that needed to be added, New York City's ever-evolving nature means plenty of...
SHOPS
Totokaelo
Totokaelo's dreamy store takes up an entire building but never feels overwhelming—and the gigantic skylight letting in natural light all the way to the ground floor helps, too. With built-in bookshelves, unique designer chairs, a semi-secret patio...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Brick and Mortar
If you had a hectic time leading up to the holidays and are suddenly panicking—while looking online at shipping times and balking at the fees for same-day delivery—this is the gift guide for you. Also a judgement-free zone, our Brick and Mortar Gift...
DESIGN
Unlimited’s Four Play Project
40 artists, illustrators and designers, 40 four-letter words, four different spot colors. That’s the premise that Brighton, UK-based design studio, shop and art gallery Unlimited set for its cheekily named spring project Four Play, which was just...
SHOPS
Dictionary
Founded by former skater Matteo Rancilio, Dictionary opened in 2011 and very quickly became a point of reference for emerging, high quality streetwear. Italian, Japanese, Korean and European brands are the focal point for the Milanese store, which...
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10 Corso Como Bookshop
10 Corso Como needs no introduction—Carla Sozzani's brain-child was born more than 20 years ago and is considered to be the very first concept store in the world. A passionate art collector and fashion enthusiast, Sozzani has created a unique place...
FOOD-DRINK
Brahms & Liszt, London
For ages, the semi-secret, word-of-mouth Quiquiriqui Mezcal and 184 Hackney Road/Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui bars on East London’s Hackney Road were underground favorites for London’s liquor connoisseurs. Now the woman behind the mezcal-loving venues...
CULTURE
The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
STYLE
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...
CULTURE
Ideas On Paper
by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London's fashionable...
CULTURE
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, London
Legend has it that Hoxton Street Monster Supplies has been located in the same spot on Hoxton Street in London since 1818. If you walked past the shop a few years ago and thought you saw a job center, that’s just because the shop—purveyor of all...
STYLE
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
FOOD-DRINK
Clapton Craft Beer
East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that...
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Merchants On Long
The brainchild of retail heiress Hanneli Rupert, Merchants on Long is a unique two-story boutique dedicated to contemporary African fashion. The Art Nouveau building houses an eclectic range of items, such as beautiful woven sweaters by Laduma Ngxokolo...
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Word of Mouth: Amsterdam
Much like the city's compact urban landscape, Amsterdam's creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act "normal"—yet...
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Word Of Mouth: Grünerløkka, Oslo
by Emily Millett Oslo is officially one of the most expensive cities in the world. And although it is intriguingly enticing in all of its icily organized and spotless Nordic beauty, when a cup of coffee can set you back around $20, you'll want to...
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Angry Catfish
A full-service bicycle repair shop and a coffee bar all in the same building, Angry Catfish is a special blend of necessity and comfort. This local hangout spot is a refreshing take on picking up that morning cup of Joe—especially if you bike to work...
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Grimey’s
Founder of Grimey’s, Mike Grimes, is something of a local musical hero: He played with The Bis-Quits and Bare Jr., helped spur the dicey-to-trendy East Nashville renaissance with his much-missed venue Slow Bar and has served crate diggers at his namesake...
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