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lululemon men: Photographer Ryan Plett
It takes substantial vision to capture fashion in an engaging way. An image must deliver more than a product on a person; it has to convey a look, an energy and an identity. NYC-based photographer Ryan Plett captures it all. The works of the portrait...
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Take Your Talents Further
It’s tempting to define someone by a single detail—a job, hobby or hometown. Yet we all know there’s more to us than any one label. Successfully cultivating our full potential as diverse individuals requires two critical elements: motivation and resources...
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lululemon Taps Deep Design Expertise to Create New Outerwear for Men
In the last year the number of men we’re seeing wearing lululemon has increased drastically. Known since its early days for making yoga clothes for women, the Vancouver-based brand added menswear in 2013, around the same time they broadened their athletic...
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Thom Browne + Woolmark Suits
Thom Browne wants people who wear his suits to feel one thing in particular: confident. The NYC-based designer has managed to make suits that incorporate business elegance and a hint of playfulness since founding his eponymous company back in 2003...
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The Madbury Club + Microsoft Surface Experiments
Founded in 2010, Brooklyn's Madbury Club is a self-proclaimed "functionally dysfunctional studio experiment" made up of designers, artists, photographers, videographers, carpenters and makers of all kinds. Essentially, dealing in innovation and creation...
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ListenUp
Music is a big part of traveling, whether it's obscure songs you hear in taxis or tuk-tuks, or the tunes you select for a personal journey. The team behind Arlo Skye, one of favorite luggage brands, shares our love for music and travel, as does LA...
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Lapsley: Operator (DJ Koze's Disco Edit)
If ever there was a modern-day disco anthem that makes listeners imagine what Studio 54 must have been like the night Bianca Jagger rode in on her white horse, then this is it. German DJ/producer Koze’s perfect and unabashedly disco remix of Lapsley...
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Sofi Tukker: Drinkee
This gem of a song, Sofi Tukker's "Drinkee" will forever be a reminder of summer '16. It oozes the season's vibes. The repetitious Portuguese chanting and the relentless groove makes this jam undeniable and completely hypnotic. Almost like a mantra...
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The Kills: Echo Home
The Kills paint aural dreamscapes that make you travel to lands you somehow know, but have never thought of. Their songs lead listeners on an emotional path through the fire-and-water romance of true thought—and the gorgeously sullen duet "Echo Home...
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Tkay Maidza: Tennies
"Tennies" is one of those bangers that grabs listeners from the very first listen and doesn't let go. Maidza's flow—a little reminiscent of M.I.A, Santigold and Rye Rye—is so effortless and the production from crossover producer Salva is the perfect...
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Freedom Fry: Smells Like Teen Spirit
On their Soundcloud page for this song the Los Angeles-based indie duo comment: "The fact that 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' can work with a disco and reggae influence is a testament to how great Kurt Cobain’s melodies were." Couldn’t have said it better...
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Give Somebody The World
If you've been following CH Global Spin; our editor-at-large Karen Day's travels as part of her Gap-year-style break from traditional work, you'd be aware that she has finally returned back to NYC. She traveled everywhere from Berlin to Beşiktaş, Seoul...
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Triarrows' New Affordable Mechanical Watches
After two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns raising over $100K together, affordable watch brand TRIARROWS has returned with another well-made timepiece that defies traditional wristwatch pricing. Their new automatic watch, known as The Mechanical...
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Take a Closer Look at These Instagrammers
We all spend hours trawling though Instagram and—between the memes and celebrity style feeds—there are some incredibly inspiring, creative and thoughtful people who are making the platform better. We're taking the opportunity to shine a little spotlight...
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CH Global Spin: Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels
by Karen Day Do you know what a serpent chandelier sounds like? Or, perhaps more importantly, did you know that a serpent chandelier is a tuba-esque wind instrument? It's surprising encounters like these that make exploring Brussels’ Musical Instruments...
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RHONE Premium Activewear for Men
In just a few years Rhone has taken the men’s activewear market by storm with their focus on making comfortable clothing that outperforms the competition. Created by guys for guys, the company’s whole focus is on helping customers perform their best...
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Video Shopping With YEAY
Easy to use and beautifully designed, new app YEAY allows users to sell products, make videos and discover new designers—all with a social layer. With the control in the individual's hands, discovery is emphasized more than curation by a team or an...
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CH Global Spin: Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
by Karen Day Craft beer, once a cottage industry carried out by dedicated beer nerds, has reached an all-time high. Consumers around the world have come to favor small-batch, full-flavor brews over their mass-produced, watered-down counterparts...
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CH Global Spin: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
by Karen Day As the home to Istanbul Modern, numerous small galleries, dozens of hip cafes and Kılıç Ali PaŞa Hamamı—a stunning Turkish bathhouse designed by the legendary Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan—Karaköy is undoubtedly Istanbul’s hippest neighborhood...
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Humanscale's QuickStand
Many of us long for jobs that don't require sitting down for eight (or more) hours a day. For those who don't want to change what they do, just how they do it, Humanscale's QuickStand is the latest in their line of products that changes your seated...
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Star Alliance's Round The World Competition
For many, a trip around the world is an ever-present dream forever out of reach. It's come true for our Editor-at-Large Karen Day, who's presently taking a professional gap year-inspired jaunt around the globe— CH Global Spin—with thanks to both...
STYLE
The New Classic: DM’s Lite
Dr. Martens has undertaken a project fraught with risks—refreshing their iconic boot—and nailed it. For those of us who are eight-up enthusiasts, some since our teens, the classic boot has often been relegated to cooler days because of its durable...
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CH Global Spin: Singapore's Gallery & Co
by Karen Day After feasting on orh lauk (oyster omelettes), chicken rice, a range of satay items (including king-sized squid) and plenty of Tiger beers at the food stalls beneath the Singapore Flyer, we set out to discover what else this vibrant...
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CH Global Spin: Pretty Poison, Bali
By Karen Day Is skateboarding big in Bali, an island with rocky roads known most for its tremendous surf scene? If Maree Suteja has her way, it will be soon enough. One year ago the vibrant Australian expat built Pretty Poison, a warehouse-style...
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CH Global Spin: Pollalla Toy Museum, Seoul
by Karen Day Whether you're hunting Pokémon, a Kevin McAllister doll, vintage Star Wars action figures, old-school Korean toys or the obscure Alyssa Milano album, the Pollalla Toy Museum in Seoul has you covered, and then some. This hidden Hongdae...
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