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Hennessy Black Brunch Martini
While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched...
STYLE
CH25: Roxie Darling
Hair is one of the biggest (or perhaps most obvious) expressions of personal style. Coloring it makes a statement, showing how daring we can—or who we want to—be. While many go with natural shades, increasingly others opt for bright, adventurous...
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Hennessy Black Flor de Jamaica Cocktail
There's immediate brand recognition when people hear the name Hennessy. For many generations, the brand has been associated with a refined sipping experience. Yet not everybody is aware that Hennessy is a cognac—and that cognac is a region-specific...
TECH
CH25: Matt Kenyon
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, artist Matt Kenyon was equally inspired by the DIY punk aesthetic of the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and his seminal quote “Don’t hate the media—become the media” and Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories...
TECH
CH25: George Arriola
When was the last time you sat down with friends or family and someone’s phone didn’t interrupt? George Arriola and the team at Monohm, wanted to “refocus the users’ attention to real people and the real world.” Their answer was the personal...
CULTURE
CH25: Melissa Kushner
“I lost my father three weeks before I was born, so I was hardwired to care about children who have lost one or more parents,” Melissa Kushner explains. Her fate was sealed when shortly after graduating from college she landed a job working with...
CULTURE
CH25: Joshua Harker
Self-proclaimed "troublemaker " Joshua Harker creates intricate 3D-printed works that near the border of impossibility, and he has been able to do so by taking the road less traveled by artists before him. Taking advantage of technology that's...
DESIGN
CH25: Dan Barasch + James Ramsey
Dan Barasch, co-founder of NYC's The Lowline movement for the construction of a subterranean park, is a third-generation New Yorker. It’s his love for the city, and desire to share the magic of its secret nooks and deep history that led him...
STYLE
CH25: Pauline van Dongen
Wearable technology is much more than just watches and wristbands—and Pauline van Dongen is seeing to that. In fact, the Dutch designer goes as far as employing photovoltaic sciences and solar energy in the materials of her future-forward clothing...
CULTURE
CH25: Alex Kalman
On the surface, Alex Kalman might seem like an unlikely candidate for the CH25 list of those designing the future. Mmuseumm, the Lilliputian “modern natural history museum” that he co-founded in 2012—with exhibits like potato-chip bags from around...
DESIGN
CH25: Marcus Weller
The world’s first augmented reality motorcycle helmet, the Skully AR-1 has Synapse™ Vision Enhancement that eliminates blind spots with a wide-angle blind spot camera, along with navigation via Skully Synapse™ Smart Heads up Display (HUD) technology...
TECH
CH25: Meredith Perry
Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam, it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device while moving around a room. Perry founded uBeam...
DESIGN
CH25: Honoree Announcement
Our first-annual search for inspiring, emerging talent, in partnership with Cadillac has come to a close and we are thrilled to announce our talented CH25 honorees. Across the categories of Design, Technology, Style, Culture or Food and Drink, these...
STYLE
Vanessa Newman
It's hard to believe that the oft-told story of meeting a best friend was the impetus behind something as radical as Vanessa Newman's ButchBaby—the first-ever “alternity-wear” company for the those expecting. It caters to people who are bearing children...
FOOD-DRINK
Tarren Wolfe
“Our vision has always been to provide an option for everyone to grow their own food," says Urban Cultivator founder and CEO Tarren Wolfe. Observing how challenging it was to source completely organic, non-GMO food—hitting home personally due to his...
TECH
Tal Danino
Programming bacteria to sniff out and treat cancer may sound like something out of science fiction, or at least the future, but it’s exactly what Tal Danino is doing right now. A bioengineer, TED Fellow, and postdoctoral fellow at MIT, Danino specializes...
TECH
Sarah Kunst
Sarah Kunst doesn’t work well with excuses. Take for example the glaring lack of women on tech panels. As an industry vet, Kunst noticed that bookers for such panels tended to give one of two excuses: either that women were unavailable or they didn...
STYLE
Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
STYLE
Pauline van Dongen
Wearable technology is so more than just watches and wristbands—and Pauline van Dongen is seeing to that. In fact, the Dutch designer goes so far as employing photovoltaic sciences and solar energy in the materials of her future-forward clothing, all...
TECH
Meredith Perry
Who hasn’t wished that everything in life was wireless? Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam , it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device...
FOOD-DRINK
Melissa Kushner
“I lost my father three weeks before I was born, so I was hardwired to care about children who have lost one or more parents,” Melissa Kushner explains. Her fate was sealed when shortly after graduating from college she landed a job working with the...
TECH
Matt Kenyon
Between a Lowe’s and Home Depot on a stretch of highway littered with drive-thrus and big-box behemoths in Ann Arbor, Michigan’s outskirts, artist Matt Kenyon’s warehouse studio couldn’t be more poetically positioned. He’s spent his career exploring...
DESIGN
Marcus Weller
Like many innovations before it, Skully was born from an accident. Skully founder and CEO Marcus Weller was on his motorcycle, looking at a street sign, when the car in front of him slammed on its brakes. Weller didn’t see the car until he flew into...
DESIGN
Lulu Mickelson
Lulu Mickelson, 22, began charting her course in community organizing and civic engagement early on, when riding her chartreuse beachcomber to school in Santa Monica, California. Surrounded by the notoriously smoggy, clogged freeways outside of LA...
CULTURE
Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes
There’s at least a fine line between producing groundbreaking films and producing life-changing events. Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes does both. From her role as an actress and producer in the short film "Atlantic Avenue" to showing work in both Sundance...
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