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HigherDOSE at 11 Howard, NYC
Rather than go the traditional spa route, the boutique hotel transforms 5 of its rooms into infrared saunas
by CH Contributor
While the science is still indeterminate on whether you can really sweat out toxins, spending 25+ minutes in an infrared sauna—where infrared light waves heat up the body, rather than the air, making it easier to stay inside longer—can often feel...
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Lissa Rivera's "Beautiful Boy" Exhibition at ClampArt
Gender identity explored through a deeply personal relationship made public in captivating imagery
by David Graver
We exist in a time when conversation around gender identity slowly shifts into greater public consciousness. In no way has this been adequate enough to protect those who remain isolated or in danger, but some progress has occurred. And while every...
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Ntsiki Biyela Launches Aslina Wines
The first South African black, female winemaker's latest palate-pleasing wonders
by David Graver
Remarkable stories seem to follow Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa's first black woman winemaker. Perhaps that's because she's earned them—through hard work, dedication, a preternatural understanding of wines and an impressive four-wine release from her...
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Henrietta Hotel, London
The Experimental Cocktail Club's new 18-room boutique accommodation, their first in the capital
by Nara Shin
If you're looking for something closer to central London and quieter than the Ned, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club has opened their first-ever hotel in the city. As we've visited their first hotel project in Paris, The Grand Pigalle, we...
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Strongbody Apparel's Take on Athletic Gear
How a young tech-focused company is taking on big brands and being socially conscious at the same time
by CH Studio
Activewear is an industry monopolized by a handful of internationally renowned brands, so it's no small feat for a start-up to enter the space successfully. Clever and courageous entrepreneurs Quincy Samycia and Meghan Conyers are making a splash thanks...
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SILA's Stylish, Affordable Women's Watches
A mini, vintage-inspired timepiece with over 20 interchangeable strap options
by David Graver
Straps are an important design element of the newly launched SILA watch collection, debuting on Kickstarter today. In fact, SILA—which stands for "Sorry I'm Late Again"—has 23 strap options. Three metal jewelry chain colors (silver, gold and rose...
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Samsung's Family Hub
Featuring a touchscreen and a suite of apps, this fridge adds to any smart-home
by CH Contributor
The concept of a smart home requires tiny innovations in unexpected places. Lights that turn on upon verbal request, air conditioning that adjusts remotely—this is the ever-evolving world of the home, in which everything is designed to think a...
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Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin's Aurelien Production Facility
Exploring the masterful leather production of the acclaimed brand's new sneakers
by Paolo Ferrarini
Tuscany's international renown stems from its nature and art—the beauty of the hills and the enduring magic of the Renaissance. The crafts of the region are also very well known—leather in particular. But most people are unaware of the level of sophistication...
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Vale Prodigy of Mobb Deep, a soulful tune from SG Lewis, new music by Fischerspooner and more in our musical round-up
by CH Editors
Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Role-reversing frogs sing, comfortable trips to Mars, a museum of failures and more in our look around the web
by CH Editors
1. Art Basel's Best Instagram Moments If there's one thing we've all learned from art fair attendance, it's the unending opportunity for unique Instagram images one simply won't find elsewhere. With industry-leading Art Basel's 2017 Switzerland...
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Sabah House, Venice
The brand finds a permanent home for their colorful leather shoes in California
by Julie Wolfson
A sun-dappled pathway from Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice leads to the newest Sabah House. They've filled the small white structure with vibrant, natural leather shoes stacked from floor to ceiling. The atmosphere feels so aptly “California” that...

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Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We visit the recently reimagined retail store in NYC

We met Jennie Maneri at the Herman Miller NYC store on a recent morning before its opening hours. She greeted us with a cup of Earl Grey tea in-hand and, despite clearly setting foot in to a store, we kind of felt like we were in her home. And that...

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Interview: Jennie Maneri on Herman Miller's Consumer Experiences
We visit the recently reimagined retail store in NYC
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Phaidon's "On Eating Insects" Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes' Playlist
A holistic approach to critter-nibbling with recipes from the Nordic Food Lab

Centuries of civilizations have relied on insects for sustenance or flavor. And yet, the gourmet-driven resurgence of critter consumption is a relatively new Western phenomenon. Phaidon's recently published "On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes...

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Phaidon's "On Eating Insects" Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes' Playlist
A holistic approach to critter-nibbling with recipes from the Nordic Food Lab
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FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
Rancho V's Rocco Gardner commissions the Brooklyn artist duo for a meaningful mural

741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn't your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city's iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V's Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade...

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FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
Rancho V's Rocco Gardner commissions the Brooklyn artist duo for a meaningful mural

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Hendrick's
Petite Garnisher
$200

Masters of the unusual, Hendrick's Gin has released a handmade cocktail garnisher. The metal piece slices two cucumbers simultaneously into the ideal 1/8 wheel—all with the turn of a crank. While far from being a necessary home bar accessory, the item demonstrates a need to think outside of the box when crafting a cocktail and it mirrors the world's largest cocktail garnisher which (Hendrick's invented) is driving around the country at present. This is for the true cocktail enthusiast. It's expected to ship in August 2017.

Phaidon
Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture
$34

A new work from Phaidon—written by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd, founding directors of The Modern House—celebrates and reappraises the value of modernist architecture and its place in global architectural movements. The stunning hardcover pairs text from resonant, related figures with black-and-white photographs of prime examples of the style. More than a guide, this book demonstrates why modernism remains relevant to us today—both as makers and observers.

MYKITA
Siru Sunglasses
$619

MYKITA's new Siru sunglasses are ultra-modern and embody the brand's focus on technology and craftsmanship. Impeccably crafted from lightweight stainless steel, they're comfortable, despite their fierce design. Of course offering 100% protection against UVA/UVB rays, the lenses also have an anti-reflective coating. Available in five subtle colorways, these shades certainly make a bold statement.

Otherwild + Herstory
"Gay Power" T-Shirt
$36

With 10% of all proceeds donated to the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Otherwild's boxy, unisex "Gay Power" T-Shirt is for anybody and everybody who believes in the sentiment. Also available as a black-on-black hoodie, the design was inspired by a balloon at the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade.

Anrealage
Floral Darth Vader Keyring
$39

Tokyo-based brand Anrealage's floral Darth Vader keyring gives the iconic villain a softer look, thanks to a smattering of tiny wildflowers. The resin accessory is a must-have for any Star Wars fan seeking something outside the ordinary. There's also a white Storm Trooper version too.

The Wing
Internet Herstory T-Shirt
$40

Manhattan's women-centric co-working and community space, The Wing, is about to expand to Brooklyn and DC. They've also stocked up their online store with an abundance of positive message-bearing items. One favorite is a recent collaboration with Inner Decay, the "Internet Herstory" T-Shirt. The boxy cut makes it unisex, so this is certainly for feminists of all genders.

Mr Porter
Ressence Type 1 MRP
$20,600

Since their launch in 2010, Ressence—designer Benoît Mintiens's groundbreaking watch brand—has continued to release pieces that defy the ordinary, employing a unique disc-based mechanical system and a minimal, geometric aesthetic to match. In 2015, men's style destination Mr Porter began to stock the brand and now the two have united for a limited edition collaborative collection, in two styles. Our personal favorite, the Type 1 MRP in grade-five titanium features a night-blue metallic dial. A 42mm case holds the brand's proprietary ROCS 1 module, which powers the timepiece. Only 12 of these watches will be produced.

Gamut
Pronoun Pins
$10

With they/them, she/her and he/him options, Gamut has made preferred pronoun pins that look more sophisticated than many we've seen. These black and gold pins politely request which pronouns the wearer identifies as, and 100% of profits are donated to Camp Aranu'tiq, which is a not-for-profit organization that transgender, gender-nonconforming and gender-variant kids and their families through camp experiences.

Rabbitneck
Lustig Ring
$155

Drawing upon the geometric "Swiss Style" which originated in Russia, Germany and the Netherlands in the '20s but became popularized by Swiss designers in the '50s, jewelry design firm Rabbitneck created their Lustig ring. In contrasting blue and neon green acrylic, the statement-making (and stackable) piece was hand-assembled. All of the work—from construction to sanding and polishing—takes place in Rabbitneck's Red Hook, Brooklyn studio.

American Trench
Floral Pattern Socks
$20

A Japanese-inspired floral pattern punches up these Supima cotton American Trench dress socks. Extra long staple Supima cotton, grown in the US and woven in Georgia, was ultimately knit into these mid-calf items in Pennsylvania. With flowers in blossom, it makes sense to also wear them on your feet.

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between
Comme des Garçons Exhibition Album
$25

With photography by Nicholas Alan Cope and an essay by professor and Dean Emeritus at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Mark Wigley, this limited edition concertina-fold portfolio offers rare insight into the Met's Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons exhibition, "Art of the In-Between." This exhibition album features 21 images, of the objects installed and of the architectural wonders of the gallery space itself—designed by exhibition curator Andrew Bolton and Kawakubo.

Nick Herder
Twinflower Puppy Table
$349

Cut from a single wood board, this sweet three-legged side table is reminiscent of a pooch's figure—hence, of course, the name. Also functional as a stool, the table's available in three sizes and six different colorways. It's a sustainable piece of furniture that adds a little whimsy without becoming gimmicky—and it's certainly requires less upkeep than a furry friend.

David Shrigley + Liberty
David Shrigley + Liberty Tote
$13

Designed by artist David Shrigley, all proceeds from this tote go to Liberty—an organization that fights for civil liberties and human rights in England. Ethically produced on 100% cotton, the bag features Shrigley's brilliant artwork and sensible messaging: "Hold on a minute! You forgot your compassion and you forgot your kindness and you forgot your understanding and you forgot your tolerance and you forgot your bag." On the other side, it boasts the hashtag "Keep Britain Kind." Price is in Pounds.

Buck Mason
Olive Twill Trouser
$135

Made from a super-comfy, grainless cotton "z-twill," these American-made pants are incredibly wearable. Cut and and sewn in LA, they have just a bit of stretch in them, offering extra movability. They're also tapered at the calf—creating a stylish silhouette. Also available in tan or charcoal, they feature slash pockets and a zipper fly. These are an affordable wardrobe staple that will last.

L'Epée 1839 by Fiona Krüger
The Vanitas Clock
$43,700

Beyond its uncommon shape (a signature of the Fiona Krüger brand), the Vanitas wall clock truly impresses with its vivid interior color profile. The result of a collaboration between namesake watchmaker Fiona Krüger and historic manufacturer L'Epée 1839, the Vanitas is an engineering feat with a movement that matches the case (with an escapement appearing as the third eye). As time passes—with the piece offering more than 35 days running time before needing to be wound—the mouth changes and the lips part. This iteration (there's also an all-black version) is limited to 50 pieces.

Greens Steel
Stainless Steel Straws
$10

According to various studies, Americans alone use some 500 million straws every day, and almost every single plastic straw ever made (regardless of whether it's been recycled) still exists in some way on this planet. One little, and very easy, step we can all take to lessen the waste, pollution and eight million tons of plastic trash that ends up in our oceans is adopting reusable straws. This set of four stainless steel straws (two curved, two straight) are BPA-, phthalate-, lead and toxin-free, and will never rust. They even come with a little brush to make cleaning them extra simple.

Word for Word
"Social Alert" Buttons
$4

With all kinds of excellent PSAs, Word for Word's Social Alert buttons let everybody know what's up. Each costs between $2 and $4, are colorful and simple—stating everything from "Queer" to "Homo" to "Lezbrarian." (There are also plenty of non-LGBTQ+-related buttons worth looking at.) They're hand-pressed 1.25" pin back buttons and let everybody know which team you're on—as well as being a badge of honor.

Satechi
Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter
$100

The latest Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros removed several ports and adapters in favor of simple USB-C ports. Much to the chagrin of many users, this meant a need for many new dongles and adapters. Now finally available, this single device allows for charging and file transfers at 40Gbps through a USB-C PD port and includes 1 additional USB-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a 4k HDMI port and SD/Micro card readers. Available in space gray or silver, it's designed to match both MacBooks' coloration and style.

Stay Home Club
"Stay Home Club" Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
$49

Designed by Montreal-based illustrator Olivia Mew, this long-sleeve T-shirt looks like it's simply emblazoned with a heart and a teardrop at first glance. Look closer, and you'll see the words "Stay Home Club." Made from 50/50 ringspun cotton and poly-fleece, it's manufactured and printed in Canada, and is a cute way to wear your anti-social/introverted club membership with pride.

Mark Gonzales
"Jacobs" Giclée Limited Edition Print
$350

Multi-talented Mark Gonzales has just released a bunch of prints, apparel and accessories—our pick is the colorful giclée print "Jacobs." Featuring Gonzales' familiar winged creatures, this print is bold and charming. Printed on archival paper, it measures 18 by 18 inches.

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Olivia Nelson: Cleopatra
London-based singer/songwriter Olivia Nelson's debut solo track, "Cleopatra," is a super-funky and infectious tune. Channeling some slick R&B vocals, Nelson's voice over the groovy beat creates an ideal, sweet balance. We look forward to seeing what...
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Princess Nokia: G.O.A.T.
Princess Nokia's brand new video for the Wally West-produced "G.O.A.T." sees her rolling around the city in a bright red Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler. The NYC-based artist references her individuality and self-assurance throughout the cruise-y tune...
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Purple Disco Machine: Body Funk
The German producer known as Purple Disco Machine crafts funky house that's inspired by the halcyon days of Studio 54. "Body Funk" certainly evokes the disco vibe, peppering in elements of modern underground to create an irresistible track. Sampling...
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Moses Sumney: Doomed
Moses Sumney is submerged underwater in his sublime video (directed by Allie Avital) for "Doomed"—a track set to appear on his debut record. The atmospheric and soulful song rests a soulful ballad atop an exquisite soundscape.
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Dimitri From Paris: Disco Shake
Getting his start at the seminal French Radio 7 way back in the '80s, Dimitri from Paris garnered global recognition thanks to the Daft Punk-led “French Touch” sound in the mid-90s. Unafraid to deviate from the French Touch movement, he engrained himself...
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Sir Sly: Change
Last month, LA-based band Sir Sly (aka Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen) returned with a track called "High" from their upcoming sophomore record—due to be released 30 June. The album (called Don't You Worry, Honey also features the track...
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Catz 'n' Dogz: It's Happening
At the forefront of the Eastern European club scene, Polish DJs Catz 'n' Dogz are perhaps best known for their live mixing prowess, but their original track "It's Happening" showcases the raw talent they have in the studio. The founders of the aptly...
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Parcels: Overnight
A five-member Australian group based in Berlin, Parcels received a production (and writing) assist from Daft Punk on their latest Kitsuné Music single, "Overnight." The disco-infused track grooves along—with sunshine extending from all angles. It's...
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The Technicolors: Reptilia
One day after their riveting new single "Impostor!" released, The Technicolors return (or, lead singer Brennan Smiley does) with a powerful rendition of The Strokes' "Reptilia." Accompanied by the Atlas String Quartet—who deliver elegant, emotionally...
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Wu-Tang Clan: Don't Stop
Thus far in 2017, TV shows have had a profound impact on people's music consumption habits (Big Little Lies and the Young Pope included). Out tomorrow, the official Silicon Valley soundtrack has already graced us with new work from producer Hudson...
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Arcade Fire: Creature Comfort
As anticipation reaches critical mass for their 28 July Everything Now album release, the Arcade Fire have just unleashed a hyper-active satirical video for the track "Creature Comfort." While the band, dressed in matching futuristic costumes, plays...

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