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CARS
AUTOS
DRIVING
MCLAREN
SUPERCARS
SPORTSCARS
Notes: Driving a McLaren 675LT around LA
by Justin Kaehler It’s challenging to write about something like the McLaren 675LT. It’s a machine whose speed begs to be described—a hard-core track car boasting 666 horsepower, a 2.9-second 0-60 time, and a top speed of 205 miles per hour. However...
CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
TOM DIXON
CLERKENWELL
ENGLAND
LONDON
HAKFOLLY
BENJAMIN HUBERT
DESIGN UNDEFINED
KIA UTZON-FRANK
DESIGN FAIRS
DESIGN EVENTS
Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2016
The Clerkenwell area in London claims to be home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Whether that’s correct or not, it's reason enough to host an annual festival to celebrate the creative talent...
MEXICO
HANDMADE
CRAFTSMANSHIP
MADE IN MEXICO
WOVEN
WEAVING
PALM
TOTES
PICNIC BASKETS
BASKETS
HOMEWARES
HOME DECOR
BOWLS
MEXICAN DESIGNERS
DESIGNERS
The Palm Project's Natural Bags and Baskets
Mexico City-based designer and CENTRO university professor Moisés Hernández has been dedicated to forwarding design in his native country. His curatorial shop Diario is stocked with unique products made in Mexico (like this two-toned bright blue...
TIKI TABU
SIXTY LES
ROOFTOP BARS
TIKI BARS
COCKTAIL BARS
MISHA KAHN
ARTSY
ARTSYPROJECTS
The Art of Tiki Tabu
A New York City summer isn't complete without a few romps on rooftop bars. After a successful pop-up launch last summer—that was so well-received it was extended well into the winter—Tiki Tabu at SIXTY LES is back and better than ever. Everything...
KEYRINGS
FERARRI
DISCOMMON GOODS
CARS
FORGED CARBON FIBER
DESIGNERS
COLLABORATIONS
LUXURY
Discommon Goods' The Piston Keyring
Known for making detailed accessories from high-quality and intriguing materials and collaborating with unnamed designers who head up some of the best globally respected brands, Discommon Goods has just released its latest endeavor: The Piston...
INDYCAR
JAMES HINCHCLIFFE
SCHMIDT PETERSON MOTORSPORTS
INDY 500
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
INDIANAPOLIS 500
RACING
RACECARS
Interview: IndyCar Driver James Hinchcliffe
by Ryan McManus This Memorial Day Weekend marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the crown jewel of American motorsport. Despite expecting to draw crowds north of 350,000 on race day, IndyCar remains on the periphery of the average American...
GIFT GUIDE
HOLIDAYS
OMAKASE
SHOPPING
GIFT BOX
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CH EDITIONS
Announcing: COOL HUNTING Omakase
Imagine a holiday gifting service with items that no one else has. For this year's holiday season we’re taking the CH Gift Guide that you know and love to the next level. COOL HUNTING Omakase taps into the relationships we've developed with...
CADILLAC
COWORKING
NYC
COMMUNITY SPACE
CFDA
VISIONNAIRE
GENSLER
ARCHITECTURE
GALLERY
RETAIL
EXPERIENTIAL
SOHO
INTERIOR DESIGN
JOE COFFEE
FREE WIFI
Cadillac House, NYC
Cadillac House is one of the brand’s most public-facing initiatives and a signal that they're serious about being part of its new home in NYC. We got an exclusive look at the experiential space with John Bricker, a Partner and the Creative Director...
MOOGFEST 2016
INSTALLATIONS
PERSONAL DATA
ART
TECH
KYLE MCDONALD
SURVEILLANCE
PHONE SECURITY
SMARTPHONES
WiFi Whisperer at Moogfest 2016
Our first run-in with Kyle McDonald was his talk at INS-INT 2014 in Minneapolis. (The Eyeo team really loves him and he's spoken at quite of a few of their conferences). But really, we should be checking in on him at least twice a year to see what...
APPARATUS STUDIO
DECOR
INTERIOR DESIGN
LIGHTING
TABLES
MARBLE
BRASS
LAMPS
ICFF
NYC
Furniture and Lighting From NYC's Apparatus Studio
It seems as if every time NYC-based design studio Apparatus releases a new line, there's something to covet—especially when they successfully modernize classic shapes and materials. At ICFF this year, the studio did not disappoint. Apparatus debuted...
BAGS
ACCESSORIES
BECKEL
CANVAS BAGS
SUMMER GEAR
SUMMER TRAVEL
MADE BY HAND
CANVAS TENTS
PORTLAND
TENTS
OUTDOORS
FAMILY OWNED
Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products
by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and...
UNIT KITCHEN
CESAR
GARCIA CUMINI
KITCHENS
INTERIOR DESIGN
ITALIAN DESIGN
Design Studio Garcia Cumini On Their Cesar Unit Kitchen
The design of kitchens for the last 20 years seems to have focused primarily on two styles reflecting two opposite poles: classical or country versus contemporary or industrial. It's become very difficult today to find real alternatives, contemporary...
OSCILLON
SWISS WATCHES
WATCHMAKING COLLECTIVES
WATCH DESIGN
MECHANICAL WATCHES
URWERK
CYRANO DEVANTHEY
INTERVIEWS
DOMINIQUE BUSER
EXCLUSIVE
WATCHES
Oscillon Swiss Watches Crafted From Historic Tools
Additional reporting by David Graver Authenticity plays a major role in the perception of Swiss watch brands. From the movement that makes it tic to the hand-finished elements that present the intricate craftsmanship, each brand celebrates its own...
MONICA HOFSTADTER
TEXTILES
TEXTILE DESIGN
HOMEWARES
PILLOWS
BLANKETS
MADE IN USA
BROOKLYN
MERINO WOOL
PERUVIAN ALPACA
Monica Hofstadter Textiles and Homewares
There are a lot of attributes that immediately drew us to Monica Hofstadter's debut textile collection: 100% all natural textiles (except for one shimmering exception), un-dyed fibers, all designed and handmade in NYC, cozy-looking, comfortable...
TEST DRIVES
S-CLASS
S-CLASS CABRIOLET S63
MERCEDES-AMG
MERCEDES
MERCEDES-BENZ
CARS
AUTO
ROAD TRIPS
REVIEWS
Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG S-Class Cabriolet S63
There's plenty of anticipation and excitement surrounding the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet series. S-Class is the hallmark of the German automaker’s fleet—where luxury, performance and highly considered design all meet. It's the family of cars that...
CREATIVES
DESIGNERS
INTERVIEWS
CREATIVE PROCESS
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
SOCIAL PROJECTS
CREATIVITY
DESIGN WEEK
WANTEDDESIGN
NYCXDESIGN
NORWEGIAN DESIGN
NYCXDESIGN 2016
Interview: Norwegian Designer Runa Klock
A Few Good Things: New Designs From Norway," an exhibition at WantedDesign showcasing intriguing functional products by 10 Norwegian designers. There's a shared theme of quality over quantity (with a great emphasis on sustainability) overall but...
CARS
SMART CARS
CABRIOLET
TEST DRIVES
2017 SMART FORTWO CABRIOLET
AUTO
ROAD TRIPS
Test Drive: 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet
If the best things come in small packages, then Smart’s 2017 ForTwo Cabriolet is the automobile incarnate of the idiom. Measuring at just over eight and half feet in length, the latest from Germany's compact experts packs a surprising punch. While...
RECORDS
VINYL
RECORD COLLECTION
RECORD PLAYERS
NOW PLAYING
ALBUM ARTWORK
HOME DECOR
DISPLAYS
MUSIC
TURNTABLES
LP
STORAGE
MADE IN USA
MADE IN CHICAGO
Flipbin Brings Your Favorite Vinyl Records to the Front
There is a myriad of record storage and organizing designs out there but the recently launched flipbin—currently funding on Kickstarter—grabbed our attention. Manufactured in Chicago, the aluminum storage unit is angled (supported by another...
PLANTS
PLANTERS
NYC
NYCXDESIGN
DESIGN PAVILION
AMDC
EMERGING DESIGNERS
VASES
NYC DESIGN WEEK
"Growth" at Design Pavilion, Astor Place Plaza
During the hubbub of NYCxDesign, it's delightful to unexpectedly walk into a public exhibition in a convenient outdoor location. It's even more fun when it concerns something as accessible (in price and concept) as planters and vases. Under the...
DESIGN FAIRS
COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR
BROOKLYN
DESIGN
CWANDT
DESIGN STUDIOS
MINI
ADO
Jamming Particles into Textured Bowls at the 2016 Collective Design Fair
Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective Design Fair is now in its fourth iteration. Between the 31 big name exhibitors from around the world (like Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery), new installations from Nendo and The Principals, an exhibition...
NYCXDESIGN
JAPANESE DESIGN
BRASS
NYC
HARDWARE
FUTAGAMI
INTERIOR DESIGN
LIFESTYLE
MADE IN JAPAN
CRAFTSMANSHIP
HOME
Futagami's Elegant Brass Hardware Comes to NYC
We've had our eye on NYC lifestyle boutique Nalata Nalata (located off the 2nd Avenue F stop) for some time. A glimpse at their stocked wares reveals the storytelling mission of co-founders Stevenson Aung and Angélique Chmielewski (Nalata Nalata is...
CLOCKS
WALL CLOCKS
ALESSI
DANIEL LIBESKIND
COLLABORATIONS
DECOR
HOME DECOR
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
Daniel Libeskind + Alessi's Time Maze Wall Clock
Undoubtedly a huge name in architecture and design, Polish-American Daniel Libeskind is responsible for designing Berlin's Jewish Museum and NYC's World Trade Center—among so much more. One of his most recent and (as always) striking creations...
PARALYMPICS
WHEELCHAIRS
BMW
2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES
WHEELCHAIR RACING
Team USA's New Racing Wheelchair
California's BMW DesignWorks studio has designed an all-new aerodynamically efficient set of wheels, slated for release this September. It's not the 750i sedan but a faster, better, stronger racing wheelchair for Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic...
DESIGN
COLLABORATIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
INTERVIEWS
ALESSI
STUDIO JOB
CLOCKS
DECOR
Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
SHINOLA
SKATE DECKS
NATAS KAUPAS
SKATEBOARDING
SHINOLA VENICE
STORE LAUNCHES
LIMITED EDITIONS
MADE IN USA
COLLABORATIONS
SKATEBOARDS
Shinola + Natas Kaupas Limited Edition Skateboards
Skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas has joined forces with Detroit-based lifestyle brand (and CH favorite) Shinola for a new limited edition product to celebrate the opening of their Venice, CA store. The Shinola + Natas Kaupas skate decks, all made...
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