Fiercely Curious + Made Popup Show
When Erin Przekop and Tom Critchlow were first conceiving the idea that would become their online art boutique Fiercely Curious, they didn't realize they were going to be starting a creative family. "We were hiking in the Andes and Erin was trying...
The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100
In 1915, the Coca-Cola Company distributed a brief to bottle makers across the US. The request was to craft a bottle so distinct that it could be recognized by hand in the dark—that its essence would remain visible even when shattered. Root Glass Company...
DESIGN INDABA 2015
Hella Jongerius at Design Indaba 2015
Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius has been a design force to be reckoned with for decades, known for both her own products and the work she’s done for companies such as Maharam, IKEA, Vitra and more. One of her latest projects was creating...
Test Drive: The All-New 2016 Volvo XC90
An hour outside of Barcelona in a sleepy seaside town that only sees action a few months of the year sits the culmination of an $11 billion dollar investment. Volvo's 2016 XC90 is the product of not just the global investment that came from Chinese...
BIG. HOT TO COLD Book
As anyone in NYC can attest, new construction in the city has tended toward the unimaginative, with boxy glass and steel condos popping up where elegant, conscious architecture once existed. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of the eponymous Bjarke...
CZECH GRAND DESIGN AWARDS
Studio Visit: Milan Pekař
Czech designer Milan Pekař has created beautiful objects for many years, working with a humorist style, designing porcelain ship-shaped lamps and vases that look like mini factories. Three years ago, he became an assistant of the porcelain studio...
2015 MERCEDES-AMG C63
2015 MERCEDES-AMG C63 S
2016 MERCEDES-BENZ C450 AMG SPORT 4MATIC
Test Drive: The New Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG Models
How do you improve on the best selling performance car at Mercedes-Benz? First you add two new models to the AMG lineup to provide drivers more choice. Then you make each of them stand out in their own way. Faster, substantially more fuel efficient...
SCENE BY ALL
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Scene, by All: Presentations at NYFW F/W '15
As we've continued to experience, there's far more to New York Fashion Week than clothing. While it is an insight into what the world will soon be wearing—reflective of months of ideation, process and execution—it's also a tremendous presentation of...
DESIGN INDABA 2015
Interview: Ravi Naidoo of Design Indaba
In just two days, the 20th edition of Design Indaba—the Cape Town-based conference that has celebrated creativity and promoted design for two decades now—will open. Known for its eclectic, inspirational roster of speakers, the conference gathers...
Lorenza Filati Homeware
Despite its very Italian name, Lorenza Filati is a Guatemalan homeware brand that reinterprets indigenous materials in modern ways. Founder Lorena Figueroa says that she chose an Italian brand name upon noting that "names from other countries were...
Wei Li's Encased Leather Luggage
While exemplary luggage brands abound, we've never quite seen anything like artist Wei Li's most recent collection, dubbed "Encased." Li evokes physical attributes, by way of body, balance and tension—from actual human models. 3D renderings lead...
ilovedust at Andaz Liverpool Street London
British multi-disciplinary studio ilovedust has a wide range of projects under its belt, having worked with companies like Carhartt, Absolut Vodka and Wired. But among its latest projects is an unusual assignment; not creating designs for a brand...
MADE IN INDIA
Art Pillows by Aelfie
In the two years since opening her eponymous studio in Brooklyn, Aelfie Oudghiri has expanded from her remarkable handwoven rugs to create pillows, bedding and an especially dreamy collection of hand-dyed sheepskin decor. Now Oudghiri has trained...
Engaging Beer Can and Bottle Design
While the following beers were vetted by taste first, something continued to please the team here at CH: the way they were presented. Whether it's curious art, exquisite fonts or just clean, classic branding, the following six beer companies struck...
Chakrubs Crystal Sex Toys
As an alternative to the vast array of technologically advanced sex toys, New York-based Chakrubs offers quite the opposite: simple, chic crystal sex toys. The stones have been carefully sourced from around the world, then shaped and polished without...
ABC CARPET & HOME
Sunclipse by ABC Carpet & Home
To fully exhibit the multidimensional beauty of their new Sunclipse silk rugs—a collection inspired by the "convergence of the sun and the horizon"—ABC Carpet & Home placed the rugs and runners in the historic Fort Totten for an advertising campaign...
Paul Tuller's Pop Idol Devotion Candles
Fresh off a stint as an on-set illustrator for HBO's "Looking" social campaign, Brooklyn-based artist Paul Tuller—who first won our attention with a thoughtful queer categories poster series—just debuted a Devotion to Pop candle line. This play on...
MADE IN USA
Inside Kohler's Century-Old Wisconsin Factory
There's a great number of things we interact with on a daily basis that are too easy to assume have been made by machines. Take, for example, toilets, sinks and bathtubs. These steel, porcelain and brass pieces of industrial design are so commonplace...
MASTER & MASTER
Czech-Designed Master & Master Furniture
Prague-based furniture producer Master & Master—founded in 2013 by graphic designer Ondřej Zita and furniture-maker Luděk Štejgl—creates minimalist pieces that are thought up by young Czech designers. With a focus on long-lasting materials and function...
Cartier's Crash Skeleton Wristwatch
Since its introduction in 1967 Cartier's Crash wristwatch has stood out as a model of iconic design. With a surreal asymmetrical design that challenges the uniformity of so many watches the nearly 50-year-old style Crash continues to evolve. At this...
Cycling Climbs: Twenty Art Prints
Since the Tour de France route changes every year, the announcement of where the ride will take the peloton is a highly anticipated event. For riders and fans alike, a tour doesn't quite have the "je ne sais quoi" without a visit to the Alpe d'Huez...
Underfuse Iron-On Reflective Strips
Whether getting a pre-dawn run in before work or cycling home after a late night out, being on the road in the dark can be especially dangerous to anyone not traveling by car. And, while safety is of utmost importance, people often prefer to look...
GIFTS FOR SWEETHEARTS
Lovestar Queen of Hearts Vases
Given its name, it should be rather obvious that the designers at Lovestar seriously love love. But if the name alone isn't convincing, then Lovestar's Queen of Hearts vases should do the trick. Made by husband-and-wife duo Helen and Chris Bayley...
Brutal London by Zupagrafika
Paper models of buildings and animals are some of the most simple and classic children’s toys. But turning something 2D into a 3D sculpture never gets boring—and when you combine the DIY factor with interesting designs, you have the recipe for Brutal...