Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day

Whether treating yourself, your partner, or somebody else, here are plenty of ideas

Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a holiday created to sell greeting cards, or that it’s crucial to expressing your adoration for those around you, every year on the 14th of February things go a little heart-shaped. We at CH are firm believers in showing love every day, and if you see a gift that makes you think of a loved one, it doesn’t need …

CH Omakase 2017: John Arsenault’s “FOR YOU!” Book + Exclusive Print

Two pieces of a photographic study on love between a couple, through flowers

John Arsenault is an accomplished photographer, creator, retailer and long time friend of CH. His latest book, “For You!” captures flower arrangements he makes for his husband, designer and retailer Raf Swiader. The photos, shot using an iPhone, are powerful not only because of the beauty of the flowers but for the love they represent. For CH Omakase, each book was accompanied by a limited …

Four Flora Books

You don't have to be a green thumb to appreciate these works of verdant dedication

Whether you’re in the depths of a dreary winter, or enjoying the spoils of summer, any season is the right season to enjoy a little Mother Nature. While trickier in the colder months, one solution is devouring plant books (especially if you’re a serial plant killer who can’t keep a succulent alive indoors). On a mission to cure our winter blues, we searched for a …

New York Awaits The Mysterious Corpse Flower

Watch our video from the last time the remarkable plant stunk up the city

Today or Thursday, the mysterious, magical and stinky Corpse Flower is set to bloom at the Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Also known as Amorphophallus Titanum (meaning “large misshapen phallus”), the flower—when blooming—smells rotten and generates heat in order to attract beetles and flies to pollenate. While that is all remarkable enough, this is also an extremely rare occasion: …

Rebecca Louise Law’s “Garten” at Bikini Berlin

30,000 suspended, real flowers make for a one-of-a-kind deconstructed garden in this transient art installation

Nothing offers a greater anticipatory nudge toward the summer that awaits than real flowers. In the colder climates of the Northern Hemisphere, flowers have already begun to bloom, but within the Bikini Berlin concept shopping center something more conceptual has taken hold. With copper wire and 30,000 live flowers donated by Tollwasblumenmachen.de—an affiliate of the Flower Council of Holland—London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law created “Garten.” …