CH Omakase 2017: Sabah + Fernanda Uribe Shoes

Handmade in Turkey, hand-painted in NYC, these slip-ons are otherworldly

When living in Turkey, Sabah founder Mickey Ashmore developed a fascination with Turkish footwear, which led him to Gaziantep and a collaboration with the craftsmen of one of the oldest family workshops there. The result was a pair of hand-stitched shoes—a modern take on a traditional style. Ashmore wore that first pair back in the United States and began fielding requests from friends who wanted …

CH Omakase 2017: Hickies Swarovkski Edition

Exclusive navy shoelace replacements in an edition of 100

Hickies—stretchy cords that replace traditional shoelaces—are not only convenient, they also provide slip-on comfort while keeping everything snuggly in place. For the 2017 holiday season the brand introduced their Swarkovski edition for an extra sparkly and luxurious look. For CH Omakase, we offered this crystal iteration in an exclusive navy colorway. With the breadth and depth of our Omakase program, collaborations like this reflect many …

Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask

Applying the sneaker brand's innovative, forthcoming material to a fitness prototype

As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam’s Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series of “active sitting” chairs. NYC’s Joe Doucet proposed form fitting running gloves. And London’s Modla ventured into the territory of high altitude training masks. These items all employ …

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Fast Shipping

Last-minute ideas for those panicking about presents

Each year the holidays sneak up and oftentimes you have just a few days to buy gifts for someone—or everyone. Thankfully many online retailers offer two-day or overnight shipping. It might come at an additional cost, but that’s the price for being busy or a little disorganized. If you’re in the midst of a present panic, take a look at our Fast Shipping Gift Guide …