Best of CH 2020: Interviews

Reflecting on the group of multi-talented, multi-disciplinary, inspirational creatives we spoke with this year

Year in and year out, perhaps even more so during this global pandemic, we desire conversations with creative people and the opportunity to understand their motivations and processes. Be they artists and designers or innovators and inventors, those driving us toward the future and beyond have valuable insight to share—and we at CH delight in conveying it to our readers. This year, while not in-person, …

Boy Smells Founder Matthew Herman on Scent and Gender

Reimagining personal care products in a more fluid and inclusive manner

Despite its name, LA-based Boy Smells—founded by David Kien and Matthew Herman—makes underwear and candles that aren’t intended for one gender; rather the brand is a purposeful amalgamation of masculinity and femininity and everything between. Conversation around personal care products typically being hyper-gendered led Kien and Herman to experiment within the space. They made candles in their kitchen with the mission to explore the dismissal …