CH Omakase 2016: Ember Mug

Control the temperature of your coffee or tea with this app-connected item

By Nat Livingstone Johnson A few degrees makes a big difference in the flavor and pleasure of your morning beverage, plus nobody wants to discard a coffee but when the last few sips are cold and stale, there’s no avoiding it. With the CH Omakase Ember Mug this ceases to be an issue. The app-connected mug maintains temperature for two hours when on the go, …

Starbucks’ Vice President of Design + Content Jeffrey Fields Reveals Their Red Cup Design

Discussing global brand identity and how it morphs for changing seasons

While coffee preferences vary and CH often prefers to consume local, indie coffee brands, Starbucks plays a critical role in global coffee adoption—and they aim to do so responsibly. Moreover, they’re one of only a handful of brands whose iconography has reached the world over. Since 1997, Starbucks has unveiled a holiday cup that’s become synonymous with seasonal change (we’ve chronicled their progression visually here, …

Studio Visit: Ben Medansky’s New Digs

With the space of his dreams, the LA-based ceramicists drawing upon even bigger inspiration

Just a few blocks south of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, ceramicist Ben Medansky rolls through his studio on a skateboard. Medansky—after outgrowing his original workspace—has a new 3,000 square foot home that has space for a gallery, office, work tables, sheeter, wheels, three kilns, spray booth, clay recycling area and a photo studio. And, during breaks from throwing vessels on a wheel or …