CH Edition: Morocco

For our fourth hosted travel experience we visited three magical cities, each full of inspiring craft, design, food and people

COOL HUNTING Edition hosted travel experiences are our version of a couture line. Like the fashion analogy, they’re a halo product, a pinnacle, a dream. They share our curiosity as editors, are shaped by the people we know and meet during our research and are laced with powerful, scenic, emotional, delicious, reflective, layered and beautiful moments. Each experience—Zambia (twice!), Cuba and now Morocco allow our …

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Opens in Marrakech

Named after the 54 countries that make up the African continent, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (sometimes stylized as 1-54) launched in London back in 2013, the first art fair dedicated to the work of African artists. It then opened its door in New York in 2015. Now, a third iteration opens its doors this weekend in North Africa—setting down in the art-embracing historic hotel …

CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes

Limited edition leather accessories made in Fez, Morocco

AAA is a design collective led by Alfred (aka Carmelo Tedeschi), an Italian designer and artist living in Fez. Tedeschi partners with fair trade local makers to bring to life his fashion-forward style within the world of Moroccan craft leather goods. Tedeschi is currently into tie-dyed leather and we’ve made good use of scraps from hides that were cut for larger pieces to create our …