Venice Biennale 2019: The Art of Leftovers

From ceramic clothes to an inside-out plane, powerful pieces that use repurposed materials

Considering this year’s Venice Biennale title, “May you live in interesting times,” it makes perfect sense that many artists addressed human impact on the environment. To combat our excessive consumption and unending creation of waste, sustainable solutions are constantly created—or attempted. Perhaps the most common theme we found at this year’s event is one of upcycling and repurposing goods, from fish nets to discarded clothing. Here are …

RAGGEDedge Pack Mule

A limited edition duffle bag handmade in Virginia from water-resistant sailcloth

Founded in 1997 by a group of accomplished sailors with a knack for sewing, RAGGEDedge uses sailcloth, kevlar and carbon fiber to create small batches of bags and wallets in their Virginia-based workshop. With a distinct, Flywire-like look and well-documented strength, the heavy duty laminate materials lend a unique character to the brand’s rugged products. We’re particularly partial to the Pack Mule in carbon fiber …

Off Piste: West America + Woolrich

Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe create a limited-run, American-made collection of clothing for their epic motorcycle trip

For many, there comes a time when the to-do list never shortens and when free time doesn’t really feel free. This is where CH found longtime friends Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe just over a year ago. And this is what led the two—Hufnagel, a bicycle builder by trade; and Crowe, a custom motorcycle fabricator—to found West America, an outdoor lifestyle experiment centered on escaping …