Studio Visit: BUAISOU, Brooklyn

How the Japanese artisans create natural indigo dye from scratch

Here at CH, indigo is our muse (we’ve even dedicated a Gift Guide to it this year) but sometimes, the final product can’t tell the entire story on its own. Natural indigo blue is not an easy color to achieve, is the takeaway from our conversation with BUAISOU, a unique collective that not only grows and harvests indigo leaves in Tokushima, Japan but also does …

Cool Hunting Video: MB&F

A look inside the workshop of the most creative mind in contemporary watchmaking

For the first video in our Lincoln Hello Again series, we traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to visit one of the most forward-thinking watchmakers on the planet. In the digital age, when the smartphone has become the modern-day pocket watch, the traditional wristwatch has become something of a relic. It serves more as a fashion accessory or status symbol—especially mechanical watches, with their complicated movement. MB+F …

Jon Burgerman: Racing Lines

The Brooklyn-based artist's upcoming exhibition and workshop at London's prestigious Southbank Centre

NYC-based artist Jon Burgerman will be taking a transatlantic flight back home for his upcoming show “Racing Lines” at London’s prestigious Southbank Centre, opening on 12 November 2013. Armed with pens and—sometimes digital—paint, Burgerman’s works are cartoonish and monstrous, colorful and enigmatic, all at the same time. His improvisational doodling is immediately recognizable and brings seriousness to the idea of play. For those of us …