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Watch a supercut of Stanley Kubrick’s obsession with the color red

From the budding supercut master who brought you ROYGBIV: A Pixar Supercut comes this short (and wildly re-watchable) exploration of Stanley Kubrick’s use of the color red. Aptly set to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the smartly-edited video clocks in at just over one minute. Though the cuts are quick, be warned that they obviously give some details away about Kubrick’s biggest films — which, if you haven’t seen, for shame — and in certain offices this could be considered NSFW because, you know… blood.

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Microsoft has a strange obsession with productivity

Microsoft started with a mission during the ‘80s to put “a computer on every desk in every home.” Having achieved that, the new Microsoft has bigger, more ambitious goals in an era where personal computing is moving to a mobile world Microsoft doesn’t dominate. Computers aren’t just working tools anymore, they’re components of our entire life. Apple is about creativity and simplicity; Google is about interconnectivity.

Microsoft has chosen productivity.

Productivity is at the center of everything Microsoft is now building across multiple rival platforms, a shift from the company’s focus on its own devices and services just a year ago under former CEO Steve Ballmer. Productivity is the new buzzword that Microsoft is slapping on…

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London’s Burgershack: The creative mind behind Burgerac manifests his obsession in a laid-back joint where high quality burgers and good times reign supreme

London's Burgershack


Since meeting London-based Burgerac several years ago, CH has kept a close eye on this burger fanatic’s creative interests. From reviewing almost every hamburger he came across and putting it online and in recordOutboundLink(this,…

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The Signs of Italy: Grafica della Strada: Louise Fili’s decades-strong obsession with the country’s diverse typography compiled in a fascinating photo book

The Signs of Italy: Grafica della Strada


It’s something of a rarity for a designer with such a storied career as NYC-based Louise Fili to trace the foundations of her career back to one single memory. The 2014 AIGA Medal-winner and self-described Italophile’s career in book design and food packaging…

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One-Off Ceramics by Leah Reena Goren: The Brooklyn-based illustrator manifests her flower and cat obsession onto dishes and vases to charming result

One-Off Ceramics by Leah Reena Goren


For a while now, Brooklyn-based illustrator Leah Reena Goren has caused waves due to her cat-influenced prints on tees, scarves and totes. In between working on her zine, …

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Wil Wheaton shows why Hollywood’s nostalgia obsession is killing movies

Do you remember the past? Hollywood is really hoping that you do — it’s much too difficult to appeal to human beings on a shared emotional level. Much easier to simply make reference to a toy popular when the largest movie-consuming demographic was young and hope that draws in the millions. This obsession with nostalgia has been particularly pronounced in recent years, neatly emphasized by the upcoming release of a gritty-fied movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the success of Michael Bay’s brain-melting Transformers franchise.

Wil Wheaton skewers the phenomenon perfectly in his new video, a trailer for fictitious title Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie. The trailer simply reels off a collection of…

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You can afford your Sriracha obsession because of this man

Sriracha is everywhere, but David Tran — CEO of its maker, Huy Fong Foods — would hardly know it. In a profile of Tran, Quartz describes the reclusive CEO as caring far more about making a good hot sauce than simply making profits. Despite rising ingredient costs and increased demand, Tran hasn’t once raised the wholesale price of Sriracha. The goal, he tells Quartz, isn’t to be a billionaire, just “to make enough fresh chili sauce so that everyone who wants Huy Fong can have it. Nothing more.”

Tran is almost obstinately against focusing on profits, according to Quartz. He doesn’t know how widely his star product is being sold, doesn’t advertise, and has turned down various buy-out offers. “People who come here are never…

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Bureau Subduction at Paris Design Week: Designed by Paul Venaille, this desk honors his obsession with volcanoes

Bureau Subduction at Paris Design Week


At this year’s Paris Design Week, CH hit now! Le Off at The Docks to catch an impressive collection of the week’s…

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Interview: Joao Teigas : We speak with the founder of This Way Up Percussion about Cajons, capoeira and his obsession with geometry

Interview: Joao Teigas


by Emily Millett Whether he is tapping his feet in tune to the music or drumming his fingers along to an imaginary rift, Joao Teigas lives by an unstoppable musical beat, an organic rhythmic flow that…

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