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SKULLS
SKULL AND CROSSBONES
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
BASELWORLD
BASELWORLD 2017
CHRISTOPHE CLARET
BOMBERG
HYT
FIONA KRUGER
Baselworld 2017: Modern Skull Art
With the tens of thousands of watches on hand at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, it's actually quite easy to draw out numerous thematic links or color stories—and yet, many of them never take hold outside of the fair. The use of skull iconography...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
DESIGN FAIRS
MILAN
ITALY
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
BRERA
VENTURA LAMBRATE
VENTURA CENTRALE
IL SALONE
TORTONA
LA TRIENNALE
Milan Design Week 2017: Preview Highlights
by Kyle Raymond Fiztpatrick Milan Design Week lives up to the hype of being a world class design destination; it's the most important design event on our calendar and is made up of many, many, many fairs and exhibits spread all over Milan. While...
SKIING
SKI GEAR
SNOW SPORTS
OUTDOORS
SPRING SKIING
OUTDOOR SPORTS
WINTER SPORTS
Spring Ski Gear
This week the equinox occurred, meaning—for the Northern Hemisphere—spring ski touring is right around the corner. Having comfortable no-fuss gear is key for an enjoyable trip during the warmer months. Like with all outdoor sports, it's best to...
ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTS
DESIGN
BOOKS
PHAIDON
MAD ARCHITECTS
CHINA
INTERVIEWS
MA YANSONG
Interview: Ma Yansong, Founder MAD Architects
by Alessandro De Toni When Westerners think about Chinese architecture, we oftentimes have two images in mind: old, grand pagodas settled on the top of a hill or titanic mega-projects breaking global records. Understanding the essence of Chinese...
VIDEOS
BULGARI
SPONSORED
ADVERTORIAL
FACTORY VISITS
JEWELRY
CRAFTSMANSHIP
HANDMADE
EUROPE
Bvlgari's New Manifattura
We spent two days at Bvlgari’s new state-of-the-art Manifattura—the most significant jewelry making workshop in Europe—located between Milan and Turin in Valenza, one of Italy’s largest and most historical gold-making capitals. On a property once owned...
NIKE
NIKELAB
AIR MAX
VAPORMAX
FLYKNIT
MARC NEWSON
SNEAKER DESIGN
SNEAKERS
SHOES
ACCESSORIES
NikeLab Air Vapormax + Marc Newson
We've reached the 30th anniversary of Nike's Air Max technology. For some that will trigger nostalgia over iconic silhouettes—and the technical capabilities they delivered. For the team at NikeLab, it was a milestone invitation to continue advancing...
FURNITURE
MATTRESSES
SLEEPING
BLANKETS
DECOR
NESTING
WELLNESS
WINTER
HOME
Gift Guide: Nesting
If you're hibernating in the dreary middle of winter (or staying indoors to escape the heat elsewhere in the world), a weekend or two indoors, focused on self-care, rest and relaxation, is essential every now and then. Whether you're reading, binging...
SAINT-ETIENNE DESIGN BIENNALE
DESIGN FESTIVALS
BIENNALE
FRANCE
SAINT-ETIENNE
TECHNOLOGY
INSTALLATIONS
ART
DESIGN
Highlights From Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
Located in the south east of France, the coal mining city of Saint-Etienne launched the Biennale Internationale Design 20 years ago. The 10th iteration recently opened (and will run through early April). Within, one will find an exploration of the...
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN INDABA 2017
DESIGN FESTIVALS
EDUCATION
INNOVATION
NELLY BEN HAYOUN
UNIVERSITY OF THE UNDERGROUND
Design Indaba 2017: Nelly Ben Hayoun's University of the Underground
The soon-to-open University of the Underground is taking on today’s institutions and power structures by redesigning the way in which a post-graduate course operates. Helmed by the palpably ambitious multidisciplinary designer Nelly Ben Hayoun, University...
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
RETROFUTURE
MCLAREN
RUF
CARS
DAVID BROWN
TECHRULES
ARTEGA
SUPERLEGGERA
The Automotive Retrofuture
The Geneva Motor Show stands out from the other car shows in the circuit for its high concentration of super cars, specialty coach builders and generally esoteric automotive presentations. It’s for this reason that we love the show and also consider...
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN INDABA 2017
DESIGN FESTIVALS
DESIGN
RUGS
DECOR
Design Indaba 2017: Sankara Rugs
Tying together the world's artisanal past and millennial future is multidisciplinary designer Nkuli Mlangeni, who, at this year’s Design Indaba festival, took home the award for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa with her graphically modern Sankara...
AIRBUS
ITALDESIGN
AUTOMOBILES
CONCEPT CARS
CARS
GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION
SELF-PILOTED VEHICLES
MOBILITY
URBAN PLANNING
MEGACITIES
Airbus + Italdesign Debuts Pop.Up Ground and Air Concept Vehicle System
Aviation specialist Airbus and Italian automotive design, styling and prototyping firm Italdesign's new Pop.up concept isn't just a land-to-air vehicle—it's an entire transportation system reimagined. At the core is a dynamic capsule that can be affixed...
FLASKS
DISCOMMON
THE MACALLAN
URWERK
SWISS WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
WATCHES
SCOTCH
SPIRITS
ALCOHOL
LIMITED EDITIONS
The Macallan + URWERK Dual Tank Flask
All tenured spirits drinkers will tell of the importance of drinking vessels. While the technically superior The Macallan + URWERK Flask hasn't been designed to maximize the notes of the Scotch whisky within, it's by far the most inventive item in...
KEY WRANGLER
CW AND T
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
KEYS
KEY RINGS
KICKSTARTER
KEYCHAIN
CHE-WEI WANG
TAYLOR LEVY
CW&T's Key Wrangler
The best design objects counter everyday problems with considered minimalism. Most of us know the key ring cluster sensation in our pocket or jangling in our bag, which, when pulled out, leads to fumbling. There are other types of key people, of...
GIFTS
FEMINISM
INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM
TRANS RIGHTS
GENDER
APPAREL
PLANNED PARENTHOOD
ACLU
WOMEN
ACCESSORIES
International Women's Day 2017 Gift Guide
International Women's Day isn't just about cisgender women, white women or American women—it's an important day to reflect on the hardships, power and resilience of women all over the world. This year's theme is "Be Bold For Change" and that is about...
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN INDABA 2017
DESIGNERS
EMERGING DESIGNERS
DESIGN FESTIVALS
SOUTH AFRICA
JEWELRY
FURNITURE
Design Indaba 2017: Exhibition Highlights
Juxtaposed with the exciting lineup of industry veterans who take the stage at Design Indaba are a group of locals who’ve been tapped to show their work at the festival’s Emerging Creatives and Featured Artists exhibition. Some have caught our eye...
CARS
SUVS
LAND ROVER
RANGE ROVER
GERRY MCGOVERN
CAR DESIGN
REDUCTIONISM
LONDON
LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM
AUTO
The New Range Rover Velar is Already in a Design Museum
Today Land Rover unveiled their all new vehicle, the Range Rover Velar, at the London Design Museum. While that sounds straightforward enough, it’s especially noteworthy that we’re talking about the global unveil of a new mid-sized luxury SUV—at a...
FEMINISM
ACCESSORIES
PINS
APPAREL
GIRL POWER
FEMINIST
BOOKS
ACTIVISTS
EQUALITY
Gift Guide: Girl Power
Despite what pop culture might show, the feminist movement has been in full swing for much longer than just the past few years. That said, having the movement for equality front and center in our collective consciousness is new—and remarkably satisfying...
DESIGN INDABA 2017
DESIGN INDABA
DESIGN INDABA FESTIVAL
DESIGN FESTIVALS
SOUTH AFRICA
CAPE TOWN
CONFERENCES
Design Indaba Festival 2017
Design Indaba is a truly inspiring annual festival of multidisciplinary creativity set to the stunning backdrop of Cape Town. We’ve been in attendance since 2010, and each year the program is packed with opportunities to learn, engage and celebrate...
REMY
COMPETITIONS
AWARDS
LIVE THEM AWARDS
LIVETHEM
SPONSORED
ADVERTORIAL
FOOD
COOKING
REMY MARTIN
FRIED CHICKEN
TAWNY GOODS
Introducing William Schwing: the First-Ever #LiveThem Award Winner
The first-ever #LiveThem Award—a unique initiative from Gear Patrol, COOL HUNTING and Rémy Martin®—has been fascinating to follow. The entries were countless and the passions wildly varied. The winner was difficult to pick, but ultimately we chose...
JEFFREY BEERS
JEFFREY BEERS INTERNATIONAL
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
BROOKLYN
GLASS
LIGHTING DESIGN
GOTHAM MARKET
THE ASHLAND
URBAN GLASS
KEEP
Architect and Designer Jeffrey Beers Discusses Gotham Market
Beneath The Ashland residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn a new eight restaurant center—Gotham Market—has just opened its doors. Within, one finds floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, reclaimed wood and, of course, numerous food and drink options...
TOM BLACHFORD
PALM SPRINGS
MIDNIGHT MODERN
MIDCENTURY MODERN
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BOOKS
POWERHOUSE BOOKS
PHOTO SERIES
ARCHITECTURE
Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...
MATTRESSES
LEESA
BEDS
SLEEP
WELLBEING
WELLNESS
AMERICAN MADE
Sapira Luxury Mattresses
While the one-kind-fits-all mattress isn't a new concept, getting it right is no easy task. Cool Hunting team members have tested several different versions and have, of course, found them to be of varying comfort and quality, but one certainly...
LEXUS
CARS
COUPES
LC500
TEST DRIVES
HAWAII
SPORTSCARS
AUTO
Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...
GEORG JENSEN
BARWARE
WINE
DRINKS
BAR
DESIGN
DECOR
ART DECO
DENMARK
Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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