Architect and Designer Jeffrey Beers Discusses Gotham Market
Uniting eight distinct restaurants within Brooklyn's The Ashland
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...
All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC
Sarah Hueniken leads a team on various multi-pitch routes through Field, in Banff National Park
Sarah Hueniken is one of the strongest ice- and mixed-climbers in the world (regardless of gender) and while she does spend time competing, the majority of her year is dedicated to guiding and teaching the sport. She leads private trips for ice-, rock...
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Seedlip, The Non-Alcoholic Spirit
Two copper-pot-distilled, handcrafted liquids lending the illusion of alcohol
It almost seems unnecessary to say, but there are many alternatives to drinking alcohol. None, however, offer what Seedlip does. Producer in copper stills just like a premium alcohol, Seedlip is a non-alcoholic spirit quite reminiscent of gin...
Steven Spazuk's Impressive Fire Art
The artist tells us his Zippo lighter is both a tool and a muse
In a truly romantic tale, artist Steven Spazuk says that the idea to paint using flames came to him in a dream. After his first attempt—which resulted in a page burnt to a crisp—he became obsessed with perfecting the technique. From there, he started...
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Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
The Palm Springs modernist architecture photo series in hardcover form
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...
Sapira Luxury Mattresses
Crafted from high-quality, 100% American-made materials, a bed component for easy sleeping
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...
Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
We get behind the wheel of the auto brand's new flagship coupe
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...
Chances With Wolves: Nina Simone Birthday Playlist
Celebrating the unrivaled talent, a selection of songs assembled by the NYC-based DJ outfit
NYC-based DJ outfit Chances With Wolves (CWW) has long been a CH favorite (check out their Fourth of July playlist from a few years ago) for their musical philosophy, encyclopedic knowledge of tunes, and personal positive vibes. Nothing, however, outshines...
Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Bar and wine designs that blend minimalism, sophistication and function
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...
"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
We speak with Taschen's Sexy Books editor, Dian Hanson, about what makes Hang's work so powerful
Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings in Beijing, all providing an escape from the imposing world around him and breaking from a pervasive Chinese...
Vale to two legendary funk and soul musicians, a new song from Little Dragon and more in our musical round-up
Little Dragon: High Along with a video for their glistening new track "High," Swedish band Little Dragon has announced a North American tour that will begin in April. The first release from the four-piece since 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, the song is...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
Cameras made from drinking straws, the possible return of a classic Nokia, the world's tallest atrium and more
1. Royal Egyptian Scribe's 3,000-Year-Old Tomb Dating back to the Ramesside period, around 1200 BCE, a tomb has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. Japanese archaeologists, led by Waseda University Professor Jiro Kondo, made...