A Vision for Inside and Outside from Rottet Collection at ICFF 2022

Architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet debuts kinetic furnishings at this year's fair

Spotify Tests New Feature that Incorporates Artists’ NFTs

Spotify has recently started testing a new feature that lets artists incorporate and promote their NFTs on the streaming service. The feature, which is currently running on select Android apps in the US, will allow users to preview artists’ NFTs on their profile page and tap through to view and buy them on an external marketplace. “Spotify is running a test in which it will …

Divid Mid

$140

Flirting between combat boots and mid-top sneakers, the Divid Mid is a collaborative project between Muscovite designer Xenia Telunts and planet-conscious footwear brand Primury. The collaborators combined a gender-neutral ethos with a belief in long-lasting quality to create these organic canvas sneakers, which nod to the USSR principle of doing more with less. Price is in Pounds.

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Microsoft Redesigns the Mouse for People with Disabilities

Around one billion people in the world live with a disability, which is why Microsoft is launching an Adaptive Accessories range that provides a more accessible keyboard and mouse experience for PC or iPhone. The kit (which will be available later this year) has three elements: a square mouse, a button with programmable pressure sensors and a hub that connects everything. Button designs are easily interchangeable and …

CRAVE’s New Collection Merges Sex Positivity and Jewelry

From necklaces that double as pleasure objects to the world’s first crowd-funded vibrator, CRAVE creates luxury products that champion erotic pleasure and self-expression. The company continues this ethos with their ICON and ID Cuffs, funding on Kickstarter now. Part bracelet and part handcuff, these pieces are a subtle yet stylish way to embrace pleasure. The ICON, made with genuine leather straps and stainless steel hardware, …

Record-Breaking Suspension Footbridge Opens in the Czech Republic

Connecting one mountain to another, 95 meters above the valley floor, the world’s longest suspension footbridge—measuring 721 meters or 2,365 feet—has opened in the Czech Republic. Located in the Dolní Morava resort (about 123 miles east of Prague), the bridge—named Sky Bridge 721—took two years to construct and is now open to visitors seeking thrills and stunning views of the Jeseníky mountains. The attraction will …

Remi Wolf: Michael

A sonically laidback but visually vibrant single, Remi Wolf’s “Michael” sees the California-born psych-pop singer and songwriter slowing things down from her maximalist debut album, Juno. The indie-leaning single pairs subdued production with vulnerable, narrative lyrics about “a manic and obsessed woman who craves the high she gets from Michael’s attention and is willing to delve deep into a masochistic toxic pit to get it,” says …

LaCollection’s Immersive, In-Person Egon Schiele NFT Exhibition For Frieze NYC

An introspective pop-up that will allow Vienna's Leopold Museum to acquire a rediscovered Schiele masterpiece

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Stack Candle

$29

Designed to be combined in endless formations with other candles or simply to delight on its own, Yod and Co’s Stack Candles are colorful and structurally playful. Each is hand-poured by skilled Fair Trade artisans in Indonesia and features eco-friendly dye, which gives the candles a subtle multi-colored effect and uniqueness. Price is in Pounds.

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Cherries Beach Towel

$125

British-born, NYC-based art director and graphic designer Peter Miles turns grocery store weekly circular ads into bold, vibrant beach towels denoting produce and pantry items, from cherries to steak, ketchup, Cool Whip and more. The jacquard towel is composed of 96% cotton, and the bright colors encompass Miles’ bold, playful style.

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Out in the World With Gaetano Pesce

$58

From pink foam buildings to couches that resemble jester hats, off-kilter chairs made of resin and wobbly vases, beloved Italian architect, designer and artist Gaetano Pesce expanded the world of design over his 50-year career to include unexpected materials and political and social commentary. Vibrant and inventive, Out in the World With Gaetano Pesce compiles the 82-year-old pioneer’s iconic and never-before-seen work with an essay …

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Standing Flower Bubble Vase

$52

From Denmark-based Studio About (helmed by architect Mikkel Lang Mikkelsen), the Standing Flower Bubble is an elegant and illusory vase, appearing as if the circular vessel (balanced atop a clear base) is floating mid-air. While visually delicate, the mouth-blown glass bubble is made from durable, scratch-resistant borosilicate glass and comes in a range of hues (amber, cyan, blue or green) and different tube heights (tall …

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Obongjayar feat. Nubya Garcia: Wrong For It

Calabar, Nigeria-born, London-based artist Obongjayar has just released his debut album, Some Nights I Dream of Doors, and from it comes “Wrong For It” featuring jazz musician Nubya Garcia. The track incorporates synth-pop, hip-hop, jazz, electronic and West African influences, creating a genre-defying amalgam. His layered vocals, whistles, horns, synths and soft percussion combine to create a laidback but vibrant energy.

A.M. Boys: Give Me Time

A.M. Boys—a Brooklyn duo composed of songwriter and electronic musician John Blonde and record producer, engineer and musician Chris Moore—released the cerebral and vibe-soaked third single from their forthcoming debut album, Distance Decay (out June 3). Dubbed “Give Me Time,” the spacious track’s origins percolated up out of a jam session. It “started as a live improv during an after-party at our recording studio, Glowmatic …

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Ferrari Roma Tailor Made, Specially Crafted for COOL HUNTING

A glorious amalgam of Japanese and Italian craftsmanship and style

In 2019 we were invited by Ferrari to participate in their Tailor Made customization program with the encouragement to expand and explore the use of colors, materials and finishes further than the luxury automaker has ever done before. We had just returned from our CH Japan trip, and as we were still inspired by indigo and traditional Japanese crafts we decided to bring some of …

MISZCZYK feat. Laetitia Sadier: In The Dark

Ontario-based producer MISZCZYK (aka Nyles Miszcyzk) releases “In The Dark,” a spellbinding just-over-two-minute-long single featuring vocals from Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier. The mystifying track will appear on Miszcyzk’s forthcoming debut album, Thyrsis of Etna, out 15 July. Artist Jesse Yules created the appropriately magical music video, wherein a woman builds a world outside her window.

Test Drive: 2023 Nissan Z

Nostalgia and modernity combine in this appealing new sports car

Kendrick Lamar feat. Taylour Paige: We Cry Together

Kendrick Lamar returns with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, the Pulitzer-winning rapper’s highly anticipated fifth LP and the first to be released since 2017’s critically acclaimed DAMN. In addition to the inclusion of many frequent collaborators, the album welcomes Zola actor Taylour Paige on the powerful duet, “We Cry Together” (also featuring a Florence + the Machine sample) that centers on an escalating argument. Though …

Researchers Uncover a Fragment of the Asteroid That May Have Killed Off Dinosaurs

Paleontologists discovered a tiny fragment that may have been from the asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs, as revealed in a new documentary Dinosaur Apocalypse. Found in the Tanis fossil site in North Dakota, the fragment was preserved in amber after landing in tree resin upon impact, enabling researchers to identify the chromium, nickel and other materials that suggest …

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Converting salt water to drinking water, recycling face masks in concrete, an exhibition of abortion stories and more from around the web

Thermal LS Jersey

$215

Australian cycling brand MAAP collaborates with fellow Melbourne-based label Perks and Mini (aka PAM) for a collection of bold apparel and accessories. The thermal long-sleeve jersey (available in men’s and women’s sizes) has been made from thermo-regulating, moisture-wicking fabric, ensuring comfort and warmth. With three back pockets and a YKK Vision Ziplock, it’s a functional and practical garment that’s covered in PAM’s signature graphics and …

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