Black Tomato’s Official James Bond Multi-Country Adventure

A thrilling European itinerary celebrates six decades of iconic secret agent

How Cheese Can Help Fight Climate Change

In Vermont, small artisanal cheesemakers are working to make cheese regeneratively and renewably in order to help combat climate change. For these turophiles, cheese is more than a delectable provision and could be a solution to the warming climate—one that harkens back 11,000 years. As University of Vermont’s professor of nutrition and food science Paul Kindstedt explains, that was “the beginning of an extraordinarily moist, …

Metallic Mushroom Bag

$18

BAGGU’s metallic mushroom print bag is a reusable, foldable tote covered in a shiny, earthy pattern replete with fungi as well as pops of blue and green. Generously sized and made from 100% recycled ripstop nylon, it can carry 50 pounds of mushrooms—or anything else.

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Artist Nick Cave’s Knoll Textile Collection

Ahead of Nick Cave’s forthcoming survey exhibition, Forothermore, opening at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum, the celebrated artist, sculptor, dancer and professor announced a collaboration with Knoll: a 10-piece collection of textiles “consisting of four upholsteries, three draperies and three wall-coverings.” The vibrant collection “conveys Cave’s sense of dimension, color and movement, with each design referencing a specific artwork and dutifully capturing the visceral and tactile essence of …

California Becomes the First Official Sanctuary State for Trans Youth

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom passed SB 107, a law that prohibits other states from prosecuting families seeking gender-affirming care in California. The new legislation (which was introduced by state senator Scott Wiener) makes the state the first official sanctuary for transgender youth, ensuring that no out-of-state subpoenas will interfere with a child’s right to receive gender-related care. Additionally, it protects the safety of …

Researchers Create Flying 3D Printers

In partnership with Imperial College London, Swiss research lab Empa has created flying 3D printers to aid in the construction of tall buildings and with repairs in hard-to-reach areas. The printers are affixed to drones that can carry small amounts of material to deposit in a designated location, a system informed by the collaborative work of bees. Their technology, called Aerial Additive Manufacturing, relies on …

Rare Diamond Suggests Earth has Oceans’ Worth of Interior Water

Below the Earth’s surface there is a layer known as the mantle, a mostly solid zone of the planet’s interior that is notoriously difficult to understand because humans have only been able to dig around seven miles deep. This is what makes a newly discovered diamond mined from 410 miles below the surface in Botswana so rare and significant: it contains inclusions (materials trapped inside …

Anthony Akinbola Ponders the Naturalization of Fetish at Sean Kelly Gallery

Paintings made from durags, a taxidermied goat and more in this NYC show

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Rainbow Denim Napkins

$72

LA-based Atelier Saucier is an eco-minded studio that aims to elevate tablescapes while working with sustainable, recycled and repurposed fabrics. The Rainbow Denim Napkins (part of their signature collection) have been crafted with 100% premium reclaimed fabric that’s soft but sturdy, and each boasts a different, contrasting edge that adds a cheerful splash of color. The generously sized napkins measure 17 by 17 inches, and …

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Fossora: Limited Burgundy Vinyl

$47

Björk’s 10th studio album, Fossora, marks a thrilling departure from the dreamy fantasyland captured in her last album, Utopia. Replete with hard techno, six bass clarinets and collaborations with Serpentwithfeet, Gabber Modus Operandi and Björk’s children, Fossora (the grammatically incorrect feminization of the Latin word for “digger”) was crafted during the pandemic and celebrates family and friendship. This version of the album appears on two limited burgundy vinyl …

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Deep Sleep Delights

$40

Working with local and sustainably grown produce, Rose crafts flower rosin products that merge culinary culture and farming. For the Deep Sleep formula, the LA-based company creates CBD-infused Turkish Delight-style treats that are powered by their house-made flower rosin, grown on their regenerative farm. The formula (which contains 10mg of CBD) utilizes the flower at its fullest expression of flavor and terpenes, infusing it with …

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Hand-Held Music Maker

$50

RUKUSfx is a motion-controlled device that provides young ones with a fun and approachable entry into music making and mixing. Moving the hand-held gadget (which also comes in custom tie-dye skins) creates sound effects that are unique to each type of movement. The 80 different effects can be combined with RUKUSfx’s 120 built-in tracks or any uploaded songs, with mixes recorded and played back right …

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MAVI: Doves

The second single from MAVI’s upcoming second LP, Laughing so Hard, It Hurts (out 14 October), “Doves” is a jazzy, mellow track that boasts warm, polished production by Dylvinci. With jingling chime effects, pretty background vocals and a subdued beat, it’s a languid, rich and hypnotic track.

Q: Stereo Driver

Singer, songwriter and producer Q (aka Q Steven Marsden) returns with “Stereo Driver,” his first single since his debut breakout album, The Shave Experiment. Opening with compressed drums, synths and Q’s smooth vocals professing love, the track sounds like it came straight from the ’80s—if it weren’t for hints of contemporary R&B and funky bass. All these elements make the song a transcendent, rich, timeless jam. …

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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 …

Large-Scale Art, Musical Performance and Stunning Landscape Converge at Tippet Rise Art Center

15 miles of trails with monumental sculptures set inside 12,500 rolling acres in Fishtail, Montana

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An AI art exhibition, a structure that predates Stonehenge, raising awareness about unpaid labor in prisons and more

Climate-Resistant Breadfruit Could Help Fight Food Insecurity

Many of our most consumed crops (like corn and wheat) will continue to be negatively effected by the climate crisis, leading to food insecurity for many, but scientists believe that the humble breadfruit could be part of the solution. High in fiber and rich with various minerals and vitamins, breadfruit (which is native to the Pacific Islands) is a starchy seedless fruit that is also …

The Soft Pink Truth feat. Jamie Stewart: La Joie Devant La Mort

From Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This?, the forthcoming album from The Soft Pink Truth (aka recording artist and producer Drew Daniel), the scintillating gothic-disco single “La Joie Devant La Mort” borrows words from French erotica author Georges Bataille as it delves into the thrill of queer cruising. Rapturous vocals were contributed by Jamie Stewart (best known as the founder of Xiu …

Customizable Suitcase

$550

Available in four standard sizes (carry-on, large carry-on, check-in or large check-in) and with expandable options that offer 28% extra space, every suitcase by ROAM is individually built to fit the customer’s needs. With plenty of hardy materials (including a polycarbonate outer shell and a washable inner lining), these suitcases are durable and practical. Create a colorway that’s easy to identify on the baggage carousel …

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Daniel Ricciardo’s Limited Edition Collaborative Wine Series, DR3 x St Hugo

We speak with the thrilling Formula One driver and chief winemaker Peter Munro on the project

For those who aren’t familiar with Formula One, Italian-Australian racecar driver Daniel Ricciardo made his mark by being one of the most exciting figures in the sport. After winning his first race at the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix, Ricciardo followed it up with five more podiums and two more wins before the end of the season. Over the next eight years Ricciardo had 24 podium …

Pro Deluxe Tan Leather Boxing Gloves

$125

Handcrafted from cowhide leather, Modest Vintage Player’s Pro Deluxe gloves merge nostalgic design with contemporary elements that enhance performance. Available in standard 12-, 14- or 16-ounce sizes (and small/medium or large/extra-large), they’re made by third-generation artisans who specially craft them with triple-layer padding technology, enhancing their durability and protection.

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