Elizabeth Hargrave’s Surprisingly Successful Board Game

In the board-game world, where characters are often zombies and military figures, Elizabeth Hargrave’s Wingspan takes a different route. With scientifically accurate descriptions and depictions of birds, it’s a card-based game in which each player’s goal is to attract birds to their network of wildlife preserves. Players assign birds, outfitted with special powers and specific capabilities, to habitats and tally points based on whether or …

COOL HUNTING’s Josh Rubin, A$AP Rocky and Gorden Wagener at SXSW

At SXSW, our founder and EIC Josh Rubin moderated a conversation between Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG’s chief design officer Gorden Wagener and hip-hop artist and fashion designer A$AP Rocky—who also has worked with MB. The three discussed cars, music, branding, culture and more—all through the lens of design. Referencing his most recent album, Testing, Rocky said, “People such as myself and other artists are …

Cork Wellness Products by 42 Birds

Sustainable and recyclable, this material is also kinder to your body

Crafted entirely from cork, 42 Birds‘ collection of health and wellness products—a roller, mat, massaging balls and block—are environmentally friendly, minimal and anti-microbial alternatives to garish, chemical-based options that saturate the market. The cork used (which is sustainably harvested from Spain and Portugal) doesn’t retain odors and requires little cleaning—thanks to the fact that it naturally kills bacteria and germs. “We launched our new cork …