Dukes of Chutney: Domino EP

Filmmaker Dustin Lynn reveals his musical side with a new band embracing cinematic electro surf sounds

We first came across Dustin Lynn’s visual creativity in connection with David de Rothschild’s Adventure Ecology initiative back in 2007. When we interviewed him last, Lynn was with de Rothchild on the Toxico Mission in Ecuador, where he was working alongside artists like Gabriel Orozco and photography duo Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg, documenting oil companies’ devastation of the Amazon rainforest. While garnering acclaim for …

Studio Visit: Martin Björnson

Playful furniture from a Swedish designer at the heart of Malmö's emerging scene

Recently inMalmfor The Conference, we took the time to visit local designer Martin Bjrnsonin his studio workshop. Bjrnson’s Bobbinstool has received a lot of design recognition this year, and we were intrigued to meet the man behind these colorful, oversized cotton reels. Bjrnson has made a name for himself with his playful approach to furniture design. It is no surprise that he named his production …

London’s Frieze Art Fair with Clay Ketter

A tour of the show, complete with insights from one of our favorite artists

This year Cool Hunting was fortunate enough to have the artist Clay Ketter as our companion at London’s Frieze Art Fair. Ketter is well known for his post-minimalist work that questions our relationship with everyday domestic objects through construction and fabrication techniques, and we have been fans of his for some time. His photo series “Gulf Coast Slabs”—which documented the destruction of homes after Hurricane …

Brutal, London

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory present the tough stuff in a crumbling basement in London

This year’s annual off-site Lazarides exhibition is brutal by name and by nature; hosted in a derelict modernist building in central London. The basement of 180 Strand has reached a state of dilapidation that requires navigating piles of rubble, holes in the floors and walls, and smashed up bathrooms. This space makes the previous underground location of choice—The Old Vic Tunnels—look positively luxurious with its …

Innovate Like A Misfit

Kyra Maya Phillips on how pirates, hackers and gangsters can teach us to be more creative and successful in business

Kyra Maya Phillips, the co-author of the upcoming book “The Misfit Economy,” encourages readers to think like pirates, gangsters and hackers when approaching business. While researching and writing the book, Phillips spent a couple of years delving into the darker side of innovation; setting out to uncover the often nefarious operating methods of society’s outcasts. Phillips and her co-author Alexa Clay wanted to know what …