Vanity Fair: Where One Design Guru Surfs

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Paul Warwick Thompson might not be an Internet junkie—he spends only a few hours a day online—but he knows a well-designed Web site when he sees one. That's because Thompson, 45, is the director of the Smithsonian's New York City–based Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the only museum in the United States exclusively devoted to design…

Given his credentials, it's no surprise that Thompson has an eye for innovative Internet sites. He thinks Josh Rubin's Cool Hunting, a site about inspiring objects, is a must-click "for the less cerebral, more amusing trend-spotting and product-spotting information."
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Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin is COOL HUNTING's founder, editor and executive creative director. He brings his background as a photographer and expertise as a user experience designer to his point of view on what makes a good story for CH—this most often include some kind of intersectionality between art, culture, technology and design. Josh is a bit of an urban hippie, obsessed with most things Japanese, a Sealyham Terrier lover and very food motivated.

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