Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture

Extremely creative drinks from a breathable cocktail to a human skull chalice

London’s Bompas & Parr is the design duo behind a lot of truly unusual projects that stretch the limit of how we think about and experience food and drink. Previous creations include an actual steamship set in jelly, air fresheners with scents inspired by the apocalypse, and a chewing gum factory with 40,000 taste combinations. Sam Bompas and Harry Parr are interested in “states of …

Artist Nino Sarabutra

See how one Thai sculptor takes on the growing norms of societal over-indulgence

During our recent venture to Bangkok, we stopped by the home and latest exhibition of Thai artist Nino Sarabutra. Sarabutra showed us her portfolio of work, mostly consisting of porcelain sculptures, that lives throughout her house and garden. Sarabutra then guided us through the ideas behind her exhibit “What Are We Drinking?” in which she challenges social norms of consumption with her porcelain, glass and …

Cool Hunting Video: Paul Cocksedge

Experiments in light, space and depth in the London-based designer's first US solo show

Moments before the opening of his first solo exhibition, London-based designer Paul Cocksedge spoke with CH. With a background primarily in creating large-scale, temporary light installations with his design firm, Cocksedge’s premiere of smaller pieces in his first US exhibition paved the way for a unique set of installations. He told us about the concepts and processes behind some of the show’s pieces, giving a …

Cool Hunting Video: SOFTlab for Sonos Studio

Sound visualized through light at the latest interactive installation in LA

SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio, recently took on the challenge of creating a piece to be featured in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. The only instruction for the project was to build an interactive structure that unifies light and sound. Custom designed from the bottom up, SOFTlab created an exceptional interactive installation that lets users and musicians participate in an active aural and …

Gillette at (HIS)Story

The thematic concept shop's latest installation celebrates men's style and grooming

Advertorial content: We recently spent some time at the freshly launched (HIS)Story installation at NYC’s STORY concept shop in Chelsea to check out the well-edited selection of men’s style and grooming goods. From Malin + Goetz to Diptyque to 3×1 Denim and more, the installation—which features around 140 brands—is tailored to suit the tastes of myriad modern men. At the top of our list was …