Daisy Harris-Burland Turns Recycled Materials into Couture Fashion

A glimpse at one of Tiger Beer's "Uncaged" artists and an opportunity to join in the program

“I want people to be stunned by my work before they realize what it’s made out of,” fashion designer Daisy Harris-Burland says. The co-founder of Dumpster Design (and “Radical Designer of The Year” according to the UK Fashion Design Council) Harris-Burland crafts striking, extravagant and future-forward couture pieces—from materials she’s salvaged. In so many ways her work defies the age of fast fashion that’s grabbed …

CH Omakase 2017: BOLDR Expedition Jungle Scout Singapore Watch

Providing early access to a location-specific limited edition timepiece

Coupling fresh design with an accessible price point, BOLDR Supply Co consistently impresses in the world of new wave watch manufacturers. We’ve been following the brand for a few years now, as they’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding to bring their designs to life. For Omakase, Cool Hunting was able to present early access to a special edition of their Explorer series …

Growing Future Robot Materials

Hydrogel, commonly used for tissue engineering and soft robotics, can now grow in a way similar to plant and animal tissue—with some coaxing. Scientists can manipulate oxygen to create desired growth designs, guiding the substance’s self-assembly. Robots, and maybe even the medical field, will benefit from this development—a collaborative effort between Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Carnegie Mellon University. Read more about the process at …

BOLDR Expedition Swiss Automatic Field Watch

Six rugged, military-inspired styles from the repeat Kickstarter success story

Once again BOLDR has had great success launching their new models on Kickstarter, including their latest, the BOLDR Expedition Field Watch, which comes in six styles featuring a Swiss automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement inside. At 41mm it’s a very reasonably sized piece, and the case—in either machined 316L stainless steel or PVD—is as handsome as it is durable. The BOLDR team once again accurately checks …

DCA Design’s Optic Augmented Reality Cyclist Helmet

This year's Red Dot "Best of the Best" mobility concept award winner

Snap judgments play a heavy role in the world of cycling. And now, Warwickshire, UK—based agency DCA Design has a proposal to give cyclists even more necessary information to make decisions quickly and safely. Their proposal for Optic, the winner of this year’s Red Dot “Best of the Best” concept award in the mobility category, integrates a drop-down visor into a bike helmet. More than …