The Thing Quarterly’s “ONE LAST THING”

Founders Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan address the final chapter of their 10-year-old conceptual publication

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” and such is the case with 10-year-old conceptual publication The Thing Quarterly, whose final issue is available for pre-order now. The last issue is (aptly) a pair of bookends designed by Dave Muller, along with “ONE LAST THING”—a catalogue of every single edition of The Thing over its decade of creativity. From a …

Digital Scrapbooking With Body Parts

A digital art project by Carnegie Mellon University student Miles Peyton lets you upload and interact with animated GIFs of human body parts. Titled “Parts, Parts, Parts,” the project is available on three different website pages and allows users to configure their own work of art using snippets of body parts from other users. Peyton describes the piece as an “anonymous, interactive alternative to sending …

Off Piste: Neon Daze and Winter Waves

Artists Corey Smith and Mike Parillo bring snowboarding back to its roots with experimental handmade boards

Four years ago, burnt out on the way mainstream snowboarding was headed, artist and professional snowboarder Corey Smith turned to his Lake Tahoe garage/studio for refuge. Here, he founded Spring Break Snowboards, an art project aimed at bringing the activity he loved back to the basics by way of handmade wooden snowboards meant for riding deep powder. Shortly thereafter, we caught up with Smith and …

Art Shanty Projects

A temporary community of artist-made ice huts brings the audience into the arts experience

Minnesota may be known for ice fishing, but the huts many a grandfather once huddled in have nothing on those created for the Art Shanty Projects, an artist-driven community temporarily located on White Bear Lake, MN. Centered on the idea of repurposing unregulated public spaces, the project aims to create artistic environments in the hopes of exploring the notion of what art is and can …

Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Two

Our latest shipment with the subscription service features Joshua Harker's 3D filigree brilliance

Back in November 2011, we announced our partnership with the subscription service Quarterly Co., which offers users the chance to receive gifts in the mail from a roster of design-minded contributors four times per year. For the second shipment, Cool Hunting co-founders Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten sent subscribers a miniature “Crania Anatomica”, a sculpture by Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker. We first learned about Joshua …