Best of CH 2010: Top Five Color Stories

From a Maserati bike to a neighborhood revival project and Yves Klein's retrospective, the year in color

Color, perhaps the most powerful, immediate and accessible element in a designer or artist’s repertoire, blessed 2010 in abundance from all quarters. With products, fashion, art and social projects all proving that color is a key to unlocking human emotion on a multitude of levels, here are five offerings which had us more than tickled pink this year. Let’s Colour One of the most fantastic …

Best of CH 2010: Top Five Books

From public radio to public art, our favorite books for 2010 exemplify the beauty in freedom of speech and beyond

Though this year consumers had their pick of platforms with the e-reader, iPad and at its tail end, the ambitious Google eBooks project all at the pinnacle of published matter, print stood strong and proved that just like with the movies, the book is usually better. 3DD Photographer Henry Hargreaves’ “3DD” took an in-your-face approach with 86 pages of topless women, whose all-natural breasts were …

Best of CH 2010: Top Five Cool Hunting Videos

America's biggest antiques show, handmade instruments plus artisan cars, beds and chocolate from our favorite videos of 2010

Another great year for Cool Hunting Video, 2010 saw a cast of fantastic characters from Brooklyn to Bristol. While each video is its own compelling story, some of our personal favorites are highlighted below. Micachu and the Shapes We got an inside look at how British musician Micachu makes her instruments and her music with The Shapes. Their hands-on approach and experimental nature brought this …