Tit Tee by Sarah Shikama

A playful, hand-beaded top that leaves almost everything to the imagination

Chicago-based visual artist and metalsmith Sarah Shikama is best known for her handmade jewelry (which draws inspiration from as varied subjects as Brancusi to the sea), but it was her “Tit Tee” that made us stop in our tracks. The hand-beaded, illustrated outline of breasts is cleverly subtle and an office-appropriate (maybe) way of expressing support for the #FreeTheNipple movement. The Tit Tee is available …

SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light

Tats, garters and brazen confidence in a photographic look at the underground movement

by Tara Fraser While pin-up girls have been around in some form for more than 100 years, the duo behind SuicideGirls paved their way onto the scene in 2001 by taking an alternative approach to mainstream notions of beauty. These days SuicideGirls are known internationally through their highly trafficked online hub, which celebrates unapologetic and daringly different women. The community organization has once again taken …

Best of CH 2012: Most Popular

Bike helmets, Fuelbands, photography, cop cars, nudity and the iPhone 5 topped our traffic charts last year

One thing we pride ourselves on at Cool Hunting is the strength and intelligence of our loyal audience. From the artists, designers and fascinating troublemakers we feature to the individuals of all professions, ages and interests worldwide who visit our site, we’re driven to uncover creativity and innovation in every cranny of the planet. In 2012, the stories that drove the most traffic offered insight …