Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads

A hidden collection of rare and beautiful Japanese textiles in Brooklyn, NY

NYC’s five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads, a boutique collection of rare Japanese textiles hidden inside an apartment building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Szczepanek has been collecting these …

Best of CH 2013: Cool Hunting Video

From pinball machines to vintage planetarium projectors, we take a look back at some of this year's best videos

As people around the world prepare for the holidays and the new year, what better time then to look back on all of the standout Cool Hunting content from 2013. CH Video traveled from California to Georgia, met some memorable characters and got to go behind the scenes in some remarkable locations, from the largest lunchbox collection in the world to the factory of New …

Table of Contents

Portland gets a high-design shop with an editorial bent

Table of Contents, a recently-opened concept shop in Portland, Oregon, is a quiet refuge within the bustling Old Town neighborhood. Located just off Burnside Street in Chinatown, Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro’s new venture is a welcome departure from the eclectic mix of dive bars, arcades, Internet cafes and thriving restaurants. You’ll notice its tranquility even upon entering, where, next to the door rests a …

Wrk-shp Spring 2013

Fifties-era Case Study Homes and the SoCal spirit inform Airi Isoda's latest collection

Continuing to mine the world of architecture for inspiration, Wrk-shp designer Airi Isoda reveals a Spring/Summer 2013 apparel collection based on the Case Study homes built in Southern California in the 1950s. With the fourth collection, crisp lines and structured silhouettes begin to establish a distinct vibe for the designer, while simultaneously creating a lightness just right for the year’s milder seasons and, of course, …

Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom

Reflecting on pin-up photography's hottest femme fatale

In a time of rampant racism and sexism, before the word feminism had entered the American lexicon, there was a culture of taboo surrounding scantily clad pin-up girls that was dominated by men with cameras. In a scenario where women were always on one side the lens, an industrious young lady made a name for herself on both. The stunning Bunny Yeager started as a …