Cool Hunting Video Presents: Alberto Alessi

Alberto Alessi explains how industrial design should touch our senses, and then shows us by playing his iconic water kettle's whistle

by Gregory Mitnick In this video we sit down with third-generation design impresario Alberto Alessi to talk about his take on the emotional side of industrial design at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The CEO (he’s helmed Alessi for 39 years) shares his perspective on design objects, playing a whistle from one of his first collaborations to prove his point.

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Cool Hunting’s 48-Hour Shop

We set up shop at the Winter Market in DUMBO to sell wares from some of our favorite designers, like Kiel Mead, who designed our eye-catching installation

by Nat Livingston Johnson Cool Hunting’s recent retail experiment took the form of a weekend-long concept store at Brooklyn’s popular Winter Market. This video gets a few words on it from local designer Kiel Mead, who helped hand-pick the inventory of independently-produced goods and created the attention-grabbing installation.

Cool Hunting Video Presents: See It Split, See It Change

Doug and Mike Starn install a rhizomatic tree motif in an NYC subway station

by Brian Rigney Hubbard In this Capsule Video, we visit NYC’s latest subway installation by the artist-twins Doug and Mike Starn. The duo explains the rhizomatic tree-subway connection of the site-specific work and the process of printing their imagery onto the tiles.