Cool Hunting Video: Studio Formafantasma on Creative Collaboration

We hear from the couple about their creative process, working relationship and how important it is to say "no."

Based in The Netherlands, Studio Formafantasma is the Italian design duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The creative team met and began conceiving projects before deciding to apply for a design degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After graduating in 2009 they established their studio in Amsterdam and have been charming the design world with their award-winning work ever since. In this video we hear …

Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict

We return to LA to check out the latest in the auto shop's Derelict series of reborn automobiles

A few years ago, we profiled the ICON 4X4 Bronco on a trip to Los Angeles. For our Rare Discoveries Series with The Macallan, we returned to Jonathan Ward’s exceptional shop to explore the journey of one of his newer projects: the Derelict Series. Ward—never one to set a common goal—has spent the last several years collecting and revamping American classics. He takes these vintage …

Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press

From papermaking to printing and publishing, this upstate NY-based company does it all while keeping modern technology at arm's length

When upstate in Newburgh, NY recently, we visited Thornwillow Press headquarters. Founder Luke Ives Pontifell (who started the company in 1985 as a labor of love) guided us through his diverse collection of printing processes and presses, as well as his eclectic anthology of original published works. Offering a high honor to the written word, Thornwillow Press preserves antiquated printmaking and book-binding techniques and shares …

Cool Hunting Video: Art of Cardistry

Dan and Dave Buck, a dynamic duo who elevated card flourishing to new levels

For the third video in our Lincoln Hello Again Series we traveled to Los Angeles, CA to spend a few days with Dan and Dave Buck, twin brothers with a shared passion for magic. Interested in illusion from a young age, the pair are not typical performers—they won’t be levitating or sawing anyone in two anytime soon. Instead they practice cardistry, an incredible blend of …

Cool Hunting Video: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

A peep inside NYC's municipal recycling reveals the vastly complex task of material recovery and reuse

New Yorkers have been required to recycle for over 25 years. While it’s part of everyday life, what happens after the bags are loaded into a truck largely remains a mystery. We recently spent the day in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to take a look at the newly opened Sims Municipal Recycling facility that focuses on material recovery. Just one step in the …