Viking Textiles Reveal Misconceptions About Women’s Power in Medieval Societies

The understood role of North Atlantic Viking women is often domestic, placing them second to men. However, new studies reveal these assumptions were made with present-day bias and that women were integral to the evolution of Medieval societies. At the forefront of this research is Michèle Hayeur Smith, an anthropological archaeologist at Brown University who analyzed textiles from the era to unearth the lives of …

COOL HUNTING Ferrari Roma Tailor Made’s Japanese Artisans: Indigo

Exploring the unique natural process behind Sukumo Leather

To push Ferrari‘s Tailor Made customization program to its limits—and bring our Ferrari Roma Tailor Made, Specially Crafted for COOL HUNTING to life—we commissioned components from several Japanese artisans that we visited during our 2019 CH Japan trip (and later collaborated with on our CH Omakase collection). Among the extraordinary custom additions, which include a signature Kamon (or personalized emblem) and Sakiori (textiles that have been upcyled from historic kimonos), the …

COOL HUNTING Ferrari Roma Tailor Made’s Japanese Artisans: Kamon

Kyogen teaches us about the art of the Japanese kamon and shows how ours was made

A subtle element of the Ferrari Roma Tailor Made, Specially Crafted for COOL HUNTING is a kamon, a Japanese house crest featured on the interior of the car. Designed at the request of Ferrari to demonstrate the depth of personalization capabilities of their Tailor Made customization program, the Roma we collaborated on features bespoke aspects that we commissioned from many of the Japanese artisans we visited …