COOL HUNTING Omakase Solves the Holiday Shopping Conundrum

Yes, you need to think about the holidays in June

If you haven’t heard yet, we’re doing something ambitious this 2016 holiday season. COOL HUNTING Omakase is a materialization of the research and effort we put into our evergreen Gift Guide married with our coveted product collaborations and delivered as a surprise box. The Omakase box, now available for purchase, will be filled with a mix of never-seen-before, limited edition, not-yet-available or collaboratively designed items …

Studio Visit: Inkwell Helmets

In a bathroom-sized space in Manhattan, Danielle Baskin rethinks bike helmets as a billboard for personal expression

Danielle Baskin first popped up on our radar as the artist who was painting the easily recognizable (and for those from the Northwest, iconic) PDX airport carpet patterns onto bike helmets. Evidently, she paints a lot more than that (though these are going to become a hot commodity once the airport replaces the carpet this winter). Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational …

Young Czech Shoe Designers

Three talented fashion graduates take on modern footwear

by Adam tch There is a fresh new wave rising in Czech fashion. Relatively young names have come onto the scene, and several new events have been established to showcase their work. In recognition of the talent, we’ve gathered three exceptional fashion designerscoincidentally, all graduates of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (AAAD) in Praguewho are helping to pioneer the future of shoe design. …