Book + Record Pairings That Highlight Milestones From NYC’s Music Scene

A nostalgic look at the some of the delights from the wildly influential cultural hub

No list of musical moments will ever come close to the momentous gravity of NYC’s influence on sound over the last century plus. The following pairings, however, aim to tap into some of our personal favorite milestones in the midst of it all. Some of them—the Beastie Boys Book and Paul’s Boutique, for example—connect directly. Others—like last year’s exquisite photographic study of the Chelsea Hotel and …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Art + Photography Nerds

From limited edition prints to art books, camera accessories and so much more

Sometimes a reminder of the world’s infinite beauty, art can also deliver important messages that are otherwise near-impossible to convey. As such, art, design and photography form the foundation of COOL HUNTING. Today, we present two of our most creative-minded gift guides: Art Nerds and Aperture Priority. For those interested in (or even obsessed with) photography and art in general, gifts that will inspire, assist, …

Tracing Harry Bertoia’s Legacy in “Bertoia: The Metal Worker”

A celebration of a designer, musician and artist who knew no bounds

Cataloging Harry Bertoia‘s work—which ranges from ambient music albums to the iconic diamond chair—is no simple feat. Bertoia seemingly knew no bounds—undefined by any singular medium or intention—and his influence remains wildly significant. In her new book, Bertoia: The Metal Worker, Beverly Twitchell attempts to distill his working life into 288 pages featuring 230 images and illustrations. The tome is gloriously designed, and doesn’t eschew appearance for …