Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Magical situations dominate the Dutch photographer's unlikely landscapes

Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland chooses to produce work in remote locations where the inhabitants have been forced to adapt to the natural conditions rather than the other way around. For her it is not about being where only very few people have been before, but about discovering authenticity in a space, which often means that beauty and wonder simply drop into her lap. It …

Four Innovations in the 2013 Mercedes Benz SL

Smart wipers, a magic roof and bass-in-your face all housed in a lightweight aluminum frame

On a recent California tour with Mercedes-Benz I stopped by their Design Center in Carlsbad to preview the all new 2013 SL. At first glance the the completely redeveloped SL’s aesthetic is both pleasing to the eye and the touch. The superlative 500 sports a new V8 with 435 hp, 22 percent reduced fuel consumption and increased torque, but aside from the seductive power and …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Conjuring Arts Research Center

Our video of the largest known collection of magic books, nestled in a secret NYC location

by Greg Mitnick Nestled in a hidden location in midtown Manhattan, the Counjuring Arts Research Center is ground zero for illusionists and historians alike. The Center provides a range of services, publishes scholarly journals, and teaches hospital-bound kids magic through its Hocus Pocus program. It is perhaps best known as home to one of the largest known collections of historic books, letters, and other media, …