Misaki Kawai’s “Moko Moko Doki Doki” Show at The Hole, NYC

The Kagawa, Japan-born, LA-based artist tells us about fluffy animals, onomatopoeia and more

Moko Moko Doki Doki, Misaki Kawai‘s fourth solo show at The Hole, promises to be just as bright and fun as one expects from the Kagawa, Japan-born, Osaka-raised, LA-based artist—but this time her direction is fluffy and wordy. From the beautiful to the bizarre, adorable, absurd, shiny, bubbly, puffy, kooky and playful, Kawai’s work provides viewers with the kind of off-kilter cheerfulness and escapism that’s …

Best of CH 2020: Link About It

Space news, sonic time capsules, shapeshifting material, people-powered initiatives and more

As we publish original articles throughout the day, we also share insightful, thoughtful and important stories, research, videos and photo essays from publications we respect and creators we admire. Each of these supports our own growth as writers, readers, viewers and listeners, and serves as a useful resource for our audience, who return to our ever-growing Link About It section. Below we have selected several …

Best of CH 2020: Editors’ Favorites

From outdoor art to virtual conversations, our picks from the year that was

Browsing the thousands of stories we published on COOL HUNTING each year provides us with meaningful memories. In 2020, the many experiences we had with people and places were significant, despite being very different from any year previous. The inability to travel, visit artist’s studios, dine next to a fascinating individual, and see shows in sweaty venues led us to attempt more creative ways of …