Southampton Now Requires Vacant Storefronts to Display Local Art

The population of the villages within Long Island’s eastern end diminish severely as the summer season ends. With reduced foot traffic, businesses tend to shutter, casting a blight upon the other seasons. To breathe life into one town, and provide exposure for local artists, Southampton mayor Jesse Warren’s Storefront Art Project requires that landlords fill their vacant storefronts with art or receive a fine. This …

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 …