Jonas Åkerlund at Liberatum

Sweden's legendary video director talks story-to-screen at Liberatum’s recent stop in Berlin

Liberatum, the global series of summits and seminars that celebrate creativity in its many forms, made a stop in Berlin to celebrate the opening of the new Soho House apartments. The program brought together great minds and big names like Stephen Frears, Jonas Åkerlund, James Franco, Kim Cattrall, Marianne Faithfull and Carmen Dell’Orefice to discuss their respective areas of expertise in film, music and fashion. …

I.D. Design Cast: Injecting Play into the Design Process

Inaugurating a series of live online videos—redubbed design casts—hosted by I.D. Magazine, " tomorrow Loosen Up: Injecting Play into the Design Process" continues the discussion started in their current issue about the role of play in the design process in a web browser near you starting at 4pm. Rinat Aruh and Johan Liden of NYC–based design group Aruliden will moderate the live webcast, bringing their …

Trendwatching Seminar

As you know, Cool Hunting is a daily update on things we like. Despite the name, we don't report on trends. Yesterday I (along with Spear and others in the blogosphere) experienced one of Reinier Evers' Trendwatching seminars. I've been a subscriber of the Trendwatching.com newsletter for years, but this was the first seminar I've attended. If you're in need of a quick, high-impact trend …