PNAU’s End of Summer Playlist for COOL HUNTING

The Australian electro-pop trio assembles some tracks via their own "secret method"

Australian electro-pop trio PNAU (Nick Littlemore, Peter Mayes and Sam Littlermore) might be best known for upbeat, summery dance jams, but to mark the official end of the season, they’ve made a playlist for COOL HUNTING that’s a departure from expectation. With tunes spanning rich electronic, minimal techno, new wave and more, the tracks found on this diverse playlist were selected by PNAU using what the band …

A Very David Shrigley Playlist

Some of the artist's favorite songs right now, selected to celebrate his new collaboration

Multi-talented British artist (and CH favorite) David Shrigley has teamed up once again with Melbourne-based design studio and store Third Drawer Down for a playful collection of trinkets and treasures. While it’s a relatively small collection, it’s ultimately Shrigley—with plenty of literal messaging and a hint of cynicism. There’s a series of buttons (saying Ploys Holp Me, Noodles, Potato, Look at my Badge, and Back …

The Death of the MP3

A file type that all but destroyed the music industry as it had existed for decades, the MP3 has reached the end of its life. Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in the late ’80s as a means to transmit sound information in small packages, MP3s then became a valid means to store information—until Fraunhofer started to give away a software that consumers …

Holly Miranda’s International Women’s Day Playlist for Cool Hunting

The singer/songwriter and instrumentalist's selection of songs for 8 March

In celebration of women almighty, all around the world, 8 March is a special day. Whether you’re able to participate in A Day Without Women, donate to a women-focused organization, or have committed to a different way to take part, International Women’s Day is about much more than equal pay for white, cisgender women in the Western World—it’s about justice and human rights for all …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Black women who designed iconic fashions, music for the weather, a long-lost continent and more

1.Scientists Have Found Evidence of a Lost Continent of Mauritia The lost continent of Mauritia is believed to have been pulled apart by geological forces and sunk to the bottom of the sea long, long ago and scientists have just found evidence that might prove that theory. When studying volcanic rocks on the island of Mauritius, scientists found some with zircon crystals embedded in them. …