Notes: On Hudson Yards

Our takeaways from exploring the micro-city, its monuments and restaurants

A city within the city of New York, the Hudson Yards district comprises 28 acres of residential, commercial and public space developed on top of and around the MTA’s former John D. Caemmerer West Side Storage Yard—once an untrodden abyss along the river. Almost all the statistics convey the staggering scope of this endeavor, beginning with the overall vision for 30 million-square-feet of new development. …

K+M Extravirgin Chocolate Bars

Thomas Keller and Armando Manni's cacao and olive oil sweets

Neither chocolate nor olive oil may be what immediately come to mind when considering the name Thomas Keller—the globally famous chef with three Michelin stars for his NYC restaurant Per Se. And yet, after yesterday’s launch of K+M Extravirgin Chocolate Bars it’s hard to separate Keller’s vision from this exploratory yet precise project. Keller partnered with Armando Manni, a master olive oil maker and a …

Best of CH 2012: People + Photo Ops

Words and images with the designers, photographers and innovators that inspired us

You won’t ever find a “Person of the Year” on Cool Hunting. We’re influenced by too many people and meet more every day that keep us motivated to do and create. When we have the opportunity to interview—and, if we’re lucky, to photograph—one of these outstanding individuals, those become some of the most rewarding stories. Here are seven people who kept us inspired in 2012. …