CH Zambia: Geren Ford Safari Jackets

One-of-a-kind upcycled safari jackets handmade in LA for our safari guests

For our first Cool Hunting Edition travel experience we brought 24 friends and readers on safari in Zambia. Over the course of eight days CH Zambia guests experienced the wonders and wildlife of Africa with a few surprises from our brand partners. More stories and videos here. As soon as we began planning CH Zambia we started collecting vintage safari jackets. When our friend Geren …

Second Chance

Publish gives cutting-floor scraps a new life in a collection of men's basics

With a brand motto of “Today for Tomorrow,” LA’s Publish focuses on providing garments that are sustainable in terms of both design longevity and environmentally supportive production practices. To support this goal, Publish is launching the first collection as part of their Second Chance program, a resourceful initiative to turn manufacturing plant fabric scraps gathered from multiple Chinese factories—including their own—into limited-run men’s basics. The …

12×12

Bulldozed buildings transformed into furniture at WantedDesign

Among the focused components of the 2012 WantedDesign event calendar, 12×12 stood out as an inspiring exhibition of upcycling and repurposing. The idea was simple—supply 12 designers with timber from 12 demolished New York City buildings to create a piece of furniture. While the work presented by a juried group of Big Apple-based designers made for an impressive collection, there were four that resonated strongly …