With Pops of Color, Swiss Watch Brand Maurice Lacroix Moves Toward Sustainability

A new version of the popular AIKON model comes in a material upcycled from ocean plastic

This weekend, Swiss luxury watch brand Maurice Lacroix debuted the vibrant, innovative AIKON #tide watch collection. A quartz variant of the maison’s critically and commercially successful AIKON Automatic watch, the new series was developed in partnership with #tide, an organization crafting upcycled composite materials from recovered ocean-bound plastic. In fact, the cases of these 40mm wristwatches, as well as the packaging of each finished product, are composed of …

International Women’s Day: Interviews

Conversations with people who are reimagining the worlds of food, art, music, beauty and community

Women all over the world should be championed every day—not just once a year. At COOL HUNTING, we often speak with incredible women who shift boundaries and achieve remarkable feats with regularity. International Women’s Day is a great reason to shine a spotlight on them once again. Part of honoring women is also raising awareness about and taking action against inequality, and always engaging in intersectional feminism …

The Leica M11 and Super Happy Ghost Co

Testing the camera brand's updated flagship during a recent Beacon studio visit

Highly anticipated by the photographic community, Leica‘s all-new M11 rangefinder camera launches today. The flagship body has guts that are totally reinvented and a form that’s entirely classic. Most remarkable is the ability to record 60, 36 or 18 megapixel images (RAW or JPG) always using the entire surface of its full-frame sensor. An expanded ISO range, USB-C tethering and charging, massively better battery life …