Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The only private residence ever designed by Zaha Hadid, LEGO-compatible furniture, "affordable" space hotels and more

1. Luxury Space Hotel “Aurora Station” A new luxury hotel called Aurora Station is set to begin accommodating guests in 2022. The brainchild of start-up Orion Span, this is a hotel unlike any other—as it will be in space. Founder and CEO Frank Bunger says, it’s the “first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” but the word “affordable is questionable since a 12-day stay is going to …

Moscow Home Designed by Zaha Hadid

Located just outside of Moscow, a retro-futuristic home built for Vladislav Doronin is the only private residence Zaha Hadid ever designed. With the only brief being that Doronin wanted to “wake up in the morning and just see blue sky,” Hadid created a fascinating structure whose first floor merges with the forest and a 22-meter high tower rises above the trees. Inside there’s a pool, …

Best of CH 2017: Instagram

Extraordinary finds from world travels and our home city of New York

Just about every Cool Hunting team member can attest to the fact that it’s easier to write a feature length story than an Instagram caption. With the beauty we cross in a year, images really do speak a thousand—or more—words. We do our best, though, to provide additional insight. As a collaborative editorial effort, cataloging our adventures both at home in NYC and abroad, the …