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AMI KEALOHA

Ami Kealoha

FIFA
FOOTBALL
MLS
SOCCER
SPORTS
WORLD CUP 2014
CULTURE
HISTORY
Generation Soccer
Some 20 years ago, US soccer was more closely tied to orange slices and minivans than to the intense passion for the sport seen nearly everywhere else in the world. Now, with excitement for the World Cup reaching new heights, we took a look at what...
ALCOHOL
WINE
SUMMER
PACKAGE DESIGN
GAVI
DRINKS
CHARDONNAY
BOTTLES
Reinventing the Bottle
Sometimes a simple tweak to the classic wine bottle is all it takes to turn a chilled glass of white into an all-out warm weather celebration. Dressing up all kinds of leisure activities—from watching the playoffs on TV to attending baby or wedding...
DESIGN TAXI
DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN
ILLUSTRATIONS
INFOGRAPHIC
If the World Were a Village of 100 People
Breaking down the statistics among earth's entire population in a digestible form is not a simple task—which is why we were so enlightened by the infographic series "If the World Were a Village of 100 People," which was scouted by our friend...
ANIMALS
CHILDREN
CREATIVITY
INVENTION
MODULAR
TOYS
Clump-O-Lump
Kids can let their imaginations run wild playing with the recently released Clump-O-Lump stuffed animals, a zip-and-match menagerie of zany creatures invented by the little ones themselves. Created by an equally youthful and ambitious industrial...
CULTURE
FESTIVAL
FILM
FILMMAKING
MOVIES
NYC
SHORTS
VIDEO
The Kook
If you think "new noir" sounds like the latest buzzword designed to put Lana del Rey on the map, check out "The Kook." The short, made by two NYC directors known as Peking (full disclosure: also frequent Cool Hunting collaborators), won the Audience...
CHAI
DRINKS
INDIAN
INGREDIENTS
SOY
TEA
Chai Now
Generally skeptical of the western appropriation of Indian traditions, we do find the occasional diamond in the rough. The self-billed "chai snobs" at Tipu's recently introduced Chai Now, a fully loaded chai latte that stacks up nicely to their already...
BOOKS
CUBA
PHOTOGRAPHY
RECYCLED
PENTAGRAM
CREATIVE REUSE
From the Library: No Waste
Design isn't always about showrooms and industry idols. Beautiful objects show up wherever there's ingenuity and an appreciation of aesthetics. High or low, you either get it or you don't. Of all the books on the always-relevant topic, "Pentagram...
GRAFFITI
LINGUISTICS
MOMA
NYC
RAMMELLZEE
ART
EXHIBITIONS
HIP HOP
Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers
The character of Rammellzee is one of the most compelling to emerge from the NYC street culture scene of the late 1970s and '80s. The Queens native began his career tagging the side of A train cars in his home borough and later moved into the budding...
GIFTS
HOME DECOR
QUARTERLY
WRITING
ART
CONCEPTS
PRINT
PUBLICATIONS
THE THING QUARTERLY
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 16
For their upcoming issue, The Thing Quarterly reached out to literary and cultural icon Dave Eggers of McSweeney's and 826 Valencia. The collaboration announced today that the next shipment of quarterly objects will contain an epistolary shower...
COLLABORATION
GERMAN
HOTELS
MEXICAN
VACATION
Papaya Playa Project
Touching down in the peninsular town of Tulum in southern Mexico, a collaboration of creative European service-industry innovators have launched Papaya Playa Project, a temporary hotel concept born from the pop-up retail model. The collection of...
CALIFORNIA
DRINKS
HOLIDAYS
SPIRITS
THE MACALLAN
Thurso
On a recent trip to LA, we had the pleasure of grabbing a drink at £10, a posh semi-secret lounge at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills. An official U.S. outpost of The Macallan, the interiors of the recently-opened space leave room for improvement...
ACCESSORIES
ART
BOOKS
BRAZIL
EXHIBITIONS
FASHION
JEWELRY
NEW YORK CITY
PAINTING
STYLE
New York Now
While we keep Cool Hunting's scope international, our location in the center of the universe often means only going so far as Brooklyn to find the latest nascent talent. Occasionally, we find work so exemplary that it reaffirms what makes us casually...
EXCLUSIVE
HOTELS
LUXURY
TRAVEL
VEUVE CLICQUOT
FRANCE
CHAMPAGNE
Hotel du Marc
Housed in the former residence of Madame Clicquot herself, Hotel du Marc is a place to stay unlike any other. As if the historic setting in Reims, France wasn't enough, Veuve Clicquot recently completed a head-to-toe renovation, updating the interiors...
ART
BOOKS
EXHIBITIONS
INSTALLATIONS
VIDEO ART
NSFW
Any Ever
"A glorious mess;" "manic and often overwhelming;" a "tumult of video, furniture, music, extreme makeup and insistent jabberwocky"—reading reviews of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin's touring show "Any Ever" might make the printed page...
HEATERS
OUTDOORS
DESIGN
HOME
Lava Heaters
An answer to the ubiquitous "mushroom" outdoor heaters, Lava recently introduced their pyramid-shaped heaters to the States. The big advantage, other than its striking European-designed looks, is ambient heat that radiates from the sides for better...
CHARITY
COLLABORATIONS
MUSIC
POSTERS
ILLUSTRATORS
Lyric Art: 200 Years of Warner/Chappell Music
With an impressive two centuries in business, Warner/Chappell is celebrating the spirit of their enterprise by doing what they do best—spreading the beauty of music. But in this case, rather than act as a publisher of songs, they instead tasked...
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
NAIL POLISH
BEAUTY
STYLE
Magnetic Polish
London-based Nails inc. has just released a new line of polish products that take advantage of classic technology by introducing a new tool into a manicurist's arsenal—a magnet. Their Magnetic Attraction series comes in three color options...
DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
SAILING
SPAIN
VALENCIA
Dvelas
Impressive new Spanish designer Dvelas held court last week during Valencia Disseny Week as they promoted nautical furniture upcycled from vintage sail cloth at the show for young designer's called Nude. The company's creations come with a tag...
BEDS
CANDLES
DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
HABITAT VALENCIA
SPAIN
Habitat Valencia 2011, Part Two
A slightly more sober follow-up to last week's report on anthropomorphic design spied at Habitat Valencia, here we've surveyed the best in clever furniture solutions from Spain. The following spans ideas for minimalists who don't even want to own candleholders...
SPAIN
CHAIRS
DESIGN
HABITAT VALENCIA
HUMOR
KIDS
LIGHTING
VALENCIA
Habitat Valencia 2011, Part One
Other than sunshine, Spain has an abundance of laughter. Blame it on the jamón, verdejo wine or siestas, the good humor of the country's people shows up in design too. At this year's Habitat Valencia, we spotted several examples of one of our...
ENGLAND
EXHIBITIONS
FANS
GALLERY
MUSIC
PUNK
U.K.
ZINES
In All Our Decadence People Die
Though London's famed punk venue The Roxy is now a decidedly sober Speedo Swimwear outlet, in the late '70s and early '80s, the U.K. was in the midst of a royal cultural battle between the Thatcherite establishment and a new breed of shock-and...
CARS
EVENTS
U.K.
VEUVE CLICQUOT
VINTAGE
Goodwood Revival 2011
The annual vintage car show at Goodwood is so much more than that. With races, air shows, thousands dressed in period costumes and even a working '50s-era supermarket, the event provides a playground for those in love with bygone ways of life...
FAIR TRADE
FRAGRANCE
HOME
SCENTS
SUSTAINABLE
Palo Santo Wood
Also known as "holy wood," Palo Santo wood sticks have been used for centuries by indigenous Amazonians hoping to ward off evil spirits. As we recently discovered, they also lend a more practical service by freshening up your house with the slightly...
COSMETICS
NATURAL
RETAIL
STORES
NYC
SKINCARE
HEALTH
BEAUTY
AESOP
Aesop Nolita
Since its inception in 1987, Australian skincare line Aesop has gone to great lengths to ensure quality. Everything from manufacturing to distribution, including of course their all-natural, socially-conscious products, is the result of a thoughtful...
DOCUMENTARIES
FILM
LONDON
TECHNOLOGY
COLLABORATIONS
CONCEPTUAL
INTERDISCIPLINARY
PERFORMANCE ART
Open Score
Think branded interdisciplinary content is a recent phenomenon? In 1966 a unique project was hatched when conceptual artists and Bell Labs engineers collaborated on a series of live installations inside a National Guard Armory in New York City...
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