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ASHKENAZI
EAST LONDON
JEWISH COOKING
MIDDLE EASTERN
NEW RESTAURANT
TECH INCUBATOR
Jago Restaurant East London
by Ananda Pellerin Anyone who attended a progressive primary school in the 1970s will feel nostalgic walking into Second Home’s optimistic interior. The multipurpose workspace, housed in a former carpet factory off of London’s Brick Lane, is a low...
AESOP
CONCEPT STORE
INTERVIEW
LONDON
NOTTINGHAM
RECORD SHOPS
RETAIL SPACES
The Rough Guide To Retail
by Ian Sanders Step inside Rough Trade's new store in the creative quarter of Nottingham, a city in the English midlands, and it feels unlike any other of the long-established retailer’s outlets. Last year the company opened a vast store in Brooklyn;...
CHEMISTRY
CHINATOWN
COFFEE
COGNOSCENTI COFFEE
SCOOPS
LOS ANGELES
INTERVIEWS
SCIENCE
ICE CREAM
POP UPS
Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
BRAZIL
CREATIVE DIRECTION
DIESEL
HOTELS
INTERVIEWS
WILBERT DAS
ECO-CONSCIOUS
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES
Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the '90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp...
DESIGN
HOME DECOR
ONLINE STORES
SHOPPING
E-COMMERCE
CALIFORNIA
Brad and Jenna Holdgrafer's Yes Shop
by Kohl Crecelius “Yes" has been a mantra for Brad and Jenna Holdgrafer—the husband and wife duo who have founded an online shop bearing the affirmative phrase. They adhere to a lifestyle that says “yes” to what life throws at them, and have carefully...
CARS
GTS
GERMAN ENGINEERING
LA
PORSCHE
RACING
SPORT COUPE
TEST DRIVE
Test Drive: 2015 911 Porsche Carrera GTS
by Sue Mead “Hang on, I’m going to push the awesome button,” shouted our co-driver, above the hearty resonance of the 2015 Porsche Carrera GTS’s exhaust note. We were already motoring at a healthy speed through a sweeping corner, along the legendary...
BARS
CARNABY
FOOD + DRINK
LONDON
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
SOHO
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Food and Drink, Carnaby
by Adam Coghlan London is known as a city of many villages and neighborhoods, each with their own personalities and peculiarities. Once the epicenter of London’s "Swinging '60s," until now Carnaby’s spotlight heralded a fairly beige gentrification...
ARTISANAL
BERLIN
GIFTS
HOLIDAY 2014
LA
LONDON
MARKETS
NYC
PARIS
POP UPS
SHOPPING
Holiday Markets Around the World
by Laura Feinstein The winter season always seems to bring the reliable trappings of festive cheer: trees and wreathes, carols and bells, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. But one tradition that we always look forward to most is the holiday...
BIODIVERSITY
LAKE MURRAY LODGE
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
REMOTE TRAVEL
TRANS NIUGINI TOURS
Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge
by Jenny Miller Papua New Guinea's Lake Murray Lodge—the newest property from PNG's best-established tour operator and hotel group, Trans Niugini Tours—opened earlier this year and is located along the banks of the country's largest lake. Its opening...
BEACON
NEW YORK
STUDIO VISITS
ARTISTS
CARPENTRY
INTERVIEWS
SCULPTURE
TOOLS
UPSTATE
Studio Visit: Sculptor Matt Kinney
by Janine M. Stankus In the sun-splayed parlor of his partially renovated 1850s home, Matt Kinney’s artwork mingles with tools of his craft. Paint buckets, sliced and with wood medallions at their mouths, lean beneath a bench strewn with chisels...
ART BASEL
COLLABORATION
EXHIBITIONS
GREG BRUNKALLA
JIMMY O’NEAL
MIAMI ART WEEK
I Feel Ya: Andre 3000 + SCAD at Art Basel Miami
by Chérmelle D. Edwards "I feel ya," a new exhibition with Savannah College of and Art Design (SCAD) and André 3000 Benjamin, made its Art Basel Miami debut exploring the intersection of three artistic disciplines: fashion, film and art within a...
ART BASEL
CHROMEO
DIY
HERZOG
INTERVIEW
MERC CUNNINGHAM
MIAMI
PHOTOGRAPHY
SCULPTURE
SNARKITECTURE
MIAMI ART WEEK
Daniel Arsham's Modern Pompeii in Miami
by Laura Feinstein Here at Cool Hunting we’re big fans of Daniel Arsham. In the last few years, the 34-year-old designer, architect and co-founder of Snarkitecture has worked with everyone from musicians Pharrell and Chromeo to famed choreographer...
HOTELS
ITALY
SPAS
TRAVEL
AMALFI COAST
HISTORIC
POOLS
RESORTS
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast
by Kelly Phillips Badal Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed...
CARS
ECO-CONSCIOUS
ENGINES
HYDROGEN-POWERED
JAPAN
SUSTAINABLE
TEST DRIVE
ZERO EMISSION
Test Drive: Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle
by Justin Kaehler People often say the next generation of automobile must offer a “magic bullet” solution to our current energy needs, which really means we need vehicles that eliminate our need for gas completely. There’s a lot of talk about the...
ASTORIA
BEERS
COAVA
COFFEE
FORT GEORGE BREWERY
IPAS
PORTLAND
Java The Hop Coffee Beer
by Chérmelle D. Edwards In the Northwest, two local brewers—one of coffee and the other of beer—have joined forces for an unlikely collaboration. Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters and Astoria’s Fort George Brewery have created a canned seasonal IPA...
CURRENT EVENTS
DOCUMENTARY
INDEPENDENT FILM
INTERVIEW
PHOTOGRAPHY
REVOLUTION
UKRAINE
Jake Swantko on Documenting Ukraine after the Russian Invasion
by Chérmelle D. Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these...
FOOD + DRINK
ACCOMMODATION
HOTELS
NULI SAPI
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
TRAVEL
Papua New Guinea's Nuli Sapi Hotel
by Jenny Miller Paradise tends to look a certain way in the mind's eye: simple, remote and oftentimes surrounded by water. That's the exact scene at Nuli Sapi, an eco-friendly hotel on Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay. The property offers just four...
ALCOHOL
DRINKS
FOOD + DRINK
HANDMADE
LIMITED EDITION
NEW YORK
WHISKEY
From the Ashes: Hudson Double Charred Whiskey
by Emily Arden Wells On September 24, 2012 Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York suffered a fire caused by leaking vapors off of one of the stills that ignited and exploded in the stillroom. The distillery was extremely fortunate: nobody...
BRIGHTON
CHEFS
COOKING
DOUGLAS MCMASTER
ENGLAND
NO WASTE
NORDIC NATIONS
RESTAURANTS
UK
ECO-FRIENDLY
SUSTAINABILITY
Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
HUMANITY
NPR
STORYCORPS
STORYTELLING
TED
DAVID ISAY
DOCUMENTARIES
HISTORY
TED PRIZE
TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
EXHIBITIONS
INTERVIEWS
MATRYOSHKA
RUSSIAN DOLLS
STREET ART
TEL AVIV
BABUSHKA
Babushka International Art Exhibition, Tel Aviv
by Ross Belfer Russian dolls, otherwise referred to as Matryoshka dolls, or “Babushkas,” are most commonly known as dust-gathering, nondescript ornamental items resting upon your grandmother’s mantel place. But thanks to the forward-thinking artistic...
ALCOHOL
COGNAC
BLACK PEARL
LUXURY
REMY MARTIN
BACCARAT
FRENCH
HISTORY
LIMITED EDITIONS
Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
WINE
NAPA
VINEYARDS
CALIFORNIA
INTERVIEWS
TERROIR WINES
COMMUNITY
FRANCE
SOUTH AFRICA
Terroir Life Wines
by Janine Stankus To oenophiles, the term "terroir" refers to wind, rain, soil, sun, diurnal shifts—all the elements that imbue wine with its distinct character. It’s the “biography of wine,” notes Ali Banks, Terroir Life co-founder, but one which...
CAFE
FAMILY OWNED
FRENCH CUISINE
FUSION
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
MICHELIN
MODERN CUISINE
PARIS
SEAFOOD
TEA
Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris
by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away from the restaurant, which is located...
BERLIN
COLD PRESSED JUICE
GERMANY
HEALTH
JUICING
DRINKS
NUTRITION
Three New Juice Spots in Berlin
by Shawn Thomson With the juicing craze already in full swing around the world in cities like New York, Sydney and London, Berlin was a little slow to the game. The German capital has stepped up however with the arrival of three new cold-press juice...
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