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FOOD
RECIPES
GUIDES
COOKING
VEGETABLES
CREATIVITY
GIFS
TECH
ANIMATED RECIPE
PESTO
Animated Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Who says you can only have fresh pesto in the summer time? Try this flavorful arugula pesto anytime of year. No cheese needed in this recipe, the pistachio nuts provide richness and depth. Ingredients: Three cups baby arugula, packed ⅓ cup pistachios...
TRAVEL
AUSTRALIA
LEISURE
GREAT BARRIER REEF
WATERSPORTS
RAINFOREST
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Word of Mouth: Port Douglas, Australia
by Jocelyn Voo Often overshadowed by Cairns, a neighboring—somewhat hectic—tourist town, Port Douglas is a reprieve for those desiring the big outdoor adventure of Tropical North Queensland with the kick-back roots of a sleepy fisherman’s town. Not...
COFFEE
ETHIOPIA
FOOD & DRINK
TEXTILES
TRAVEL
ADDIS ABABA
AFRICA
HOTELS
JAZZ
WOM
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa
by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system...
BOOKS
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS
MAGAZINES
NOTTINGHAM
SHOPS
UK
DESILLUSION
HUCK
MONOCLE
PRINT MEDIA
Ideas On Paper
by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London's fashionable...
ANIMATED RECIPE
COOKING
CREATIVITY
FOOD
GIFS
INSTRUCTIONAL
TECH
VEGAN
Animated Recipe: Chili-Lime Baked Chickpeas
For our first installment of Animated Recipe—our take on cooking with GIFs—Brooklyn-based chef Nikki King prepares a tasty, salty snack you can easily prepare at home. Crunchy, baked chickpeas are a healthier alternative to potato chips or crackers...
BARS AT WORK
INNOVATIVE SPACES
LOCAL TALENT
ORANGE COUNTY
PHOTO STUDIOS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Wolf Camp Studios, Orange County
by Kohl Crecelius Ryan Haack and Aaron Shintaku (the creative duo behind Foxes and Wolves, an Orange County, CA-based photo and video production agency) are kept busy with their own projects, but couldn't deny seeing a particular growing need within...
FILM POSTERS
FILMS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
POSTERS
Cult Classic Action Movie Posters by Joshua Ariza
by Kohl Crecelius The best artists are those that create for the sake of creating. And, while Joshua Ariza's client list includes the likes of Nike and Red Bull, he has a history of side projects that are attractive, relevant and sometimes downright...
BMW
MOTORCYCLES
SOUTH AFRICA
TRIBE COFFEE
CAFES
CAPE TOWN
COFFEE
MOTORBIKES
Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
BOOKS
INSTAGRAM
PUBLISHERS
SOCIAL MEDIA
FASHION
FIRST EDITIONS
RARE BOOKS
USED BOOKS
IDEA Books, London
by Caroline Kinneberg What bookseller has the most popular account on Instagram? Random House, you might guess? It has almost 10k followers, compared to Barnes and Noble's 18k. Maybe more visual brands, like Taschen (20k) or Assouline (23k)? But...
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...
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