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ART
MUSIC
LAS VEGAS
CONCEPTUAL
VIDEO
CHV
TIM BAVINGTON
TRANSLATION
Translating Sound To Color: Tim Bavington
Drawing inspiration from the neon mania of surrounding Las Vegas, NV, artist Tim Bavington does't shy away from bold colors. Combining his artistic prowess with his love of music, Bavington invented a color-coded chord wheel that lets him translate...
ART
DESIGN
VIDEOS
CULTURE
MOTORCYCLES
CHV
MOTORSPORTS
CONFEDERATE
Cool Hunting Video: Confederate Motorcycles
Confederate Motorcycles prides themselves on using extremely considerate design to transform their bikes into super-charged, sculptural masterpieces. Founded on the concept of a mechanical singularity between man and machine, Confederate has pushed...
FUTURE
MOBILITY
INTERACTIVE
VIDEO
TECH
INTERACTION DESIGN
CHV
AUTONOMOUS DRIVING
MERCEDES BENZ
Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept
On a sunny day in Alameda, California, we waited patiently at the end of an abandoned naval airstrip for the silver torpedo-like Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept car to drive itself down and pick us up. Mercedes created this concept not as evidence of...
DESIGN
THAILAND
TAXIS
VIDEO
CHV
BANGKOK
AMULETS
TALISMANS
Cool Hunting Video: Taxi Amulets of Bangkok
While traveling in Bangkok, we asked American-turned-Bangkokian, Dale Konstanz, if he could give us a glimpse into the day-to-day on the city's bustling streets. Creator of the blog "Still Life in Moving Vehicles" and the book Thai Taxi Talismans...
FURNITURE
TECHNOLOGY
OFFICE
TEXTILES
FABRIC
VIDEO
KNOLL
SPONSORED
CHV
Cool Hunting Video: Knoll Remix Line
The Knoll team recently showed us a preview of their latest beautifully designed furniture line: the Remix family of chairs. Teaming up with Formway Design, Knoll produced this line of high-performance office chairs with a focus on conforming to...
FASHION
VINTAGE
JAPAN
RECYCLED
FABRIC
VIDEO
COLLECTION
CHV
JAPANESE TEXTILES
Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
NYC's five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads...
MUSIC
PHOTOGRAPHY
SPORTS
CHARITY
VIDEO
RAP
PROCESS
HIP-HOP
CHV
ALBUM COVER ART
Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion
If you've ever wondered who is behind the cover art for some of hip-hop's most iconic albums then you may be familiar with Jonathan Mannion. With almost 20 years in the industry, the Ohio-born photographer has made a name for himself snapping photos...
VINTAGE
VIDEO
MERCEDES-BENZ
PRESERVATION
RESTORATION
CHV
MERCEDES MOTORING
Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes Motoring
Cruising around with Mercedes Motoring owner J.G. Francis, we learned plenty about preserved Mercedes-Benzes. With a strong passion for the brand, Francis and his team search the country for vintage Mercedes-Benzes from the '60s to '80s, and then...
COLLECTIONS
VIDEO
SYNTHESIZERS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
CHV
COMPOSERS
DEVO
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh's Synth Collection
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVO turned award-winning...
LUXURY
TEXTILES
CARS
VIDEO
NYC
RESEARCH
MAGIC
CONJURING ARTS
MACALLAN RARE CASK
LIBRARY
MANHATTAN CAR CLUB
SECRETS
SRI THREADS
Cool Hunting Video: A Tour Of New York City's Rarities
When thinking about our video series inspired by The Macallan Rare Cask, we started speaking about some other rare treasures that we love, many of them in our hometown of NYC. For our final video in the series we visited a number of special spots...
ANTIQUES
BEN CLYMER
COLLECTIONS
HODINKEE
MACALLAN RARE CASK
RARITIES
SPONSORED
WATCHES
Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee's Ben Clymer
In our latest video as part of The Macallan Rare Cask Rare Discoveries Series, we sit down with Ben Clymer, founder and Editor in Chief of Hodinkee, the most popular online magazine about watches. An obsessive collector, the banker-turned-entrepreneur...
CHV
CONSERVATION
EXHIBITS
LAS VEGAS
NEON MUSEUM
VIDEO
LIGHTING
MUSEUMS
NEON
Cool Hunting Video: Neon Museum
There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring light of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city's light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic "neon boneyard" celebrates artifacts of Las Vegas' native...
3D PRINTING
ENGINEERING
MAGIC
MODELS
POTTERY
ROBOTICS
SCULPTURE
BEST OF CH 2014
Best of CH 2014: Cool Hunting Video
Cuddling up with friends and family to watch some home videos is a classic holiday pastime, and the CH family can't help but get nostalgic by revisiting some of our own greatest videos this year. With camera in tow, the CH video team had the fortunate...
DESIGN
FACTORY
FOOTWEAR
HIDES
LEATHER GOODS
MINNESOTA
RED WING
TANNING
Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
SCIENCE
ANIMALS
AQUARIUM
CHV
COOL HUNTING VIDEO
CULTURE
NATURE
PENGUINS
IPAD
TECH
Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally...
COOL HUNTING VIDEO
TECHNOLOGY
CLASSICS
CARS
THE MACALLAN
CUSTOM
LA
CHV
RARE CASK
ICON 4X4
Cool Hunting Video: Icon Derelict
A few years ago, we profiled the ICON 4X4 Bronco on a trip to Los Angeles. For our Rare Discoveries Series with The Macallan, we returned to Jonathan Ward's exceptional shop to explore the journey of one of his newer projects: the Derelict Series...
COOL HUNTING VIDEO
MACHINES
PRINTING PROCESS
PRINTMAKING
PUBLISHING
VIDEO
VINTAGE
Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press
When upstate in Newburgh, NY recently, we visited Thornwillow Press headquarters. Founder Luke Ives Pontifell (who started the company in 1985 as a labor of love) guided us through his diverse collection of printing processes and presses, as well...
AUDIO
CABINETS
FURNITURE
HAND CRAFTED
STEREO
MACALLAN RARE
SPONSORED
THE MACALLAN
Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver...
CHV
CHICAGO
FABRICATION
GLASSWARE
METAL WORKING
VIDEO
MACALLAN
MACALLAN RARE
SPONSORED
Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
Recently, we asked Felicia Ferrone of Fferrone Design for a hand in a project designing custom glassware for The Macallan Rare Cask whisky. In collaboration with Gentner Design, the duo created stunning custom glassware—as well as a special carrying...
AFRICA
CH EDITION
COLLABORATIONS
LIMITED EDITION
WATCHES
ZAMBIA
CHZAMBIA
Cool Hunting Video: Q&Q SmileSolar Watches on CH Edition Zambia 2014
When we first saw the colorful SmileSolar watches from Japanese brand Q&Q we felt they were the perfect partner to work with on our CH Edition trip to Zambia. Fortunately, they loved the idea of joining us on safari and, more importantly, helped...
WOODEN FURNITURE
VIDEO
PDT
LEATHER
JIM MEEHAN
DESIGN
COCKTAILS
CHV
BARTENDING
BAR CART
Cool Hunting Video: The Sidecar Bar Cart
For his latest collaboration with Moore and Giles, expert bartender Jim Meehan—of PDT fame—decided to take a stab at creating the ultimate bar cart. Going above and beyond, Meehan focused on creating a super-durable and highly functional cart that...
FACTORY TOUR
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING
CHV
FACTORY
KAWASAKI
PRODUCTION
TIRES
VIDEO
WHEELS
STEEL
CHV: Kawasaki Building The Wheel
In our fourth and final piece from our visit with Kawasaki in Lincoln, NE we went to a smaller corner of their enormous plant. While probably the least glamorous of their products, their wheels may be the most practical and abundant. The company...
CHV
JET SKIS
KAWASAKI
MARITIME
PRODUCTION
VIDEO
WATERSPORTS
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
FACTORY TOUR
CHV: Kawasaki Jet Ski Assembly Line
The third video from our visit to Kawasaki's labyrinthine production facility covers their jet ski assembly line. Perhaps unknown to most water-faring hobbyists, constructing a jet ski is a rather complicated process involving a multitude of impressive...
CHV
KAWASAKI
MANUFACTURING
METRO
RAILCARS
SUBWAY
TECHNOLOGY
TRAINS
VIDEO
FACTORY TOUR
CHV: Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Facility
In the second video in our series from Kawasaki's plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, we visit the company's railcar facility. While the brand is traditionally associated with the power-sports industry, they actually manufacture an enormous array of products...
ATV
CHV
HYDROGRAPHICS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING
JET SKI
PAINTING
TECHNOLOGY
VIDEO
FACTORY TOUR
NEBRASKA
CHV: Kawasaki Hydrographic Painting
We recently toured the cavernous Kawasaki Motors plant in Lincoln, Nebraska. Within the endless production lines—making products ranging from ATVs to subway cars—we found the company uses several fascinating industrial processes. This is the first...
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