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EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

TEST DRIVES
MERCEDES-BENZ
2015 MERCEDES-AMG C63
2015 MERCEDES-AMG C63 S
2016 MERCEDES-BENZ C450 AMG SPORT 4MATIC
Test Drive: The New Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG Models
How do you improve on the best selling performance car at Mercedes-Benz? First you add two new models to the AMG lineup to provide drivers more choice. Then you make each of them stand out in their own way. Faster, substantially more fuel efficient...
ALCOHOL
GIN
SPIRITS
UTAH
DISTILLERIES
BEEHIVE GIN
DISTILLERS
Utah's French Oak Aged Beehive Gin
When Beehive Distilling opened its doors in August 2013, it became the first gin distillery in the state of Utah since 1870. After nearly a year of tweaking the recipe these first time spirit-makers released their inaugural batch in June 2014. Since...
WINE
WHISKEY
KICKSTARTER
MADE IN ITALY
BRANDY
OAK WOOD
PINOCCHIO BARRIQUE
Pinocchio Barrique Bottle
Crafted from oak drawn from FSC-certified forests in Europe, the beautiful Pinocchio Barrique Bottle marries two of the alcohol world's most valued commodities: wood barrels and glass bottles. Now crowd-funding on Kickstarter, the Barrique Bottle...
PACKAGING
BEER
HEINEKEN
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
EUCALYPTUS
MOSQUITO REPELLENT
PACKAGING INNOVATION
The Beer Box That Repels Mosquitos
South of the equator, summer is in full swing and Papua New Guinea's SP Lager, a subsidiary of Heineken, decided to take action against something that often goes hand-in-hand with enjoying a nice cold beer outside—buzzing (and malaria-spreading...
DETROIT
FACTORY TOUR
MADE IN USA
MANUFACTURING
SHINOLA
WATCHES
WATCHMAKING
JACQUES PANIS
Shinola Watch Dial Factory Visit
The resurgence in stateside manufacturing is largely thanks to more educated and passionate consumers. Where a product's merit was once simply its final form, there is an ever-growing demand for products with a story that embody considered design...
ACCESSORIES
TRAVEL
WATCHES
BAMFORD
LEXDRAY
Watch Roll
For those who travel with more than one watch this just-released watch roll travel accessory is a must. A collaboration from one of our favorite custom watch makers and one of our favorite bag/accessory makers it is both practical, functional and stylish...
CHINA
CHINESE
FOOD
SNACKS
SPICY
PEANUTS
SZECHUAN
Hot Chilli Pepper Peanuts 6 Pack
A favorite snack of ours at CH HQ, these spicy Chinese jumbo peanuts from ShanDong are flavored by hot chilli pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns.
MADE IN USA
BAR
CANDLES
DRINKS
GLASSWARE
VALENTINES DAY
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve...
PENS
WRITING
DESK
OFFICE
Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).
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Banana Salt and Pepper Shakers
Celebrate the colorful and eccentric with these slip-cast, ceramic banana salt and pepper shakers from whimsical Brooklyn designer Michiko Shimada. Each set is carefully hand-crafted in her studio.
CARS
MUSICIANS
ONEREPUBLIC
PARIS
RYAN TEDDER
INTERVIEW
MERCEDES-BENZ
MONDIAL DE L'AUTO
Interview: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder
A highlight of our trip to Paris for the Mondial de l'Auto was sitting down with OneRepublic's frontman—and singer, songwriter and producer for many other celebrated acts—Ryan Tedder at Molitor, the chic reborn swimming club and hotel. We spoke...
BENTLEY
BENTLEY MOTORS
CAR DESIGN
LUXURY VEHICLES
MULSANNE SPEED
TEST DRIVE
Test Drive: 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
We’ve driven and reviewed most of Bentley’s line up but held back on our review of their flagship Mulsanne until we got to spend the day in the Mulsanne Speed, the souped-up variant of the stately sedan that was launched in 2010. We drove from Bal...
HAUTE HORLOGERIE
MB&F
SWITZERLAND
WATCHES
FUTURISTIC
INNOVATIONS
LIMITED EDITIONS
SPACE
TIMEPIECES
MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate
Max Büsser, the man behind some of the most unusual timepieces in the world, says that "no one needs a watch to tell time." Instead, he thinks about the watches his company MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and friends) creates as a collaborative process in...
BENTLEY
TEST RIDE
AUTOMOTIVE
CARS
GT3R
TEST DRIVES
CARBON FIBER
ENGLAND
HANDMADE
PEBBLE BEACH
RACECARS
UK
Test Drive: 2015 Bentley GT3-R
"Racing changes the perception," says Brian Gush, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport. The Bentley GT3-R is the latest evolution of the brand's suave and still-alluring Continental GT—and the fastest Bentley ever made. It hauls ass in the most gentlemanly...
FORD
ROAD TEST
2015 MUSTANG
CARS
DESIGN
MUSTANG
TEST DRIVES
TEST RIDES
Test Drive: 2015 Ford Mustang
In late 2013, a first look at the 2015 Ford Mustang with its design team impressed us, and since then we’ve been anxiously waiting to get behind the wheel. Finally, yesterday was the day—and it was everything we had hoped it would be. The all-new...
CLEANING SUPPLIES
CORDLESS
DYSON
ELECTRONICS
VACUUMS
Dyson's More Powerful Digital Slim Vacuum
Our old Dyson handhelds have been put to good use in CH HQ for the last several years. When Dyson Design Engineer Rob Green stopped by recently to show us the next generation we were eager to put it to the test. On the outside the cordless Digital...
ALCOHOL
FOOD + DRINK
GINS
LONDON DRY GINS
SPIRITS
BEEFEATER
INTERVIEW
HANDCRAFTED
Beefeater Gin's Master Distiller Desmond Payne on Creating Burrough's Reserve
On a recent trip to London, we caught up with our friend Desmond Payne, Beefeater Gin's Master Distiller of 20 years (check out our video with him). With 45 years of gin-making under his belt, he’s one of the industry’s most accomplished distillers...
AFRICA
QUARTERLY
CH ZAMBIA 2014
COLLABORATIONS
LIGHTING
WATCHES
SUSTAINABILITY
GIFTS
SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Nine
We created this edition of Cool Hunting's Quarterly with Africa on our minds. Inspired by the sun's potential to power our world in ways both big and small, we partnered with two innovative brands implementing solar power in inventive, intimate ways...
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