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EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

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...
ART
ART BASEL
ART BASEL 2014
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
SWITZERLAND
NSFW
CONTEMPORARY ART
PERFORMANCE ART
Art Basel 2014: 14 Rooms
One of the highlights of Art Basel 2014 is an exhibition neatly tucked behind the main halls in a smaller gallery. "14 Rooms" is curated by current art-world darling Hans-Ulrich Obrist of London's Serpentine Gallery and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA...
GLASSWORK
HANDMADE
HOME
LEATHER
LUXURY GOODS
OFFICE
ONLINE SHOPPING
Crest & Co: Preserving a Legacy of Craftsmanship
While luxury is a word that gets thrown around casually, the just-launched private online shopping destination Crest & Co truly embodies it. With a focus more on quality, craftsmanship and identity than fashionable brands, the shop offers the best...
ARTISANS
CASHMERE
HANDCRAFTED
HIMALAYAS
NEPAL
SCARVES
TRAVEL
Vayu Cashmere Scarves
Susan Easton has worked at powerhouse creative firms like Milton Glaser, Pentagram, Razorfish and Disney but found that the corporate life wasn't for her. When we first met, in 2012, she had just succumbed to her travel bug and founded From The Road...
ACCESSORIES
CLOTHING
FASHION
STYLE
SUMMER
TRAVEL
Apolis + Atelier Ace Gauze Scarf
With a keen eye on the road and an undetermined destination, Apolis seems ever-focused on their—and your—next journey. Or perhaps more specifically, what product will make your journey better. While we've been wowed by a range of previous products...
AUTO DESIGN
CARS
VW
VOLKSWAGEN
TEST DRIVES
Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Golf has been a favorite in its segment since its debut in 1974, selling more than 30 million cars worldwide. The latest generation—its seventh—is finally arriving in the US after a year in other markets. It’s worth the wait. A wider, longer...
AUTO DESIGN
CADILLAC CHARGED
CAR DESIGN
CARS
INTERVIEWS
SPONSORED
Charged: The Future of Cadillac Design
At some point in the last decade, Cadillac made a conscious decision to not be all things to all people. By sharpening silhouettes, narrowing lines and hardening angles, the cars developed an entirely new personality, one meant to attract a more design...
ANIMAL MADNESS
LAUREL BRAITMAN
PETS
SIMON & SCHUSTER
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
PSYCHOLOGY
TED
TED FELLOWS
TED2014
Laurel Braitman Reads Pets' Minds
Senior TED fellow and science historian Laurel Braitman delivered one of the most engaging talks at TED's 2014 conference. Her topic? Animal psychology and the emotional spectrum of pets. Braitman has studied the history of science for years—most...
ADVERTISING
ALARM CLOCKS
COFFEE
COFFEE PRODUCTS
MEXICO
NOTCOT
3D-PRINTING
LIMITED EDITION
NOTLABS
Making of The Nescafé Alarm Cap
In the face of the booming craft coffee culture, instant coffee stalwarts Nescafé decided a brand refresh was in order. Opting for an innovative packaging activation to reintroduce the oft-ignored product to the greater creative community at large...
AUTO DESIGN
CARS
DETROIT
HISTORY
INTERVIEWS
LOGOS
SPONSORED
CADILLAC CHARGED
Charged: Redesigning an Icon
Since its founding in 1902, Cadillac has stood as an American icon of automobile design that hails straight from the heart of Detroit. When the future-facing brand unveiled its sleek, modern new insignia design on the 2015 ATS Coupe earlier last...
BARBECUE
COOKING
GRILLING
HAWAII
SALTS
SEASONING
SPICES
Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts
With its long history of rich cuisine and global mix of cultures, partnered with a natural bounty of produce and seafood, it's no surprise that Hawaii is home to some of the most spectacular cuisine this side of the Pacific. From ancient Hawaiian...
TRAVEL STARTUPS
TRAVEL
ACCOMMODATIONS
BOOKING
PERSONALIZED
RESERVATIONS
SERVICES
LUXURY HOTELS
Hotelied
Zeev Sharon wrote in his elementary school yearbook, "I will own hotels one day." While he doesn't own a hotel yet, his passion for travel and years of experience in the hospitality industry has resulted in creating new travel startup Hotelied—with...
CAPE TOWN
DESIGN
DESIGN INDABA
HOMEWARE
KITCHEN
SOUTH AFRICA
TOWELS
Run Rabbit Run
Cape Town-based creative studio Run Rabbit Run take their illustration and print-making skills from the digital world right into afternoon tea with their printed dish towels and napkins. Chiefly an illustration company, Run Rabbit Run's Kirsten Beets...
DETROIT
FILSON
SHINOLA
TIMEPIECES
WATCH DESIGN
WATCH FAIRS
WATCHES
BASELWORLD 2014
Baselworld 2014: Filson's First Watch Collection
The momentum at Filson is palpable and exciting. Our Cool Hunting Video visit to Seattle in June 2013 captured the brand’s new headquarters the week it opened and the company has continued to evolve their core products, launched a bicycle, a customized...
ANIMATIONS
ILLUSTRATIONS
JANET IWASA
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
ONE MICRON
OPEN SOURCE
VISUALIZATIONS
TED
TED FELLOWS
TED 2014
Molecular Flipbook
Janet Iwasa isn't the average biochemistry researcher. Frustrated by inadequate drawings representing the work she and her fellow scientists were doing, she felt there was a better way. Though she had no background in art or animation, Iwasa saw...
CARS
INTERVIEWS
NISSAN
DESIGN
FUTURIST
Interview: Rachel Nguyen of Nissan
Last fall, Nissan introduced future mobility concepts developed by the company's advances planning team. Among them was the Pedestrian on Wheels, a three-passenger sustainable vehicle designed to work in a fully planned new city (such as those that...
3D SOFTWARE
AUTO SHOWS
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
CAR DESIGN
DESIGN
DRAWING
FORD
ILLUSTRATION
CLAY
SCULPTURE
The Language of Tape Design
When you think about automobile design, clay probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. From sketches on paper to refined 3D renderings made in CAD, the design remains almost solely in theory until the team moves to a clay model. Modelers...
GENEVA
PANERAI
SIHH
SIHH 2014
WATCH DESIGN
WATCH FAIRS
WATCHES
SIHH 2014: Panerai Pocket Watch 3 Days
Following the success of last year's introduction of the Panerai Pocket Watch 3 Days Oro Rosso for $71,800. Images courtesy of Panerai
GENEVA
HORLOGERIE
SIHH
SIHH 2014
SWITZERLAND
WATCH DESIGN
WATCH FAIRS
SIHH 2014: Watches with Visible Movements
Among the many magnificent watches we had the opportunity to preview at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, more than a few incorporated visibility into their movements and complications. From skeletons to just...
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