COOL HUNTING /
EVAN ORENSTEN

Evan Orensten

TRAVEL
CUBA
HAVANA
BIENAL DE LA HABANA
COOL HUNTING EDITION
HAVANA BIENNAL
Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba 2015
Right after visiting Cuba in June of of 2013, we started planning Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba. We knew that any trip to Cuba would be special, but when dates were finally announced for the 12th Bienal de la Habana for May 2015, we committed to exploring...
CAR DESIGN
AUTO DESIGN
MASERATI
ITALIAN DESIGN
DESIGN DIRECTORS
LORENZO RAMACIOTTI
Interview: Maserati Head of Design Lorenzo Ramaciotti
How does Maserati translate Italian power, performance, luxury and sex appeal into sheet metal? We sat down with the man behind the mystique, Lorenzo Ramaciotti—Maserati's head of design—to understand his inspirations, influences, and how he leads...
CHAMPAGNE
BARCELONA
FERRAN ADRIA
DOM PéRIGNON
CHAMPAGNE PAIRINGS
EL BULLI FOUNDATION
29 Snacks by Ferran Adrià
For 10 years, Ferran Adrià's restaurant elBulli carried the most commanding reputation for food expression and innovation. While its doors closed in 2011, the restaurant's visionary chef has applied his intellect and curiosity toward the development...
CHOCOLATE
INDONESIA
BALI
FOOD AND DRINK
COCOA BEANS
CACAO BEANS
ENERGY FOODS
Cacao Beans from Big Tree Farms
Chocolate lovers know that there's nothing quite like a tasty cocoa bean. The only thing that could make them better: if they came pre-shelled. And that's exactly the case with Big Tree Farms' Cacao Beans. Yes, they offer up plenty of all-natural...
DESIGNERS
CADILLAC
SEDANS
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
CT6
NY AUTO SHOW
GM
Six Design Details from Cadillac's New CT6
For the last time Cadillac has to leave its headquarters in Detroit to attend the New York Auto Show. By this time next year the brand will be fully situated in their new NYC headquarters, marking a very big shift in company's desire to be a global...
LUXURY
CONCEPT CARS
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY
CONTINENTAL
Lincoln Reveals the Continental Concept
Unveiled today the Lincoln Continental Concept is an impressive work of automotive design that deftly balances heritage with bringing the brand into the future. This modern swagger is the kind of momentum we've been waiting to see from the brand...
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...
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...
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
CADILLAC
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...
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