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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

ANNOUNCEMENTS
HYPERHYPER
REDESIGNS
WEB DESIGN
WEBSITES
HTML5
Informing the Future
Since starting Cool Hunting in February 2003, I have derived as much joy from designing the container as creating the contents. With each of our five previous redesigns, we have strived to push innovations in web design while simultaneously elevating...
3D SCANNING
COMPUTERS
HCI
HP
INTERACTION DESIGN
INTERFACE DESIGN
TOUCH SCREENS
WINDOWS
Sprout by HP
Human to computer interaction is ever-changing with an ironic (though welcomed) evolution to more natural interfaces. Sprout by HP, the latest case-in-point, has just been officially unveiled. Sprout is a touch-screen Windows PC that has a touch...
COATS
DOWN
FASHION
JACKETS
STYLE
WINTER
MEN'S FASHION
TS(S)'s Denim and Down Coat
Though it's only speculation, word around NYC is that the Northeast is in for another long, rough winter. For those not already looking for real estate options in LA, we've come across the ideal coat for surviving such an unrelenting season. The...
SPA
SKINCARE
GROOMING
HEALTH
MOISTURIZERS
NATURAL PRODUCTS
Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream from Red Flower
The benefits of investing in healthy skin are not only evident in the present, but long into the future. Seeking products that are both natural and effective, NYC-based aromatherapy experts Red Flower are known for their holistic approach to wellbeing...
ART
BOOKS
CONCEPTUAL ART
ELETRONIC MUSIC
FISCHERSPOONER
INTERVIEWS
MUSIC
NYC
PERFORMANCE ART
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
VISUAL ART
Interview: Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner
Starbucks isn't the place New Yorkers go to for art (or really coffee for that matter). However on one fateful night in 1998 at the East Village's Astor Place location, the coffee retailer was unsuspectingly turned into a guerrilla performance art...
APPLE WATCH
APPLE
TECH DEVICES
IPHONE
IPHONE 6
IPHONE 6 PLUS
APPLE PAY
WATCHES
WEARABLE DEVICES
IPHONE ACCESSORIES
First Impressions of the Apple Watch
At their most anticipated launch in years, Apple today presented the next revolution. The Apple Watch represents their foray into wearables and the first truly new product category since Steve Jobs sat in a vintage Le Corbusier on stage at Yerba...
BAMBOO STYLUS
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
FINELINE
STYLUS
WACOM
APPS
BLUETOOTH
DEVICE ACCESSORIES
TABLETS
IPAD ACCESSORIES
Wacom's Precise New Bamboo Stylus Fineline
After testing Wacom's latest release, the Bamboo Stylus fineline, with our in-house artist Zach Robinson, we found it to be by and large one of the best thought-out and most affordable pressure-sensitive bluetooth styluses on the market. The device...
ART
GLITCH ART
PHOTO APPS
TECHNOLOGY
IOS APPS
IPHONE
Glitch Wizard Photo Editing App
There's just something so appealing about glitch art in our world of ever-improving technology. While in the years past we've been intrigued with image-altering apps such as Decim8 and DScan, we're currently nerding out on Glitch Wizard. The simple...
3D PRINTING
BESPOKE
CUSTOM
EARPHONES
HEADPHONES
NYC
TECH
TECH APPS
Normal 3D Printed Earphones
The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they're made for the "universal ear." The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they'll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like...
PHOTO APPS
PHOTO BOOTHS
PHOTO SHARING
PHOTOGRAPHY
IOS APPS
SOCIAL MEDIA
HYPERHYPER
GIF-Making PHHHOTO Comes to iPhone
For over a year now we've been loving PHHHOTO's moving image minimalist set up—even using it for our holiday party. Above and beyond most other portable photo booths out there, PHHHOTO employs an incredibly flattering light ring attached to an iPad...
CAMERA GEAR
CAMERA STRAPS
CAMERAS
KICKSTARTER
TECH
PHOTOGRAPHY
Peak Design's Modular Camera Straps
As any photographer that's been around the block before will attest, few things are as irritating as equipment getting in the way of a shot, whether it's restrictive straps or just poorly designed attachment points that take too much time to adjust...
BACKPACKS
BAGS
LAPTOP ACCESSORIES
TECH ACCESSORIES
TRAVEL
STM's Drifter Laptop Backpack
Unsatisfied with the limited options for laptop bags, Ethan Nyholm ended up wrapping his computer in bubble wrap and tucking it into a sports backpack for his daily commute through the scenic Bondi area of Sydney, Australia. Later, he co-founded...
BMW
CARS
M3
M4
SPORTS CARS
TEST DRIVES
TRACK DRIVES
Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4
Now I get it. Many auto journalists I've chatted with over the years have raved about the BMW M3, several even calling it their all-time favorite sports sedan. I've always been a fan of the brand and the distinctive drive-feel of its products, but...
ANDROID
ANIMATION
APPS
AVATARS
CHAT
GOOGLE PLAY
INTEL
MOBILE
SOCIAL MEDIA
IOS
Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon
Intel Pocket Avatars is a new app just released on iOS and Android that might be more cutesy than our usual interest, but the technology behind it is very impressive. In short, the app lets you record messages in real time to a cartoon avatar that...
BATHROOMS
BLUETOOTH
BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
HOME APPLIANCES
KOHLER
SHOWER
Kohler Moxie Rainhead and Wireless Speaker
Initially introduced in 2013, the Moxie from Kohler combines a traditional shower-head and wireless speaker. Now, to make the experience even better, Kohler recently introduced the Moxie Rainhead, a larger version boasting an eight inch surface diameter...
ADOBE
DESIGN
SOFTWARE
TECH DEVICES
PHOTOSHOP
PROJECT MIGHTY
IPAD APPS
Adobe Releases Highly Anticipated Project Mighty
We've been fans of Adobe's Project Mighty since first previewing the stylus and software solution back in September of last year. So today—the official launch day—we're pleased to present a video we originally produced for the 99U conference in...
CAMERAS
CARS
COLLABORATIONS
GOPRO
TECH APPS
TECH DEVICES
BMW and GoPro In-Dash Integration
While in Wisconsin with BMW to test drive the all new M3 and M4 on the Road America racetrack (more on that soon), we were given a sneak peek at the new GoPro app integration partnership. With this, owners of all BMW and MINI models equipped with...
PAPERWEIGHTS
BOTANICALS
GIFTS
ORNAMENTS
WALES
UK
Hafod Grange's Botanical Taxidermy
The Welsh company Hafod Grange (named after the estate in which it resides) has been making paperweights—and only paperweights—for the past three decades, and photos do not do their results justice. Their botanical paperweights in particular are...
ALFA ROMEO
BMW
CARS
FERRARI
FIAT
ITALY
MASERATI
ROLLS ROYCE
VINTAGE CARS
ABARTH
ZAGATO
Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d’Este
The oldest running Concorso d'Eleganza, Villa d’Este brings the most rare classic cars to an intimate lawn alongside the western shore of Lake Como. This year included younger favorites like the retro futuristic 1969 Abarth 2000 Scorpione and the...
BMW
BRITISH
CARS
CONCEPT CARS
ELECTRIC
ITALIAN
MINI
MINI COOPER
SUPERLEGGERA
MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept
On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera...
DISH TOWELS
FLOUR SACKS
HAWAII
HONOLULU
KITCHENWARE
TOWELS
The Flour Sack Towel
Oahu's Downtown General Store specializes in handmade items invoking the aloha spirit of the island state. From hand-sewn ornaments to hand-screened T-shirts and flour sack dish towels all of the work has been designed by in-house artists. We discovered...
FARM-TO-TABLE
FARMS
FOOD
FOOD+DRINK
FRUIT
HAWAII
KAUAI
PINEAPPLES
Kaua'i Sugarloaf Pineapple
While perusing a farmers market on a recent trip to Kaua'i, we came across the Sugarloaf pineapple stand—the only one at the market with a line. We joined the queue, bought two and became part of the club. We devoured the first in the blink of an...
AFRICA
CHARITY
COLLABORATIONS
HANDMADE
QUARTERLY
SUBSCRIPTION
TOYS
CHZAMBIA
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Eight
The most recent iteration of Cool Hunting's Quarterly Co. will be reaching mailboxes soon, and it's one we're especially excited about. CHQ8 is born from our 2012 trip to Africa—an experience that educated, shaped and changed us. In Zambia the...
EARTH
GOOGLE
MAPPING
SATELLITES
SCIENCE
SPACE
TED
TED 2014
TELESCOPES
TED 2014: Earth and Space
In years past, the topic of space has remained a constant theme at TED conferences, and at last week's 30th anniversary series of talks in Vancouver, BC, the expansive and always awe-inspiring topic remained on the table. While much talk has centered...
ANTHROPOLOGY
CONFERENCES
LITTLEBITS
TED 2014
TED FELLOWS
VANCOUVER BC
TED
TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks
Earlier this week, we had the privilege to witness the fifth anniversary of the TED Fellows program, one that traditionally kicks off the week of TED with a boom. While last year brought the greater creative community to Long Beach, this year Vancouver...
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