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Josh Rubin

Josh Rubin believes that there are no new ideas, just great executions. As an interaction designer he's always looking for both creative inspiration and an understanding of the way people do things. In 2003 he decided to start a catalog of what he found and haphazardly named it Cool Hunting. Today Cool Hunting is synonymous with seeking inspiration and has a global team of editors and contributors sifting through innovations in design, technology, art and culture to create the award-winning publication that consists of daily updates and weekly mini-documentaries for an international audience of like-minded creative people. Josh is also responsible for the design of coolhunting.com and the iPad app, as well as the distribution via sites like Vimeo, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Outside of being an editor, Josh also consults on strategy, content and design for select clients including Apple, Adobe, Vodafone, Nike, Microsoft and MTV. Josh helped to found the digital consultancy Bond Art + Science, was a Lead User Interface Designer at Motorola, a Design Director at Razorfish, in charge of product development at Upoc Networks and an intern at IDEO. He has a BA in Communications and Cognitive Science from Hampshire College and a Master's in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU.

Latest Stories

GIF-Making PHHHOTO Comes to iPhone

GIF-Making PHHHOTO Comes to iPhone

The motion-capturing photo booth gets even more social

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 23 July 2014

Peak Design's Modular Camera Straps

Peak Design's Modular Camera Straps

A camera sling and hand strap with quick connecting links for swapping straps on the move

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 18 July 2014

STM's Drifter Laptop Backpack

STM's Drifter Laptop Backpack

This design from the Australian company offers dual sleeves for tablet and computer, detachable raincover and more

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 16 July 2014

Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4

Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4

We now understand why many auto journalists rate this car the best in its class

by Josh Rubin in Design on 24 June 2014

Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon

Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon

Real-time facial recognition software that lets you record and share animations from your phone

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 19 June 2014

Kohler Moxie Rainhead and Wireless Speaker

Kohler Moxie Rainhead and Wireless Speaker

The combination showerhead and portable bluetooth speaker lets you stream music in the shower and beyond

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 18 June 2014

Adobe Releases Highly Anticipated Project Mighty

Adobe Releases Highly Anticipated Project Mighty

We speak with the team about developing the new products and their creative possibilities

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 18 June 2014

BMW and GoPro In-Dash Integration

BMW and GoPro In-Dash Integration

Control your WiFi-enabled camera from the driver's seat

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 12 June 2014

Hafod Grange's Botanical Taxidermy

Hafod Grange's Botanical Taxidermy

Perfectly preserved flowers that are simultaneously curious and beautiful

by Josh Rubin in Design on 02 June 2014

Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d’Este

Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d’Este

Our first-person look at the spectacular classic cars and their prideful owners

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 26 May 2014

MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept

MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept

British charm and Italian seductiveness are combined in a lustful little roadster

by Josh Rubin in Design on 23 May 2014

The Flour Sack Towel

The Flour Sack Towel

One of the many handmade wonders from Hawaii's Downtown General Store

by Josh Rubin in Design on 06 May 2014

Kaua'i Sugarloaf Pineapple

Kaua'i Sugarloaf Pineapple

A rare, white pineapple that's so sweet it'll change your view on the exotic fruit

by Josh Rubin in Food + Drink on 02 May 2014

Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Eight

Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Eight

The latest gifts are inspired by Africa and give back to the people and communities who crafted them

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 25 April 2014

TED 2014: Earth and Space

TED 2014: Earth and Space

A closer look at Planet Labs' earth mapping project and the Large Synoptic Sky Survey

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 24 March 2014

TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks

TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks

Five fledgling projects from the annual event, held this year in Vancouver

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 19 March 2014

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

The groundbreaking portable in-car OS features seamless smartphone integration, intuitive user interface and regular software updates

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 05 March 2014

Aston Martin On Ice

Aston Martin On Ice

The Colorado-based winter driving school delivers maximum thrill and skill

by Josh Rubin in Travel on 24 February 2014

Steelcase Gesture Chair

Steelcase Gesture Chair

Inspired by new ergonomic research and designed for the way technology is used in today's workplace

by Josh Rubin in Design on 19 February 2014

Basis Band and App

Basis Band and App

An easy-to-use health and heart rate tracker with advanced sleep data

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 21 January 2014

Intel + Opening Ceremony's Wearable Tech

Intel + Opening Ceremony's Wearable Tech

We speak with Intel's VP of New Devices Group Ayse Ildeniz on the fusion of tech and fashion through the collaboration with Barney's, OC and the CFDA

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 17 January 2014

NoMad Drinking Cards

NoMad Drinking Cards

The boutique hotel's new drinking "game" is a choose-your-own-adventure that results in a mysterious concoction

by Josh Rubin in Food + Drink on 17 January 2014

Skydrop Sprinkler Controller

Skydrop Sprinkler Controller

The eco-friendly, intelligent system integrates real-time weather data to save time, money and water

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 16 January 2014

Jawbone ERA

Jawbone ERA

The brand returns to their roots with an exciting and effective new headset

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 16 January 2014

Moment Mobile Lenses

Moment Mobile Lenses

Two effective ways for phone photographers to enhance their images

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 14 January 2014

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