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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

MOBILE PHONES
SMART PHONES
WEARABLE TECH
SMART DEVICES
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
RUNCIBLE
MONOHOM
Introducing the Runcible Heirloom Electronic
Even today's most beautifully designed smartphones will be disposed of in time. As the technology within becomes outdated, the whole device is discarded or donated and the collective conscious grabs hold of something shiny and new. Not only does SF...
DESIGN
ARCHITECTURE
MODERNISM
WORD OF MOUTH
LAND ROVER
PALM SPRINGS
GERRY MCGOVERN
Word of Mouth: Palm Springs with Gerry McGovern
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, first visited Palm Springs 20 years ago and immediately fell in love with the modernist oasis in the Southern California desert. Last week, as guests of the brand, we toured Palm...
DEVICES
HEALTH
WELLNESS
SLEEP
REVIEWS
QUANTIFIED SELF
START UPS
HELLO
SENSE
Sense Sleep Tracker
A good night of sleep is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. While the old standby guideline of getting eight hours hasn't changed much, research shows that the quality of sleep is just as important as the quantity. Ambient light, noise...
BEAUTY
SEX
SKINCARE
VALENTINES DAY
NATURAL SKINCARE
HAIRCARE
VALENTINES DAY 2015
Touchable From Top to Toe for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is an invitation to touch somebody you care about—whether metaphorically or literally. No matter how the day is spent, celebrating it with flowers, cocktails, love notes or something more unconventional—the end game for many is about...
SWITZERLAND
AUTOMOTIVE
WINTER
CARS
TEST DRIVES
BENTLEY
SKI
GSTAAD
SPORT
Skijoring with Bentley
Given the extreme winter weather in the Northeastern United States, we thought it would be appropriate and entertaining to resurface this story from 2012 Roughly translated to "ski driving," skijoring is a Scandinavian-originated snow sport where...
APPS
BOARDSPORTS
CES 2015
SKATEBOARD
TRANSPORTATION
IOS
Rolling into the Future on Onewheel
Now that 2015—the year that "Back to the Future" predicted hoverboards would hit the streets—is upon us, Future Motion Inc. has brought the dream of the space-age mode of transportation a little closer with Onewheel. A self-balancing electric board...
CES2015
CARS
CONCEPT CARS
FUTURE
MERCEDES
MOBILITY
Mercedes F015
Tonight, in their International Consumer Electronics Show keynote, Mercedes presented a vision of future mobility. The F015 Luxury in Motion concept car addresses the idea that our most prized notions will be space and time. "The car grants access...
3D PRINTING
INNOVATION
LIMITED EDITION
MARC NEWSON
MODULAR
NIKE
SHOES
SNEAKERS
Nike Reintroduces Marc Newson's Zvezdochka Shoe
Initially launching in 2004, the innovative and pleasantly bizarre Zvezdochka shoe from Nike was ahead of its time. Upon introduction, many questions were asked—including how in the world you pronounce the name. Designed by Australian industrial...
MANDARIN ORIENTAL
AMERICAN EXPRESS
HOTELS
RESTAURANTS
SPAS
SPONSORED
SUSHI
TOKYO
TRAVEL
Tokyo High Low
When my plans to get from Beijing to Tokyo required a last-minute change, American Express Platinum Travel was able to confirm a seat on a new flight just hours before departure, even though they didn’t handle my original booking. And when I checked...
AW14
DOWN
ISAORA
JACKETS
LEATHER
LEATHER JACKETS
NYC
OUTERWEAR
PRIMALOFT
MADE IN ITALY
ISAORA's Combo Down Moto Jacket
If NYC-based performance oriented menswear label ISAORA has taught us anything over the years, it's to expect the unexpected. The brand continues to break new ground both in terms of aesthetics and functionality—a recent garment was designed to transform...
APPS
ART BASEL
PHHHOTO
GIFS
HYPERHYPER
SOCIAL MEDIA
Art Basel with PHHHOTO
We've long been fans of motion-capturing social photo booth PHHHOTO from our friends at HYPERHYPER, and even had the pleasure of playing with it at CH HQ before its official release in early 2013. Though their looped-motion image-creating booth is...
CLOTHING
DENIM
HANDMADE
JACKETS
JEANS
NYC
OUTERWEAR
PORTLAND
Unwashed Denim Raw Bomber Jacket
For many, it's during their college years when an interest in design and fashion is discovered. For New York's Will Berman—who we met at our 2013 Pitch Night—the passion took root at a much younger age; at 15 he started his own label, Unwashed Denim...
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...
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