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KATIE OLSEN

Katie Olsen

ART
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NYC
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THOMAS C BRADLEY
CHINATOWN SOUP
Thomas C Bradley's "Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material" at Chinatown Soup
When it opened a few years back, Chinatown Soup gallery in NYC's Lower East Side tapped Portland-based designer Thomas C Bradley to create their logo. It only makes sense that Bradley's first solo NYC show is at that very same gallery now—after...
TASMANIA
TRAVEL
CITY GUIDES
HOBART
RESTAURANTS
MUSEUMS
ART
EATING
DINING
BARS
AUSTRALIA
City Guide: Hobart, Tasmania
Whether you're visiting Tasmania for Dark MOFO (on at the time of publish) or simply to see what life's like at the end of the world, there's a lot to do on this tiny Australian island. Hobart, the capital, has a rich history despite a sometimes forgotten...
HOBART
TASMANIA
CITY GUIDES
AUSTRALIA
TRAVEL
Hobart
Hobart used to be a bit of a forgotten city—oftentimes ridiculed by residents of mainland Australia—but over the past several years, this tiny island town has begun to shine and become one of the most visited destinations in the country. The historic...
WINE
WINE BARS
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIA
WORD OF MOUTH
DRINKING
BARS
DINING
RESTAURANTS
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars
For such a diverse city, there's one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that...
HOTELS
ACCOMMODATION
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIA
TRAVEL
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
INTERIORS
BARS
RESTAURANTS
CAFES
QT Melbourne
A far cry from its previous existence as a scuzzy Greater Union cinema, Melbourne's ideally located QT Hotel is opulent and super-trendy. Arriving at the big copper doors of the 188-room hotel, guests are greeted by smiley "Directors of Chaos," whose...
PREMIERES
MUSIC
ART FEYNMAN
KRAUTROCK
PSYCHEDELIC
AFROBEAT
ALBUMS
RECORDS
WESTERN VINYL
Premiere: Art Feynman's "Feeling Good About Feeling Good"
California-based Art Feynman recently announced his debut album Blast Off Through the Wicker and we're delighted to premiere the single "Feeling Good About Feeling Good." The almost-eight-minute delight defies genre—there are tinges of many, from...
OBJECTIFY 139
ACE HOTEL
ACE HOTELS
DESIGN
ARTISTS
COLLABORATIONS
FLAGS
ARTWORKS
LOS ANGELES
DOWNTOWN LA
CHARITIES
ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
POLITICS
Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
COLLABORATIONS
PAM
PERKS AND MINI
CARHARTT
CARHARTT WIP
CLOTHING
APPAREL
UNISEX
MELBOURNE
P.A.M. + Carhartt WIP's Third Collaboration Collection
Melbourne, Australia-based label P.A.M. (aka Perks and Mini) recently unveiled its third collaboration collection with Carhartt WIP, "Radio Club." It's inspired by the pre-internet era—specifically the rise of the radio communication during the...
DESIGN
STYLE
SUNGLASSES
EYEWEAR
TENS
KICKSTARTER
CROWDFUNDING
Tens Sunglasses' 2017 Collection
While Tens Filter Sunglasses have been on our radar for a few years, today the brand launched their 2017 collection on Kickstarter. In just a few hours, the Edinburgh, Scotland-based sunglass brand (founded by three friends) has already exceeded...
T-SHIRTS
CHARITY
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
SANDWICH VS HUNGER
CARBON NEUTRAL
UNISEX
POVERTY
SOCIAL AWARENESS
LONDON
Sandwich vs Hunger T-Shirts
In a three-way collaboration, Sonic Sandwich, Continental Clothing Co and artist Rob Flowers have launched a 21-day campaign to sell as many T-shirts (and sweatshirts) as possible, with all 100% of proceeds going to Action Against Hunger—a charity...
MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
PREMIERE
JACQUES GREENE
NIGHTLIFE
SYNTHS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
MELISSA MATOS
Premiere: Jacques Greene "Afterglow"
From his just-released debut LP, Montreal-based Jacques Greene's "Afterglow" video is premiering exclusively on Cool Hunting. DJ/producer Greene has been making vibey, R&B-influenced, synth-heavy music for years—releasing his first EP in 2012—and...
MATTRESSES
LEESA
BEDS
SLEEP
WELLBEING
WELLNESS
AMERICAN MADE
Sapira Luxury Mattresses
While the one-kind-fits-all mattress isn't a new concept, getting it right is no easy task. Cool Hunting team members have tested several different versions and have, of course, found them to be of varying comfort and quality, but one certainly...
MUSIC
PLAYLISTS
MUSICIANS
KISHI BASHI
VALENTINES DAY
VALENTINES DAY 2017
Kishi Bashi's Valentine's Day Playlist for Cool Hunting
One of our favorite musicians Kishi Bashi kindly created a Valentine's Day playlist for us—and it's full of jazzy, sweet and alluring tunes. Kishi Bashi (aka Kaoru Ishibashi) tells us, about his Valentine's Day playlist, "Music is an extension of the...
TRAVEL
MADRID
SPAIN
RESTAURANTS
HOTELS
ACCOMODATION
BARS
COCKTAILS
WINE
FOOD
DRINKS
MUSEUMS
GALLERIES
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Madrid
Tapas and flamenco dancing aside, Madrid is full of essential experiences for visitors—from tucked-away galleries to dimly lit cocktail bars, open rooftop venues, sprawling parks and minimal design stores. While taking in Spanish traditions is vital...
DESIGN
BROOKLYN
ADO DESIGN ACADEMY
GREENPOINT
MINI
DESIGN FESTIVALS
EVENTS
DESIGN TALKS
ADO
A/D/O Design Academy's "Utopia vs Dystopia"
We were quick to visit A/D/O's recently renovated Greenpoint space when it was unveiled, but our return this past weekend offered an opportunity to see it in action as the design community center it was always imagined to be. Attendees were eager...
HOTELS
ACCOMMODATION
MADRID
SPAIN
TRAVEL
EUROPE
ONLY YOU ATOCHA
ONLY YOU HOTELS
Only YOU Atocha, Madrid
The idea of a themed hotel sounds twee in words, but if executed thoughtfully and with a playful approach, it can be decidedly successful—even sophisticated. The latter is certainly the case with the new Only YOU hotel in Madrid: Only YOU Atocha. From...
APPS
TECH
POLITICS
VOTING
HUMAN RIGHTS
CIVIL RIGHTS
PRESIDENT TRUMP
INTERVIEWS
Countable App
It's undeniable that the recent election, and the events following President Trump's inauguration, have ignited a huge amount of activism in those who live in the United States—and around the world. People are more thoughtful about purchasing products...
SKINCARE
CLEANSER
MOISTURIZERS
GROOMING
BEAUTY
SCIENCE
DR GOLDFADEN
PEELS
"Doctor's Orders" Skincare from Goldfaden MD
Before the holidays, we embarked on a "Doctor's Orders" skincare routine, thanks to Goldfaden MD (aka Dr Gary Goldfaden). After answering a few questions the doctor asked—about our skin's sensitivity, issues we'd like to fix, and more—a selection...
PLANTS
FLOWERS
GREEN THUMBS
BOTANY
GARDENING
FLORA
BOOKS
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
DECOR
INTERIOR DESIGN
Four Flora Books
Whether you're in the depths of a dreary winter, or enjoying the spoils of summer, any season is the right season to enjoy a little Mother Nature. While trickier in the colder months, one solution is devouring plant books (especially if you're a serial...
FOODIES 2016
Foodies
MUSIC
INSTRUMENTS
GHOSTLY
COLLABORATIONS
PHONE-HOME XYLOPHONE
TECH
GADGETS
KIDS
MUSICIANS
Ghostly + Brandnewnoise's Phone-Home Xylophone
Ghostly and Brandnewnoise have teamed up once again and (just like their previous collaborations) the delightful new product appeals to children, beginners and seasoned musicians alike. The eight-key handheld Phone-Home Xylophone (released today...
SWORD PLOUGH
DUFFLE
DUFFLE BAGS
LUGGAGE
BAGS
Sword & Plough's Adventure-Friendly, Rugged Duffle Bag
While there's no shortage of military-inspired apparel and accessories available, not many brands are owned by people with real-life army experience. Denver, CO-based Sword & Plough, however, was co-founded by sisters Betsy Núñez and US Army Captain...
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
EARTH
SATELLITE IMAGERY
BENJAMIN GRANT
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
Benjamin Grant's "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth"
Inspired by his hugely popular and oftentimes mind-blowing Instagram, Benjamin Grant's new book "Overview: A New Perspective of Earth" mesmerizes. The hardcover tome boasts 200 original images that Grant created by stitching together several satellite...
DAME PRODUCTS
PLEASURE OBJECTS
VIBRATORS
SEX TOYS
NSFW
KICKSTARTER
CROWD FUNDING
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
FEMINISM
Dame Products' New Fin Pleasure Object
Co-founded by Alexandra Fine and Janet Lieberman, Dame Products' mantra is to "make the world a happier place, one vagina at a time." Fine and Lieberman met two years ago, after they both (separately) founded their own sex toy companies based in...
AUSTRALIAN
FASHION
DESIGN
SS17
CLOTHING
APPAREL
WOMENSWEAR
House of Cards "Femme" Collection
Exploring the concept of femininity, House of Cards designer Ashiya Omundsen has created possibly her most exciting collection to date. The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Omundsen released her "Femme" collection recently, and the diverse, bold...
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