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KATIE OLSEN

Katie Olsen

TIPPET RISE
ART
MUSEUMS
MONTANA
ARTISTS
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
TRAVEL
ART CENTER
FILMS
LECTURES
PUBLIC ART
Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana
A couple of hours from Yellowstone National Park, a very different (but no less spectacular) kind of destination opened just last month. Tippet Rise Art Center, located in Fishtail, Montana, is driven by the mission to make art and music more affordable...
AUSTRALIAN
ACTIVEWEAR
GYM GEAR
ATHLEISURE
APPAREL
CLOTHING
PE NATION
SPORTS
OUTDOORS
STREETWEAR
WOMENSWEAR
WORKOUT
90S
SPORTSWEAR
P.E Nation's Retro-Inspired Activewear
In a saturated market of activewear—or athleisure—Australia's P.E Nation (officially launching today in the US) had a mean feat ahead of them: to actually stand out. With their bright colors, retro vibes and some non-traditional fabrics and cuts...
HAIR
BEAUTY
CUVEE BEAUTY
SULPHATE FREE
NYC
HAIRSTYLING
GROOMING
HAIR CARE
Cuvée Beauty
Bathing in champagne might sound like the stuff of movies, but Cuvée Beauty founder Rachel Katzman found her hair thoroughly soaked after a particularly wild birthday weekend—and didn't mind the results at all. The texture and tousled look of her...
THE STANDARD
STANDARD TIME
HOTELS
ACCOMMODATION
NYC
MIAMI
LA
CUSTOMER SERVICE
TRAVEL
BOUTIQUE HOTELS
The Standard Introduces "Standard Time"
In a move that will have travelers no longer ruing 5AM arrival times or hangovers, The Standard has just announced it's forgoing traditional check-in and check-out times at their hotels—from NYC to Miami and Los Angeles. For those who elect the...
MIRKA MORA
PAINTINGS
ARTISTS
ART
COLLABORATIONS
FRENCH
AUSTRALIAN
CLOTHING
APPAREL
FASHION
WEARABLE ART
Mirka Mora + Gorman Artist Collaboration
Perhaps little known outside of Australia, Mirka Mora's art is legendary Down Under—specifically in Melbourne, where her gloriously busy paintings and mosaics adorn laneways, restaurants and (of course) gallery walls. The French-born artist (to...
GRADYS
COFFEE
COLD BREW
ICED COFFEE
SUMMER
HOME BREWING
NEW ORLEANS
CAFFEINE
KITCHEN
Grady's All-in-One Home Brewing Kit
An update to their already-excellent Bean Bags, Brooklyn- and Bronx-based Grady's has just released a new product that means you can DIY their famous New Orleans-style cold brew coffee at home. The brand new, all-in-one home brewing kit contains...
OLIVE OIL
OIL
FOOD
EATING
COOKING
WELLBEING
HEALTH
WELLNESS
COBRAM ESTATE
CALIFORNIA
AUSTRALIA
Cobram Estate Olive Oil
Some of the most commonly adulterated (and commonly consumed) food products the world over are milk, honey, saffron, orange juice and olive oil. And sometimes simply reading a label isn't a huge amount of help as brands are able to slap all kinds...
CARS
DESIGN
AUTO
PHOTO BOOKS
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
CUSTOM CARS
CUSTOM
LOWRIDERS
SPORTS CARS
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
GESTALTEN
LUXURY CARS
PIMP MY RIDE
The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders
Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten's new hardcover tome, "The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders" is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren't all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled...
GALLERIES
ART
ARTISTS
GALLERY SPACE
LOS ANGELES
BERT RODRIGUEZ
WORLDS BEST EVER
PERFORMANCE ART
CONCEPTUAL ART
LA
EXPERIMENTAL ART
CUBAN ARTISTS
Norberto Rodriguez's "ART, AMIRITE?" at Maitland Foley Gallery, LA
In a fascinating (albeit potentially difficult to understand via words) artistic endeavor, Cuban-born Norberto Rodriguez of NOR(BERT)O inc. has created "ART AMIRITE?"—a show at LA's Maitland Foley which is a collection of objects, artworks and artifacts...
DRINKS
GINS
GIN
DISTILLERIES
HEALESVILLE
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIAN
COCKTAILS
NEGRONI
AUSTRALIA
Four Pillars Gin
Australia's world-class, award-winning gin-maker Four Pillars is pragmatically named. The superfecta for their incredibly drinkable small-batch gin is this: copper pot stills (made by Germany's CARL), fresh Yarra Valley water, botanicals (many of which...
BAGS
LEATHER
LEATHER GOODS
WALLETS
PURSES
LEATHER ACCESSORIES
MELBOURNE
HANDMADE
AUSTRALIAN
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
CROSSBODY BAGS
Du Zen! Leather Bags
Founded by former industrial and graphic designer Samantha Rogers (née Duzenman), Australian label Du Zen! handcrafts high-quality leather bags locally in Melbourne, some of which come in unusual but wearable colorways. The brand also ignores traditional...
STYLE
FASHION
AGING
BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
STREET STYLE
COFFE TABLE BOOKS
INTERVIEWS
Ari Seth Cohen's "Advanced Style: Older & Wiser"
Ari Seth Cohen's delightful and inspirational Advanced Style project exists in many forms—from a documentary to a blog, Instagram and now a second hardcover tome: "Advanced Style: Older and Wiser"—again published by Brooklyn's powerHouse Books. The...
TECH
IPHONES
IPHONE DOCK
LAMPS
LIGHTING
TECH ACCESSORIES
PORTABLE
CAMPING
DECOR
HOME DECOR
Mushroom Lamp and iPhone Dock
While there's no shortage of iPhone chargers and docks in the world, not many combine extra uses, portability and a cute design. The Mushroom Lamp—currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter—promises to charge your phone and provide ambient lighting...
HEADPHONES
TECH
COLLABORATIONS
AIAIAI
NEXTBIT
SMARTPHONES
MODULAR HEADPHONES
TECH ACCESSORIES
MUSIC
MINT
Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 Headphones
Android smartphone-makers Nextbit have partnered with Copenhagen's AIAIAI for a special edition pair of headphones to befit its exceptional "cloud-first" phone, Robin. The recently released Nextbit + AIAIAI TMA-2 headphones boast a neodymium speaker...
CITY GUIDES
TRAVEL
PARIS
FRANCE
EUROPE
PARIS GUIDES
Paris
There's no doubt Paris—lovingly known as La Ville-Lumière—is one of the most romantic, charming cities in the world. When visiting, there are globally recognized must-see spots for checking off the list; ascending the Eiffel Tower, touring the Louvre...
SUNGLASSES
OPTICAL
GLASSES
KREWE DU OPTIC
NEW ORLEANS
DESIGN
STYLE
EYEWEAR
FRENCH QUARTER
DESIGNERS
SMALL BUSINESS
New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear
Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett's KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett's time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city's uniqueness. He tells...
FUNK
DISCO
BOULEVARDS
MUSIC
DANCE
GROOVE
MUSIC VIDEOS
NEW MUSIC
PREMIERES
Premiere: "Move and Shout" by Boulevards
In a super-funky video that's saturated in retro vibes, Boulevards and director Ramon Zubia create a dance party for the artist's buoyant track "Move and Shout," premiering on Cool Hunting today. Boulevards (aka Jamil Rashad) tells us, "The idea...
ART
ARTISTS
ILLUSTRATION
COLLABORATIONS
INTERVIEWS
THIRD DRAWER DOWN
MELBOURNE
AUSTRALIA
BRITISH
ENGLISH
ILLUSTRATORS
DAVID SHRIGLEY
Interview: David Shrigley
When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot...
CARS
DESIGN
BOOKS
AUTO
RETRO
VINTAGE
ITALY
ITALIAN
RIZZOLI
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
FERRARI
LAMBORGHINI
MASERATI
VINTAGE CARS
Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975
Even if you're not a gung-ho car enthusiast, the new hardcover tome "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975" (published by Skira Rizzoli) is a breathtaking, alluring book. The pages inside are full of the most rare, collectible...
ULURU
AUSTRALIA
TRAVEL
ART
ARTISTS
LIGHT ART
BRUCE MUNRO
NORTHERN TERRITORY
INSTALLATIONS
LIGHT INSTALLATIONS
Bruce Munro's "Field of Light" at Uluru, Australia
British artist Bruce Munro is set to unveil the latest and largest of his otherworldly "Field of Light" installations at Australia's Uluru—the sacred place that inspired the entire project back in 1992, when the artist visited. Much of Munro's work...
WATCHES
WATCHMAKING
TIMEPIECES
LUXURY
HAUTLENCE
BASELWORLD
BASELWORLD 2016
MAZES
GAMES
Hautlence's LABYRINTH Watch Doesn't Tell Time
Ahead of Baselworld 2016, Hautlence (a luxury watchmaker that was founded in 2004) has just released their newest product—and describe LABYRINTH as an "entirely essential yet fundamentally useless object." Designed to make the wearer slow down...
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
FEMINISM
DESIGN
STORY
STORY STORE
CHELSEA
NYC
THIS IS STORY
RETAIL
The F-Word at STORY
A shop delivered in issues like a magazine, NYC's latest STORY (which launches today at their Chelsea location) is "The F-Word." Opening on International Women's Day, the concept store's current collection was carefully selected in order to spark...
HOMEWARE
TEXTILES
AUSTRALIAN
COLLABORATIONS
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
INDIGENOUS ART
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
ETHICAL
ARTISTS
North Home Textiles
With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities...
FABRIC
TEXTILES
PATTERNS
INDIA
INDIAN
DESIGN
BOOKS
CRAFTSMANSHIP
The Fabric of India
London's Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition "The Fabric of India" is coming to a close this weekend...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
TEXTILES
APPAREL
HOMEWARES
ILLUSTRATION
BLANKETS
Art Brand BFGF
Lilian Martinez calls her creative endeavor BFGF an "art brand" since her ingenuous yet lush and compelling designs can be found on almost anything. From T-shirts to digitally printed rugs, Martinez's creations draw from pop culture (Nike swooshes...
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