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Katie Olsen

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GESTALTEN
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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...
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
LIMITED EDITION
NSFW
Guy Bourdin's "Nature Magique" Book
Legendary French photographer and painter Guy Bourdin has a body of work that's taken on its own life since his passing in 1991. Bourdin's style of provocative, sensual and cheeky images are at once familiar and engrossing, and a new, highly covetable...
COLLABORATIONS
ART
ARTISTS
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
FASHION
Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons
Over its 224 pages, the stunning Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons displays what occurs when high fashion and art collide. From the surreal lobster dress by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí to the...
DECOR
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
EMBROIDERY
CRAFT
METAL
IRON MAIDEN
SLAYER
MOTORHEAD
ROCK MUSIC
HEAVY METAL
FONT
LETTERING
"Metal is The New Black" by Quiet British Accent
Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason...
ART EXHIBITIONS
NYC
CONEY ISLAND
STEVE ESPO POWERS
BROOKLYN MUSEUM
BROOKLYN
SIGN PAINTING
Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum's Coney Island Extravaganza
Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York's Coney Island. "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008" displays 140 diverse...
JEWELRY
SILVER
GOLD
ACCESSORIES
AUSTRALIAN
MELBOURNE
HANDMADE
AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS
WELFE Jewelry's Solar Collection
Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he's always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting...
TECH ACCESSORIES
TECH
CHARGERS
APPLE
DEVICES
YVES BEHAR
DESIGN
FUSEPROJECT
DESIGN PROCESSES
LAPTOP CHARGERS
MULTI-DEVICE CHARGERS
Fuseproject's Three-Port Zolt Charger
Launching today, the Zolt Laptop Charger aims to make powering all your devices faster, easier and much less cumbersome. The charger—designed by fuseproject—is a sleek, lightweight device with three USB ports. This translates to charging three...
CUSTOM 2015
Custom Presents
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