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KATIE OLSEN

Katie Olsen

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...
PLANNERS
DIARIES
NYC
DESIGN
2017
OBJECTIFY 139
STORES
SHOPS
SHOPPING
Object_ify 139 Second Anniversary Day Planner
To celebrate their two year anniversary, NYC design store Object_ify 139 launched a comprehensive pocket-sized daily planner today. With a decidedly a future-retro vibe, the planner boasts rainbow-colored pages and artwork and designs by 53 NYC...
TOWELS
DECOR
THE THING QUARTERLY
KEN KAGAMI
ART
ARTISTS
COLLABORATIONS
LIMITED EDITION
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 31, Ken Kagami
In yet another delightful iteration of The Thing Quarterly, "Issue 31" is both playful and handy. This "issue" happens to be a "Sexy Bath Towel" by Tokyo-based artist Ken Kagami. A zine accompanies the towel, written by Kagami but featuring an...
LEATHER
LEATHER GOODS
COLLABORATIONS
LAPEL PINS
PINS
LA
NYC
KILL SPENCER
THE ARRIVALS
OTHR
PINTRILL
DANIEL WELLINGTON
WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
THE ARRIVALS' Holiday Collaborations and Pop-Up Store
When previewing the space with THE ARRIVALS designer and co-founder Jeff Johnson, it's immediately clear that there is a minimal, sophisticated theme throughout every single item on display at the brand's 2016 Concept pop-up store. The NYC-based...
BUSINESS CARDS
FREELANCERS
CREATIVES
BARON VON FANCY
DESIGNERS
COLLABORATIONS
OFFICE
MOO + Baron Von Fancy Business Cards
Printing and office stationery company MOO understands the importance of a good first impression; they make business cards, postcards, flyers and more for companies who want to grab attention. It makes perfect sense then, that they've joined forces...
SKINCARE
CLEANSERS
GROOMING
EXERCISE
WORKOUTS
SUNSCREEN
FRE SKINCARE
FRÉ Skincare
Launching online this week, FRÉ Skincare has been thoughtfully dreamed up, researched and concocted with one goal in mind: to protect skin from damage caused by exposure to the sun and pollution. While that is a common mission for skin products...
SNEAKERS
UMBRELLAS
VANS
UNDERCOVER LONDON
COLLABORATIONS
ALL-WEATHER GEAR
WET WEATHER
Vans + London Undercover Collaboration Collection
Iconic skate brand Vans has teamed up with quintessentially British, luxury label London Undercover to fight the weather. As part of the Vault by Vans line, the range is made up of Sk8-Hi's sneakers and umbrellas—almost everything needed to protect...
BOOKS
ADAM J KURTZ
ADAM JK
COLORING BOOKS
ANXIETIES
HUMOR
DRAWING
ARTIST
BROOKLYN
INTERVIEWS
Adam J Kurtz's "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later"
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz is launching his second book, "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time"), and it's very much an activity guide for grown-ups. Not only are there spaces for drawing...
JEWELRY
ACCESSORIES
EARRINGS
BANGLES
BRACELETS
AUSTRALIANS
GEORGIA PERRY
Georgia Perry's First-Ever Jewelry Collection
CH favorite Georgia Perry has just launched her first-ever jewelry collection. Last year, the Australian artist and designer began making accessories in the form of brightly colored enamel pins, and then branched out into clutches, scarves and...
DESIGN
INTERIORS
DESIGNERS
DESIGN TOOLS
TOOLS
POSTERS
CWT
BROOKLYN
KICKSTARTER
Personal Body Unit Index Poster
Whether you're a professional designer or one of the many of us who attempts to measure things with your hands, the new Personal Body Unit Index poster from Brooklyn-based design studio CW&T will prove to be a very useful tool. The poster has been...
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