Studio Visit: Trail Map Artist James Niehues
If you’ve ever grabbed one of the colorful trail maps stocked in ski lodges, or affixed to the chairlift bar, there’s a good chance you’ve seen—and used—the work of landscape artist James Niehues. Niehues (who goes by Jim) is one of just a handful...
BEHIND THE SCENES
Dixie Elixirs' Cannabis Edibles
For a long time, ingesting cannabis usually meant indulging in a pot brownie. But the realm of edibles has gone chic and quasi-mainstream thanks to brands like Dixie Elixirs. Combining a foundation in the medical world with a firm footing in scientific...
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth Denver: Cannabis and Culinary Culture
The hype surrounding the highly regulated legalization of retail marijuana in Colorado has subsided in the last six months, with tax revenue forecasts being taken down a notch and the absence of statewide hysteria confirming what may have motivated...
Rib & Hull Heirloom Carryall
The Rib & Hull Heirloom Tote strikes a perfect balance of richly handsome leather with a timeless and functional silhouette, but just when we thought that was the only bag we'd ever want or need, its Warsaw-based designers, Alexandra Wrega and Rafal...
While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each...
Meet Me Here Moving Tote
In re-imagining certain daily ubiquities—from the Have a Nice Day plastic bag to paper lunch sacks—clever designers have come up with delightfully intentional accessories. Whimsy is one thing, however—true sophistication is quite...
Acura Sport Hybrid Super Handling AWD
Like other auto junkies we've been eagerly anticipating Acura's 2015 re-release of the iconic NSX since the concept was revealed in 2012. The revival has been widely touted albeit considered long overdue, but diehard fans have celebrated the return...
For the wine enthusiast looking to get serious about keeping bottles, but lacking the space at home to do so, off-site storage can provide a handy, well-managed solution. Even those with the square footage and disposable income to install a temperature...
WORD OF MOUTH
Word of Mouth: Paris
On a recent trip to Paris we had the chance to see a first-time visitor fall in love with the City of Lights. Crashing with locals, our group took the obligatory (but no less bewitching) trips to bistros, cafes, cathedrals and grand museums—but...
I Still Love NY
New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has created a riff on the iconic and ubiquitous "I Heart NY" design by Milton Glaser in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Submerging the logo in blue dip-dye on a T-shirt for Grey Area, Errazuriz...
Wrk-shp Spring 2013
Continuing to mine the world of architecture for inspiration, Wrk-shp designer Airi Isoda reveals a Spring/Summer 2013 apparel collection based on the Case Study homes built in Southern California in the 1950s. With the fourth collection, crisp lines...
MADE IN THE USA
Sea Bags and Woolrich
Since its start in 2005, Sea Bags has spawned a number of imitations, but unlike its competitors Sea Bags still uses only retired sails for its durable, handmade totes and accessories. Now the Portland, Maine-based brand has partnered with fellow...
Green & Spring
UK-based skin, body and haircare line Green & Spring employs a simple philosophy for their packaging design: let the ingredients speak for themselves. Listed in full on the front of the bottles and containers alongside lovely illustrations of pastel...
Certainly, there's sugar everywhere. You may have a hankering for the traditional, mass-produced Mars bars and bionic sours on every corner, or wish to hold out for a more sophisticated free-trade 70% cacao gourmet morsel with enough antioxidants...
In explaining how she came to collaborate with design shop Object on a collection of porcelain fortune cookies, Seattle-based designer Aleksandra Pollner points to three tenets: form, past experience and material. Certainly it's form that caught...
From the geometric angles of minimalist, abstract art to the intangible, endless summer spirit that characterizes her longtime home, LA-based jewelry designer Amanda Loos filters a rich range of inspiration into her line, Kyyote. Delicate lines...
Fort Standard Jewelry
Having built a repertoire of supremely simple, thoughtfully crafted contemporary furniture, lighting and home objects, Brooklyn-based design pair Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings of Fort Standard take their ethos in a new direction with a line...
Editorial and Video Internships
Do you think you have what it takes to be part of the Cool Hunting team? We are currently looking for Fall interns to assist with all aspects of publishing the site, from writing and photo editing to video production. Ideal candidates have a super...
If one thinks of the body as a temple, the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and strong physique becomes a matter of good design. With integrative health at the core of its mission, La Palestra wellness centers have pioneered a special hybrid of...
As an artist, Leanne Shapton writes as if she's painting words across a page, uncovering memories and emotions in sentences like brushstrokes. As a swimmer, she tells stories with the cadence of fluid, mesmerizing laps through a clear blue pool...
Piecing together scenes from dreams and reruns of Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone, Welsh collage and mixed-media artist Laura Redburn creates vibrant vignettes on paper under the moniker Cardboard Cities. Her portfolio flows like a nostalgic scrapbook...
Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero
Sweat shouldn't be a problem, according to Columbia Sportswear. While the activewear market currently offers a limited array of moisture-wicking fabrics, what hasn't been tapped into is the idea of perspiration as a renewable resource. In that vein...
Balancing a spare, industrial aesthetic with the richness of fine jewelry, designer Laura Wass has opened up an interesting niche for herself in the market. With Fall 2012 she has launched WXYZ, a focused line of "DNA" and jacks bead necklaces, rubber...
NOHO DESIGN DISTRICT
SCALE at Noho Design District
For this year's Noho Design District, part of New York's Design Week, we've teamed up with our friends at Architizer and Dwell to present SCALE, a collection of objects and prototypes that explore the relationship of furniture and architecture...
The aptly named line of candles, cloth and curiosities from New Zealand-based Curio Noir ranges from the vaguely sinister Lilith Doll candles in the shape of a baby's head to woven linen napkins with floral line art, but we were most captivated by...