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LEONORA OPPENHEIM

Leonora Oppenheim

CULTURE
DUKES OF CHUTNEY
MUSIC
INDIE ROCK
PHOTOGRAPHERS
FILMMAKERS
MUSICIANS
ALBUMS
Dukes of Chutney: Domino EP
We first came across Dustin Lynn’s visual creativity in connection with David de Rothschild’s Adventure Ecology initiative back in 2007. When we interviewed him last, Lynn was with de Rothchild on the Toxico Mission in Ecuador, where he was working...
CHAIRS
DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
STOOLS
SWEDEN
MARTIN BJöRNSON
Studio Visit: Martin Björnson
Recently in Malmö for The Conference, we took the time to visit local designer Martin Björnson in his studio workshop. Björnson's Bobbin stool has received a lot of design recognition this year, and we were intrigued to meet the man behind these...
ART
CURATORS
DESIGN
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
FRIEZE
FRIEZE ART FAIR
LONDON
London's Frieze Art Fair with Clay Ketter
This year Cool Hunting was fortunate enough to have the artist Clay Ketter as our companion at London's Frieze Art Fair. Ketter is well known for his post-minimalist work that questions our relationship with everyday domestic objects through construction...
GALLERY
CONTEMPORARY ART
EXHIBITIONS
GROUP SHOWS
LAZARIDES
LONDON
POP-UP
Brutal, London
This year’s annual off-site Lazarides exhibition is brutal by name and by nature; hosted in a derelict modernist building in central London. The basement of 180 Strand has reached a state of dilapidation that requires navigating piles of rubble...
BOOKS
INNOVATION
PIRATES
THE CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP
BUSINESS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
EUROPE
SWEDEN
Innovate Like A Misfit
Kyra Maya Phillips, the co-author of the upcoming book "The Misfit Economy," encourages readers to think like pirates, gangsters and hackers when approaching business. While researching and writing the book, Phillips spent a couple of years delving...
CONFERENCES
CREATIVITY
HACKING
MEDIA
MEDIA EVOLUTION
SCANDINAVIA
SCIENCE
SWEDEN
TECH
THE CONFERENCE
MALMö
The Conference, Part Two
In Part One, we wrote about The Conference’s theme of taking grassroots action in media—people doing it for themselves. Another persistent subject, which kept rearing its futuristic head, was the concept of expressive technology. In contrast to the...
CONFERENCES
MALMO
SCANDINAVIA
SWEDEN
TECH
MEDIA
MEDIA EVOLUTION
THE CONFERENCE
CREATIVITY
HACKING
SCIENCE
SEX
The Conference, Part One
Last week The Conference was held in Sweden's southernmost city of Malmö and Cool Hunting was in attendance. The centerpiece of this exciting five-day media smörgåsbord was an intense 48 hours of conferences and parties, sandwiched by dynamic workshops...
DREAM 40
GOOGLE
SHAKESPEARE
THEATER
COLLABORATIONS
ENGLAND
TECH
DIGITAL
PLAYS
PRODUCTIONS
UK
Midsummer Night's Dreaming
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in a bid to explore how the Bard of Avon can take center-stage in today’s digitally interactive world, has collaborated with Google Creative Lab to produce a three-day, real-time performance of one of Shakespeare...
BARCELONA
DESIGN
KICKSTARTER
INTERIOR DESIGN
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
GRASS
PLANTS
Grapple by Ryan Frank
Barcelona-based designer Ryan Frank has invented a modular hanging system called Grapple. The molded hooks have a buckle feature which allows them to be set at different heights along strands of webbing and hold items of various weights, such as...
WALES
PRINT MEDIA
LONDON
INSTRUCTIONAL
INSPIRATION
DO BOOK COMPANY
BOOK DESIGN
BOOK
Do Book Company
“The idea is a simple one,” says Do Lectures founder David Hieatt, “people who do things can inspire the rest of us to go and do things too.” This is the premise of the small yet mighty Ideas Conference, held annually on eco-tour-worthy farms in...
ART EXHIBITION
ARTIST
CULTURE
INTERVIEWS
LAZARIDES
MIRANDA DONOVAN
PAINTINGS
Walls by Miranda Donovan
With her first show "Lost World of Innocence" (2008) selling out before she even arrived for the private view and several pieces from the second show, "The Home Unleashed" (2011), bought up by British art collector of the moment Frank Cohen, Miranda...
COLLABORATION
FAIR TRADE
ILLUSTRATIONS
LONDON
MUSEUM
RUGS
TEXTILES
WEAVING
18x18 by Node Fair Trade Rugs
After founding fair trade rug company Node, illustrator Chris Haughton merged his art and craft sensibilities to conceive "18x18", a collection of 18 fair trade rugs created in collaboration with 18 artists and designers launching exclusively at...
ART EXHIBITION
ARTIST
CULTURE
DIGITAL ART
RAY CAESAR
AMSTERDAM
ART
GROUP SHOW
UK
New Work by Ray Caesar
A woman sits nonchalantly in a bland office chair under an interrogatory fluorescent light, with her long bare legs crossed in front of her. She appears to be some demonic temptress of a business woman, fixing us with a stare over horn-rimmed glasses...
ART
ART EXHIBITION
HISTORY
HOSPITALS
LONDON
PAINTINGS
SCULPTURE
UNDERGROUND
Bedlam at the Old Vic Tunnels
While some believe London's infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital to have shuttered years ago, it is, in fact, still open. Gallerist Steve Lazarides gave us a tour of his latest show deep under London's streets, taking an artistic evocation of the famous...
ART
DATA VISUALIZATION
DESIGN
JEWELRY
NECKLACE
STYLE
TWITTER
Data Necklace
"The future of digital is physical"—this statement by Google Creative Lab's Tom Uglow at last year's Port Eliot Festival comes to mind when one encounters the Data Necklace. This new piece of jewelry from designer and software developer...
20TH CENTURY
ART EXHIBITIONS
DESIGN FAIR
LONDON
MIRRORS
PAD London: Eight Mirrors
The Pavilion of Art and Design London marks the annual gathering of Asian, European and American galleries in Berkeley Square. The extraordinarily eclectic range includes creative work from modern masters' paintings and sculptures through to contemporary...
ANISH KAPOOR
FRIEZE
GALLERY
LONDON
METAL
SCULPTURE
EXHIBITION
In The Shadow of the Tree and the Knot of The Earth
To coincide with London's Frieze Art Week, Lisson Gallery has opened a major exhibition new of work by one of the UK's greatest living artists, Anish Kapoor. Just when it seemed that Kapoor had reached the limits of the art world's highest echelons...
CAPSULE
DESIGNERS
FASHION
LAUNCH
PRINTS
UK
APPAREL
WOMENSWEAR
Sara C
Aptly named "Nature's Edge," the inaugural collection from UK-based label Sara C comprises a range of woven bamboo tops and dresses printed with unique patterns hand-drawn by designer Sara Cohen and produced locally. Cohen was inspired to leave...
COLLABORATION
CUISINE
OLYMPICS
POP-UP
RESTAURANT
DINING
FOOD
LONDON
Global Feast
The Olympics opening ceremonies are nearly upon London, and as the city makes its final preparations to host the world for the games, many creative projects are popping up around town to celebrate the event. Taking the international spirit of the...
ART
COLLABORATION
DIGITAL MEDIA
DIRECTOR
EXHIBIT
INTERACTION
This Exquisite Forest
Having won the hearts of music fans and artists alike with the wonderful co-creative spirit of "The Johnny Cash Project" and their digitally groundbreaking video for Arcade Fire, "The Wilderness Downtown," Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin (head of the...
ART
DESIGNERS
INNOVATION
LONDON
GRADUATES
RCA
STUDENT WORK
Royal College of Art Degree Show 2012
Each year the Royal College of Art degree show highlights some of the brightest emerging design talent across a variety of disciplines. London's RCA prides itself on its international reputation, attracting creative minds from all over the world to...
CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
BRITISH
DESIGNERS
FURNITURE
MARBLE
WOOD
DESIGN
G&T by Bethan Gray
Discovered alongside Anthony Dicken's Tekio lighting at Clerkenwell Design Week was a beautiful range of tables by British furniture designer Bethan Gray. This capsule collection has been created by Gray in collaboration with furniture developer...
BAGS
COLLABORATION
ENVIRONMENT
GREEN
LUXURY
PORTLAND
STYLE
Jardins Florian + The Good Flock
Setting out to make the perfect tote, Parisian design label Jardins Florian teamed up with the Portland-based craftsmen of The Good Flock. Together they have created a stylishly minimal bag that speaks through its quality materials and handsome...
ARTIST
CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
DESIGN
LIGHTING
LIGHTS
LONDON
MODULAR
SYSTEM
TEKIO
Tekio
UK designer Anthony Dickens designed Tekio—a new modular lighting system that lit up Clerkenwell Design Week in London last week—to serve as what he calls "a simple tool for people to express themselves". Dickens has been developing...
CLOTHING
DESIGN
FASHION
FASHION DESIGNERS
MENSWEAR
UK
WAR
Private White V.C.
Trading on the heritage and skill of several generations of local manufacturing in the UK, Private White V.C. is a menswear label named after founder James Eden's great grandfather. Jack White was a decorated hero of World War I, awarded the Victoria...
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