DUKES OF CHUTNEY
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...
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...
FRIEZE ART FAIR
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
DO BOOK COMPANY
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
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...
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...