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Steven Spazuk's Impressive Fire Art
In a truly romantic tale, artist Steven Spazuk says that the idea to paint using flames came to him in a dream. After his first attempt—which resulted in a page burnt to a crisp—he became obsessed with perfecting the technique. From there, he started...
MUSIC
NINA SIMONE
PLAYLISTS
CHANCES WITH WOLVES
REMIXES
MIX TAPES
Chances With Wolves: Nina Simone Birthday Playlist
NYC-based DJ outfit Chances With Wolves (CWW) has long been a CH favorite (check out their Fourth of July playlist from a few years ago) for their musical philosophy, encyclopedic knowledge of tunes, and personal positive vibes. Nothing, however, outshines...
PHOTO BOOKS
BOOKS
INTERVIEWS
PHOTOGRAPHY
CHINA
PHOTOGRAPHERS
TASCHEN
BOOK EDITORS
NSFW
"Ren Hang" Celebrates the Chinese Photographer's Work
Shooting on film, photographer Ren Hang captures his friends in trees and rivers in the woods, in his apartment and on the roofs of buildings in Beijing, all providing an escape from the imposing world around him and breaking from a pervasive Chinese...
SIMON HAMMERSTEIN
THE BOX
THEATER
NO LIMITS THEATER
VAUDEVILLE
NEW YORK CITY
Interview: The Box's Founder + Creative Director Simon Hammerstein
There is a level of nightlife that extends beyond bottle service, flashing lights and dancing without regard for the forthcoming day. A rarefied New York City list (including Studio 54, Palladium and Limelight) saw uninhibited creativity, collaboration...
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...
INTERVIEWS
CANNABIS
CANNABIS CULTURE
BIOCHEMISTRY
STARTUPS
HMBLDT
MEDICAL MARIJUANA
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
PACKAGE DESIGN
Interview: Samantha Miller, Chief Science Officer at hmbldt
Launched last year, Anomaly, is crisp, tasteful and accessible. It includes specific information not only about the THC and CBD profiles but also the accessory cannabinoids that make up the formulation. Currently there are four I get the sense...
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...
ANDY WARHOL
VITO SCHNABEL GALLERY
BOB COLACELLO
THE FACTORY
ST MORITZ
SWITZERLAND
JEFF KOONS
THE AGE OF AMBIGUITY
Bob Colacello's Curatorial Debut at Vito Schnabel Gallery
For those familiar with the name Bob Colacello, it may come as a surprise that he hasn't curated a gallery exhibition until now. A close Warhol confidante—and the force behind Interview magazine through the 1970s until '83—Colacello's journalistic...
YOGA FOR BAD PEOPLE
YOGA
EDITION HOTELS
HEATHER LILLESTON
WELLNESS
HEALTH
KATELIN SISSON
Yoga For Bad People
Don't be fooled by the name, Yoga For Bad People (YFBP) isn't just for bad people; it's for everyone. Inclusivity is a key message from founders Heather Lilleston and Katelin Sission (the former having been teaching since 2003 and the latter 2008...
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
FILMS
SHORT FILMS
THE SUPERMAN
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
WE ARE HALCYON
BAMFORD HERITAGE MILSUB
SUBMARINER
CANARY ISLANDS
Bamford Watch Department + We Are Halcyon's "The Superman"
"Your heartbeat slows down as soon as your face touches the water," explains celebrated freedriver (and marine biologist) Francisco Del Rosario in "The Superman." Created by We are Halcyon filmmakers Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White, the two-and...
MINNESOTA
THE GREAT NORTHERN FESTIVAL
SAINT PAUL
MINNEAPOLIS
WINTER FESTIVALS
WINTER SPORTS
TWIN CITIES
Minnesota's The Great Northern Festival
With average temperatures well below freezing during January and February, neither of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota may not seem like an ideal vacation destination. And yet, this couldn't be further from the truth as...
MERCEDES-BENZ
MERCEDES AMG
SUPER BOWL
ADVERTISEMENTS
COEN BROTHERS
PETER FONDA
COMMERCIALS
"Easy Driver" Commercial Features the Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster
For a German automaker to lean into the 1969 American classic film "Easy Rider" as a storyline promoting their new high-end roadster is risky, but Mercedes-Benz has done it justice with a balance of respect and humor thanks to a brilliant collaboration...
STUDIO VISITS
MARK PAVLOVITS
GLASS
GLASSBLOWING
GLASSMAKING
DECOR
LA
Studio Visit: Glass-Maker Mark Pavlovits
Molten glass, metal rods, burning furnaces, cold water, strength and patience are the tools of LA-based glass artist Mark Pavlovits' trade. Pavlovits found his way into the perilous world of glassblowing when he least expected it, but it was a serendipitous...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
JONATHAN KELTZ
TECHNOLOGY
FILMS
SHORT FILMS
Sundance 2017: "5 Films About Technology"
As the title implies, "5 Films About Technology" has more than one story to tell, though all the micro-vignettes within this short film address an overarching and ever-present concept. Five sharp contemporary tales of the mishaps associated with...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
CECILE ON THE PHONE
SHORT FILMS
FILMS
ANNABELLE DEXTER-JONES
CHARACTER STUDIES
INTERVIEWS
Sundance 2017: Annabelle Dexter-Jones' "Cecile on the Phone"
For their considered use of brevity and frequent potency, short films continue to be an important medium—especially for emerging filmmakers. At this year's Sundance Film Festival, actor and first-time writer/director Annabelle Dexter-Jones released...
SUNDANCE
SUNDANCE 2017
STELLA ARTOIS
WOMEN IN FILM
MOSAIC
PARK CITY
UTAH
FILMS
Sundance 2017: Designing Stella Artois's Filmmaker Lounge
As Sundance Film Festival attendees walk Main Street in Park City, Utah, familiar brands to the entertainment industry—YouTube, The Hollywood Reporter, WME | IMG and more—reside in temporary homes between quaint homeware stores and snow sport shops...
ART
EXHIBIITIONS
EXHIBITS
NYC
ART SHOWS
INSTALLATIONS
R AND COMPANY
PORKY HEFER
SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS
Porky Hefer: Heart of Lightness
In the same way that Joseph Conrad’s renowned 1902 novella "Heart of Darkness" starts on water, so does South African artist/designer Porky Hefer’s new solo show, "Heart of Lightness." But whereas the book begins aboard a ship on the River Thames...
SHORT FILMS
FILMS
MICHAEL MARANTZ
TIM SESSLER
HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS KIDS DANCE ENSEMBLE
KAMAU
ALREADY ALIVE
Michael Marantz's "Good Morning" Short Film
"Wake up!" commands artist Kamau one minute into Michael Marantz's brand new short film "Good Morning." The call to action accompanies an increase in pace of Marantz's score (yes, he personally scored the under-three-minute short film) and a rapturous...
SUNDANCE
NEW FRONTIER
FILMS
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
VR FILMS
RACHEL ROSSIN
ROSE TROCHE
FILM FESTIVALS
Sundance Film Festival 2017: New Frontier
It's once again time for many to descend upon Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, this year running 19-29 January. As the largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance continues to dazzle with its quality of content and creative...
CADILLAC
BRANDED CONTENT
CARS
SHORT FILMS
INTERVIEWS
FILMMAKING
MUSIC
SPONSORED
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"Short Journeys" Film Series
Directed by Dutch-born Sam de Jong, a new film series entitled "Short Journeys" includes four shorts that each focus on very human relationships—with the world around us, our loved ones, and ourselves. In a first for Cadillac, these films were produced...
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...
CANNABIS
MARIJUANA
CANNABIS CULTURE
HOME
HOME GARDENING
MEDICAL MARIJUANA
GARDENING
LEAF Cannabis Home Growing System
As marijuana continues to be legalized across the United States and Canada and "cannbiz" is rapidly growing from lotions and potions to edibles and more, the range of products, services and information available to consumers is growing at a frenetic...
INTERVIEWS
JUDIT POLGAR
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD
THE LOST EXPLORER
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
FASHION DESIGN
GERRY MCGOVERN
LAND ROVER
LEE BROOM
LIGHTING DESIGN
DAVID SHRIGLEY
ARTISTS
THIRD DRAWER DOWN
VACHERON CONSTANTIN
CHRISTIAN SELMONI
WATCH DESIGN
ALEXA MEADE
FORM ARCOSANTI
BEST OF CH 2016
Best of CH 2016: Interviews
As a journalist, one immediately knows when an interview is going well. There is an understanding, or even connection, between the subject and an interviewer. One's goal is never to land a quote that makes a point, but to have a substantial dialogue...
INSTAGRAM
PHOTOS
PHOTOGRAPHY
BEST OF CH 2016
TRAVEL
ART
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
BRAZIL
ITALY
NEW YORK CITY
Best of CH 2016: Instagram
A collaborative editorial effort, cataloging our adventures both at home in NYC and abroad, the Cool Hunting Instagram has become a place where we tease to future stories or simply share what we find inspirational (or delectable) on the fly. Since...
TECH
DESIGN
TRAVEL
INTERVIEWS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PALM SPRINGS
ARCHITECTURE
WATCHES
TODD SNYDER
CARS
TESLA
BEST OF CH 2016
Best of CH 2016: Most Popular
We're always fascinated to see what our audience connects with most on Cool Hunting. While sometimes our predictions are on point, oftentimes we're taken by surprise (yet thrilled) when certain articles resonate with readers. As always, this year's...
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