Face the Challenges of Running a Start-up in "The Founder" Video Game
Brooklyn-based artist and interaction designer Francis Tseng offers an opportunity that many of us could only wistfully fantasize about: the chance to be a start-up founder. His new simulation video game, The Founder, takes place right after the...
New York Awaits The Mysterious Corpse Flower
Today or Thursday, the mysterious, magical and stinky Corpse Flower is set to bloom at the Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Also known as Amorphophallus Titanum (meaning "large misshapen phallus"), the flower—when...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Tippet Rise Art Center, Montana
A couple of hours from Yellowstone National Park, a very different (but no less spectacular) kind of destination opened just last month. Tippet Rise Art Center, located in Fishtail, Montana, is driven by the mission to make art and music more affordable...
Photographer Andy Summers' "The Bones of Chuang Tzu"
China keeps calling to Andy Summers, and when he travels there he has his trusty Leica M Monochrome at the ready to capture his outsider views of a culture he finds deep and sophisticated. “It's just like music. My own poetic vision of China...
Visiting Joan Miró's Creative Refuge in Mallorca
In between the sun, sea, sand and freshly caught seafood that comprise the Balearic Islands experience, there's also artistic inspiration to be found. Mallorca—a top tourist destination for Brits—has its share of embarrassing headlines featuring overzealous...
Premiere: "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" (Paul Woolford Rework)
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" is the perfect curtain-call track to Band on the Run, Paul McCartney and Wings' third studio album—it's as funky as it is climactic, with that requisite hue of psychedelia. Jump to 2016: German DJ Timo Maas and...
MY BLOOD RUNS YELLOW
ITALIAN HORROR FILMS
SLOAN FINE ART
Contemporary Art Inspired by Classic Italian Horror Films
For anyone smitten with classic Italian horror films—a genre of thrills, eroticism, drama and gore—a new exhibition in Los Angeles pays tribute by way of artworks from 13 contemporary artists. “My Blood Runs Yellow: A Tribute to Giallos,” at Project...
Announcing WORLDZ: a Cultural Marketing Summit and Community
We’ve been fortunate to be part of the PTTOW! community for several years. The acronym stands for Planning To Take On the World, and its 230 or so members represent leaders—only one per company—across industries and genres. Execs of some of the...
Maarten Baas Paints the Time at Schipol
Dutch designer Maarten Baas revisits his 2009 "Real Time" concept in a new site-specific project commissioned by Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, following in the footsteps of other "Real Time" clocks found in the nearby Rijksmuseum, as well as the...
50 VARICK STREET
Spring Studios Opens its Doors for the LIFE Photo Exhibition
Much can be said of TriBeCa's Spring Studios. Arguably of greatest importance, it's an epic 150,000 square foot multi-floor space dedicated to creativity. Recently, a 12,000 square foot, 360-degree-view rooftop was opened and a members' only club known...
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SCULPTURE
CASS SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
A BEAUTIFUL DISORDER
"A Beautiful Disorder" at Cass Sculpture Foundation
About two hours from London, or an hour from Brighton, Cass Sculpture Foundation sprawls across 26 acres of land and features monumental large-scale sculptures on its grounds. Open to the public seven days a week from April through November, the...
CARNIVAL OF TEITIPAC
Oaxacan Stonecutter and Dressmaker Tiburcio Sánchez
by Max La Frenais Maestro Tiburcio Sánchez was born in San Juan Teitipac in 1945 and has been stonecutting metates and molcajetes for the past 55 years. (A metate is a large, carved stone with a curved surface used to grind maize; a molcajete is...
Noise Patterns by Tristan Perich
Sound artist Tristan Perich has long been interested in stripping art down to an elemental level to explore randomness and order (catch his drawing machine in this 2006 Cool Hunting video). To listen to his 2004-2005 album1-Bit Music, one plugged...
THE STANDARD HIGH LINE
BOOM BOOM ROOM
GRINDR's Pride Week Art Party: SLUMBR
What, one may ask, does "black tie pajama" entail? That was a question on many guests' minds as they prepared for an uncommon Pride party in NYC this weekend. SLUMBR, set at The Standard, High Line (within their now-iconic The Top of the Standard...
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
LONG ISLAND CITY
Landmark at Queens' Socrates Sculpture Park
Occupying a nook of green space along the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, Socrates Sculpture Park has developed a reputation over the last 30 years for two things. First, the organization behind it (founded by sculptor Mark di Suvero) has acted...
OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVALS
Summer Film Series to Catch in NYC
Summer may be synonymous with Hollywood blockbusters, but if you're in the mood for something else—in a screen size larger than your 15" laptop—NYC thankfully has a deluge of options, like Rooftop Cinema Club's movies with a sunset view. Whether you...
Oriented: Exploring LGBT Life in the Middle East
The LGBTQ community faces opposition on a global scale. For every law passed for equality in one nation, there are tragedies and setbacks in another (or even the same)—some fatal and others far more commonplace. With "Oriented," a feature documentary...
WORLDS BEST EVER
Norberto Rodriguez's "ART, AMIRITE?" at Maitland Foley Gallery, LA
In a fascinating (albeit potentially difficult to understand via words) artistic endeavor, Cuban-born Norberto Rodriguez of NOR(BERT)O inc. has created "ART AMIRITE?"—a show at LA's Maitland Foley which is a collection of objects, artworks and artifacts...
FOUR AND SONS
Four&Sons' Continued Exploration of Artists and Dogs
Upon their debut in 2014, we fell in love with Four&Sons magazine; a biannual print publication focusing on creators and their canines (or canine inspirations). The profiles within—incorporating charming visuals—were more than a celebration of...
ANAXI Card Game + Brainstorming Tool
Purveyors of clever and entertaining games that also exercise minds, Denver-based, award-winning Funnybone Toys, inventors of the Disruptus innovation game and a long-time favorite of Cool Hunting, has recently released ANAXI, a fun, creative...
Rooftop Cinema Club Expands
There are moments when you want to enjoy a view of the sunset and city skyline in peace, rather than getting head-locked at another overcrowded rooftop happy hour. One alternative activity comes from Rooftop Cinema Club, which started off in 2011...
Innovative Summer Entertaining at Brooklyn's Northside Festival
As with most well-known festivals on the summer circuit, Brooklyn Magazine's Northside Festival continues to grow, year after year. The seven day event now sees hundreds of bands, content creators and speakers take to a series of stages at venues...
Premiere: "Big Sky" by Pearl Lion
Making us want to plan a road trip immediately is this stunning montage of visuals captured by Dan Huiting (whose music video resume includes Sylvan Esso, Caroline Smith, and lots of Bon Iver) for Pearl Lion's film soundtrack-like instrumental...
TIGER TRADING CO
MADE IN ASIA
MADE IN CHINA
Tiger Trading Co. NYC Pop-Up Shop
The Tiger Trading Co. pop-up, in NYC's Chinatown, is not your typical branded shopping event. In fact, everything within is free—if you snag a coaster from a handful of select affiliates (which happen to be bars in the direct vicinity). The event...
The Hollows, Williamsburg
For anyone who thinks all the emerging artistic substance (and flair) has left Williamsburg, Brooklyn for other neighborhoods, The Hollows might change your mind. Originally residents of Bushwick (where they opened in 2014) until their landlord wouldn...