NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
Snarkitecture's "Fun House" at the National Building Museum, DC
The at within design practice Snarkitecture has succeeded in a way most artists can only dream. Their work, always wildly different from project to project, undeniably bears a visual signature. Often when viewing a new architectural piece in their...
Updating an Icon: The 2018 Ducati Monster 821
by Andrew Maness It’s been 25 years since Ducati launched the naked sport-bike segment with the M900, and since then they’ve moved 323,000 iterations of the Monster—making it the most popular bike in the history of the brand. It's fitting then that...
Specialized's New Super-Fast S-Works Venge Bike
Humankind and the bicycle have long had a symbiotic relationship. As Olympic cyclist John Howard once said, "The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine." Part-human and part-machine, the two must synch into perfect harmony—and, as...
Autodromo's Supercar-Inspired Ford GT Owners Edition Chronograph
After a successful consumer-facing collaboration that drew inspiration from Ford GT models of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, New York-based design brand Autodromo has revealed another partnership with the iconic Detroit automaker. And this time, the timepiece...
RESORT AT SQUAW CREEK
Driving the Rubicon Trail with BFGoodrich
by Maxwell Barna By design, rock-crawling isn’t an activity for the meek. It’s dangerous, it’s unpredictable, and it’ll test every ounce of your skill behind the wheel. Of course, that’s exactly why people the world over love it the way they do...
Studio Visit: Digital Artist Yang Yongliang
by Alessandro De Toni A few meters from the Bund—the iconic promenade in Shanghai that offers a picture postcard view of booming urban China—an Art Deco building raised in 1931 hosts a cluster of creative studios. Here, digital artist Yang Yongliang...
Pottery with Personality from Asheville's East Fork
"In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter," says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and...
INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT CONTEST
Highlights from the International Talent Support Contest
Italy's most eastern city, Trieste is geographically and culturally located at the intersection of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. It's there that Barbara Franchin created International Talent Support (ITS) back in 2002, one of the most respected...
Icon4x4's Dusenberg-Inspired “The Duesey” Watch
There's nothing quite like The Duesey, anybody can tell with the quickest glance. There's the black onyx dial, cut away in two places to reveal the time, told on rotating discs. This is powered by a jumping hour complication and Swiss Dubois Depraz...
Ten Summer Outdoor Essentials for All Types of Adventure
Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. For most city dwellers, the warmer weather means either getting out of town as much as possible or enjoying the outdoors whenever possible—be that floating down a river...
Redesigning Washington DC's Iconic Restaurant, Sequoia
Every so often, one might glance at a light fixture and understand that it's far more than just an appliance. It's impossible not to feel this way about Hitoshi Kuriyama's wall-to-wall light sculpture at the newly redesigned Sequoia. Ark Restaurant...
CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI
MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB
BARCELONA DESIGN SUMMIT
Interview: Architect Carlo Ratti on Cities and Connection
Thinker, researcher and entrepreneur Carlo Ratti is particularly passionate about defining life in the cities of the future. His goal is not the conception of bigger and grander cities, but cities that genuinely interact with their citizens—and vice...
Test Drive: 2019 Lexus ES
by Andrew Maness The 2019 ES marks a new chapter for both the stalwart sedan and Lexus overall. While it's now riding on the same solid GA-K platform that underpins two other dramatically improved models—the Toyota Camry and Avalon—the bigger news...
MOXY TIMES SQUARE
Moxy Times Square Hotel's Queer Contemporary Dance Commission
Less than a year ago the Moxy Times Square Hotel opened with design and attention to detail as two primary areas of focus—in a neighborhood (technically, just below a neighborhood) that isn't known for either. There's a human touch to the 612-bedroom...
Test Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-PACE
Its haunches may be distinctively Jaguar, but the I-PACE is unlike anything the brand has delivered before. The all-electric vehicle provides Jaguar not only with bona fide green credentials, but new design inspiration too. The first of the British...
AC HOTEL TIMES SQUARE
Helpern Architects-Designed AC Hotel, Times Square
An iconic building does more than make a statement of its own; it anchors a block or neighborhood and converses with structures around it. Such is the case with Renzo Piano's New York Times building, a towering masterwork in midtown Manhattan. But...
Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa on the Brand's Design Foundations
by Nicolas Stecher Like all automakers, Lexus has enjoyed both its design hits and misses. But few brands boast peaks as high and some valleys as low, which makes Lexus’ design philosophy—what they dub L-Finesse—one of the more polarizing and...
COOL HUNTING EDITIONS
CH Edition Morocco: Artisan Project Pop-Up Shop
Earlier this year, COOL HUNTING's founders guided 24 readers through various cities in Morocco. This, we believe, expresses the best of COOL HUNTING together in a way that truly must be experienced in person. As one may expect, the CH Edition trip...
Barcelona Design Week 2018: Highlights
Design form Catalonia has an identity rooted both in regional tradition and contemporary icons. Javier Mariscal’s objects and characters (like Cobi, the 1992 Summer Olympics mascot), Jorge Pensi's Toledo Stacking Chair, and Rafael Marquina's Marquina...
THE GLASS HOUSE
THE PHILIP JOHNSON GLASS HOUSE
Returning to the Philip Johnson Glass House
It's been one year since the sculpture gallery reopened on the grounds of New Canaan, Connecticut's Philip Johnson Glass House. It's a reminder that despite what the name might imply, the destination is more than one iconic building. In fact, it's...
LA DESIGN FESTIVAL
LA Design Festival's Splendor + Coziness
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Through 10 June, Los Angeles celebrated the LLA Design Festival, an activation of the city’s illustrious community. Primarily housed within ROW DTLA, a retail and restaurant destination that reimagines Downtown LA’s historic...
Customizable and Affordable: UNDONE Watches
Combining traditional watchmaking techniques with current-day tech, UNDONE might have been founded just four years ago, but it has highly knowledgable industry veterans at the helm. With experienced craftspeople, designers and programmers working on...
Interview: Hector Muelas, RIMOWA's Chief Brand Officer
To celebrate its 120th anniversary, luxury luggage brand RIMOWA did something many heritage companies are loathe to do and updated its visual identity. Logically, the refresh harkens back to the brand's history, but is undeniably contemporary. The...
Five Intriguing, Forward-Thinking Chinese Car Brands
by Jaclyn Trop For an outsider, the streets of many Chinese cities can feel like a parallel universe. Of course, Chinese drivers are fond of Buicks and Mercedes-Benzes, but the recent proliferation of homegrown brands—especially from electric...
DAVID STARK DESIGN
CULTURE LAB DETROIT
Interview: Event Designer David Stark
Whether it's a 40-person salon dinner for social change in Detroit, a 4,000-person non-profit fundraiser or top-tier art museum galas in New York, one call tell when David Stark Design has been involved. Stark and his team use their decor to trigger...