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Introducing William Schwing: the First-Ever #LiveThem Award Winner
The first-ever #LiveThem Award—a unique initiative from Gear Patrol, COOL HUNTING and Rémy Martin®—has been fascinating to follow. The entries were countless and the passions wildly varied. The winner was difficult to pick, but ultimately we chose...
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Architect and Designer Jeffrey Beers Discusses Gotham Market
Beneath The Ashland residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn a new eight restaurant center—Gotham Market—has just opened its doors. Within, one finds floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, reclaimed wood and, of course, numerous food and drink options...
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Tom Blachford's "Midnight Modern" From PowerHouse Books
Since our introduction to a new body of work from Melbourne-base photographer Tom Blachford in 2015, we've been graced with new announcements in his acclaimed "Midnight Modern" series every year. Taken by the beauty of Palm Springs, CA and propelled...
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Sapira Luxury Mattresses
While the one-kind-fits-all mattress isn't a new concept, getting it right is no easy task. Cool Hunting team members have tested several different versions and have, of course, found them to be of varying comfort and quality, but one certainly...
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Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...
GEORG JENSEN
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Georg Jensen's "Manhattan" Collection
Inspired by Art Deco design from 1920s New York City, iconic brand Georg Jensen's new Manhattan Collection is made up of decadent yet sophisticated pieces for cocktail and wine enthusiasts. From a champagne bowl to a cocktail shaker and bottle...
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Care/of Personalized Daily Vitamin Pack
A number of blockades stand in the way of committing to a daily dose of vitamins and supplements, including the lack of reliable information and guidance. Aisles of options can be daunting, searching on the internet can be inconclusive, and it...
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Test Drive: Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet
by Aaron Kohn There is something special about cars that should never be. Last week, we got to ride along in one which came close to never being realized: the first-ever Maybach SUV. On the heels of the highly successful AMG G 63 6x6 and G 500...
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Jim Krantz Projects' The Way Of The West Collection
Collaborating with LA-based furniture design company Modernica, photographer Jim Krantz has taken his enthralling images of western landscapes and cowboys and applied them to an entirely new medium. Blending Krantz's signature style with mid-century...
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Kith Takes Streetwear to the Mountains
Streetwear as a truly ubiquitous element of pop culture is a relatively nascent phenomenon. Limited sneakers and boutique hoodies in the pre-internet age were largely relegated to global downtown centers of fashion in major cities like New York, London...
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Tabletop Games' The Grid Game
With 88 three-dimensional hexagonal tiles, The Grid Game is a strategic board game unlike any other. The rules of game play make reference to a few other favorites, but as far as an aesthetically-driven tabletop competition this is entirely unique...
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Exploring FordHub at Westfield World Trade Center
NYC's Oculus, known officially as Westfield World Trade Center, might seem like an unlikely place for Ford's experiential retail space, but defying expectation is exactly what the auto brand is going for as they transition to being a mobility company...
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Language and Reading Encouragement from the Square Panda Playset
Anyone with a young child understands first-hand their attraction to technology and their innate ability to use it. Square Panda has tapped into this connection and delivered a physical playset to accompany an iPad (and Android tablets soon) along...
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Range Rover Reborn at Salon Rétromobile 2017
From the Bahama gold colorway to the 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburetor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type engine, the Range Rover debuting at this year's Salon Rétromobile is a statement piece. It's not new, however. It will be one of 10 factory-restored 1978...
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Valentine's Day Gift Guide
A somewhat contentious day of celebration, Valentine's Day can be (and oftentimes is) dismissed as a holiday invented to sell things. However, it also acts as a good reminder that we should be showing people love every day of the year—not just on 14...
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How $10,000 Will Help These People Further Their Talents
When we created the #LiveThem Award with our friends at Rémy Martin® and Gear Patrol we felt kicking off the year with a $10,000 award was a great way to help one of our readers further develop one of their talents, and today we are one step closer...
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Test Drive: 2017 MINI Countryman
by Michael Frank The new 2017 Countryman is a half-foot bigger than its predecessor (making it the largest-ever MINI) but it’s still only VW Golf-sized. The headline appeal is that at the starting price of $26,950 for the front-wheel-drive Cooper...
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Gift Guide: Nesting
If you're hibernating in the dreary middle of winter (or staying indoors to escape the heat elsewhere in the world), a weekend or two indoors, focused on self-care, rest and relaxation, is essential every now and then. Whether you're reading, binging...
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100+ Years of British Car-Making at the MINI Oxford Plant
by Michael Frank In an age when automakers are suddenly front and center in potential trade wars, it’s important to take a step back and realize that these companies—regardless of where they manufacture—employ human beings. The impacts of trade...
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Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines
The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch...
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Montblanc's New Bronze 1858 Collection Watches
Beyond the vintage aesthetics of Montblanc's new bronze 1858 Collection pieces, two related attributes shine: the visual warmth of the metal, both dressy and casual, and an understanding that with age these watches will acquire their own unique...
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Interview: Kevin Hunter, President of Toyota's Calty Design Research
For the last decade Kevin Hunter has been the president of Calty—Toyota’s design research center in Newport Beach—but he’s worked there for nearly 35 years. When Calty opened its doors in 1973, it was the first Southern California-based design center...
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Six New Wristwatches Pushing The Craft Forward
After years of uncertainty and dipping sales in the luxury watch industry, optimism appears to be running high again. The troubles faced by wristwatch brands—some triggered by smartwatches and wearables flooding consumer feeds—were due in no part to...
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Lil Buck + AirPods: Stroll
Anyone who has seen Lil Buck dance questions the artist's relationship to gravity. There's a surreal fluidity to his movement—both graceful and frenetic. To highlight the magical functionality of their recently released AirPods, Apple tapped Lil...
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Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Impreza
by Sue Mead If you didn’t know any better, you might think the Subaru Impreza is simply another five-passenger sedan, with a five-door hatch variant that slots into the crowded, entry-level segment of the compact class. But, if you've awaited the...
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