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TRAVEL
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
ITALIAN LEATHER
DISCOMMON
The Watch Wallet by Discommon
For travelers, there's never been an appropriate, reliable and dedicated place to stow a wristwatch. That's about to change, thanks to California-based DISCOMMON's debut product The Watch Wallet. Not only is it a safe, thoughtful location for a watch...
DESIGN
INNOVATION
DESIGNERS
CADILLAC
COMPETITION
CH25
EMERGING TALENT
The Inaugural CH25: Celebrating the Next Generation of Innovators
As enthusiasts of creativity and innovation in all their forms, Cool Hunting has long been supporters (and fans) of individuals who are inventing the future. Today, we are very proud to announce the inaugural Cool Hunting 25 (CH25), presented in partnership...
BOOKS
VINTAGE
GRAPHIC DESIGN
RETRO
BRANDING
ADVERTISING
AIRLINES
READING
AIR TRAVEL
PAN AM
Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975
In his new book, "Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975," Matthias C. Hühne captures the grandeur of travel in an era when passengers dressed up for their journeys. The large-format book features airplanes, world destinations, animals, flags and events...
DESIGN
SHOPPING
DESIGNERS
NYC
TOM DIXON
RETAIL STORES
CONCEPT STORES
A Tom Dixon Takeover at NYC's The Store
Physical retail stores are no longer just places where credit cards get charged and items are purchased—online shopping satisfies those two requirements easily; but passers-by yearn for a place for interaction, discovery and being. Thus explains...
PHOTOGRAPHY
WATCHES
VENICE
INSTALLATIONS
ART FAIRS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
VENICE BIENNALE
SWATCH
LARGE-SCALE
Venice Biennale 2015: Swatch Faces
With 15 artists exhibiting across two pavilions for seven months, "Swatch Faces"—the Swiss watch house's contribution to 2015's Venice Biennale as its main partner—is impressive in numbers. In person, it's even more so—from glowing flowers to large...
VINTAGE
BMW
AUTOMOBILES
COLLECTIONS
THAILAND
CARS
VIDEO
MUSEUM
MERCEDES BENZ
Microcars at the Jesada Technik Museum
While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum's most unique attraction is the...
DESIGN
HOTELS
RUGS
LUXURY
HOME DECOR
CARPETS
FLOORS
DECORATING
Marc Janssen and ICE International
Oftentimes called "the fifth wall," carpets play a hugely important role in interior decorating. Marc Janssen, one of the world’s foremost rug-makers, puts it simply when he says he loves “reading a newspaper and just sitting on it.” But, as an object...
DESIGN
CYCLING
KICKSTARTER
HELMETS
BIKE GEAR
BIKE SAFETY
CYCLING CULTURE
Thousand Bike Helmets
Not everybody wants to wear a sleek, webbed bike helmet like pro riders. For many, that sporty design doesn't match their brand of everyday biking: running errands, grabbing groceries or cruising around the neighborhood. Gloria Hwang aims to overcome...
COLLABORATIONS
WALLPAPER
INTERIOR DESIGN
HOME DECOR
PAINTINGS
WALL ART
ABSTRACT ART
LIVING ROOMS
Lynne Golob Gelfman + Wallpaper Projects
Working with Brooklyn-based Wallpaper Projects, abstract painter Lynne Golob Gelfman has created a collection of wallpapers—available in cotton and silk—derived from her stunning, textured paintings. The endeavor was conceived last year with Wallpaper...
WATCHES
KICKSTARTER
WATCHISMO
WATCH DESIGN
MECHANICAL WATCHES
XERIC
Watchismo's Unusual Mechanical Watch: The Halograph
For over 15 years, the folks behind watch retailer Watchismo have searched for some of the most interesting timepieces on the market to put in their online store. In 2013, however, they stormed the internet in a new way and founded their own brand...
DESIGN
LONDON
JAPAN
TAIWAN
HOME DECOR
HOMEWARE
JAPANESE DESIGN
NOTTING HILL
TAIWANESE
Minimalist Japanese and Taiwanese Homewares at Native & Co
The founders of new London interior design store Native & Co, British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro-Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung, met while studying at the Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. As part of the research...
DESIGN
LONDON
FURNITURE
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
DESIGNERS
HOME DECOR
SCP
SCP Classics Collection
Since it launched in 1985, design company and retailer SCP has produced some of the most iconic pieces in British design. Now, 30 years later, the company is celebrating its heritage with the launch of the SCP Classics collection, set to debut at...
INSTALLATIONS
LEXUS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
Milan Design Week 2015: Marina Mellado's Luz
by Jill Singer One of the more intriguing installations we found during this year's spectacular Milan Design Week came courtesy of Lexus, who created a three-part experience inviting visitors to take a journey through the senses. Though the first...
WATCHES
STAR WARS
MOVIES
ENTERTAINMENT
TIMEPIECES
WATCH DESIGN
NIXON
MAY 4
Star Wars + Nixon Watch Collection
First and foremost, California's Nixon watch company creates detail-oriented wristwatches that beg to be worn out and about. Their attention to detail and clever wearability has never been more present than in the brand's latest collaboration, announced...
PHOTOGRAPHY
BMW
PARIS PHOTO LA
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
MAZACCIO & DROWILAL
PHOTOGRAPHY FAIRS
Paris Photo LA 2015: Mazaccio & Drowilal
by The World's Best Ever For the third installment of Paris Photo LA (PPLA) at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, BMW—one of the photography fair’s official partners—is presenting “Wild Style,” an installation featuring a body of work...
LOUIS VUITTON
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
AIRBNB
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
PALAZZOS
Milan Design Week 2015: Transforming Historical Spaces
When you walk in the streets of Milan, you immediately realize that its classic architecture can somehow be cold and austere. But behind many façades, there are gardens—beautiful and carefully hidden. Some of the installations at the latest Milan...
LIMITED EDITION
SWITZERLAND
CLOCKS
CH EDITIONS
MB&F
CHV
HORLOGERIE
STARFLEET MACHINE
TABLE CLOCK
Cool Hunting Editions Starfleet Machine
For years now, we've followed the work of Max Büsser, the mastermind behind horological design house MB&F. His distinct timepieces represent mind-bending innovation and eccentric inspiration, all hand-crafted, in an industry that more often than...
TRAVEL
HOTELS
NEW YORK CITY
EDITION HOTEL
MADISON SQUARE PARK
A First Peek Inside The New York EDITION Hotel
After spending much of our 2014 Miami Art Week at the cultural and events epicenter that is the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, we have been eagerly anticipating this spring's launch of Ian Schrager's latest, The New York EDITION Hotel. First, because...
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
NICOLA FORMICHETTI
Milan Design Week 2015: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion editor, creative director, stylist and a mega-star in his own right, Nicola Formichetti embodies contemporary creativity. From collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diesel and Mugler, Formichetti has a unique and thoughtful approach...
TOYOTA
CARS
FACTORIES
GIFS
SAMPLING
DJ
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
YOUTUBE
ASSEMBLY LINES
LAUNCHPAD
From Car Plant GIFs to a Custom Dance Track
Building a car from scratch, it turns out, results in a polyphony of rhythms and melodies as team members, 15,432-pound robots, stamping presses and more work in sync on vehicles rolling down the assembly line. Through their latest project Gifony...
PETS
WEARABLE TECH
PET ACCESSORIES
DOG COLLARS
FITNESS TRACKERS
Everything-in-One Dog Collar
There are plenty of beautiful dog collars on the market that reflect a range of styles and cross a range of price point. And yet, there's nothing quite like DogTelligent's recently announced Connected Collar. It's stylish to a degree—in the way that...
FURNITURE
CHAIRS
LAMPS
GOLD
STEEL
CHROME
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
TOM DIXON
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
METALWORK
Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals
by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on...
FURNITURE
VINTAGE
SHOPPING
NYC
POSTALCO
DESIGN STORES
WEST VILLAGE
BRVTVS
CALLIOPE
SUB ROSA
Calliope
When the digital world closes in, it's only natural to seek an analog oasis. Online shopping never includes the smells, sights and chance encounters that can make a shopping experience special. Calliope, Michael and Caroline Ventura's new West Village...
SALONE DEL MOBILE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
SOUND DESIGN
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
SOUND PROJECTS
SOUND INSTALLATIONS
Milan Design Week 2015: Sound Projects
Sound and music play pivotal roles in our daily lives, whether it's at home, in public places or in transit. Companies and independent designers at Milan Design Week are aware of this—and understand what it means to include (or exclude) their thoughts...
LONDON
GALLERIES
COLLABORATIONS
POSTERS
PRINTS
SHOPS
ART PRINTS
Unlimited’s Four Play Project
40 artists, illustrators and designers, 40 four-letter words, four different spot colors. That’s the premise that Brighton, UK-based design studio, shop and art gallery Unlimited set for its cheekily named spring project Four Play, which was just...
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