Carlo Scarpa's Casa Tabarelli, Rediscovered
From the peak of the Alps to the very tip of its boot, Italy is a country as rich in history as it is diverse in terrain. And though this is what makes the country so astonishing, it can also end up obscuring some of its most incredible cultural...
Hermès' Luminous Holiday Windows
When seasonal spirit overtakes NYC, imagination is often applied in the most magical, meticulous ways. Windows come to life, sparkling with majesty and wonder and even residents of the city can't help but stop and look. Today, luxury retailer Herm...
Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC
The NYC Decoded Fashion summit proved to be an especially good-looking tech conference. Not to say that the average tech conference is unattractive, but this crowd obviously cares as much about aesthetics and presentation as they do about software...
Cool Hunting Video: Symbol Audio
We recently took the drive up from NYC into the beautiful Hudson Valley to check out fledgling audio brand Symbol Audio. Born from Blake Tovin's years as a furniture designer, Symbol's goal is to create elegant pieces for the home that also deliver...
CREST & CO
TURNBULL & ASSER
Crest & Co. Holiday Pop-Up Shop
With an emphasis on the extraordinary, exclusive online luxury retailer Crest & Co has set up shop in NYC this holiday season. A relative newcomer to the luxury world, Crest & Co has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, dealing in...
ROLL TOP BAGS
Alite + Boreas Commuter Backpack
The strongest collaborations draw from the strengths of each involved party—and the new roll-top pack from Alite and Boreas is a shining example. Both San Francisco-based companies know the value of a sturdy yet stylish, multipurpose pack. Alite...
Czech Designer Tadeáš Podracký
Tadeáš Podracký completed his studies at the glass studio of the Prague Academy of Arts and Design (UMPRUM) under the leadership of great Czech designer and artist Rony Plesl earlier this year. And he's already garnered attention with a number of...
Handcrafted Crystal by J.Hill's Standard
When Waterford native Anike Tyrrell founded J.HILL's Standard she had a view in mind to revive an industry that she had personally seen diminish over two decades. For many years, Waterford, Ireland, was synonymous with Waterford Crystal—the masterfully...
Bamboo Ski and Hiking Poles from Soul Poles
On a constant quest to make the ski industry more sustainable, Park City, Utah-based Soul Poles is aiming to reduce cost for consumers and increase its market presence. The brand's SoulLite campaign—currently funding on Kickstarter—is focused on...
Krochet Kids #KnowWhoMadeIt Campaign
Every item produced by California-based Krochet Kids comes complete with the signature of its maker. The brand offers men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories that have been handmade by women in Peru and Uganda—empowered by the non...
SONG OF THE CAR
Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0
Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker's past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic...
Informing the Future
Since starting Cool Hunting in February 2003, I have derived as much joy from designing the container as creating the contents. With each of our five previous redesigns, we have strived to push innovations in web design while simultaneously elevating...
PAUL KASMIN GALLERY
Iván Navarro Eclipse Clock for the PK Shop
An admirer of technology in all its forms, Chilean artist Iván Navarro struggles with the idea of being pigeonholed. Best known for his thought-provoking light-based sculptures, Navarro challenges himself to constantly evolve his practice so as...
Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories
In 2011, designer Philip Nappi and co-founder Dana Nappi sought to restore a century-old tradition of shoemaking that grandfather Peter Nappi brought to the US from Italy over 100 years before. With that, the brand Peter Nappi was born and the dedicated...
Makers Mondays: Earthy Furnishings
As part of our ongoing support of Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative (which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States) we have picked some stunning products that help...
Apparatus Studio's Censer Incense Burner
They are always a must-see at ICFF, and we've been paying close attention to the works of NYC design firm Apparatus Studios for some time now. While their origins lay in lighting design, and their last collection saw a textile and paper collaboration...
Cool Hunting Video: Fferrone Design
Recently, we asked Felicia Ferrone of Fferrone Design for a hand in a project designing custom glassware for The Macallan Rare Cask whisky. In collaboration with Gentner Design, the duo created stunning custom glassware—as well as a special carrying...
Collection Two: Uganda From The Citizenry
Following a successful first release, incorporating materials and craftsmanship from Peru and Argentina, socially conscious design house The Citizenry presents Collection Two: Uganda. Partnering with artisans throughout the country to source materials...
Domino Set + David Shrigley
Australian knickknack shop Third Drawer Down is always full of weird and wonderful treasures—like DIY bubble gum kits—and their newest offering is a domino set donning doodles by Scottish illustrator (and regular TDD collaborator) David Shrigley...
Causwell's Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod
The relaxation and meditative merits of fly fishing have long been held high by many an enlightened outdoorsman. Of course the goal is landing a big one worthy of a fish tale at the end of the day, but for most the joy lies in the chase. Gearing...
DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN
Studio Visit: Lex Pott
Since graduating cum laude in 2009 from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designer Lex Pott has been very busy—first with working for Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings, and then with starting up his own studio. When we stopped...
SCIENCE AND ART
Christie's Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites
Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie's shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be from outer space—be that the Moon, Mars or deep asteroid fields...
MADE IN THE USA
Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool
What the Jam + Style from Leatherman lacks in outward aesthetic appeal, it more than makes up for in utility. The combination tool from the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer consists of two separate tools that are cleverly designed to fit snugly...
Stress-Free Holiday Cards by Artifact Uprising
'Tis that season, when a large number of friends, but really, mostly blood relatives, expect an update on what you've been up to the last year—or two, or three, depending on when you last sent out a holiday card. One option to ease this unfortunate...