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Abigail Brown Textile Art
Made entirely by hand by UK designer Abigail Brown, this sweet little creature will make a colorful addition to any home. Bird watchers, artists and crafters alike will delight in this small ornament made from a mix of recycled and new materials.
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Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally...
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Pig Pillow
Arkansas-based illustrator Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber creates homewares that add a little "zest for your nest." Her limited edition pig pillow is handmade and includes a cotton-linen front you can snuggle up to, and a homespun, plaid cotton back...
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Elephant Air Plant Pod
With just a hint of '70s kitsch, this Elephant Air Plant Pod by Claylicious serves as a nice little upper for your desktop. The ceramic figurine houses a tuft of soil-independent greenery, so you've got a little bit of life without any of the mess.
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Lock Nesters
These 3D-printed puzzles by Brooklyn designer Fleet Hower are as challenging as they are brilliant in color and design. Pick from six unique designs and have it sent to your local 3D Hub, where you can personally pick up your Lock-Nester meet the person...
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Desmond The Panda Rug
Desmond’s big belly is the perfect place for kids to play. Designed by Peanut Butter Dynamite, this rug is 100% handcrafted from 100% acrylic yarn with limited availability.
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The Cockle Seller
This cheerful, graphic print by Nous Vous belies the widely accepted perception of the awkward cockle. The wader-clad carrier trudges his mollusk bounty with angular determination in his step, a perfect visual accompaniment to Tim Burrows' 2013 Gourmand...
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Studio Visit: Balint Zsako
Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, "Everything changes, it's important to have things of your own time." Several...
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Cool Hunting Video: CH Edition Zambia 2014
After hosting our first successful Cool Hunting Edition trip to Africa in summer 2012, the CH team was eager to design another trip and revisit Zambia with a new group two years later. Embedded in the wilderness of South Luangwa National Park, our...
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Poligon Foldable Sculptures
Anyone with a passion for design—or animals—will be a quick fan of Poligon's foldable magnetic sculptures. The clever British duo, Rodrigo Solorzano and Matthew White, met at the Royal College of Art and have made the perfect team for this project...
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Twoolies
What your life has been missing is a glittery wool sheep. Eleven Design Studio's Twoolies are designed by architect Sindy Posso and made by hand by a group of Tzotzil Mayan weavers based in southern Mexico. No two are alike, and each one is just as...
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John Knuth's Fly Paintings
To create the paintings for his "Master Plan" series (on show now at Chicago's Andrew Rafacz Gallery), LA-based artist John Knuth feeds a mixture of sugar and watercolor paint to hundreds of thousands of common houseflies. As the flies eat, they...
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Sharks of Perth T-Shirt
In response to the strongly protested and illogical shark cull in Western Australia, Melbourne-based artist and musician Leonie Brailey has created a delightfully sweet "Sharks of Perth" T-shirt. Featuring various types of sharks—gently exuding...
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Bibu Animal Cushions
These sweet animals, created by Spanish designer Yuly Monsanto for her label Bibu, can be used as a pillow, teddy bear or just decorative cushion. Made from 100% soft cotton with a colorful print on the back, they are light and bright and created with...
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Cool Hunting Video: NYU Fluid Dynamics Lab
The concept of flight has always held humankind's imagination captive—yet making that concept a reality continues to baffle even the most ingenious innovators. We recently got a few insights and a lesson in aerodynamics from NYU Professor of Mathematics...
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NobleCamper Dog Bed and Sleeping Bag
While most in urban areas of the Northeast continue to recover from winter's first fresh blanket of snow, many more outdoor-inclined individuals in the Northern Hemisphere are gearing up for cold weather camping season. To keep your four-legged companion...
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Birdbnb
Airbnb, a service just five years young, has rapidly become the largest lodging brand in the hotel industry and somehow, it's managed to fly under the radar for so many in the traveling world. The hugely successful, highly unconventional brand hosts...
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Pig Cooking Lid
You've already got the pot and the belly—now all you need is the pig. MoMA's handy Pig Cooking Lid can be placed on any pot and helps food cook easily as hot water vapor releases through its silicone snout while looking adorable in the process. This...
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Rhino Ottoman
The Rhino Ottoman brings the African jungle into your living room, just as the history of this family-run business will bring warmth into your heart. The birth of Reiner's Originals is the story of Reiner Hennevold, a garment-district worker who relocated...
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