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Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
We've seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it's the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet's cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite...
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Pet People Magazine
The bond between people and their pets is fascinating. Years of nuanced looks, noises and nudges form an unspoken understanding that often transcends many human relationships. Pet People Magazine understands this, and has set out to explore the...
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1. The History of The Leap Second If Tuesday felt like it went by slower than usual, that's because it did. A leap second was added to Tuesday's time in order to keep the Earth’s rotation in sync with the atomic clock. As NASA explains it, scientists...
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1. Important Quotes From the Supreme Court's Decision on Gay Marriage In a narrow five-to-four decision, the US Supreme Court voted to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, marking a momentous decision in American equality. Justice Anthony...
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Denali: An Outdoor Photographer and His Dog
Over just seven minutes, a sad, funny and ultimately beautiful story unfolds between a man and his dog. This film, titled "Denali," celebrates a relationship that survived a nomadic lifestyle, a bout with cancer and—ultimately—death. It's a stunning...
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Hyla Frank’s Pet Sketch Pillows
Back in February, LA-based textile artist Hyla Frank was trying to help a friend feel better about moving to a new apartment without her dogs. So she pulled out some of her favorite Belgian linen and got to work: hand- and machine-stitching the...
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1. The Skate Girls of Kabul Award-winning photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson's powerful "Skate Girls of Kabul" series is currently on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery and is set to be published in an upcoming book. Dobson traveled to...
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1. The Mexican Morrissey Although he’s known to many as the world’s greatest Morrissey impersonator, Jose Maldonado will admit he’s just another fan of the indie rock icon and former The Smiths lead singer. Maldonado spends his days patrolling the...
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Lacoste + Everglades Foundation: Water is Life
Wetlands play a key role in maintaining ecological balance among the myriad of flora and fauna living both in and near them. In South Florida, the Everglades represent the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America. Spread over eight...
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1. Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea...
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The Rhino That Should Have Never Been Born
Cape Town-based filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn is no stranger to working with icons. The Australian-born Steirn is known equally for his timeless wildlife images as he is his award-winning portraits of world leaders and cultural figures...
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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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Panthère de Cartier
Cartier first introduced the panther into it's iconography back in 1914. Still to this day, the powerful imagery plays upon the idea of what a ring can actually be. This ultra-luxuriant iteration, crafted from gold, green tsavorite garnets and onyx...
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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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