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Interview: Ma Yansong, Founder MAD Architects
by Alessandro De Toni When Westerners think about Chinese architecture, we oftentimes have two images in mind: old, grand pagodas settled on the top of a hill or titanic mega-projects breaking global records. Understanding the essence of Chinese...
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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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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Royal Egyptian Scribe's 3,000-Year-Old Tomb Dating back to the Ramesside period, around 1200 BCE, a tomb has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. Japanese archaeologists, led by Waseda University Professor Jiro Kondo, made...
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1. Earth's First-Ever Hydrogen Metal With pressure greater than the force within Earth's core, two diamonds pressed upon liquid hydrogen and something happened for the first time ever on our planet: the lightest element in the periodic table turned...
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Best of CH 2016: Instagram
A collaborative editorial effort, cataloging our adventures both at home in NYC and abroad, the Cool Hunting Instagram has become a place where we tease to future stories or simply share what we find inspirational (or delectable) on the fly. Since...
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Best of CH 2016: Most Popular
We're always fascinated to see what our audience connects with most on Cool Hunting. While sometimes our predictions are on point, oftentimes we're taken by surprise (yet thrilled) when certain articles resonate with readers. As always, this year's...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Bookworms
There's almost never a bad time to read a book. Fortunately, for some, the end-of-year holiday provides time away from just about everything and an opportunity to dive deep into reading. If you plan on spending your vacation on a couch while the snow...
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New Aging
Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), has a few ideas for the betterment of society and its aging members. He proposes them in "New Aging," a book built upon a foundation of insightful tips, supported by over...
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Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide
Whether used as a real-life travel guide or as a point of reference, Sam Lubell and Darren Bradley's "Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide" is full of design delights from the USA's West Coast. From celebrated, famous structures to hidden treasures...
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Up Homes Customizable Houses
Whether you're imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren't modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence...
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PTT Family's Katamama Hotel
Over 1.8 million. That’s how many bricks were handcrafted to create Katamama, an extraordinary boutique hotel in Bali realized by Ronald Akili and his team, the PTT Family, alongside Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each brick is individually fabricated...
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Take a Closer Look at These Instagrammers
We all spend hours trawling though Instagram and—between the memes and celebrity style feeds—there are some incredibly inspiring, creative and thoughtful people who are making the platform better. We're taking the opportunity to shine a little spotlight...
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Gary Simmons' Music Fly-Poster Installation for Culture Lab Detroit
There's no denying Detroit's rich musical history and its global impact on both singers and songwriters. This was one element touched upon when we last attended Culture Lab Detroit—a multi-day, multi-venue forum on actionable design and creativity...
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The Arrivals Release 3.0
Since their 2014 debut, architecturally-driven outerwear and accessories brand The Arrivals has won over consumers for two very distinct reasons. First, they've succeeded in delivering functional, minimal silhouettes with unexpected flourishes from...
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Architect Soo K Chan's Understanding of Design
Across the more than 40 international projects architect Soo K Chan has touched—from public works to resorts, homes and even furniture—a clear design language has been declared that balances a pristine, organized stature with a sense of awe. Chan...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
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Venice Biennale 2016: "LifeObject"
by Ari Samuel In tune with this year’s “Reporting from the Front” theme commissioned by Venice Biennale Chief Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Israel Pavilion unveiled "LifeObject," an immersive and stimulating exhibition analyzing the synergy...
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