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1. How Artists Depicted Obama’s Presidency Friday 20 January marks President Obama's last day in office, and while plenty of presidents before (and after) him are captured by artists in different ways, his presidency was incredibly significant...
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1. Tricks To Help You Keep Your Resolutions According to Statistic Brain, just eight percent of Americans will succeed in keeping their New Year's resolutions. Considering most of them focus on self-improvement, many are worthwhile attempts at...
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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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Bill Viola: The Talking Drum
Originally recorded in an empty swimming pool on the cusp of the '80s in Buffalo, New York, "The Talking Drum" is a previously unreleased sonic compositions by groundbreaking video artist Bill Viola. Newly restored by Viola's studio and pressed onto...
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1. The Principals' Sound Journeys Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough's intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under
The holidays can be an expensive time, so it's always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys...
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Miami Art Week 2016: Masked + Distorted Faces
The human form has manifested in art since creativity's earliest days. Further, many of the most iconic works across time convey figures and faces—be it within sculptural realism or avant-garde poeticism. As expected, all of the fairs we attended during...
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1. 25 Powerful News Photos From 2016 This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world's biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there's been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps...
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Golden Section Finder
Find perfection everywhere you go with this pocket-sized Golden Section Finder. A well-known rule in design, the golden ratio relates to ideal proportions—found in nature and human-made objects. You can use this nifty accessory for fun or to figure...
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The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen + Yayoi Kusama
Despite being born over a century apart, and in Denmark and Japan respectively, Hans Christian Andersen and Yayoi Kusama are an ideal match in this version of Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." Kusama's always beautiful illustrations—squiggly patterns...
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12-Piece Pencil Kit
Made in the USA, this 12-piece charcoal pencil set includes everything you need to start sketching—all you need is the paper. The kit has black and white charcoal pencils, sticks, a sketch pencil, plus an eraser and sharpener. Whether gifting to a...
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Ice Cream Sculpture Kit
Sadly not edible, but still a lot of fun, Moon Picnic's giant Ice Cream Sculpture kit is a delight for children (and kids at heart). The set comes complete with two posters—one for the ice cream scoop and one to make the waffle cone—and all you need...
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Pick Me Up Book
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz's second book "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time") is part activity guide for adults and part therapy session. Not only are there spaces for drawing and writing...
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100 Secrets of the Art World
With a list of contributors as long as its title, "100 Secrets of the Art World: Everything You Always Wanted to Know from Artists, Collectors and Curators, but Were Afraid to Ask," is an impressive book full of information from powerful players in...
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