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Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York
In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs...
DESIGN
Kristjana S. Williams + The Connaught Hotel
At its core, a hotel should provide its guests with a place to escape. But the hotel-as-sanctuary is an oft sought-after yet equally rare experience. In this regard—with its personal butler service, Michelin-grade restaurant and rich history—London...
DESIGN
Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of the World
During his travels, professional food photographer Henry Hargreaves has kept an extensive, related hobby: collecting and photographing to-go cups from coffee shops. Now showcased on a recently launched website and Instagram, Hargreaves shares hundreds...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Disruptive by Design Telling the story of Oakley, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's leading eyewear innovators, the newly released "Disruptive by Design" is a brand film of rather impressive proportions. Recapping its...
DESIGN
Interview: Sebastian Kaufmann
By Paul Cantagallo It all started with a stapler. Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann Mercantile, a Brooklyn-based online store specializing in all things beautiful, functional and durable, had been working in film production in Los Angeles for seven...
DESIGN
Heineken Aluminium
Combining the ice-cold feel of a metal can with the classic glass bottle shape, the new Heineken Aluminum is the best of both beer worlds. The design features graphics printed with invisible ink that, when exposed to UV light, reveal an amusing...
FOOD-DRINK
Sierra Nevada x Anchor Steam
While brand collaborations range from unholy to made-in-heaven, it's rare to see two direct competitors join forces with pitch-perfect results like Fritz and Ken's Ale. The upshot of an alliance between two of Northern California's most respected...
DESIGN
Inventario: Everything is a Project
Inventario: Everything is a Project, a new publication supported and promoted by lighting design company Foscarini, doesn't just aim to be an alternative to traditional magazine but also puts its own spin on branded content. Conceived and directed...
CULTURE
Hurley x Dalek
With surfing at another high fashion moment (see the artful film our own Greg Mitnick recently shot for Proenza Schouler on the topic), Hurley's invitation to check out the U.S. Open of Surfing (of which the brand is the main sponsor) earlier this...
DESIGN
The Official Manufacturing Company
The Portland, OR-based Official Manufacturing Company, made up of three creative types (Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley), come up with everything from signage and print materials to interior design for their clients. As the self...
CULTURE
Hello Kitty The Show
The first theatrical performance to immortalize the Japanese icon, Hello Kitty The Show is a collaboration between Italian school of performing arts Mas and Hello Kitty creator Sanrio, currently on view at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan through 28 February...
STYLE
Sony Recycle Project Jeans
To communicate their "farm fresh" approach Sony recently recycled cast-off advertising banners into a collection of jeans. Called the "Recycle Project Jeans," the concept used ads which were displayed on the side of their building, in turn hanging...
STYLE
The Perfect Bag: Interview with Steven Alan
When the new airline V Australia asked clothing retailer and designer Steven Alan to come up with the ultimate travel bag, the always-affable New Yorker turned to the online community for their suggestions. Traveling to Australia for inspiration...
DESIGN
Debbie Millman: Look Both Ways
Illustrating the outstanding moments of when design connected with her everyday life, Debbie Millman's quirky book "Look Both Ways" offers readers a lighthearted look at the design aficionado's past. An industry veteran, Millman's extensive career...
TECH
Google Chrome Campaign
After trickling across the Internet in various versions for over a year, Google Chrome recently started hawking itself with a series of U.K. television spots that speak to the intelligence and simplicity of the creative web developers behind it...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Absolut Art Collection
by Gregory Mitnick Checking in with artists David Shrigley, Douglas Gordon, Sylvie Fleury and Hung Tung Lu in Stockholm, Sweden, this video takes a look at Absolut Vodka's longstanding history of creative collaboration. As guests of Absolut invited...
DESIGN
Happy Socks Holiday Cards
by Maggie York-Worth The free-spirited Swedish label Happy Socks teamed up with six promising artists to add even more joy to the holiday season, collaborating on a series of cards starring their quirky socks in various settings. Riffing on the...
DESIGN
Antarctica Sub Zero Pop-Up Bar and Restaurant
As São Paulo's humid summer approaches, just in time to help cool things down an unusual pop-up restaurant/bar called Estação Antarctica Sub Zero opens this weekend in the bar-heavy neighborhood of Vila Madalena. Conceived...
CULTURE
EXP
Cool Hunting is excited to introduce our new partnership with EXP, a new blog edited by Craig Kanarick. A technologist, designer, entrepreneur and artist, Craig co-founded the pioneering Internet services firm Razorfish and launched Studio RED at...
CULTURE
No Mas: Rumblevision
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of what is arguably one of the most historic sporting events of all time, NYC label/agency No Mas created Rumblevision—a set of three animated short films reinterpreting the fight between Muhammed Ali and...
FOOD-DRINK
Dom Pérignon Œnothèque Bol Sein
Inspired by a 1787 bol seine (roughly translated as bosom bowl) that artist Jean-Jacques Lagrenée reportedly modeled after Marie-Antoinette's breast, Karl Lagerfeld's 2008 version for Dom Pérignon updates the original...
CULTURE
Three Apples: An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty
The world's most iconic feline, Hello Kitty, has lived way beyond her nine lives—she currently 35, in fact. To celebrate this all-important birthday marking her mid-thirties with no crisis in sight, Sanrio's extravaganza revolves around...
DESIGN
Vanessa Prager and Lizzy Waronker: Little Dream Installation
For one night only, WeSC's L.A. concept store will host a conceptual installation featuring the works of artists Vanessa Prager and Lizzy Waronker. Crafting a fairytale world in an outdoor terrarium, the duo's exhibit consists of a secret...
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