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Private White V.C., Mayfair
Manchester-made British brand Private White V.C. (named after WWI hero Private Jack White) has expanded its reach in the south with a second London store, selling the label’s military and motorcycle racing-inspired clothes. The new shop is located...
STYLE
Ultra-Soft T-Shirts by Schooner
One of the eternal wardrobe classics (the hunt for which has almost become a cliché) is the perfect white T-shirt. In East London, one in particular from a new company looks set to become a serious contender for the title. Schooner—which launched...
DESIGN
MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept
On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
"There is no bumper, there’s only form" Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design director, explains when briefing us on the 2014 Vanquish Volante in advance of our spirited drive through the deserts surrounding Palm Springs. Reichman is a proud Brit...
STYLE
PARTIMI
Ethical production doesn't always result in the most fashion-forward apparel. But that's absolutely not the case with London-based designer Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, whose past experiences include working for John Galliano, Mary Katrantzou, Eley Kishimoto...
STYLE
Regimental Collection by Corgi
It's no secret that renowned Welsh sock manufacturer Corgi has been a longtime provider of socks for Charles, Prince of Wales. However, their new Regimental Collection was actually Prince Charles' idea. The collaborative range includes nine designs...
DESIGN
99 Problems by Ali Graham
Inspired by Jay-Z's track "99 Problems," British artist Ali Graham has been creating an illustration every day since the first of June this year that imagines a problem the world-famous rapper might (or might not) face. As well as a host of First...
DESIGN
Interview: Peter Hames of Falcon Enamelware
by Richard Prime As with almost any design segment or discipline, the classics never go out of style. Be it a line of design thinking like Bauhaus, the never-ending resurgence and reinvention of pastel tones in fashion and interiors or, in some...
DESIGN
Semblance 16 Print by Von
London-based illustrator Von is no stranger to Cool Hunting, we've featured his distinctive monochromatic artwork several times in recent years, because it never ceases to impress us. His latest work, a limited edition Intaglio Gravure print, is...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Jaguar F-Type
Design matters at Jaguar, but the British car-makers have only recently evolved their overall aesthetic. A few years back, when they unveiled the Jaguar C-X75, we got a glimpse of where the creative direction was heading for the sportscar facet...
CULTURE
Interview: Sam Walton of Hole & Corner
Hole & Corner is a brand new bi-annual print magazine devoted to "celebrating craft, beauty, passion and skill." Hot off the press, issue one takes a look at how Chris King carefully handcrafts the world's best cricket bats, profiles young British...
DESIGN
Interview: Richard Branson on Design
by Rod Kurtz When you board a Virgin America plane, distinct aesthetics—purple ambient lights, black leather seats and a flight crew smartly clad in Banana Republic uniforms—make it immediately clear this airline is different. Like the...
DESIGN
Eclectic by Tom Dixon
First introduced this year at Maison et Objet, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, a new line of accessories by the influential British design studio, officially launches mid-October 2012. The aptly named line comprises miscellaneous "decorative artifacts" molded...
STYLE
Christopher Raeburn Fall/Winter 2012
British designer Christopher Raeburn's Autumn Winter 2012 collection looks to the future to present utilitarian pieces with a sharp sense of style. Raeburn presents two distinct lines for men and women, "Scorch" and "Freeze," adventurous collections...
STYLE
Schofield Watch Company
Admittedly eschewing fashion for quality, Schofield Watch Company founder Giles Ellis adheres to a clear and simple motto for his brand—"Make a watch I'd like to wear." Entering the watchmaking game is a bold move to begin with, especially...
DESIGN
G&T by Bethan Gray
Discovered alongside Anthony Dicken's Tekio lighting at Clerkenwell Design Week was a beautiful range of tables by British furniture designer Bethan Gray. This capsule collection has been created by Gray in collaboration with furniture developer...
CULTURE
Dallas Art
A recent invitation to the Dallas Art Fair piqued our interest initially by the range of 78 participating galleries and artists like Erwin Wurm bringing his "Beauty Business" from the Bass Museum in Miami, and Zoe Crosher creating a site-specific installation...
STYLE
Wolsey Soho
Two hundred and fifty-seven years after launching, British menswear brand Wolsey opened the doors last night to their first flagship store in London. Located on Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, the store's aesthetics mirrors the brand's ethos...
FOOD-DRINK
Ripe
In follow-up to "Tender", his dedicated volume on vegetables, London-based food writer Nigel Slater turns to the fruit section of his garden in "Ripe". The beautifully photographed tome serves as a comprehensive primer on 23 types of fruit and...
TECH
The Mu
Designed in 1947, the British plug firmly holds its place as one of the world's largest three-pin power interfaces, escaping the grips of design innovation with the equally clunky editions continuously rolled out. Now, however, product designer...
DESIGN
Rory Dobner
Smoking fish, gun-toting octopuses, cupcake-eating lizards—these are just a few of the anthropomorphic animals portrayed in the intricate ink drawings by the eccentric British artist Rory Dobner. His ingenuous penchant for animals and maximalist...
CULTURE
Portable Monuments
"Portable Monuments" presents the exhibition of a visual code of brightly colored blocks used to decipher the surplus of images accompanying news headlines. The brainchild of artist duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, the project marks the third...
DESIGN
Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato
The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato was something of an automotive legend. A lightened DB4, designed by the famed Italian Design house Zagato, only 20 of them were ever produced. The carmaker, never shy about revisiting their storied history, are...
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