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Sage Caswell: Buyerside (Archie Pelago Overdub) Archie Pelago, a Brooklyn-based trio that merges improvisational jazz with experimental electronic music, play their instruments (cello, sax and trumpet) as well as they do mixer knobs and effects...
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REVISIT's Altruistic iPhone Case
Made in Mesa, Arizona, REVISIT’s new solid brass and acetal plastic bumper-case transforms an iPhone from a slippery glass smartphone into a substantial feeling piece of hardware—and without adding too much weight. They're sophisticated, with just...
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Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Eight
The most recent iteration of Cool Hunting's Quarterly Co. will be reaching mailboxes soon, and it's one we're especially excited about. CHQ8 is born from our 2012 trip to Africa—an experience that educated, shaped and changed us. In Zambia the...
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RE:DEFINE
In 2012, 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer revealed that contemporary art sales had reached $5.5 billion that year from auctions alone. The astonishing number sparked a large debate about the price of art, since its value is mostly based on the...
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M.Nii Typhoon Haiyan Relief T-shirt
On 8 November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It was the deadliest typhoon on record in the Philippines and there is still much work to be done in the island nation. To support disaster relief efforts and...
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Art of Craft
by Janine Stankus For branding expert Derek Galkin and longtime TV presenter Sal Masekela, passion and creativity have been keys to successful entrepreneurial careers. In October 2013, the Southern California-based duo launched Art of Craft to celebrate...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. A Too-Soon Farewell to 5Pointz Long Island City's 5Pointz—the factory building whose walls became a museum and mecca for graffiti artists from all over the world for the past decade—was painted white overnight this past week. Jerry Wolkoff, who...
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CH Gift Guide 2013
Gifts are easy, but really nailing it is difficult even for the most experienced perennial shopper. To avoid bestowing loved ones with shower gels from the mall or other generic sentiment, look to the Cool Hunting Gift Guide. A list we're updating...
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Dikokore Designs
by Veronica Menendez Heather Schultz and Juan Lujan were inspired by the people of Dikokore (pronounced "dee-ko-ko-ray"), while living and working near the village in the nation of Benin. Working in realms spanning education, gender development...
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Orlebar Brown Goes Blue
From now until 2 September, Orlebar Brown will be going blue in support of the Blue Marine Foundation and they have stocked up on limited edition board shorts as well as a collection of indigo-dyed classic pieces for the special collaboration. They...
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RESQ/CO Rope Dog Leash
From print journals dedicated to dogs to digital sensors for monitoring your pooch's activity and health, we've seen some pretty spectacular products aimed at canine culture. And so, handmade accessories don't seem like that far of a stretch. Using...
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Randy Mamola and Riders for Health
by Katharine Erwin Randy Mamola is undoubtedly one of the greatest racers to never actually win a world championship. A crowd-pleasing racer with a heart of gold, Mamola's best known moment was in 1985 with Moto Grand Prix's most epic save. Mamola...
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Warby Parker + Ghosty "Curtis" Sunglasses
Stage lights can be blinding, so it's no wonder that musicians and sunglasses have always gone together like front-row seats and ringing ears. Socially conscious eyewear brand Warby Parker teamed up with one of our favorite art and record labels...
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Alex Trochut's Binary Prints
Illustrator, designer and typographer Alex Trochut creates art for some of the world's best-known brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and the New York Times. Working between Barcelona and Brooklyn, Trochut is admired for his ability to take simple...
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World Map Archive
Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach's World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged...
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Granny Squared at CAFAM
The giant office buildings and imposing Los Angeles County Museum of Art dotting LA's extensive Wilshire Boulevard make the quaint Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) look like a little dollhouse. This architectural quality inspired the guerrilla...
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Reclaim x2 NYC
As a part of New York Design Week 2013, the charitable, grassroots design organization Reclaim NYC will host its second furniture exhibition with a corresponding charity sale from 16-18 May 2013. Proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund...
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Evans Wadongo: MwangaBora Lamp
In 2004 at the tender age of 19, Evans Wadongo took it upon himself to create an alternative to the unhealthy and often dangerous kerosene lamps and firelights used by villages like his in rural Africa. The enterprising Kenyan engineer developed...
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Secret 7"
Opening in London tonight, 11 April, Secret 7" is a charity art project which sees hundreds of artists—including the likes of Ai Weiwei and Gilbert & George—exhibit one-off, specially designed 7" record sleeves that will be sold to raise money for...
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Stone + Cloth
Standing high atop the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro Matthew Clough felt exhilarated and thankful. While testing his own personal limits both physically and mentally, Clough developed a deep admiration for his local porter Benson. "While I was descending...
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I Still Love NY
New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has created a riff on the iconic and ubiquitous "I Heart NY" design by Milton Glaser in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Submerging the logo in blue dip-dye on a T-shirt for Grey Area, Errazuriz...
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Superstorm Sandy: See + Help
As our readers may have noticed from our limited publishing schedule this week, CH HQ has been pulled out of commission by massive power outages in the wake of superstorm Sandy. While our core team has emerged unscathed save for some extended power...
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UNICEF Create-A-Character Contest
For many adults, Halloween triggers memories of toting around a plastic pumpkin in search of the season's finest sugary snacks, but for some it recalls those classic UNICEF boxes used to collect change for children who not only won't receive candy...
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Le Fooding Brooklyn Fling
In "a quest for the taste of our times," French output Le Fooding returns to New York for another culinary bash. This year's festivities, which span five days of well designed events, pay homage to city peripherals around the world. From East London...
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