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CULTURE
2015 Avant Guardian Photography Contest
The 15th edition of the Avant Guardian photography competition, hosted by Surface magazine, continues its annual search for new and emerging US-based talent, whether they shoot still-life, fashion or anything in between. The 10 winning submissions...
DESIGN
The Inaugural CH25: Celebrating the Next Generation of Innovators
As enthusiasts of creativity and innovation in all their forms, Cool Hunting has long been supporters (and fans) of individuals who are inventing the future. Today, we are very proud to announce the inaugural Cool Hunting 25 (CH25), presented in partnership...
DESIGN
CH Nominated for Webby Awards
Karl Lagerfeld once said, "I like to reinvent myself—it’s part of my job." We couldn't agree more and it falls under our job description as well. When we launched our highly anticipated redesign in November of 2014, we were excited to present a new...
CULTURE
Amy Lerner on Training for the Rallye des Gazelles
Only stars light up the sky as we pull over to the roadside in the middle of the desert. We are here to meet Amy Lerner, a New Jersey housewife and mother of two turned American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) rally pilot, as she trains for this year's...
CULTURE
Absolut Andy Warhol Art Exchange: CH Picks
As part of Absolut's celebration of their limited edition Andy Warhol bottle, the brand's global art exchange encourages creativity from all corners of the world. In a clever move—reminiscent of Warhol's work—the initiative blends pop culture and...
CULTURE
Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
DESIGN
Story + Cool Hunting: Pitch Night 2014
If you are a designer or maker able to spend an evening in NYC and have a product ready to sell, we at Cool Hunting want to see it. After two successful iterations, Rachel Shechtman of editorial concept shop STORY and the team at Cool Hunting are...
CULTURE
The 19th Annual Webby Awards: Call for Entries
Now in its 19th rendition, the annual Webby Awards has again begun accepting entries. With five main categories—Websites, Online Film & Video, Interactive Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social—there's plenty of opportunity to get involved...
DESIGN
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014
After sharing the stunning works of last year's winners, we're pleased to announce this year's call for entries at the third annual Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Co-founder David McCandless (himself a data visualizer) recognized the importance...
DESIGN
LELO Celebrates Sexuality in Design
For 11 years now, Swedish design brand LELO has envisioned and created toys for pleasure that take into account sexual stimulation as much as exquisite design sensibilities. Their products are objects of which to be proud—not shy about—and the ultimate...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Flex
Not long ago, we were honored to meet some of Brooklyn, NY's premiere competitive dancers and experts in the Flex style. We spent a few hours with the crew—learning about the style and watching some fantastic moves—and their remarkable talents were...
DESIGN
The 2014 Architizer A+ Awards Winners
The second annual Architizer A+ Awards results are in, and 129 winners in more than 60 categories were announced today. Cool Hunting is proud to be a media partner with the global architecture awards program and applauds the work of the participants...
DESIGN
Alcatel ONETOUCH Unexpected Casting Campaign
Advertorial content: Though Albrecht Dürer, the 15th-century German painter, is widely credited as the first artist to explore self-portraiture, the origins of today’s selfie actually extend all the way back to man’s first scrawlings in the caves...
DESIGN
The 2014 Architizer A+ Awards
Cool Hunting is proud to be a media partner for the second annual Architizer A+ Awards. This year showed the debut of a new category, Product Awards, as well as new faces to the jury panel (including CH's very own founder, Josh Rubin) and the first...
DESIGN
Rijksmuseum + Etsy
The famed Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses many masterpieces of Dutch history and culture, including "The Milkmaid" by Vermeer (c1660), "The Merry Family" by Jan Steen (1668) and, of course, "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt (1642). The museum's holdings...
TECH
Google and Saatchi Gallery Motion Photography Prize
Now accepting submissions through 1 April 2014, social media (and more) service Google+ renews their Saatchi Gallery partnership with a competition embracing moving photography. Google+ just unveiled Motion, a free tool that enables users to animate...
TRAVEL
Interview: Moi Torrallardona
We recently had the incredibly exciting opportunity to join Land Rover on their latest Driven Challenge; a time-crunching race across the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia—one of the harshest environments on the planet. Land Rover's aim was to prove...
DESIGN
Second Annual Architizer A+ Awards
After a successful launch last year, the Architizer A+ Awards are back for their second round and Cool Hunting is proud to offer our support as a media partner. Honoring the best in innovative contemporary architecture and design, the program officially...
DESIGN
Lasvit Tour de France Trophy 2013
As the 100th Tour de France came to close on Sunday, 21 July, Briton Chris Froome hoisted the trophy for the first time. While the athletic accomplishment is an impressive one, the sculptural trophy itself is commendable as well. Produced by designer...
DESIGN
Information is Beautiful Awards 2013
We've been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we've known how to ingest and interpret them. There's a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more firmly...
DESIGN
Heineken Your Future Bottle Challenge 2013: One Week Left To Enter
Advertorial content: To celebrate Heineken's 140th year in the beer business the Dutch brand is hosting another bottle redesign challenge. Announced late in 2012, the second annual Your Future Bottle Design Challenge puts an extensive archive...
DESIGN
Architizer A+ Awards
Created as a way to honor innovation and impressive new structures in architecture, the Architizer A+ Awards today announce their finalists and open up voting to the public on the much anticipated popular choice award. Judged by 200 jurors including...
DESIGN
L'Etagere-en-Bois
Seeing Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) students top international design competitions is nothing new. Most recently, the prestigious D3 Contest, part of the international furniture fair IMM Cologne, has awarded its first prize distinction...
TECH
Olympus BioScapes 2012
Each year as part of the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, the world's most impressive images and movies of life science subjects taken by microscope are put on show. The work of this year's more than 2000 entrants delivered striking...
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