The often mind-bending manipulations of objects and images by the talented young artist Charlie Rubin are collected in a new volume, aptly titled "Strange Paradise," in which Rubin displays a balanced knack for photography and its distortion.
Cool Hunting Video: Wolfgang Egger and Audi's Quattro Concept
Recently, Audi invited CH to Ingolstadt, Germany, for a behind-the-scenes look at their extraordinarily advanced production facility. Additionally, we spent some time in Munich, where we were able to roam around Audi's highly protected design studio...
Henrik Vibskov: Neck Plus Ultra
Named for the Latin motto "nec plus ultra" (literally, "nothing farther beyond"), Henrik Vibskov's latest effort "Neck Plus Ultra" is a continuation of his AW 2013 show, "The Stiff Neck Chamber." Taking place in an elaborate space—a forest...
Mondial de l'Automobile 2012: Concept Cars
The 2012 Paris Motor Show featured several auto makers flexing their design muscles on both production and concept vehicles. Here are our seven favorite models representing the best of imaginative European design. Peugeot Onyx A true concept car...
In the process of digging the Turkish government's proposed Canal Istanbul project one billion cubic meters of soil stands to be displaced. Turkish developer Mister Serdar Inan commissioned multidisciplinary designer Dror Benshetrit to apply a greater...
The Enlightenment Series by Boris
It's easy to become "design blind" at the world's biggest design exhibition, I Saloni, and those rushing around to see the blockbuster names run the risk of missing the small gems hidden throughout. One such discovery for us was Boris, a Hong Kong...
While exploring Milan's Lambrate neighborhood during last week's Salone del Mobile, we found no shortage of inspiration outside the fair. Inside one of many abandoned warehouse-turned-exhibition spaces we came across a group of promising young designers...
A New Desire
One of the fundamental components to various Asian ways of thinking is the idea of making opposites coexist in harmony. This philosophy has been applied for millennia and today is being reinvented in a new way by Lixil Corporation, a global leader...
Heineken Open Design Explorations: The Club
"We wanted to show design in action, not on a pedestal," said Heineken's Global Head of Design Mark van Iterson as he walked us through "The Club", the first project of their Open Design Explorations, a pop up nightclub in the Tortona district during...
Design Indaba: Narratives
The cast of speakers who take the stage at Design Indaba each year always present a range of unique positions on creativity, but a natural theme tends to emerge from among their respective processes. This year the common idea on everyone's minds is...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Story
Sponsored content: In this video we meet Rachel Shechtman, founder of the new retail concept shop, Story. Sponsored by the Range Rover Evoque, we take a ride with Rachel around Manhattan and hear about how she turned her passion for shopping in...
Triumph Speed Twin Concept
For their final year project while studying transport design at Northumbria University in Newcastle, budding English designers Roy Norton and Tom Kasher wanted to create a bike that would borrow from the past while looking to the future. The result...
Acura NSX Concept
Unveiled today at NAIAS in Detroit is the new Acura NSX Concept, a supercar slated for sale in 2014. Sporting a 400 hp engine with a hybrid SH-AWD drivetrain, the sexed-up model is meant to combine green ideology with hedonistic performance. The...
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 16
For their upcoming issue, The Thing Quarterly reached out to literary and cultural icon Dave Eggers of McSweeney's and 826 Valencia. The collaboration announced today that the next shipment of quarterly objects will contain an epistolary shower...
LA Design Challenge 2011
As part of the eighth annual Design Los Angeles automobile designer's conference, this year's Design Challenge tasked six studios from Germany, Japan and the U.S. to design "Hollywood's Hottest New Movie Car." Each team—Honda, Hyundai, Subaru...
With a beautiful color wheel-inspired design that mimics the seasons, filmmaker-cum-designer (and longtime friend of CH) Scott Thrift's annual clock "The Present" re-imagines a clock to remind us to take a moment to find that ever-elusive state...
While many designers are working hard to develop new applications that would foster more streamlined social networking, the group behind the London exhibit Slow Tech are intelligently conceptualizing how to take time off. Created by Wallpaper Magazine...