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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
A Mercantile Meal
Portland, Oregon is a city of craft-focused entrepreneurs where many of the ideas for successful small businesses start from chance conversations among friends. Recognizing this, Jason French and Michelle Battista of Ned Ludd—an intimate Portland...
FOOD-DRINK
DIY Bubblegum Kit
Just in at Australia's Third Drawer Down shop is a DIY bubblegum kit perfect for kids—or adults who love a little childlike fun. Inside the box is everything needed to make your own chewy, colorful, gooey bubbles: ingredients and flavoring, plus...
DESIGN
Voyager
As the NASA spacecraft Voyager I pierced the outer reaches of our solar system in its 36th year of travel (and became the farthest manmade craft from Earth), New York City designer Ken Amarit questioned "what it means to be on an endless mission...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Ben Gravy of Quaffing Gravy
With a logo drawn by a tattoo artist and screen-printed directly onto its bottles, new UK beer brand Quaffing Gravy is guaranteed to stand out in the UK's burgeoning craft beer scene. The company's first beer—an easy drinking pale ale—is just about...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Filson
With the imminent launch of their new factory and global headquarters—the first move for the brand in 80 years—Filson invited us in for a first look at their new space. We got a unique peek behind the scenes and learned how this classic luggage...
CULTURE
BOFFO Fire Island Art Camp
By claiming public spaces for artistic enrichment, New York City's non-profit arts organization BOFFO continues to create ambitious participatory art projects. Their mission encourages engagement with works stemming from collaborations between communities...
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
Fangblade by Stephan Alexandr
Continuing his curious exploration of alternative uses for animal bones, Portland's Stephan Alexandr recently released his latest artistic creation—the Fangblade. Carved from alligator jawbones, the handy letter-openers still sport vestigial teeth...
CULTURE
Mount Your Maker by Stephan Alexander
When we last caught up with Portland-based artist and designer Stephan Alexander, he had just put the finishing touches on a stunning SS11 collection for Sticks & Stones accessories—a label he co-founded in 2009. While time hasn't changed his...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Five
Our Quarterly Co subscribers know we love to work with artists and are very inspired by our travels. CHQ05, just hitting mailboxes, celebrates Huichol, a traditional Mexican art and craft using small colorful beads to decorate clothing, instruments...
DESIGN
Animal Farm
Making the rounds on the web this week, a charming set of light fixtures inject sleek design—and fun—into the realm of bottle lamps, which can run the risk of looking like DIY kitsch. Animal Farm, a series of abstract pig, giraffe, penguin...
DESIGN
Pop-Out Guggenheim Museum
A Frank Lloyd Wright design you can safely demolish and rebuild again without fear, the new Pop-Out Guggenheim Museum is an entertaining eight-piece puzzle conceived by Atlanta-based artist Marc Tetro. The simplified cardboard version comes packed...
FOOD-DRINK
Omnipollo
Swedish brewing nomads Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin founded Omnipollo in 2010. Fentie, a homebrewing enthusiast and Grandin, an illustrator, graphic designer and one of the founders of Cheap Monday, take a unique approach to brewing that has seen...
STYLE
Midsummer +1
Applying a Futurist pattern to an ultra attentive cold-embossing technique, the designers behind the new leather accessories line Midsummer +1 give an old-world Bengali craft new shape. The brilliant leather clutches—produced by a fair trade...
FOOD-DRINK
Craft Beer London
As a city that created many of the world's greatest beers, London has seen its brewing industry take on somewhat of a downward spiral over the last 25 years or so. This is quickly changing, however, thanks to a number of curious individuals throughout...
DESIGN
Paper Nipple Tassles
London-based multidisciplinary artist Bert Gilbert marries DIY with a touch of S&M to create Paper Nipple Tassles—a crafty take on the ubiquitous burlesque accessory. Promising "more fun than you thought possible with paper," the simple cut...
FOOD-DRINK
London Craft Brew
Nothing goes better with a carefully constructed burger or a gourmet hot dog than an equally well-crafted beer. With London's independent food scene heating up, a number of local producers are creating brews to match this artisanal sentiment. Born...
DESIGN
The Originals Collection
Made in Amsterdam, The Originals Collection from Mujjo celebrates the understated but energetic nature of signature Dutch design, which Mujjo founder Remy Nagelmaeker describes as "contemporary and simple, but elegant and often innovative in shape...
FOOD-DRINK
Draw Coffee
Taking his belief that "coffee inspires creativity" to a literal level, Ben Blake documents his coffee journey in a series of doodles and sketches on filters, sharing his clever graphic narratives with a growing number of fans on his site, Draw...
DESIGN
Design: Paper
Edited by Austin-based creative collective Public School, "Design: Paper" gathers together some of the medium's more curious recent works, spanning the areas of identity, print, packaging, stationery and papercraft. The book explores the upside...
DESIGN
Busyman Bicycles
Known to the cycling community as one of the premier bespoke bicycle upholsterers around, Australia's Busyman Bicycles shines through custom craftsmanship in an industry salivating for specialized components. As the brains and braun behind the one...
DESIGN
Space Dog Piñata
Whether you delight in watching others struggle blindly to hit their mark, or you enjoy giving a papier-mâché animal a hearty whack, piñatas offer instant revelry for party-goers of any age. Designer Matt Singer recently gave the...
DESIGN
The New Classics
The resurgence of handcrafted objects has spread from fashion to electronics to spirits—you can listen to vinyl LPs while wearing reissued Levi's 1947 501s and sipping small-batch local bourbon in almost any city in America—but bespoke...
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