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Intern Magazine
Getting your foot in the door in the creative industry is not an easy feat. With economic fluctuations in recent years and people retiring later and later, paid opportunities for recent graduates are harder to come by. Far from accepting an unpaid...
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Source Material
Inspiration is one of the most interesting and mysterious aspects of creativity. It's those sparks that ignite the creative process which are the focus of Source Material, an upcoming exhibition due to open during Milan Design Week. One of the most...
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Cool Hunting Video: Carlo Giordanetti of Swatch
On a quiet afternoon at the Whitney Museum of American Art, we had the opportunity to meet with Swatch Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. While exploring the Robert Indiana exhibition, Giordanetti shared his process of collaborating with contemporary...
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Interview: Steven Vogel of Black Lodges
Whether or not you're familiar with the name Steven Vogel, it's more than likely you've ogled his work in one field or another; be it his pioneering music and menswear blog, his expert projects for big shots like Burton and Levi's, or his brazen...
STYLE
Gentlemonster
Vintage-inspired eyewear isn't a new concept by any stretch of the imagination, but Gentlemonster reworks the classics with an emphasis on innovation. Buddy Holly specs and brow line glasses take on a modern edge with sleek angles whereas changeable...
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Handmade Valentines
While some bitterly cast off the romantic holiday as nothing more than an excuse to consume, Valentine's Day is a great way to remind people how special they are. We tapped some of our favorite creatives to see how they make the holiday unique...
STYLE
Lilian Asterfield
"I'm a sucker for odds and ends," says Boston-based fashion designer Nicole Deponte. So when she inherited a trash bag full of one-of-a-kind vintage neckties in 2009, what started "as a happy accident"—an experiment with a belt—"grew into...
DESIGN
Four Creative Calendars
While the new year may have already rang in, the glass-half-full contingent would say there are still still 360 days left to enjoy a curious calendar. We found four designs that break away from the standard wall calendar to help make 2011 a little...
TECH
Crayola ColorStudio HD
The excitement of attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show often has us feeling like giddy school kids, with its overwhelming display of new technology and gadgets. For 2011 this sentiment is seemingly right on with today's announcement of...
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R.A.D.
An aptly-titled children's zine, R.A.D. (aka Read and Draw) gears its publication toward creative children and their parents in Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Park Slope neighborhoods. Each clever issue takes up a particular seasonal or educational...
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Gifts Inspired by Amy Sedaris
In celebration of the resourceful comedian's upcoming appearance at the Cool Hunting pop up Monday, 20 December 2011—where she will sign her book "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People" from 7-9pm—we've selected items from our Gift Guide...
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An Interview with Michael Stipe
When we found out that Michael Stipe was visiting Levi's photo workshop in NYC to conduct a project of his own last Friday, we of course headed down to learn more. There within the tall white walls of the former gallery, dozens of young creative types...
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Detroit Lives
The history of Palladium boots has always been one of exploration. Originally started as a tire brand in 1920, Palladium was known for tires so advanced that most European military aircrafts used them for their fleets. However, when the end of World...
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Home Sweet Home
Tucked away in LA's fascinating enclave of Highland Park is THIS, an up-and-coming gallery that has been steadily making a name for itself. This month features Home Sweet Home, a six-day exhibit showcasing the work of five young artists riffing on...
STYLE
Klik Klik
Science meets art in Klik Klik, Al Kelly and and Kellar Williams' new magnetic jewelry kit. Setting themselves apart from similar brands that came before them (like Magnetik Distractions and the gift set), Kelly and Williams take form as seriously...
TECH
Creator 2011 Giveaway
The Roxio Creator 2011 media suite brings photos to life with its first-ever set of tools for capturing, creating and sharing 3D photos and videos on a PC. The program works with both content captured on a stereoscopic camera or standard 2D device...
STYLE
LimoLand
Jean "Johnny" Pigozzi, the larger-than-life personality behind LimoLand, says the line of clothing and accessories is for "rich old men." Combining a candy-hued palette with classic styles and quality materials, if Pigozzi is talking about grandpas...
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The Media Disconnect
"Art in advertising? Why would anyone do that after Warhol?" The joke may come from the most recent episode of Mad Men, but the punchline is just as clear in Carl Burgess' video for "Drugs"—Ratatat's latest single off their album LP4. Composed...
TECH
IPhone Camera Accessories
The iPhone 4's new five-megapixel camera and HD video capability makes capturing snapshots and footage on-the-go easier than ever. A bounty of applications and accessories out there help you get the most from the smartphone's camera functions, but...
TECH
Annamika
Arguably one of the most entertaining iPad apps we've come across, the Annamika kaleidoscope provides optic stimulation for inspiration, to cure boredom or as the ultimate stoner pastime. Choose any of ten preset images or one from your iPad's photo...
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Oh Comely Magazine
Committed to the promotion of "people and their quirks and their creativity, rather than money and what it can buy," the newly-launched magazine, Oh Comely aims to elicit conversation and communication about creativity today. The work of artists...
TECH
Inspirataur
Kick mental blocks and brain blusters to the curb with the new Inspirataur iPhone app. The fun digital service—created by Seattle-based film collective The Beta Society—generates bursts of inspiration designed to get creative juices flowing...
DESIGN
27Letters
Advertorial content: With digital media operating at a constant fever pitch—mostly fueled by the constant stream of recycled content—it's difficult to sift through the masses to find the most relevant, original information possible...
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