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Studio Visit: Belle Helmets
Danielle Baskin first popped up on our radar as the artist who was painting the easily recognizable (and for those from the Northwest, iconic) PDX airport carpet patterns onto bike helmets. Evidently, she paints a lot more than that (though these...
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WEDDINGS
JEWELRY
Hidden Message Necklaces
ID necklaces move to another plane with Beth Macri's Hidden Message Necklaces. Macri originally moved to New York as a structural engineering consultant for the High Line. Today, she designs jewelry using skills and techniques garnered from her engineering...
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CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Fortune Cookie Baby Booties
As if babies weren't already lovable enough, these tiny fortune cookie slippers from Sushibooties take extreme cuteness to the next level. Handmade from plush fleece, these little booties have no-slip soles and arrive in their own Chinese takeout container...
STYLE
Young Czech Shoe Designers
by Adam Štěch There is a fresh new wave rising in Czech fashion. Relatively young names have come onto the scene, and several new events have been established to showcase their work. In recognition of the talent, we've gathered three exceptional fashion...
DESIGN
AtFAB
Expanding the idea of open-source projects into the realm of furniture, architecture, design and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher's AtFAB collection includes chairs, tables, desks and even bed frame plans with adjustable dimensions. To encourage...
STYLE
J. Hilburn Suiting
As those of us in the northern hemisphere offload shorts and T-shirts into storage, it's time to start looking for tailored jackets to brace the changing weather. J. Hilburn—a leader in made-to-measure menswear—has introduced a slew...
FOOD-DRINK
Hedley & Bennett
by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper 
 At 19, LA-based chef Ellen Bennett moved to her native country of Mexico for four years to study restaurant administration. Now 25, she's back in California, working under chef Michael Cimarusti at the two-Michelin...
TECH
Jambox Remix
When something is modular and colorful creative-types can't help but mix and match parts. As fans of the Jawbone's Jambox since its launch, we have a few here at CH HQ and are guilty of dismantling and reassembling them in different colorways. With...
DESIGN
CH Zambia: Barker Performance Products
For our first Cool Hunting Edition travel experience we brought 24 friends and readers on safari in Zambia. Over the course of eight days CH Zambia guests experienced the wonders and wildlife of Africa with a few surprises from our brand partners...
DESIGN
TheGoodLife! Dominoes
Representing a community of photographers, writers and other creatives, NYC-based boutique creative agency TheGoodLife! curates content, events and campaigns for both established and fledgling companies. As part of their constant quest to bring this...
STYLE
Truth Art Beauty
As the concept of customizable skincare moves online with greater sophistication than what could be found at traditional beauty counters, we were intrigued to test the new bespoke line by Truth Art Beauty. The company—created by two friends...
DESIGN
HHI Ninety-Two
Built from a beefy 2007-08 Triumph Bonneville body, Hammarhead Industries' new Ninety-Two model falls firmly in line with the bad ass, bare-essentials aesthetic HHI has effortlessly grown to own. Originally designed and built as a one-off for...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: DL Skateboards
It's well known that hiding behind the facades of many buildings in Brooklyn, NY are an endless array of companies producing artisanal pickles and locally designed clothes but rarely can you wander down a street to find a product being made out on...
STYLE
3x1 Denim Solution
Scott Morrison's SoHo store 3x1 is a denim-lover's dream, allowing shoppers to create their own pair of bespoke jeans, or customize a limited edition pair from one of their existing patterns. We interviewed Morrison last summer when the store opened...
CULTURE
My Little Pony Project 2012
The magical world of My Little Pony (MLP) brings delight to everyone from school-age girls to grown men (we're looking at you, "Bronies"). This weekend the My Little Pony Project 2012 will debut at LA's Toy Art Gallery with customized 18" ponies...
TECH
Wantful
Options for online gift-giving are by no means scarce. Going beyond the basics of easy browsing and affordable shipping, CEO John Poisson founded Wantful with the intention of making the process even more intuitive, creating a rare blend of curated...
DESIGN
Child's Own Studio
Be it a bunny or a bear, there's often at least one special toy that a child clings to for security, without which their world—and their parents'—might swiftly crumble. Creative mom Wendy Tsao sets out to strengthen that relationship...
STYLE
Bottega Veneta Initials
Bottega Veneta joined the personalization club today with the launch of their Initials line at a five day pop up shop within their Milan showroom during the city's busy design fair, and online through a specialized Initials site. Their trademark...
DESIGN
Rad Rides
As motocross became an increasingly popular sport in 1960s Southern California, boys wanted to emulate their favorite riders, and began hacking together bicycle frames. Realizing this potential gap in the market, Schwinn created a bike that would...
DESIGN
The Art & Sole Cortez iD Project
From designer Anton Repponen's completely transparent silicon trainers concept to Cole Haan's LunarGrand hybrid wingtip kicks, the myriad of visions for Nike running shoes seems infinite, particularly when put in the hands of a few crafty artists...
DESIGN
Ian Sklarsky
When Brooklyn-based artist Ian Sklarsky isn't directing music videos like Luciana's Betty White-inspired dance track "I'm Still Hot", he can be found staring peacefully at the subjects of his abstract blind contour drawings. Originally from Chicago...
STYLE
Vim Beget Jewelry
Seattle-based Vim Beget makes jewelry and accessories with a vaguely antique aesthetic, blurring the barrier between past and present. Each piece of burnished silver is finished with rusted steel, affording it its own unique look and feel—the...
DESIGN
Rory Dobner
Smoking fish, gun-toting octopuses, cupcake-eating lizards—these are just a few of the anthropomorphic animals portrayed in the intricate ink drawings by the eccentric British artist Rory Dobner. His ingenuous penchant for animals and maximalist...