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House of Colunga Jewelry
Somewhere between mysticism and extraterrestrial fashion, Stephany Colunga built the eponymous House of Colunga, from which she produces her bewitching and surprisingly earthly jewelry line. Founded in Chicago in the spring of 2014, Colunga specializes...
STYLE
Great State Camerawear
In March of 2013, we discovered Great State Strap Company, makers of leather camera straps. Now, nearly a year later, Gary Tyler McLeod's modest operation has rebranded as Great State Camerawear, with new designs and updates on all originals. Still...
CULTURE
Leave Earth Behind: "The Universe is a Small Hat"
It's not extraordinarily uncommon to dream of packing your belongings, jumping on a spaceship and leaving Earth far, far behind. Motives may differ, from a hope to escape a planet polluted by unpleasantries, to an insatiable desire for adventure...
FOOD-DRINK
Inspired Bites Cookbook
The word "catering" often conjures images of bowties, pigs in blankets or gaudy silver chafing dishes. Seeking to break out of that mold, chef Bob Spiegel and designer TJ Girard joined forces to create Pinch Food Design, an innovative approach to...
DESIGN
The Handpoker by Death at Sea
Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. Death at Sea designer Matt Cavanaugh created the one-piece construction in stainless steel so it...
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
Pure Fix Keirin Duochrome Pro Track Frame
One of the great joys (or rather, necessities) of cycling is maintaining your bike. From the basics of changing a tube to truing wheels to changing a chain, there's no better way to learn bike maintenance than building your own machine from the frame...
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Build Your Own VIDDY Pinhole Camera
It's been over a year since the wild success of UK-based artist Kelly Angood's "The Pop-Up Pinhole Project"—a Kickstarter initiative, for which she proposed a camera that buyers assemble for themselves, from card stock. It was innovative, beautiful...
CULTURE
Sound System Culture
Mention sound system culture to anyone in the UK and they'll probably associate it with Notting Hill Carnival, the annual two-day celebration of Anglo-Caribbean culture on the streets of West London. However, a new book published by One Love Books...
FOOD-DRINK
Hella Bitter's Craft Your Own Bitters Kit
Almost two years ago we tried out Hella Bitter's all-natural craft bitters and found them to be a refreshing, premium alternative to mass-produced and (at the time) better known products. What began as a hobby for the Hella Bitters team ultimately...
CULTURE
Off Piste: Neon Daze and Winter Waves
Four years ago, burnt out on the way mainstream snowboarding was headed, artist and professional snowboarder Corey Smith turned to his Lake Tahoe garage/studio for refuge. Here, he founded Spring Break Snowboards, an art project aimed at bringing...
FOOD-DRINK
Naked Homebrew Labels
When it comes to homebrewing, often the only option for marking each concoction is the old sharpie-on-cap method. While going label-less makes reusing bottles and lids easier, "naked" containers are a surefire path to confusion. Garage Monk offers...
DESIGN
Makr App
Brooklyn-based creator Ellen Johnston was among the many rising stars at Cool Hunting's Pitch Night last month, and her digital concept shone just as bright as the many physical objects we admired. With iPad in hand, Johnston shared her app-in-the...
FOOD-DRINK
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining
In 2010, a former Kentucky rooftop moonshiner joined forces with the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Kings County Distillery was born; the first of its kind in New York City since the national alcohol ban of the 1920s. Kings County...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video: Pizza Moto
If you have meandered through Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, or any other major food-focused event in New York City in the last few years, you may have noticed some funky looking ovens pushing out delicious pizzas. The proprietors of these trailer-based...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Hot Wheels Design Studio
Sponsored content: A recent voyage to El Segundo, California, brought us to the doors of the Mattel headquarters. Inside, we were given the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Hot Wheels design studio, and spent some time with the head...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Rick Owens Step Team In a drastic departure from what you would expect during Paris Fashion Week, designer Rick Owens replaced traditional runway models with a team of "plus-size" step dancers. From challenging the norms of classic aesthetics...
CULTURE
"Outside The Lines" Coloring Book
The best creative tools have the power to appeal to all ages. Case in point: "Outside the Lines," a coloring book curated by Souris Hong-Porretta, featuring over 100 works of art by an equal number of contemporary artists, designers, illustrators...
FOOD-DRINK
Woodpile BBQ Brisket
Living in a city like NYC it's often easier to eat out than spend the time and energy cooking. And, for some of us, the most gourmet meal we're qualified to cook is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For those of you wishing to cook up a proper...
FOOD-DRINK
Making Mustard with Brooklyn DIY Supply
Brooklyn DIY Supply is trying to convert you. Bex Ames and Elissa Stanton—the duo behind behind the starter kit company—want you making soap, bitters, pickles, massage bars and lip balm, and they're doing a bang-up job of it. Providing aspiring...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Superba Coffee
In the first of our videos to air at this year's 99u conference we took a trip to Torrence, CA just outside of Los Angeles to talk to the folks behind Superba Coffee. Through the boom of independent coffee roasters Superba stands out for their incredible...
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