With education as its primary function, STEMI's hexapod kit teaches users how to build a six-legged robot and then program its movements. Of the many brain-expanding elements, a better understanding of 3D models and electronics' technologies are applicable...
Print All Over Me Launches 'Endowment for Extraordinary Design'
Since its incarnation, DIY platform Print All Over Me (PAOM) has been bringing the wildest ideas to life—design the bucket hat or neoprene trench of your fancy, no fashion degree or bulk order required. Not only do they do host collaborations with...
A Wilder Life
Since launching in 2011, Wilder Quarterly has been rousing genuine excitement about growing and gardening in people who typically encounter more software bugs than the natural kind. Nearly five years later, the print magazine (now on a bi-annual...
Recap: Satellite's Artist-Run Space at Miami Art Week 2015
If you're measuring in internet time, Miami Art Week 2015 is long over, but there was one show we can't get out of our minds—the inaugural Satellite Art Show. A brainchild of Brian Whiteley (founder of the now-defunct SELECT Art Fair), the brand new...
Pikkpack + Supermundane Shoes
Budapest-based Pikkpack offers a special kind of leather shoe: one that arrives at the doorstep in one flat piece, ready to be folded and sewn up with brightly colored shoelaces. Founder Sara Gulyas' careful design uses the least amount of material...
Interview: Graham Dunning and the Mechanical Techno Machine
Multiple layers of modified records rotate on the turntable. Some of the vinyl has been sliced and bent, while others have little nuts and bolts drilled in or are covered in stickers to blank out certain sections. A ring stand—normally used to clamp...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Nigeria's New Malaria Test Will Save Thousands of Lives The world’s first urine malaria test will soon be available in Nigeria, marking a major advancement in the battle against the disease. Like pregnancy tests, the malaria test uses a dipstick...
Viddy Camera
The Pop-Up Pinhole Camera Co. makes film-based photography a little more magical with Viddy: a build-it-yourself pinhole camera made from sturdy recycled card. Viddy works with both medium format and 35mm film and comes with everything you need—except...
Laurie Lee Custom Leather
As a statement leather jacket that's more personable than something straight off the rack, London-based Laurie Lee's one-of-a-kind pieces are an enticing option. She transforms quality vintage leather jackets found in secondhand stores and paints...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The History of The Leap Second If Tuesday felt like it went by slower than usual, that's because it did. A leap second was added to Tuesday's time in order to keep the Earth’s rotation in sync with the atomic clock. As NASA explains it, scientists...
DIY Furniture with a Few SNAPs
Spanish designers Maria Roca and Erika Biarnes of new company Be-elastic have come up with a creative way to help furniture keep up with our increasing mobile, space-conscious and environmentally-sensitive lives. Their first design, SNAP, is a...
Mouthfeel: A Punk Foodie Zine
There are really two reasons to buy a publication: content and presentation. There's something about Mouthfeel, a brand new food zine, that delivers on both in a truly unique way. At its core, it's a large-format zine (10"x16", perfect-bound, with...
Franc Bakon Patchwork Denim Jackets
Created in 2005 as a passion project by designer McKenzie Rose, Franc Bakon officially launches today, with their inaugural collection of denim jackets. In the spirit of true DIY culture, Rose sources all his materials from a variety of vintage and...
Animated Recipe: Shiitake Bacon
Almost everybody loves bacon. However, we can all agree that it’s not the best thing for us. Shiitake mushrooms, however, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Give Shiitake "Bacon" (a lower calorie substitute) a try—just like...
Parisite DIY Skatepark, New Orleans
Skateboarding's ever-growing popularity has led many urban planners to incorporate skateparks into the fabric of communities to much success. However not every city has embraced skateboarding, with some lawmakers brazenly overlooking the need for...
DIY Tips with Adina Grigore's Skin Cleanse Book
Demystifying skincare is often overwhelming, frustrating and expensive—with new miracle formulas and elixirs constantly being added to the inifinite list of "must-haves." And considering that most of these proclaimed panaceas don't even contain the...
Sandwichbikes + Van Gogh Museum
Though it was first conceived as a curious concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh nearly a decade ago, our initial introduction to the Sandwichbike came in 2013 during Milan Design Week. Shipped flat-packed, the predominately wood frame design is...
Kitterly Knitting and Crochet Kits
Worth more than $3 billion a year, the knitting and crochet industry is no laughing matter, and you'd be mistaken for thinking it's not high on Silicon Valley's list of things to update. As such, Kitterly is a DIY, tech-focused platform that matches...
A DIY 3D-Printed Speaker From Formlabs
After an almost $3 million round of Kickstarter funding in 2012 and a comprehensive, updated overhaul of their stereolithographic 3D printer two years later, Boston's Formlabs is debuting new software features for their Form 1+ that once again keep...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Aaron Draplin's Logo Tutorial Aaron Draplin—owner of Draplin Design Co and creative mind behind the popular Field Notes memo books—documents his design process in a tutorial showing just how much calculation goes into creating the simplest of...
Det Lilla Köksbryggeriet: The Little Kitchen Brewery
Craft beers are well and truly taking over the bar scene in the US and Europe, as an ever-growing number of microbreweries continue to educate and delight people with unusual lagers, ales and porters. But for the true beer connoisseur, it might be...
Daniel Arsham's Modern Pompeii in Miami
by Laura Feinstein Here at Cool Hunting we’re big fans of Daniel Arsham. In the last few years, the 34-year-old designer, architect and co-founder of Snarkitecture has worked with everyone from musicians Pharrell and Chromeo to famed choreographer...
Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors...
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