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Rapha + Bang & Olufsen: BeoPlay H6
Combining cycling and headphones doesn’t immediately sound like the safest or most practical idea, but when London-based cycling accessories- and apparel-maker Rapha and Danish audio technology pioneers Bang & Olufsen team up, it’s bound to be a...
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The Inaugural CH25: Celebrating the Next Generation of Innovators
As enthusiasts of creativity and innovation in all their forms, Cool Hunting has long been supporters (and fans) of individuals who are inventing the future. Today, we are very proud to announce the inaugural Cool Hunting 25 (CH25), presented in partnership...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Cornell Renames Institute After Carl Sagan Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots is being renamed the Carl Sagan Institute: The Pale Blue Dot and Beyond in honor of the late astrophysicist and former Cornell faculty member. After Sagan...
DESIGN
A Tom Dixon Takeover at NYC's The Store
Physical retail stores are no longer just places where credit cards get charged and items are purchased—online shopping satisfies those two requirements easily; but passers-by yearn for a place for interaction, discovery and being. Thus explains...
DESIGN
Marc Janssen and ICE International
Oftentimes called "the fifth wall," carpets play a hugely important role in interior decorating. Marc Janssen, one of the world’s foremost rug-makers, puts it simply when he says he loves “reading a newspaper and just sitting on it.” But, as an object...
DESIGN
Thousand Bike Helmets
Not everybody wants to wear a sleek, webbed bike helmet like pro riders. For many, that sporty design doesn't match their brand of everyday biking: running errands, grabbing groceries or cruising around the neighborhood. Gloria Hwang aims to overcome...
DESIGN
Minimalist Japanese and Taiwanese Homewares at Native & Co
The founders of new London interior design store Native & Co, British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro-Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung, met while studying at the Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. As part of the research...
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SCP Classics Collection
Since it launched in 1985, design company and retailer SCP has produced some of the most iconic pieces in British design. Now, 30 years later, the company is celebrating its heritage with the launch of the SCP Classics collection, set to debut at...
CULTURE
Square Nine Hotel, Belgrade
In a city known for repurposing abandoned buildings and transforming them from crumbling caterpillars into bright shining butterflies of contemporary style, it is unsurprising that what is now regarded as the chicest hotel in Belgrade was—until recently...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion editor, creative director, stylist and a mega-star in his own right, Nicola Formichetti embodies contemporary creativity. From collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diesel and Mugler, Formichetti has a unique and thoughtful approach...
CULTURE
2015 Pick Me Up Festival, London
This year’s edition of excellent London graphic design festival Pick Me Up had a slightly more commercial feel than last year’s, with a number of the upstairs studios and galleries offering multiple products beyond prints, and retailer Lazy Oaf showcasing...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2015: Incredible Mirrors
by Jill Singer What is it that makes the mirror such fertile ground for experimentation among designers? Is it its stubbornly unchanging material DNA? After all, is a mirror made from anything other than glass really a mirror? Whatever the case may...
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Experiencing Virgin's First-Ever Hotel in Chicago
Lifelong philanthropist and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has shaken up traditional industries with his adventurous spirit and design sensibility. His companies encompass everything from banking stem cells and future space travel to...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2015: Marni Mercado de Paloquemao
This year at Milan Design Week, Italian fashion label Marni (founded and led by designer founded by Consuelo Castiglioni) has turned its space into a visually stunning market. Inspired by Bogotá's famous Mercado de Paloquemao—a market full of bright...
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Giovanni Bianco's Say a Little Prayer
For his "Say a Little Prayer" project, graphic designer Giovanni Bianco, has re-imagined how we connect to the spiritual. The unique format, reminiscent of Bianco's Catholic upbringing, means prayers appear in decks of cards. Each system of belief...
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Elegant LED Lights by Buster + Punch
Upon walking into Buster + Punch's showroom, you'll notice motorcycles and whisky bars sitting alongside lighting fixtures, rose copper and steel candlesticks. The young London-based design studio channels a rock'n'roll atmosphere, drawing inspiration...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Confederate Motorcycles
Confederate Motorcycles prides themselves on using extremely considerate design to transform their bikes into super-charged, sculptural masterpieces. Founded on the concept of a mechanical singularity between man and machine, Confederate has pushed...
CULTURE
Arts & Foods at the 2015 Milan Triennale
Expo 2015 is rapidly approaching and the city of Milan is bubbling with energy and is ready to welcome the world. The main theme of the international exhibition is “Feeding the planet. Energy for life." with the majority of events from now to the...
DESIGN
Six Oddly Shaped Candles
These days, candles are more than just a source of light or a mood setter; they need to emanate complex fragrances and more. Simple wax in a glass just won't cut it anymore. We've scoured the world for uniquely shaped or housed candles that look beautiful...
STYLE
Photochromia: Sunlight-Sensitive Apparel
At the moment, companies seem eager to keep wearable technology constrained to a simple accessory around the wrist, but NYC-based wearable tech research studio The Crated, along with digital printing platform Print All Over Me (POAM), have grand...
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