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TRAVEL
Photo Essay: From Fjord to Farm in Norway
On a recent visit to Norway, we toured the country from Oslo to the home of Jarlsberg to the western fjord lands, stopping at dairy farms along the way. After a remarkably sunny day in Oslo at the Snøhetta-designed Operahuset, we headed for the country...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Bill Cunningham, in His Own Words Many notable people have shared what it's like to be photographed—and starstruck—by Bill Cunningham (Anna Wintour once said, "We all dress for Bill") but Cunningham in his own words is a heartwarming and emotional...
FOOD-DRINK
Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company
by Emily Arden Wells Chances are, you're drinking wine wrong. It's likely that you do not even know what it's really supposed to taste like. We aren't talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
FOOD-DRINK
Inside the Uniquely Norwegian Home of Jarlsberg Cheese
Year after year, Norway consistently tops “Best of” lists in a wide variety of categories. From healthcare to education, the fjord-laden Nordic nation of just over five million people often scores top honors thanks to rich natural resources and...
TRAVEL
Obonjan Opens with Music, Wellness, Art and More This July
Fun fact: if you're based in London, Croatia is only two and half hours away by plane (same amount of time as London to Paris by Eurostar). Now, creating even more reason to visit the Eastern European country is Obonjan: a private island experience...
CITYGUIDES
Paris
There's no doubt Paris—lovingly known as La Ville-Lumière—is one of the most romantic, charming cities in the world. When visiting, there are globally recognized must-see spots for checking off the list; ascending the Eiffel Tower, touring the Louvre...
TRAVEL
Casa Bonay, Barcelona
by Ross Belfer There’s no denying Barcelona’s status as a mecca of brilliant architecture, art and design. If Gothic and neo-classical architectural edifices, clandestine, ornate gardens and awe-inspiring museums isn’t already enough, the timeless...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain
The perfect size to discreetly fit into your wallet, Herb Lester Associates' three-book set, "How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain," ensures you will always order correctly—and avoid feeling embarrassed or offending your waiter while traveling...
CULTURE
The Lovie Awards Sweepstakes
While the judges contemplate the entries for the fourth annual The Lovie Awards (the European sister to the Webby Awards), those who are interested now have a chance to be at the event in person, which will take place in London on 11 November 2014...
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Word of Mouth: 7th District, Budapest
by Anya Lawrence In the midst of a cultural upheaval, Budapest is rapidly becoming the vibrant creative mecca of Central Europe. Its plentiful offering of baroque thermal baths and classically beautiful architecture alongside a bevy of superb yet...
CULTURE
Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography
by Laura Feinstein Nordic countries aren’t known for their mild climates. Whether it’s the near-mythic winter darkness of the Scandinavian “polar night," or the periods of 24-hour light that characterize the Midnight Sun, this is a region of stark...
TRAVEL
Rapha City Cycling Guides
Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides...
DESIGN
The 3rd Annual Lovie Awards Finalists
After a second year of successful media partnership, Cool Hunting is excited to share the finalists for 2013's Lovie Awards. As the European sister to the US-based Webby Awards, the Lovies honor the brightest and most daring minds in the digital...
CULTURE
Innovate Like A Misfit
Kyra Maya Phillips, the co-author of the upcoming book "The Misfit Economy," encourages readers to think like pirates, gangsters and hackers when approaching business. While researching and writing the book, Phillips spent a couple of years delving...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Jaguar F-Type
Design matters at Jaguar, but the British car-makers have only recently evolved their overall aesthetic. A few years back, when they unveiled the Jaguar C-X75, we got a glimpse of where the creative direction was heading for the sportscar facet...
CULTURE
Interview: Spencer Tunick
Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined...
DESIGN
"Design Feeling" and Neo-Transitional Objects
by Stefano Caggiano Everyday objects shape our lives into cognitive patterns. Often, however, these objects are ill-designed. Design thinking is then called in to untangle the not-always-coherent running of our object-related routines. However important...
TECH
Enter The 3rd Annual Lovie Awards
After last year's successful partnership, Cool Hunting is happy to return as media partners once again with Europe's Lovie Awards. A sister to the US' Webby Awards, The Lovies are the only pan-European award recognizing organizations for outstanding...
TECH
Boddie Smartwatch
As we continue to grow more and more attached to technology, the weight of social relationships and ever-connectedness builds with it. While we all seem to subconsciously know the downside of this lopsided relationship, few of us do anything to address...
TRAVEL
36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe
With thousands of years of history and art, as well as a multitude of restaurants and shops to consider, planning a trip to Europe can be a monstrous task. To help, The New York Times has again come together with Taschen to create a book based on...
STYLE
High Fashion Low Countries
Over the last year or so a number of smaller nation players in the global fashion game have gotten a creative boost from new cultural institutions funded by their respective government organizations. In the Netherlands, a new venture called High...
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