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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...
TRAVEL
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...
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...
TECH
The Lovie Awards 2012
Now in their second year, Europe's Lovie Awards are quickly gaining momentum with a jam-packed program based around meaningful recognition of achievement in the interactive fields. In an awards-heavy industry, The Lovies—sister to the US' Webby...
STYLE
Cycle Style vs. Cycle Chic
The North Atlantic Ocean may take hours to cross by plane but when it comes to the infiltration of bicycle culture—and specifically, the urban cycling aesthetic—the distance ceases to exist. Case in point: as we were busy attending the...
CULTURE
Fashion-Focused Museum Exhibits
With the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week in full swing in Europe right now, groundbreaking style is taking center stage on more than just the runways. While "Fashion in Italy: 150 Years of Elegance," celebrates the country's long-term evolution in...
TRAVEL
Cash Passport
Since borrowing a London-based friend's credit card in order to use the communal bike system in Paris a couple summers back, I've been curious about less-complicated solutions to the lack of "chip and PIN" credit card technology available in the...
STYLE
Hentsch Man
With incredible attention to details, Hentsch Man was launched four years ago when its founders Alexia and Max failed in their quest to find the perfect white shirt. Their initial line was promptly snapped up by discerning men also sharing the same...
FOOD-DRINK
Boscolo Hotels Room Service
Typically unappealing lists of overpriced fare, most room service menus take the idea of an indulgent vacation impulse and translate it into soggy, cold meals. The European Boscolo Hotel Group, however, aims to change the game from dull to delectable...
TECH
2009 Ferrari 599XX and Maserati Gran Turismo
Kicking off this year's New York International Auto Show last week, we attended the U.S unveiling of the new Ferrarri 599XX and Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic at Ferrari's Park Ave showroom. Both were originally exhibited at the Geneva...
DESIGN
Tielen Perpetual Calendar
We love the Tielen Perpetual Calendar for its simple design and, well, perpetual usefulness. Apparently some folks in Sweden liked it too recently awarding the prototype a European Design Award last week in Stockholm. Graphic designer Sander Tielen...
TECH
Mindset Six50: Electric/Solar/Gas Hybrid Car
A new auto industry start-up, Mindset hopes to help change our gas guzzling ways by introducing the Six50, a new Li-Ion battery powered electric/gas hybrid that reportedly gets 800 kilometer (496 miles) per charge and tank. Rooftop-mounted solar panels...
DESIGN
Bagjack x Beinghunted Messenger Bag 1-B
Bagjack, well-known for their utility bags in Europe and Japan, collaborated with our friends at Beinghunted to create the 1-B Messenger bag back in 2005. This year, they reissued it for the holidays, but bigger! In fact, it fits a shoe box plus...
STYLE
Browns Focus London and Acne Jeans Stockholm Swap Up
It's one thing swapping clothes with a friend to extend your wardrobe for a while, but it's quite another swapping clothes stores with a like-minded brand to extend your reach to another country. That's what London store Browns Focus...
TECH
Telefonplan Tower
Standing proudly in the Stockholm suburb of Midsommarkransen, the 10 story, 72 meter tall Telefonplan tower—built and used by Ericsson for many years—stood as the center of their corporate campus and served as...
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