Cool Hunting Video: David Sena
Several years ago, we visited artist David Sena's studio to peep behind the curtain and find out about his unique process. Sena (who has given a few CH staff members tattoos in the past) creates large-scale artworks using an unusual method: the...
WA State Fire Lookout Project
Few places garner the type of awe and admiration for the abundance of nature like the great Northwest. While its cities continue to produce an impressive crop of creativity, its wilderness remains in part uncharted but ever-enchanting. To keep the...
BioLite CampStove Portable Grill
As a follow-up to the compact, safe and efficient CampStove, BioLite has made open-air cooking even easier with its new Portable Grill. Circumventing the dangerous hazards of open-wood fires—not to mention having to use liquid fuel or batteries...
Christopher Raeburn Fall/Winter 2012
British designer Christopher Raeburn's Autumn Winter 2012 collection looks to the future to present utilitarian pieces with a sharp sense of style. Raeburn presents two distinct lines for men and women, "Scorch" and "Freeze," adventurous collections...
The Burning House
"If your house was burning, what would you take with you?" That's the question that Foster Huntington poses in his blog, The Burning House. Readers respond to Huntington's question with a single image and the corresponding list of the items they...
Three Fire Starters
Whether it's a casual overnight camping trip or a die-hard weeks long expedition in the wilderness, fire is essential for successful survival or s'more making. While rubbing two sticks together or using a standard lighter might work, it can also...
The Looftlighter
Sick of grilled chicken tasting like lighter fluid, theater director Richard Looft made his first prototype by using a reversed vacuum to blow air onto a toaster filled with charcoal. When he saw that the coal was ready to use in just a few minutes...
The Halo
Industrial designer Piet Houtenbos re-imagined the chandelier as an elegant ceramic ring with six flames, dubbed "The Halo." Inspired by the movement to phase out the world's 60-watt incandescent light bulbs, Houtenbos—who played with fire...
David Sena Studio Visit
Destruction and ritual are forces of creativity to David Sena. At North Star Tattoo he pushes the boundaries of body art. In his studio, Sena uses fire, fireworks and gunpowder to burn complex patterns, lines and shapes on paper. "These forms of...