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Domino Set + David Shrigley
Australian knickknack shop Third Drawer Down is always full of weird and wonderful treasures—like DIY bubble gum kits—and their newest offering is a domino set donning doodles by Scottish illustrator (and regular TDD collaborator) David Shrigley...
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Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
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Fait La Force's Portable Checkers Set
Interested in unifying a culture of craftsmanship with positive intentions and outcomes, recently launched Fait La Force offers homewares and accessories made in Haiti by hand. The labor intensive, collaborative process is echoed in the brand's...
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Cool Hunting Video: Funland at the Museum of Sex
Giggling at every other word spoken by design duo Bompas & Parr, we were taken on a tour through their sex-centric exhibition-meets-fairground, Funland. The year-long exhibit, on show now at NYC's Museum of Sex, features (among other things) a penis...
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Osmo by Tangible Play
During the annual Toy Fair in NYC in February, between the Grumpy Cat plush dolls and temporary tattoos that sing and dance, we discovered a gem: an educational toy that makes use of the iPad in an unconventional way. Instead of being an app that...
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CH Gift Guide 2013
Gifts are easy, but really nailing it is difficult even for the most experienced perennial shopper. To avoid bestowing loved ones with shower gels from the mall or other generic sentiment, look to the Cool Hunting Gift Guide. A list we're updating...
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Anki Drive
Video games, by nature, have always existed in the virtual world. While no less real or engaging to players, gaming has largely been contained to screens—at least until now. Anki Drive fuses robotics, artificial intelligence and video game styling...
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Fraggle Rock Playing Cards
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson's beloved children's television program Fraggle Rock, Hollywood gaming parlor The Spare Room recently released a limited edition deck of Fraggle-branded playing cards. Known for subtly touching on...
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Studio Visit: Fredericks and Mae
When ascending the stairs leading up to Fredericks and Mae's third floor studio in Bushwick, you can smell the alluring scent of a wood shop from the first step. And once you enter inside the quiet but bright space, the fragrance becomes intoxicating...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Pins and Needles
In a large warehouse in Los Angeles, behind a massive rolling metal door, there is a room full of awesome pinball machines. A labor of love, Pins and Needles is a public arcade filled with privately owned pinball machines made available for everyone...
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Belkin ThunderStorm
The iPad's rear-facing speakers have become a common gripe for users looking to match audio with the tablet's quality display. While some of the more low-tech solutions can help, few truly improve your experience like Belkin's new ThunderStorm. Billed...
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Puxxle
Growing up, sisters Luisa and Catarina Lente were as fascinated by classic jigsaw puzzles as they were by complex virtual games like SimCity2000. Drawing connections between the pixels that made up their online worlds and the pieces of their favorite...
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Well Played
Advertorial content: Nothing livens up the night like a dash of friendly competition. The sophisticated host will know how to keep party guests on their toes, so in that vein Cool Hunting has picked a handful of ace party games for your next gathering...
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Bird Bingo
London's Magma Books gives new meaning to bird calling with a handsomely illustrated bingo set featuring 64 of the world's most exotic feathered friends. Tapping RCA grad Christine Berrie to bring Bird Bingo to life, Magma's take on the classic...
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Conjuring Arts Playing Cards
We visited Bill Kalush last year and learned about the Conjuring Arts Research Center—his hidden library of rare texts and artifacts related to the history of magic. The center is also a community hub for the occult, publishing the biannual...
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TheGoodLife! Dominoes
Representing a community of photographers, writers and other creatives, NYC-based boutique creative agency TheGoodLife! curates content, events and campaigns for both established and fledgling companies. As part of their constant quest to bring this...
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Famous Objects from Classic Movies
A companion to the immensely popular website of the same name, "Famous Objects from Classic Movies" is an iPad app that keeps you guessing. Users are presented with simple silhouettes of iconic images from different films, which they must guess...
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Self Aware App

 In a new app from Dingle LLC, the iOS gets overtaken by a rogue program by the name of STU. The Security enhanced Turing-complete Universal program (STU) has turned from beneficent security program to hostile AI unit bent on controlling your phone...
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POP
If you've ever wondered what it's like to shoot down bomber planes, race a Ferrari in a Volvo or fly a space ship while on acid, POP might offer the insight you need. The mind-bending experimental video game consists of what it calls "a series...
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Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines
Six years ago two young friends from Moscow were reminiscing about a favorite stand-up arcade game from their youth in the late '80s and early '90s. Few are aware of the fact that while the Soviet Union was in its final days, its military factories...
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Three New iPhone Photo Apps
A slew of photo applications for iPhone have rolled out recently, bringing a bit of competition to the Instagram-dominated scene. From professional features to creative image destruction, the following apps continue to expand the capabilities of smart...
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Funnybone Toys
A new line of games from Funnybone Toys looks to the design world as inspiration. The three innovative card games, Array, Cubu and Spectrix, build off of the color spectrum, sequencing and counting to create engaging children's activities. While...
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Playtime Appcessories
With additional reporting by James Thorne Realizing that competing with the popularity of smartphones and tablets is a game they've already lost, toy manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate apps and devices into their product experience. New...
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Numberlys
A charming interactive story app from Moonbot takes a pre-linguistic dystopia as the setting for a adventure tale about the invention of the alphabet. Following Moonbot's first story "The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore," Numberlys also...
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