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Interview: Paul Budnitz of Ello
We've long been supporters of multifarious designer Paul Budnitz—we even collaborated on a Cool Hunting bicycle with the Kid Robot founder. So when he began telling us about his new project, Ello—an ad-free social network—last May, we knew something...
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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...
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The 19th Annual Webby Awards: Call for Entries
Now in its 19th rendition, the annual Webby Awards has again begun accepting entries. With five main categories—Websites, Online Film & Video, Interactive Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social—there's plenty of opportunity to get involved...
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Gothscreenshots Apparel
Anybody who has used a computer has surely experienced those programmed messages and icons that occasionally pop up on screens—from "Do you want to quit?" to "Something's not right" and the Chrome browser's dinosaur that appears when an internet...
DESIGN
15 Folds, a New Host for Original GIF Art
Of all the good things the internet has brought us—increased connectivity, the ability to look up anything anywhere, music streaming, weird animal videos and so on and so on forever—perhaps one of the most universally appreciated is GIFs. Starting...
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Offscreen: A Magazine Dedicated to the People Behind the Pixels
It's a universal truth that digital technology and the internet have inhabited major portions of our lives and economic systems. From keeping in touch to paying bills and even improving the world around us, technology is at the core of nearly everything...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Electric Eel and Open-Source Sex Toys You can never predict the wild and exciting results of a hackathon, and yet two UPenn students truly changed the game with "Electric Eel." This Arduino microcontroller-powered sex toy zaps waves of low...
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Paddles ON!
Although its main focus has been on contemporary art and design in the last decade, Phillips has never held an auction dedicated to digital art—until now. The historic international auction house partnered with Tumblr (undoubtedly one of the most...
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...
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
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...
DESIGN
The SuperCool
For many, choosing how to outfit their home has become as important as how they choose to dress. With people like Tom Selby showcasing interesting creatives' homes and work spaces, and thousands of Pinterest boards dedicated to home décor it...
FOOD-DRINK
Tasty Tweets
by Nestor Bailly For those who have ever wondered what their tweets taste like, students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design (CIID) have created a working prototype that represents data from the Twitter firehose in the form of...
TECH
Wordless Web
The endless stream of information available on the web can easily get clogged with an overload of messaging. To simplify your daily surfing sessions, former Google Creative Lab Creative Director Ji Lee—with the coding help of Cory Forsyth...
TECH
Cultural Differences
Recently presented at Rhizome's annual Seven on Seven conference, Aaron Swartz and Taryn Simon's "Cultural Differences" application culls the top six photos from a Google image search for a specific word in 15 countries, displaying a visual comparison...
DESIGN
Bureau of Trade
It all started with a search for a pair of whalebones—two of them, between five and seven feet in length—to be mounted on a wall. Michael Moskowitz wanted to display the rare pieces to spark discussion of conservationist efforts, but...
CULTURE
Sean Bonner
Sponsored content: Creator, activist and entrepreneur Sean Bonner assumes the cyberpunk intrigue of a character cast in a William Gibson novel one might say. As both a co-founder of L.A.'s hacker haven, Crashspace and regular contributor for BoingBoing...
TECH
OneReceipt
Timed to launch for today's Cyber Monday online shopping extravaganza, the new service OneReceipt provides a solution to keep track of all your proofs of purchase. Whether you have receipts from Black Friday, plan to accrue some more over the holidays...
CULTURE
Dream the End
Hastening to bridge the gap between traditional media's tendency to over-curate and the Internet's overflow of content, Melissa Jones has relaunched Dream the End, an online space for art, music, poetry and film. With a homepage curated by guest...
TECH
Curisma
The excitement of curated flash sale sites combines with community sourcing on Curisma, a new site for tech junkies and online shoppers alike. With a name that's a mash-up of the words curiosity, curated and charisma, the MIT start-up applies the...
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Clients from Hell
Web designers, those anonymous talents who help make sense of the sheer volume of white noise out there, are the unsung heroes of the digital age. The transition for many businesses is rarely seamless though—irrational behavior coupled with...
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