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Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press
When upstate in Newburgh, NY recently, we visited Thornwillow Press headquarters. Founder Luke Ives Pontifell (who started the company in 1985 as a labor of love) guided us through his diverse collection of printing processes and presses, as well...
TECH
Cool Hunting Video: NYU Fluid Dynamics Lab
The concept of flight has always held humankind's imagination captive—yet making that concept a reality continues to baffle even the most ingenious innovators. We recently got a few insights and a lesson in aerodynamics from NYU Professor of Mathematics...
FOOD-DRINK
Breville Oracle Espresso Machine
Given time and the proper tools, it's not difficult to learn how to make an exceptional cup of coffee—but to do it consistently, time after time? That's the real trick. In this instance, the Breville Oracle aims to save the day. The recently released...
CULTURE
Interview: Kent Bakke of La Marzocco
Named after the fiercest predator of the animal kingdom, La Marzocco—which translates to lion in Italian—is aptly known for their roaring, state of the art espresso machines. But at the factory in Tuscany, things are anything but savage—the staff...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Dig This
For our latest video we snuck away from the bright lights and big money of the strip and made our way to Dig This in Las Vegas, NV. Their unassuming office sits next to a large dirt lot, vacant except for a line up of bulldozers and diggers which...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Drawing Machine
During a recent visit to Maison&Objet 2012 in Paris we came across a neat and simple toy from the London based company All Lovely Stuff. Their super analog drawing machine uses a felt pen and simple tools that are assembled with a rubberband and...
DESIGN
Postalco Wheel Printer
Designers are typically inspired people, and those who have a natural talent can often spot a creative use for even the most familiar object—like the wheel, for example. Such is the case for Postalco's imaginative co-founder Mike Abelson...
TECH
Tango E5 Autonomous Mower
Mowing the lawn ranks among the most onerous of weekend tasks. Seeking to provide respite to landscapers everywhere, industry giant John Deere has introduced an autonomous lawn mower called the Tango E5—a sleek and quiet machine designed for...
TECH
Brain Pulse Music
In the wake of last year's devastating tsunami, artist Masaki Batoh sought to address the emotional wreckage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The multi-talented Batoh has combined two decades of acupuncture work with his career as head...
CULTURE
M.A.D. Gallery
The collective group of timepiece innovators and artisans at MB&F have created a new way to showcase their yearly masterpieces alongside some of the world's most equally elaborate pieces of kinetic art in Geneva's recently opened M.A.D. Gallery...
CULTURE
Xie Molin
One of the highlights of a recent trip to Beijing was discovering the work of Xie Molin, a locally based artist who is currently part of the "Beijing Voice" group show at Pace Gallery Beijing. Xie's process involves three phases, which begins with...
DESIGN
Patrick Stevenson-Keating
Setting up shop at Designersblock in a relatively quiet spot in the vast London Design Festival, Patrick Stevenson-Keating managed to avoid the clamoring masses on opening night. What he may lack in promotional capabilities he more than makes...
TECH
Digital Apollo
In Digital Apollo, MIT professor of the history of engineering David Mindell plumbs the archives at the university in order to explore the tenuous relationship between man and machine during the Apollo landings. While machines had long defined human...
CULTURE
Mark Allen
Sponsored content: Catering to "overambitious amateur enthusiasts," Machine Project conjures up an idiosyncratic fusion of classes and workshops that masterfully craft pedagogy out of the infinite realm of possibility. Hosting a range of workshops...
FOOD-DRINK
Citrocasa Fantastic
Citrocasa, the Austrian juicer barons, have finally made their premier juicers available stateside. Having dominated the commercial juicer market in Europe, they've released a new, significantly smaller product intended for small businesses and residences...
DESIGN
Schema
So intricately drawn they are seemingly plucked straight from the imagination of a mad scientist, artist Justin Amrhein's works will give you a pretty good idea of what that might look like. Currently on view in a solo show dubbed "Schema", Amrhein...
DESIGN
R2B2
StudioMontag, an open association of product designers and students who met at Germany's Bauhaus-University Weimar, share an interest in transforming daily life into something incredible. A brilliant illustration of their creative thinking, the...
TECH
Blest Machine
While denaturing plastics is a relatively common practice, the compact Blest machine simplifies the process to a "safe to use at home" degree. Claiming to be the safest, cleanest and most user-friendly form yet, inventor Akinori Ito's portable...
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