Simple in composition but beautifully complex up close, Gem Rings by Legier + Livaudais present vibrant stones in substantial settings. They're more than just pretty: gems like the sustainably farmed, striped Red Abalone is said to evoke harmony and...
Cool Hunting Video: Art of Cardistry
For the third video in our Lincoln Hello Again Series we traveled to Los Angeles, CA to spend a few days with Dan and Dave Buck, twin brothers with a shared passion for magic. Interested in illusion from a young age, the pair are not typical performers...
Cool Hunting Video: Magician Doug McKenzie
For the second video from our Lincoln Hello Again Series, we spent several days with an enchanting man. Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world's premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug's interest...
The Ultimate Deck
A bewitching collaboration between branding agency Stranger & Stranger and renowned magicians Dan and Dave, the Ultimate Deck is a set of 54 playing cards a year in the making. Each card in the deck features a custom illustration that relates to...
Crafted in the fashion of the traditional Tarot de Marseille, this handcrafted 22-card deck is a labor of love by Russian artist Alexander Andreev. Rendered in watercolor, these silver-edged, gilded cards mimic the magical tarot decks of the Middle...
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...
Scarlett Hooft Graafland
Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland chooses to produce work in remote locations where the inhabitants have been forced to adapt to the natural conditions rather than the other way around. For her it is not about being where only very few people...
Four Innovations in the 2013 Mercedes Benz SL
On a recent California tour with Mercedes-Benz I stopped by their Design Center in Carlsbad to preview the all new 2013 SL. At first glance the the completely redeveloped SL's aesthetic is both pleasing to the eye and the touch. The superlative...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Conjuring Arts Research Center
by Greg Mitnick Nestled in a hidden location in midtown Manhattan, the Counjuring Arts Research Center is ground zero for illusionists and historians alike. The Center provides a range of services, publishes scholarly journals, and teaches hospital...