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Miami Art Week 2014: Splatters, Drips and Drops
There's most likely thought behind every minute detail within an artist's work—even if that stray droplet or bleeding line feels more like the product of chance. At this year's Miami Art Week many pieces embraced—even celebrated—the chaos of fluidity...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes
Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip...
CULTURE
Scene, by All: Miami Art Week 2014
There are two verifiable facts pertaining to every Miami Art Week: first, no one can make it to everything; second, someone managed to capture what you missed and put it up on Instagram. That makes the week-long, multi-fair event a perfect fit for...
CULTURE
Daniel Arsham's Modern Pompeii in Miami
by Laura Feinstein Here at Cool Hunting we’re big fans of Daniel Arsham. In the last few years, the 34-year-old designer, architect and co-founder of Snarkitecture has worked with everyone from musicians Pharrell and Chromeo to famed choreographer...
DESIGN
Miansai Swiss Movement Men's Watches
In addition to furthering their beautiful core watch designs, today, Miami-based accessories brand Miansai has upgraded their insides with a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement. This latest line, the M12 Swiss, comes in stainless steel and PVD copper...
FOOD-DRINK
Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants
You don't have to be lost in the Everglades of South Florida to find value within "Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants." A well-researched, beautifully presented documentation of 39 delectable plants found within the area and beyond...
CULTURE
Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction and the Fabricated Image
Nylon threads and neatly erupted charcoal bits take over Miami's Zadok Gallery in "Fiction and the Fabricated Image"—an exhibition that opens this weekend by the South Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk. The show explores the interplay of nature and civilized...
CULTURE
C#CKFIGHT
Screening at this year's prestigious Slamdance Film Festival (in the Anarchy Shorts category), "C#CKFIGHT" is a nine-minute long mind-bending and voyeuristic exploration of a sweat-soaked back-room brawl. Born and bred in Miami, filmmaker Julian...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Color Chaos
There are over 16 million noted colors and artists have long sought to capture several—if not most—of them. Even Pantone's GEO system is composed of 2,058 new solid colors. Options are limitless, combinations even more so. Across last week's art...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2013: Glass
Of all the materials put to use and on display during Miami's art extravaganza, we saw several shimmering, shiny—but also innovative—works utilizing glass. Fragile, see-through and with the ability to morph light and color, it's as multidimensional...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds
From the earliest noted iterations of art—paintings upon cave walls—to today's cat-obsessed internet, animals have provided the inspiration behind culture of all kinds. We are awash in imagery of beasts and birds and domesticated pets. But during...
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Miami Art Week 2013: Dove Allouche
As part of Art Basel's "Positions" program, selected galleries are invited to present the work of a single artist. As part of this year's program, Parisian gallery Gaudel de Stampa presented an ethereal series of photographs by French artist Dove...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2013: Brazil ArtFair
A new fair has entered the landscape of Miami's ever-expanding art week. Opening today, 4 December 2013, the Brazil ArtFair is housed in a spacious 25,000 square foot exposition tent, located near the Wynwood Art District. There, 15 Brazilian galleries...
CULTURE
David Datuna: Viewpoint of Billions
Melding enough types of buzzworthy gadgets to make any technologist drool, NY-based artist David Datuna's new multimedia piece "Viewpoint of Billions" is likely one of the first pieces of art to be specifically created with Google Glass. Building...
CULTURE
#PostModem
Just two years ago we were drawn to an up-and-coming Miami filmmaker Lucas Leyva, and his annual hub of creativity, the Borscht Film Festival. It comes as no surprise that Leyva, who helms the festival, would appear on our radar again; this time...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Miami
Sponsored content: Since its historic years as a military fort, a flourishing Art Deco capital and an exciting rush of Cuban and South American culture, the bright city of Miami is now home to some of America's most impressive minds in fashion...
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Announcing Lexus Stand Out City Guides
Sponsored content: It's no secret that the staff at Cool Hunting are fans of seeking out new experiences. From our own backyards to cities across the globe, we're always on the lookout for the best food, shops, museums, culture and outdoor activities...
OUTDOORS
Road Trip: Key West
When it's time to trade in the South Beach scene for more secluded sand, hop onto US-1 South for a seaside, scenic three-hour drive to the historic southern most city in the contiguous US. The archipelago that runs from the mainland of the Florida...
FOOD
Harry's Pizzeria
Tucked in the Miami Design District, Harry's Pizzeria offers casual, simple yet high-quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. A wood-burning oven grounds the restaurant and its menu, with 10 hand-tossed pizzas making up the bulk of the daily fare. Harry...
CULTURE
Wolfsonian Museum
Since opening in 1986, the Wolfsonian has become Miami's must-see museum on the beach. A division of Florida International University and a Smithsonian Museum affiliate, the Wolfsonian is known for its impressive collection of 180,000 works, which...
HOTELS
Raleigh Hotel
Of the many South Beach hotels, only the Raleigh truly continues to channel the bygone glamour of South Beach culture with its opulent and relaxed atmosphere. Conveniently located in the heart of the area, it's discreet enough for those seeking a low...
FOOD
Michael's Genuine
This favorite design district bistro serves a simple menu of locally sourced and organic fare in a laid-back atmosphere. Despite its casual ambiance, James Beard award-winning chef and founder Michael Schwartz delivers a seasonal menu of innovative...
SHOPS
The Webster
Created by a trio of French fashion veterans, The Webster offers a well-edited collection of of coveted men's and women's labels like A.P.C., Visvim, Osklen and many more. Located inside the eponymous Henry Hohauser-designed Art Deco hotel, the 20...
Miami
A sparkling melting pot located at the bottom tip of Florida, Miami is an exciting playground with international appeal. From its historic Art Deco glory days in the 1920s to its current position as the home to Art Basel, Miami has always been way...
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