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Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival
There's something near-impossible about attempting surrealist, David Lynch-like energy in a film—and then still being taken seriously. And yet, "Buttercup Bill" lands that mood, successfully. From the magnificent writing and beyond; it's an aggressive...
TRAVEL
New Orleans' Rum-Centric Bar, Cane & Table
by Kate Beard Since opening last July, Cane & Table in New Orleans' French Quarter has garnered a lot of attention, cementing its place on the list of the city's best bars. And with its pedigree, it's no wonder. The brainchild of Nick Detrich...
TRAVEL
Birdbnb
Airbnb, a service just five years young, has rapidly become the largest lodging brand in the hotel industry and somehow, it's managed to fly under the radar for so many in the traveling world. The hugely successful, highly unconventional brand hosts...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2009: Top Five Cool Hunting Videos
With a couple trips to Brazil, the first in our word-of-mouth city tours and plenty documented at home in NYC, 2009 marked yet another banner year for our video series. Grafica FidalgaSince we aired this at the first 99% conference (a joint production...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Flavor Paper
by Michael Tyburski Bringing a dose of modern irreverence to old world decor, Flavor Paper screenprints wallpaper by hand in their New Orleans studio. This episode of our video series visits with owner Jon Sherman and tours the factory to learn...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: KK Projects
by Michael Tyburski Starting with a converted bakery in St. Roch, one of New Orleans' most neglected neighborhoods, KK Projects reimagines buildings ravaged by time and Katrina as site-specific artworks, one at a time. This video tours several of...
STYLE
Hope in the White House Tees
You may not have been able to get your hands on a ticket to Obama's historic inauguration taking place this Tuesday in D.C., but you can still show your support and sanguine sentiments for the new President with New Orleans artist Dan Tague'...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Sunpie Barnes
by Michael TyburskiNew Orleans musician Sunpie Barnes divides his time between playing accordion with his band, the Louisiana Sunspots, and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, where he's a park ranger. In this video, we get a taste of the...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Prospect.1 New Orleans Biennial 2008
Prospect.1 is New Orleans' first biennial and the largest-ever international contemporary art show in the United States. Similar in style and scope to Venice, the exhibit consists of site-specific art installations, as well as several galleries in...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Capsule Video: Billes Products International Design Contest 2008
For the inaugural video in our new series of mini-episodes, we're pleased to present a document of the New Orleans-based Billes Architecture's first-ever design competition. We were honored to be invited as a judge and, as you'll see in the video...
CULTURE
Clay Ketter: Gulf Coast Slabs
A show of new work by the American artist Clay Ketter opened in London this week at Bartha Contemporary. Ketter, who has lived in Sweden for over 20 years, is renowned for creating art works through the investigation of construction techniques. His...
CULTURE
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
Chronicling the lives of real people who lived through the hurricane and its aftermath, Brooklyn comic artist Josh Neufeld has created New Orleans After the Deluge, an online webcomic that captures the human comedy and tragedy of one the most devastating...
CULTURE
Green Project
A fresh take on disaster relief, the New Orleans-based Green Project is a positive approach to the deconstruction of damaged or collapsed homes and buildings. Rather than simply tearing the destroyed properties of new Orleans apart to make room for...
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