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ART:I:CURATE
Art—thanks to the internet—is becoming more democratic and accessible than ever before. There are already numerous online platforms, like Artsy, which use the web to full advantage and encourage users to discover and experience art. Things are getting...
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Gertrude Salons
Kenneth Schlenker—a French-born tech entrepreneur and ex-Google employee—isn't the most predictable person to disrupt New York's stolid art scene. Several startups have tried to bring the art world online, mostly by creating marketplaces for buyers...
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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...
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3D Printing Gift Card
Shapeways, the Etsy of 3D printing, offers over three million custom-designed products from community members. Bestow the person who is hard to please with a Shapeways gift card, where he or she can shop for everything from bicycle cufflinks to a typographical...
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1xRUN
by Nicole Rupersburg When you picture an art collector, the image that comes to mind is potentially that of a snooty high-society type fawning over the latest million-dollar piece from whichever artist is currently in vogue, rather than a mustachioed...
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The Tappan Collective
by Alexandra Reed The Tappan Collective is now a go-to site for discovering and collecting original artwork and limited edition prints by a hotbed of emerging artists at an affordable price. The online shop is enhanced by a myriad of engaging digital...
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The Ride Gallery
There seems to be no shortage of interest in surf culture recently. While not all of us are gifted with natural surfing ability, the draw to the sport's free-spirited culture never seems to fade. For both legit surfers and casual enthusiasts looking...
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CH Gift Guide: The Sure Ship
Spoiler alert—today is the last day to purchase a gift online at most retailers and still receive it in time for Christmas. While several shops have already closed their digital doors, we've scoured the Cool Hunting gift guide to find an array...
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Dispose Issue 04
Offering an unedited glimpse into the lives of four strangers each month, online photography journal Dispose distributes disposable cameras to people around the world to do with them what they may. The rules are simple: the whole roll must be shot...
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Vimeo Tip Jar
In the wake of their successful redesign our friends over at Vimeo are launching an exciting new tool and announcing another for the near future. Vimeo has always focused on providing its users with an exceptional level of customization options...
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Saatchi Online
On 18 July 2012, Saatchi launched the world's largest online exhibition—not a hard claim to make given that most web-based art shows are greeted with little more than raised eyebrows. Still, "100 Curators 100 Days" may very well reshape the...
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Reading
Whether you're an information junkie or just someone with little time for filtering through the surplus of online content, Reading is designed to help. Founded by Max Fenton—online editor of McSweeney's "Believer" magazine—and Greg Leppert...
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Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Two
Back in November 2011, we announced our partnership with the subscription service Quarterly Co., which offers users the chance to receive gifts in the mail from a roster of design-minded contributors four times per year. For the second shipment...
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Quarterly Co.
by Miranda Ward Founded by Zach Frechette, Cofounder and Editor of Good magazine, Quarterly Co. is a new subscription service delivering a batch of gifts handpicked by a cast of creative contributors. Like the four-year-old "object based publication...
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Online Watch Shopping
With the launch of their editorially-driven online shop, Park & Bond not only became the most recent retailer to adopt the "curated' approach, but with it introduced a vintage watch store that makes it easy to find that ultimate man's accessory. Here...
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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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Fathom
Only a few short months after its debut earlier this year, online travel hub Fathom has expanded its scope of original travel-related tales to include essential tips for planning trips to unfamiliar cities. The visually-pleasing site is filled with...
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ByKenyan
ByKenyan's Kenyan Lewis has more than an exceptional eye for antiques. Together with his partner Grace Kelsey, the two live and breathe the Americana lifestyle—from their beautifully rustic home and interior design projects to prop styling...
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wonderMode
Although Playboy is regularly associated with a "less is more" approach to fashion, its former Global Licensing Senior Vice President and Creative Director, Aaron Duncan, has proven otherwise with his virtual marketplace for luxury fashion and accessories...
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Of a Kind
Seven months ago, college friends Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo launched Of a Kind, the first retail site on Tumblr and "online art gallery for emerging designers." Since the explosive debut, the site has racked up thousands of followers, unsurprisingly...
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Fab.com
Fab.com, the latest entry to the online curated sale and design space, offers daily design inspiration and up to 70% off retail prices on a wide range of design products including furniture, home accessories, technology, entertainment, lighting...
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Exhibition A BookShop
Building on its model of selling affordable limited-edition artworks produced by marquee names in the art world, yesterday Exhibition A launched its newest extension, BookShop. Comprising one-of-a-kind or limited-edition monographs, the books contain...
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MyGeneration
In today's digital workspace, a good chair has become essential for those without in-office masseurs to soothe the cricks and cramps that come from prolonged periods at a desk. To really understand how people use their chairs at work, Knoll launched...
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Trim The Waste of Fashion
Like Kickstarter for socially-minded projects, Yoxi (pronounced yo-see), an online platform to propose solutions to social issues, encourages activism by introducing a competitive element. After teams create pitch videos on Yoxi-identified problems...
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