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DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: HHI V7 Wayward
Built to accomodate the daily commute or a bare bones cross country ride, the V7 Wayward from Hammarhead Industries is your minimalist's dream motorcycle. Unveiled in late January of this year and based on the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, the V7 Wayward...
CULTURE
FDR Skatepark: A Visual History
In the early 1990's skateboarding had found a special place in Philadelphia, Love Park. Kids young and old traveled from around the world to skate its pristine ledges and infamous fountain gap. And while the struggling skateboard community embraced...
DESIGN
HHI Ninety-Two
Built from a beefy 2007-08 Triumph Bonneville body, Hammarhead Industries' new Ninety-Two model falls firmly in line with the bad ass, bare-essentials aesthetic HHI has effortlessly grown to own. Originally designed and built as a one-off for...
DESIGN
New Aging
If design is about problem solving, the stereotypical nursing home—sterile, isolated, generally depressing—is perhaps one of the institutions most in need of an overhaul. In an effort to change traditional retirement living, Architizer...
CULTURE
Dufala Brothers: Trophy
I'd never heard of Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala, two brothers producing art together under the moniker Dufala Brothers, until yesterday when Amy Adams, director of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, sent me a couple of jaw-dropping images...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Alex Da Corte, Artist
Drawing on found objects (and people), kitsch and the banal, Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte makes multimedia work that belies its material origins. This video visits his studio/apartment and his recent gallery show at Fleischer-Ollman to...
CULTURE
Jayson Scott Musson: Too Black for B.E.T. Episodes I & II
From cover to cover, Jayson Musson's collection of broadsheet posters teem with racial stereotypes, crude sexual references and more than a few people relieving themselves on other people for a bit of offensive humor. But behind all the dick...
CULTURE
Jon Krause
With a folio that includes some of the world's most reputable publications, Philadelphia native artist Jon Krause has been causing waves in the art world for intelligent illustration and cutting-edge creations. CH caught up with the Tyler School...
STYLE
Ubiq
A new home for the best in retro-mod and limited-edition men's shoes, Ubiq, has just opened on Philadelphia's Walnut Street. Designed by Rafael de Cardenas, the optically stimulating store vibrates with black-and-white patterns, intense and...
STYLE
Wolf and Pack
Amsterdam based Wolf and Pack believe that the t-shirt is an instrument to incorporate art into everyday life. Born from two veterans of the street scene, Julian Lynn (New York) and Gabriel Hunter (Philadelphia), their T-shirts blend hard-edged design...
STYLE
Moonblood Superhero Tees
Philadelphia t-shirt makers Moonblood's latest features angular shapes that evoke the lightning bolts of action hero costumes. The hand-drawn graphics are filled in with finely-detailed patterns that look as if they were culled from around the...
STYLE
Melanie Bilenker
Made using strands of her own hair, Melanie Bilenker creates brooches, pendants and rings featuring delicately-rendered everyday scenes. A graduate of Philadelphia's University of the Arts, Bilenker's work is inspired by the Victorian tradition...
FOOD-DRINK
John & Kira Chocolates
Known for pioneering "Project Mintpatch," a student run urban garden at schools in Philadelphia (and more recently Chicago), John & Kira Chocolates put their socially-conscious values and commitment to quality at the forefront of what...
CULTURE
The Roots: Game Theory
Undisputedly the premier live hip-hop band in the world, much of the Roots' well-deserved reputation has been earned on stages around the globe—but in the studio they have been less consistent. On the heels of their seventh album...
CULTURE
Dalek vs. Blacklisted EP
Like the difference between reading a blog and reading a magazine, listening to mp3s (even with a feature like Coverflow) doesn't compare to owning an actual artist-designed 12". The first in a series of picture discs produced by Free News...
CULTURE
Blaine Fontana: Lineage Show
Blaine Fontana (you may remember him from a Scion) will be having his very first solo exhibit on the east coast, opening this evening in the city of brotherly love—Philadelphia. As his largest installation show to date, it will feature original...
STYLE
Moonblood
Drawing on Native American and Egyptian imagery, Philadelphia-based Moonblood tees are the handiwork of RISD alum and former Urban Outfitters/Free People designer Amy Eldon. Made in small editions, her hand drawn graphics are in keeping with Moonblood...
STYLE
Fireworks Tee
German-born artist/designer Nick Paparone, who is also co-founder and curator of Philadelphia's Black Floor Gallery, created these festive Fireworks. Printed with a five-color enzyme wash on both sides of a classic black American Apparel tee...
STYLE
Print Liberation
Philadelphia-based design studio Print Liberation carries a line of tees, prints, and accessories that will make any font nerd swoon. Printed on American Apparel, we like the layout and concept of the "Don't Give Up" tee, which avoids...
CULTURE
Toilet Tricycle Race
Just because the moment has passed, does not mean it isn't worth mentioning. For example, The Toilet Tricycle Race kicked off the annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe on September 2nd. The event was created and organized by...
STYLE
Nike SB Jim Houser
Nocturnal, a skateboard shop in Philadelphia. For more info about how this skater/artist got to design for Nike SB go here.
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