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DESIGN
Hugo Passos Cork Wedge
Just in at the Jasper Morrison shop is a simple household item made immediately covetable. Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward...
CULTURE
Complements Portrait Project
When artists (and real life couple) Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski decided they wanted to collaborate, an idea arose that allowed them to explore their symbiotic relationship. Having long complemented each other's independent work, and with both...
TECH
Lumu iPhone Light Meter
Considering that the light meter is one of the most essential tools for photographers—film and digital alike—it's quite a surprise there aren't better options available for the amateur shutterbug. Lumu, launched on Kickstarter today, promises to...
STYLE
Cap-Sac Visors
When we first discovered Cap-sac, our dork sides fell in love with their fanny pack hats decked out in retro neon hues. Since then, the company has branched out into hats for kids and actual fanny packs. Looking ahead to summer 2012, the company...
STYLE
Cycle Style vs. Cycle Chic
The North Atlantic Ocean may take hours to cross by plane but when it comes to the infiltration of bicycle culture—and specifically, the urban cycling aesthetic—the distance ceases to exist. Case in point: as we were busy attending the...
TECH
Cultural Differences
Recently presented at Rhizome's annual Seven on Seven conference, Aaron Swartz and Taryn Simon's "Cultural Differences" application culls the top six photos from a Google image search for a specific word in 15 countries, displaying a visual comparison...
CULTURE
Melanie Willhide
Sometimes life, as with art, takes an unforeseen turn down a path we would have never intentionally traveled, forcing us to see things differently. LA-based photographer Melanie Willhide seems to have experienced the phenomenon more often than one...
TECH
Three New iPhone Photo Apps
A slew of photo applications for iPhone have rolled out recently, bringing a bit of competition to the Instagram-dominated scene. From professional features to creative image destruction, the following apps continue to expand the capabilities of smart...
CULTURE
Photo LA 2012
Photo LA was sprawled across the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with as much bustle as the city itself. Wandering through the labyrinth of pop-up exhibitors, those that stood out most conveyed a strong cinematic narrative with a sense of humor...
CULTURE
African Photography from Bamako to Cape Town
For its 15th anniversary Paris Photo will celebrate African photography with a unique anthology of emerging and established photographers at the Grand Palais. The sweeping four-day exhibition, dubbed "From Bamako to Capetown," offers real insight...
DESIGN
Vintage Automobiles at Pebble Beach 2011
Pebble Beach is to vintage automobiles what the Superbowl is to football and Art Basel is to art fairs. The group of events, anchored by the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, include shows, auctions and races each presenting the most celebrated works...
CULTURE
110 Stories
The destruction of the World Trade Center towers was indisputably a massive loss for every American. For lifelong New Yorkers, however, something else was lost. The beauty that the twin towers added to the New York skyline is irreplaceable, and the...
DESIGN
Skye Parrott
As the daughter of an art photographer, it never occurred to Skye Parrott to take up photography as a career herself. Though she grew up around cameras, Parrott thought she was going to major in political science. "I thought I was going to law school...
TECH
Cinemagraphs
Whether showing how to drop your pants or adding creepy slow-lidded blinks, animated GIFs perhaps come the closest to capturing the true essence of a moment—what photographic technology has often struggled to achieve since the first recorded...
CULTURE
Mini Photo Box
For the next two weeks people passing through Berlin's Kurfürstendamm shopping boulevard will notice a giant campaign from Mini, telling them "It's Personal." The BMW offshoot is hitting Germany's capital with an interactive Photo Box, a booth...
CULTURE
Haunted Houses
Photographer Corinne May Botz' imagery teases out the human relationship with the supernatural. In her latest show at the Kennedy Museum of Art, photos from Botz's "Haunted Houses" series are on display as part of the collection "Shadows and Phenomena...
CULTURE
Nine Eyes
Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman pores over thousands of Google Maps Streetview images, amassing the most intriguing assortment of real life literally captured on the road. Publishing a book in 2009, Rafman continues to explore how—like an...
CULTURE
Station To Station Reissue
Ground control to Bowie fans—the iconic singer today re-releases his legendary tenth studio album Station To Station with a web-based scavenger hunt to promote it. Simply gather all nine images of The Thin White Duke from around the web (starting...
FOOD-DRINK
A Visit to The Macallan
One of the great pleasures of creating content for Cool Hunting is searching out interesting stories to tell. Sometimes we're lucky enough to be given access to the people who make all kinds of wonderful things and the seldom-seen aspects of how they...
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