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Sempli + Joseph Ribic Bottle Openers
Best known for its stemless, virtually floating Cupa glass series, LA-based design house Sempli has devoted itself to creating products that combine simplistic functionality with what Sempli founder Daniele Semeraro calls an "Italian style and elegance...
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Studio Visit: AVO, Brooklyn
In the living room of a brownstone apartment on a tree-lined block in Brooklyn, designer Brit Kleinman uses non-toxic dyes to stain leather for a collection of striking rugs, which combine modern pattern-making with ancient materials and techniques...
DESIGN
Material Innovation: Product Design
A driving force behind innovation in all areas of design and technology is the development of new materials. Sometimes overlooked, this core tenet is given the spotlight in the upcoming Thames & Hudson release, "Material Innovation: Product Design...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Unknown Vivian Maier In 2007, a 26-year-old amateur historian named John Maloof paid $380 for a box of negatives and undeveloped film at an auction. Therein, he would discover the intimate, beautiful images of photographer Vivian Maier, a...
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Studio Visit: The Principals
What does a studio—one that turns out a broad range of projects that require attention to the most finite details as well as broad strokes and big picture ideas—need? Balance. And after what The Principals founders Drew Seskunas, Charles Constantine...
DESIGN
Gauzak Design
Few creative teams are aware of the impact of design as Gauzak, the trio working on the basis that design is undeniably present in every object and every moment around them. Gauzak Design was born in January 2011 when three Spanish designers from...
DESIGN
70% Table by Anna Þórunn
Whether it's a cookie factory turned into a hostel or, in this case, furniture inspired by candy, Icelandic design is often conscious of the country's collective sweet tooth. Driven by childhood memories of Reykjavik's old chocolate factory—...
DESIGN
L'Etagere-en-Bois
Seeing Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) students top international design competitions is nothing new. Most recently, the prestigious D3 Contest, part of the international furniture fair IMM Cologne, has awarded its first prize distinction...
DESIGN
Eagle Wolf Orca
After finishing a study-abroad program together in Milan, designer friends Emmet Rock, Fritz Riha and Marc Reisen found themselves missing the invaluable creative feedback loop that comes from working collaboratively rather than individually. With...
CULTURE
Interview: Jiminie Ha and Item Idem
by Laila Gohar "White Zinfandel is not a magazine about food, it's a magazine inspired by food" says Cyril Duval, a conceptual artist better known as Item Idem. The artist is collaborating with Chef Leif Hedendal for the release of White Zinfandel...
DESIGN
Low-Tech Factory
For its 14th edition earlier this month, Designers' Saturdays in Langenthal, Switzerland invited ECAL undergraduate and Masters students in industrial and product design to let their imagination run free while developing a series of machines exploring...
DESIGN
ECAL Yearbook
During last week's Swiss Design Days, Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne—more commonly ECAL—debuted "ECAL Diplomes 2012," a conceptual yearbook showcasing student thesis work from the past academic year. With sections devoted to everything...
DESIGN
Commemoration
Commemoration, a range of poetic capsules designed by recent Kingston University grad Greg Smith, preserves nostalgia in a tangible realm. Smith's elegantly crafted airtight vessels "preserve traces of personal scents to trigger memories" after...
DESIGN
Well Played
Advertorial content: Nothing livens up the night like a dash of friendly competition. The sophisticated host will know how to keep party guests on their toes, so in that vein Cool Hunting has picked a handful of ace party games for your next gathering...
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Eclectic by Tom Dixon
First introduced this year at Maison et Objet, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, a new line of accessories by the influential British design studio, officially launches mid-October 2012. The aptly named line comprises miscellaneous "decorative artifacts" molded...
DESIGN
Best Wishes Key
Putting the proper patina into the age-old ritual of flipping the bird, the Best Wishes Key is a solid brass key for doing just that. The clever, ironically named little trinket comes from the creative minds at Good Worth & Co. More than just a keepsake...
DESIGN
Antiatoms
by Matilde Angelucci Aránzazu Moreno B, Alejandra Salvatore and Sofía Uquillas are the founders of Antiatoms, a multidisciplinary studio located in Madrid. Since 2005, they have integrated their respective skills to develop projects focused...
TRAVEL
Bellroy Travel Wallet
Any seasoned traveler knows that a system for securely stashing credit cards, cash, tickets and a passport in one easy-to-access place greatly reduces stress while on the road. Unfortunately, this typically means wearing a bulky travel wallet around...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Knoll ReGeneration
Advertorial content: In our latest video we got to talk to the creative minds at Knoll about the latest addition to their Generation line of work chairs, the ReGeneration. Based on the original Generation model the ReGeneration strived to achieve...
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Rack360 by Naolab
Standing 80cm tall, Naolab's recently released Rack360 is a creatively arranged storage unit for small spaces. The 12 stacked drawers fan out like a spiral of steps that can rotate a full 360 degrees to accommodate any number of configurations...
TRAVEL
Almove
With backgrounds in architecture, landscape and graphic design, the minds behind DDP design studio have spent their respective careers observing the very intimate impact their work has on our everyday lives. From these undertakings DDP joined with...
DESIGN
New MoMA Store Items
Perpetually stocked with an exciting supply of functionally clever items, the MoMA Design Store is a never-ending source for curious shoppers. Each season the amped-up museum gift shop adds even more well-curated wares to its inventory, spanning jewelry...
DESIGN
Making It
While specifically targeting industrial designers, Making It: Manufacturing Techniques In Product Design makes a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about the production processes of nearly anything. Originally released in 2007, this...
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