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DESIGN
CHV: Kawasaki Building The Wheel
In our fourth and final piece from our visit with Kawasaki in Lincoln, NE we went to a smaller corner of their enormous plant. While probably the least glamorous of their products, their wheels may be the most practical and abundant. The company...
DESIGN
CHV: Kawasaki Jet Ski Assembly Line
The third video from our visit to Kawasaki's labyrinthine production facility covers their jet ski assembly line. Perhaps unknown to most water-faring hobbyists, constructing a jet ski is a rather complicated process involving a multitude of impressive...
FOOD-DRINK
Olmeca Altos Tequila
"The patience is in the fields," explains Olmeca Tequila's master distiller Jesus Hernández on our recent trip to their Jalisco distillery, where we learned firsthand how they produce their Altos tequilas. While the entire process is a genuine labor...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Aliki Kirmitsi
There is a tangibly refined and almost childlike simplicity about Cyprus-born, London-based set designer Aliki Kirmitsi’s images. Her goal—when approaching any project—is to, "create a space that is balanced and carries an element of surprise, weaving...
DESIGN
UrbanGlass
BAM's Harvey Theater now has a shiny new neighbor. Founded in 1977 by Richard Yelle and Joe Upham, the New York Experimental Glass Workshop—the country's first open-access glass studio—has bounced around from its original Great Jones Street location...
STYLE
Korshun Footwear
by Dora Haller Dutch footwear designer Anna Korshun creates leather shoes that don't require any glue or stitches. Almost magically constructed, the upper and outer soles are clicked together and then wrapped by a rubber layer that ensures a solid...
CULTURE
Lightning In The Hand
"It is American mythology—Westerns are our Greek mythology," says Joey Grossfield, director, writer and producer of "Lighting In The Hand," an independent film currently seeking financing on Kickstarter. Taking a turn in a different direction than...
CULTURE
Midsummer Night's Dreaming
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in a bid to explore how the Bard of Avon can take center-stage in today’s digitally interactive world, has collaborated with Google Creative Lab to produce a three-day, real-time performance of one of Shakespeare...
TECH
Interview: Sugarkane Studio
In the few short years since forming Sugarkane, Milan-based duo Nicolò Cerioni and Leandro Manuel Emede have come to work with some of the most esteemed names in entertainment. The passion with which they take on any project—from music videos to...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Zai
Our friends at Bentley Motors recently invited us to Disentis, Switzerland to take a behind-the-scenes look at the factory for Zai, a premier producer of high-end skis. Manufactured on a back street in the picturesque alpine village, the skis represent...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Grady's Cold Brew
When we first discovered Grady's Cold Brew we were delighted to have delicious, cold brewed, New Orleans-style coffee delivered weekly by a seemingly never-ending troupe of handsome young men. Since those early days Grady's has grown, expanding...
DESIGN
Luxury Production Vehicles: Mercedes-Benz GL350
After years of producing video behind the wheel of everything from a 15-passenger van to a cube truck, and shooting out the windows of innumerable Caravan and Town & Country minivans, we thought it might be interesting to see how some of the luxury...
CULTURE
Jonas Åkerlund at Liberatum
Liberatum, the global series of summits and seminars that celebrate creativity in its many forms, made a stop in Berlin to celebrate the opening of the new Soho House apartments. The program brought together great minds and big names like Stephen...
DESIGN
Kickstapants
Kickstarter helps get an array of independent endeavors off the ground every day. While many of these entrepreneurial projects revolve around the arts, we recently found two creative minds using the funding platform to up the underwear game. Each...
STYLE
Bonobos Premium Denim
Advertorial content: Having built a brand based on better-fitting pants, Bonobos recently sought out to rethink the five-pocket jean. For the Premium Denim collection the brand made sure to incorporate the Bonobos fit—marked by a more tailored...
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
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...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Zwilling Pro
Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently gave us the opportunity to stop by the factory in Solingen, Germany to see the production process behind their new Zwilling Pro knife series. The Pro, created by architect and designer Matteo Thun, signals the brand...
CULTURE
Rubber Tracks
With Chucks on the feet of countless lead singers, Converse's roots in rock 'n' roll go almost as far back as the genre itself, a tradition the brand is keeping alive with this week's opening of Rubber Tracks, a world-class recording studio open...
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