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FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Chef Edward Lee
by Stephen J. Pulvirent You might remember Chef Edward Lee from his stint on Top Chef Texas, but that's hardly the most interesting thing about him. The Brooklyn-born chef actually honed his skills in some tough New York kitchens before a road...
DESIGN
Interview: Aiko Telgen
Almost completely hidden in a small, dark booth inside Zona Tortona's Temporary Museum of New Design, German designer Aiko Telgen presented Ion Lamps, one of our favorite finds at this year's Milan Design Week so far. The captivating Ion Two—the...
CULTURE
Interview: Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley spends a lot of time wearing headphones. He can be found late night in LA and around the world DJing everything from small exclusive events to massive dance parties. In his endless quest to keep up with new music and find vintage tracks...
CULTURE
Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii
by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with...
STYLE
Interview: Ethan Lipsitz of Apliiq
By Vivianne Lapointe Ethan Lipsitz founded the Apliiq shop to satisfy his obsessive fabric hunting habit and to encourage creativity in the average shopper by allowing them to apply appliqués to garments. Inspired by popular shoe brands like...
CULTURE
Interview: Christian Patterson
When Christian Patterson published his photo book "Redheaded Peckerwood" late in 2011, the immediate and explosive popularity caused both its first and second printings to sell out in rapid succession. Now the book's publisher, MACK, is releasing...
CULTURE
Interview: Diego Luna
by Andrea DiCenzo Best known for their daring performances as school friends in the 2001 Mexican hit "Y Tu Mamá También" (And Your Mother Too), actors and filmmakers Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal have championed in a new generation...
CULTURE
Interview: How and Nosm
by Vivianne Lapointe On 1 February, Raoul and Davide Perré AKA How & Nosm unveiled their latest body of work at Jonathan Levine Gallery's new pop-up at 557 West 23rd Street in NYC. You'll find the artists' signature reds and blacks as well...
TRAVEL
Interview: Nabil Sabio Azadi
Nabil Sabio Azadi is interested in a specific form of intrepid, personally connected travel. His new book, "For You The Traveller," is a painstaking work that combines personal anecdotes with a list of local contacts from around the world, culled...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2012: People + Photo Ops
You won't ever find a "Person of the Year" on Cool Hunting. We're influenced by too many people and meet more every day that keep us motivated to do and create. When we have the opportunity to interview—and, if we're lucky, to photograph—...
CULTURE
Interview: Eric McHenry
Sponsored content: In a high performance world, Braun creates innovative designs built to last seven years. For the Built to Perform series Braun profiles 15 innovative guys in an intimate look at their life passions and the unique objects of design...
CULTURE
Interview: Gwenaëlle Chassin de Kergommeaux
Created in 2004 by Gwenaëlle Chassin de Kergommeaux as an artistic outlet, GCDK De.Sign is an unconventional furniture design company started in Paris and is now based in Beijing. Chassin de Kergommeaux bases her work on careful research of...
DESIGN
Interview: Natasia Guo
In recent years e-commerce has been booming at light-speed in China. Shoppers have quickly become familiar with online wonderlands like Taobao that suck you in as you start looking for an air purifier, only to lose track of time browsing design replicas...
DESIGN
Interview: Renato Preti
In the panorama of Italian design, Discipline is one of the youngest and most interesting newcomers. Its motto, "beautifully designed, consciously made," underlines the ambitious goal to meld aesthetics with the consideration of environmental issues...
CULTURE
Interview: Jen Stark
by Vivianne Lapointe If you missed the jam-packed opening of Jen Stark's stellar solo show at LA's Martha Otero gallery earlier this fall, you're in luck—"To The Power Of" has just been extended for another month. Born in Miami and now based...
CULTURE
Interview: Laura Austin
by Vivianne Lapointe Photographer Laura Austin has many tricks up her sleeve. Based in San Clemente, California, she got her start as the online editor for Snowboarder Magazine, a gig that gave her the chance to travel and refine her craft in some...
CULTURE
My Life in The New York Times
As a New York institution and masterful painter, Ross Bleckner is a true artist. His time—much of it, anyway—is spent cut off, alone and hard at work in his studio in Sagaponack, NY. But he has always voraciously read the newspaper to...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Thomas Keller
When invited to The French Laundry, the answer, without hesitation, is a resounding yes. As a destination restaurant with a long waiting list, you never know when the opportunity will present itself again. American Express recently asked us to check...
TECH
Stukk
Stukk is a new computer stand that finds innovation in simplicity. Entirely conceived and produced in Italy, the design is modular, versatile and made of expanded PVC. The choice of the material makes Stukk resistant to chemicals and corrosives...
STYLE
Jacob Davis
Born in Riga, Latvia in 1831, Jacob Youphes changed his name to Jacob Davis when he moved to the US in 1854. After series of his businesses failed, Davis, a tailor, reverted to his original skills to make ends meet. A prophetic meeting with a customer...
FOOD-DRINK
Hedley & Bennett
by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper 
 At 19, LA-based chef Ellen Bennett moved to her native country of Mexico for four years to study restaurant administration. Now 25, she's back in California, working under chef Michael Cimarusti at the two-Michelin...
STYLE
Meghann Stephenson
For illustrator, writer, fashion designer and student Meghann Stephenson, the term DIY doesn't seem to cover it. While still attending Parsons full-time, Stephenson has established a well-received body of work and has opened an Etsy shop that serves...
CULTURE
Jeff Carvalho
Sponsored content: Jeff Carvalho has been at the forefront of new media since the Internet's golden age of staking out the digital frontier. Drawing on a DIY ethos rooted in indie zine culture, Carvalho has combined deft tech skills with a spot...
CULTURE
Forever: The New Tattoo
In part an examination of tattoo's notable rising stars, Nick Schonberger's "Forever: The New Tattoo" from Gestalten focuses on 16 of the industry's most innovative artists. From prominent names like Scott Campbell to underground talents, the work...
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