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STYLE
Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
FOOD-DRINK
Clapton Craft Beer
East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Amsterdam
Much like the city's compact urban landscape, Amsterdam's creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act "normal"—yet...
TRAVEL
Word Of Mouth: Grünerløkka, Oslo
by Emily Millett Oslo is officially one of the most expensive cities in the world. And although it is intriguingly enticing in all of its icily organized and spotless Nordic beauty, when a cup of coffee can set you back around $20, you'll want to...
DESIGN
10 Corso Como, Shanghai
Shanghai already counts one millionaire in every 175 people, and a new plan to expand the city's free-trade zone will boost investment and reinforce its identity as one of the biggest trade hubs in China. Thanks to its recent surge, Shanghai—sometimes...
DESIGN
The Aviary
by Sam Bovarnick In Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, on an unusually cloudy summer evening, CH visited Ken Mitchell’s creativity shop The Aviary. Stepping into The Aviary is a joyfully discombobulating experience. The shop is maybe 10x10 ft and is...
CULTURE
"Genius Nicolai" by Nir Hod
Located just four doors down from Paul Kasmin's white cube space on 27th street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood sits a quiet jewel-box shop that serves as the ever-evolving home of the gallery's newest venture, the PK Shop. Now, almost two years...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Columbus
Places like Portland, Vancouver or Copenhagen may be the first that pop to mind when thinking about cities whose residents successfully combine a progressive attitude with a laid back approach to life. But slowly sneaking onto the scene is Columbus...
CULTURE
Art Story
One of the things we've always loved about Story—Rachel Shechtman's ever-changing store in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood—is that every iteration is a story in and of itself. Her latest venture is Art Story, a concept shop created with the...
DESIGN
The Goodhood Life Store
by Sabine Zetteler Five years ago, East London was blessed with Jo Sindle and Kyle Stewart's hybrid clothing store and creative space, in Hoxton's quiet little Coronet Street. Today, their Goodhood Store provides the primary reason to walk down...
CULTURE
The Tappan Collective
by Alexandra Reed The Tappan Collective is now a go-to site for discovering and collecting original artwork and limited edition prints by a hotbed of emerging artists at an affordable price. The online shop is enhanced by a myriad of engaging digital...
DESIGN
Interview: Sebastian Kaufmann
By Paul Cantagallo It all started with a stapler. Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann Mercantile, a Brooklyn-based online store specializing in all things beautiful, functional and durable, had been working in film production in Los Angeles for seven...
TECH
Grand St.
With the constant evolution of goods in the consumer electronics market, it makes sense to have an online store focused on highlighting these creative advances. Enter Grand St., a new members-only site peddling the latest gadgets at a discounted...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Paris
On a recent trip to Paris we had the chance to see a first-time visitor fall in love with the City of Lights. Crashing with locals, our group took the obligatory (but no less bewitching) trips to bistros, cafes, cathedrals and grand museums—but...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: The Sure Ship
Spoiler alert—today is the last day to purchase a gift online at most retailers and still receive it in time for Christmas. While several shops have already closed their digital doors, we've scoured the Cool Hunting gift guide to find an array...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Beijing
The never-ending urban highways, the pale and empty grandeur of Tian'anmen Square, the heavy traffic and the mantle of dust which is just occasionally swept away by the bitter winds from Mongolia—these don't necessarily make China's capital...
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
We're Revolting
by Vivianne Lapointe "We're Revolting," a new pop-up installation at Creatures of Comfort, is LA-based blogger Su Wu's golden opportunity to translate her popular website, I'm Revolting, into something concrete. Earlier this summer, Wu was commissioned...
CULTURE
Bad for Me
"Bad for Me," a pop-up shop that seeks to explore the complexities of what is considered harmful, opens at the Shizaru Gallery in London's Mayfair this week. Curated by Grey Area, the shop presents objects without judgment to allow audiences to...
DESIGN
Making Things Story
In yet another stellar iteration of Story, Rachel Shechtman presents "Making Things," a temporary concept store focused on the act of creation. Part retail experience, part educational series, Story partnered with GE to debut "GE Garages," a community...
DESIGN
J. Glinert
When you ask East Londoner Tom Budding to tell you about the selection of items in his newly opened shop, his face lights up. Stocked with a handsome assortment of practical goods sure to delight any discerning adult, J. Glinert is Budding's professional...
DESIGN
Table of Contents
Table of Contents, a recently-opened concept shop in Portland, Oregon, is a quiet refuge within the bustling Old Town neighborhood. Located just off Burnside Street in Chinatown, Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro's new venture is a welcome departure...
STYLE
Seawall
A hybrid between a retail and gallery space, Seawall is home to Portland, Maine's first pop-up shop and also its newest clothing line. Founders Daniel Pepice, Sara Lemieux, Thom Rhoads and Brook Delorme opened Seawall this spring with the hope to...
DESIGN
African Lookbook
Just two summers ago, Aaron Kohn was a Cool Hunting intern eager to make videos about Africa. His passion for the continent was impressive, to say the least, so we couldn't be happier to see that he's now channeled his fervor into an online marketplace...
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