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Silo: The UK’s First No-Waste Restaurant
by Ananda Pellerin Chef Douglas McMaster has a vision: he wants to eradicate waste from the commercial food preparation process. This might seem profoundly uninteresting—but it’s nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s what I call a pre-industrial...
STYLE
Wintervacht Revives Decades-Old Blankets as Wool Coats
Upon a first look at Wintervacht's brightly hued wool coats—from plum purple and canary yellow to curious patterns that evoke lava lamps or colorful chess boards—it's almost impossible to believe that in their past life, these coats were old blankets...
STYLE
The North Circular's First Book: A Good Yarn
by Caroline Kinneberg Marking five years since friends and fellow models Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton launched their luxury ethical knitwear brand The North Circular, the duo recently released the book "A Good Yarn." The designs in the book...
CULTURE
Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"
The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is...
FOOD-DRINK
Counter Culture Coffee Holiday Blend
During the cold, dark days of winter, coffee becomes even more necessary than usual. While you can find a passable cup of Joe on nearly every corner in NYC, we at CH HQ prefer to brew our own, taking the opportunity to try the latest beans from our...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2014: Fresh Staples
Our previous look at this year's London Design Festival highlighted a few select newcomers for 2014, but equally exciting are the shops, satellite fairs and institutions you come to count on during any city's annual design week. Below are some of...
STYLE
Sans [Ceuticals], Potent Natural Skincare from NZ
When shopping around for new skincare products, the choices can be overwhelming. Day, night, SPF, oil-free, wrinkle-free, exfoliating—such words clutter up the vanity table, and are often more confusing than clarifying. Bringing things back to basics...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia's agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada's answer...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Nine
We created this edition of Cool Hunting's Quarterly with Africa on our minds. Inspired by the sun's potential to power our world in ways both big and small, we partnered with two innovative brands implementing solar power in inventive, intimate ways...
TRAVEL
Giraffe Manor, Nairobi
by Kelly Phillips Badal Set on 12 acres of private land within a 140-acre indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor is an ivy-covered 1930s colonial mansion-turned-hotel, with stunning art deco interiors to match. But the true stars of this classic Kenyan...
TECH
Electric Waste Orchestra
In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument...
FOOD-DRINK
Smash Cup
by Chérmelle Edwards Ben Melinger was at a coffee shop when he came up with Smash Cup—an idea to hopefully lessen his (and others') coffee cup footprint. Combining functionality with eco-friendliness, Melinger takes to Kickstarter today with his...
CULTURE
EcoStation:NY's Farm-In-The-Sky, Bushwick
Between the blocks of stunning graffiti in Bushwick lies a newly renovated building that will soon become a community center named Mayday. Located steps from the Jefferson stop on the subway's L line, the space at 214 Starr Street will host a bar...
STYLE
Earthy Yak Wool Products by Norlha
In the Tibetan language, "norlha" means "wealth of the Gods," and is used by many local nomads in reference to their yaks, which are among the most important resources of the Tibetan Plateau. Referencing this, Norlha is a textile brand that aims...
TRAVEL
ION Hotel, Iceland
Iceland is often dubbed "the land of fire and ice"—and not just because "Game of Thrones" chose the island nation as a frequent filming location. About the size of Kentucky, Iceland boasts some of the most starkly juxtaposed landscapes in the world...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Disruptive by Design Telling the story of Oakley, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's leading eyewear innovators, the newly released "Disruptive by Design" is a brand film of rather impressive proportions. Recapping its...
DESIGN
Koffi & Diabaté
Urbanization has gone from global phenomenon to the source of increasingly vital environmental, social, political and economic issues. In Africa, movement to urban centers has skyrocketed in the past decades with central planners unable and sometimes...
STYLE
Matter
Chances are you're not sure where the top or pants you are currently wearing was made—or who (or what) made it. Matter is a new socially motivated business that wants to change all that by documenting every step of their attire's journey; from being...
STYLE
Wear No Evil
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, an estimated 14.3 million tons of textiles waste were generated in 2012—that's not necessarily something you think about when trying to wiggle into a pair of jeans in the fitting room. There have...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Injustice of Food Chains In a new, appropriately titled documentary short, "Food Chains," the hands and hearts of the individuals producing our every day foods are unearthed. With so much interest in food globally—from its source to its...
TECH
Skydrop Sprinkler Controller
Last week, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was filled with tech companies showing off their latest and greatest. While many booths featured updates to previously existing products, we stopped by one start-up that caught our eye, as...
FOOD-DRINK
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
It's in Kona, Hawaii where the unique "farm-to-roastery-to-cup" experience could give the artisanal roasters in New York or San Francisco a run for their money. Daylight Mind Coffee Company (DMCC) in Kona opened its doors in September 2013 as not...
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