The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset
"A chair is still a chair, even when there's no one sitting there..." This 1964 ballad, written for Dionne Warwick and sung live in a duet by singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach and Dusty Springfield, is the perfect classic song befitting the classy items...
Dusty Springfield & Burt Bacharach: A House Is Not A Home
Many people don't know that before Die Antwoord, there was Max Normal. "Good Old Fashion Loving" is one of the more toned-down tracks from the experimental hip-hop South African four-piece, giving off some Nujabes vibes. This tune was selected by furniture...
Max Normal: Good Old Fashion Loving
Design studio Industrial Facility, who works closely with brands like Muji and Herman Miller, prefer old school simplicity and anonymity to designer stardom. For their mixtape, founders Sam Hecht and Kim Colin selected a disc's worth of songs from...
Destroy All Monsters: Child of the Night
Set designer Gary Card opted for what is a certifiable deep cut with Egyptian Lover's 1986 electro-dance jam "Freak-A-Holic." (The song was originally intended for the soundtrack to Prince's "Purple Rain.") The LA-based Egyptian Lover (born Greg Broussard...
ListenUp: The Mixtape Project
For this year's London Design Festival, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch played host to four different designer installations for "Super Stimuli," a show curated by biannual magazine Modern Design Review (check out our Instagram of Michael Marriot's lamp...
Tom Dixon, Maison & Objet's Designer of the Year
by Caroline Kinneberg Tom Dixon might have received an OBE from Her Majesty in 2001, but that hasn't made him blasé about winning other awards. Cool Hunting sat down with him last week at the latest edition of Maison & Objet, Paris' colossal biannual...
A First Look at Adidas Originals FW 14
Adidas has a long collaborated with influential individuals in the worlds of fashion and design—notable recent partnerships include the likes of Tom Dixon, Mark McNairy, Pharrell, Kanye West and Nigo. While none of those named had a part in the...
Tower Salt & Pepper Grinder
In 1842, Peugeot of France invented the pepper mill—and our palette has been more pleased ever since. While we've seen many incarnations of these flavorful objects, the unique geometric towers from British design powerhouse Tom Dixon are beyond noteworthy...
Adidas by Tom Dixon SS14
During Milan's Salone de Mobile this past April, British industrial designer Tom Dixon first introduced his debut collaboration with German sporting giant Adidas. In the months following, the Adidas by Tom Dixon SS14 collection popped up at both...
Copper Shines at NYC Design Week
The use of copper in functional industrial design has been on the rise for some time now, especially since seeing it all over London Design Festival last September. We spotted six new products during this year's NYC Design Week that prove even more...
Tom Dixon + Adidas
Both powerhouses in their own right, English designer Tom Dixon and German sporting brand Adidas do many things well in significantly separate spaces, rarely crossing over. However, to explore each other's abilities the two have paired up on a capsule...