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Kalen Hollomon for Capsule SS15
Each season, fashion and lifestyle tradeshow Capsule commissions a single artist to create an exclusive body of work to be featured on invites, signage and printed newsletters distributed during stops in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas. Previous...
DESIGN
Geneva Auto Show Themes
This year's International Auto Show in Geneva brought about design innovations and curious concepts hitting all different market segments. From customizable supercars to cute cabriolets, the following themes prevailed at the show. Bespoke Autos...
DESIGN
Geneva Auto Show
Each year Geneva plays host to the International Motor Show, drawing in every relevant brand in the auto industry to show their latest, greatest and most innovative cars. While navigating the labyrinth of new releases and concept cars at the 2012...
DESIGN
RVS by V Iznik Collection
For Turkish companies RVS and the Iznik Foundation, heritage is everything. Vidal Erkohen of RVS eyewear made his name by collecting vintage glasses, starting with his father's. "I remember one trip that [my father] came back from Italy wearing...
DESIGN
Design Indaba Expo 2010: Inception Collection
Launched at last month's Design Indaba expo, the Inception Collection from Snapp was one of the more attention-grabbing product collections there. With its use of brilliant hues and bold forms, the group of five objects stood out from much of the...
DESIGN
Design Indaba Expo 2010: Haldane Martin
Launched at the recent Design Indaba, Haldane Martin's Baba Papa Lounger (above) was one of the highlights of this year's exposition. The undulating, meshed structure, manufactured from roughly 80% recycled stainless steel wire, was inspired by the...
DESIGN
Design Indaba 2010
Founded in 1995, the now-annual Design Indaba conference and expo in Cape Town has evolved into one of the leading platforms for creative industries in the southern hemisphere. Cool Hunting is delighted to join a list of killer publications as a media...
DESIGN
Galaxy Reclining Armchair
Spotted at this year's Habitat Valencia, the Galaxy Reclining Armchair by Spanish manufacturer CasaDesús blends space age style with suburban functionality. The sleek chair, designed by company founder Jaime Casadesús, puts to shame...
DESIGN
Active Furniture
Active Furniture, a project by Spanish designers Virginia Pol, Ferran Lajara and Cristina Guardiola, uses counter-intuitive design as an antidote to our increasingly sedentary lives. The three objects—a floor lamp, a desk and a wall hanger—...
FOOD-DRINK
Papila Food Design Exhibition
During this year's Ideas y Pasión trade fair at the Feria Valencia, a new commercial show dedicated to kitchen design featured a wonderfully experimental exhibition entitled "Papila," curated by the Spanish designer Alberto Arza...
DESIGN
London Design Guide 2010
Just in time for visitors coming to London next week for the city's massive annual design event, the London Design Guide comprehensively lists the places, people and resources that celebrate design. The book organizes the destinations—boutiques...
DESIGN
Alessi Fall/Winter 2009
During last week's New York International Gift Fair Alessi debuted roughly 200 new products and expanded families across the company's three brand divisions. Choosing favorites isn't easy, but check out a few selects below. Gabriele Chiave...
DESIGN
Monster and Animal Hands by Héctor Serrano
Spanish designer Héctor Serrano's new temporary tattoos for children transform hands into colorful creatures. A modern take on the sock puppet, the wide-eyed caricatures of animals and monsters go on with water. Serrano designed them...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2009 Recap: Makkum
Every year during the Salone del Mobile, the Netherlands' oldest company, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, mounts a quiet exhibition of its latest projects in a humble, sun-drenched space off of Via dell'Orso in the city center. The space is noteworthy...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2009: 10 Anni con Ettore
Although it has been nearly 16 months since Ettore Sottsass passed at the age of 90, the late maestro's presence continues to be felt during the Salone del Mobile. Galleria Clio Calvi Rudi Volpi mounted a moving exhibition of work produced by...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2009: Gaetano Pesce x Meritalia
A rogue practitioner, Gaetano Pesce has made a career out of challenging the status quo. This year, with no less than three new collections for the furniture producer Meritalia, he proves his mastery once again. All week I had been waiting for the...
TECH
2009 Toy Fair: Construction Sets
If there's a single toy category that makes me long for childhood, it's the construction set. This week's Toy Fair in NYC gave us ample opportunity to check out the latest developments in building blocks for kids. Here's a roundup...
DESIGN
DFC Mexico City: Treasures from the Mushi Mushi Collection
Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua, the duo behind DFC Mexico City, recently returned from an exotic trip to the People's Republic of Mushi Mushi. At last week's New York International Gift Fair, they exhibited a most quirky series of objects...
DESIGN
Work Lamp by Form Us With Love
Design House Stockholm, a multi-faceted brand specializing in contemporary Scandinavian design, exhibited a few new pieces alongside its existing collection at this year's New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). One piece which caught my eye...
TECH
Strida MAS Special Folding Bike
Before I settled on my track bike, I gave serious consideration to a Strida folding bike. I was living in a tiny one bedroom and the Strida met the stowage criteria handily. Now a decade into production, Strida continues to impress with generational...
DESIGN
Bread & Butter Berlin
More than your average ADD-inducing tradeshow, Bread & Butter, is an event bringing together denim makers, sports and street wear, intersections of art and fashion, and other cutting-edge fashion designers for three days in Berlin. On the heels...