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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
Uniform Wares' New Swiss-Made Watches
After much acclaim for their minimalist, refined aesthetic—with innovative flourishes—the London design team behind Uniform Wares watches has upgraded their timepieces to all Swiss-made components. Since launching the brand five years ago, founders...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
by James Willard The V12 Vantage was originally created as a love letter to 12-cylinder motoring. When the beloved British brand squeezed its most potent V12 engine between the frame rails of its smallest model, Aston Martin wasn’t aiming for success...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Bentley GT3-R
"Racing changes the perception," says Brian Gush, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport. The Bentley GT3-R is the latest evolution of the brand's suave and still-alluring Continental GT—and the fastest Bentley ever made. It hauls ass in the most gentlemanly...
DESIGN
Genesis Bikes' Carbon Zero
If there's one thing UK-based Genesis Bikes knows, it's humility. The brand makes no mistakes about its place in the bike industry. They describe themselves as not the biggest, not the oldest, not the most technically advanced, but always striving...
CULTURE
Sound System Culture
Mention sound system culture to anyone in the UK and they'll probably associate it with Notting Hill Carnival, the annual two-day celebration of Anglo-Caribbean culture on the streets of West London. However, a new book published by One Love Books...
TRAVEL
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
There are car shows, and then there's Goodwood Festival of Speed, held each year in West Sussex, England. Everything from rare, vintage and outright odd vehicles are put on display. Then there are the high-performance supercars and Formula One racers...
DESIGN
London's New Designers 2014: Part 1
London's annual New Designers exhibition gives the public a chance to interact with the designers of tomorrow, bringing together graduates from the UK’s leading universities to showcase their products and make industry contacts. Innovative and inspirational...
DESIGN
Svbscription + The Green Soccer Journal
To celebrate the return of the World Cup, men's luxury lifestyle subscription service Svbscription recently teamed up with The Green Soccer Journal, the London-based publication exploring style and the world of football. As with all Svbscription...
FOOD-DRINK
Pig&Rig's Portable Party
One of the best summer activities is the backyard party—playing music until it echoes down the street, the smell of meat and veggies smoking on the grill, refreshing drinks and merrymaking until the sun goes down. Offering all this in single package...
DESIGN
Hafod Grange's Botanical Taxidermy
The Welsh company Hafod Grange (named after the estate in which it resides) has been making paperweights—and only paperweights—for the past three decades, and photos do not do their results justice. Their botanical paperweights in particular are...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Creating a Bentley Flying Spur
From a sneak peek prior to the official launch at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show to its first drive in Beijing, the Bentley's all-new Flying Spur's development has been closely followed by the CH team. Along the way, we stopped by the headquarters in...
CULTURE
Pick Me Up 2014
UK graphic arts and illustration festival Pick Me Up has returned to London's Somerset House this month for its fifth year to showcase some of the most inspiring and exciting graphic art today. The ground floor of the picturesque historic building...
DESIGN
Double O Bike Light
While there's been no shortage of innovations in the bike light category in recent years, there's always room for improvement. Taking a rather unorthodox approach to the bicycle safety essential, UK's Paul Cocksedge hopes to introduce the Double...
DESIGN
Ruby Ruth Dolls
It's not out of the question that you'd find something familiar about Ruby Ruth Dolls; the reality is you might have already owned one (or part of one) and not even known it. Created in Cornwall, England by Jenny Mustill—a former Damian Hirst...
STYLE
Finisterre UK
From its storied inception on pristine Hawaiian shores to its entrance into mainstream culture in the '50s and '60s through films like "The Endless Summer" and "Gigdet," surfing has always been associated with sunny, carefree beach life. Even...
CULTURE
Hiut Denim’s Year Book 2
by Emily Bihl With selvage denim's ever-increasing popularity, the surfeit of new brands popping up seem to do little to differentiate themselves—but Wales-based Hiut Denim proves to be the exception. The brand's remarkable yearly publication The...
STYLE
Private White V.C. + Goodwood Revival
Advertorial content: A cloudy sky and sporadic bursts of rain couldn't quell the festive mood at this year's Goodwood Revival, England's annual celebration of classic cars taking place each September at the historic Goodwood Circuit in Sussex. Since...
CULTURE
Interview: Jon Rust
Dimensions, Croatia's four-day underground electronic music festival, is a veritable force for any fan to take on. The festival's UK-based team gathers over 300 artists to perform in Fort Punta Christo's seven unique venues, and knowing who to catch...
DESIGN
Lost Destination Prints by Dorothy
Brutalist concrete architecture from the 1960s and 1970s might not be to everyone's taste, but for Manchester-based design studio Dorothy, such buildings are the objects of no small amount of affection—as a new series of illustrated prints attests...
STYLE
Orlebar Brown Goes Blue
From now until 2 September, Orlebar Brown will be going blue in support of the Blue Marine Foundation and they have stocked up on limited edition board shorts as well as a collection of indigo-dyed classic pieces for the special collaboration. They...
CULTURE
Midsummer Night's Dreaming
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in a bid to explore how the Bard of Avon can take center-stage in today’s digitally interactive world, has collaborated with Google Creative Lab to produce a three-day, real-time performance of one of Shakespeare...
TECH
Enter The 3rd Annual Lovie Awards
After last year's successful partnership, Cool Hunting is happy to return as media partners once again with Europe's Lovie Awards. A sister to the US' Webby Awards, The Lovies are the only pan-European award recognizing organizations for outstanding...
DESIGN
Hollywood Star Chart by Dorothy
British design and ideas studio Dorothy has just unveiled two Hollywood Star Chart prints, each of which re-imagine, and re-name, the constellations after some of the most culturally significant films to have emerged from American cinema since 1927...
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