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STYLE
House of Colunga Jewelry
Somewhere between mysticism and extraterrestrial fashion, Stephany Colunga built the eponymous House of Colunga, from which she produces her bewitching and surprisingly earthly jewelry line. Founded in Chicago in the spring of 2014, Colunga specializes...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Porto
by Ross Belfer Porto is no longer limited to its UNESCO World Heritage-recognized Old City, replete with meticulously preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Manueline-style architectural structures and seven river-expanding bridges—not to mention its renowned...
DESIGN
Song of the Car: 1932 Ruxton
Just before dawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, silhouettes of rare Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati models cast a translucent blue haze in the eerie Pacific twilight. The vehicles are lined up, with their owners and handlers fussing...
FOOD-DRINK
Cast Iron Cookware Restored by Best Made Co.
A longtime staple in kitchens and mess-kits across the US and worldwide, cast iron cookware is lauded for its durability, simplicity and downright great cooking experience. Around 100 years ago, production of cast iron cookware in the US was in...
STYLE
Japanese-Influenced Ties by Kiriko
As we've seen in previous products from the Portland-based project of co-founders Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka, Kiriko holds a deeply personal connection to each of the pieces that they create. Take for example, the new Kazuyuki line of ties...
DESIGN
Autodromo Prototipo Chronographs
Bradley Price, founder of Officine Autodromo, not only recognizes the romanticism and beauty of early automobile racing, he also captures it in his design work—across gloves, sunglasses and watches. His two latest releases in the Prototipo Chronograph...
STYLE
Trash & Diamond, Beijing
Last spring, Fang Fang (who studied graphic design and advertising before working as an Art Director for brands including Apple China and Mini) left her prestigious job and partnered with her friend Lin to open the first real second-hand store in...
TECH
Charged: Shindo Laboratory
The 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" at first appears to be a film about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his world-famous dishes, though it's really about a man's lifelong quest to continually make better sushi—to continually strive to master...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2013: Cool Hunting Video
As people around the world prepare for the holidays and the new year, what better time then to look back on all of the standout Cool Hunting content from 2013. CH Video traveled from California to Georgia, met some memorable characters and got to go...
STYLE
Barlow
Vintage isn't just a passing craze; for many, it's a lifestyle. People traverse the globe looking for one-of-a-kind items for their wardrobe and home that fall outside the spectrum of what's on offer in most stores. Now, longtime collector Julie...
TECH
Nikon Df
The much rumored and highly anticipated news from Nikon is now official: The Df—an advanced-level D-SLR blending a classic, vintage-inspired design with the performance of a modern FX-format camera—has just been unveiled. For longtime Nikon users...
STYLE
TEN & Co. Shoes
After a trip to Marrakech, Tory Noll was hooked—on the bold, multicolored rugs and blankets she found in the open-air marketplaces. "I've always been obsessed with pattern and textiles, and rugs have been an idle passion of mine for some time. I...
STYLE
Adidas Originals City Marathon PT
The City Marathon PT Pack from Adidas Originals—released today, 6 September 2013—honors the ultimate pursuit of 26.2 miles on foot. The team at the German athletic powerhouse updated the Marathon PT in three new colorways for fall, each paying homage...
STYLE
Patagonia Legacy Collection
A legendary company if there ever was one, Patagonia grew from humble beginnings in the climbing community to become one of the most trusted outdoor outfitters in the game, embodying a dedication to quality and a conscious lifestyle. To celebrate...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: The Lunchbox Museum
While recently rambling through the rolling hills of Georgia, CH ended up on the outskirts of Columbus at the world's largest Lunchbox Museum, situated in the back of the Rivermarket Antique Mall. Owner Allen Woodall is an avid collector of many...
CULTURE
Scene, by All: 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Our recent trip to Monterey Car Week—the prestigious assemblage of auto shows, rallies and auctions—once again delivered on its promise of unprecedented rarity, historic relic and inspirational car design. The pinnacle, 18 August 2013's Pebble Beach...
STYLE
Indigofera
Mats Andersson, the co-founder of Indigofera says the Swedish denim label, which is embedded in the very roots of the country's jeans history, approaches denim in a different way. He explains that "the basic idea was not to do what everyone else...
DESIGN
Interview: Peter Hames of Falcon Enamelware
by Richard Prime As with almost any design segment or discipline, the classics never go out of style. Be it a line of design thinking like Bauhaus, the never-ending resurgence and reinvention of pastel tones in fashion and interiors or, in some...
CULTURE
Fête Paradiso
Just in time for Bastille Day, Fête Paradiso—the world's first festival of vintage carousels and carnival rides—has landed in New York City for its US debut, offering visitors to Governors Island a time-traveling glimpse at the history of Parisian...
STYLE
Interview: Molly Guy of Stone Fox Bride
Lit by a wall of windows overlooking a bustling intersection where Greenwich Village meets Soho and decorated with feathered dreamcatchers and a gauzy tent, Stone Fox Bride's loft studio is not necessarily a traditional bridal salon. But it is here...
CULTURE
Boro—The Fabric of Life
Around a month ago I had the privilege of visiting Sri, a private gallery owned by Stephen Szczepanek that houses an incredible archive of rare vintage Japanese textiles. While the experience was educational and fascinating, it did little to curb...
STYLE
Point of View from RVS by V
Spring is here (in the Northern Hemisphere) and summer is just around the corner, which means one thing: time to step up your sunglasses game. If you want to leave the Wayfarer crowd in the dust, the new Point of View (POV) line from RVS by V is...
DESIGN
Reconnecting Time by Hu Shaoming
Hu Shaoming, a young and talented art student from Guangzhou Art Academy has recently attracted the unexpected attention of the local art world with his curious exhibition entitled "Reconnecting Time" ("He: Shiguan Xilie" in Chinese). Supported...
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