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Informing the Future
Since starting Cool Hunting in February 2003, I have derived as much joy from designing the container as creating the contents. With each of our five previous redesigns, we have strived to push innovations in web design while simultaneously elevating...
DESIGN
Interview: Goods of Record's Trey Sisson
by Emily Bihl The e-commerce industry is awash with the “storytelling as a sales pitch” concept. Brands offer a few hundred words to tug on customers’ emotions just long enough for shoppers to feel the urge to click “add to cart.” What sets newcomers...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the "official era of the big booty." Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian's enviable...
CULTURE
The 19th Annual Webby Awards: Call for Entries
Now in its 19th rendition, the annual Webby Awards has again begun accepting entries. With five main categories—Websites, Online Film & Video, Interactive Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social—there's plenty of opportunity to get involved...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Craig Kanarick of Mouth
Sponsored content: From digital pioneer to foodie extraordinaire, Mouth CEO and friend of CH, Craig Kanarick’s entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. Establishing himself at the forefront of digital technology, Kanarick helped found Razorfish in 1995...
DESIGN
The World's Best Ever HIGH Kite & Journey Tube
Taking the age-old saying "high as a kite" literally, the very creative brains at The World's Best Ever have developed their very own HIGH Kite & Journey Tube—two items made for weekend adventuring and spreading positive vibes. The black and...
CULTURE
Him: The Website
We were first introduced to digital creative Bjorn Johansson’s work a few years back when we profiled one of his projects, Big-Ass Message, which allowed users the ability to create full-screen, text-based messages across the screens of co-workers...
CULTURE
Modern Farmer HQ
With their latest print issue now in stores and hordes of dedicated daily online readers (CH staff included), Modern Farmer continues to delight in its quest to make people aware of the path their food takes from farm to plate. With a brilliant voice...
FOOD-DRINK
The Message is Medium Rare
A wise man once said "not all burgers are created equal." They come in all shapes and sizes, with and without adornments, but at the end of the day, the only way to really know a burger is to meet it with your mouth and mind. Blending an intellectual...
CULTURE
Four&Sons Magazine
Following the overwhelming success of a one-off promotional print journal, Australia's Four&Sons—a design and culture publication with man's best friend its defining theme—has just announced a biannual print journal that will be distributed internationally...
DESIGN
Brown Cardigan Greeting Cards
Purveyor of memes, laughs and occasional NSFW oddities, Sydney-based website Brown Cardigan has just taken their business offline with a set of 25 greeting cards. As well as covering the obvious—Christmas, Valentine's Day, Hanukkah, Mother's Day...
TECH
Gertrude Salons
Kenneth Schlenker—a French-born tech entrepreneur and ex-Google employee—isn't the most predictable person to disrupt New York's stolid art scene. Several startups have tried to bring the art world online, mostly by creating marketplaces for buyers...
STYLE
The Line
With today's launch of The Line, famed fashion stylist Vanessa Traina has entered the luxury retail world. As the site's executive creative director, Traina hand-picked all of their stock, which includes clothing, beauty products, furniture and home...
TRAVEL
Outdoor Project
Guidebooks, websites, word-of-mouth—nowadays, there's a wealth of resources that an outdoor adventurer can consult before embarking on a trip. Oftentimes though, these resources aren't comprehensive, up-to-date, or even particularly reliable. Furthermore...
TRAVEL
Booking.com
Playfully dubbed "planet Earth's #1 accommodations site," Booking.com has been an essential travel tool in Europe for over a decade, and it's now quickly gaining momentum stateside with its unique approach to customer service and humorous TV commercials...
TRAVEL
Interview: Serena Guen of Suitcase Magazine
Suitcase Magazine is a new print publication that is re-imagining the role of the travel magazine by saying goodbye to the impossibly luxurious and the underwhelming tourist clichés and embracing the eclectic and adventurous appetite of a generation...
DESIGN
Network Awesome
Network Awesome is a website where you can easily lose track of time and yet never feel like time is being wasted. Living up to its name, the Berlin-based site is brimming with utterly curious content which is curated by a team of cultivated film...
STYLE
Interview: The Monocle Order
Frustrated with losing their sunglasses and also spotting the same styles on faces around them in New York, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades, entrepreneurial know-how and...
TRAVEL
Routehappy
We fly far and often, and because of this we've become quite particular in our ways, spending a lot of time sorting out which airlines, planes, routes, seats and amenities are going to provide the best case scenario for painless travel. Promising...
CULTURE
Global Rich List Redesign
Reading accounts of the world's wealthiest, it's easy to feel poor. But few think about how their own income stacks up globally, something that Global Rich List (GRL) has been educating people on for a decade through their online income calculator...
CULTURE
Four&Sons Journal
The ever expanding interest in indy publications continues to create something for everyone, not matter how specialized their interest. And not just something, but something worth reading. Appealing to a rather large audience, Australia's Four&Sons...
CULTURE
Interview: Ann Marie Gardner of Modern Farmer
Pointing to the movement in recent years to connect with our food sources as we become increasingly aware of our impact on the planet, Modern Farmer—a daily website, print quarterly, event series and online store launched today, 4 April—goes wide...
CULTURE
Interview: Julie Anne Quay of VFiles
Since former executive editor of V Magazine Julie Anne Quay launched VFiles nearly a year ago, we have been intrigued by the site's successful merger of social media, sharp design and editorially-bent content. And now with recent redesign of the...
CULTURE
The Tappan Collective
by Alexandra Reed The Tappan Collective is now a go-to site for discovering and collecting original artwork and limited edition prints by a hotbed of emerging artists at an affordable price. The online shop is enhanced by a myriad of engaging digital...
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