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Le Bon Marché Debuts 24 Sèvres
Anyone who sets foot into Le Bon Marché, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, understands the grandeur of historic department stores. For 160 years, visitors have passed through its doors—indulging or simply admiring. It's more than a hub of consumerism...
DESIGN
Design at Squarespace
Web-building platform Squarespace makes it easy for anyone and everyone to build a beautiful home online—you don't have to be a coding or design expert, because Squarespace makes everything simple and accessible. Design isn’t just a veneer at Squarespace...
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Squarespace: Showcasing Talent
As a group of editors constantly on the lookout for emerging designers and artists, the team at CH understands the value of an accurate, beautiful demonstration of talent. Sites can be too busy, or mistake scantness for minimalism. UX problems are...
CULTURE
Do The Green Thing
Previously a digital mecca for the sustainably minded creative community, website Do The Green Thing was a thoughtful feed brimming with “playful propaganda" created by the likes of David Shrigley, Paula Scher, Neville Brody, Michael Bierut and Sir...
STYLE
New Albion Sports
Born out of a group email chain dedicated to the NBA (which is 30,000 emails deep, so far) is the new label and sports website, New Albion. Created by four friends—Marc Hendrick, Alex Vitlin, Felix Chan and James Wright—who are located across LA...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea...
DESIGN
CH Nominated for Webby Awards
Karl Lagerfeld once said, "I like to reinvent myself—it’s part of my job." We couldn't agree more and it falls under our job description as well. When we launched our highly anticipated redesign in November of 2014, we were excited to present a new...
CULTURE
Femsplain's Female-Powered Content Community
When Amber Gordon left her role as a creative strategist for Tumblr, it wasn't to go on a soul-searching mission. In fact, she had already found her calling—and had founded it in the process. Gordon's brainchild, Femsplain, delivers a platform for...
CULTURE
Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube
Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what's working...
TRAVEL
Whimsy Travel: Adventure on a Budget
If returning to the same all-inclusive beach resort each year is your idea of the perfect holiday, then London-based travel startup Whimsy might not be for you. The newly minted web company prides itself on fostering exploration. The site utilizes...
TRAVEL
Spontaneous Global Travel with Booking Now
At a rapidly increasing rate, travelers have begun booking hotel accommodation at the very last minute—with more than half of all travelers booking within a mere 48-hour window before a scheduled trip. That, coupled with the radical increase in the...
DESIGN
AIGA's Well-Trained "Eye on Design"
Fresh from celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2014, AIGA—one of the ultimate authorities on design—has turned its focus to the 21st century with its new blog: Eye on Design. AIGA has always stood on the cutting edge of the design world (and...
DESIGN
2014 It's Nice That Annual
The end of the year is as much about looking back as it is moving forward. And when the holiday music kicks up, the "Best Of" lists follow swiftly behind. Our friends at London-based publication It's Nice That put together one of the most anticipated...
DESIGN
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...
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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...
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