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CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion
If you've ever wondered who is behind the cover art for some of hip-hop's most iconic albums then you may be familiar with Jonathan Mannion. With almost 20 years in the industry, the Ohio-born photographer has made a name for himself snapping photos...
DESIGN
Interview: Tinker Hatfield of Nike
During Nike's recent Nature Amplified summit at their Beaverton, OR headquarters, we were presented with a series of innovations that comprise the next palette for product development from the sportswear giant. A visit to the Nike Sports Research...
CULTURE
Toyin Odutola "My Country Has No Name"
A recent graduate of California College of the Arts, Toyin Odutola is already celebrating her second show at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. The energetic artist produces ink works on paper from her studio in Alabama, updating friends and fans through...
DESIGN
Design Indaba: John Maeda
John Maeda, pioneer of programmatic design, delivered the closing address at South Africa's premier conference on creativity, Design Indaba. He spoke to the crowd about the nature of code in art ("Programming is not very complicated, it's just very...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Rough Cut: The Ice Ball
We recently had the chance to taste The Hakushu, a 12 year old single malt made by Suntory Whisky. In the process we became enamored with their use of a hand carved ice ball. To learn more we visited The Summit, a bar in New York's Alphabet City...
STYLE
Bonobos Premium Denim
Advertorial content: Having built a brand based on better-fitting pants, Bonobos recently sought out to rethink the five-pocket jean. For the Premium Denim collection the brand made sure to incorporate the Bonobos fit—marked by a more tailored...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: John O'Reilly
In advance of his first solo exhibition "I stand and look at them long and long" at RH Gallery, we stopped by John O'Reilly's Brooklyn studio to see what the young artist had on tap. The warehouse space is shared between four sculptural artists...
DESIGN
Les Poupées and Vader
Les Poupées marks the first collaboration between Italian designer Luca Nichetto and French gallerist Pascale Cottard Olsson in Stockholm. Combining a ceramic candle holder with a glass vase, each object blends cultural references from the pure lines...
FOOD-DRINK
Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery
John Jameson's Dublin distillery was founded in 1780, guided by the family motto "Sine Metu", meaning without fear. To this day, those words appear on every bottle of Irish whisky. At the original distillery, located next to Smithfield Market, Jameson...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Angel Otero
As soon as you enter Puerto Rican artist Angel Otero's Brooklyn work loft, the intense smell of paint nearly stops you at the door. Shelves housing copious tubes of oil paint and rows of Montana spray cans lining the back walls allude to the strong...
FOOD-DRINK
Handsome Coffee Roasters
For the last few months, the corner of 5th and Mateo in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles has been abuzz with activity as the WoodSmithe team puts the finishing touches on Handsome Coffee Roasters' flagship store. Handsome has made a splash...
FOOD-DRINK
Sqirl Jam
One bite of crusty bread spread with Sqirl raspberry and fresh lavender jam made by Jessica Koslow creates an explosion of local flavor. From the taste of such a juicy creation, it's hard to believe that Koslow swears she barely ate fruit as a child...
DESIGN
In Search Of The Miraculous or One Thing Leads To Another
Over the past five years, the highly influential graphic designer Milton Glaser has designed rugs, sculptures, posters and interior spaces for a variety of independent projects. In the forthcoming book based on the 2010 AIGA exhibition of the same...
DESIGN
Making It
While specifically targeting industrial designers, Making It: Manufacturing Techniques In Product Design makes a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about the production processes of nearly anything. Originally released in 2007, this...
TECH
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Prototyping Displays with Chris Weisbart
Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding with Chris Weisbart this video has been removed.
TECH
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Omni Heat Electric
Advertorial content: Given the opportunity to create a video with Columbia Sportswear we were excited to get a behind-the-scenes look at the innovation at the core of the brand's philosophy. We took a trip out to Portland, Oregon and spent some...
CULTURE
Art + Design in Miami: Painstaking Process
In our third selection of the goods from Art Basel and the surrounding Miami fairs, we focus on the meticulously detailed and painstaking work of artists who tend to get romanced by the details. Below you'll encounter precise and repetitive line drawings...
DESIGN
Prototypes
In conjunction with Vancouver's Interior Design Show West last week, local design firm Burnkit launched Prototypes, showcasing the process of a group of notable Vancouver-based designers. The smartly-curated exhibit, impeccably staged within Burnkit...
DESIGN
Creating the Cadillac Ciel's Wood Interior
The Ciel is Cadillac's latest attempt to reinvigorate the company's heritage of American luxury—reflected both in its attention to detail and its desire to explore the journey of traveling by automobile. One of the concept car's most striking...
DESIGN
Tom Dixon: Interior Worlds
Over the past two decades, Tom Dixon made an indelible mark on the world of furniture design. His S-Bend chair, Soft System couch and Mirrorball light (pictured) are all modern classics and he ranks among the biggest names in British design. His...