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Cool Hunting is a daily update on ideas and products in the intersection of art, design, culture and technology, and features weekly videos that get an inside look at the people who create them.



Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:55:00 PDT

 



Link About It: NASA's Cassini Mission Gets a Google Doodle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:24:02 PDT

Today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making the first of 22 dangerous swoops between Saturn and its rings. Part of what's called the "Grand Finale," this mission will give us humans an unprecedented view of our solar system's second-largest planet......



Link About It: Vale, Jonathan Demme

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:57:38 PDT

Oscar-winning filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Jonathan Demme—perhaps best known for "The Silence of the Lambs"—has died in NYC aged 73 years old. Demme, though successfully horrifying audiences in 1991, actually leaves a very diverse body of work......



Making Miniatures Fly at Gulliver’s Gate: We talk to Adrian Davies, head of model-making, about the 2,200 square foot airport they’re building

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:41:06 PDT

In order to get a New York City resident into the heart of Times Square, the attraction must be one of pure magnificence. That's exactly what we found with Gulliver’s Gate, a massive world of miniatures unlike any other. This isn't a novelty experience;......



Word of Mouth: Adirondacks: A weekend through spots in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:41:51 PDT

Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are......



Buy: EMC Tote + Bandana

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:36:19 PDT

Along with this "Maman Je T'aime" (Mama, I love you) tote bag, comes a CV + EMC bandana—both of which call out and support Every Mother Counts. The non-profit organization endeavors to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for everybody. The bandana is......



Link About It: Japanese Artist Gaku's Incredible Food Carvings

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:29:51 PDT

Using just an X-acto knife, Japanese artist Gaku turns fruit and vegetables into remarkable works of art. From avocados to apples, strawberries and lemons, Gaku's mini sculptures are meticulously created and—of course—do not last forever. Ultimately......



Interview: Radish Fiction Founder, Seung Yoon Lee: A new model for publishing and a destination for lovers of serialized stories

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:02:25 PDT

As many writers know, it's not easy to make money in the literary world. Sure, most industries need scribes and there are many writing-centric fields, but for aspiring fiction writers, the industry appears much as it did 100 years ago. Publishing......



Link About It: Mapping NYC's Historic and Cultural LGBTQ+ Sites

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:36:52 PDT

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has just launched an interactive map that pinpoints 100+ significant political and cultural sites across all the five boroughs. Of course, there's Julius’ Bar and Truman Capote’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights, but also......



ListenUp: MC Bin Laden: É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:56:15 PDT

An incredibly catchy vocal sample sets up the simple rhythmic structure in "É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau," a vrooming track from Sao Paolo sensation MC Bin Laden, and it's a great introduction to the uniquely percussive, aggressive style born out......



Link About It: Building a "Harold and Maude" Jaguar E-Type Hearse

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:46:49 PDT

The morbid, macabre and entirely transfixing Jaguar E-Type hearse first crossed into the public consciousness through the 1971 cult classic film "Harold and Maude." Ken Roberts, in search of a "movie car," ultimately decided to build one himself. As......



Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck: A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:36:02 PDT

With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture......



ListenUp: Shabazz Palaces feat. Thaddillac: Shine a Light

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:19:44 PDT

From their upcoming record Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star (out 14 July), Shabazz Palaces has released "Shine a Light" featuring Thaddillac and it's buzzing with energy, darkness and fire. With an almost muttered intro ("It's heaven / It's heavy......



Buy: Totem Vase

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:10:11 PDT

Drawing inspiration from post-war studio pottery and mid-century design, self-taught ceramist Matthew Ward's work blends the past and present in a charming manner. His glazed stoneware Totem Vase is seven inches tall and features a pattern reminiscent......



Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists: Author Julia Sherman's collection of more than 75 recipes drawn from the creative world

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:11:12 PDT

After years developing and sharing a sensory collaboration unlike any other, author and artist Julia Sherman has reshaped her famed Salad for President blog into book form. "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists" incorporates a little......



Link About It: A Typeface for Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:38:37 PDT

After the recent passing of artist and LGBTQ activist Gilbert Baker—who also created the all-important rainbow flag in 1978—NYC Pride and NewFest teamed up with Ogilvy & Mather and Fontself to create a typeface to honor the very special man. The typeface......



ListenUp: Celebration: Rolling On

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:19:18 PDT

Bright and exciting from start to finish, "Rolling On" will be the opening track of Celebration's forthcoming Wounded Healer album. A chugging bass line, peppy organ work and singer Katrina Ford's dynamic vocals drive the song forward with joy and......



Museum of Ice Cream, LA: Downtown's Arts District serves as a temporary home for the photogenic monument to dessert

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:11:22 PDT

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick From 22 April through 29 May, a warehouse space in Downtown LA's Arts District will stand as a monument to dessert: it is the temporary home of the Museum of Ice Cream. The Museum lies at the sensory intersection of sweet......



Buy: "Fingerprint" Indigo Jacquard Slip-Ons

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:11:58 PDT

The non-repeating woven pattern that's been custom-made for The Hill-Side's "Fingerprint" indigo jacquard slip-ons guarantees no two pairs are the same. Ethically manufactured at a small, 140-year-old mill in Okayama, Japan, the sneakers are sewn and......



Buy: Soundsuit

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:07:24 PDT

Artist Nick Cave is selling photographs of several of his iconic Soundsuits at Artspace. Usually visible at galleries and art fairs, or worn by dancers in Cave's performance pieces, these sometimes furry, sometimes floral and occasionally metal costumes......



TID’s Minimal Watches: The Swedish brand gives select designers the chance to create their own limited edition timepieces

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:10:43 PDT

TID’s minimal yet distinctive watch design is sleek on its own, but has also always been crying out for reinterpretations. Up until now, the brand has done a grand job of subtly iterating its timepiece into new material and color combinations......



Link About It: An '80s Era All-Girl Skate Gang, The Hags

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:58:22 PDT

Stevie Bates started the all-girl skate gang The Hags back in 1983 or '84, and the 10+ crew could be seen rolling around West LA with matching canvas patches on the backs of their jackets. Skating since she was nine years old, Bates says she started......



ListenUp: Bleachers and Carly Rae Jepsen, DJ Shadow and Nas, a stop-motion video from Exit Kid and more in our musical round-up

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:11:05 PDT

Bleachers feat. Carly Rae Jepsen: Hate That You Know Me With Carly Rae Jepsen on back-up vocals, Bleachers' new track "Hate That You Know Me" will appear on the band's second record Gone Now, set for release 2 June. With a slightly distorted bass......



Link About It: Earth Day 2017 Edition: Some fascinating, recent news about our beautiful planet

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:37:47 PDT

1. 3D-Printed Coral Could Save Our Endangered Reefs Jacques Cousteau's grandson Fabien Cousteau believes that synthetic, 3D-printed coral might be the thing to save our endangered reefs. According to CNET, "In nature, coral reefs are made up of......



Interview: Multimedia Artist Yuri Suzuki: The talented creative discusses his immersive installation for Audi during Milan Design Week 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:25:21 PDT

One of the more powerful installations at Milan Design Week 2017 was London-based multimedia artist Yuri Suzuki’s “First of all, it’s not 100% demonstrating a car, but they really wanted to demonstrate the concept—the philosophy behind what they......



ListenUp: DJ Shadow Feat. Nas: Systematic

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:09:18 PDT

Two very big names in music have just released their first-ever collaboration. DJ Shadow and Nas joined forces for "Systematic," which embraces funky boom-bap, squelchy sounds and an old-school vibe but still sounds decidedly new. Nas, as always, delivers......



Link About It: This Week's Picks: Electric cars, Record Store Day, debunking Star Trek theories and more in our look at the web

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:53:01 PDT

1. Star Wars + Record Store Day Milestone Anniversary Turntable In celebration of the 10th annual Record Store Day, as well as the 40th anniversary of the very first "Star Wars" film, Crosley Radio has made a limited edition record player. Only......



Link About It: Archiving Prince's Paisley Park Artifacts

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:18:42 PDT

One year ago today the world lost a great talent. Now the same group of people who run Elvis Presley's Graceland are archiving Prince's possessions at his Paisley Park mansion/studio/museum. Already, 7,000+ artifacts have been archived, and that's......



ListenUp: Exit Kid: It's Cool

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:38 PDT

It's hard to escape the charm cast by claymation, the stop-motion animation process that artist Joe Baughman uses to great effect in the music video for "It's Cool." Baughmam constructs an otherworldly, whimsical dimension for the grungy but buoyant......



Buy: "Free to Roam" Bandana

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:10:01 PDT

With 20% of profits being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Australia, Melbourne-based artist/designer Georgia Perry's "Free to Roam" bandana is a great investment. The ASRC advocates for asylum seekers and offers aid and healthcare......



Nikon Love Letters to New York: A digital campaign to encourage those living in the Big Apple to share their own beautiful images and messages of appreciation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:12:04 PDT

When the core of a social media campaign is an authentic request to share love—of all types—even when it's neatly wrapped up in a brand message, it's hard to deny the importance. This is precisely what's drawn us to the new Nikon "Love Letters from......



Link About It: NASA 3D Prints Metal Space Fabric

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:16:37 PDT

A chainmail of the future, 3D-printed flexible metal space fabric is being produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. As far as functionality goes, there are four important attributes: reflectivity, foldability, passive heat management and tensile strength......



420 Happens Twice a Day: Celebrating cannabis culture and its ever-evolving industry, some of our favorite new products

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:43:21 PDT

Cannabis culture in the United States has come a long way—especially in recent years, thanks to medical marijuana use being legalized across 28 of the 50 states. While 4/20 is a day for many to celebrate, it's no longer the cliched stoner holiday......



Link About It: Canndescent Grows Marijuana for Every Mood

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:39:45 PDT

To coincide with the fact that humans are complex and have good days as well as bad, cannabis company Canndescent grows marijuana for many different moods. With five different strains—Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect, and Charge—users can choose what......



Buy: Three Plant System

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:57:07 PDT

With everything needed to grow at home, the Gro.io Three Plant System comes with buckets, lights (180 watts with spectrum control) and more. The SmartHub controls light, hydration and nutrient dosage and pairs with a free app to control settings and......



ListenUp: Wilma Archer feat. Amber Mark: Like a Hunger

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:55:37 PDT

Composer and songwriter Will Archer—formerly known as Slime but now producing music under the moniker Wilma Archer—has united with NYC vocalist Amber Mark for the soulful pop tune "Like a Hunger." Archer's first release in two years, the track addresses......



Buy: Super Mario Sticky Note Art Kit

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:31:55 PDT

With easy-to-follow instructions and custom sticky notes as the medium, a Super Mario mosaic can be added to just about any wall or window. Mimicking a retro 8-bit style, thanks to the block-like sticky notes, there's a nostalgic visual appeal to the......



Buy: Herb Grinder

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:12:21 PDT

A dual functioning grinder and storage container, this CNC machined high-grade aluminum object uses Neodymium magnets to hold together and locks airtight. It's all made in Portland, Oregon and Tanner Goods has-laser etched their new "Stay Green" graphic......



Buy: Child-Resistant Glass Jar Collection

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:33:28 PDT

With their beautiful, patent-pending design, Pollen Gear has introduced a series of glass jar collections. Beyond preserving the freshness of the contents within, the jars are airtight, smell-proof and water-resistant. Further, each is child-resistant......



Interview: Ankur Jain, Founder of Kairos Society + VP of Product at Tinder: The serial entrepreneur discusses global challenges and his strategy for the next generation to address them

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:14:31 PDT

From the Innovation Board of the X-Prize Foundation to the World Economic Forum's select group of Young Global Leaders, Ankur Jain has proven to be more than a serial entrepreneur with an understanding of tech needs. In 2014, we spoke with Jain to......



Buy: Super OG Kush Shorts

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:29:30 PDT

Made from 100% premium cotton, Monitaly's "Super OG Kush" shorts feature an all-over marijuana leaf print, but in a non-traditional colorway that makes it a little less easy to identify. Black serves as the background while the leaves are in shades......



Link About It: VW's Four Affordable Electric Cars

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:29:44 PDT

Christian Senger, head of the Volkswagen AG's marque electric-car project announced a few goals and advancements in Shanghai this week, while the brand revealed its first battery-powered crossover named "I.D. Crozz." By 2018, VW hopes to have small......



Link About It: Wingman Dating App Puts Your Pals in Control

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:39:11 PDT

Yet another dating app is available on your smartphone, but this time it's substantially different. Instead of swiping left or right yourself, Wingman (thought up by London-based Tina Wilson) puts your pals in control. More of a matchmaking app than......



Buy: Indigo Dye Kit

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:22:27 PDT

With no heating, fermentation or extra ingredients, Yamato Indigo only needs water and you're on your way to dyeing fabric a lush, vibrant blue. Able to color natural materials (including cotton, linen, silk, leather, wood and washi paper), the starter......



Buy: GO420 T-Shirt

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:13:29 PDT

Made from 5.5 ounce premium ring-spun cotton, this limited edition T-shirt was made by two of our favorite cannabis-friendly brands: hmbldt and Mister Green. With a minimal design and positive message, it's made in California and comes in sizes from......



Link About It: The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Did It Again

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:42:47 PDT

In 1967, though there were no official rules banning women from competing in the Boston Marathon, race director Jock Semple tried to rip 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer's bib off her mid-race. Registering without suspicion by using only her first two......



ListenUp: DBFC: Jenks

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:23:24 PDT

With a sound reminiscent of New Order and Dandy Warhols, Paris-based duo DBFC unveils "Jenks," a new single from their forthcoming debut LP. Even with its electronic flourishes, there's a tactile, grimy old club dance vibe here that manages to be both......



Master & Dynamic MA770 Concrete Speaker : Designed in collaboration with architect Sir David Adjaye, a sculptural piece that is equally beautiful and functional

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:39:22 PDT

NYC-based Master & Dynamic has already garnered plenty of well-deserved attention for their premium-quality headphones and earphones, and today the young audio company is launching their first-ever speaker. Designed in collaboration with celebrated......



Link About It: Debunking a Long-Lasting Star Trek Theory

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:48:31 PDT

Mathematician James Grime has debunked a very popular Star Trek theory by using fairly simple math. The widely held belief that "redshirts" (those who work in engineering or security) die more often than any other character isn't true, Grime says......



Milano Design Award 2017: Winning Installations: Abstract, colorful and immersive, the best pieces from design week

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:39:22 PDT

Each year, after visiting Milan Design Week, everybody wants to discuss their own list of favorites. A few years ago Elita had the idea of turning the gatherings of designers and friends that used to happen at Valentina Ventrelli’s home into a real......



Buy: The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:14:01 PDT

The trusty burger has quite the storied history, which David Michaels explores in great depth through his encyclopedic tome "The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History." From the origin of the classic burger to the current iteration, it's studied......