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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: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

 



September Scotch: Glenfiddich Gets Experimental: A brand new India Pale Ale Cask Finish and hints of more to come

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:11:15 PDT

All single malt whisky drinkers know the name Glenfiddich and have most likely consumed one or many of its expressions. It's another renowned Speyside-style portfolio hailing from Duffton, Scotland with centuries of history behind its development......



Link About It: Repurposing the Old Mills of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:28:27 PDT

Thanks to a major boom back during the Industrial Revolution, Rhode Island has dozens of magnificent old mills—many of which have long been abandoned. While nine of those mills have been redeveloped as residential spaces, eight have been repurposed......



Buy: Zadar Throw Blanket

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:22:26 PDT

When extended to its full five feet length, two things become evident about textile artist Savannah Hayes' Zadar Throw Blanket. First, the bold graphic patterning is balanced (in this instance) by the subtle pewter and white coloration and the light......



ListenUp: Solange: A Seat at the Table

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:21:17 PDT

Since announcing new music earlier this week, Solange Knowles just released her lush, thoughtful and political album A Seat at the Table. Knowles has been working on the record for four years, and the result is powerful, soulful and tender—with a little......



The Bygone Candle Co.: Handmade from soy wax to remind you of seasons past

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:10:57 PDT

Founded last year in White Plains, NY, Britt Dignan's Bygone Candle Co. produces candles that boast lush fragrances made to remind users of seasons past. Dignan decided to start the business after failing to find candles that were seasonally appropriate......



ListenUp: Sarah Chernoff: Warm Nights

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:36:06 PDT

The first track off Sarah Chernoff's forthcoming solo album, "Warm Nights" offers a sultry glimpse at what can be expected from the singer (and member of CH favorite Superhumanoids). At times breathy, frequently ethereal and smooth through-and-through......



Link About It: HighSnobiety's Gin Guide

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:43:31 PDT

"Gin" is translated from the Dutch "jenever" and sometimes takes a backseat to whisky when it comes to education and tasting. But HighSnobiety is breaking it all down for readers—from defining the spirit, to essential ingredients and elements, distilling......



Triarrows' New Affordable Mechanical Watches: A skeletonized movement at an uncommon price now on Kickstarter

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:38:41 PDT

We all spend hours trawling though Instagram and—between the memes and celebrity style feeds—there are some incredibly inspiring, creative and thoughtful people who are making the platform better. We're taking the opportunity to shine a little spotlight......



Buy: Stegosaurus Stuffed Toy

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:54:57 PDT

Designed by Sabina Gibson, this peach-colored Stegosaurus is much smaller, cuter and cuddlier than the real thing. Made for kids aged three and up, the jurassic creature has a wool felt body and polyester filling—so s/he is snuggly. Available on its......



ListenUp: Dirty Projectors: Keep Your Name

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:24:56 PDT

After teasing us about new music for the first time in seemingly forever, Dirty Projectors (the project of producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist David Longstreth) has released a new track: the strange and wonderful deep cut "Keep Your Name......



Cacao in E Major: An Immersive Symphony of Chocolate Synethesia: An all-five-senses feast from composer and chef Ysanne Spevack

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:11:45 PDT

There's a tangible link between a great meal and the sensation of happiness. We are all aware of this. But what can one expect from a feast, or more accurately a food experience, dedicated to stimulating cross-modal happiness first and foremost......



ListenUp: Tegan and Sara: Stop Desire

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:34:12 PDT

Super-boppy "Stop Desire," from Tegan and Sara's fantastic Love You to Death is yet another pop gem off the record, that steers clear of being vacuous and formulaic. Rather, it's an '80s-tinged treasure (not unlike what we've come to expect from Carly......



Buy: VOGUE: Voice of a Century

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:15:45 PDT

VOGUE's "Voice of a Century" is a 448-page anthology for serious fashion experts and collectors. The leather-bound tome has been made to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the magazine, and includes iconic photographs, illustrations and interviews......



PAX Lab's Two Next-Generation Vapes: An entirely new vapor platform for cannabis concentrates, and a new dual-use system

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:50:33 PDT

Anyone familiar with PAX's previous range of vaporizers understands the impact they've had on the smoking community. Thus far, they've coupled a tech-forward vaporization experience with an elegant design-driven product. We've been fans forever......



AutoCamp, Russian River: Design-forward, luxury camping among the Redwoods just outside San Francisco

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:11:32 PDT

In a stunning native Redwood forest about an hour and a half from San Francisco, AutoCamp's latest location has just been unveiled—and it's unsurprisingly a feast for the eyes. For those who love getting outdoors, but not exactly "roughing it......



Link About It: Hillary Clinton on "Between Two Ferns"

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:14:58 PDT

Certainly a scarier interview scenario than appearing on Jimmy Fallon, a very brave Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the brilliantly weird and funny Zach Galifanakis on "Between Two Ferns." The results are just as awkward and thoughtful as fans of......



CH Global Spin: Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels: Sight and sound are of equal importance when visiting this fantastic trove of melodious artifacts

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:57:07 PDT

by Karen Day Do you know what a serpent chandelier sounds like? Or, perhaps more importantly, did you know that a serpent chandelier is a tuba-esque wind instrument? It's surprising encounters like these that make exploring Brussels’ Musical Instruments......