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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: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

 



Inside The Macallan's Sherry-Producing Partners in Jerez, Spain: Touring cooperages and bodegas for the sweet, spiced fortified wine

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:24:20 PDT

You may be one of the rare ones; a person occasionally taking a sip of sherry or using some to cook. Yet despite emphatic attention to detail and quality, sherry has more or less fallen out of favor. Gone are the days of Edgar Allen Poe's macabre tale......



Buy: Sweetleaf Crewneck

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:42:55 PDT

Continuing her Sweetleaf range, jewelry and apparel designer Jacquie Aiche has a line of sweatshirts and hoodies that highlight one's affection for the greenery. Our pick is the charcoal crewneck, with a black leaf on the chest and metallic blue flowering......



Root + Spring's Herbal Teas: A family company introducing traditional Chinese medicine to more mouths

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:11:49 PDT

by Sun Bak If you live in a metropolis big enough to have its own Chinatown, chances are you'll know the feeling of walking through those streets, wondering what those boxes of ginseng and various powders can really do for you. Family......



ListenUp: Mazzy Star: Quiet, The Winter Harbor

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:57:38 PDT

Set to release a new EP on 1 June (their first new music since 2013's Seasons of Your Day) Mazzy Star debuted "Quiet, The Winter Harbor" yesterday, and it's just as dreamy and ghostly as listeners might expect. While frontwoman Hope Sandoval's slinky......



Interview: Daniel Arsham on his Ethereal Coachella Installation: A mountainous work casting shade in unexpected ways at the Parker Palm Springs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:19:21 PDT

by Mike Tommasiello Beyond the clichés at Coachella, there are plenty of genuinely impressive activations, installations and artistic endeavors. One such example is the pop-up at the Parker Palm Springs. The words “This is Just Fantasy” greet you......



Buy: STL II Nylon Sunglasses

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:19:13 PDT

A new take on their now-classic St Louis style, Krewe's new oversized STL II Nylon sunglasses feature super-flat nylon lenses that overlay the round shape. With frames hand-carved from plant-based acetate, 24-karat gold-plated hardware and 100% UVA......



Milan Design Week 2018: Google's Debut Installation "Softwear": A sensory show that explores the human aspect of our tech-drenched world

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:10:38 PDT

Envisioned by Ivy Ross, VP of Hardware Design at Google, "Softwear" marks Google's debut installation at Milan Design Week. The underlying concept is the brainchild of trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort (also the curator of the show) who, in 1998......



Link About It: Kiosks Serving Free Short Stories

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:36:47 PDT

With 150 kiosk machines worldwide, including one at Francis Ford Coppola's Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco, French community publisher Short Edition serves short stories for free. There are about 30 in the US, including some on university campuses and......



Dunhill London's British Automotive-Inspired Radial Collection: Technical nylon and grained calf leather compose a collection for the next generation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:10:33 PDT

With a vibrance required of heritage brands looking to capture the attention of a new generation, dunhill's British automotive engineering-inspired Radial Collection steers their bags and accessories to the present day. Here, one finds more than......



ListenUp: Channel Tres: Controller

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:25:48 PDT

LA-based producer/vocalist Channel Tres has recreated some classic Detroit house music for "Controller," blending it seamlessly with gravelly hip-hop. The banger is smooth, while remaining just gritty enough—and the combination is entirely seductive......



The Lexus Design Award 2018: Creating a better world with products and concepts that encourage limitless co-existence

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:58:09 PDT

Since 2013, the Lexus Design Award has honored critical thinking by challenging emerging creatives to solve problems through design. This year's theme is "CO-" from the Latin prefix meaning togetherness or harmony. Harnessing the concept of limitless......



Buy: Cannabis-Infused Petra Mints

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:18:57 PDT

Kiva Confections' sugar-free Moroccan mints blend peppermint and a tad of Tahitian vanilla with California-grown cannabis. The precise 2.5mg micro-dosage per mint allows users substantial control over their experience. And, with the addition of green......



Word of Mouth: Novi Sad, Serbia : A glimpse at the culinary, art and design scene of 2021's European Capital of Culture

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:43:17 PDT

by Leora Novick Named in advance the European Capital of Culture for the year 2021, there is no shortage of art, design, and culinary delights in Novi Sad—more than enough to tempt travelers away from Serbia's more frequented destination, Belgrade......



Buy: "High Notes" T-Shirt and Candle

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:57:48 PDT

Just in time for 4/20, MALIN+GOETZ and NYC's La Ligne have teamed up for a cannabis-themed candle and T-shirt set that's for the sophisticated but playful toker. The candle's herbaceous fragrance blends with oakmoss, pepper, sandalwood, patchouli and......



Link About It: NASA's "Tess" is Searching for Alien Worlds

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:33:39 PDT

NASA's Tess (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is going in search of some 200,000 of the brightest stars, in an attempt to find alien worlds. The satellite will hitch a ride with SpaceX's Falcon 9 and then spend two years floating around space......



ListenUp: Janelle Monae: I Like That

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:37:10 PDT

With her third LP Dirty Computer set to be released at the end of the month, Janelle Monae keeps dropping new tracks and music videos; heightening the already bubbling anticipation. Following last week's "Pynk" (and its awesome video) comes "I Like......



David Rockwell + 2X4's "The Diner" for Surface Magazine: A pop-up restaurant offering a comprehensive look at the iconography of American diners

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:43:26 PDT

Be it Edward Hopper or "Pulp Fiction," generations of art and artists have delved into the concept of the American diner. From greasy spoons to menu font, everyone has an idea of what diners mean and can contain. Honoring this iconography, Rockwell......



The Bail Project: Presented at TED, Robin Steinberg's bold plan is based on equality and the simple but essential importance of freedom

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:10:54 PDT

In a moving and ultimately educational talk, Robin Steinberg (public defender and CEO of The Bail Project) outlined her bold, ambitious and wildly important plan to combat the unjust mass imprisonment of low-income and at-risk Americans. The Bail Project......



Buy: Sex Essentials Kit 7

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:06:07 PDT

Emphasizing high-design and all-gender usage, Maude's reminding consumers that safe sex can be elegant while exciting. With their Kit 7, they've paired a 100% soft-touch, three-speed silicone personal massaging "vibe" with ultra-thin lubricated latex......



ListenUp: Saying farewell to Yvonne Staples, new tunes by Drake, Empress Of, Kid Cudi and more

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:10:53 PDT

Empress Of: Trust Me Baby Three years since her debut album Me, Empress Of (aka singer/songwriter, Lorely Rodriguez) has released two new songs: "In Dreams" and "Trust Me Baby"—both written, produced, engineered and performed by Rodriguez. The latter......



Link About It: This Week's Picks: The only private residence ever designed by Zaha Hadid, LEGO-compatible furniture, "affordable" space hotels and more

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 02:10:45 PDT

1. Luxury Space Hotel "Aurora Station" A new luxury hotel called Aurora Station is set to begin accommodating guests in 2022. The brainchild of start-up Orion Span, this is a hotel unlike any other—as it will be in space. Founder and CEO Frank......



Lee Broom's New Lighting Collection: Observatory : We speak with the designer about his new range unveiled at Milan Design Week

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:10:52 PDT

Unveiled at the 2018 Milan Design Week, Lee Broom's new lighting collection, called "Observatory," is as dreamy and luxurious as we've come to expect from the British design brand, while showcasing the designer’s maturation and skills. With signature......



ListenUp: Kid Cudi: The Rage

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:07:04 PDT

With a chorus drawn from the Smashing Pumpkins' classic "Bullet With Butterfly Wings," Kid Cudi's "The Rage" makes for a genre-smashing, mash-up-like banger. All things considered, the sum is greater than the parts. Once again the rapper delivers lyrics......



Link About It: 60+ Years of Tom of Finland

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:19:11 PDT

For 60+ years, Tom of Finland (aka Touko Laaksonen) has inspired and empowered viewers, while pioneering expressions of gay desire through his art. While certainly erotic, much of his artwork wasn't overtly sexual, rather playfully suggestive—making......



Omakase-Style Cocktails Served Inside an Art Installation at Straylight: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe's colorful works set the stage for Dorothy Elizabeth's exemplary drinks

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:07:42 PDT

It's certainly not uncommon to sit at a bar and ask the bartender for a recommendation. From the prestigious bars at The Ritz in Paris to Attaboy on the LES, bespoke cocktail offerings continue to manifest internationally. But there's something different......



Buy: Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:55:13 PDT

With some 350 images of as many products, this new hardcover explores design in the USSR from 1950 to 1989 in an interesting peek behind the Iron Curtain. From kids' toys to posters and electronics, these everyday items each have a tinge of kitsch......



Link About It: Moscow Home Designed by Zaha Hadid

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:19:30 PDT

Located just outside of Moscow, a retro-futuristic home built for Vladislav Doronin is the only private residence Zaha Hadid ever designed. With the only brief being that Doronin wanted to "wake up in the morning and just see blue sky," Hadid created......



ListenUp: Okkervil River: Don't Move Back To LA

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:24:33 PDT

Another clever, compelling work dedicated to thoughts of moving west, "Don't Move Back To LA" offers Okkervil River's laundry list of reasons to stay east—or anywhere else. Will Sheff's lyricism—cast out through his recognizable gravelly vocals—toes......



Computer Scientist and Visual Artist Jaron Lanier's TED Talk: A philosopher for the digital generation on the urgent changes we must make online

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:10:37 PDT

One of the brightest minds in computer science, Jaron Lanier's titles and accomplishments are many. Whether you primarily consider him the founder of virtual reality, a visual artist, an author or philosopher, his ideas and their execution......



Tom Blachford's "Noct Angeles" Photo Series: A collection of haunting LA images at night by the talented Melbourne-based artist

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:10:02 PDT

Perhaps one of the most photographed cities in the world, there aren't many angles LA hasn't been viewed from. But in his new series "Noct Angeles," the Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford has managed to capture a side of the city not as often......



Buy: Patchwork High-Tops

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:54:10 PDT

A cute take on a Vans classic, the new patchwork Sk8-Hi sneakers are perfect for spring with contrasting navy suede, denim and canvas. The textured sneakers feature a supportive, padded ankle and vulcanized outsole, so they're durable and comfortable......



Port of Mokha's Coffee Subscription Service, Mokha Monthly: Beans from Yemen, roasted in Oakland and delivered to doorsteps across the States

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:10:32 PDT

With centuries of coffee history rooted in Yemen, Port of Mokha tapped into the nation's extraordinary terrain for growing coffee and helped educate farmers to grow coffee instead of other crops for a world reintroduction. Since its launch a few......



ListenUp: Empress Of: Trust Me Baby

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:23:40 PDT

Three years since her debut album Me, Empress Of (aka singer/songwriter, Lorely Rodriguez) has released two new songs: "In Dreams" and "Trust Me Baby"—both written, produced, engineered and performed by Rodriguez. The latter (co-produced by LA's Cole......



Link About It: 4,500 Dachshund-Related Items at New German Museum

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:23:27 PDT

In the German town of Passau, former florists Josef Küblbeck and Oliver Storz have opened a museum dedicated to the delightful daschund, aka the wiener dog or sausage dog. Known as Dackelmuseum, or Dachshund Museum, the destination features 4,500 sausage......



ListenUp: Confidence Man: Don’t You Know I'm In A Band

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:20:51 PDT

With "Don’t You Know I'm In A Band," Melbourne-based band Confidence Man offers a slice of dance-floor wit. The video, directed by Schall & Schnabel, features all four members traipsing through magazine spreads—posing, dancing and triggering some hearty......



Spring Workout Wear: Indie brands making intentionally thought-out performance pieces

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:50:49 PDT

Workout gear goes through a lot for you—not only soaking up sweat and grime in all corners and putting up with your body's various contortions from downward dog to dancer's pose, but it's the armor we don in our commitment to self-care and health......



Link About It: Introducing LEGO-Compatible Furniture

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:24:33 PDT

Italian design studio NINE has produced a storage furniture series called Stüda that's covered in studs compatible with Lego bricks. Constructed from corian, the series features three different modular sizes and numerous colors. They'll make their......



Buy: Silver Rolled Smoke Keychain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:30:05 PDT

Made for keeping your pre-rolled joints fresh and tidy (as well as discreet) this unassuming silver keychain is essentially a lidded, hollow tube. With a gold tip, and measuring just over three inches long, it's a sophisticated accessory for on-the......



Buy: Circulating Leg + Foot Creme

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:06:15 PDT

With capsaicin, ginger and grapefruit botanical extracts paired with a substantial cannabis infusion, Apothecanna's circulation cream warms muscles and relieves inflammation. This anti-inflammatory potion reinvigorates limbs by stimulating blood flow......



Interview: Takuya Suzuki of Hamptons-Based Takuya Duncan: Japanese heritage meets upstate style in this brand's SS18 collection

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:10:49 PDT

by Michael Raver Premium menswear brand Takuya Duncan has been making casual but sophisticated clothing for several years now. In his designs, founder Takuya Suzuki combines style and inspiration from his motherland of Japan, and his current......



ListenUp: The Staple Singers: I'll Take You There

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:23:01 PDT

Yvonne Staples of soul trio The Staple Singers has died at 80 years old. Yvonne replaced her brother in the band after he was drafted into the army, making the group three sisters with their father on guitar. The song "I'll Take You There" was a Billboard......



Link About It: NPR Readers Select the 150 Best Albums by Women

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:49:17 PDT

A list that's just as fun as it is purposeful: NPR readers have selected the 150 best albums made by women. Roughly 4,500 people participated and ultimately 8,000 received a vote. The poll was done as a counter to NPR's self-assembled list, voted on......



Word of Mouth: Napa Valley: Wineries, restaurants, relaxation and the way to get to it all

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:46:42 PDT

It's safe to assume that destinations featuring superb wine are acutely aware of the desire for good food that tends to accompany it. California's Napa Valley certainly is. The most prestigious wine region in the United States, Napa draws many for......



Buy: Curl Conditioner

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:27:53 PDT

Made from high-quality natural ingredients, Sachajuan's new Curl Conditioner aims to nourish, hydrate and define curls. With their Ocean Silk Curl Complex used as a key addition, this potion helps to reduce frizz. Hair is left feeling soft and smooth......



ListenUp: Drake: Nice For What

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:19:09 PDT

Drake's new track (featuring Big Freedia and Letitia Wright on the bridge) "Nice For What" is a sheer celebration of women—specifically independent women—despite heavily sampling Lauryn Hill’s "Ex-Factor" which is about distrust of a lover. (Hill's......



Link About It: Luxury Space Hotel "Aurora Station"

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:51:02 PDT

A new luxury hotel called Aurora Station is set to begin accommodating guests in 2022. The brainchild of start-up Orion Span, this is a hotel unlike any other—as it will be in space. Founder and CEO Frank Bunger says, it's the "first-ever affordable......



ListenUp: Dr. Dog: Heart Killer

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:55:55 PDT

Dr. Dog returns with "Heart Killer," taking their signature vocals and guitar-driven grooves to a new level. A true demonstration of their musical talents, the song was recorded to a 16-track analogue tape during production, as were the other tunes......



Link About It: Supersonic Travel May Return by 2023

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:04:48 PDT

The last Concorde may have completed travel in 2003 but that doesn't mean supersonic travel came to an end entirely. Three aviation start-ups are hoping to bring Mach speed back by 2023—and plan to tackle the faults of the previous airplane. First......



Zhong Shan’s Surrealist "Free Fall" Exhibition: Beijing's ArtDepot showcases the artist's captivating oil-on-silk works

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:30:32 PDT

by Alessandro De Toni The masters of surrealism left a strong mark on a whole generation of Chinese painters. Born in 1971, in the Southern province of Guizhou, Zhong Shan—like many artists of his generation—was inspired by surrealist masters, and......



Link About It: Farewell Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Isao Takahata

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:44:07 PDT

Co-founder of the influential Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata has passed away at 82 years old. Takahata (who started the studio with Hayao Miyazaki) wrote and directed some of the most magical and poignant animated films of the past 50+ years—including......