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.
Fighting book bans with a free electronic library card, an obsidian hand-axe workshop, elephants against climate change and more A Robot That Melts and Reforms Researchers have devised a robot that can liquefy and then reform—an characteristic inspired by sea cucumbers that rapidly change their stiffness. The shape-shifting invention can move between...
Informing the future since 2003 Twenty years ago today we created COOL HUNTING in our kitchen as a personal utility and archive of design inspiration. Coming home from a day at work the first thing we’d ask each other was “what did you find today that excited you?” We’d talk about those discoveries, eager to share with each other and on occasion would...
A great way to store medications, vitamins and supplements, the Weekly Pill Case from Ikigai is a sophisticated vessel that can help users keep organized. Especially useful for those who travel frequently, the aluminum case is durable, minimal and can be engraved for personalization.
A robust vehicle that keeps the driver engaged Since its introduction in 1964, the Ford Mustang has continued to push the limits of design, performance, culture and subculture. It seems to fit in no matter where it goes, whether it’s in Hollywood or an underground car meet. And though Ford seems to offer countless unique Mustang variants, there’s one...
Created by Canadian artificial intelligence company WOMBO, Dream is an AI-powered app that converts text to painted art when given a prompt and preferred style. Available on iOS with a monthly subscription starting at $5, the intuitive algorithm explores AI’s ability to bring words to life.
Album Leaf (LA-based artist Jimmy LaValle’s ambient-leaning project) teams up with Bat For Lashes (aka singer-songwriter, musician and producer Natasha Khan) on the enchanting “Near.” The luminescent, layered track will appear on Future Falling (out 5 May), LaValle’s first album in seven years, which will also feature Kimbra. He says in a statement...
A milk punch riff inspired by John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, amaro shots worth savoring and so much more New York City has an abundance of acclaimed craft cocktail bars but the East Village’s Mister Paradise (opened in early 2019) makes a compelling case as one of the most clever thanks to its new menu. Though impeccable drink options range from inventive...
From the playful, sex-positive brand Carne Bollente, the Rabbit Hole wallet (made from polyurethane) features an embroidered design of two copulating bunnies on one side. With a zip closure and a card slot, the wallet also has room for some cash and small valuables inside.
Made in Portugal, this Oversized Bath Sheet stems from a limited edition collaboration between French fashion brand Jacquemus and Copenhagen-based textiles company Tekla. With contrasting brown and blue striped color schemes on 100% organic heavyweight cotton, the towel looks striking while feeling plush, warm and absorbent.
Following “I Killed Captain Cook,” Unknown Mortal Orchestra has released “Layla”—both tracks from the highly anticipated upcoming double album, V (out 17 March). Frontman Ruban Nielson, who is of Hawaiian and Maori heritage, says the sound was inspired by “the rich traditions of West Coast AOR, classic hits, weirdo pop and Hawaiian Hapa-haole music.”
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