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Cool Hunting Video: CH Edition Zambia 2014: We hosted another incredible safari, this time with a stronger focus on the Mfuwe community


After hosting our first successful Cool Hunting Edition trip to Africa in summer 2012, the CH team was eager to design another trip and revisit Zambia with a new group two years later.

Panoramic Sound Recording with Boom Boom: A new app for the device allows users to replicate exotic or ambient noise


by Laura Feinstein There are many ways to spin a good yarn. At this year’s Future of Storytelling Summit (FoST), a yearly meeting of the cross-disciplinary minds spanning tech, design, experiential and innovation, founder Charlie...

Guns & Rain Brings African Art to the World: Our interview with the equity-minded founder of the new commerce and development platform


Creativity exists throughout the world. Global centers like Paris, London and New York have long served as geographic and cultural gatekeepers for the fine art world, but the internet is gaining momentum on democratizing the international scope of contemporary art.

Test Drive: All-New 2015 Ford F-150: We take the all-around impressive aluminum truck for an on- and off-road ride through the heart of Texas


Until just a few days ago, the only people to have driven the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 were employees and select dealers of the storied American automaker.

Preloved Roots Garden Nursery: A haven for neglected plants offering a chance at a second home


Not everybody has a green thumb—and sometimes it takes a plant-related failure to realize this. As a resource for such situations, Sydney, Australia's Preloved Roots provides an alternate ending.

Chilli Beans x YACHT Collaborate on Fun Eyewear: The creative duo have designed sunglasses and optical frames to make you smile


Earlier this year, casual Brazilian eyewear brand Chilli Beans collaborated with bounce music artist Big Freedia on a collection of sunglasses and optical frames.

DreamQii's Plexidrone for Filmmakers : Swarm control, autonomous flight and more from the brand's latest drone


Drones have been a hot topic recently—and rightfully so. Outside of the dialogue surrounding the legality of buzzing around New York City or National Parks, the new generation of affordable and feature-packed quad-copters are enormously powerful tools for filmmakers.

Story + Cool Hunting: Pitch Night 2014: Join us in-person to present your big breakthrough idea for the chance to be included in our online gift guide and at the Chelsea concept shop


If you are a designer or maker able to spend an evening in NYC and have a product ready to sell, we at Cool Hunting want to see it.

VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit: A vibrant Dutch tipple conveniently and handsomely packaged


More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the...

INST-INT 2014: Conference Highlights: From the founders of Eyeo, this specialized forum focuses the spotlight on interactive art and technology


From the founders of technology festival Eyeo comes a smaller, more tightly focused offshoot called INST-INT.

Illustrator Donald Robertson on Great Jones Street: The Instagram-famous illustrator opens up his work to interact with passersby


In recent years illustrator Donald Robertson has made a name for himself with technicolor drawings of toothy lipstick smiles, cartoonish animals and fashion industry icons like Anna Wintour and Karl...

Bulgari Octo Maserati Chronograph: Two iconic brands celebrate their respective anniversaries with a luxe collaboration


This year innovative Italian automaker Maserati celebrates 100 years and coincidentally, fellow Italian Bulgar are commemorating 130 years of advanced watchmaking.

Desmond & The Tutus: Enjoy Yourself: South Africa's indie rockers on their new release, ditching the traditional album format and the importance of having a laugh


Home to rich diversity, a troubled yet storied past and the arguable center of African art and design, South Africa is a hotbed for creativity—from experimental electronic production duos to thriving design conferences with a global reach.

Umut Yamac’s Perch Light: The architect's perfectly balanced, origami-inspired paper light


Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft...

Cry Wolf by Lisa Solberg: The Los Angeles painter brings her first dramatic exploration of nature to the gallery walls in Munich


LA-based Lisa Solberg paints with bold colorful strokes that convey elements of mystery that evoke an otherworldly spirituality.

Samuelsohn Performance Weatherproof Suits: Rain-repellent fabrics get a classic cut in the brand's new line


Any suit-wearing individual caught in an unexpected storm or using a not-so-effective umbrella understands the discomfort of wet dress attire.

Contemporary Art at Le Méridien Chambers : Even the public bathrooms host video artwork in this highly cultural, downtown Minneapolis hotel


Some boutique hotels seem to add artwork to the lobby as an afterthought for sheer novelty, but real estate magnate Ralph Burnet (of Coldwell Banker Burnet) has been merging artwork and service for a unique experience since 2006, when he founded Chambers, a...

Unseen Photo Fair 2014: The Hand-Built Image: From meticulous collages to deceptive sets, five photographers' take on the time-honored art of physical photo manipulation


A motto we adhere to around CH HQ is that there are no new ideas, only new executions. Such is true of contemporary photo collage.

Black Weirdos Meets Twin Peaks for A/W 14: From the Black Lodge's zig-zag floor to Killer BOB, plenty of Lynchian inspiration in this Japanese label's collection


For their A/W 2014 collection, Japanese label Black Weirdos has gone deep into Ghostwood Forest. The delightfully odd menswear brand has created a line that is inspired by all things Twin Peaks—no doubt scaring and thrilling...

Ai Weiwei: @Large: The Chinese artist's expansive exhibit on Alcatraz explores political dissidence and pays homage to activists around the world


The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco.


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