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ListenUp: Weezer covers Toto, plus new tunes by Anderson Paak, Lillian Frances and more

Anderson Paak: Bubblin With a little extra drama than his usual offerings, Anderson Paak's new track "Bubblin" features some sweeping violins over a trap beat—creating a little contrast and cinematic flair. The rapper/singer/songwriter/producer's...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Listenup, Listen_up, Musicvideos, Weezer, Newmusic, Anderson Paak, Anderson Paak Lillian Frances


Link About It: This Week's Picks: Medusa's makeover, an album stored in DNA, Michael Jackson's "impossible" dance move and more

1. Bill Gold's Seminal Film Posters While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Photos, Art, Music, Science, Design, Dna, Tech, Research, Dance, Records, Rip, Michael Jackson, Link-about-it, Popculture, Arthistory, Fluxus


TED 2018: Emily Levine's "How I Made Friends With Reality": The charming philosopher/writer/comedian discusses serious truths with lighthearted humor

Somehow, beginning her TED Talk "How I Made Friends With Reality" by announcing she has stage four cancer, yet making the entire crowd laugh, the inimitable and charming Emily Levine immediately hooks her audience. The writer/philosopher/comedian...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Science, Design, Culture, Humor, Philosophy, Emily Levine, Tedtalks, Ted2018


Link About It: Good, Bad, and Terrible GDPR Emails

Today is Day Zero for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which is the European Union's new privacy regulations—the new policy for any companies that use European residents' personal information. The most visible result of this has been the...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Privacy, Tech, European Union, Data, Culture, Humor, Emails, Gdpr, Linkaboutit


Link About It: Customizable 3D Lighting for Portrait Mode Pics

Thanks to some very clever tech, the team at Apollo have created a 3D lighting app logically named Portrait Lighting that will unlock the potential of your Portrait mode photos. Only available for iPhone X, 8 Plus and 7 Plus (as earlier versions don...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Apps, Photography, Design, Tech, Smartphones, Phones, Portraits, Linkaboutit


Link About It: Farewell to "Cloudsmith" Artist Geoffrey Hendricks

Best known for sky imagery in his paintings, objects, installations, and performance pieces, "cloudsmith" artist (and teacher at Rutgers University for 47 years) Geoffrey Hendricks passed away at 86 years old. A major part of the avant-garde Fluxus...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Design, Culture, Artists, Rip, Linkaboutit, Rutgers University, Fluxus, Geoffrey Hendricks, Artmovements


Buy: Fluxus Coloring Book

From the mind of SF-based artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this second edition of the Fluxus coloring book (based on the art movement of the same name) features 12 new designs for readers to scribble, sketch and color in—or leave as is. The minimal but thoughtful...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Design, Books_music_film, Coloringbooks, Fluxus, Artmovements, Brion Nuda Rosch


Spring and Summer NYC Getaways : Escape the city heat and head for the hills

New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and most full-time residents begin thinking of escape sometime in spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there's plenty of charm and relief...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, New York City, Accommodation, Vacation, Catskills, Hudson, Lodging, Newyork, Nystate, Hudsonriver, Hamptons Fire Island Montauk Asbury Park


Limited Edition Grooming Essentials from LILFOX and Handsome Heroes: Natural, nourishing and made for men

With the natural beauty market evolves and grows rapidly, Beauty Heroes continues to be on the look out for products that are free from harmful toxins and—of course—that actually work. While founder Jeannie Jarnot has always offered products for...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Style, Natural, Beauty, Grooming, Skincare, Vegan, Limitededition, Subscriptionservices, Beautyheroes, Jeannie Jarnot


Link About It: The Secret Behind Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" Move

For decades viewers have watched Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" leaning dance move in awe. The "biomechanically impossible" act (which Jackson debuted in 1987) has the dancer leaning at a remarkable 45-degree angle—from the ankle—all the while...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Science, Design, Dance, Physics, Culture, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Linkaboutit, Michaeljackson


ListenUp: Weezer: Rosanna (Toto Cover)

Beloved band Weezer has been begged for some time by fans to cover Toto's "Africa" and, instead, today they released their version of the band's 1982 jam "Rosanna." The result is certainly faithful to the original, with the main difference being Rivers...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Africa, Rock, Culture, Listenup, Weezer, Toto, Rosanna, Coverversions, Rosanna Toto


Crude, Alluring and Complex: Marilyn Minter at LA's Regen Projects: The Hollywood gallery showcases paintings, photography, and film by the NYC-based artist

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For her third solo show at LA's Regen Projects (open now through 23 June), NYC-based artist Marilyn Minter is again exploring dichotomies—from the beautiful and the grotesque to glamour and grit—the show is seductive...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Video, Hollywood, Design, Exhibits, La, Culture, Nsfw, Artists, Exhibitions, Galleries, Marilyn Minter, Regen, Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick, LA s Regen Projects


Buy: Mirrorball Hawaiian Shirt

From Japanese brand Wacko Maria (founded by former J-League Football's Nobuhiro Mori and Keiji Ishizuka) comes an Aloha shirt with a difference. Part outer-space, part disco, part Hawaiian-vibed, this shirt combines a bunch of themes for a mash-up...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Shirts, Design, Clothing, Apparel, Clothing_accessories, Tops, Wacko Maria, Hawaiianshirts, Nobuhiro Mori, Keiji Ishizuka


Buy: Vegan Cheddar Puffs

Made with all-natural water lily seeds, organic extra virgin coconut oil, nutritional yeast, sea salt and paprika, Lily Puffs taste like a healthier version of cheese puffs—but with no actual cheese. With no sugar, these are a crunchy snack that satisfy...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Food, Design, Snacks, Healthy, Vegan, Food_drink, Puffs, Cheesepuffs


ListenUp: Anderson Paak: Bubblin

With a little extra drama than his usual offerings, Anderson Paak's new track "Bubblin" features some sweeping violins over a trap beat—creating a little contrast and cinematic flair. The rapper/singer/songwriter/producer's raspy and playful vocals...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Pop, Soul, Culture, Listenup, Musicvideos, Newmusic, Hiphop, Anderson Paak


Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2018: Remarkable installations on display across London's nightclubs, churches, former prisons and more

In the crowded space of global design weeks, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week has a distinct advantage: not only is the area home to a huge number of architects and design businesses, making it a truly local celebration, it’s also blessed with interesting...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, London, Clerkenwell Design Week


Link About It: Massive Attack Album to be Stored in DNA

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Massive Attack's Mezzanine, the band has worked with scientists from ETH Zurich in order to preserve the record in DNA. Once it's coded in DNA, the record could last up to thousands of years—yet the result cannot...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Science, Design, Dna, Tech, Albums, Linkaboutit, Eth Zurich


Design Precision in Jaeger-LeCoultre's Iconic Watches: A new collection of watches draws inspiration from one of the brand's milestone timepieces

From its heritage—and many records—to the proprietary components that beat in the heart of each handmade watch today, Jaeger-LeCoultre represents the best of the luxury watch world. There's personality, history and a finesse that can only come from...... Continue Reading... googletag.pubads().definePassback('1006677/coolhunting_v6_ROS_1x1_tracking', [[1,1]]).setTargeting('CHKeyword',['jaeger_lecoultre_polaris_memovox']).display();
Tags: Sponsored, Design, Watches, Watchdesign, Jaeger LeCoultre, Jaeger, Wristwatches, Jaegerlecoultre, Polarismemovox


Link About It: Farewell to Robert Indiana, Creator of LOVE Sculptures

Pop artist and creator of iconic LOVE sculptures, Robert Indiana has passed away at 89 years old. The reclusive artist created a lifetime's worth of art, but remains best known for his stacked-letter pieces (originally made for a Christmas card commissioned...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Culture, Sculpture, Artists, Rip, Linkaboutit, Publicart, Robert Indiana, Robert Indiana Creator


Michael Ventura's "Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership": Sub Rosa's CEO and founder's first book on his brilliant philosophy and methodology

For some 15 years, we have been fans and friends of Michael Ventura—founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, whose entire working process is based on Applied Empathy, a methodology that strengthens empathetic minds and brings together insight and action, resulting...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Sub Rosa, Michael Ventura


ListenUp: Lillian Frances: Bailamos Con el Humo

Calling herself "sound collager," Lillian Frances has just released her second EP Timeism and from it comes the delightfully glitchy, mostly-Spanish-language song "Bailamos Con el Humo." Infectious and bright, it's just one of the record's charming...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Dance, Culture, Listenup, Electronic, Newmusic, Lillian Frances, Bailamos Con el Humo


Buy: Lady Fair Papers

Referencing a very specific character's very specific invention from '90s cult movie "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," these Lady Fair rolling papers are functional with a side of fun. With 32 papers in each pack, these king-sized pink papers...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Marijuana, Michele, Romy, Provocative, Cannabisculture, Papers, Rollingpapers


Link About It: Medusa's Depictions Through History

Medusa—a monster, a gorgon, a dangerous woman—with her snake hair, is an instantly recognizable subject throughout history. In art, fashion and pop culture, she has been portrayed in countless ways, but around 2,000 years ago Medusa got a makeover...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Gender, Design, Media, Culture, Feminism, Magazines, Paintings, Medusa, Linkaboutit, Popculture


The Macallan Scotch's Otherworldly New Distillery + Visitor Center: An architectural wonder that rolls into the Speyside, Scotland hills

There's an inherent magic to the rolling green hills of the Scottish Highlands. Nature imparts peace, beauty and—of course—an imprint on the whisky produced throughout the region. With their brand new distillery—which looks as if were pulled from the...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Scotland, Scotch, Food-drink, Singlemaltscotch, Distilleries, Themacallan, Speyside, Scottishhighlands, Rogersstirkharbourandpartners


Buy: Joe Doucet Collaboration Jeans

Collaborating with award-winning designer Joe Doucet, NYC-based 3x1 wanted to reinvent current-day five-pocket jeans. The design—first crafted for workmen—has been reimagined with our tech-saturated lives in mind. Thus, these jeans boast several pragmatic...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Clothing, Tech, Apparel, Pants, Clothing_accessories, Collaborations, Jeans, Joe Doucet, 3x1


Link About It: Bill Gold's Seminal Film Posters

While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives one in his countless seminal film posters...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Movies, Film, Culture, Illustration, Rip, Retro, Vintage, Linkaboutit, Bill Gold


ListenUp: Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara: Ultimatum

After diving into Fatoumata Diawara's discography, English electronic duo Disclosure pieced together a song that heavily samples her work—and the result is "Ultimatum." Their first new track since 2016, it's an approachable dance tune that showcases...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Dance, Culture, Listenup, Collaborations, Newmusic, Fatoumata Diawara


CH Edition: Morocco: For our fourth hosted travel experience we visited three magical cities, each full of inspiring craft, design, food and people

COOL HUNTING Edition hosted travel experiences are our version of a couture line. Like the fashion analogy, they're a halo product, a pinnacle, a dream. They share our curiosity as editors, are shaped by the people we know and meet during our research...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Morocco


Buy: Dog Retrieving Toy

From its blaze orange colorway to the FDA-approved food-grade polymer composition, Filson's Dog Retrieving Toy stands out from the rest. Its greatest attribute, however, stems from the fact that it was developed with scientists at Auburn University...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Toys, Design, Pets, Fda, Kids_pets, Filson, Dogtoys, Pettoys, Auburnuniversity


ListenUp: Christine and the Queens and Nine Inch Nails return, plus new music from Slow Hollows, Peter Fenn and more

Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk: Girlfriend French pop singer/songwriter/producer Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has teamed up with Pasadena-based funk master Dâm-Funk (aka Damon Garrett Riddick) for the new track "Girlfriend...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Queens, Pasadena, Listenup, Listen_up, Newmusic, Christine, Héloïse Letissier, Dām Funk, Damon Garrett Riddick, Nineinchnails, Trentreznor, Peter Fenn, Slowhollows, Christineandthequeens