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Ktima House Hides an Island Escape Beneath a Rolling Green Roof

Ktima House Hides an Island Escape Beneath a Rolling Green Roof

From above, this contemporary dream house looks like a jagged white line carved into the coastline. To one side, rolling hills extend for acres. To the other, the Aegean Sea crashes at its feet. The Ktima House by Camilo Rebelo and Susana Martins is a contemporary mansion on the Greek island […]

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Elegant Holiday Cottage Makes Big Use of Small Spaces in Rural Hungary

Elegant Holiday Cottage Makes Big Use of Small Spaces in Rural Hungary

A great rural vacation house has a few important characteristics. First, it delivers the basics — a place to eat, sleep and bathe. Second, it’s built to emphasize outdoor living. Last, privacy is paramount, allowing space for personal reflection away from the prying eyes of the public. All of these […]

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Leatherman Tread Wearable Multitool Watch Bracelet

Leatherman Tread Wearable Multitool Watch Bracelet

Early on, I noticed a common problem with my first Leatherman multitool. Whenever I needed it, I had left it behind. Multitools are designed to be mobile gadgets that are always in reach when you need them, provided you keep them handy. Keeping them handy always been a problem for me — but it’s […]

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Ducati Scrambler Specials Roar into 2015 Motor Bike Expo

Ducati Scrambler Specials Roar into 2015 Motor Bike Expo

Toward the end of 2014, Ducati revealed its retro-inspired Ducati Scrambler to much fanfare. It’s an homage to the Ducatis of the 1970s, a design that is friendly toward custom shops and owner modifications. To show off just how custom-friendly the new Ducati Scrambler is, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer tapped […]

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Photographer Patrick Rochon Transforms Infiniti Vehicles into Light Graffiti Paintbrushes

Photographer Patrick Rochon Transforms Infiniti Vehicles into Light Graffiti Paintbrushes

Light painting photography is a thrilling art form. It’s part dance, part photography, and just as rewarding as it is challenging. We heard from light painting master and friend of TheCoolist Patrick Rochon this morning with the release of a new project with Infiniti. Patrick Rochon collaborated with Infiniti on […]

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Microsoft’s HoloLens Display Could Transform the Computer Screen As We Know It

Microsoft’s HoloLens Display Could Transform the Computer Screen As We Know It

For decades, Microsoft has largely been a “me-too” kind of company. You’ve got a tablet? Look, now we have one too. You’ve got a gaming console? Check this out. You’ve got a world-leading search engine? Here’s our also-ran. Yet the new headworn visual interface by Microsoft isn’t a “me-too” kind […]

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See This Daredevil Photographer Sled the Ice Channels of a Swiss Glacier

See This Daredevil Photographer Sled the Ice Channels of a Swiss Glacier

The melting waters of the Aletsch Glacier are a national treasure in Switzerland. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features 27 billion tons of ice, a massive mountain of frozen water. In the summer the Aletsch Glacier thaws, and the melting waters carve narrow channels through the thick glacial ice. Adventure photographer David Carlier […]

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Music sounds better with… sound engineer Aden Gregory

Music sounds better with... sound engineer Aden Gregory

Aden Gregory has been a professional sound engineer for many years, working on plenty of projects in the process, including Later… with Jools Holland for the BBC since 1992. He's therefore heard a lot of music of dramatically varying styles over the…

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Ralph Lauren’s $35,000 Skeleton Watch is Inspired by a $40M Bugatti

Ralph Lauren’s $35,000 Skeleton Watch is Inspired by a $40M Bugatti

There’s a shared design language between traditional timekeeping and the instrument panels of classic cars. Designer Ralph Lauren is well versed in both, and his automotive series of timepieces is a celebration of two distinct passions. The Ralph Lauren RL Automotive Skeleton Watch is the latest in a series of truly […]

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You Deserve a Vacation: These 10 Funky Art Hotels are the Design Destinations of 2015

You Deserve a Vacation: These 10 Funky Art Hotels are the Design Destinations of 2015

A hotel is a lot more than where you rest your head at the end of the night. A good hotel is central to a great travel experience, a place that enriches your perspective on a destination. Each year, we identify the greatest new design hotels, art boutiques and creative […]

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Once the World’s Fastest, This 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Sells for Over $2M

Once the World’s Fastest, This 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Sells for Over $2M

As a child of the 80’s, the sports cars of this era hold a special place in my heart. I count the Ferrari 288, the Lamborghini Countach and the Porsche 930 among my dream cars, vehicles which opened my childhood mind to the potential of speed and design. There’s something […]

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This Secret Speakeasy Hides Behind a Coca-Cola Vending Machine Door

This Secret Speakeasy Hides Behind a Coca-Cola Vending Machine Door

One of the hottest new cocktail bars in Shanghai is a well-hidden secret. The Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola is hidden behind a nondescript vintage Coca-Cola machine in a sandwich shop. Just twist the coin return on this old-timey vendor, and you’ll enter an exclusive speakeasy with an unreal design.
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Are These Sculptural Candies The Most Beautiful Chocolates Ever Created?

Are These Sculptural Candies The Most Beautiful Chocolates Ever Created?

Are these the most beautiful chocolate candies ever made? We know a thing or two about chocolate packaging designs, but these take the (chocolate) cake. The Japanese design firm Nendo has crafted these creative chocolate designs for the annual Maison et Objet design fair in France. The Nendo Chocolatexture project features nine architecturally-inspired candies in a […]

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Music sounds better with… Prog magazine's Jerry Ewing

Music sounds better with... Prog magazine's Jerry Ewing

A welcome return for our regular series of bite-sized music interviews puts the editor of Prog magazine Jerry Ewing in the hot seat. We find out his musical tastes and heroes to give you some tips of what to cue on your home or portable system, gleaned from…

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Castle Rock House is a Contemporary Wooden Dreamhouse on a Coastal Cliff

Castle Rock House is a Contemporary Wooden Dreamhouse on a Coastal Cliff

On a coastal cliff in northern New Zealand, a new contemporary home provides panoramic ocean views to its inhabitants. The Castle Rock House by Herbst Architects is a stunning work of modern architecture, one that engages the locality in both material and inspiration. It is a warm and relaxing seaside […]

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Fujifilm X-A2 Camera Packs Selfie-Friendly Fundamentals

Fujifilm X-A2 Camera Packs Selfie-Friendly Fundamentals

It’s cameras like this that put entry-level DSLRs on the ropes. The Fujiflim X-A2 is the newest entry-level compact camera from Fujifilm, a powerful, hip little device designed for the Instagram generation. It features an advanced, high-resolution sensor, a selfie-friendly flip screen display and — perhaps most importantly — access to Fuji’s lineup […]

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Moto Guzzi Custom Kits Make You the Custom Shop

Moto Guzzi Custom Kits Make You the Custom Shop

Embellishment is central to the allure of motorcycle ownership — it’s not just how we ride the bike, it’s how we fashion it in our own image. Moto Guzzi riders now have a new option for embellishing their V7’s, a set of Moto Guzzi custom kits officially provided by MG. Riders can choose a […]

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A Creative Architect Turned this Old Bunker into a Vacation House

A Creative Architect Turned this Old Bunker into a Vacation House

My childhood obsession with forts has met its match. The architecture firm B-ILD has refurbished an old fort bunker into a holiday house near Fort Vuren, the Netherlands. This old steel-and-concrete structure was originally built to withstand mortar fire, but it now houses campers who want a unique overnight experience. The B-ILD Bunker House is […]

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2016 Acura NSX: The Once and Future King Returns

2016 Acura NSX: The Once and Future King Returns

One of the most celebrated Japanese sports cars of the late 20th century has been reborn at the North American International Auto Show. The 2016 Acura NSX has arrived on the 25th anniversary of the original, a welcome return for fans of the Acura mark. A lot has changed in […]

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Icehotel Reveals Incredible New Ice Hotel Rooms

Icehotel Reveals Incredible New Ice Hotel Rooms

This time of year, most of us travel to escape the cold. Yet for 25 years and counting, this remote village in northern Sweden attracts an entirely different kind of traveler. The world’s largest hotel made of ice has opened its doors for a 25th season in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. The […]

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The 2016 Ford GT Supercar Rolls Out

The 2016 Ford GT Supercar Rolls Out

It’s a proud moment for Detroit. The doors at the 2015 North American International Auto show were barely open before Ford dropped a game changer. The 2016 Ford GT Supercar is the story of the show, a vehicle that speaks volumes about Ford’s commitment to innovation.
The new Ford GT is powerful, […]

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New York Aerial Photography by Vincent Laforet

New York Aerial Photography by Vincent Laforet

You’ve never seen New York photographed quite like this. A new series of New York aerial photography by Vincent Laforet captures the city from above, providing a breathtaking new perspective on Manhattan. It’s the city that never sleeps from thousands of feet in the air, and it’s captured with great precision […]

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Hello House by Oof Architecture

Hello House by Oof Architecture

Wave hello! On a quiet street corner in Melbourne’s Richmond district, a live/work property has been redesigned in a contemporary fashion. The Hello House by Oof Architecture is named after the playful fascia design on the street side. A brick pattern has been laid to read, “hello” to passer’s by, making it […]

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Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

On the tip of the Adriatic, a short drive from Venice, a compact modern cabin provides a peaceful rural escape. The Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti is a 900 square foot home for a small family in rural Slovenia. It was designed using local materials and traditional forms, but […]

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment: a High-Design Home Music Interface

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment: a High-Design Home Music Interface

Most of us engage our music at home from a phone or a tablet. iPhones and Bluetooth speakers are the home stereo pairing of the day, and that works just fine for casual listening. But what of those who prefer high-end, audiophile-class playback? They might be using something like this […]

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