Our New STORY is…COOL!
COOL – it’s a catchall for everything from a state of mind to sweater weather. And while it’s one of those words that’s always on tongue tips, it can be harder to hone in on a single definition.
But one thing is certain: from now until August 17, STORY is all about COOL – from how it looks and tastes to what it feels like. We’ve teamed up with Quirky and GE to put a coolly inventive spin on things. They’ll be introducing us to a Aros, a smart new air conditioner that tracks users’ habits and budget, to automatically maintain the perfect at-home temperature.
Equally COOL: we’ll be highlighting some of the coolest stuff we’ve stumbled upon lately – from JIX, a connectable system for building sculptures of straws and Grady’s Cold Brew (we’ve got it on tap!) a Brooklyn-based iced-coffee concentrate to Hay Rosie, a new craft ice cream upstart that’s got our brains on freeze. There will be COOL stuff to discover from more than 5 brands we met at Pitch Night and COOL stuff to do thanks to some awesomely #RandomActsofQuirky, all set in a super COOL space, built with the support of our friends at Home Depot.
So are you ready to chill? Cool
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Join us August 6 to learn the bijou making basics – from beading to bedazzling a colorful wavy cuff bracelet
Monday, July 21, 2014
Meet the founder of Brand New Noise, a line of handcrafted recorders designed to inspire us to do more than press play.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Hella Bitter, the Brooklyn based brand of cocktail complements, is always a few steps ahead: They were one of the first to hit on the artisan cocktail revival, producing and distributing a line of small batch bitters. And now their latest product, a bitter making kit, taps into the DIY movement and empowers you craft […]
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Have a few summer showers in your future? Here’s how to spend a little less time baby gift shopping and more time at the beach. Open up and say “awww” Spuni: The latest and littlest innovation in spoons, the Spuni spoon’s ergonomic design comes care of two MIT grads who were fed up with messy […]
Monday, July 14, 2014
Summer in New York means one thing: getting out of the city. For stylish gents wary of excess baggage, ONIA’s trunks offer a coolly versatile alternative to blase board shorts. With a highly intricate design process that considers form and function, founder Nathan Romero says the forward-thinking line strives to provide options suited for on-and-off […]
Friday, July 11, 2014
Holy go-to-camp shopping list. From the basics like sunscreen to sunglasses with serious swagger, here’s how to make your little one’s departure as smooth as the cocktail you’ll be enjoying once the bus pulls away. Sons + Daughters Eyewear: Eye-catching sunglasses that the big kids will approve of. The premium sunnies are handmade from acetate […]
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Before you swap the sneakers for flops, make sure you’ve got these stay-cool, look-cool items in your beach bag. Because beach bags are better when they’re packing cool. Quirky Shake Tote: Hurricane sandy doesn’t need to happen every time you leave the beach. Quirky’s inventive tote keeps your beach swag in and the sand where […]
Monday, July 7, 2014
A mash-up of geometry and stone, Cynthia Rybakoff’s jewels have a vintage-meets-modern vibe that’s a little Ziggy Stardust with a heavy dose of downtown cool. Read on for this designer’s bewitching inspiration…
Thursday, July 3, 2014
USA made and cool as hell, GOODLIFE shares the story behind its better take on basics.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Get out there and do what comes American – from skewering and marinating to good old fashioned grilling. Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen.
Monday, June 30, 2014
From packable perfumes to bath bubbles with a distinct “scents” of humor. Read on for the perfect beauty counter for muggy summer day
Friday, June 27, 2014
Keep your cool. Modasten is all about that one-of-a-kind look, crafting its super original sunglasses from recycled skate decks.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Each week we’ll be asking you to share your Summer for a chance to win seriously cool stuff. Want in….
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Summer vibes go hand in hand with gin, rum, tequila, beer. In other words, just about everything that’s drinkable. That means: you’ve got to be ready to hop behind the bar whenever 5 o’clock strikes somewhere. With that in mind, we’ve curated a few essentials to mix into your mixologist tool kit. When heat strikes, […]
Monday, June 23, 2014
The one party you’re going to want to make this summer? The arm party being thrown by crafty-cool friendship bracelet kit maker, Bijou Factory. A Pitch Night discovery, the basic idea is that DIY doesn’t have to look like a craft project and that with the right materials and a little know-how anyone can create […]
Thursday, June 19, 2014
What’s cooler than iced coffee? Grady’s Cold Brew, Brooklyn-brewed and bottled iced coffee concentrate. We’re serving it throughout COOL STORY, single servings as well as take-home bottles.
Craft beer and ice cream….Our first thought: yes. Second thought: why haven’t we tried this before? Cue Stef Ferrari, founder of craft ice-cream upstart Hay Rosie.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Turn your idea into a product this weekend: A Quirky illustrator will be at STORY to sketch your invention and submit it to Quirky.com.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Jix creator Patrick Martinez shares the story behind his installation at STORY and why cool things happen when you realize the tools to be creative are at your fingertips.