Coolhunt: Apron Tool Bag

What is it?
The Apron Tool Bag looks like a normal bag, but when you unzip it it’s a storage bag for tools. The Apron Tool Bag is designed by Lee Geunwon, Lee Hea Jin and Lee Seung Han. This bag can be carried for convenient access during repair work. 

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Why is it cool?
This Apron Tool Bag is cool because it’s multifunctional. It keeps you clean by means of the apron and it keeps all of your tools togheter within fingertips. Men don’t need to carry their toolbox everywhere anymore. Besides that the Apron Tool Bag is very handy and multifunctional it’s also very manly.

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Why has it future growth potential?
The Apron Tool Bag has future growth potential because men still desire to their masculinity. In the society we live in men and women are equal in several areas and androgynous occurs more and more. The Apron Tool Bag encourages men to go back to the time where the daily activities of men consist handicraft.

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Coolhunt: Commuter Suit

What is it?
Commuter Suit is a suit, which is developed for people who cycle to work. This suit is designed bij Parker Dusseau. The focus of this suit is movement. By means of special materials Dusseau designs clothes that is more comfortable than normal clothes you wear when you ride a bike. The suits that are produced are still limited editions.

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Why is it cool?
This suits are cool because Dusseau has considerd how people transport themselves and which clothes make that more comfortable. The Commuter Suit is made of moisture friendly material with enough spandex that causes flexibility. Besides comfort Dusseau also has reckon with safety. By means of discrete reflective elements on the sleeves and the collar.

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Why has it future growth potential?
More and more people take the bike to their work. This is because it’s way more healthy than taking the car or public transport and a lot of people can’t stand overcrowded trains or long traffic jams. However the bike is becoming a more and more used way to go to work, people want to retain their comfort. The Commuter Suit contributes the comfort we had in combination with style and safety.

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Coolhunt: Colour me shave

What is it?
Colour me shave is a shaving gel (without foam) and in different colours. The colour of this shaving gel will keep it’s colour and won’t turn out white like most other shaving products. Besides the colour this shaving gel has a moisturizing, nourishing and solidified term function.

Why is it cool?
Colour me shave is cool because it is the only shaving product that truly keeps it colour. For most men shaving is a daily activity. Colour me shave makes shaving more fun by the colour. Nowadays everyone is looking for authenticity. This shaving gel offers authenticity by means of the fragrance and colour. This defines the identity of the men and makes shaving more personal.

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Why has it future growth potential?
Colour me shave has future growth potential because everyone wants to be authentic, we want something that defines us. We search for it in everything, big things but also in small, daily products as Colour me shave.

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Coolhunt: Hybrid skins

What is it?
Hybrid Skins is an exhibition in Enschede (Netherlands) where the progress of genetic engineering and nanotechnology is shown. At this exhibition artists and designers are showing their artistic vision of a future world with new ethical issues and opportunities related to the human body and the imitation of the human body.

Why is it cool?
New developments are always interesting. At this exhibition it is cool to see how people can imitate the human body. They can imitate the body so closely that it seems like the body is really alive. When you are visiting this exhibition the central question is: can we adapt nature to the rapid changes in fashion?

Why has it future growth potential?
Everything in this world will keep on developing, so the human body will keep developing as well. This hybrid skins combine fashion with nanotechnology and cloning. By these new techniques the human body and nature can me copied and personalized.

However, there is a moral question about this hybrid skins: are your body and your genes your own property that you just may copy? This is a moral question because everyone is unique, this can disappear with this new techniques.

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Coolhunt: Stop Telling Women To Smile

What is it?
Stop telling women to smile (STWTS) is a street art project by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh that is about gender-related harassment. Everywhere in various cities (started in Brooklyn) you will see drawn portraits of women, which have shared their story about their experience with harassment.
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Why is it cool?
This street art project is cool because street harassment is a big issue that affects women all over the world. With this project women can say what is on their mind and the project gives women the courage to speak out loud about harassment.
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Why has it future growth potential?

This Stop Telling Women To Smile street art has future growth potential because gender-related harassment happens all over the world. We live in a social world and society where women are equal to men. With this street art project all women over the world will soon give a voice to their thoughts about this issue by means of drawn portraits.
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Coolhunt: Micazu

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Micazu is a Dutch platform for vacations. This company provides the contact between Dutch tenants and Dutch renters. Micazu is created with reference to D-Reizen, one of the biggest tourism companies in the Netherlands. On the website renters can easily log on to have direct contact with tenants. In this way they can come to an agreement about the vacation rentals. Micazu offers vacation rentals in more than 45 countries. 
Tourism has changed through the years and also the way of booking a trip. Micazu has the potential to grow and become more familiar because booking a trip via Micazu offers you transparency and a new experience of leisure.

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DesignerCafe

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The DesignerCafe is a meetingplace for upcoming Dutch designers and fashionlovers. The collections of the designers are being produced, displayed and sold in the DesignerCafe. I think this is a new and cool way to discover new styles. It also is a unique chance to see how the collections are being produced.

If you are interested in design and fashion you can join various workshops about styling and design. You also can join other events organised by the DesignerCafe, for instance Designer Sunday. During this day one of the designers is in the spotlights. They’ll be working on new products the entire day and you can ask all your questions.

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Coolhunt: Tell a story

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Tell a story

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Just a story what can happen if you run across this van. A travelling bookstore called Tell a story. This bookstore makes Portuguese literature more accessible to tourist. The story behind this van is to create a place for visitors where Portuguese literature is still important. Besides the importance of the literature it also is a new cool way to bring books to people instead of getting people to books.

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Coolhunt: Interactive window shopping

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Interactive window shopping

A change in the future of retail: interactive window shopping! Interactive window shopping is not particularly new because the brand Ralph Lauren already developed one. However, scientists in Fraunhofer Institute for Telcommunications are trying to bring interactive window shopping to a new level by means of working on a more hi-tech version.

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The term ‘window shopping’ will get a whole different meaning. The interactive screens can follow your hand gestures which makes it possible to collect your items on the screen. But that’s not all: the screen also remembers what the most purchases have been and shows you the latest trends related on shopping! What also is a fun fact is that you can even shop after the physical shop has closed which gives you a 24/7 shop experience!

 We already see that the past few years online retail is in attendance. With interactive window shopping retail has the potential to be much more digitized in the future.

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Coolhunt: Ecologic camping Palulu

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Ecologic camping Palulu

This all-eco camping is located in an hour away from the bustling Paramaribo yet right in the jungle. It’s the only camping in the country which makes it a niche because in Suriname the tourism is still limited compared to other countries.

Everything is ecologic: there is no electricity, no hypermodern kitchen and for the sanitation there is only a little building. It’s all about the experience of the nature. The nature wakes you up, and the nature brings you to sleep. During your stay you can go on a caiman tour and you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the nature. You will sleep in a hammock in a pinahut.

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Palulu definitely has future growth potential because it is back to basic and it gives you the opportunity to experience the nature during your spare time. Especially for people who don’t have the jungle next door it would be an amazing experience.

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