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A Look at 2014 in Tech: 10 Trend-Setting Gadgets

From a personal aerial drone to a bionic arm, an electric bike converter to a next gen vehicle interface, these ten gadgets will arrive sooner than you think. Check out the best gadgets of 2014 before they arrive. Continue »

8 Status Symbols in 2014 America

What can success buy in the USA today? From a lake house to a luxury car, a motorcycle to a man cave, these items represent the greatest rewards for career achievement celebrated in today’s American Dream. Continue »

10 Secret Speakeasies Around the United States

How about a cocktail and a secret? These underground speakeasies are well-hidden and password-protected, allowing only the in-the-know drinker into their doors. Continue »

2014 BMW 328d: the Dynamic Return of Diesel

The all-new 2014 BMW 328d is on its way to dealerships around the US, and it offers a promise rarely seen in the luxury class– performance AND efficiency. 45mpg on the highway, 675 miles to a single tank and all the luxury/performance one would expect out of a BMW. TheCoolist spent a week driving, photographing and testing the 328d for this in-depth look.

What Moves You: 24 Bold, Brilliant and Beautiful Points of Inspiration

As part of the Levi’s Station to Station art event traveling across the United States, TheCoolist submits these 24 brilliant works of human creativity that inspire their work. Continue »

Decaying Detroit by Philip Jarmain

The decay of Detroit has been widely publicized, but rarely has its beauty been captured like this. The new photographic series American Beauty by Philip Jarmain captures the ruins of Detroit in their sheer architectural magnificence. It’s a solid fusion of architectural photography and photographic journalism in one. Continue »

BMW i8 Hybrid Officially Released: Arrives in early 2014

After four years in the making/teasing, the production model of the BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car has been revealed. It will arrive in Spring 2014 for around $130k. Continue »

Bandit9 Atlas Motorcycle

The bad boys in Beijing have rebuilt an old Yamaha XVS400 into something new and remarkable, the Bandit9 Atlas Motorcycle. This build opts for more refinement and elegance than your typical “rough and rugged” reconstruction, and boy did they do it just right. More at TheCoolist.

10 Incredible Cave Spaces from Around the World

From underground homes to restaurants to offices, these 10 amazing cave spaces from around the world ignite the imagination. Continue »

Amazing School Bus Mobile Home by Hank Butitta

Architecture student Hank Butitta turned an old bus into a functional, spacious school bus mobile home for less than $10,000. Continue »

QLOCKTWO W WATCH by Biegert & Funk

TheCoolist goes hands-on with the stunning textual timekeeper, the QLOCKTWO W Watch by Biegert and Funk.

Florida Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Robert Wielage

A stunning example of Florida Mid-Century Modern architecture has made a rare entrance to the real estate market. This classic home features sweeping outdoor spaces for entertaining guests and personal relaxation, as well as 20-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass to pull the outside in. Continue »

Sony PlayStation 4 vs. Microsoft XBOX ONE

We at TheCoolist have been loyal XBOX users for years, but the tide is changing with the release of the new Sony Playstation 4. The price and the freedom of use might make Sony the king of the console once again. Continue »

The New Apple Mac Pro

Apple has officially revealed the new Apple Mac Pro, a wild new design for a powerful new device. Continue »

Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Creative Dad

Need some inspiration for Dad’s gift for father’s day? These 10 Father’s Day gift ideas range from the basic ($80) to the pricey ($1200), but should point you in the right direction for the creative dad. Continue »