Horse info & SA blogs

With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.

Zhongshuge bookstore in Guiyang, China

A new massive, modern library or bookstore seems to be popping up in China every month, especially in the southwestern province of Guizhou and its 4.5-million-inhabitant capital, Guiyang. More often than not, the company building the massive bookstores is Zhongshuge, and the design firm behind the unconventional store concepts is XL-muse, also known as X+ […] The post Zhongshuge bookstore in Guiyang, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/zhongshuge-bookstore-guiyang-china/…

15th Apr 2019

John Mellencamp’s Soho Studio – New York

As singer, songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner John Mellencamp is well known for his music. He has recorded 24 albums, including American Fool released in 1982 under his stage name, John Cougar. He is also a prolific painter johnmellencampart.com who has exhibited across the U.S. His dramatic, moody and dark […] The post John Mellencamp’s Soho Studio – New York appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/john-mellencamps-soho-studio-new-york/…

12th Apr 2019

Private residence, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 The elegant AB Residence is situated on a 53,500 square-metre (approx. 13-acre) private island in Angra dos Reis. Angra dos Reis is a municipality in the southwest of Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. It is formed by 365 islands that have a tropical rainforest climate and exquisite biodiversity, but also one of the country’s […] The post Private residence, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/private-residence-angra-dos-reis-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/…

8th Apr 2019

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

We will choose an exquisitely restored old building over a new one every time. With a restoration approach that does not interfere with the history of a building but enhances it, older structures gain a completely new level of interest and fascination. A well-refurbished old structure inspires respect and wonder, and speaks to us in […] The post The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/painted-hall-old-royal-naval-college-greenwich-london-uk/…

9th Apr 2019

Restaurant Bouillon Julien – Paris, France

London-based designer John Whelan lived in Paris for a decade which, of course, doesn’t make him a Parisian, but it does give him an inside perspective. With that perspective, he’s bravely guiding a series of French bouillons to an intriguingly confusing combination of decay and novelty. A bouillon used to be a slightly less-expensive brasserie, […] The post Restaurant Bouillon Julien – Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/restaurant-bouillon-julien-paris-france/…

1st Apr 2019

5 minutes with Barry Taylor

How did your horses go at Reonet? Which horse impressed you the most? All of my horses jumped superbly. Nissan Coester was clear in the… The post 5 minutes with Barry Taylor appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-barry-taylor/…

26th Mar 2019

Private Residence, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates, California

It is a tall order to restore a 1928 Spanish style cottage to meet current standards and modern aesthetics but without losing the heritage of the structure. Luckily, Los Angeles-based interior and furniture designer Mandy Graham had the ideal client with whom to achieve this feat: Herself and her 14-year-old twin sons. The 2,400 square-foot (223 […] The post Private Residence, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates, California appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/private-residence-valmonte-palos-verdes-estates-california/…

18th Mar 2019

ReFuture Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine

We love restraint. Not in a confining or limiting sense, but in the elegance and clarity that are the result of not adding unnecessary components. The skill, of course, is knowing what is unnecessary. And even that is a question of taste and opinion. In our opinion, the ReFuture clinic of aesthetic medicine in Kiev, […] The post ReFuture Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/refuture-clinic-kiev-ukraine/…

14th Mar 2019

Impressive Private Residence, Munich – Germany

The stone-clad street-front façade of this opulent residence in Munich appears mausoleum-like, impressive and enigmatic. In contrast, the other side of the house is completely open to the beautiful garden through all-glass walls that in some cases move in rails to connect the rooms directly with the outdoors and let natural light in. The building […] The post Impressive Private Residence, Munich – Germany appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/impressive-private-residence-munich-germany/…

13th Mar 2019

Pink Mama, Moscow, Russia

Restaurant Pink Mama is located on Moscow’s Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya street in an area with several government agencies. The décor, by New York-based Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios, harkens back loosely to the Stalinist era with its faded pink and industrial green, and its large star decorating the bar. The synergy is not forced or fake […] The post Pink Mama, Moscow, Russia appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/pink-mama-moscow-russia/…

6th Mar 2019

The Pool Collection Prints – Massimo Colonna

In his latest works, designed exclusively for The Cool Hunter, digital artist Massimo Colonna revisits the classic smooth lines and architectural design elements featured in his ‘Gravity’ series. ‘The Pool’ collection is reminiscent of the chic poolside glamour so brilliantly captured by the legendary photographer Slim Aarons from the 50s through to the 80s. However, […]

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5th Mar 2019

Ribeirão Preto Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

When you own a significant art collection, want to build a modern residence intimately connected to nature, and are able to engage Perkins+Will to design your home, you are already well on your way to creating something unique. The house is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city and a municipality in the northeastern region of […] The post Ribeirão Preto Residence, São Paulo, Brazil appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/ribeirao-preto-residence-sao-paulo-brazil/…

4th Mar 2019

Chief Clubhouse, TriBeCa, New York City

There is no millennial pink nor other feminine pastels in the TriBECa, New York City clubhouse of female executives’ private network, Chief.  Instead, New York-based designers Amy Butchko and Adrienne Laube of The Springs Collective selected mid-century modernist and slightly more recent pieces to furnish the rooms that collectively read like an opulent but not overly […] The post Chief Clubhouse, TriBeCa, New York City appeared first on The Cool Hunter.

4th Mar 2019

Monoarchi office renovation, Shanghai, China

Too often, we see office, residential, hospitality and retail design where the designer seems to have been unable to stop. Perhaps it is our minimalist sensibilities, but much of the time, we get the feeling that half of what’s there is superfluous, not necessary, not adding anything. And all that excess takes attention away from […] The post Monoarchi office renovation, Shanghai, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/monoarchi-office-renovation-shanghai-china/…

8th Feb 2019

Homecore Pop-Up Boutique, Champs Élysées, Paris

In 1992, Alexandre Guarneri and Steph Cop established men’s brand Homecore. It was France’s first streetwear/hip hop brand. The brand has evolved from its hip hop beginnings to a brand that Guarneri describes as having pieces that represent the “mathematics of clothing” – with fit, quality, price, presentation, timely delivery and solid basics with interesting […] The post Homecore Pop-Up Boutique, Champs Élysées, Paris appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/homecore-pop-boutique-champs-elysees-paris/…

7th Feb 2019

Nicole Farhi Left The Fashion Business To Focus On Sculpture

Nicole Farhi: Folds is an exhibition of sculptures of intriguing female nudes presented at Beaux Arts London for the next two months. Known as the namesake and founder of the Nicole Farhi womenswear brand (from 1983 to 2011) Farhi left the fashion business to focus on sculpture. She has been involved in sculpture most of […] The post Nicole Farhi Left The Fashion Business To Focus On Sculpture appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/nicole-farhi-left-fashion-business-focus-sculpture/…

31st Jan 2019

Kutti Beach Residence, Vaucluse, Sydney, Australia

 If you have the opportunity to build your dream house with views of Sydney Harbour, you are extremely lucky. A site at Kutti Beach in Vaucluse gave the owners the opportunity to realize their dream with views across Sydney Harbour to Middle Head and direct access to the Sydney Harbour foreshore. They selected Sydney-based architect […] The post Kutti Beach Residence, Vaucluse, Sydney, Australia appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/kutti-beach-residence-vaucluse-sydney-australia/…

29th Jan 2019

Merkato, Valencia, Spain

The revival and re-invention of old-style indoor public markets continues. We are seeing more open-plan spaces with stalls selling fresh food and crafts, small restaurants, multiple eating areas, long tables and the intoxicating mix of smells, sights and sounds. Clearly, the shopping-mall food court or the neon-lit grocery store food counter are not the types […] The post Merkato, Valencia, Spain appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/merkato-valencia-spain/…

12th Jan 2019

Milla Chocolates, Culver City, L.A – California

After operating a pop-up in Downtown Los Angeles’ Art District’s Row DTLA for a while, chocolatier Christine Sull Sarioz opened her first Milla Chocolates store this fall at 9414 Venice Boulevard in Culver City, California. Sarioz’s background in the New York art world at Sotheby’s and The Whitney shows in the visual perfection of the […] The post Milla Chocolates, Culver City, L.A – California appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/milla-chocolates-culver-city-l-california/…

11th Dec 2018

The Simple Life – Karen Cantuq

‘The Simple Life’ by Karen Cantuq from Mexico is a wonderful and mockingly playful composition incongruously placing a posing Astronaut in a monochromatic and featureless field with two sheep sitting impassively in this otherworldly figure’s presence. The complexity of the spaceman’s gear, built to sustain life in the most hostile environment imaginable to humans, set against […] The post The Simple Life – Karen Cantuq appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/thesimplelife/…

10th Dec 2018

Beefbar – Paris

For those of us more comfortable in minimalist settings, a richly ornate interior can quickly seem like a blur. Just too much of everything. Yet, we also love restorations, sensitive and intelligent repurposing of spaces and buildings that have their own intriguing histories and possess that elusive patina that is impossible to fake or create […] The post Beefbar – Paris appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/beefbar-paris/…

13th Dec 2018

Wing Pen Drawings by Alessandro Paglia

Milanese artist is known for his photorealistic pen-and-ink drawings of pop-culture icons and familiar objects. His latest creations, however, are breathtaking large-format (151cm x 101cm) images of bird wings, one white and one black. Together, the large image format, the granular paper and the stunning pen-work produce an effect of incredible power and strength. The […] The post Wing Pen Drawings by Alessandro Paglia appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/wing-pen-drawings-alessandro-paglia/…

12th Dec 2018

The Rise of The Designer Bakery

Is there anything more basic, homey and familiar than a loaf of great bread? Yet it has become a luxury. More and more of us are sick of (literally and figuratively) the white, never-to-stale sliced bread in its never-to-biodegrade plastic bag. We crave for fresh artisanal breads, natural ingredients, heritage grains, organic everything. Those who […] The post The Rise of The Designer Bakery appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/the-rise-of-the-designer-bakery/…

6th Dec 2018

John Anthony Dim Sum – Hong Kong

Cavernous dim sum houses exists in every corner of the world, but in most cases, it is not the design of the premises that attracts the diners. And of course, even in the case of the recently opened John Antony dim sum in Hong Kong, while the décor is interesting, the food is still what […] The post John Anthony Dim Sum – Hong Kong appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/john-anthony-dim-sum-hong-kong/…

26th Nov 2018

KLOOF 119A: Private Residence, Cape Town – South Africa

Architect Greg Truen, director at the Cape Town-based SAOTA talked with The Cool Hunter about KLOOF 119A, a residence SAOTA designed for a client he knows well: Truen himself and his small family. There was no need to interpret the brief as it was very clear: “To create a house that made the most of […] The post KLOOF 119A: Private Residence, Cape Town – South Africa appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/kloof-119a-private-residence-cape-town-south-africa/…

26th Nov 2018

Girafe Restaurant Designed by Joseph Dirand, Paris, France

Continuing their cooperation with Parisian architect Joseph Dirand, restaurateurs Gilles Malafosse and Laurent Geurcoff have opened their Girafe seafood restaurant in Paris. It is located at 1 Place du Trocadero, Palais de Chaillot, with a terrace overlooking the Champs de Mars with views of the Eiffel tower. Girafe is accessed through the Cité de l’Architecture […] The post Girafe Restaurant Designed by Joseph Dirand, Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/girafe-restaurant-designed-joseph-dirand-paris-france/…

1st Dec 2018

Alice & Fifth Nightclub, Sandton, Johannesburg – South Africa

The latest nightlife hot spot in Johannesburg is Alice & Fifth. It advertises itself as an underground avant-garde venue and the address for luxury dining. It is a darkly masculine night club in a rich, retro style we have seen much of lately with its velvet upholstery, dark wood, brass fittings, heavy drapery and no […]

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30th Nov 2018

Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland

We love it when designers flex their creative muscles in the transformation of spaces from one use to another. New and shiny is great, but there’s always something uniquely compelling and fascinating about an environment that has a history. Reuse and repurposing took many forms in the case of the office for Helsinki, Finland-based creative […] The post Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/bob-robot-office-studio-joanna-laajisto-helsinki-finland/…

13th Nov 2018

Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu

The Amalfi coast print has been delicately captured in this photo by UK photographer Chris Ngu with warm golden pink morning light gently illuminating the small picturesque city clinging onto its steep rocky platform. This stretch of sun-kissed coast in Italy’s Campania region has understandably enchanted visitors for centuries with its sublime natural beauty enhanced […] The post Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/amalfi-print-chris-ngu/…

12th Nov 2018

First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France

How far can you push a retail concept and still keep it real? We think Paris-based Archiee  has pushed their concept for the first boutique of a new Japanese cosmetics brand en  to just that edge: As far as you can go but not too far. What saves the new en store, located in an […] The post First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/first-boutique-japanese-cosmetics-brand-en-paris-france/…

8th Nov 2018

  • Art

    Art

    andrew barlow fine art

    Born 1970, Harare, Zimbabwe. Studied Fine Art at University of Stellenbosch, graduating in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting). website: andrew barlow fine art

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    Art

    Caryn Bowie

    I know horses intimately as an art subject, the musculoskeletal system, the way the coat shines over the muscles and the facial expressions. Pastel drawings of African animals and Racehorses. Digital Photographic Art of African Animals printed on canvas. Mosaic rocks and frames. I live on a wildlife estate in

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    Horse Training Beginners

    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    5 Mistakes Horse Owners Often Make When Loading Their Horse

    Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat.

    Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog.  The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer like a happy dog.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Another Method of Loading a Horse in a Trailer

    Since there is no one right way or one wrong way to train a horse, you may want to change the method you are using to train your horse.  You have several different ways to choose from.  If you are not having any luck with one method you can always try another.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Bit vs Bitless

    BIT VS. BITLESS TRAINING

    When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.  

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Horse Training – A Beginners Guide

    If you are either looking to buy a horse or maybe you have already acquired a horse.  Either way the will need to be trained.  Whether you do it yourself or hire a trainer to train the horse for you.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Horse training, food for thought for beginners

    You should practice things your horse already knows before introducing something new. New skills should be introduced on something your horse already knows. Building on previously learnt skills is the key to being successful in horse training.

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