Horse info & SA blogs

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

North No. 27 Shouhehuo Restaurant, Beijing, China

South Sanlitun, Beijing-based DTWZ Studio has converted a 1960s former government canteen in their own neighbourhood into a restaurant that is both brutalist and soft. This unusual combo effect was also the goal of the designers. They wanted to preserve some of the communism-inspired hardness while introducing a mellower, muted overall mood. The 268 square-metre […] The post North No. 27 Shouhehuo Restaurant, Beijing, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/north-no-27-shouhehuo-restaurant-beijing-china/…

7th Aug 2019

Stillness Print Release – Monty Kaplan

‘Stillness’, by Berlin-based photographer Monty Kaplan (Argentina) is a solemn and contemplative piece which instills in the viewer a sense of calmness and serenity. Devoid of any solid objects serving as the central focus, light itself becomes the subject of the viewer’s gaze. The composition is harmoniously divided between two rectangular fields of sea and […] The post Stillness Print Release – Monty Kaplan appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/stillness-print-release-monty-kaplan/…

31st Jul 2019

Villa de Mûrir Beauty Flagship Store, Garosu-gil, Seoul, South Korea

Collective B, a brand and commercial design consultancy located in Seoul, Republic of Korea, has given a new beauty brand, Villa de Mûrir, its first physical store. Collective B describes Villa de Mûrir as a ‘beauty curation brand’ and a ‘beauty pairing community’ which in this case means, for example, that the store sells Mûrir’s own […] The post Villa de Mûrir Beauty Flagship Store, Garosu-gil, Seoul, South Korea appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/villa-de-murir-beauty-flagship-store-garosu-gil-seoul-south-korea/…

30th Jul 2019

Perianth Hotel, Athens, Greece

Athens, unlike some of the other capitals of Europe, is not a city we would describe as glamorous at first glance. It’s been described as ugly and congested, a stopover for the approximately 33 million visitors to Greece this year alone, while on their way to the ever so chic greek islands. Aside from the […] The post Perianth Hotel, Athens, Greece appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/perianthhotel/…

29th Jul 2019

Les Nettoyeurs White’s Dry Cleaners, Montreal, Quebec – Canada

Inexplicably, some aspects of the street-front retail scene seem forever doomed. Dry cleaners and laundry services are a perfect example of this. Yes, we have seen attempts in the past few decades of creating new concepts around this service by combining laundry with hair salons or coffee shops or other services. But those attempts haven’t […] The post Les Nettoyeurs White’s Dry Cleaners, Montreal, Quebec – Canada appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/le-nettoyeurs-whites-dry-cleaners-montreal-quebec-canada/…

23rd Jul 2019

14 questions with Barry Taylor

1. How is 2019 treating your string thus far? Companeiro has grown into a top horse this year. He has been 2nd in two big… The post 14 questions with Barry Taylor appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/14-questions-with-barry-taylor/…

22nd Jul 2019

Eat Darling Eat Dessert Bar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Eat Darling Eat is a deliciously cute dessert bar located in the busy Fashion Walk shopping centre in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. The candy-hued bar is a modern Chinese dessert shop focused on the enjoyment and sharing of desserts. The hand-made iconic Hong-Kong desserts available include pineapple buns, tong sui and egg tarts. The space was […] The post Eat Darling Eat Dessert Bar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/eat-darling-eat-dessert-bar-causeway-bay-hong-kong/…

10th Jul 2019

Kaiseki Restaurant Tsukimi, New York, USA

We like many things about the new kaiseki restaurant Tsukimi just opened in Manhattan’s East Village in the basement space previously occupied by Dieci. The elegant use of wood, arches and mirrors, and the scarce use of materials and colours are obvious visual delights. But what strikes us even more is the magical illusion of […] The post Kaiseki Restaurant Tsukimi, New York, USA appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/kaiseki-restaurant-tsukimi-new-york-usa/…

10th Jul 2019

Images d’Orient Store, Ashafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

When the items on display are as ornate as the kitchenware and accessories offered at Images d’Orient’s new studio, store and showroom in Beirut, the surrounding environment must remain a backdrop. In their design of the 70 square-metre (753 sq.ft) space, Beirut-based Rabih Geha Architects considered the core aspects of the colourful vagabond brand and […] The post Images d’Orient Store, Ashafieh, Beirut, Lebanon appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/images-dorient-store-ashafieh-beirut-lebanon/…

26th Jun 2019

Blossom School Real Estate Sales Centre, Chengdu, China

Looking at the images of the sweet Blossom School, it is tough to believe that it is a key part of a real-estate sales centre for Fantasia Holdings project Fantasia Zhihui City, on Chongyang Avenue in Chengdu, China. We just cannot picture nervous moms and dads and business-suited sales agents engaging in negotiations or large […] The post Blossom School Real Estate Sales Centre, Chengdu, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/blossom-school-real-estate-sales-centre-chengdu-china/…

25th Jun 2019

Sigar Bespoke Menswear Store, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China

Designers Chen Xiejin and Wen Wei of Construction Union have created a smoothly masculine bespoke menswear store, Sigar Bespoke, in their home town of Foshan, China. With its dark, hard and sleek ambiance, the two-level, 110 square-metre (1184 sq. ft) store covers some familiar gentlemen’s store clichés. But by focusing on the limitations and possibilities […] The post Sigar Bespoke Menswear Store, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/sigar-bespoke-menswear-store-foshan-guangdong-province-china/…

23rd Jun 2019

Moon CLUB Nightclub, Prague, Czech Republic

The Moon CLUB is a magnificent nightclub that opened early this year in the vibrant Dlouhá street area of Prague. What makes this 740 square-metre (7.965 sq. ft) space magnificent is the fact that it is a smart restoration of a former bank. Restorations offer such an incredible opportunity to conjure up something new by […] The post Moon CLUB Nightclub, Prague, Czech Republic appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/moon-club-nightclub-prague-czech-republic/…

22nd Jun 2019

Loong Swim Club, Suzhou, China

We like many aspects of the fantastic Loong Swim Club for parents and children recently completed in a new building in Suzhou, China. Some of the positive points are easy to see: The Alice-in-Wonderland look, the soft colours, the friendly and whimsical overall feel, the clever detailing, the attention to the needs of both kids […] The post Loong Swim Club, Suzhou, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/loong-swim-club-suzhou-china/…

21st Jun 2019

L’atelier Pastry School, Bakery And Shop, Barcelona, Spain

L’atelier is a new ‘pastry atelier’ in Barcelona. The initial premise of the founders, pastry veterans Ximena Pastor and Eric Ortuño, was to create a completely new pastry destination concept. They envisioned an open and transparent space that would house a workshop/studio, a school, a bakery and a showcase/shop for their pastries. They engaged Barcelona-based […] The post L’atelier Pastry School, Bakery And Shop, Barcelona, Spain appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/latelier-pastry-school-bakery-shop-barcelona-spain/…

20th Jun 2019

Restauration of Vitello d’Oro, The Oldest Restaurant in Udine, Italy

We love the idea of a restaurant with its history dating back to 1849. Vitello d’Oro in north-eastern Italy’s ancient city of Udine is just such a restaurant. Udine is a town that has been inhabited since Neolithic times, so although Vitello d’Oro is Udine’s oldest restaurant, it is really just a youngster. The location […] The post Restauration of Vitello d’Oro, The Oldest Restaurant in Udine, Italy appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/restauration-vitello-doro-oldest-restaurant-udine-italy/…

14th Jun 2019

Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chongqing – China

It seems that nearly every week, we discover another massive, new bookstore somewhere in China. Their size would represent mindboggling square-footage in any retail category, but it is even more amazing that this kind of growth is happening in bookstores. Isn’t it a known fact that bookstores are a dying breed? And nobody reads physical […] The post Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chongqing – China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/zhongshuge-bookstore-chongqing-china/…

8th Jun 2019

Cloud of Luster Wedding Chapel, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture – Japan

Tokyo and Himeji-based KTX archiLAB’s  head architect and founder Tetsuya Matsumoto has recently completed a fascinating wedding venue. with key team members Motoaki Takeuchi and Farid Ziani. The 245 square-metre (2,637 sq. ft) chapel is part of the La-Vienne Wedding Ceremony Hall located in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The new structure, called Cloud of Luster Chapel, […] The post Cloud of Luster Wedding Chapel, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture – Japan appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/cloud-luster-wedding-chapel-himeji-hyogo-prefecture-japan/…

4th Jun 2019

Flexible Retail Space For E-Tailer in Shanghai – China

Bottomless pockets and extremely good contacts with the landlord are required in most major global retail districts to pull off a concept such as ‘By’ in Shanghai profitably. Using space flexibly and creatively is a common dream of brands. It is not a new idea to mix offerings, switch concepts and curate new collections frequently […] The post Flexible Retail Space For E-Tailer in Shanghai – China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/flexible-retail-space-e-tailer-shanghai-china/…

4th Jun 2019

Omakase Restaurant – Shanghai, China

Shanghai-based studio Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co. has recently completed an ethereal eating establishment that offers Omakase-style Japanese food. The restaurant – also called Omakase – is located in Shanghai, at  1-2F, No.22, Lane 320, Tianping Lu, Xuhui District where foodies are already well provided for with cuisine from all corners of the globe. The Oamakase […] The post Omakase Restaurant – Shanghai, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/omakase-restaurant-shanghai-china/…

21st May 2019

The Break Print

In this image titled ‘The Break’, the North Sea off the Dutch coast surges in the dim light of winter as a solitary wave breaks against a silver sky, itself imperceptibly merging into the steel blue-black abyss below.  The wave rises like the sheathed dorsal fin of some unseen Jurassic creature emphasizing the terrifying power of what […] The post The Break Print appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/the-break-print/…

21st May 2019

MD Townhouse by Danielle Siggerud in Copenhagen, Denmark

Danielle Siggerud is an Oslo Norway-born architect who has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 12 years.   The 32-year-old Siggerud’s style is refined and understated. Her elegant, little office is located in the inner courtyard near St. Anne’s Square (Sankt Annæ Plads) and Nyhavn in Central Copenhagen. The 380 square-metre (4,090 sq. […] The post MD Townhouse by Danielle Siggerud in Copenhagen, Denmark appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/md-townhouse-danielle-siggerud-copenhagen-denmark/…

29th Apr 2019

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

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

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

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

  • 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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