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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts That Give Back
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, organizing family events, wild spending, tantrums and inevitable stress, it's easy to lose track of the real spirit of the holiday season. The glimmer of hope is the reminder that the act of giving, in itself...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Motorbike Essentials
For many, owning a motorbike isn't just about riding—it's a theme that permeates one's entire existence and identity. We've trawled the web for motorbike-inspired gifts for those people in your life (whether it be a sister, uncle, pal or yourself...
Gift Guide: Games for Grown-Ups
Holidays are made for your inner child—the songs, the stories and the excitement—but kids of all ages should be allowed to be playful at any time of the year. Whether you're into speaking to spirits via a Ouija board, coloring in, building towers or...
PUBLIC SCHOOL NYC
Public School + Tumi Pre-Fall Backpack and Tote
Following up their successful Fall 2015 collaboration, fashion innovator Public School and design-forward travel and lifestyle accessory brand TUMI have released their Pre-Fall 2016 capsule collection. Designed as part of Public School's first...
Creative Mess + Beach London's Artist-Designed Phone Cases
Cool Hunting favorite Beach London has worked with some of the most interesting illustrators in the UK today. Now, the gallery has teamed up with Creative Mess to give those artists a chance to test their creative skills on the tiny, functional...
Nocs 'Seconds' Watch
Stockholm-based Nocs established a name for themselves the good old-fashioned way: through positive reviews of their understated, considered design of consumer audio products. Their wireless NS2 Air Monitors V2 were a particular hit for its versatility...
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sexually Frustrated Friends
For that friend who needs a little help in the boudoir, or even the one who you can speak freely with about all things sex, our provocative gift guide might contain the perfect present this holiday season. Whether your buddy is more suited to a demure...
MUJI Fifth Avenue Opens in NYC
New York Public Library's landmark Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue now has a new international neighbor across the street: Japanese brand MUJI is opening its largest North American store yet. Though this marks MUJI's fifth location in NYC...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Summer Dreaming
While half the world is enduring the grey skies and blustery winds of winter, the other half is living it up in glorious sunshine. That said, all of us are approaching the holiday season. So whether your next poolside hangout is on vacation, around...
MADE IN USA
Beech Hall: Inspired by Egypt
Two's a company, and three's an art collective for the newly formed Beech Hall. Former art school dormmates Danielle Kroll (illustrator and textile designer), Bev Beaulieu (jewelry and 3D CAD designer) and Wade Keller (art director and product...
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
NYC's Material Good Concept Shop
Anyone who has spent time shopping for a watch at retailers, boutiques or department stores, knows the environment can be cold and brisk, pressure-laden and impersonal. Committing to a watch, whether for yourself or as a gift, should be a relaxed...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gold
Red and green may be the official adopted colors of the holiday season for many, but (like most) we are suckers for the allure of gold. For centuries, gold has been associated with royalty and luxury, and to this day, there's not much as sumptuous...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: CH Team's Wish List
While the team at Cool Hunting shares plenty of interests, individually we offer different know-how and embody distinct tastes. Through our research and curiosity, we cross the paths of many products and experiences—and oftentimes some really stick...
Uniform Wares + MoMA Limited Edition Watch
In the six years since their launch, Uniform Wares has already garnered the attention of watch-lovers and design experts alike. In a time when the industry is dominated by oversized pieces complete with oft-unused additional functionality, Uniform...
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MARKS AND FRANTZ
Holiday House NYC Interior Design Show
Since 2008, Iris Dankner has been showcasing some of the best global designers (both established and emerging) at Holiday House NYC. The bi-annual event, which takes over the Upper East Side's Academy Mansion for portions of November and December...
The Rooms Festival, Bristol
There’s a sense that exciting things are happening in Bristol, the UK university city that CH visited last year for the “Shadowing” street project, which was the winner of Watershed’s 2014 Playable City award. Watershed is also one of the collaborators...
TOMBOY GROCERY STORE
WILL LEATHER GOODS
Will Leather Goods' Detroit Retail Concept Store
Long before he founded Will Leather Goods in his residence in Eugene, Oregon, Will Adler called Detroit his home. There, his family had been retailers for over 100 years—his father was a buyer for Detroit's Hughes & Hatcher clothing store and his mother...
Unveiling the New Cadillac XT5
Cadillac unveiled the all-new XT5 today, the first of four new crossovers that will bear the XT badge in the coming years. The XT5 replaces the current crossover, the SRX, with lighter and more efficient materials, more space, a new V6 engine, transmission...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Lovable Curmudgeon
The holiday season is all about good will and cheer and festivities, but for some, it's just a pain. Why not celebrate the cranky character in your life by buying them a lovably sarcastic present this year? From a sweater emblazoned with "Go Away...
COS + Snarkitecture's LA Pop-Up Shop
by Ariel Katz Last night in Downtown Los Angeles, COS launched their latest pop-up, created in collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of experimental Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture and housed inside Scandinavian concept...
New from Umbra Shift for Fall 2015
Umbra Shift, the semi-experimental branch of Toronto's Umbra studio, works with a wide range of designers to breathe contemporary influences into the home. The latest functional products to be released (just in time for holiday) in the Umbra Shift...
MID CENTURY MODERN
THAMES AND HUDSON
Seven Beautiful New Books on Design
With the prevalence of design imagery circulating the internet, and many people mixing and matching from centuries of aesthetic developments on their own Pinterest boards, sometimes we all need a reminder that there are experts out there. Nothing speaks...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: House Proud
Some of the best presents to give your loved ones are things they would never buy for themselves—whether it's non-essential, something seemingly extravagant, useless but pretty or even self-indulgent. And yet, these oftentimes make for the most beautiful...
Factory Visit: Cotonificio Albini, Albino
Visiting the Albini Group—a glorious Italian enterprise that specializes in fabrics for shirting—is an experience of contrast. It's a facility that feels futuristic, while remaining in the tradition of its deep history. It's a busy, mechanical factory...
MADE IN USA
Wright Bedding's NYC Pop-Up Shop
With people trekking to NYC for holiday shopping, there's a new pop-up worth swinging by this year—and it's aimed at those looking for a good night's sleep. WRIGHT, makers of American-designed and -produced mattresses (and more), has set up a...