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COOL HUNTING Omakase 2017
We're proud to announce the 2017 edition of 2017 CH Omakase, our second annual collection of holiday gifts, is now available for purchase. Last year we debuted our COOL HUNTING Omakase collection—a holiday gift box of epic proportions, filled with...
TECH
Master & Dynamic MA770 Concrete Speaker
NYC-based Master & Dynamic has already garnered plenty of well-deserved attention for their premium-quality headphones and earphones, and today the young audio company is launching their first-ever speaker. Designed in collaboration with celebrated...
FOOD-DRINK
CH Omakase 2016: Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground Coffee
We did not suppress our surprise when Blue Bottle Coffee announced the release of Perfectly Ground—a late 2016 debut of precisely ground, hermetically sealed coffee packages. It was an unexpected move from a brand known for immediacy, vibrance...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Uniform Wares C40 Wristwatch
Not all brands are capable of delivering distinct personality with a minimal design aesthetic, yet that's exactly what Uniform Wares does with great success. Their clean style draws from classic timepieces brought to life through a contemporary...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Todd Snyder + Timex Red Wing Shoe Leather Chronograph
When we first set eyes upon NYC-based designer Todd Snyder's collaboration with Timex, there was something deeply gratifying about the updated vintage designs executed with the utmost attention to detail. Snyder himself is a passionate Timex collector...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Native Union Tag Cable
All iPhone users know the woes of tattered, yellowing USB cables dangling from walls or stowed into bags and pockets. Fortunately, Native Union produces far more durable, and definitely better looking versions. As longtime fans of the brand, it...
TECH
CH Omakase 2016: Goby Electric Toothbrush
With a focus on users' health and a want to offer a well-designed, inexpensive electric toothbrush option, NYC-tech start-up Goby developed a portable, USB-charged device that we ourselves have been using since its launch. This is a high-performance...
CULTURE
CH Omakase 2016: Original Ben Stubbington Artworks
We were incredibly excited to work with artist and designer Ben Stubbington for our 2016 CH Omakase—especially when we came to the conclusion that he would create four original artworks for some of our clients. Born in Portsmouth, UK and now based...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2016: Soxfords
We've repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that the opportunities for men to accessorize stylishly are slim. Oftentimes, watches, socks and ties become a window for personality—but it's also difficult to find items with an appropriate balance...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2016: Beatriz Cuff
Featuring a pattern local to its Philippines design studio, the Beatriz cuff commission for CH Omakase 2016 reflects our love of hand-woven artisan works. Beatriz, founded by designer Carissa Cruz-Evangelista, frequently displays a dedication to...
FOOD-DRINK
CH Omakase 2016: June Taylor Syrups
When we first began writing about June Taylor back in 2005, we were almost hesitant to reveal something we loved so much. Taylor, who describes herself as a "seed-to-stem" creator, selects (and sometimes even picks) each piece of organic seasonal...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Various Keytags
Made in edition of 50, the CH Omakase + Various Keytags key rings were a special treat for all our Omakase clients. Various Keytags wanted to do an assortment as they felt it suited the project, so ultimately we ended up with 10 different, exciting...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: G-RO Suitcase
From our first introduction to the G-RO carry-on, we knew it would become a product most travelers would find valuable. Consumers agreed with us, pushing the debut Kickstarter into the echelon of most funded on the platform. Beyond the axle-less...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2016: Editions de Re Belt
Rarely does one see a common, everyday item—like a belt buckle—transformed functionally by way of a change to its geometries. That was certainly some of the allure pertaining to the work of Editions de Re, a design collective founded by Jim Hinz...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Tumi Otis Backpack
An elevated version of our Otis Backpack, a piece we worked on for several months with the team at Tumi, the exclusive CH Omakase bags are each unique. With every detail considered, the Otis is our best carry-all yet—made from high-quality coated canvas...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: From The Road
We’ve admired Susan Easton’s work at From the Road for many years, following her exotic travels and stories of the artisans she works with to create items of exquisite quality, craft and soul. Sustainably made using all-natural methods by skilled...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Jon Burgerman Sticker Collection
To call Jon Burgerman a CH favorite would be an understatement; we've been following the UK-born, NY-based artist and designer since 2005. His work frequently incorporates vibrant, playful characterizations—dilemmas such as "Which do I like better...
FOOD_DRINK
CH Omakase 2016: Ember Mug
By Nat Livingstone Johnson A few degrees makes a big difference in the flavor and pleasure of your morning beverage, plus nobody wants to discard a coffee but when the last few sips are cold and stale, there's no avoiding it. With the CH Omakase...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
It's no secret how much we love indigo here at Cool Hunting. We've worked with Cole Haan for many years, admiring their technical innovations, accessibility, comfort, and the great people behind them. The kinds of people who, instead of laughing at...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Electric Objects
The more time we spend with the Electric Objects EO2 and its companion app the more impressed we are with it. Including it in our 2016 Omakase was an easy call—the second generation art display was just released and its optional frames new along...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Headphones
By Tara Fraser One of the products that CH Omakase clients got early access to are the beautiful Master & Dynamic MW50 on-ear wireless headphones—which sound as good as they look. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones are crafted using the finest materials...
DESIGN
CH Omakase: 3x1 Selvedge Denim Tote
Using the most unique selvedge denims from antique looms in Japan, Italy and the USA, NYC-based 3x1 makes some of our absolute favorite denim apparel. While we adore selvedge denim, we're aware that it oftentimes comes with some waste, and we hate...
DESIGN
Presenting CH Omakase 2016
In June 2016 we announced our inaugural CH Omakase (a Japanese word meaning "expert's choice") holiday gift assortment promising a group of exclusive collaborations and early access to new products—each box curated for its recipient. We didn’t name...
DESIGN
COOL HUNTING Omakase Solves the Holiday Shopping Conundrum
If you haven't heard yet, we're doing something ambitious this 2016 holiday season. COOL HUNTING Omakase is a materialization of the research and effort we put into our evergreen Gift Guide married with our coveted product collaborations and delivered...
DESIGN
Announcing: COOL HUNTING Omakase
Limited edition gifts commissioned by us, curated for you Imagine a holiday gifting service with items that no one else has. For this year's holiday season we’re taking the CH Gift Guide that you know and love to the next level. COOL HUNTING...