Pottery with Personality from Asheville's East Fork
"In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter," says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and...
CH Edition Morocco: Artisan Project Pop-Up Shop
Earlier this year, COOL HUNTING's founders guided 24 readers through various cities in Morocco. This, we believe, expresses the best of COOL HUNTING together in a way that truly must be experienced in person. As one may expect, the CH Edition trip...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What Created as part of the current exhibition, Red Bull Arts New York joined forces with director Oscar Boyson and producer Elara Pictures for a wild ride into the world of RAMMELLZEE—an icon, artist, graffiti...
Grafted: Plants by Kohei Oda, Pots by Adam Silverman
With 160 pages of photography by Shuji Yoshida and Joshua White, "Grafted" was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. The book is the upshot of two exhibitions by LA-based ceramicist Adam Silverman and award-winning Japanese plant sculptor Kohei Oda...
Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate
Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their...
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under
The holidays can be an expensive time, so it's always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys...
"Metal is The New Black" by Quiet British Accent
Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Lytro is Revolutionizing the Way We Capture Virtual Reality Lytro first entered the photography market with a camera that differentiated itself by capturing a scene's entire light field, allowing users to adjust focus after the shot. Now, they...
Louise Gray Quilts for Modern Interiors
Louise Gray, a Minneapolis-based homeware brand, is seeking to reinvigorate quilting with motifs designed to complement modern interiors. Co-founder Alexandra Gray Bennett invoked an old family name to bring new life to a traditional American...
Ancient Heritage Dairy
With all the international attention Portland, Oregon has garnered in recent years, it seems to be changing even more each year. That is to say, it's becoming even more Portland-y. Southeast Portland is rapidly becoming populated with artisanal food...
It comes as no surprise that Tesseron Cognac—with its family lineage at the pinnacle of winemaking—is among the more graceful and interesting offerings in the world of brandy. Alfred Tesseron is the current director of the stunning estate in the...
Peacock Feather Memento Mori
Across myriad religions and ancient myths, the peacock feather has always carried a positive symbolic meaning, especially that of renewal. Porcelain manufactory of the Bavarian crown, Nymphenburg, has incorporated the avian emblem into their works...
With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations...
There's a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that's not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in...
Story + Cool Hunting: Pitch Night 2014
If you are a designer or maker able to spend an evening in NYC and have a product ready to sell, we at Cool Hunting want to see it. After two successful iterations, Rachel Shechtman of editorial concept shop STORY and the team at Cool Hunting are...
Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. The palm-sized, stainless steel Handpoker is fueled by designer Matt Cavanaugh's background in architecture...
A Mercantile Meal
Portland, Oregon is a city of craft-focused entrepreneurs where many of the ideas for successful small businesses start from chance conversations among friends. Recognizing this, Jason French and Michelle Battista of Ned Ludd—an intimate Portland...
DIY Bubblegum Kit
Just in at Australia's Third Drawer Down shop is a DIY bubblegum kit perfect for kids—or adults who love a little childlike fun. Inside the box is everything needed to make your own chewy, colorful, gooey bubbles: ingredients and flavoring, plus...
Water Tower Kit
One of the most visible and beloved fixtures of the NYC city skyline has been condensed for at-home enjoyment in a charming little kit. Kids ages 6+ and, we suspect, many adults, will delight in recreating the iconic water tower as a tabletop cardboard...
Marimekko Mr Roes
Designer Kirsty Anderson creates a wood nymph's fantasy world with her repurposed fabric-covered vintage pieces. Having scooped up a bounty of Marimekko fabric in Helsinki, she introduces the diminutive Mr Roe, a bright and chipper patterned bust...
Finger Printing Art Kit
Turn human fingerprints into funny little creatures with this ink and stamp set for kids. The reusable tin comes packed with 10 color pencils, 10 stamps, three ink pads and an "ideas" sheet to get the creative juices flowing.
As the NASA spacecraft Voyager I pierced the outer reaches of our solar system in its 36th year of travel (and became the farthest manmade craft from Earth), New York City designer Ken Amarit questioned "what it means to be on an endless mission...