The Golden Rules of Spices

Ethné and Philippe de Vienne deliver global adventure in the form of an ultimate herbal cookbook

There are few people as enthused by spices as Ethné and Philippe de Vienne. The couple has spent the last two decades traveling the world in search of spices to satisfy their exploratory palettes. And more than that, they wanted the inside scoop from the spice traders, chefs and cooks who know these special ingredients best; they wanted a set of guidelines that would help …

Piperoid Robots

Rejuvenate your hands-on creative spirit with the buildable, paper pipe desk mates

When it came to Lego starships, friendship bracelets and sandcastles, there was nothing like getting your hands a little dirty and creating daily, back when we were kids. It’s a shame that for so many adults—even for many of us working in creative fields—that the inventive, hands-on spirit is becoming an increasingly rare occurrence. Thankfully, there’s a quick fix: Take a step back from the …

Makr App

The digital creation that taps into the heart of DIY paper goods

Brooklyn-based creator Ellen Johnston was among the many rising stars at Cool Hunting’s Pitch Night last month, and her digital concept shone just as bright as the many physical objects we admired. With iPad in hand, Johnston shared her app-in-the-works Makr. Geared toward creative entrepreneurs—from cafe owners and home brewers to freelancers and next-level at-home entertainers—Makr for the iPad puts branding in the maker’s hands, …