With jammy fig notes at its heart (introduced by creamy coconut and underscored by lush sandalwood), Siblings’ Scent No 09 DIY Candle Kit arrives as wax in a pouch. Owners then microwave the contents and pour it into their favorite vessel—adding the included wick last. From 23 November to 4 December, Siblings will donate one tree for every candle sold, through One Tree Planted—in an effort to restore California forests damaged by recent wildfires.
All proceeds from the sales of these limited edition, artist-designed plates—made in collaboration with Coalition for the Homeless, Prospect and Artware Editions—go toward providing unhoused people with crisis services, food, shelter and more. Selling out quickly, the plates are all priced equally and feature artwork by Nina Chanel Abney, Sterling Ruby, Marina Adams, Ugo Rondinone and others.
While there’s plenty of tech and innovation in the cannabis industry, sometimes a highly crafted and more decorative option can’t be overlooked. This ceramic bong from Doreen Sullivan’s My Bud Vase has a textured sand finish and a matte painted base—and easily doubles as a vessel for flowers. The red stripe and bowl seal the deal, making it a striking and covetable piece.
Handmade from New Mexico clay by California-based artisan Jenny Mulder (the founder of Sister Ceramics), these minimal stash jars incorporate a food-safe glaze on the inside—making them the ideal container for anything organic. Mulder employs an exquisite Japanese glaze technique attributed to tea ware from the Edo period. As each is made individually, there will be variation in size and color.
Comprised of Jade Pothos, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Dracaena Janet Craig and Parlour Palm plants, Habitat Horticulture’s Gromeo living wall frame offers all of the benefits of indoor plants without the requirement to water them. The Gromeo Mini (approximately 18 by 20 inches) comes pre-planted in HH’s Growtex foundation, housed inside a maple-finished plywood frame and with a one-gallon water reservoir, which keeps soil damp for up to three weeks. When the reservoir is full, the entire unit weighs 12 pounds, and the brand includes all of the necessary mounting hardware and drywall anchors with each order. Additionally, 1% of each order goes to Feeding America, and teachers and healthcare workers get 10% off their order.
Cheerful yellow is just one of the playful hues Flower by Edie Parker’s tamping sticks come in. Made in the USA, the 100% acrylic accessory—used for packing down a joint or bowl—also comes in coral red, purple, blue and pale pink. Easy to clean, it measures under an inch in width and five inches long.
Three technology-driven Dyson functions come together in the brand’s new Pure Humidify+Cool PH01 fan: air circulation and cooling, purification and humidification. After intelligent sensors detect allergens, pollutants, particles and gases, the device projects purified, humidified air into the room. It employs both an ultraviolet cleansing technology for the water within, and a fully-enclosed HEPA filtration system on the air, and it can all be easily controlled from the Dyson mobile app.
A trio of exquisite candles from LA-based, CH favorite Boy Smells, the Rituals Votive Set includes scents both old and new. From the cedar and cinnamon leaf of BROKEN ROSARY, to the rhubarb and juniper of DE NÎMES and the jasmine and moss of best-seller HINOKI FANTÔME, these fragrances create warm, rich fragrances for the cold of winter months. Each three-ounce votive, in a 2.5 inch matte ombre glass tumbler, is composed of a coconut and beeswax blend with braided cotton wick.
Available in rose quartz, howlite, obsidian or (our favorite) tourmaline quartz, Leaff’s crystal pipes offer more than a smoking vessel as each semi-precious stone boasts its own mystical properties. Tourmaline quartz, for instance, helps to balance Yin and Yang, while offering protection. Weighty in the hand, each pipe features a brass filter and comes with two extras for when it’s cleaning time. Be sure to follow advice for cleansing crystals too.
The sibling to the Kaya 3-Piece Bowl Planter, this two-piece iteration—designed by Justina Blakeney for her LA-based company Jungalow—proves itself to be just as charming. Available in four colors and measuring seven inches tall, this ceramic piece provides space for drainage and can be mixed and matched with other versions. These planters offer a beautiful and sophisticated home for your plants.
Designed by Sheila Bridges (who has helmed an eponymous interior design studio since 1994), this gorgeous Harlem Toile wallpaper features images not seen on classic Toile de Jouy. Rather than European pastoral scenes, this version satirizes and celebrates stereotypes that Bridges says are “deeply woven into the African American experience.” Characters joyfully dance next to a boombox, shoot hoops, play Double Dutch, picnic and more—blending contemporary concepts with the centuries-old style. The wallpaper is 27 inches wide by five yards long, with a 30-inch repeat on the pattern. It’s available in 12 different colorways, but Bridges also offers custom versions at an extra cost.
COOL HUNTING commissioned Kazushi Iwasa, Kiun’s fifth-generation incense-maker in Takamatsu, Japan, to craft a unique incense for our annual limited edition gift series, Omakase, using natural indigo. The earthy, woody, musky scent is light and refreshing—and the incense does not drop ash as it burns, rather, it curls inward together. Of note, the Taro Tabuchi incense plate shown is not included with this two box purchase, but is available as a set with four boxes.
Brooklyn-based designer Ellen Van Dusen’s apparel and homeware brand, Dusen Dusen, debuts a striped towel set that includes two bath towels, two hand towels and one washcloth—all in contrasting, bold colors. In fact, each one in the set features a different colorful combination. Made in Portugal from 100% brushed cotton terry, each towel is a luxurious 700 grams per square meter (GSM).
Appearing more scientific than spiritual, Margate, UK-based Haeckels’ incense burner features a brass bottom plate under a lab-like glass flask. Placing the flask onto the plate when an incense cone is lit will amplify the scent and push a puff of smoke up through the neck and out the top. (Doing so will also extinguish the flame, so be certain you’re finished before placing it.) Price is in Pounds.
Bright Endeavors’ candles are proudly made in Chicago by young mothers enrolled in a paid job training program. (They also receive 100% of the proceeds from each sale.) Available in four distinct scents—Amber + Tonka Bean, Cardamom + Clove, Juniper Berry + Fir and Pomegranate + Champagne—each hand-poured soy candle comes in a minimal glass vessel. Available in four-ounce (20-hour burn time) or 16-ounce (55-hour burn time) iterations, each one is made using phthalate-free fragrance.
Handmade in Kenya, Hedaya’s two-color marangi sisal baskets measure eight by six inches. They’re made by a small group of Kenyan women who have practiced basket weaving since their youth—learning a craft that’s been passed down for generations. These unique, natural, woven basins can function as planters, storage containers, catchalls and more. They come in six different vibrant colorways.