Best of CH 2009: Top Five Japanese Moments

by Julie Wolfson A longstanding source of inspiration, our coverage of Japan this year benefited from a couple visits to the land of the rising sun. From hidden artisinal watering holes to a shining new Nike outpost, we've listed a few highlights here. Bar RageAt the discrete gem Bar Rage mixologists create drinks with the freshest ingredients, high-end spirits, and intense commitment to making deliciously …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Cool Hunting’s Oakland

We take you on a tour of Oakland lead by those who know it best: local artists and business owners

For this video we traveled to Oakland, CA to get to know the city by talking to the people who call it home. The resulting documentary visits independently-owned businesses—looking at bikes at Manifesto, magazines at Issues and Bakesale Betty‘s fried chicken sandwich—as well as spends a little quality time with artist Nat Russell. Last but not least, we climb the clock tower with machinist Kevin …

Tumi Vapor: Polycarbonate Travel Bags

Launching today, Tumi's new Vapor collection is an ensemble of ultra lightweight polycarbonate travel bags determined to defy airport impediments. The revered luggage label, already known for producing exceptionally durable suitcases, eclipses the competition with this triple-layered polycarbonate built to outlast even the toughest tumble. Offered in three sizes—an international legal carry on, a medium-sized packing case and a large extended trip case—each boasts a …