“Growth” at Design Pavilion, Astor Place Plaza

Unconventional planters are featured in this outdoor exhibition during NYCxDesign

During the hubbub of NYCxDesign, it’s delightful to unexpectedly walk into a public exhibition in a convenient outdoor location. It’s even more fun when it concerns something as accessible (in price and concept) as planters and vases. Under the Design Pavillon at Astor Place Plaza, “Growth” showcases some beautiful work from designers who take plant holders to the next level. Organized and curated by American …

Cool Hunting Holiday Gift Guides 2014

A quick look at the four tailored guides designed to help you find the perfect present for your creative friends and family this season

For the 2014 holiday season, Cool Hunting worked with several like-minded purveyors to create four gift guides tailored to a range of tastes. You can find these in our newly redesigned Buy section, which serves as a continuously updated, perennial scope of the goods we stand behind. Below is a quick look at our four guides and what you can expect to find within each, …

London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations

From Indian-inspired modular pendants to woven willow chandeliers, eight lights radiating from the UK's annual furniture fair

Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and innovative field to watch, on our recent trip to London for its annual Design Festival, we were struck by the diversely creative ways in which designers are …