COOL HUNTING Omakase 2019: Made in Japan

13 items made collaboratively with artisans across the island nation

From our deep respect and adoration of Japanese culture we drew the word “omakase” (meaning “expert’s choice”) in 2016 to name our annual collection of collaboratively produced, limited edition and early release products we offer readers during the holidays. After several COOL HUNTING Omakase releases, we’re thrilled to announced the first-ever batch of gifts crafted entirely in collaboration with Japanese artisans. Each item in the …

Three Unique Offerings at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons + HIROKI, Philadelphia

Four bedrooms, two restaurants and exquisite design

In Philadelphia‘s Fishtown neighborhood, by the Market-Frankford Line train, a building that used to be a 19th century whiskey-blending and bottling factory (and later a motorcycle repair shop) is now the glorious Wm. Mulherin’s Sons. Inside, visitors find a stunning four-bedroom hotel and two restaurants. Each of the three offerings could not be more different—especially the two restaurants, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons and just-opened HIROKI. The …

CH Omakase 2017: Tea Drunk Private Sessions

A foray into top-quality bespoke Chinese tea, at the East Village cafe

As journalists and explorers, we are drawn to many different types of people but experts and those profoundly passionate about what they do tend to top our list. Shunan Tang of NYC’s Tea Drunk is the most knowledgable individual about Chinese teas that we’ve met. She’s so passionate that she commissions all of her teas—leaves, styles—from farmers directly. She’s hands-on to the point that she …