“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 …

CH + AmDC: Tipsy Grey

Bower’s Tipsy paperweight puts the fun in functional. Like an adult—and tiny—version of those pop-up punching bags, knock this desk accessory over when you’re feeling stressed and it’ll spring back to life, keeping your papers dutifully protected. For Cool Hunting, Bower specially created the solid brass and turned maple Tipsy in a subtle gray color way. Available at AmDC’s NYC pop-up, 27 Howard Street.

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, …