Electric Bear Brewery’s SamuRye Rice + Rye Ale

A light, experimental beer made for summer (and sushi)

There was no shortage of new beers at London’s recent Craft Beer Rising festival, held at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. But while there were plenty of tasty pale ales, lagers and other traditional beers, few of the libations felt truly innovative. That is, until coming across Bath-based Electric Bear Brewing Co’s latest concoction: the SamuRye, a fresh, light straw-colored 5.6% ale made with …

Piaule’s Perfect Towel

The new design-centric homeware brand launches one useful product at a time

We’ve seen a rising interest in thoughtful homeware shopping—beyond bookshelf tchotchkes—from the recently-launched e-commerce site Snowe (offering luxury home essentials at direct-to-consumer prices) to Notting Hill shop Native & Co (sourcing crafted, contemporary wares from Taiwan and Japan). A new brand, Piaule, joins the foray with a specific goal: releasing home products one at a time—meaning each has to stand out in form and function. …

CH Gift Guide: Mother’s Day

Treat your mama right on her special day with a present sure to please her nurturing ways

Every year Cool Hunting salutes the mothers that make the world a better place with a gift guide that speaks to their nurturing nature. This year we’ve gathered a new batch of goods that give mom something in return, whether it’s a little rest and relaxation or a new accessory to brighten her day. Check out some highlights from CH’s latest Mother’s Day additions below, …

MUJI Splash-Proof Smartphone Speaker

Enjoy some tunes at the pool or a podcast in the tub with a water-resistent audio player

Japanese design powerhouse MUJI has released a new water-resistant speaker for your smartphone. Though this is an entirely new design, MUJI is far from a newcomer to the world of practical audio equipment. Back in 2000, Naoto Fukasawa designed the iconic wall mounted CD player, which is still a mainstay of MUJI’s collection. It has even found a home in MoMA’s permanent collection and last …

Handmade Towels

Five beautifully handcrafted towels to spruce up your morning routine

The new year has us updating our old routines around the house, and fresh linens seem like one of the easiest ways to make a clean start. This week, we’ve gathered up five beautifully crafted towels to help spruce up the bath and get us going on cold mornings. To round out our week of selections (all listed below), we chose an American-made classic, linen …