Editors’ Selects: At-Home Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

An opportunity to reflect on Mexican design, heritage and history

A celebration of Mexican culture and its international influence, Cinco de Mayo evolved from the commemoration of a battle in the Franco-Mexican War on 5 May 1862. Today, within the Mexican state of Puebla, festivities abound. Across the US, many indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine and music, along with cocktails featuring the country’s beloved spirits, tequila and mezcal. For us, Cinco de Mayo extends beyond an …

Ten Delectable Chocolate Treats That Defy Expectation

From the utterly odd to the refreshingly simple, welcome variations on standard issue bars

We believe chocolate goods can be assessed by a succinct set of criteria: the amount of ingredients they employ, which state of cacao they use as their basis, and the inventiveness of the accoutrements. While chocolate purveyors adhering to fair trade certifications and committing only to all-natural ingredients and no additives, used to be few and far between, those that impress with quality and conscience …

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Green Dream

Sweet presents that forgo the cliche red and pink for minty hues

Whether you believe Valentine’s Day is a sham or a delightful excuse to shower a loved one with adoration, we at COOL HUNTING avoid the roses, teddy bears, red and pink color schemes on 14 February. Instead, to celebrate the somewhat contentious holiday this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green things—from matcha chocolate to emerald-encrusted jewelry, green-hued vinyl, lime-lensed sunglasses and beyond. …