Interview: Exterior Design Trio, Manscapers

Around NYC, LA and Miami, a talented team assembles verdant oases and floral dreamscapes

To have stepped into an event designed by the Manscapers—Garrett Magee, James DeSantis and Mel Brasier—as we did in 2019, meant entering a living vision of the potential for plants. But the trio does more than assemble the occasional spectacle (all of which are on pause anyway, due to the pandemic); they piece together private clients’ personal outdoor escapes. Their full-service boutique design firm helps to …

Quick and Easy Microgreens With Hamama’s Home Gardening Kit

A foolproof system that requires very little labor

As microgreens, the garnish once reserved for restaurant tasting menus, make their way to café ubiquity, it turns out they’re very easy to grow at home. The small shoots don’t need too much space, light, or even time—just some water and a growing medium. Making microgreen-growing further foolproof is Hamama, a new San Francisco-based start-up founded by two MIT students, that offers a kit for …

Best of CH 2018: Most Popular

From sustainable living to tech upgrades and enduring motorcycle brands, our most-read articles this year

Like each year in COOL HUNTING’s history, 2018 offered an immensely varied collection of content—from Escher wallpaper to hydroponic vertical gardens, Apple Watch upgrades, sustainable architecture and beyond. With this in mind, it’s always fascinating to explore our analytics at the end of the year and find what resonated most with our audience. Sometimes expected, oftentimes surprising, the results are always insightful. Once again, we’re delighted to …