Word of Mouth: Cape Town

From beaches and gardens to design hotels and restaurants in South Africa's oldest city

Cape Town (or the Mother City as its lovingly referred to by locals) is an intoxicating blend of natural landscapes and eclectic, dynamic venues. Surrounded by white-sand beaches and anchored by the jagged granite mountaintops above, it’s easy to fall in love with this city for its beauty alone. But beyond the lush gardens, beaches and sprawling vineyards lies a cultural melting pot of warehouses-turned-markets, …

Road Trip: Kauai

Some of the most sublime spots on Hawaii's Garden Isle

Referred to as the Garden Isle, Kauai‘s consummate beauty is measured by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world—let alone the Pacific. With emerald rainforests, magnificent waterfalls and towering sea cliffs, the Hawaiian island has created its own uniquely laid-back vibe within an archipelago that has perfected the art. And, as the oldest island in Hawaii, Kauai has a deeply spiritual and mystic …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: COOL HUNTING Team Picks

Our editorial staff selects their dream gifts, from art to underwear and bikes to booze

As a staff that spends considerable time immersed in product design and performance, we have the unique position of context across industries. In our research, testing and exploration, we ourselves fall in love with certain items, artists and designers. The following 12 selections land on our wish lists—and we believe the fervor we feel for each and every item below will be understood by others. …