COOL HUNTING Omakase 2019: Made in Japan

13 items made collaboratively with artisans across the island nation

From our deep respect and adoration of Japanese culture we drew the word “omakase” (meaning “expert’s choice”) in 2016 to name our annual collection of collaboratively produced, limited edition and early release products we offer readers during the holidays. After several COOL HUNTING Omakase releases, we’re thrilled to announced the first-ever batch of gifts crafted entirely in collaboration with Japanese artisans. Each item in the …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Presents $25 and Under

Thoughtful, design-forward, practical, creative and clever products within budget

Cliché or not, it really is the thought that counts. And, while it’s easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays, it’s important to remember that it shouldn’t be about consumption, outdoing each other, or breaking budgets. With that in mind, we have (again) searched the internet far and wide for presents that are thoughtful, clever, design-forward or practical—all for $25 and under. Of course, most important is …