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. …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Green Thumb

Options galore for gardening enthusiasts

Whether you’re buying for a successful plant parent or a cactus killer, somebody with acres of backyard or a tiny apartment with a fire escape garden, there’s something in our Green Thumb Gift Guide. From vases to pots, seeds, books, bags and more—everything here is plant-related and selected for people who know that being surrounded by living, breathing plants makes living somewhere are real home. For …

VIVO Walls’ Plant Holders

Wood and steel meet repurposed glass liquor bottles in these functional art pieces

Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away from the camera, however, he makes striking, useful sculptures of wood, glass, steel and plants. The industrial design grad started sketching ideas for vertical planters when he ran out of …