The Gift Guide

Stumped for what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Want to take care of all your shopping online? Looking for things to put on your own wish list? With the help of a few friends, I've just launched a holiday gift guide full of great products not before seen here on Cool Hunting. There's also a list of fantastic web boutiques full …

The Purple Book

Hillary Mendelsohn's The Purple Book is an obsessively compiled directory of on-line shopping. Originally released last year, the 2005 edition is out just in time for the holidays. Hillary not only lists and reviews over 1600 shopping sites, she also introduces helper sites like how to figure out your ring size, or a directory of pet acupuncturists, or online birthday reminder services. It might seem …

Transmaterial

Transmaterial is a catalog of materials, products and processes that are redefining our physical environment. Edited by Blaine Brownell, the project started as a product of the week newsletter sponsored by the Seattle based architecture firm NBBJ. This incredibly comprehensive guide is as beautiful as it is informative. The entire 186 pages is available at transstudio.com as a downloadable .pdf file.