Understanding The History and Significance of Juneteenth

Juneteenth’s formalization as a federal holiday is long overdue. 19 June 1865 marked two months after the Confederacy’s surrendering, effectively enacting the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas (though it had been law for two years), and thus freeing the slaves there. Nearly 100 years later, in 1980, Texas adopted the day as a state holiday, but many call it “merely symbolic.” Since, 40+ states have moved …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Art + Photography Nerds

From limited edition prints to art books, camera accessories and so much more

Sometimes a reminder of the world’s infinite beauty, art can also deliver important messages that are otherwise near-impossible to convey. As such, art, design and photography form the foundation of COOL HUNTING. Today, we present two of our most creative-minded gift guides: Art Nerds and Aperture Priority. For those interested in (or even obsessed with) photography and art in general, gifts that will inspire, assist, …

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

From delicious to design-forward, presents for cooks, chefs, drinkers and diners

There are few things as special as preparing and sharing a magical meal with those you love—and many covetable items go into making these memories. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a natural wine enthusiast, whisky expert, talented chef, aspiring cook, or someone who simply loves to discover new flavors, our Eat, Drink and Be Merry Gift Guide brims with new ideas. From cookbooks …