New from Umbra Shift for Fall 2015

Different designers offer their playful, creative takes on home goods and furniture

Umbra Shift, the semi-experimental branch of Toronto’s Umbra studio, works with a wide range of designers to breathe contemporary influences into the home. The latest functional products to be released (just in time for holiday) in the Umbra Shift collection range from trivets to tables and the results incite curiosity and carry a jolt of personality. For example, the Switch Tray by Lambert Rainville, can …

Shuh Lee’s Kaleidoscopic World

Dreamy technicolor illustrations and accessories bring arts and crafts into everyday life

Shuh Lee creates with the boldness of Keith Haring mixed with the pure whimsy of a kid’s collage art project. Using unrefined patterns and a prism of bright pastels, Shuh has developed a multidisciplinary style that should overwhelm; instead, her work radiates a certain bliss, with a peculiar yet organic cohesion emerging from the chaos. Shuh is equally experimental with materials, working with everything from …

Gift Guides for Particular Tastes

An internet culling of the greatest holiday wishlists for everyone you know, from co-workers to stoners

Each holiday season, Cool Hunting takes great pride in beefing up our Buy section to help readers find gifts for friends and loved ones with discerning tastes. However, it’s also our daily mission to find and feature the best concepts produced around the world, and right now that happens to be, well, gift guides. To help refine your search, we looked to several sites with …