Best of CH 2018: Instagram

From our favorite social platform, captivating imagery we snagged from the world over

Without a doubt, iPhone, Pixel and Samsung cameras continue to get better. We’ve observed this ourselves in the process of sharing instant, inspiring moments on the COOL HUNTING Instagram. Now, light carries nuanced impact. Color rings with truth. Speed, well—it might finally be catching up to our wants and wishes. So with that in mind, it’s been another milestone year for our account. Between full-time …

Best of CH 2018: Editors’ Picks

Design stories, interviews, travel guides and curious cuisine that truly mattered to us

Perhaps it was a quote of unearthly wisdom, a bite of strange deliciousness or simply a breeze on a newly discovered path; 2018 imparted several moments worth honoring. As a team of writers and editors, we spoke to so many and set foot in so much. The following excerpts mark personal high points for us, selected because of resonance. Here, you’ll find design stories, interviews, …

The Taste of Celebration in Gem & Bolt Mezcal

We visit Oaxaca to discover the alchemy behind the brand and its gracious smoky flavor

Gem & Bolt founders Adrin Adrina and Elliott Coon shared a childhood in a community of creators in the mountains of Virginia, where plant medicine was part of everyday customs. Long before their life in Mexico, they made damiana elixirs as a way to “share herbal knowledge through the celebratory door,” says Coon. Both artists and alchemists, the duo wanted to be at the crossroads …