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 …

Succulent-Saving Six-Legged Robots

Adapted from the robot HEXA, developed by Beijing-based technology company Vincross, this moving flower pot prototype not only holds small succulent plants, it changes locations to address whether a plant has too little or too much sunlight. In addition to scuttling, it dances if the plant needs water and swipes at people passing by. Vincross CEO Tianqi Sun explains that the robot was developed in …